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    '72 510 two-door

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  1. shacks510

    "Zeke"- '72 510 2Dr

    If in the future you do decide to upgrade to a Koyorad, it really is worth the money. It is easily the best investment I have made toward my car.
  2. shacks510

    What did you do to your dime today?

    Sunday isn’t a good day to be in that area. Lots of riff raff and police presence. This part of Mulholland is a bad place to be. The spot was burned out years ago and many things have changed up there to deter people from hanging out. Surrounding roads are usually ok.
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    “Bluey”-a father daughter project 510

    I’ve seen a similar akina license plate frame. It had what yours have on the bottom, but on the top with kanji’s on the bottom.
  4. shacks510

    Cooper - 1969 1600SSS Bluebird Coupe

    I have contemplated installing retractable belts, but I actually don’t mind my non-retractable seat belts (not stock, unsure what they came from). I have mine adjusted so it’s just snug on my torso. Makes me feel safer even though it probably isn’t.. I have the passenger belt adjustment almost maxed out to the shortest length so it’s not piled on the seat/floor, and to keep it from flapping in the wind. I rarely have passengers, so it’s mostly unused. Those seatbelts look nice. The price is reasonable, but I’m not fond of the country of manufacture.
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    "Zeke"- '72 510 2Dr

    What do you think the chances are of Zeke being able to attend the Randy York memorial cruise?
  6. shacks510

    Is there any alternative to new shifter bushings?

    I once installed new factory plastic bushings, and they disentegrated in probably 200 miles. Did the brass door bushings, been good for the last ~8k miles. I used to get gnarly vibration and noise from the ball cup bushing. There was space between the ball of the shifter and the (new) cup, so I packed it with RTV and eminimated that noise.
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    Which LSD path should I take for my 510

    Subaru R160 CLSD will usually set you back somewhere in the $500 realm. They are 3.7:1 which may be good if you have short tires on your 13” wheels. How you’ll be using the car is a factor. If it’s just a putt putt car for the city, then $500 could be spent on something more useful, but it doesn’t seem like you’ll spend much time on the highway if you’re using a 4 speed, so the tall ratio might be a negative.
  8. DATSUN!!!!! Not BMW! Not Fiat! Not Lada! Not whatever else people call them....
  9. shacks510

    CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way

    No, TSR uses chromoly stub axles/flanges with Porsche 930 CV axles. There are no adapters. The trailing arm axle is also chromoly. Meant to take lots of power, but come at a price.
  10. shacks510

    What to coat a 510 exhaust manifold with?

    I have VHT paint on my manifold, and it started to fall apart within a thousand miles or so. I have seen this, and it’s something I’d like to try. I think it’s something you’d do on an already running/tuned engine, not a first start where you’re working over the engine adjusting things. Start the car and walk away deal.
  11. Internal design similar to a header? Sure. But I wouldn’t call a cast iron exhaust manifold a header. Construction from individual steel tubes is what I consider a header.
  12. People always use the wrong terminology for things. Calling a single cast iron exhaust manifold “headers” for example. There are some “correct” terms for things, but are words I don’t like to use, like subframe. People like to use buzzwords because they sound cool, or just don’t know any better, which is usually the case.
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