What did you do on your 510 today?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by zKars » 03 May 2018 09:52

Added some freshly powder coated 15" turbo Z rims with a better offsets than the prior Panasports, and some fresh Toyo R1R sticky's in 195/50-15.

Even had some purdy "Datsun" stickers to hide the unsightly "Z" emblem on the center caps.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by MikeY » 03 May 2018 11:29

My son has signed up for the Sunday autocross at the Calgary airport. You should drop out and run those sticky tires. I'm sure he would like to see another 510 there. Justin would be easy to spot. Last time I think he was the oldest car by over 20 years.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by zKars » 03 May 2018 13:00

MikeY wrote:
03 May 2018 11:29
My son has signed up for the Sunday autocross at the Calgary airport. You should drop out and run those sticky tires. I'm sure he would like to see another 510 there. Justin would be easy to spot. Last time I think he was the oldest car by over 20 years.
Now there's a good idea! Haven't done that in a really long time.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 09 May 2018 07:48

Drove the 510 over to Andy's yesterday for a look over and TD.

As I suspected, and the Innovate LC-1 did kick up an E-8 code, the sensor was faulty out of the box! FYI...the Innovate would go through the heat cycle, then the first blip of the throttle had the light go right to dead rich...second blip had it go dead lean....then a quick random reading...then the E-8 code would just keep flashing. The new sensor was sure crisp again, I did put too many hours of leaded fuel through it. It just got lazy in it's reaction to throttle and I did think it was maybe reading off a tad too.

Car sure felt small in traffic on HWY 99 what with today's vehicles all around, but, it sure was nice to just breath on the throttle and away it went. BOOST IS GOOD!
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1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 68Datsun510 » 14 May 2018 03:42

I performed an extraction!
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 15 May 2018 19:15

Last year I noticed a haze of oil over the starter, wiring in that area, the coil, and of course the lower frame rail. I checked all my oil lines, valve cover gasket, etc. Could not see any reason for it.

The other day, when replacing the O2 sensor, out in BRIGHT SUNLIGHT, I could trace the haze up to the top of my catch can, and the Aeroquip fitting which leads to my valve cover breather. The Teflon tape had totally deteriorated, letting the oil wick up and out ! The simplest thing yet I did not notice it until that bright light. I am going to do a power wash on the engine bay soon, before our first road trip coming up.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 17 May 2018 05:00

Removed the AN fitting yesterday and cleaned the dead Teflon tape out of the threads, the oil sure had made it go weird. Did a nice triple wrap with fresh tape and made sure it really was tight in the bung.

Really an End to an Era yesterday, virtually cleaned out the last of my 510 related stuff from work, a place where I was lucky enough to be able to run my race program and store my car for 34 years out of. I will miss my "garage" space for sure. After 48 years in my Industry it was time to pull the pin from what turned out to be a career, that I could never have imagined in 1969/70 at the ripe age of 19. Time for a new phase!
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by gooned » 17 May 2018 20:33

Trick now is to not get kicked outta the house for being home all the time :wink:

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 18 May 2018 07:30

I have so much to tidy up it is unreal, you should see my basement now! Too many hobbies that require "gear", let alone the car related stuff.
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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