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by bertvorgon
18 Jan 2019 15:04
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 521 Pickup owners manual
Replies: 0
Views: 52

521 Pickup owners manual

Have a friend who is downsizing, has to get rid of things. Asked me to see if anyone is interested.

Looks to be in a bit rough shape, but intact.

Looking for 35.00 CDN or....
by bertvorgon
17 Jan 2019 07:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sr20det catch can setup
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sr20det catch can setup

The key is to NOT have, or beyond minimal oil going past the rings! Having perfectly round cylinders is a key component, as is ring choice. Specialty uses a ^torque plate^ to make sure cylinders are round . That also insures zip for combustion gases blowing by into the crank case and then hence movi...
by bertvorgon
16 Jan 2019 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sr20det catch can setup
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sr20det catch can setup

Mike is right, racing requires one, but, I can attest that I am constantly cleaning the oil/water condensate out of my catch can. It is messy! I put a piece of blue towel down mine, let it sit over night and then pull it out, soaked with that mess. It is amazing how much water vapour is generated on...
by bertvorgon
13 Jan 2019 14:53
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: Don West needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Don West needs help

Sent you an e-mail Richard
by bertvorgon
11 Jan 2019 21:41
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp

When you look back at the time period when I built the car, 1978, our steering boxes were in excellent shape, and, there was not the selection of racks out there that you can choose from now. Most everything was still steering boxes. It was not till we all started running the bigger and stickier sli...
by bertvorgon
11 Jan 2019 17:28
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp

There is no way in hell I would do that now....plus, is not the anti-roll bar in the way?
by bertvorgon
11 Jan 2019 16:13
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: vw rad with L20
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: vw rad with L20

I actually did that with my upper hose, went to Lordco and asked if I could just cruise the rack and find something with the right bends, found one, trimmed it, looks factory.
by bertvorgon
10 Jan 2019 13:17
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: 510 chassis/subframe upgrades to compensate for added hp

Funny, I was looking at some pictures today, and these popped up. One of the best mods I did for steering/frame flex was to REALLY triangulate the steering box brace, not just some little plate to the body, with a small back up pieces. With real race tires we did a test and watched the frame really ...
by bertvorgon
10 Jan 2019 09:02
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: vw rad with L20
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: vw rad with L20

I use the universal hose with no problem, but, if it has that wire inside as support, keep an eye on it as they do corrode over time.
by bertvorgon
10 Jan 2019 08:58
Forum: 510 Club of BC
Topic: 2009 510 Calendar / Submissions
Replies: 113
Views: 18524

Re: 2009 510 Calendar / Submissions

To answer your question, calendars have not been done for many years now, I think James did some a few years ago. I'm not sure if any old ones that did not get sold lurk in someones basement. They were nice while it happened, lots of very good pictures of our 510's over the years, members that have ...
by bertvorgon
09 Jan 2019 07:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 510 race car
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: 510 race car

I'm pretty sure it would be this car, as seen in it's heyday at Knox Mountain Hillclimb.
by bertvorgon
08 Jan 2019 17:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1646
Views: 149572

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Unlike our poor compatriot above me, my car started on the 2nd crank, which surprised the hell out of me, it was 39F (4C) in the garage. My new storage garage, not that I'm complaining, has the attic hatch right above my car. So, when my daughter or son-in-law need to remove anything, or, in this ca...
by bertvorgon
05 Jan 2019 13:48
Forum: Suspension
Topic: B210 brake booster install
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: B210 brake booster install

The one thing I did that made a tremendous difference in BOTH pedal FEEL and MODULATION, was to put a weld in a 2" extension into the brake pedal...it's all about leverage. It also let me heel and toe, which is a bit of a misnomer as I only use both sides of my foot. I think the English came up with...