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General Discussion about the Datsun PL510
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Post by fvtenfanatic » 08 Sep 2007 03:33

Name: Damon Chesterfield
Location: Seattle, Washington
Age: 35
Married to Patricia
I have 2 daughters ages 11 and 13 from a previous marriage
Occupation: I crawl around inside the wings of 777's at Boeing in Everett

Cars: 1972 2dr Sedan
L-18, Z 5 speed, 280z front struts, S.T. springs, Prelude seats, new carpet, Superlite wheels

2007 subaru Impreza wagon
daily driver

2005 Mini Cooper Convertable
wifes daily driver
1972 510 2-dr
2005 Royal Enfield Bullet Cafe Racer

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Post by Yellowcar » 10 Sep 2007 10:38

Name: Tim
Location: East of Seattle, Washington
Age: 46
Married to Elizabeth
2 YR old son James
Two dogs Enzo and Tosa (after Enzo Ferrari and the Tosa hairpin at Imola)
Occupation: Program Manager at a software company

Cars: '72 510 with a L/Z24 and lots of other stuff (see my project thread http://www.the510realm.com/PNphpBB2-vie ... art-0.html for pics)

'69 510 still a shell, so far it has been seam welded and has a full cage in it and the interior etc has been powdercoated and the body painted. will get a stroked KA24DE.
http://www.the510realm.com/PNphpBB2-vie ... owcar.html

'06 Jetta Diesel

'98 Mercedes C280 sport lowered with konis, and 18" carlssons

'01 Kawasaki ZX9R

'03 Ford F250 King Ranch superduty crew cab Diesel lifted with 18" wheels (same color as the 69 510)
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Post by clean71 » 10 Sep 2007 22:39

Name: BJ LEE
Job: Sales at Infiniti if Fife
Location : Fife near Tacoma
Almost married,2 kids son Elijah 10 and daughter Kiana 3

The ride:71 510 4dr auto with stock L16 wheels 16"panasports,susp ground controls on koni yellows otherwise stock.Big plans for the dime.

The bike: 03 Suzuki GSXR 750 white/blue yosh pipe and other goods.
1971 PL510 4DOOR AUTO
1969 PL510 WAGON 4SPD
1969 PL510 2DR 4SPD

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Post by brknrekord » 25 Oct 2007 21:59

Name: Mike (paranoia induced edit)
Age: 29
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Location: The City
Current projects: 72 Two door 510, 72 750 Tiger
http://www.the510realm.com/PNphpBB2-vie ... -7647.html
Daily: 95 Subie Legacy L wagon 2.2 manual w/ wrx seats and rims
Work: Water polution control plant operator(shit plant)
Cat: Vice President Santiago (santi)
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Post by Beatty510 » 29 Oct 2007 09:03

Hey my name is Alex
22 years of age
from Ohio

project: '72 510 Sedan, building for autocross and possibly some track days.

2 daily's, '04 Cobra and a Nissan Titan.

Looking forward to being on the forum!

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Post by race-rodz » 29 Oct 2007 21:54

age 30
medford "ish" oregon

cars: 72 2dr 510(project), 95 ford lightning(toy/DD), 98 s10 (DD), 72 chevy 4x4(toy), 68 chevy crewcab dually(project), 55 belair(project), 33 chevy 3 window(project), 38 chevy sedan delivery(project), 65 mustang(project), 40 ford PU(shop truck project)

job: owner/operator RACE RODZ, complete custom fab shop, hot rods, race cars, 4x4's, harleys. chassis work, tin work, body/paint

510 details: L18, sidedrafts, 5 lug, coilovers f/r, BIG brakes, corbeau seats, parts scattered everywhere..... couldnt afford my other projects, have no time to work on this one.


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Post by Yellou » 30 Oct 2007 10:30

Occu: Run water treatment system at a Nuke Plant
Location: Southern NH

Cars: `69 2 door, Box flares, suspension, S14 SR20DE. Another `69 510 but a 4-door in 9 condition with an auto, runs great For Sale. Yet another `69 510 4-door another project with my built LZ2.2 going in and when it finished it to will be For Sale unless someone wants it all now. 23 year old daughter recent college grad and killer Volleyball, Track and Basketball athlete. 19 year old 6'5" size 16 shoe refrigerator hunting son. Who I swear has a tape worm judging how much he eats 8>)

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Post by labelskater4 » 30 Oct 2007 12:25

occu: at&t
loc:queen creek az

cars:72'510 2dr in the process of restor/sr swap
97'mustang gt
use to have 89'240sx w/sr :(

like:cars,drag racing, girls, Paintball, skating....lots and lots of skatin'

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Post by bigjim5551212 » 01 Nov 2007 18:29

Name: Jim Hilton
Location: Vancouver BC
Age: 47

Have lady that lives with me, Meredith, 20 years younger

Occupation: Operate and Co Owner, Overseas Auto - Parts and Accessories warehouse and store in Vancouver

Assistant Manager of http://groups.msn.com/nissandatsun720pickupowners

Interests, Cars, Weber Carburetors, Singing, Driving. Sing in Church Choir.

Datsun 510's of the past
1) 1969 Datsun 510 4 dr, White, built my first motor, sold car
2) 1972 Datsun 510 2 dr, Red, really quite rusty, but had a botch up job. Turned into race car, for Datsun Radial Challenge, Stolen and burned
3) 1970 Datsun 510 2 dr, Painted Yellow, forget original color. Bought from Insurance Co, for sole purpose of buiding a race car. Raced at Westwood for many years. rolled but rebuilt into oval track car. Still Existing

Owned and Leased other Nissan / Datsuns
1975 Datsun 620 Pickup Yellow, drum brakes, Weber carburetor, header
1978 Datsun 620 King Cab. That truck drove like a race car. Lots of different experiments for carburetion and cylinder heads.
1987 Nissan Pathfinder 4 cyl White, towed race car.
1991 Nissan Pickup Regular cab. A "chrome truck" Went a lot of places, sold to Specialty Engineering
1981 Datsun 810 Maxima LD28 converted to 5 speed. 2.5" Exhaust. Drove everywhere in BC. Sold to kid that even wrote a poem about the car.

2004 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon
daily driver

1992 Pontiac Lemans 2dr, Euro Opel Kadett Headlights. Exhaust, Intake, better economy than the Subaru

I have built a lot of Datsun Engines. 4 cyl and 6 cyl, set up lots of camshafts. Built a Datsun L16 that was put in a car that got a ticket for going 135 mph
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Post by Derek » 02 Nov 2007 09:12

Derek wrote:Derek Young
26 years of age
I live in downtown Vancouver (downtown east side!) in an artist live/work building with my girlfriend of 6 years. My "garage" consists of 2 underground parking spots in 2 different buildings.
I have an engineering degree, but for money I build props (mechanical fab/machining/electronics/CAD/CAM etc) for movies/tv at a shop in my neighbourhood and get paid occasionally for other things (fighting robots, renting things I own to the movies, selling stuff I make). I also make furniture and sculpture.

On my 3rd 510 since 1998, currently own a white 72 4 door, 200#/" coilovers all around, GC camber plates, TMC f/r sway bars, adjustable shocks, 15x6" panasports w 195/45-15 Kumho 712s. Currently rockin' a borrowed (thank Byron) stock L16, while I build my a mild race prepped EFI L18. The paint (aside from the engine bay) is rough and one fender has the one of the worst bondo jobs ever (I didn't do it), but it is from California and it isn't rusty, so that's what's really important. Really hoping to have the new motor in and running for auto-x season next year (FSP ahoy!)

I also have a 1992 NX2000 which is fun for a FWD car, and it is a good car to take up the mountain to go snowboard riding.
Update -- since this was many years ago....

Now very nearly 30, living in the Potrero Hill area of San Francisco California with my girlfriend of 10 years now (!). Paying $300 a month to house my 510 tarmac rally car and my 1991 BMW 318is grocery getter. I also have a $300 1987 Crown Victoria that stays mostly down by my work in Menlo Park (that I get to by train) for use as a lunch mobile. It is capable of taking 8 people and 2 dogs out to lunch!

I work at an automation (robotics) company designing cool bits and pieces for use in laboratory automation. And all our stuff looks cool -- as even scientists want a trick looking work place.

Still have the same 510, but it is now EFI L18 powered and was built up and completed (first 510 ever to do so) Targa Newfoundland in 2007. It (and my wallet) are now taking a much needed break, and I will get back to racing in 2008 -- focusing on hillclimbs and one tarmac stage rally in Idaho in June.

Oh yeah, be on the look out for the next Dime Quarterly where my car is the featured reader's 510!

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Post by LucasBlack » 12 Nov 2007 01:27

Aaron Starkey
age: 25 in just under a month
location: houston, tx.
occupation: full-time student
own a Datsun: no
ever?: no
want to?: yes.
can afford one?: no


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Post by qwik510 » 12 Nov 2007 08:22

Occu: Mortgage Broker
Location: Maryland (suburbs of Washington, DC) USA


2006 Infiniti G35x (Daily Driver)

1997 Mercury Mountaineer (Work Horse)

1970 Datsun 510 2 door (all stock for now. soon to be VG powered)


1972 Datsun 510 2 door (Original Paint, L20B, Dogleg 5 speed, Purchased from Pete Brock)



1972 Datsun 240Z (LS1 and 6 speed) Silver Bullet




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Post by icehouse » 12 Nov 2007 20:16

Name: Jeff Hino (Wolf Man)
Location: Seattle WA
Age: 99
Relationships: Ummm Yes
Occupation: Condom tester
Cars: Datto's Duhh


"People don't like it when shit doesn't match their rule of thumb." Sam

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Post by iknowwhoyou_r » 11 Dec 2007 07:40

Name: Tom
Location: SLC, UT
Age: Look mid 20's, real age 35 :)
Status: Single
Occupation: Graphic Designer

Project: 1970 Dime 2Dr
DD: 1996 Honda Civic EK
Looker: 1990 300ZXTT

Pics below:




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Post by vintageracer » 11 Dec 2007 09:32

I am an old guy who used to race SCCA, CSCC, IMSA and the Trans-Am series. I am retired and live in Salem, Oregon

I have owned and raced a Volvo 544, 3 510's, BMW 2002, Lotus/Buick, 240Z, 2 280Z's, Chevron/BMW and a Mercedes-Benz 450SL Trans-AM.

I have a restored '71 240Z that I am very proud of. I took it all the way down to the shell, rotisseried it, painted it, plated everything, powdercoated everything, put it all back together with new upholstery and new chrome and it looks like a new car. It has a 3.0 ZX motor with a R200 L/S, ZX 5-speed, CV half shafts and 4-wheel Corvette brakes. I store the car and never drive it when it rains. It is a "trailer queen".

All of my 510's were fast race cars. I decided I wanted a stock 510 tudor to drive. I bought the car on eBay and drove it about a month. It had been sitting under a tree for 10 years w/o the engine before I bought it. I decided this was the car to restore. I totally disassembled the car and put the shell on a rotisserie. It is now being rust repaired and painted by the same guy that did my '71 240Z. I have purposely left everything stock in the running gear. I bought new rotors, drums, calipers, brakes cylinders and lines. I even have the old caliper dust covers NEW! I have had everything powdercoated except the R160, gas tank and the rear cross member. The front and rear suspension is all together and waiting to be installed on the 510.

I built a strong engine with all of the "stock" components. It is a numbers correct 510. It is a bit larger than stock and runs 10:1 compression. I have ported the head, put in larger valves and the biggest stock cam Nissan made. I have ported the exhaust manifold. I am running a 'stock' Hitachi 2-BBL. All of the aluminum parts have been vibratory polished so they look new. The engine and tranny are ready to be installed.

I have a set of 15X6.5 Wantanabe wheels for driving and the stock 13" wheels and stock hubcaps for show.

I hope to have the car finished by Canby, 2008.
clean engine.JPG
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