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by DADZSUN
22 May 2017 17:05
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 255
Views: 29271

Trunk Drops

I knew this 'slightly larger' project could grow in scope but even I was a little surprised at how much time this took. A quick recap: I decided to replace the rear valence a couple of weeks ago. Once that was out of the way I decided to fix the PO's riveted trunk pan, which then included replacing ...
by DADZSUN
13 May 2017 17:52
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Lots of chopping... but I've got a plan

Another nice week chipping away on the 280z. I'm really having a good time working on this - exactly what I was looking for. RearSubDropped.jpg I dropped the rear sub frame to access & remove the fuel lines. Thankfully there were no new surprises. The floor treatment really did save this car wit...
by DADZSUN
09 May 2017 04:08
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 1977 200sx
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: WTS 1977 200sx

What's this? Shocked to see you thinning the herd.
by DADZSUN
09 May 2017 03:34
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det
Replies: 132
Views: 7477

Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Wow, not sure how I missed this build but I love it!
by DADZSUN
07 May 2017 08:39
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

My understanding is that ODB1 was a little more relaxed in verifying catalytic converter operation. ODB2 has an O2 sensor upstream & downstream of the cats. Wiring up in a swap is supposedly easier as well. I believe ODB2 is on 1996 & later 1UZ equipped vehicles. I hear ya on the power, espe...
by DADZSUN
07 May 2017 08:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 255
Views: 29271

Rear & Trunk work, last of the rot?

Finally a full weekend to work on my 510 - with a week of crappy weather expected I took advantage of this opportunity to dive into a slightly larger project. This would be one of my last large projects for the summer as I want the 510 on the road as much as possible and I now have a new 'summer' Da...
by DADZSUN
07 May 2017 07:06
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser

Not much of an update due to work travel and some trunk work on my 510. I'm hoping to dive in starting June. In the meantime, I did manage to pull the motor to get a better look & access to the engine frame rails. KA24vsL28e.jpg No new surprises thankfully. I'll continue to remove parts (wires/f...
by DADZSUN
26 Apr 2017 06:15
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: Double or Nothing - 280z GT cruiser
Replies: 11
Views: 412

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: 11
Views: 412

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: 11
Views: 412

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: 11
Views: 412

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: 1168

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: 642

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: 722

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: 521

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...

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