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by Dave Patten
27 Sep 2018 12:58
Forum: Suspension
Topic: my 71’ Sedan
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: my 71’ Sedan

Lowering a 510 isn't a "just bolt on these parts" type of affair. There used to be aftermarket lowering springs that gave you 1" to 1.5" of drop, but these seem to be NLA. That was one simple option, but one that will not get a 510 significantly lower. There is no prefabricated kit offered that will...
by Dave Patten
27 Sep 2018 11:44
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Brake and fuel line flare type.
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Brake and fuel line flare type.

I plumbed my 510 race car with cunifer tubing. This is a copper / nickel alloy that is designed for brake line use. Many European cars use it. It is easy to form (up to 2x, explained below). It flares extremely well and will not rust. When making bends, it bends easily the first time. If you need to...
by Dave Patten
19 Sep 2018 12:35
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Adjustable Rear Spring Perch
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: Adjustable Rear Spring Perch

I believe Specialty Engineering still sells high rate rear spring that "bolt-in" to the stock location. Some have used 3"ID off road coilover springs. They have taken an 18" spring, cut it in half to make (2) 9" springs that have one flat end and one with a pig tail for the control arm bucket. If yo...
by Dave Patten
01 Jun 2018 13:51
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Front sway bar options and issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Re: Front sway bar mount question

So I'm reviving the this thread. I tried to install my Futofab SR/KA sway bar and it doesn't not fit. It makes contact with the cross member. Not happy about this at all. Does anyone know of another company that makes them for a SR swap? I don't want to modify it by welding anything on my frame rai...
by Dave Patten
01 Jun 2018 10:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old GT3 car
Replies: 91
Views: 10151

Re: Old GT3 car

My sister had a Geo Tracker the same color.

She named it "Barnie", just saying :lol: .

Honestly I like the color. My 2nd car was a '61 VW bug that we painted the early Dodge Challenger color "Plum Crazy", just a shade or 2 lighter.
by Dave Patten
20 Apr 2018 06:13
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB-Interior 2d Sheet Metal under 1/4 Window
Replies: 0
Views: 277

WTB-Interior 2d Sheet Metal under 1/4 Window

I am looking for both right and left side interior sheet metal that forms the sill of the 2d rear side windows and backs-up the upholstery. Must be the complete panel including the weld flange edge. Can/should be removed by drilling out the spot welds. Also need the silver "J" trim that retains the ...
by Dave Patten
30 Mar 2018 16:21
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Datsun 510 Rear Door Handles
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: WTB: Datsun 510 Rear Door Handles

If you have the original rear handles the parts needed for the conversion can be pulled off them and installed on modified front handles. FutoFab has front door handles for $34.95/pair +S&H. Link -
by Dave Patten
21 Mar 2018 15:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Five-Hundred and Ten
Replies: 69
Views: 4175

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Thanks for the walk-a-round video. It's always good to see panels going on and a project moving forward.

Good job!
by Dave Patten
09 Mar 2018 10:31
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Need recommendations for 195/50/15 tires
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Need recommendations for 195/50/15 tires

Go to one of the online tire shops and search by size. Look around, you can buy them for $50 to $200+ each. It depends on what your needs are and what fits those needs the best. Performance tires generally are more expensive, have higher grip levels and wear out faster. Cheap tires are generally all...
by Dave Patten
17 Jan 2018 09:58
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 100
Views: 8783

Re: CV Failure

Lou, I'll see you and the guys at the Mitty. Look for me in the paddock. I'll be racing the 510 that Todd Walrich started and I finished and raced at the 2017 SCCA Runoffs. It is the last 510 to race at the Runoffs. Looks like the 510 field will be good. Jeff Worth is planning to bring his red, whit...
by Dave Patten
17 Jan 2018 09:33
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 510 sedan track race parts car
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: 1971 Datsun 510 sedan track race parts car

Paul & Demo243, I have roadraced in New England with SCCA since '87. This car or the name on it I don't recall. The NARRC (North Atlantic Road Racing Championship) sticker is from an SCCA Regional series that was quite popular in its day, but has recently gone defunct. The images you took do not sho...
by Dave Patten
16 Jan 2018 10:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air Conditioning for 72 4 dr. w/vg30?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Air Conditioning for 72 4 dr. w/vg30?

There is a universal heat and AC combined unit called the Hurricane. These are used in hot rods and resto-mods. It is compact at 11" tall x 8.5" deep x 11.5" wide

I plan to take a hard look at this uint for my 66 V520.

Link ... ete-system
by Dave Patten
15 Dec 2017 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We need your help with our James Boswell racecar paint job!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: We need your help with our James Boswell racecar paint job!!!!

Here are some pics of my current racecars. Maybe something to get the creative juices flowing.
by Dave Patten
28 Nov 2017 07:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FutoFab Cyber Monday Sale is on for 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: FutoFab Cyber Monday Sale is on for 2017 FutoFab would like to thank everyone for supporting our Cyber Monday Sale. It was a HUGE success. To put HUGE in perspective, it would normally take us 37...
by Dave Patten
24 Nov 2017 07:08
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Narrowing rear control arms
Replies: 54
Views: 5683

Re: Narrowing rear control arms

Jeff, how would having Byron's brackets affect the use of your system? We will know more when the prototypes are done. I have Byron's brackets in my car. Raising the pivot should help with anti-squat but gotta check and see what it does to toe change. Jeff, With your design, toe can be easily chang...