What did you do on your 510 today?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by KiKiIchiBan » 11 Sep 2018 13:43

510rob wrote:
02 Sep 2018 21:47
that's a cool picture of your car and the valve cover
The car doesn't look too bad when blurred out :lol:
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by two_68_510s » 20 Oct 2018 14:20

Machined 3 mm off the back of my trigger wheel sensor bracket so it would line up.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 510-Trevor » 04 Nov 2018 13:01

Spent the summer selling off all my extra 510 stuff including a pretty big project that I came to realize I would never get to. The last of the parts were picked up this afternoon leaving me with just the one car to concentrate on getting back on the road over the winter. Everything went to a local Datsun enthusiast who will start posting about his new project in the near future.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 2DoorJim » 04 Nov 2018 14:09

Trevor, I heard about you thinning your herd. I agree that you selected the best person to be on the receiving end. Datsun enthusiast at heart, for what appears to be many years, or decades.

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Post by 510-Trevor » 04 Nov 2018 18:06

it took a lot of inner reflection in order to come to the decision to sell, then I just needed to find the right buyer so that I wouldn't have sellers remorse and I really only offered the collection to one person. I am pretty sure the new owner will do it justice.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by jovial_cynic » 15 Nov 2018 08:22

Got the SR dialed in. Turns out that my engine does not like vent-to-atmo BOVs, so I replumbed it to recirculate. Amazing difference.

Finally installed a proper front swaybar.

Tearing apart the exhaust now and welding in new flanges. Modifying the transmission crossmember so the exhaust doesn't have to go around so much.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by Byron510 » 15 Nov 2018 09:47

jovial_cynic wrote:
15 Nov 2018 08:22
Got the SR dialed in. Turns out that my engine does not like vent-to-atmo BOVs, so I replumbed it to recirculate. Amazing difference.

Finally installed a proper front swaybar.

Tearing apart the exhaust now and welding in new flanges. Modifying the transmission crossmember so the exhaust doesn't have to go around so much.
Sounds like your having fun 'teething'!

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by jovial_cynic » 15 Nov 2018 09:58

Teething?
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by Byron510 » 15 Nov 2018 12:20

jovial_cynic wrote:
15 Nov 2018 09:58
Teething?
Teething issues...

The bulk of the work is done on the motor install, now it's 'just' figuring out all the little issues now that you have car running...

... the fun but sometimes frustrating part of going back and doing things you've already completed, again :-)

Keep us posted.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by icehouse » 15 Nov 2018 12:25

jovial_cynic wrote:
15 Nov 2018 08:22
Got the SR dialed in. Turns out that my engine does not like vent-to-atmo BOVs, so I replumbed it to recirculate. Amazing difference.
No SR's do, since the MAF reads air flow, then is dumped, ecu doesn't know so it sends in the right amount of fuel for the missing air. My buddies car would shoot flames higher then the roof when he shifted to second! Super cool, it to ran not the best.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 15 Nov 2018 17:24

The end of the 2018 driving season for me.

This year was also the end of an era, having been able to store my car at my place of work for 34 years, how lucky I was! That is the one thing I miss about work in retirement..MY GARAGE.

I tested my lighting this past Monday at Specialty, to try and determine WHAT has failed (headlight switch).

I also back blew the radiator out, amazing what comes out, sand, leaves, pine needles, bark mulch and the remnants of at least a dozen types of insects, one of which was a HUGE dragon fly. Anyone that does our road trips should do that at end of season.

Today I tested a headlight relay the Robyn gave me, to see if that still might be my headlight issue, it was not, so onto dismantling the dash to get at the headlight switch. I hope to work on that over the next week or so, just to get it done.

Thanks to all that came out on this years drives, 2 good ones, Bromley Rock and Octoberfast. Lets plan for a good drive to Winthrop next season.

Our road laws here now have become extreme to say the least and the risk for speeding is just not worth the dice roll now, glad I saw the Golden Age of the Cannonballs and high speed drives.

I put a total of 26.6 hours of running time on the motor, down from the year before, but I did some good road trips in 2017.

This was the year I found that we have some voltage drop to the rear taillight wiring, but at least got the LED 1157 and 1156 bulbs to fire up and they have worked just fine, coupled with the proper LED relay for the turns.

I burned through some 200 litres of AVGAS and 80 litres of pump fuel.

Byron hosted us for 510 Day again and we did the Mission Historic parade, where I somehow hit 100 MPH during one "parade" lap....hmmmm.

Hopefully next spring I can get my headlight upgrade done....Hello...Byron..... :lol:

Had a bad, brand new O2 sensor that threw a curve, I drew the short straw on that one.

Next week I hope to test fit the CV half shafts for any clearance issues.
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