What did you do on your 510 today?

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edekalil
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Pulled the 72 Sedan's speedo cable and it is broke, found another in the garage and it was broke. Found another that worked but it's way longer than the others? It has this bump thing in it. I know I bought several replacement cables from NAPA way way back. I guess now to do some searching.
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Hopefully today was the last kick at the cat for spring maintenance. Rolled the car to Specialty today where we found the down pipe from the waste gate was really eaten away beneath the flange....WOW! That section of pipe has been in service since 1996 when Andy built my 3" stainless exhaust

5 hours later Andy has rebuilt the side of the pipe with stainless weld, then ground it flush again, then "ported" the opening for smooth flow..

It was much easier to fix this with weld, as making a new flange and the slight bend in the down pipe would have taken much longer. Never-Seize sure proved it's worth, as the bolts came undone super easy and the slip joint...slipped apart...

The gaskets he had were too big, so he found a sheet of Mr.Gasket header type material, where I made up 2 new gaskets. I hope they last for awhile, I did order some from Turbonetics so hopefully they arrive in the next week or so.

They will get a re-torque before next fire up.

I'm ready for just a fun drive, no more FIXING.
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I've been told we're about a week off it being in primer.

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Exciting times! A reward for all your patience
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edekalil wrote: 11 Jul 2021 15:31 Pulled the 72 Sedan's speedo cable and it is broke, found another in the garage and it was broke. Found another that worked but it's way longer than the others? It has this bump thing in it. I know I bought several replacement cables from NAPA way way back. I guess now to do some searching.
It's from an automatic - it should work fine, and the length actually allows for it to not be such a snug fit to get it to the tranny.....
Finished is better than perfect......
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Fixed the exhaust manifold and down pipe issues and swapped the points ignition with the matchbox that was in the 72 sedan and wha la she runs great and sounds way better. Now trying to find time to clean her up.

https://youtu.be/xc79MLVO1yg
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

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Fixed the exhaust manifold and down pipe issues and swapped the points ignition with the matchbox that was in the 72 sedan and wha la she runs great and sounds way better. Now trying to find time to clean her up.

https://youtu.be/xc79MLVO1yg
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