What did you do on your 510 today?

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KiKiIchiBan
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

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bertvorgon wrote: 18 Sep 2022 11:34 Come to Vancouver and I will take you on a good hike into the mountains!

We can both forget our woes for a few hours.
Im desperate to get back to Vancouver,if I sell up I can afford nice things again :D
gooned wrote: 18 Sep 2022 11:34 Just breath Kiki, no point selling after all the heavy lifting is done, they are old cars and need to be persuaded...I know right now that doesn’t help.
It’s an old car with new everything :lol: lack of experts or helpful people where I live so I’m left scratching my head on my own most of the time.
KiKiIchiBan wrote: I was going to take it for a drive as I had a few hours free in-between life commitments, started up with ease, idled nicely then died and refused to start. No spark. Multimeter battery flat, no d-cells in the house, shops shut. No blown fuses, maybe the ignition module went bad. Very frustrating. Actually considering selling it, do not have any free time and when I do, I don't want to be working on the car, I want to be driving it.
510rob wrote: 18 Sep 2022 13:03On page 9 of your thread (HERE), there are some pictures of your distributor... What kind of distributor setup is that? It looks like it might be a modified 280ZX Turbo distributor - what guts are in it and what ignitor module?
Kameari one. Fixed timing, it was all set and running perfect. Now no spark :?: checked ground, re ground. Multimeter battery dead so can’t test power. I think maybe th module went bad, I’ve broken 2 already somehow. Just frustrating.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

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I'd say get a stock Nissan "Matchbox" EI style distributor - they are almost bulletproof.
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

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Didn't really "do" anything to it yet, but towed my vintage race car acquisition home yesterday.

It's a 1970, with lots of nice parts. Dogbox trans, Rebello 1.8, Jeff Winter manifold, 45 Webers, aluminum front hubs, fiberglass hood and trunk, etc. I have logbooks back to 1990 when it started as an ITC car and was later slowly converted to B-sedan specs.

Looking forward to some fun next race season.

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