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demo243

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  1. Not much to update... We are in late fall earlier winter here in the Northeast so its getting cold... had a big snow over halloween, but was able to get the truck out again the other week. Was fun to get it out there, but looks like one of my fuel lines is going bad as I had a good weep from the tank--- thinking on it now it could be that the hose used is not up to the pressure/pull from the fuel pump... Took advantage of FutoFab's Cyber Monday and picked up a set of sway bars! Excited for them... but we'll see when I get them on.
  2. demo243

    Weight loss

    There is no reason to LS swap a 510 IMHO. It’s a waste of power and a good handling car. 300ish hp is the limit in a 510 in my opinion- and to really utilize that you need to make some major changes- including bracing, flares, and massive rubber. The car is so light it just doesn’t need more power- and is no longer fun to drive as intended- sure it’s great for straight lines and burnouts, but would be far to unpredictable in the corners. 300hp is fast in a modern car - ie Subaru STI- and that car is 1000lbs heavier! With bigger rubber. End of the day it’s your car- so do whatever you want... but there is no reason to hack up a good 510 just to run a “different” and “unnecessary” swap.
  3. There was a gen 1 RX7 that used to run with the AutoX club I raced with for a couple years. That car was super sorted and always taking home there fastest times. I have a soft spot for the RX7 - all three generations - but still like the look of the z better... and my true love is the 510. It just gets hard to justify building a race setup 510 when - at least currently - there are a number of prepped RX7s ready to go Ultimately at the end of the day I always find my self back lusting over a 510 so that’s my plan— but curious to hear OPs opinion on the two cars side by side.
  4. I’d be interested in your thoughts as well! Really want to find/build a 510... but there are a lot of ready to run rx7 race cars for sale...
  5. demo243

    Weight loss

    My guess is that 277 that I found and the 375 that datzenmike found are likely stripped down-- no exhaust, no intake, no alternator, starter etc... even still they both seem light.
  6. demo243

    Weight loss

    If you are asking about the Lexan windows - NO they are more trouble on a street car. Lexan scratches very easily and would be a nightmare on a street car.
  7. demo243

    Weight loss

    Have you swapped this engine in yet? Does it fit?? Straight 6's in 510s is not an easy swap. A quick search brings up 277lbs? for the engine. Thats without the transmission. I am not sure I believe this as both a SR and KA are heavier.... and the SR is an aluminum block... Either way you may consider a more tried an true 4 banger swap (SR or KA) - both engines with a turbo are easily capable of putting out big power numbers. As for weight, if you want it to still be street comfortable forget about loosing weight. Still dont know what you have in the car and what you are willing to do with out... but if you want to loose weight start with all the non essentials - headliner, backseat, smaller battery, carpet, sound deadening, speakers/audio... etc. At a certain point power out weighs weight loss... but also think about weight balance. If you cant get the 6 cyl. far enough back in the 510 engine bay it will throw off the balance. As has been said... you can save a hair of weight with some fiberglass body panels... but that adds alot of work to get fit and finished... or you can give up on any and all creature comforts and build a race car... Either way ... Lets see this car!
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    Weight loss

    Post some photos! what is left in the car? What are you willing to sacrifice? 4 doors are a little bit heavier to begin with I think... I’ll look back and see if I can find my corner weights with my old l20b. need some more info on what you still have in the car and what your willing to drop
  9. This truck is going to be SWEET! Cant wait to see it.
  10. I used to like BAT... they always had some cool cars that we pretty good deals... Now they are just driving prices up wild! Everyone with a rusted shell thinks they are sitting on a pot of gold. Cars that are worth $500 bucks are being advertised at $5-10,000! I know they will never get that price, but it has really driven up the cost of driveable cars. I have really started to hate the site.
  11. Glad to hear you got it figured out! Seems a lot of people are afraid to rewire their cars... but it’s not that bad and is so much nicer with new wires.
  12. I Was going to this fall but but a couple other things got in the way $ wise... probably in the spring- I think it would help drive a bility a lot... there is a lot of roll in the turns.
  13. Check the steering arm to strut bolts - especially if you are running bump steer spacers, if those come loose you will get play that could cause that wobble.
  14. Could be a number of things- when does it shake? Under braking? Under coasting? Under braking indicates pad material on the rotors or “warped” rotors. While coasting or under acceleration indicates something in the linkage- like worn tie rods.
  15. I used to say that... now mines pretty low. I’d go lower in the front of mine but then I can’t turn cause the tires rub to much hahaha
  16. Well I guess thats it... The end of Datsun Driving Season here in the northeast--- 4" of snow in Mass today... and the salt truck definitely drove by! Untitled by D M, on Flickr Hopefully I am wrong, and we get a good couple days of rain to wash the salt off and I can sneak a few more days in.
  17. Well I guess thats it... The end of Datsun Driving Season here in the northeast--- 4" of snow in Mass today... and the salt truck definitely drove by! Untitled by D M, on Flickr Hopefully I am wrong, and we get a good couple days of rain to wash the salt off and I can sneak a few more days in.
  18. The unfortunate early end to Datsun driving season... mine are tucked away in the garage... saw the salt truck drive by earlier, so unless we get a good couple days of rain they will stay there.
  19. demo243

    My 1971 521

    Just push the truck half out the garage then - achieves the same result of giving you space to pull the hoist back
  20. demo243

    My 1971 521

    Might help if you turn the truck around so you can pull the hoist with the engine out enough— or you can push the truck half out the garage to do that
  21. demo243

    My 1971 521

    I think you’ll have enough space- may have to shorten the chain on that harbor freight hoist and keep the chain on the engine short.
  22. demo243

    My 1971 521

    I got one of the levelers... but it ended up being more work then it was worth... at least for me. It was easier to just move things around by the tail end of the trans. Leveler also didnt let me get the angle steep enough to drop the combo in. It does add a good 10+" to the height you need to raise it as well so if you have a tight spot it will be tough.
  23. demo243

    My 1971 521

    Check out Fbook or Craiglist too- I scored a nice picker and engine stand for $100 bucks around the corner from me when I was in Cali. Worked out perfected--- picked up the KA for the 510 in the morning and grabbed the hoist and stand on my way home. They are big so people want to get ride of them.
  24. Just saw the photo you posted and got me thinking back to my old Tacoma. The 95-04 Tacomas have a very simple hitch. You would have to take some measurements and do some digging but there is a good chance you could find one in a junk yard --- or replacements are not that expensive. Could be a nice tucked up option. Here is a tucked version from All Pro Offroad designed to fit behind their bumper. Mounts between the frame rails. The stock hitch drops down a little bit further. https://allprooffroad.com/all-armor/1995-2004-toyota-tacoma-reciever-hitch-for-wrap-around-rear-bumper.html
  25. Prime driving season! Perfect for those adventures.
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