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Re: RE: ENGINE

Post by defdes » 02 Mar 2007 22:35

S15DET wrote: My wife actually had a talk with me about the project.
That's all you had to say, I am getting married in about 7 weeks after almost 7 years together, needless to say, I am getting as much of the race car completed in the next 7 weeks as humanly possible. I am spending money hand over fist, almost 5 g's in the last 3 months. Cuz once the wedding bell tolls, and the babies start coming, there will be a whole other list of "priorities" to contend with.

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RE: Re: RE: ENGINE

Post by 510Freak » 02 Mar 2007 22:42

Nahh the dime thing happens after the Marriage and the babys come along,Just think you will be able to teach a new dimer in the rough the need.
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Post by yenpit » 03 Mar 2007 15:00

I never ever look at a TOTAL of receipts unless I am selling a car. I do pay attention to what I spend on a project, but only in round numbers. Yes, it can often let the air out of your game! :roll: Hang in there....you only go around once!! :D

Women. Most do not understand a man's desire to "build something". If you've got a woman that gives you a wide birth on projects, do not let her get away!!!!! I've never been married, but have watched intently, many buddy's go thru the trials & tribulations of their woman knocking their projects off course, or stopping them completely. One of my good buddy's is a HUGE car enthusiast. Great guy, always seemed to have a car to play with in the past, and he has BIG dreams of what he wants (too big for his current situation). He got married a year ago, and neglected to have a project already under way. I believe that he will likely NEVER be able to buy & spend anything on a car project again. I truly believe that. Poor bastard. His wife is unbelievably controlling, and he is a l'il too submissive. argh. :lol: I've lost many a car buddy to marriage........ :(
72 510 4dr
80 720 pickup
LOTS of parts!
2000 Impreza Outback Sport
2002 Forester

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Post by slodat » 03 Mar 2007 15:45

I got married at 20, which has it's own set of problems. I had a few car projects after I was married. Finally she said "the cars or me". I sold the cars. A year later she cheated on me. Moral of the story - the car will always be there!

I'm happily single now. My 510 gets as much or little of my attention as I see fit.
'70 510 2 door
chopped '69 521

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Post by oregondime » 03 Mar 2007 18:47

dont ever cheat on your 510 ;)

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Post by Yellowcar » 03 Mar 2007 23:59

I just made sure my wife understood that I do car stuff and had no plans to stop. She has always been very cool about it. (Had to buy her a nice 2 carat diamond ring though)

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Post by oregondime » 04 Mar 2007 16:28

thats a couple datsuns on her finger

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Post by hang_510 » 05 Mar 2007 11:46

510Freak wrote:Just think you will be able to teach a new dimer in the rough the need.
my son, almost 5, is a very keen on getting the green wagon when he learns to drive. he is very into cars in general.

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Post by Gensaiken1 » 05 Mar 2007 12:08

oregondime wrote:thats a couple datsuns on her finger

is this going to turn in to that wendy's commercial?


"DUDE, that car was worth like 10 sets of coilovers!"


"that trip cost me about an SR20 with ECU and tranny"


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Post by S15DET » 31 Jul 2007 09:28

I finally posted a few photos...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25186022@N ... 62/detail/

The soda blasting is very impressive. It's totally down to bare metal, and I'm very happy with how much 510 is still there. I was concerned about how bad the cancer really was, but now I feel much better. It's neat to be able to see the 38-year-old lead work that was so well applied. It's really impressive body work, especially compared to some of the domestic bodywork that I've see of the same era.
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Post by nickledimeme » 31 Jul 2007 22:10

Very nice work.

I was wondering how much the Ron Davis radiator set you back. I think I want to get one made with a built in oil cooler.

I will be running the PWR , LIQUID TO AIR intercooler with my SR car. I am trying to not have to cut the front core support. They also make and sell radiators with oil coolers in them but not sure if they will build a custom one for my application.

Thanks

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Post by S15DET » 03 Aug 2007 06:42

It was a bargain at $279. They will do any type you want, I had a nice talk with Tom (I think) about all of the options. They can do built-in coolers for oil and trans, and multi-pass as well. Really nice stuff, and helpful on the phone. You need to talk to the guy I talked to because he was familiar with the 510. If Tom is't right (maybe it's Bill or Bob), as the operator for the guy that owns the red Miata. There's a picture of his Miata on their web site, and I know that's the guy.

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Post by nickledimeme » 03 Aug 2007 10:04

Thanks

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Post by S15DET » 31 Aug 2007 10:09

Just got back from paint. I'm very happy.

Time to start assembly. i hope to have it "finished" defore the birth of my 3rd on Dec. 18th (scheduled C)

Also investigating AC using Vintage Air components, Gen II Mini evaporator kit, condensed, dryer, with stock SR20 compressor.

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Post by S15DET » 19 Sep 2007 17:46

Received the rubber kit from datsunlandso-cal. So far I'm very happy, but I'll give a full report after everything is installed. I have finished the trunk, here's a picture. Notice the trunk seal, it was part of the kit and was a perfect fit. I've put more trunk pictures in the gallery.
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