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Hey fellow Ratsuners im back, and I couldn't be any happier. I wasn't sure if I was going to do a build thread or just do a re-intro for a new car. Anyways some of you may remember my old car I picked up from the510keeper a few years ago that I sold because I didn't have the time to work on her and get her running right.

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Tons of you told me to keep it and get it running right but I didn't and got rid of her and man did I regret it, and what killed me even more a few weeks after I sold it some friends told me they saw the new owner flying down the street :( I have yet to see it since i've sold it and the guy stays local. Anyways I never felt complete since I got rid of my dream car and knew some day i'd get another one so I would always lurk the interwebebes to see what was around. Then a few weeks ago at a pizza spot I saw this one parked outside in front and I just knew it was time to get another one

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So I hit up my buddy Mario Lozano of TSR fabrication to find me another one, a couple weeks go by and he gives me a call telling me he found one. The car used to be owned by Craig Shiraiwa who passed away a few years back but he sold it to someone else and built an sr 510. So Mario gives me the run down on the car how ir's been sitting for 6yrs and all the work he had done on it and about all the goodies the car has and he sends me a bunch of oics to look at

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I liked what I saw and had to see it for myself, I wasn't sure if i was going to get it at first but I coudln't get the car out of my mind. I go to see the car for myself and I coudln't pass it up becasue I woudln't have another shot at it. A lot of people wanted the car but I had first dibs and if I passed on it I would of regreted it. So we pick it up and tow bar it back to his shop and go over what we need to do to get her back up and running. got all new fluids, carbs are freshly rebuilt along with a few other things.

The po did some funky eletrical work with that were trying to sort out but im not savy in that area.some shots I stop to take while I was working on her, had to wash her up to because she was dirty.

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Car was a vinyl top, original paint, as you can see theres not much body damage. Just the one cancer spot that will be addressed. I don't have any plans for the car right now besides getting her ready before eagle rock swap meet which we are really close to doing. She just needs some eletrical work done and cleaned up, and the carbs need to be adjusted and tuned. The car has sentimental value to Mario and others so I'm going to do my best in modding it when I get around to it. I hope to have the rest of the stuff sorted out by the end of this coming week. If theres anyone in the SoCal area who would love to come down and give a hand with eletrical your more than welcomed to. I'm not letting this one go this ones a keeper.

 

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Welcome back to the club. Car looks good... I like the 25th Anniversary BRE glovebox emblem. I have an actual 510 radio delete plate if youre interested  Then you could get rid of that ill fitting 620 plate. 

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Welcome back to the club. Car looks good... I like the 25th Anniversary BRE glovebox emblem. I have an actual 510 radio delete plate if youre interested  Then you could get rid of that ill fitting 620 plate. 

Thanks I couldn't stay away for ever, seeing 510's on the street from time to time was killin me inside lol. I actually think im going to install a radio at some point in the future but if i need it i'll get back to you about it

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Factory tach and a Ayrton Senna sticker, who could blame you. Must be that new old car smell that keeps us all coming back for more. Looks great.

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Factory tach and a Ayrton Senna sticker, who could blame you. Must be that new old car smell that keeps us all coming back for more. Looks great.

 

Yea I love 510's I took that sticker off along with the scarface one but when I took off the A senna it peeled some paint :( if I would of known I would of left it. I'm slowly but surely cleaning her up, should be doing my first drive in her today

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Hey nice car. Welcome back to the wonderful world of Datsuns. l look forward to seeing your progress on this build.

 

 

... I like the 25th Anniversary BRE glovebox emblem.

 

The Glovebox emblem is a 2.5 emblem ala the SCCA 2.5 Trans-Am Series that the Datsun 510 dominated for 2 winning race seasons in 1971 and 1972.

 

It was part of the Trans-Am Decor package that was available back in the day.

 

 

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So I finally got to drive it today and man was it fun it's way better than my old 510 in every way, I dont miss it lol. just need to fine tune a few things within this coming week. snapped some shots after the drive...

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man that dimes looks familiar. gonna see if i can dig up some old pics of it

You most likely have seen it around, it was Craig Shiraiwa's old high school car then he sold it to some guy and mario helped him build his SR 510 before he passed...

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Thats just so beautiful and what great condition to find it in. I wouldnt have passed up something like that either.

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I'm very happy I didnt pass it up, glad I finally drove it

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wow what a great find! looks awesome as is.

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Thanks, this car won't be getting modded much more than it already is. a few things here and there but as of now it can stay how it is.

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This is about where were at for the day I have to help my sister move

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Look about right?

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on your blue 510, what rims are those?

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That is awesome man, i may have to get that guys info from you when i finish getting the $$ together for a dime. Hard to come by here in CO....

 

Looks like a very solid start man, im superjelly!

 

-Jake

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on your blue 510, what rims are those?

I don't remember man, Sry

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That is awesome man, i may have to get that guys info from you when i finish getting the $$ together for a dime. Hard to come by here in CO....

Looks like a very solid start man, im superjelly!

-Jake

Thanks man, I just want to fix it already the test drive has me jonesing for more. Just msg me when your ready he comes across them all the time and doesn't bother with junkets so it'd be worth your $

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I noticed in this picture that the steering column is a bit cocked (hehe) downward to the left. What causes this? Mine has been like that since I got it, but it has bit more of an angle downward.

 

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No clue man, my guess is because its old lol. Doesn't bother me at all, see if yours has play in it and see what you can do to fix it from there. Or maybe someone who actually knows how to fix it might chime in. I'm actually going to look into that next time I work on my car, now that you mentioned it It's bugging me lol.

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Thanks man, I just want to fix it already the test drive has me jonesing for more. Just msg me when your ready he comes across them all the time and doesn't bother with junkets so it'd be worth your $

 

 

I can DEFINITELY understand that, and I will definitely be messaging you when the time comes.  Appreciate it!  MOAR OICS!! lol

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I will nxt time I get to wrench on her, my sister moving has slowed up progress

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