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ostaylor
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Back in the 510 game

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Hi - I live in Victoria and recently acquired a '72 510

I'm interested in posting here and participating in Island 510 events when they are allowed again.

Thanks,
Owen
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Owen
72 Datsun 510
2.3 LZ with 280zx 5 speed
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Here's the new acquisition... I suspect a few on 510 Realm will know the car
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Owen
72 Datsun 510
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Very nice! Judging by that blue sky that photo wasn't taken recently. Ha! I'm in Victoria too, but my car hasn't been on the road for years. Fingers crossed this will be the year it comes back to life. I will keep my eye out for you on the roads. Maybe we can even get together for a drive if I can get my act together.
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Took the picture about three weeks ago... Haven't been able to drive much since then given how much rain we've had but I like getting it out for a rip as often as I can :^).
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Owen
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SR det powered?
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Or maybe not. Not the car I thought it was at any rate
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Welcome to the group. You have yourself a nice car. Brent spared no effort building it. And Andys work is second to none. There's a few of us on the island
Hope to see you on the road this summer.
Mike
Up in Qualicum.
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MikeY wrote: 04 Jan 2021 22:50 Welcome to the group. You have yourself a nice car. Brent spared no effort building it. And Andys work is second to none. There's a few of us on the island
Hope to see you on the road this summer.
Mike
Up in Qualicum.
Thanks Mike - The car is mechanically amazing - so much fun to drive and the sound is absolutely incredible. I love the raspyness (is that a word?) and great power band. Lots of things to do to make it my own but I'm taking my time to figure out what I want to do and lay out a plan. I see Brent sold his front bumper on here a long time ago :^) - I have already ordered the replacement as I prefer the look with it on rather than gone, but I know that's a personal thing.

Would love to connect with other Island 510 owners when Covid and the weather permit. Please keep me in mind for that if you know of anything going on.
Regards,
Owen
72 Datsun 510
2.3 LZ with 280zx 5 speed
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greenthumb wrote: 04 Jan 2021 21:56 SR det powered?
Nope... 2.3 LZ that was built by Specialty Engineering. Amazing engine.
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Owen
72 Datsun 510
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Congratulations that is a really nice looking car. It sounds like you have just about the same engine as I do. Andy built my motor about the same time as your. With mikuni 44s it made darn near 180WHP before I changed it to EFI. Andy does some amazing work.
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I have some suspension work in that car as well. Brent was a supper nice guy, I’m going to miss having him around our group.
But I’m so happy the car stayed local!
Mine to is still old school L powered 2.2, but I took the carbs off years ago and went EFI.
I agree, the bumper needs to be there on a 510, especially on the front.
Welcome, glad to have you here, and glad the see the car is still here :-)

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