Fred's 73 2dr 510

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Fred_L-P
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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 08 Oct 2018 15:45

Progress is pretty slow, but it's moving forward!

Since I got my OEM 510 mounts and want to use them insted of the chinese crap. I decided to try using spacers as Pista_510 suggested. I estimated 1/2" on both sides would bring the brackets to the correct crossmember width. I just installed them today and it works great!

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The engine now sits exactly where I want it to.

I also received my wheels and tires. I couldn't use the 13" that came with the car anymore and my other set was +40 offset and didn't hold air anymore... moving the car was a pain.

Enkei compe 15x7 +0 with 205/50R15 Falken Azenis RT615K Plus

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Next I'd like to sort out the brake lines and fuel delivery system. My plan is to run the rear brake line, 3/8 feed and return lines inside along the passenger transmission tunnel. I might try the Aeromotive in tank conversion kit for a clean and silent setup.

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Pista_510 » 08 Oct 2018 20:40

Nice job with the spacers! Sorry I didn't get back to you with the pictures of one of my cars, however, yes, that is exactly what I used to do with installing an S13 SR20 onto 510 OE engine mounts and isolators and 1/2" (12-13 mm) was my spacer width too.

All the best with the project, looking forward to seeing more progress when you get a chance!

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by demo243 » 10 Oct 2018 17:16

Fred_L-P wrote:
08 Oct 2018 15:45
Progress is pretty slow, but it's moving forward!

Since I got my OEM 510 mounts and want to use them insted of the chinese crap. I decided to try using spacers as Pista_510 suggested. I estimated 1/2" on both sides would bring the brackets to the correct crossmember width. I just installed them today and it works great!

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The engine now sits exactly where I want it to.
How did I not think of this while spending two days wrestling my KA around.....

Now I want to try this.
'71 4 Door - Street/AutoX/Track Day Romper - NOW powered by a Carb'ed KA24DE

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 11 Oct 2018 04:23

demo243 wrote:
10 Oct 2018 17:16

How did I not think of this while spending two days wrestling my KA around.....

Now I want to try this.
I've been trying to get the transmission and motor mount right since june, I know the feeling! :wink:

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by demo243 » 11 Oct 2018 12:24

Fred_L-P wrote:
11 Oct 2018 04:23
demo243 wrote:
10 Oct 2018 17:16

How did I not think of this while spending two days wrestling my KA around.....

Now I want to try this.
I've been trying to get the transmission and motor mount right since june, I know the feeling! :wink:
Yea I still don't like my trans mount.... the T3 crossmember just isn't working for me...

Got it good enough that I can drive it but someday I'll get one custom made
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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 11 Oct 2018 17:54

Yeah... I had to redrill offset holes for the transmission mount, extend by about 10mm the 4 slots and use 12mm of shims to get it right with the T3 crossmember. I'm a bit disappointed, it doesn't look clean at all.

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 24 Nov 2018 09:23

I didn't have much time to work on the car since my last update, but I did manage to do a little shopping and gather the parts I need for the brake lines job. I decided to try the copper nickel lines. I got my fittings, tees and a 50' roll of brake line from the Stop Shop. But before doing the job I think I'll grab what I need for the fuel lines and do it at the same time because it's all going to run close to each other on the transmission tunnel. I want to be sure everything fits.

Where's the best place to mount the proportioning valve? This is not a track car, I don't think I'll be adjusting it on the go.
Also, with the rear discs conversion, I was thinking of adding a flex hose between the caliper and the trailing arm hard line to make the brake maintenance easier.

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2 weeks ago I met with Fritz and Andrew to pick up my R160 stub axles and CV kit. I didn't have a chance yet to test fit them!
Great guys by the way! I had a good time and It's nice to know there are other 510 nerds not too far away.
Funny story, I left the box in the living room for about a week and my girlfriend asked me why. I told her it's because I liked looking at the parts because they are gorgeous. Of course I forgot to tell her she was... Long story short, she got mad and that's how she became jealous of car parts... :roll:

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Now regarding the licence plate saga... I had already received my 510 plate as shown in a previous post, but it was my second choice. A couple weeks ago I received a letter telling me they changed the custom plate restrictions and that my first choice was now approved so I decided to go for it and swap them.

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So far next weekend I'm completely free so I should be able to work on the project... Fingers crossed.

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by andrew.lori » 26 Nov 2018 16:32

Fred you are a true Car Guy .... and good luck with your wife LOL
See you next summer I hope :)
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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 26 Nov 2018 17:28

andrew.lori wrote:
26 Nov 2018 16:32
Fred you are a true Car Guy .... and good luck with your wife LOL
Oh I'm lucky enough, I'll be fine :lol:
This is my basement. The 510 is all over the place.

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by andrew.lori » 26 Nov 2018 17:47

Nice.... she must be a special woman with that stash in the basement.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A
1970 Datsun 510 KA24DE Street car
1970 Datsun 510 CASC Road Racer Sold)
1972 Datsun 510 SR Monster Sold it
1977 Datsun 200SX Sold :(
1973 Toyota Celica
1972 Triumph GT6 SCCA Vintage Race Car / Money Pit

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by Fred_L-P » 30 Nov 2018 21:14

I installed my CVs and Subaru stubs this morning. Everything fits great! Especially without an exhaust in the way.
I love that it's all black, it looks very clean and OEM.
The RH CV was hard to put in while the LH CV slipped in place like a charm. It's probably due to the learning curve, not the CV's fault.

While doing this I decided I'll delete the spare tire well to make more room for the exhaust and to be able to remove the diff without dropping the sub frame. Rust has already done most of the job anyway, I just need to finish it...

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Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Post by RONSLYCHUK » 30 Nov 2018 22:37

I agree. Those look awesome!

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