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by DADZSUN
17 Jan 2018 06:14
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 280
Views: 37335

Change of plans

Did you figure out how the water was getting into the car? Not yet. Either the rubber plugs or condensation between the metal and OEM soundproofing. Will keep an eye on it going forward. A change of plans came up since the last holiday posting. My family has rented a place in Kelowna for the month ...
by DADZSUN
03 Jan 2018 19:04
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 280
Views: 37335

January update - lots of progress but still slow going.

Despite the intense cold I managed to get lots done on the car over the holidays. I had hoped to make more progress but a couple surprises chewed up my limited time. Starting with the tank, I installed a baffed in-tank 190lph pump from Tanks Inc. I ditched the faulty OEM sender and replaced with a 9...
by DADZSUN
05 Dec 2017 20:46
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 280
Views: 37335

Rear sump R&P conversion

Should the EFI project proceed well then I'm also hoping to get the MR2 Rack & Pinion swap done this winter. There are (3) challenges to overcome here. Steering_OldandNew.jpg The setup consists of an MK1 (85-89) Toyota MR2 manual rack, 80's Toyota Cressida inner tie rods, '72 510 outer tie rods,...
by DADZSUN
30 Nov 2017 05:33
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 280
Views: 37335

Busy winter project coming up

So the 510 is finally on jacks, and there's a boat-load of stuff waiting for me to pickup just across the US border. In an effort to make the car more driveable & competitive for Solo2 (an oxymoron, I know) I have a fairly extensive list. Added work responsibilities and an upcoming 9 month cours...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2017 11:33
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: How much does it weigh?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: How much does it weigh?

Thought I'd add a bit more info to the already awesome data shared here... Exhaust_1.jpg The KAe's 358lbs vs the SRDET's 372lbs was much closer than expected (only 14lbs). I was curious how much did the turbo/exhaust on the SR account for that? KAe exhaust was missing the bottom collector which is i...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2017 10:58
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 68178

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Thanks Duke, Another quick question - what did you use for steering shaft/UJoints off the Datsun column to the Escort rack? I can't get a clear image from your pictures. Specifically, were you able to use just a single U joint off the Datsun column and another one down at the rack? Was the angle wit...
by DADZSUN
12 Nov 2017 16:49
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: How much does it weigh?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: How much does it weigh?

more data!!! Wicked... Thanks for posting this. KAE is lighter than expected and the VQ somewhat heavier. I agree with the SR tranny idea for VQ/Lucky Dog. I'm wondering if the KA bell housing would match up better? Assuming the flywheel clears (which I've read that it does with light 'alterations'...
by DADZSUN
30 Oct 2017 14:48
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Narrowing rear control arms
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Lol, I do have a shitty memory so I looked up my old post on the Realm and it was a 15x8 et15 rim, not et10. No tire was fitted at the time but the rim cleared nicely out back (1/4"), not a chance up front though... My current setup is 195/60r14 Azenis 14x7 et0 with mild fender rolling (still l...
by DADZSUN
30 Oct 2017 14:15
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Q35DE
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Q35DE

Yes, if you can please weigh all 3 and what accessories were included. SR turbo stuff (~25-30lbs?) will likely put it on par with the other two.

If possible can you take a pic of the ka tranny butted up to the vq block and note the obvious issues?
by DADZSUN
30 Oct 2017 09:47
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Narrowing rear control arms
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Pardon my naivety on this topic, but what is the objective to this exercise? Better anti squat/articulation/adjustment, or more selection of rear axles? Or is it to fit a wider rim? I've been under the impression the rear already fits up to a 15x8 +10'ish rim, at least one did on my 510 when I teste...
by DADZSUN
30 Oct 2017 05:27
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Q35DE
Replies: 8
Views: 423

VQ30DE research info

I've actually put quite a bit of thought/research into a VQ30 swap. It's feasible, but certainly not a simple task. Pros: ⋅ Same weight as the KA24D/E ⋅ 95-98 Maxima VQ30DE (not the 35) puts out a stock ~200hp/Tq stock, but can be fairly easily pushed to 220-230hp with lower &...
by DADZSUN
29 Oct 2017 06:46
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 26
Views: 2090

Rush to get done before winter 'season' starts

Our beloved Canadian Datsun 'driving season' is close to wrapping up which means the 510 will receive the focus throughout the winter (R&P conversion, boosted brakes, EFI conversion and possibly low pressure turbo). The next few weeks I'll be working hard on the 280z driver's side so that it mat...
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2017 15:58
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube

I'll want to keep the one I have on my 510 now as it's flared to a shallower sump for ground clearance.

But I do happen to have a spare unaltered KA truck rear sump pan and pickup tube that should work out perfect for you.

I'll pull it off the block this wknd and PM you pics.
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2017 11:22
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube

... a rear sump engine out of a truck. The rear of that pan was hacked for steering linkage clearance... That's my exact setup right now. Hacked up rear-sump p/u pan. Works perfect. However, I'm planning to do R&P conversion and if I can't make it fit in that small space where the steering link...
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2017 07:53
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube
Replies: 5
Views: 207

WTB:240sx ('89 & '90) front sump oil pan & pickup tube

Please let me know if you have any available.

This is for the single overhead cam engine KA24e only. I believe the DOHC block runs a different pan/pickup.

Thanks!

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