510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

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Woznaldo
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510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

Post by Woznaldo » 31 Jul 2018 01:35

Hi Everyone,

I’ve used this forum as a great Datsun resource and would love to continue to do so. Maybe even some of my own insights into 510 ownership!

I’ve had my 510 (1600 in Australia) for two years now and just love the old skool feel of the car. I also love the way the car handles, especially given its age! I’m from the UK originally where 510s were overshadowed by Mk1 & 2 Ford Escorts (great cars too). That said, my Dad ran a 120Y for a while when I was a kid and I remember it fondly.

I’m not so much about big power, but I do need some ‘get up and go!’ My priority in cars has always been about corners, so that’s where my attention will be directed for the most part.

I’ve got some uprated springs and 240K struts and front brakes, the steering box has more play than a sausage in a clown’s pocket! The L18 engine has a mild cam and twin 40 DCOE Webers with a set of extractors and a 2” exhaust. The 240K also gave up its 5 Speed gearbox!

Hopefully I’ll be able to throw up some suspension questions soon as I have a few to ask!

Woz

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Re: 510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

Post by Byron510 » 31 Jul 2018 06:12

Welcome to the 510 Realm, and glad to have you here.

Your clear to post photos now, if they are hosted directly on this site, they must be below 250kb.
We’d love to see them.

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Re: 510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

Post by bertvorgon » 31 Jul 2018 07:53

Yes, Welcome.

Here is a link to my "how to check steering box" post.

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.ph ... nt#p179694
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Re: 510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

Post by Woznaldo » 01 Aug 2018 02:32

Thanks Guys,

I just had a look at the steering adjustment thread and I’ve already gone through that twice. I’m in the dead box Category!

I’ll get a pic up when I’m at my computer and can compress the picture to a reasonable size!

Woz

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Re: 510 Owner from Canberra, Australia.

Post by Byron510 » 01 Aug 2018 05:58

If your using a PC, try this thread to help you out;

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.ph ... er#p266295

Be great to see some photos.

Byron
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