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    '72 Datsun 510 (x2), '05 Xterra (VQ40DE Donor?), '62 Porsche 356 Coupe (project)
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  1. Had to go look at mine- looks like it was cut and welded. This is an S15 SR20DE.
  2. Here's a fun vid clip I recorded during a NASA track day session at Sears Point (now known as Sonoma Raceway) in December 1992. Many are probably familiar with NASA, the national sports car racing sanctioning body. NASA had its genesis in the California Capri Club. I think this was one of the very first few NASA sanctioned events, along with a Laguna Seca event held earlier that year. At any rate, one of the weekend highlights for me was this little dice with a BMW 2002tii. Technically we weren't supposed to "race" because this was a "driver's school", but well you know how that goes sometimes. Normally I prefer the ambient sounds of the engine revving and tires screeching during in-car track footage, but my camera had no sound recording capability at the time, so I dubbed the music. In this case I think it might actually add dramatic effect. Link to the vid: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WygQe59AzFVEXwKzDoG325yDzSpCq0p9/view?usp=sharing In my mind it was a pretty fair fight. We were both carrying passengers. That's actually my brother's long hair you see in the vid. At the very end of the clip, after we passed the BMW, you can see him turn towards me and exclaim "Bitchen!". I was driving my street/autocross 510 with a mildly cammed L20B with dual Z SUs, dogleg 5 speed, and 13x7 Libres with 185/60 Yokohama A008RS tires. Here's my car doing a lame impression of an actual race car adorned with magnetic numbers and stickers. There were quite a few other 510s at that event. Here's a few pics I snapped using a disposable film camera. Dennis and Peggy Hale's "Datserati". My group's assigned instructor for the weekend was Melissa D'Orso and this was her ITC 510. She was super cool and obviously knew the fast way around Sears Point. Sorry for all the red 510s! A few more non-red 510s in the paddock. View of pit road and cars on track exiting turn 11. There was also some carnage. My buddy in his white Rabbit got t-boned in the esses by an RX-7. The RX-7 got the worst of it. It had rained heavily the day before the event and there were a lot of puddles and mud at the edge of the track. I had flat towed my 510 behind my Ford Ranger from LA and it was cold and rainy all the way to the Bay Area. Not a fun tow, but the weekend track days were blessed with clear blue skies, if brisk temperatures (December in Norcal). Here's another in-car vid I made from that weekend. I dubbed a Tom Petty tune that seemed to fit well (again, no mic in the car). Seems NASCAR has been using the same tune lately, but I made this in the early '90s! https://drive.google.com/file/d/18jGuDgSNFrPqPCuuXrNjn9cr58nmVHiy/view?usp=sharing
  3. In case you guys didn't notice, the red #200 510 was L6 powered, and the white BRE striped car that mowed the cones was Balleristic31's dad's 510. He has a few pics of the car at the start of his build thread: https://ratsun.net/topic/76278-dads-1969-510-build/
  4. Here's a link to a vid clip my Dad shot at a Cal Club autocross at Pt. Mugu NAS in 1991. Part way through our run group we had to tear down the course to make way for Air Force One to taxi through. As I recall, President Bush was visiting Santa Barbara that day. Once Air Force One taxied through, we just set the course back up and resumed racing! https://drive.google.com/file/d/17sav2mi4mQLHUri8ld3Qx8ul7Niubznc/view?usp=sharing
  5. The car is really coming along nicely! Excellent work. Here's a shot of your Dad's old 510 that I took at Phoenix Int'l Raceway back in the early '90s when we were there for an Alfa Club time trial and race. We used to autocross against each other back in the day. Good times!
  6. The material on the 280ZX calipers that you grind off to fit inside 13" wheels probably weighs less than a caliper bolt. After grinding:
  7. FWIW, here's some measurements of mine. These were made by DP Racing using high misalignment Aurora rod ends, and designed to use the stock 510 inner and outer washers on the LCA stud. This view shows the locknut is fully engaged: This view shows that with the locknut fully engaged, there's still room for the missing inner washer (I couldn't scrounge one up for this photo, but you can see them in Matt's pic above): I notice that your setup does not use the special inner washers with the concave taper on one side, but the bushing still seats against the crossmember, so the ID must be opened or tapered to fit over the taper in the stud? Odd. If I were you I would shorten the bushings until you get full thread engagement with the outer washer in place. As mentioned above, that washer is your safety backup in case that rod end blows out.
  8. ...and a few non-Datsun/Nissans of note. Immaculately preserved Mazda 626 2-door 5-speed with 58k miles. Looked minty showroom fresh. Took home an award, deservedly so. Honda Prelude Si was nearly as minty fresh. I think this was maybe an '85? That interior... Toyota Carina. '73 Toyota Corolla SR. One of the nicest cars of the show IMO. A very nice Mazda RX4. Early Liftback Celica with 1JZ.
  9. Turnout for today's JDM @ ADM show in El Segundo was smaller than last year, probably because of the weather, which actually turned out to be quite pleasant with overcast skies, just a few bouts of light drizzle, and temps in the low '70s. The parking lot to the south of the ADM wasn't even used this year, whereas it was full last year. Some folks I spoke to who came from points north reported brief rain showers (like, wipers ON), which is unusual for SoCal this time of year, but probably kept more than a few "I never drive it in the rain" owners parked in their garages. Those of you in the great PNW will surely scoff, and all those no shows deserve it if you ask me! At any rate, here's some Datsun's and a few Nissans I got mostly in focus. Abe Froman had impeccable timing and scored pole position with his Bluebird Coupe. This '68 510 4-door done up in early '80s blacked out chrome trim style, took the Best '60s award. Mr. K's iconic 240Z with G-nose and wire wheels. Cool 2+2 Z. Ratsun 521 with period camper shell and plenty of ratshit going on. Clean debadged S13. NA SR powered 510. Mostly stock 260Z sporting Libres. Little Red Wagon. B13 SE-R. B14 SE-R. Not sure if this turbo Z won an award, but body and paint were impressive, and it sounded mean. The Shack-mobile. Zeke, with a view of the awards proceedings. View from the back of the awards ceremony with some of the Itasha cars in the foreground. ...and tacos served up fresh off the Impala grill! All-in-all it was a pretty chill show. Too bad the weather put a damper on turnout. Next year they plan to shut the whole street down, so stay tuned...
  10. Good turnout of 510s at JCCS this year. For some reason they split us into two sections, with the mostly L-series powered cars staged on the harbor side slope , while the mostly SR20 and non-L cars were up on the flat area closer to the center of the show. Sorry I didn't take more pics of those cars. This was one of my favorite cars, a Brockbuster/Screaming Yellow Zonker tribute: JCCS in Long Beach CA! That is a crispy clean Wagon. My second 510 was this pale yellow color, but it didn't look this nice: Warren's '70s period flared 4-door: Another cool flared car, this one had several of the Trans Am décor package accents including the steering wheel, shift knob, and a pair C-pillar medallions displayed on the back seat with the Trans Am décor package brochure and an American Racing Libre wheel with an honest-to-goodness A70-13 Goodyear Polyglass tire mounted! The stock air cleaner and stock underhood presentation is very impressive! Another amazing Butterscotch Wagon, L-series powered and sporting a rare Coonan Valve cover, dual Weber sidedrafts. and a beautiful foglight grill. This one was sporting JDM style flares, beefy wheels and tires, and a KA24E. ...and this cactus green 2-door converted to RHD needs no introduction here... Another white 510, this one a 2-door powered by a CA DET. More 510s at the show: BensDat still looks good, more than 3 decades later. Yet another white 510 at JCCS. This getting to be a theme. White 510s. Silver over red 4 door RHD Bluebird. Rotary conversion. A few more shots. I should have taken a shot of Abe Froman's Coupe at the show (parked next to Zeke) but I whiffed, so here's a shot in my driveway after the show, along with BensDat.
  11. All washed up and ready to head over to JCCS early Saturday morning: Parked up at the show:
  12. You can see my post on last year's event here: https://ratsun.net/topic/74480-a-few-pics-from-todays-jdm-adm-show/
  13. JDM at the Automobile Driving Museum on September 28, 2019. Car Show open to all Japanese Vehicles! Join us for our 4th Annual Japanese Car Show at the Automobile Driving Museum! Live Music! Japanese Food Trucks! Awards! and MOREEEE! AWARDS Best 60s Best 70s Best 80s Best 90s Best 00s Best Itasha Best in Show People’s Choice https://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/event/jdm2019/
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