What did you do on your 510 today?

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by defdes » 13 May 2019 08:39

I bought a new O2 sensor (narrow band) spliced on the connector for the AutoMeter gauge and welded on a bung. I'll invest in the wide band eventually when I finally switch to EFI.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by cartel » 23 May 2019 18:04

got my center caps done to be different--

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 24 May 2019 10:52

Finally done with most of the rack install on the inside of the engine bay. finished installing all the brake lines as well. Came out pretty good.

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 09 Jun 2019 17:21

As I postponed our drive till next Sunday I thought I would be productive on the car today.

Drove over to Specialty where I proceeded to replace a torn shifter boot, been like that for too many years. I had two new ones in stock, one made in Mexico and one factory. It also let me check out and re-lube my steel shifter bushings which Andy made for a precision fit. No wear at all.

I have a small foam "cone" that goes around the top of the trans mission at the shifter area, keeps things a bit quieter, it was still in good shape

I then fixed a couple of small vibration/rattle issues in the engine bay, my heat shield separated from it's silicone isolator and a hose clamp was hitting my brake switch heat shield.

Andy popped a rear wheel off my car so he could measure up some brake pads for another customer who uses the same set up as mine.

It was a nice drive back to sunny Surrey where I fueled up the car with fresh 100LL, ready for next weekend.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 17 Jun 2019 18:00

Started adding some sound sound deadening to the car.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by Tedman » 28 Jun 2019 20:49

Installed drip rail trim! Gotta admit, gave myself 50/50 chance of succeeding with this. Never installed (or removed) drip rail trim before. Required a lot of careful whacking with a soft rubber mallet, but it went on! Stoked!

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Post by RONSLYCHUK » 29 Jun 2019 10:59

You did a good job,congrats!

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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by 510-Trevor » 29 Jun 2019 18:54

This past week I mocked up some metal flares and replaced the front wheel bearings and brakes. Still have the right side to complete but with what I learned on the left side the right will go much faster.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by eastbaysolo_73 » 12 Jul 2019 18:01

510-Trevor wrote:
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This past week I mocked up some metal flares and replaced the front wheel bearings and brakes. Still have the right side to complete but with what I learned on the left side the right will go much faster.
Looks killer man.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by bertvorgon » 14 Jul 2019 19:39

Birdy is not coming home......

I decided to go and fire the car up, drive to Andy's to wax and check a few things out after our Fort Casey drive. I did wash the car after the drive..but.....

Today as I waxed the car, where I actually got down low on my knees, to wax the air dam, I saw something jammed into my oil cooler inlet. This is what I found! I did remember on one of our zippy points going back up the old #99 and a bird flew across the front of the car, I did not think I saw it exit..but...it was low and maybe I just did not see it. At the gas station I checked the grill and saw nothing. I obviously should have looked lower. Talk about threading the needle to hit that opening at 70 MPH.

Took me a bit to drag this poor thing out, was it ever jammed up there, I don't think it was the impact that killed, it but the sudden right turn.....

I took a quick run after waxing the car to Vancouver to visit Rob France, then blasted back down #99 to the garage. I had an interesting discussion with some sort of Larger JDM Toyota that had some good power, turbo I think, but, I scored final point during the discussion. At some point during that final part of the discussion I saw close to 8,000 RPM in 5th..zippidy do dah....

I will throw some more fuel in it for next weekends drive and clean some bugs off the windows.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Post by CP » 14 Jul 2019 20:26

Just shy of a year since we dropped a valve seat, we finally have things back together and running. Learned a lot on this go around, like stick with a known machinist. Would have saved a lot of headache. Little more set up and clean-up and she is out the door for the balance of the summer.
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