Rally 510 Photos & Videos

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by spriso » 26 Jan 2019 17:11

Part II: 1970 East African Safari


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Post by spriso » 26 Jan 2019 17:13

A few more:

1971 East African Safari

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1972 East African Safari

Check out the fuel fill on the left side quarter panel!

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by spriso » 26 Jan 2019 17:16

International Total Rally 1970 Datsun 1600 Rally Car

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And their most excellent service car!

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by spriso » 26 Jan 2019 17:33

Brand new 1968 Datsun Bluebird SSS Rally Car

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by defdes » 26 Jan 2019 17:40

spriso wrote:
26 Jan 2019 17:16


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In pic 1, what's the exterior line to the PS hub for?

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by spriso » 26 Jan 2019 17:47

I suspect that is to drive some sort of rally computer like a Halda Twinmaster, but have never seen a setup like this before.

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by Byron510 » 26 Jan 2019 18:32

These old photos are great, it’s so awesome to see new photos of these cars. And the new 68 rally car is so cool. Man... thanks so much for posting!

I have a twin master just like the one shown above. But I bought a speedometer cable “T”, and drive mine off there. Back in the days when taxi cabs still used mechanical systems, the stuff was available. Not sure about today, but I still have my twin master and a bag of brass gears for it.

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by Tedman » 01 Feb 2019 20:35

Some 510s and Zs (among other sedans) in the 1970 Mexican 1000:
https://tracksidephoto.photoshelter.com ... geNsEHoQ8U

Morton/Brock Sugardaddy BRE 510 (among other sedans) in 1972 Baja 1000:
https://tracksidephoto.photoshelter.com ... QrMTHJ1nAA

Ball 510 (among other sedans) in 1976 Baja 1000:
https://tracksidephoto.photoshelter.com ... BG5fbM860w

Thompson/Ball 510 (among other sedans) in 1978 Baja 1000:
https://tracksidephoto.photoshelter.com ... TBQ1eHmGHU

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by zKars » 02 Feb 2019 06:54

When the hell did I forget how much fun it is to play in the dirt and made me think freeway on-ramps and paved twisty roads were so 'right' '? What Gezibel blinded me to that nirvana and seduced me into paved wickedness? Arghhhh I've been hood winked!

I'm jacking up my coil overs and puttin' on the knobbies right now and going for a blast. Wait, the dirt is all covered in this white crap. And it's cold. And I'm old. Soon my pretty, soon...

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by Tedman » 27 Feb 2019 15:58

South African rally champion Ewald Van Bergen was quite successful in Bluebird SSS 510s:
http://zhome.com/History/vanBergen/EwoldvanBergen.htm

Don't miss clicking "Go to page 2" at the bottom of the page!

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by Tedman » 08 Mar 2019 20:14

Some SCCA Pro Rally action in the desert. Judging by the sticker on the fender this was the Mini-Price Nevada Rally.

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https://automobility.stanford.edu/colle ... r163sv5231

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by BillF » 09 Mar 2019 13:46

This site has a collection of pix from SCCA pro events in the early '70s -- Michigan area, POR, etc. Amateur photos credited to “McMahon” with lots of beat and battered cars, 510s among them.

http://www.realautosport.com/images/mcm ... %20Photos/
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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by BillF » 09 Mar 2019 14:24

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by MK510 » 10 Mar 2019 03:48

Old rallypics from Finland, 510:s and other Datsuns
https://zoomailija.kuvat.fi/searchresults/datsun/

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Re: Rally 510 Photos & Videos

Post by SteveEdmonton » 10 Mar 2019 07:12

Byron510 wrote:
26 Jan 2019 18:32
I have a twin master just like the one shown above. But I bought a speedometer cable “T”, and drive mine off there. Back in the days when taxi cabs still used mechanical systems, the stuff was available. Not sure about today, but I still have my twin master and a bag of brass gears for it.

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Byron's comment got me thinking about this. Why did folks bother with such an elaborate-- and fragile-- system of connecting the drive to their front wheel, externally, if they could have just run it off a "tee" from the speedo drive? My guess is that there was far too much wheelspin, at least in some parts of some rallys, for the speedo drive to be remotely accurate. Running the equipment off the car's front wheel must have been much more stable and accurate.

Am I on the right track here?
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