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Matt's 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 18:47
by mattyhacks71
[copied from another forum]
My names Matt, I live in Victoria and this is my 510 that I picked up in November!

I had a WTB ad up on the local classifieds and this lady emailed me saying she had one she wanted to sell. She was the second owner of this 4 door sedan, column shift automatic, 83,706 original miles, tan with brown interior. Body work was done 10 years ago and the husband never got it running again after, so the body is in great shape and the car is rust free. It doesn't run, and because it has been sitting it will need some work to get it back on the road. Anyways on to the pics!
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 18:50
by mattyhacks71
Day we brought her home
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Proud new owner
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Home and washed
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 18:51
by mattyhacks71
le inspiration
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 18:53
by mattyhacks71
Was having fuel delivery issues
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New pumper
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Hooray for parts! Got my rebuild kit and air cleaner as well as some rear brake parts from new-datsun-parts.com (awesome experience dealing with them). My adjusters are seized at the moment but hopefully they'll free up, got to take the drums somewhere to get turned because my work doesn't have a lathe. Also I'll be getting some suspension parts soon (camero shocks and better condition springs for the rear, and 200sx struts for the front) all at a hard to beat price from co worker. Trying to get motivated and movin', but its difficult when you gotta work outside in the cold/dark :?
Enough complaining!
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 19:02
by mattyhacks71
Pulled the carb apart and "rebuilt" it using the redline kit. Gave everything a real good clean using seafoam and a scotch pad then used air, made sure all the jets weren't clogged.
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The guts all pulled apart. I used this from a supra forum as a general guide line http://www.mk3supra.org/topic/561-guide ... dgav-carb/
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Clean, reassembled and reinstalled
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And.... IT RUNS! A vid after it had warmed up
http://s1318.photobucket.com/user/matty ... 0.mp4.html
I tried tuning it a little bit but as you can see it still hesitates if you give it quick throttle, I'm not sure why this is? And it was leaking where I pointed the camera but it stopped.
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 19:03
by mattyhacks71
The car runs much better now that the accel. pump diaphragm is in the right way
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Air cleaner on
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Ooo shiny!

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 19:05
by mattyhacks71
Rear brakes done
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I got the 200sx struts in

Out with the old!
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And in with the new(er)
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No callipers on of course, wish I could run no cap steelies :cry: New calipers are on their way

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 19:07
by mattyhacks71
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185/70/13
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DOHH!!
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Caps for shits n giggles
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 20:21
by RONSLYCHUK
Congratulations. Nice find. It looks like you are off to a good start.I am sure you will find all the info you need here. Keep the pictures coming! Ron.

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 21:02
by two_68_510s
You have already transformed that car, looks great man.
Engine compartment looks really good.

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 28 Jan 2014 04:55
by defdes
Great work, I like the vintage tow package.... I have one of those too.

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 08 Apr 2014 20:39
by mattyhacks71
Most recent pictures
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My spare front bumper will serve as a good rear until a get a proper one
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Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 08 Apr 2014 22:46
by StrutlessWonder
Never seen a front bumper on the rear before...

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 08:07
by McShagger510
StrutlessWonder wrote:Never seen a front bumper on the rear before...
Yeah really, don't scratch the paint!

James

Re: 1970 4dr 510

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 08:18
by Byron510
McShagger510 wrote:
StrutlessWonder wrote:Never seen a front bumper on the rear before...
Yeah really, don't scratch the paint!

James
Thankfully Dave at FutoFab will soon have an option for us all regarding new (front and) rear bumpers, and thankfully the end of the $1000 bumpers - even though I'm sitting on a pair of them.

Car looks great, hope to see you at some local Southern BC events if you can make it over to the mainland.

Byron