The "Retired" 510

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:32 pm

I do like those sill plates.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:58 pm

They look even better installed ;) I'll have pictures up soon.

I got home from Christmas weekend to find my package with a new hood striker\latch combo. I thought it was funny that some of the parts from Thailand have their own imitation Nissan logos and parts boxes.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby wayno » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:02 pm

Nicer packaging will make them appear more reputable.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:35 pm

Look good from here.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:12 pm

Eh, they're okay. The secondary release latch was sort of sticky. Some grease and a slight bend to the base of the lever made it nice and smooth though.

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Right behind the spring here is where the latch had too much friction.

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The main stud\pin was also totally loose, the lock not wasn't even close to locking anything down. I tightened that all up with some lock tight. Should be great.

P.S. forgot to mention this end of the spring had nothing to keep it from moving around. I happened to have the perfect size washer to do the trick.. you can sort of see the washer in there at the base of the spring.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Got a few things to do do here in the next ten days.

M6x1.0 male to 1/8" npt female adapter with a valve screwed into the npt side. Will be used to replace the oem M6 bleeder bolt.

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New 90 degree intake tube to replace the aftermarket 240sx intake tube which isn't a 90 degree at all. Also new maf to replace my bad one.

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New shoes, cylinders and hardware for the rear drums. Still searching for one or two used aluminum Z drums.

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Set of 4 rubber hood bumpers.


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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:09 pm

Nice! Get to work.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:11 pm

Working now! Turns out my new intake tube was a bit short. 2.5 extra inches would be perfect.


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Sooo, I want to add the end of my old intake to the outlet of the MAF. Like so.

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Only problem is I'm not sure how to attach it. I could just use a silivone coupler. But that wont look great, I wanna minimize the couplers. Maybe 2-3 set screws, then layer in the epoxy and and let it cure? Any ideas appreciated. 18" long was the longest 90 degree tube I could find. Sucks
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Probably get that welded to the 90. Draynor could probably do that for you.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Hmm, what about welded to the MAF housing? The diameter is smaller than the 90 (almost 1/4"), but it's a great slip fit over the maf outlet (less than 1mm difference here). I also want this to look decent.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:36 pm

Welding cast aluminum to extruded sucks.

What diameter is it coming from the elbow? I may have an extra straight piece.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Ni10 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:46 am

got a part # for the hood bumpers and what did they cost ? Assume their for a 510... ?

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:12 am

I got them from ZcarDepot, through eBay. It came out to like 22$ or so. I had the hood open yesterday and didn't even install them. Lol
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:06 am

Surgery on the 10th and moving at any point between now and the end of the month has made me pack up my tools and parts, rather than use them. I don't wanna have to try and pack stuff up after surgery... Cool little 2 bedroom townhouse with a one car garage coming my way soon, hopefully. Having all the cash in the world doesn't help when landlords want proven income. We'll see though...

Little story. A couple weeks ago I bought wheel cylinders from rock auto, centric brand at $6 each. They didn't come with the parking brake lever so I emailed them and asked for the levers. Instead, they sent me another set of Centric wheel cylinders. When I emailed again, they gave up and refunded me and said I could keep the cylinders.
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After doing more research, ie. messaging sellers on eBay asking if the cylinders they sell include the lever. Well, the Beck Arnley brand comes with them! They're a bit more expensive, the cheapest I found was $18.50 each.

My car didn't come with these levers is why I needed them. Now I have two spare sets of wheel cylinders.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Laecaon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:32 pm

Rockauto is cool like that. Anytime the shipping will cost more than the price of the parts, they just say keep it.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby 510freak » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:31 pm

Had to check my new ones tucked away to see if the levers came with(they do)
Dont they usually come with the levers?
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Landed at it's new home a few hours ago.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 am

Not super spacious but it's secure and out of the weather. Congrats!
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby Taterhead » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:12 am

That^^ exactly. It is so much better than laying in the grass or gravel.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

Postby noflers » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:31 pm

Can't emphasize that enough. I dove belly first in a oil stain earlier because it's still better than a rough driveway on an incline.

I've checked every way possible in the garage and it's nice and level. I decided I might as well address the excessive negative camber in the rear with the slotted x-member. Turns out I just wanna kick whoever cut the slots in the trailing arm mounting ears. The slots are very rough and not uniform across both sides. I was able to maybe take out 1-1.5 degrees camber. I would love a set of Byrons brackets but they're a little spendy for what they are. Especially considering the work it'll take to fit them. I like the penultimate design with the pivoting brackets to eliminate bind. Not sure if there's plans for them online, or...?

Totally gonna vinyl wrap the car once all the panels are straight(er). I like a good gun metal-ish color, or some darker silver/grey.

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