CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby JordanTr » 21 Aug 2015 07:07

Looks awesome! Are you gonna be able to drive it this year still?
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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Byron510 » 22 Aug 2015 06:37

Prkgress looks good.

With the removal of the OE pedal box, how will you supply the steering column?

I've installed a few of these types of pedal boxes, but always incorperated them into a roll cage, a couple of those have retained the stock dash.

Look forward to the completed job, nice work so far - certainly keep us posted on the progress.

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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Cmac » 22 Aug 2015 14:54

I was thinking along these lines for the mount http://store.garagistic.com/ocart/e30-b ... rake-setup

However I found out Tilton is now making this http://tiltonracing.com/product/600-ser ... -assembly/

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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Byron510 » 22 Aug 2015 18:19

Damn, I'd forgotten that scene... Good laugh.

The underfoot pedal boxes have been around in some form since the dawn of rear engine Indy cars. However the feel is something to get used to. I've rarely seen a set used in a sedan, especially a street car because it's difficult to get them under the floor but out of harms way under the car. Certainly it can be done, but in a sedan where you are not lying horizontal, the positions do become difficult.

Interesting thinking though, and thanks for the Pulp reference :-)
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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Cmac » 23 Aug 2015 10:14

The new design of underfoot pedals are placed on the floor not under the floor. There is a heel plate that has to be fabricated to protect the masters. http://www.competitionsupplies.com/brak ... l-assembly This set up seems to be more prevalent in the rally circuit. I would think it would be like driving an early 911 or type 3 for pedal feel. At least that is from my personal experience. Sadly I spend a ton of time in my truck driving from job to job thinking about projects and or product design with limited time to actually do anything about it.

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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby lewoolf2 » 11 Mar 2016 23:36

How's the 510 coming along?

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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby icehouse » 18 Sep 2017 16:58

Cmac wrote:
VVL head conversion - bullet proof but will not fit under the hood. Cost of dry sump, new crossmember and ECU puts this out of my reach.



Are you talking P11 and P12 VVL heads won't clear the hood? The P12 valve cover is taller for the coilpacks. I've seen the blue VVL 510 and it seems to fit fine in that car.
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Re: CMac,s 1971 Datsun 510

Postby Cmac » 23 Sep 2017 08:45

I seem to remember the blue car has the motor sitting very low. I was able to get the dimensions of a P12 head with valve cover someplace the P11 is a little lower. My thoughts were to purchase a P12 motor Remove all the essential parts required. The one thing I have seen on all these swaps is to change the valve seals. Probably not a bad idea for any sr swap at this point.


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