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That's cool.... trying to keep tabs on datsuns I know that are close by.... I would love to get an east coast datsun show going some day.... or even start a local club for Sunday morning meets...

 

The CTZCC crew used to be pretty active -mostly z's , but they were always open to other nissans and datsuns 

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Ya it seems we can ride the coat tails of z cars or roadsters club around here but nothing much going on for the 510s or 521s..

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Only the 2nd page this time... not too bad -

 

Finally got some time to work on the dime. Went down to CT for a few days to take care of some issues. 
 
Pulled the engine the reseal the oil pan--- hoping it holds this time... 
 
Tried to use the "stock" 2?0z trans mount.. but it dropped the trans too far and in turn angled the engine too far back so it hit the firewall... oh well back to the poly mount...
 
Got a new TPS sensor and adapter for throttle shaft--- and it works! Which allowed me to finally update to a real ignition map. Ill have to screenshot a photo of it later, but its basically a tweaked version of Dukes map adjusted for a TPS sensor instead of MAP. Could probably use some fine tuning, but it works for now and the car runs much better then the flat 15 degree map I was running before.
 
For anyone interested, and hopefully this helps someone else since I had a hell of a time trying to figure it out... Kinsler Fuel Injection sells these TPS sensors, and this adapter for a 3/8" throttle shaft (such as the one available from pierce manifolds) I used the clockwise rotation sensor for my application. 
 
Some engine shots... it just looks too good!!! 
 
 
Also worked out a few other electrical kinks - added a second fuse panel. Got the reverse lights working. Got the AFR wideband gauge working. And finally got my speedo working!!! Ended up being a bent pin in the vss sensor, carefully bent it back and it works. All my gauges work now!!!!
 
So since everything was working I took it out for a spin --- 
 
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-Exhaust work - header back (was hoping to get my spare rear crossmember exhaust opened and adjustable... but I dont think thats gonna happen... Ill just go full 2.5" or full 3" and have then do a smaller pipe through the x-member and replace it down the road)

 

 

So when I was doing mine, one thought I had was to just treat the xmember as exhaust.  Weld pipe to both ends and v-flange or whatever flange you want.  The rear mount should allow for some movement and the front of your exhaust should have the braided section to allow for movement.  Not sure if this is a good idea, but it was one "idea" I had as a work around when I was doing mine.  

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Damn... I made it all the way to the 4th page even with Ratsun being pretty dead these days.... damn instagram and facebook killing the car forums... anyway I haven't given up yet! 

 

Haven't had much to update since the move back east. With the car being stored in CT and living in an apartment in MA... there  weren't many updates... until a few weeks ago. We bought a house which means the car gets to come back up. The garage is small... but big enough to fit the 510 and a nice work bench. ultimate plan is to tear it down and build a nice 2 car garage... we'll see how long that takes....

 

anyway...

 

Yesterday was the day to bring her to the new home. 

 

Picked up a Uhaul trailer and did the round trip MA->CT->MA in today to bring her home!

 

33814545188_fb347ab51b_z.jpg20190424_113941 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr

 

46776025215_70164d4d05_z.jpg20190424_113949 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr

 

32748824077_4680fb7f1d_z.jpg20190424_114003 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr

 

33814544508_8296fb6cc3_z.jpg20190424_171809 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr

 

We'll see... future updates may be slow as well cause the house needs love too, but at least Ill have the 510 to cruise around in. 

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I forgot what town you ended up in but Let me know if I can lend a hand.... 

 

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2 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

I forgot what town you ended up in but Let me know if I can lend a hand.... 

 

 

Our new place is in Topsfield 

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Not to bad your about an hour away,  just means you have to put up with me for a while if I come and help... just make an afternoon of it.... 

 

I think mainer311 is closer to you..... 

I forgot where he said but I thought it was up in the lowel/Lawrence area....

 

When your ready we should talk about putting together a datsun meet , I think we briefly brought that up at the Lars Anderson car show....

 

Catch up with you soon....

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2 hours ago, Crashtd420 said:

Not to bad your about an hour away,  just means you have to put up with me for a while if I come and help... just make an afternoon of it.... 

 

I think mainer311 is closer to you..... 

I forgot where he said but I thought it was up in the lowel/Lawrence area....

 

When your ready we should talk about putting together a datsun meet , I think we briefly brought that up at the Lars Anderson car show....

 

Catch up with you soon....

 

Definitely will be some driveway wrenching this summer... gotta get down and help b^2 get his 510 running. We got half way through a side draft swap and then the weather got to cold.

 

Always down for a good weekend cruise or event. We should definitely try and put together a gathering. I think there are a couple guys up in NH too. I think threebsracing is pretty close.

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On ‎4‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 12:29 PM, demo243 said:

 

Definitely will be some driveway wrenching this summer... gotta get down and help b^2 get his 510 running. We got half way through a side draft swap and then the weather got to cold.

 

Always down for a good weekend cruise or event. We should definitely try and put together a gathering. I think there are a couple guys up in NH too. I think threebsracing is pretty close.

 That's correct, I'm in Southern NH.

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So.... I did a thing today.... 

 

No I didn't sell the 510... Never!

 

But I did add another vehicle to the collection. 

 

Today I joined the 620 club. I think I'll call her Orange Whip

 

48516221166_62c2393227_z.jpgOrange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr

 

48516395217_a82dd7e680_z.jpgOrange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr

 

The 510 is still very much in the picture... but its less fun to drive all the time now as its essentially a race car, so I was looking for something to be able to cruise around in.

 

Link to Orange Whips builde

 

Orange Whip '78 620

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Not much to update on the 510... been spending alot of time working on the truck...

 

I did steal away to Limerock in CT last weekend for the vintage races and drove the 510. Cruises like a champ on the highway! Although the trans is not sounding good.... need to swap the spare one in and see if its any better... 

 

Anyway here are some photos. 

 

Trackside camping!

48648756597_df12151db2_z.jpg20190830_125713 by devon M, on Flickr

 

48685981632_39206127af_z.jpg20190830_130915 by devon M, on Flickr

 

Neighbors are Datsun fans too!!! 

 

48685808691_b9bd9cf772_z.jpg20190830_105026 by devon M, on Flickr

 

There is no racing on Sundays due to the church across the street.... but they do fill the track for a car show... and obviously had to put the 510 out there --- drew quite a lot of attention. 

 

48685978527_097c8f6754_z.jpg20190901_121830 by devon M, on Flickr

 

And... Dos Dattos!!!

 

48685805416_212de00968_z.jpg20190905_204111 by devon M, on Flickr

 

48685796946_16abdfc928_z.jpg20190829_182603 by devon M, on Flickr

 

48532556747_b43ae3e819_z.jpg20190812_190110 by devon M, on Flickr

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Nice!  Lime Rock is a cool track..............miss it!

 

TJ

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