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71 datsun 510 wagon

Post by squatches on August 18th 2012, 9:44 am

i bought this car a year ago as a daily driver after i wrecked my miata, and i really shouldn't have gotten it as a daily. the body wasnt it to bad shape but not great either and it didn't run well at all it gave me troubles the whole way home. A trip that was supposed to be a 4hr round trip there and back, turned into about 6hrs because of breaks not working engine cutting out and not starting. The car had been sitting for a while before i got ahold of it and it was in need of new everything replaceable lol, but the car has changed alot over the year and is still undergoing changes.

when i first got it
















starting to fix things, the engine got a new fuel pump, fuel lines, filters, distributer cap, rotor button, plugs, plug wires, battery, battery cables, alternator, carb kit, valve cover seal, brakelines, rebuilt calipers, brake pads/shoes, rotors, custom collector pipe (the old one had rusted away and fell off while i was driving) and a cherry bomb. theres lots more but you get the general idea Razz

















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Post by squatches on August 18th 2012, 10:06 am

painted the valve cover







shortly after rebuilding the carb i found set of su's with manifold to put on it.












then i bought some old circle track 13x10's, stretched some tires on them and put them on.









got a set of new wheels for the front aswell

old set



new set



theres alot of stuff that was done that i don't have pics for or lost. but i drove the wagon this way for a while then the engine started making bottomend noises so i took it to a parking lot and let it go out in style, by doing donuts and sliding it.













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Post by squatches on August 18th 2012, 10:39 am

after the original engine blew up i bought a 92 nissan 240sx for $300 and drove it to the shop and stripped it down. almost all of the car has gotten used for the 510 and another datsun project i have.

parts car/victim









the 240 steering column in the 510



240 dash cut down to fit into 510



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240 dash and console wrapped















engine



intake manifold, took apart cleaned it, removed the egr crap, and the butterfly valves in the runners







and the nightmare of wiring



this is what i removed that wasn't needed



ill try to get some pics of the finished harness tomorrow, and a few of the engine when i go get it from the shop and get it home.
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Post by Reb Stew on August 18th 2012, 3:48 pm

A ton of wires...

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Post by squatches on August 19th 2012, 4:52 am

Its not to bad its all done for the most part
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Post by squatches on August 21st 2012, 6:14 am

wagon is now at the house.





where i had started to sand and clean up the engine bay



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Post by JESTER64 on August 22nd 2012, 2:49 am

Cody almost sold this.Im glad to see it sitting back in our driveway.It will be in the shop soon enough!

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Post by JESTER64 on August 22nd 2012, 2:51 am

Look at that twisted steal scrap metal in first pic.

I look at that and him and think how lucky he was with just a broke back.

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Post by squatches on August 22nd 2012, 5:29 am

it'll buff out
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Post by squatches on August 30th 2012, 9:31 am

heres the wiring harness after i pulled all of the wires out for the egr stuff and everything else that wasnt needed.





this is the fuse panel and the the relays for the starter, ecu, and fuel pump. i just cut the connectors off the car harness and ran them to the panel so i could disconnect from the fuse block easily, ill clean it up more once ive got it in the car and running





the intake is cleaned up, rewired, and reassembled and ready to go back on.







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Post by squatches on September 13th 2012, 5:11 am

wirring in still messy





tilt steering colum from the 240sx next to the original column.







i had to switch the inner splined rod from the original column into the tilt column so it would fit.
the longer one with the u joint is for the 240 column





ready for engine





engine in





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Post by Reb Stew on September 13th 2012, 5:18 am

cheers

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Post by squatches on September 13th 2012, 5:30 am

now to put the manifolds on and hook up the wiring, make transmission crossmember and drive shaft.
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Post by squatches on October 2nd 2012, 7:16 am

scraped out all the factory sound deadening today.


041 by squatchel, on Flickr


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found chunks of sheet rock putty and tape covering the rust holes.


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found my long lost front tire..


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i probably will end up putting these seats in. they sit alittle lower and are alot more comfortable.


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Post by Reb Stew on October 2nd 2012, 7:47 am

How in the world are you finding those old slots in a 4 lug?

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Post by squatches on October 2nd 2012, 8:05 am

Reb Stew wrote:How in the world are you finding those old slots in a 4 lug?

i have a few sets lol, some datsuns have them from the factory in aluminum the ones on the wagon are steelies tho. i also have them in 6lug for one of my trucks
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Post by JESTER64 on October 2nd 2012, 6:27 pm

Reb Stew wrote:How in the world are you finding those old slots in a 4 lug?

He's a Scrounger!

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Post by Reb Stew on October 2nd 2012, 6:31 pm

Twisted Evil

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Post by squatches on October 2nd 2012, 9:49 pm

it also helps to know where all the old school imports are hidden. Very Happy
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Post by Arieldouglas on October 2nd 2012, 9:52 pm

Man I saw a red one on a roll back headed to the crusher this morning. By the time I got turned around an caught up he was through the gate.
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Post by squatches on October 18th 2012, 8:57 am

rolling it outside to start hacking on it Smile




cut out the trans tunnel and most of the passenger floorboard.





got this 4row aluminum radiator with electric fans for $40







radiator in the car



even have room for the original intake tube over the top of it.





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Post by JESTER64 on October 18th 2012, 2:27 pm

Looking Good!

Sorry I havent helped any lately.

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Post by squatches on October 18th 2012, 9:21 pm

JESTER64 wrote:Looking Good!

Sorry I havent helped any lately.

no reason to be sorry you've been busy and i havent done much to it.
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Post by JESTER64 on February 3rd 2013, 2:24 am

This thing isnt out of the shop,but its breathing on its own now.

Ive heard it run,and it sounds good.Squatches and his friend have been hitting it hard.

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Post by Nanook on February 3rd 2013, 2:28 am

That is pretty cool!

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