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1 hour ago, demo243 said:

Winter time here in the NE... so not much going on with the dattos... to much salt on the roads to drive them, and there isn’t enough space or heat to really work on them in the garage... thinking about maybe getting a wall mount heater, but we’ll see...

 

 

I'm dieing to drive mine...

On the topic of garage heat I use an open flame style propane heater, it heats the garage up real quick.... the radiant style aren't bad but they dont move the air much, but you can mount them up out of the way... you could probably use a small fan blowing up to force circulation..... 

 

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12 minutes ago, Crashtd420 said:

I'm dieing to drive mine...

On the topic of garage heat I use an open flame style propane heater, it heats the garage up real quick.... the radiant style aren't bad but they dont move the air much, but you can mount them up out of the way... you could probably use a small fan blowing up to force circulation..... 

 

I’ll probably pull em out one of these days to at least start em up and run em. The 620 has a bad fuel line from the tank though... seaping pretty good when running...

 

The current garage is pretty small so I was thinking one of the radiant ones maybe... either way there isn’t much room to do much work in their anyway...

 

I can’t wait for spring!!!! Just want to drive em and cruise and hopefully hit up a cars and coffee or something... hopefully this COVID thing settles down again. 

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I'll definitely be heading out your way in the spring to go for a cruise.....

I can't even start mine to make me happy right now.... there were a couple days if I wasnt in a state of repair I would have driven it..... 

I was actually thinking about it today..

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Still cold, snowy, and the roads are full of salt.... so not much to update... 

I am unofficially-officially searching for a 2 door to add to the fleet. Willing to ship it, but that eats into the budget quite a bit... so preferably something on the east coast. I don't mind driving to pick it up. Doesn't need to be a runner, roller is ok, as I'll probably KA swap it as well. Plan would be to build a dedicated "race car" for AutoX and tracks days, which would allow me to make this car a bit more street oriented. I am open to a full blown race car, but realistically I think just a roll bar makes more sense since I will probably never race it competitively... and Im sure Ill want to street drive it too. Got a cold lead on two cars, but both are unlikely to change hands... need to start "knocking" on doors and doing some digging...

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Teaser Shot!

 

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Picked up a bunch of parts from a local 510 guy including these wheels. I didnt think they would even be close to fitting since they came off a flared car... but low and behold, we are CLOSE!

I think they are 13x5.5s and are wrapped in some 215/50s that are old but in good shape. 

I need to swap a caliper bracket back in to hopefull clear them as the calipers are just dragging right now...  but my other brackets should get me an extra mm or 2...3... Gotta check the rears as well but I think we'll be ok. Might even let me drop her a little bit more! Slamming this car!

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Broke the mistresses out of the garage the other day! Fired up the 510 for the first time since she got tucked away and took her for a quick rip. Damn this car is stupid fun hahahahah! Really need to knuckle down though and swap the spare trans in... The can of bolts that rattles on decel takes alot of the fun away from driving it. Clutch feels really light too... works, but feels really light. Bleed it in the fall but didnt make a difference. Unfortunately I thinks it will be easiest to pull the whole engine and trans to do the swap since the trans bolts are so tight to the firewall I need to pull the rad and hook the engine up to the hoist anyway...
 

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Sitting on 13's again!
 

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Still need to mess around with a few things and play wheel roulette to try and get the wheel weights too clear.... Front passenger has a row of them that are just hitting...  Tires are older, but in decent shape, will run them for now. Gotta keep my eyes open for a decent set of 195-205 13's... Federal says they make 595s, but nobody has them in stock... I found some no name Vitour Formulas in a 195/55r13, but no information on them, and they are still $100 bucks a tire... I think I can still get some Toyo RA1s for ~$140 each, but thats more then I was hoping to spend... I worry about getting anything balanced on these wheels as well, since realistically the only place for weights is the very inside edge of the drum...

Brake clearances are SUPER tight. 
 

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Didnt think I was that into slots, but I dig the look now. Car is soo low on 13s too.

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