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About FormulaAtlantic

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  • Location
    San Jose
  • Cars
    510 B sedan
  • Interests
    510’s and 521’s. Racing 510’s, custom fabrication and car building/restoration

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  1. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    A couple of off topic photos. My 521 that I built when I was in high school and college.
  2. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Thanks for the info Paradime, yes I know of all of those resources and more. I will be building an L-18 motor. Typical B-Sedan stuff with twin Mikuni's etc. like my old GT motor, except L-18. I am looking at various builders, obviously Rebello, but also my old Formula Atlantic builder and a couple others. As it progresses I will let people know. This won't be a fast build, likely a year or so as work and house remodel are in line first.
  3. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Starting the process. The engine bay is empty Removing halfshafts are very tedious and I hate the work...
  4. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    The donor car...
  5. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    This is the Orangeboom car I will replicate.
  6. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Thanks again Wayno and Demo, I figured it out using postimage. Easy for an old guy 🙂 My GT-4 car.
  7. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Thanks Wayno.
  8. FormulaAtlantic

    B-Sedan replica car - building the Orangeboom car

    Ok, first stupid question. How do I post pics? I click the "insert other media" tab but it won't let me select existing attachment. Do I load somewhere else first like photobucket so that I have a URL for here? Thanks guys
  9. So, I am starting a B-Sedan replica car build. My history, I raced in SCCA SF region Regionals and Nationals 1982-1984 as well as Pro-Formula Atlantic 88-90. My regional/national car was a GT-3/4 510. Unfortunately long since sold and have been unable to trace it. My racing career spanned 1982-1991 and I drove everything everything from my 510 to a FFord, Pro FAtlantic and a 200SX called "cream-puff." Here nor there, I want to go vintage racing and decided that I would build a replica (I think they are called "tribute cars" now) car. This will be my 16th or 17th 510 since 1980. It will be based on my old buddy's (John Hoy) car as raced in 1981ish? Interestingly, John worked as a TransAm mechanic in the 80s on Frank Leary's and Paul Newman's cars. Unfortunately, I lost touch with him and heard that he may have passed on. The 510 was driven at the time by, I think, Herb Watson and was sponsored by Orangeboom Beer (may have started life as a FAR Perfomance car). At the time I was a NorCal510 member and seeing this car at Laguna Seca got me into racing. I loved the color scheme and the naming :). So, I've bought a trashed 510 and have started the process. I'll occasionally post progress pics of it here (hopefully this is the right place). Started stripping the car down to a tub this past weekend for media blast. Being a fabricator and antique car restorer, I am going to work hard to make the car as period correct, using period parts, as possible. So you may see ads for time to time of me looking for some period correct items (a BRE manifold and remote oil block for example). Well that's it for now. As a newbie here, if this isn't the right place, let me know and hope to meet you at the track in the future. BTW, not sure how to attach photos, or if I can even do that here.
  10. FormulaAtlantic

    WTB - PL510 cltuch and brake pedals or assy

    This advert is COMPLETED!

    • WANTED
    • USED

    I am converting a 510 automatic car to a manual and need the brake and clutch pedals. Willing to buy an entire pedal assy if you want to sell that way too. Thanks Dave

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  11. FormulaAtlantic

    WTB: Z 5 speed and Mikuni 44PHH carbs

    Time Left: 19 days and 4 hours

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    • USED

    Looking for a 240-280ZX 5 speed at a reasonable price. Also trying to find a pair of Mikuni 44mm PHH side draft carbs. Any condition.

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