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    71 4Dr 510

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  1. demo243

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    If you havent been there yet- check out the510realm.com there is a ton of good race info over there. Ive had some good luck scoring odd parts there too.
  2. demo243

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Long story short. Photobucket screwed the car forums.... I like flickr but they just changed their rules too an only allow 1000 photos got free acounts.... time for me to do some cleaning... I think others use imgur. Most of those photo hosting sites will allow you to copy a direct link from them that you can just paste directly into the forum.
  3. demo243

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Sub'ed! Excited for more on this build.
  4. demo243

    Rebuild Engine - L20

    San Fran But yes he does great work
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    Rebuild Engine - L20

    You! Rebuilding isn't actually that bad, or require that many specific tools... just need a machine shop to do the block and head if they need work. Most good machine shops will do an engine assembly for you... but the costs skyrocket. Tearing the engine down is pretty messy.... but building it up is a pretty clean process --- should be a clean process to make sure everything is good. Just need space for an engine stand and a clean "work bench" You'll save yourself alot of cash building it yourself
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    Aftermarket Gauges Discussion

    I am pretty happy with Speedhut gauges. Install was easy. Only issue I am having with them is the remote button to set the fuel gauge isnt working.... The biggest reason I went with them was the ability to choose my colors and that all the gauges would match. Here is my Speedhut Setup. Untitled by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr Untitled by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr
  7. demo243

    Just bought a 521

    Didnt get a chance to meet you- but got a few photos of the truck. DSC_0758 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0754 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0885 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr
  8. Heres the full album Larz Anderson Japanese Day
  9. Never started a thread for this... But saw a ton a Datsuns there, and recognized a few- DSC_0737 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0740 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0744 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0758 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0772 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0782 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0788 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0800 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0815 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr Stuck as fuck.... always laugh at this stuff... but give em props for driving a car so low static... DSC_0826 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0862 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0868 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0885 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0892 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr
  10. demo243

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Glad I bumped into you! Gotta share some photos of the truck. Looks good! DSC_0734 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0740 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0849 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0853 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr DSC_0855 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr
  11. demo243

    KA24DE Carb Swap HELP - Grandpa's Garage???

    Its doable (my 510 is proof) your best off with the rwd KA24DE from either the 240sx or the frontier. I dont know anyone who has converted a FWD KA to a RWD setup. I recall reading a few threads about it but nobody ever did the FWD to RWD conversion. As Datzenmike said there are 3 main issues converting a KA to carbs. 1) Timing - The truck KAs are very similar to the L series engines and I believe you can just use a L series distributor (but youll need to do some more research to confirm that...) The 240sx KAs the distributor runs of the cams and wont work. Some people have hacked together an L series distributor to make it work... but your best bet at that point is to go with a crank triggered ignition such as megajolt, gives you much more ability to tune it and will be rock steady. 2) Carb manifold - they are out there, but not easy to find. Ive got two, one from Ed Pink which is supposedly the Nissan Motorsports one, and a second cast one from EWL (Edwin.... something... saw him on the facebook ratsun group a while back). I liked the look of the cast one and used that. both of those are for sidedrafts (Mikuni or Weber). So you'll need to track one of those down or make your own. You can buy flanges for both the KA side and the sidedraft side of the manifold and then will just need to connect the two. 3) Fuel - not a big deal, just run a carter low pressure fuel pump, toss a regulator on it to be safe and to dial in the pressure. You may or may not need to run an electric fan, but might as well for ease of use. There is a 620 floating around that was using a downdraft carb on a KA, was all over instagram not sure if he is on here- I think it was farmerjoe? Here is a link to my KA build -Starts about half way down this page https://ratsun.net/topic/46032-red-71-4dr-carbed-ka24de/?page=20 The short answer is though, I would avoid using the FWD KA or start doing some research.
  12. demo243

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ill keep an eye out for you. Planning on running down to the show tomorrow. Probably shoot to be there around 11. Unfortunately I wont have the 510 with me. Just didnt have the time to run down and get it... and didnt want to just park it out in the open in Everett....
  13. demo243

    Bump steer spacers...

    T3 might be able to machine you a custom set? They seem to have the ability to do a fair amount of custom work.
  14. demo243

    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    The guy definitely didn't know what he was looking at... but he did comment on how much work I must have done in the engine bay. This was in the bay area at the Daly City DMV if it makes a difference.
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    Moving to Cali.....smog Q's

    I think its been mentioned already... but Ill just throw it in here for reference. I registered my 71 510 with a carb'ed KA swap in Cali about a year ago (prior it was registered in CT). Being older then 75 there was no smog check. All I had to do was drive it to the DMV for them to verify the VIN. No questions about the swap at all... although technically the swap was not Cali legal as I removed all the smog equipment from the KA to run carbs on it. If someone really wanted to be a dick they could have sent me to a STAR facility where it would have failed inspection.... but the DMV people did not care.
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