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

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  1. Latest update on my project. It got sidelined waiting for winter to be over and while I finish my kitchen remodel. However, I have sourced and procured most of the parts for the build. Lots of trick vintage stuff. Just sourced a vintage Fibertech bucket that I will make a pattern from and then make copies for my car and a friend who is loaning me the seat. It will look a lot like the original BRE type seat. Hopefully will start work on the body shell (media blast and roll cage) by July. Photos up as soon as it gets media blasted.
  2. A few things I am looking for in case you have a lead. - C pillar external vent trim - gas door - original or reproduction BRE style bucket seat
  3. Hi everyone, a project update. I spent the end of last week in SoCal, met a lot of new friends and picked up some "gold" for the race car project. It's so wonderful to be back in the 510 fold. I meet a couple of guys my age (50's) and we reminisced about the old days (late 70's into the 80's) and how 510's were so plentiful and cheap. I also met a couple of young guys who are just getting into the cars. It's great to be able to be a mentor of sorts to the new guys and to also see the excitement in their eyes of owning one of the greatest series of cars ever built. The excitement is infectious
  4. Honestly don’t know the speed, but it was in my GT4 510 in 1983 on the back straight at Riverside Raceway. Was a very long straight, topped out at around 6800 RPM with a 194hp 1600 built by Comptech racing before they became famous with Honda/Acura. The steering was super light as air built a cushion beneath the car as it rushed under the box flare front spoiler. Oh to have built a proper splitter. Won that race.
  5. A couple of off topic photos. My 521 that I built when I was in high school and college.
  6. 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.
  7. Starting the process. The engine bay is empty Removing halfshafts are very tedious and I hate the work...
  8. Thanks again Wayno and Demo, I figured it out using postimage. Easy for an old guy ? My GT-4 car.
  9. 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
  10. 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 base
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