New swap-4G63T

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jeffball610
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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby jeffball610 » 08 May 2017 20:04

I passed smog!!! Funny that Nevada makes you smog anything 1968 and newer while California is 1977 and newer.

In any case, I have my DMV appointment tomorrow to register it and the personalized plates are already ordered. I tied up a few small items today after my sigh of relief. Literally tied. Tied up the spaghetti under the dash. I'll fix it for good in the coming months. I replaced a few fuses that were underrated for the amp draw. Adjusted the brake pedal to take out some free play. It still needs some bleeding, but it's feeling much better with the 85 miles I've driven it so far. I also put in an adjustment screw for the clutch pedal. I need to put a pedal stop on the firewall at some point, but this makes it feel much better. It also needs a dead pedal. I also wrapped my downpipe in heat wrap to help manage temps. Last up was getting my idle to a reasonable 750rpm instead of the 1k rpm it's been at.

I'll keep putting miles on it and making small changes. I've got a few more parts in the mail like a turbo blanket and some better lug nuts. I got my "official" Datsun keychain from Nissan today and it's stating to look like a car. If everything remains on course, I'll be driving it to the car show on Saturday. Hopefully Peter Brock will be there to give me his input.

Woohoo. Officially 10 pages!!!
1972 Datsun 510
7-bolt 4G63T, EVO 9 pistons & rods, Garrett GT3076R, "Flipped" Stock Intake Manifold, Toyota R154, Z31 R200 w/ CVs

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby jeffball610 » 29 Jul 2017 16:04

Small updates. The car is running well and I'll be attending my second autocross event tonight. I've installed Futofab camber/toe plates in the rear and did a proper alignment. I've installed some BMW ellipsoid headlights and a few creature comforts like a stereo and thin carpet. I'll continue to sort things out and update the car as it progresses. I'm so happy that I'm able to drive and enjoy this car after so long.

Also, I met with Mr. Peter Brock this morning at the local Cars and Coffee. He had some kind words to say about my build and I couldn't be happier to hear them from such a respected man. I'll also be attending his Open House here in Las Vegas on October 6th. I hope to see some of you there.

This morning I met Mr. Peter Brock at my local Cars and Coffee and he gave some kind words to me about my build. I couldn't be happier to receive his feedback.He also mentioned an Open House on October 6th that I will be attending.

Small updates include BMW ellipsoid headlights, a stereo with speakers mounted in a new rear deck panel, some carpeting, and a better EG Civic center console. I'll post more pics when I switch things over to another photo hosting service.

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And my custom plates came in after almost 2 months of waiting :)
1972 Datsun 510
7-bolt 4G63T, EVO 9 pistons & rods, Garrett GT3076R, "Flipped" Stock Intake Manifold, Toyota R154, Z31 R200 w/ CVs

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby 510rob » 29 Jul 2017 18:38

I see what you did with that license plate - nice work!

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby Byron510 » 31 Jul 2017 23:55

That's awesome, nice photo and it must feel good to have a Pete Brock kudo's over your project.

Good to hear of another installation of my camber toe brackets being caned on.

Great to hear that miles are being racked up - that's what it's all about! Keep 'em comming.

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby jeffball610 » 27 Dec 2017 20:00

Winter break is here, so that means it's time to do a larger project on the car.

Before work can begin, the garage must be cleaned so I'm not rolling in dirt and oil, and so I know where tools and parts are at.
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Next was to take pics to show where the car is currently (so I can impress myself with the results). Or so I can remember where parts went :P
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And next was to start removing stuff. I'm taking some video of the process. If it turns out well, I might post it. It's not too interesting so far, but we'll see.
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Next up is to start grinding, sanding, welding, and filling so I can put on some paint. Just doing some spray enamel in white to clean things up, make it one color, and it will eventually be a white car anyway. The last step before reassembly is to clean up a few wiring and plumbing things that need some attention. Thankfully I've got another week and a half to dedicate to working on this pile so I can enjoy it some more. :thumbup:
1972 Datsun 510
7-bolt 4G63T, EVO 9 pistons & rods, Garrett GT3076R, "Flipped" Stock Intake Manifold, Toyota R154, Z31 R200 w/ CVs

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby 510rob » 27 Dec 2017 20:24

I think your car is awesome!

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Re: New swap-4G63T

Postby jeffball610 » 01 Jan 2018 18:37

More stuff done. Stitch welded the engine bay. I'm sure I didn't do a great job, but It's done and I did it myself.

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I also filled a few holes and did some smoothing. I didn't go overboard, I just wanted to clean things up a bit.

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Then I did some filler and sanding to end up with this.
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It certainly isn't professional, but it looks decent and it's all one color. I just used some plain white enamel spray paint. It's baking now with a heater on it and I should start reassembly tomorrow. I hope I put it all back where it came from.



As a side note, does anyone have any info on chassis stiffening? I'm still considering this, but I've seen lots of cars without this mod.

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What other methods, short of a cage, can we do to stiffen the 45 year old chassis? S30 guys have frame rails and other braces. Even modern cars have bolt-on chassis braces. I'm not trying to go all out, but would like to do all I can to make this thing handle its best.

And what front end is this? BMW?

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My next option is this. Camaro?

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I'm not a big fan of the BRE style. It sticks out a bit too much. I'm not opposed to it, I'd just like some other options.
1972 Datsun 510
7-bolt 4G63T, EVO 9 pistons & rods, Garrett GT3076R, "Flipped" Stock Intake Manifold, Toyota R154, Z31 R200 w/ CVs


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