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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:59 pm

First i'd like to introduce myself. My name is Carlos, and I am in love with Datsuns. The 510 was the car that started it all. Like a high school sweetheart, I just couldn't stop thinking about it. And actually because of a high school sweetheart I ended up neglecting it for several months. I learned not to do that again haha. Anyways, this car taught me everything I know today. Not just about cars, but about life too. Patience, Perseverance, Responsibility and such. I'm kind of different than other car owners, because this is my first project, i'm beyond attached to this car. Its the first thing I check up in the morning, and the last thing on my mind as I go to sleep. I'm not kidding, I'll never part with it. As you'll later find out, my car gets hit.. and I was devastated to say the least. But, like I said, this car taught me something. She didn't give up on me in all these years of service, WHY should I give up on her? Well anyways, This is the life long project that will never end. I'm always going to try to make it faster, smoother and more agile. One day, I'll stop updating this thread.. Thats the day she reaches her purest form...

I transferred all my posts from another Forum, sorry. Also, the ignore the music videos at the end. Theyre place holders. Feel free to listen to the songs, im passionate about music too. lol.


Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:33 PM
Bear with me, I have to back track the last 2 years of progress.


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Since my dad owns a towing company, he often times buys "scrap" cars for relatively cheap. one day a guy called my dad about a '72 Datsun 510.
I flipped. $75 in guys hand, 510 in mine. every single penny was worth it. it had MINIMAL surface rust/ body damage. just 2 dings one in the front under the grill and one on the rear bumper.
ever since that day, I fell in love with everything Datsun.
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L20B Donor

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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:00 pm

Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

yea only two things are stopping me from installing my engine and getting it running, finding all the hardware (bolts, screws, nuts, etc) and time.

yea i really wanted to keep it white, i wanted to keep it in original form with the dings and rust, it sorta had its personality, but my dad insisted on painting it. my next Datsun projects are going to retain its original body/color
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

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clean grill ready for paint
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:02 pm

Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:39 PM
forgot to mention i washed the car, and applied undercoating only to the front wheel wells only because i ran out during the second
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:04 pm

Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:38 PM
this past week has been slow on progress.

1. Gas tank got hot tanked. Fuel sender was cleaned.
2. took the tranny to my dads friend for a check up
3. cleaned L16 pick up tube
4. grinded oil pan and primered it
5. have been practicing stick shift in a RX-7, sorta fell in love
6. took a Evo out for a spin.......

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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:05 pm

Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:41 PM
1. Oil pan done
2. L16 pick up tube installed
3. Gas tank sanded primered
4. Intake mani cleaned and made smooth on inside in theory to reduce turbulence


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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:05 pm

Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:33 AM
just practicing welding, installed drivers seat, and cart full of goodies

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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:07 pm


Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

its amazing how easy something is with the right tools.
Yes, i am going to be running a auto tranny.
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:07 pm

Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:35 AM
I'm in! im such a tight fit!
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:07 pm

Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:09 PM
Since i'm ALMOST done with my car, i think i should have list of my goals and cross them off as i go.

i think the toughest thing im going to have to do right now is put the gas tank in without cracking that plastic piece.
Note that i include long term goals i intend to do within 2 years

1. Moar lower
2. Carpet + interior
3. Convert to stick
4. get a good sound system without cutting holes or annihilating the interior, NO 15 inch subs for me, ok maybe one lol
5. Rebuild L16 bore to L18, and Turbo + EFI (Yes, i have the block)

i'll add more goals as they come. right now i have a basic understanding of what to do with the engine to make it L18ET
Oh and the L20b BARELY cleared the hood like maybe a eighth of an inch
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:15 PM
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm


Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:58 PM


After a hectic day at school... this put the biggest smile on my face, even though it took a bit of work to get it started the sound of a Unmuffled L20B brings joy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZxGoBC1eOw
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:24 PM
driving this thing 50 feet put a big ass smile on my face :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Blw7Z25Y8
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:08 pm

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:56 PM
Finally gave my seat to the upholstery shop, he said it should be done by Wed!!!!
Also bled my clutch system, works fine noaw!!!
As for the 510....
not much progress :crying: just moar problems :no:
Heater core leak, and noaw NO brake pressure, must be a air leak somewhere.
Oh and it doesn't want to stay running for more than 2 seconds.. i think it ran out of gas but fuel gauge says its full...
I'm gonna drive the truck before I drive my dime. Might as well fix everything I had planned to fix down the road.

To do list:
Brakes
Moar lower
Passenger seat
Fix a list of wiring issues including charge light staying on, car not turning off...
which also reminds me i still have to pull the Z22 out of the 200SX
Get to fucking work on these things^
I Suck.
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:09 pm

Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:10 AM
Lowered 510!! Taking it to DMV today!! exhaust on the weekend (Hopefully!!!)
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:09 pm


Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:57 PM

Got the car registered today, and the exhaust done!!!

It's too quiet for my liking :(
But at least I can drive it now!!!
Now I get the paint buffed tomorrow and reassembly commences!!!!
GAH I'm so excited!!
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:09 pm


Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

DONE!!!! only took 3 years!
Not completely done though, still need to fix some small things

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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:38 PM
Scraped the asphalt off today YO!

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Next step POR-15!!
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:26 PM
Oh yeah, took some parts off of a Merkur x4ti
Just some turbo parts, maybe will come in handy later.
Also forgot about to update about my newly upholstered seat
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Postby KamikazeGarage » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:02 PM
Oi
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Mysterious wires under dash... :sneaky:
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I have working interior light noaw!!
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No need to drill!!
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