USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by two_68_510s » 06 Mar 2019 20:35

Engine bay looks very clean, not an easy task!
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 06 Mar 2019 20:38

Some of the details going into the car. Rather than using a 50 year old piece of plastic for the heater box cover, I got a front cover made up out of steel, with some counter sunk holes. Installed an electronic boost controller, which is attached by Velcro, so it can be hidden away. Lastly all the door cards/trims covered in a velvet effect type material - pretty happy with those...
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 06 Mar 2019 20:40

pictures attached AGAIN
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by RONSLYCHUK » 07 Mar 2019 08:42

The door cards and heater cover look great!

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 12 Mar 2019 20:42

So there has been plenty of dramas and issues to work through along the way. The biggest, when we went to start the car for the first time, it didn't sound right - effectively like some kind of air pump. After checking everything fuel, spark blah blah twice or three times, I did a leak down test results below......
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 12 Mar 2019 20:45

So started the process of removing the motor once again to determine what was going on internally.
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 12 Mar 2019 20:46

Empty bay once again
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VW Golf

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 12 Mar 2019 20:48

off to the mechanics
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1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 12 Mar 2019 20:59

Basically to cut a very long story short, the valve seats were not cut properly. At TDC you could see full moon circles around the edge of the valves. absolute balls up. In the end I just got on with fixing the issues. Lots more dollars spent including some drop in cams and the replacement of all the rocker arms due to age and wear.

This has been probably the most frustrating part of the build to date. Needless to say I changed machine shops and used a different mechanic in order to complete the fix
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Mar 2019 20:42

some pictures along the way
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Mar 2019 20:49

trying to catch up to the where the car stands now.

Once the head was rebuilt and the motor was put back together, it went straight into the car. Went through the normal processes of building up oil pressure and priming fuel. Then with one more turn of the key the car started first time no dramas. Besides playing with the thermo fan switches (trying to get the thermo to kick in earlier) it was pretty finished ready to roll.
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Mar 2019 20:51

So with car running it was time to finish putting the rest of the car together.... interior
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My cars
1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Mar 2019 20:53

All together.
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by harryagain » 18 Mar 2019 21:01

It then went off to the turners, to ensure everything was running as it should, air/fuel ratios etc.

Removed the electronic boost controller and just tuned it up with the spring pressure from the actuator. After final tuning the car generated 250hp at the wheels, with boost pressure being set at 10psi. Which was a good surprise, and is a bit of fun whilst driving until I do the 1000kms run-in.
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1971 Datsun 510 2Dr
1971 Datsun 1600 4dr - FJ20
VW Golf

My 2dr Build
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27563

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Re: USA to Western Australia my two door 510 build

Post by Heinrich » 18 Mar 2019 22:02

very well done, the color suits the car extremely well .
attention to detail with an understated look(to me).
very pretty car.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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