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by Bike papa
27 Jan 2012 16:03
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

Dave, If I go with 15's. And they do look good then for sure the rear brakes will have to upgraded to discs since nothing looks worse than tiny drums behind a large dia wheel! And if I do the rears than the front will have to be upgraded as well. Oh well Looks like MO Money. I'm off the the blood ba...
by Bike papa
27 Jan 2012 15:56
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

The coolant hoses are about 1/4"-3/8" inside diameter. They are the for the coolant tubing that runs to the intake manifold. There is also a fitting on the thermostat housing that also requires a hose to connect to a tee in this tubing. The 90 degree hose connects to the fitting that is mounted next...
by Bike papa
27 Jan 2012 07:18
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Late Christmas

While digging through some boxes of old parts looking for a decent thermostat housing i found some brand new trim pieces that i bought years ago and completely forgot about. i had the chrome trim for the tail lights, new license plate light housings, window felt, and inner and outer window seals. th...
by Bike papa
25 Jan 2012 07:41
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

[quote="PoorMtnKid"]When you decided to do the suspension and breaks let me know. I have done the 280zx upgrade with ground control coilovers. Also made custom brackets to mount the 280zx rear discs to the car. Whats nice also you can ride in my car with the 250lbs springs and see if you want stiffe...
by Bike papa
25 Jan 2012 07:38
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

Ron M. I was going over my options last night wile I was reinstalling the Weber and there many. ie my 1st choice for color has always been yellow ( my wagon was yellow). But I've noticed that a lot of people think the same way The 2nd option has always been orange. My R32 and truck are blue. So that...
by Bike papa
23 Jan 2012 16:12
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

After looking at some project builds I've decided NOT to add the flares. The wheel wells will remain stock. I wanted that all along but a little positive reinforcement really helps. Thanks to all. However I will be adding the BRE style front spoiler ( not cutting required!). Still on the fence about...
by Bike papa
23 Jan 2012 11:57
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Hello

Scott, My 1st 510 was a wagon. Absolutely loved it. The original owner had fitted Konis. All around. Tons of fun to drive. I would've kept it except that it had spent the first two years of it's life on the east coast and I just didn't want to deat with the rust. It's nice to see older enthusiasts (...
by Bike papa
23 Jan 2012 11:44
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new to realm
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: new to realm

I've had mine for 25yrs too. Although it sat for the last ten years I couldn't part with it. I had plenty of offers and more than once my wife threatened to give it away! Of course that wasn't going to happen. Anyway last thanksgiving with some encouragement (prodding) from my dad. I decided it was ...
by Bike papa
23 Jan 2012 06:58
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

just a couple more
by Bike papa
23 Jan 2012 06:55
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

Here's some pics of the car in it's new home. Definitely the "before" pics. these sites are the best resource anyone could ask for when restoring a car. 25 yrs ago all i had was a book on how to hotrod and race your datsun. and the parts guy at the local nissan dealer. this time around is going to b...
by Bike papa
22 Jan 2012 08:01
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

This car started it's life in SoCal. But it's been in LV for a long, long time. It was my daily driver for many years. I've always liked the BRE look butI the thought of cutting the rear fenders has always been an issue. Probably now more than ever. I think a mild suspension drop will give me the lo...
by Bike papa
20 Jan 2012 12:09
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Re: Old school 510

These pics were in my introduction thread. gotta start somewhere.
by Bike papa
20 Jan 2012 12:02
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 71334

Old school 510

It's time to start a build thread and even more important it's time to start building. Thanks for the welcome in the Introduction I grew up in a 510 family. Two of my brothers and my sister drove them. My first 510 was a 72 wagon. Drove that car for a long time. My current 510 was my brother's first...
by Bike papa
20 Jan 2012 11:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's time to get my car up and running
Replies: 19
Views: 1719

Re: It's time to get my car up and running

Well it looks like the new radiator and heater hoses are "out for delivery" so i guess it's time to get started. I'll start a build thread called "old school 510". Mainly an old school build with some new tech sprinkled in just for fun. One last question..... Any reccomendations for rubber sources. ...
by Bike papa
18 Jan 2012 14:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's time to get my car up and running
Replies: 19
Views: 1719

Re: It's time to get my car up and running

after reading a couple of build threads i see i've been out of the game way too long. these engine / suspensions options didn't exist when i did mine. i guess i have some catching up to do. RonM: the attached pic is my "Rat Rod" bike project. i have a set of old white wall tires and some crusty hand...