USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

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harryagain
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 12 Jun 2016 02:30

Also made a few purchases. 6 boost manifold and a GTX2863R
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 12 Jun 2016 02:36

I have a few questions, if someone could help? Is this an original drain hole? Looks to well shaped to be rust? I just can't remember them having any?
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 12 Jun 2016 02:38

Second question, is there a space/clearance issue with using the Lucas wiper motors?
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby two_68_510s » 12 Jun 2016 07:04

Yes that is the original drain hole: here's mine
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 12 Jun 2016 16:29

two_68_510s wrote:Yes that is the original drain hole: here's mine
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Great, thanks for the information!
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 08 Aug 2016 21:56

Its been a long time since I have updated, sorry for that. Lots going on in my world. Including trying to paint a second house (in-laws) for this year. Enough send here is some progress photos.
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 08 Aug 2016 22:01

Tested my new bumpers, definitely some different lines compared to the originals, but all one piece.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 08 Aug 2016 22:03

Also mocked up some side mirrors for the car.
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 08 Aug 2016 22:10

Then I spent some time putting in the new rear end. Lucky I did, the springs that came with my rear coil overs, don't clear. My understanding is that these either incorrect springs, or from a old version - Can anyone clarify? I have seen many others installing there coil overs with no modifications and also noticed that the spring diameter doesn't change throughout the spring - unlike mine. I'm P*SSED cause in theory these are meant to be NEW! seems as if the guy I purchased the car from stiffed me again!
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 08 Aug 2016 22:13

The car back down on all four wheels
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 09 Aug 2016 05:03

Wow yes those shocks. I'm sure I've read a thread on here about poor rear fitment... I've searched but nothing came up :oops: thought it was this but they look different, upside down version: viewtopic.php?t=28473 might be some useful info in there for you though.
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby Three B's Racing » 09 Aug 2016 05:37

Looks to me like the lower mounting point on the shock may be much thicker sending the shock closer, up against the inner well unless the swing arms pivots were incorrectly relocated towards the center of the crossmember. Take measurements then put a stock shock in there and see what you get.
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 09 Aug 2016 07:08

3B, I'll take your advice and do some measuring up. The mount point looks thicker maybe because of the extra plate I welded in. It doesn't however effect the mounting point. I'll let know how I go.

kikiichban, yes the upside down version I did read that when I first encounter the problem, but thanks anyway. :D

Generally, I think the solution is some new springs. The next question will be what weight should I get....
My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 30 Aug 2016 00:21

I'm over in China at the moment, so not much progress is occurring by my hands, but before I left I was able to progress the car far enough so it could go to the exhaust shop.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Postby harryagain » 30 Aug 2016 00:24

A few shots of the engine sitting in the car, wasn't quite level yet when I took the photos, but did managed to get the cross member and the sump to line up in the end with a bit of encouragement.
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1968 Datsun 1600 4dr
2010 Subaru Forester

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563


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