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by DADZSUN
26 Apr 2017 06:15
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

Just to throw it out there, have you considered the Titan/Armada V8-Auto motor set and transmission? I ask because I'm impressed with the output in my Armada (same 300+ HP) and the auto give a very reasonable drive. The automatic will down shift to higher RPM,s unlike most cars and give reasonable ...
by DADZSUN
26 Apr 2017 05:48
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

In 72 hours we've made quite a bit of progress. Much of it was from overly enthusiastic angle-grinder-equipped teenagers whom I've had to pull back a bit so as to not add to the work load. I now have a clearer picture of the work ahead. The previous floor pan 'repair' has almost been removed. FloorP...
by DADZSUN
26 Apr 2017 05:24
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

datzenmike wrote:I wasn't aware that automatics were quieter than standards.


We're never too old to learn eh? :)

But yes, I fully expect an OEM Lexus drivetrain to be substantially quieter than the usual W58/CD009 & adapter mod to manual.
by DADZSUN
23 Apr 2017 18:02
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

I'm super stocked to take on this new project. It's been 5+ years since purchasing my 510 and I've learned a lot. Not only in technical skills, but when shopping and spending wisely, this era of cars can actually be an investment?!?! And so as the project title states, that will be the theme of this...
by DADZSUN
22 Apr 2017 11:14
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtb 14x8in rims
Replies: 32
Views: 906

Re: wtb 14x8in rims

RMS wrote:thanks for the thought but not road legal. (explored on page 1)


I'm curious, what are they not legal? Is there some kind of certification they need to pass - because I can't see how all those eBay/Chinese knockoffs bother...
by DADZSUN
21 Apr 2017 14:22
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: 2005 Volvo V50
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: 2005 Volvo V50

Looks like the shop that sold me the engine is going to take the whole package (including the car) off my hands for everything I put into it. Win-win IMO. Honestly, they've been very good and professional about dealing with this whole thing - so far. With these funds I've gone ahead and agreed to pu...
by DADZSUN
21 Apr 2017 14:06
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Fred's 73 2dr 510
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

... I think there is an old build posting here on the realm by the kid you bought the car from.. The colors were quite similar so I actually thought the same thing Andrew but it looks like it was another car/owner (MCMLXXXV) - since sold. http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=25697&am...
by DADZSUN
18 Apr 2017 06:14
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Improving crash safety without a cage
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Improving crash safety without a cage

I'm a little late to the party but figured I'd post my thoughts if only for documentation purposes. Despite 'safety' and '510' being somewhat of an oxymoron, this is a topic which has gone through my head many times - and literally every time I'm behind the wheel of my 510. I always remind my son th...
by DADZSUN
16 Apr 2017 20:52
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 6 inches of Rust
Replies: 167
Views: 16357

Re: 6 inches of Rust

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah64/Mandy4682/IMG_1804_zpski633llf.jpg A quick question with how the wheel well/tub fastens to the quarter panel. I noticed you welded your new raised wheel well, but is the stock setup also welded to the quarter panel? I'm looking to potentially raise my rear a...
by DADZSUN
16 Apr 2017 20:29
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Fred's 73 2dr 510
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Are there any members from the region of Montreal? I've never seen a single 510 on the road. Welcome to the Realm! Great story behind your find. Trust me, there's other 510s out there. I recall reading a Montreal car forum a couple of years ago and there was an orange one similar to mine. I went ov...
by DADZSUN
03 Apr 2017 06:26
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 252
Views: 28140

Re: Noobie's 510 project

Will do, and I agree that we are lucky! This rear valence mini project has me excited for other small body work jobs I can do this driving season w/o the car having to be down for long. I still plan to paint this winter so the more body work I can complete during the summer the better. My goal is to...
by DADZSUN
01 Apr 2017 18:15
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 252
Views: 28140

A real update - no Fools'ing!

So it's been awhile since I've last enjoyed a few hours working on the 510. Project V50 has stalled out while I get the engine issues sorted so I anxiously moved over the other side of the garage. Weather forecast calls for +10 the next 2 days and I want my 510 on the road! NewGPSSpeedo.jpg First up...
by DADZSUN
26 Mar 2017 15:33
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: 2005 Volvo V50
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Disappointing weekend

Two weeks have passed since picking up the motor. Last weekend was a write-off after realising the shop didn't return a 'C' clamp to secure the passenger drive axle. MissingC_Clamp.jpg The part arrived mid-week and I chipped away during evenings until this weekend when I made a big push to install t...
by DADZSUN
17 Mar 2017 18:59
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: 2005 Volvo V50
Replies: 12
Views: 479

We're hopefully getting closer to wrapping this up. I loaded the (core) motor into the car and drove to Montreal today. LoadedUp.jpg A few hours later the 'new' 142,000 km motor was prepped. While I was at the Volvo specialist, I went ahead with a few other parts that needed addressing: As previousl...
by DADZSUN
16 Mar 2017 05:47
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: 2005 Volvo V50
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: 2005 Volvo V50

... Great project for you to do with your son, too. Or maybe, great project for you to do for your son?... Truth be told the project could have likely been done by now had he been a little more 'engaged'. He loves cars, and is super keen to see this v50 on the road, but sometimes he likes to take t...

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