510 on Speed Vision

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510 on Speed Vision

Post by Mike » 11 Dec 2004 18:14

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Did anybody catch this 510 the other day on Speed Vision. I think the show is called Sports Car Revolution. they do a segment called Dyno Truth or Dare where they as the car owner what they think the HP is then they dyno it for the actual numbers. The 510 was pretty nice, comming in at around 470 HP.

I saw another time when some guy that had pumped around $50,000 into his Honda thought that it produced around 500 HP and was devestated when it came in at around 170 HP. I guess that he did not realize the body kit and stereo did not increase the HP.

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specs.

Post by Mike » 11 Dec 2004 18:16

Specs on the car.


Car ...............................….... 1972 Datsun 510

Class .........................…....... IHRA Hot Rod

Engine……..............…........... 383 cid small block Chevrolet built by Scott Conrad making 475 hp at 11:1 compression with Edelbrock Victor Jr aluminum heads & Super Victor intake, Crane roller valve train, Holley carburetor & electric fuel pump, MSD Crank trigger’d ignition

Headers ...............…............. Custom-built and JET-HOT coated

Transmission………............... Air-shifted 2 speed Powerglide with 8" torque converter

Rear ..............................…... Ford 9" with 4.56 gears, Strange spool & axles and Koni coil over shocks

Chassis ...........................…. 2x3 tube chassis with legal roll cage, 4 link rear suspension, A-arm independent front suspension with rack & pinion steering and disc brakes

Electrical .........................…. Painless wiring control panel & fuse block along with Dedenbear delay box & GRE ProStop throttle stop/launch controller

Instrumentation .............….… Autometer UltraLite gauges

Weight ..............................….2575 lbs

Fuel ................................…...VP Fuels “Red” 110 octane leaded gasoline

Lettering .........................….. Computer-cut vinyl by F & M Signs

Safety Equipment ..........….... RCI

Thanks also ....................…... Bryan Gilmore & Associates Building Contractors

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WIX Filters / Victor Reinz Gaskets

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Post by 5teN » 11 Dec 2004 19:34

That's gotta be the cleanest drag 510 i've seen - cool!
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Post by rnorrish » 12 Dec 2004 00:47

Is it just me, or does it look like a skeleton driving? Probably a beleclava and sunglasses, but still. Kinda creepy.
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Post by MUNSTERSIZED » 12 Dec 2004 03:35

now that's a 510 that should be in any one's yard ooooh yaaaaa !
IT'S NOT JUST A COMPACT, IT'S A STILE ON WHEEL'S!....ooohhhhh yaaaa

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Post by Derek » 12 Dec 2004 11:39

Those wheels are gross, but you can't argue with 475hp... I thought the McKinney Drag 510 pre-flames was cooler (and nissan powered).

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Post by D510 » 12 Dec 2004 12:13

speaking of speed vision, i saw a box flared 510 racing without a grill or lights in a commercial for something. it was very sweet, i think i was watching a show on the Hemi Challanger's or something.
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Post by rnorrish » 12 Dec 2004 12:27

that was an ad for the SCCA Run-Offs.
today's the last day.
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Post by pokey » 12 Dec 2004 13:22

What's funny, is that that is basically a standard hotrod: Mustang II front clip, Chevy small block, ford 9"... Of course it has to have Weld Draglite wheels! I'm just curious why they decided to shell it in a 510 instead of a Pinto or Nova?
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Post by MUNSTERSIZED » 12 Dec 2004 18:30

I was just happy to see a 510 popin a wheelie but it be cool to see one nissan powered. :D
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Post by D510 » 13 Dec 2004 13:02

Nissan makes V8's for its trucks doesnt it? i think you should go for it.
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Post by Byron510 » 13 Dec 2004 22:34

There've been Nissan V8's in cars for over 10 years now, food for thought, but no manual transmissions that I've heard of.
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Post by rnorrish » 13 Dec 2004 23:38

does the new Frontier come with the V8, now that its been updated and made bigger? It should come with a manual option, no?

with all the interchagability of Nissan parts, motor, trannies, you think something beefy would fit. From the Z32/33 or something.
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Post by rnorrish » 13 Dec 2004 23:45

Nope. No V8. Maybe next year?
But a 4L V6 sounds kinda good to the ears....

Name
QR25 VQ40

Cylinders
I4 V6

Cam Design
DOHC

Configuration
Longitudinal

Head/Block
Composition
Aluminum/Aluminum

Displacement
(liters)
2.5L (2,488 cc) 4.0L (3,954 cc)

Horsepower
154 HP@5200 RPM 265 HP @ 5600 RPM

Torque
173 lbs.-ft. @4400 RPM 284 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

Bore/Stroke (mm)
89/100 95.5/92

Compression Ratio
9.5:1 9.7:1
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Post by MUNSTERSIZED » 14 Dec 2004 06:04

cool info there norrish, but has any buddy seen a 620 trk say 78 with a vg30 in it ?
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