Going Back to 70's

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Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 08 Oct 2008 21:19

I got this '71 column AT sedan three years ago. My original plan was to recreate a rally car I used to drive back in 70's. It is a kind of nostargic project.

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Florida car deserted in Michigan barn unmolested...this means 2-inch thick beach sand under the carpet and roden nest. First thing I did was remove everything including frozen engine and sanitize inside. I found a corn inside intake manifold. It is intersting to see how some people fix a car.....

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My brother sent me new rubber/chrome parts (box on 510). That was a great help.
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Gas tank has rust and tar from old (old) gas....need a new one or fuel cell.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby Byron510 » 09 Oct 2008 04:11

When I was kid onthe prairies, I remember half of the 510´s in the area being that olive green colour!

How rusty is that car? Looks like quite a project.

Rally 510´s are still in my heart. My father rallied and ice raced ina 510 - I grew up in that culture. It was great, I loved every minute of it. It´s no wonder I bought my first 510 at 14 years old!

Keep us posted.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 09 Oct 2008 20:29

The worst rust was under the rear seat.

Exhaust valve and seat of original 210 head was seriously damaged so I decided to rebuild A87 L18.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby yenpit » 10 Oct 2008 14:59

Welcome! I'm just up in Michigan, so let me know if you need anything!
72 510 4dr
80 720 pickup
LOTS of parts!
2000 Impreza Outback Sport
2002 Forester

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 11 Oct 2008 07:31

Engine is done.

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Glasses installed.

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Original wiring tested, redone (not cut/modified) new wiring circuit is added to secure high beams.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 13 Oct 2008 17:07

Need some practice to get used to today's fast car.

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Got some parts from here.

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Got H4 on.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 19 Oct 2008 08:48

Cannot find variable rate springs in my storage so I decided to use +23% linear rate spring instead. Tried several shocks and TRD Rally Celica shocks (F) and Tokico Rally-G (R) seem to be the best matching. Slight understeer...my style.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby 510ER » 19 Oct 2008 14:22

i think i missed the step where the car turned white???
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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 19 Oct 2008 17:09

Only engine bay is painted. Rest is still primer grey. I need to make this operatable first and drive it to paint shop.


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Just received another parts from my brother.

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Special Stage at FISCO 1976

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby 510ER » 19 Oct 2008 18:19

do you know what color your going with? looks good! your progress is pretty sweet
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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 19 Oct 2008 19:47

I am thinking about this olive green color. Everybody around me says NO. What do you think?

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby 510ER » 19 Oct 2008 19:54

I think you should go with what suits you and your car! allthough i did see a new pathfinder that was this awesome color i really liked tonight. cant find the name or a picture of it its a gold/brownish color with pearl/mica it was super cool when i searched for it i came up with red brawn pearl mica but couldnt get any pics I think it would look good with some white on a dime
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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby thisismatt » 19 Oct 2008 19:59

I like the current green compared to the olive...
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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby defdes » 19 Oct 2008 21:52

I like that green, but I like the green of Nillon's (sp?) more, he's got a pop and son post thread.

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Re: Going Back to 70's

Postby PMCS Rally » 21 Oct 2008 05:51

I like the color too. Classic, yet modern look.
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