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Re: long time coming 710

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Post by devilsbullet » Sat May 07, 2016 9:00 am

Well, when I was in there originally he asked if I wanted gloss, flat, or matte black, or if I wanted some crazy color like green or orange or purple. I thought he was joking so I said purple. We bullshitted for a while about what I was doing with the car and on Wednesday he called to tell me it would be ready on Friday, and then asked if we were still on for purple. Fuck yeah we are! I thought you were kidding but I guess not, do it! Dudes at the shop were laughing so hard when I picked it up lol

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Post by devilsbullet » Sun May 08, 2016 8:47 pm

The amount of fuckery that's just plain stupid I keep finding is starting to piss me off...

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon May 09, 2016 5:15 am

Fuckery? No, that's just buying a used Datsun. When I first saw my wagon I thought the engine was out. Nope, it had raised rally springs in the front and 2" lowering blocks in the rear. Someone did that on purpose then drove it long enough to completely destroy the front tires.
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Post by devilsbullet » Mon May 09, 2016 9:25 am

Lol, some of it is buying a used Datsun. The c clamp holding the exhaust to the manifold in place of the missing stud for example. Seats with only 2 bolts holding them in on the other hand, is just dumb fuckery. Especially since one of the two bolts on each seat was a redrilled hole, so it's not like they were lacking the tool to do it. Thin sheet metal wrapped around part of the exhaust and held on by clamps is dumb fuckery. Normal Datsun would just leave any rust holes that may be there lol

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Post by devilsbullet » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:53 pm

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Off goes the 510 to her new home...

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Post by 510freak » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:41 pm

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Going to a good home?
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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Post by noflers » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:14 am

This happens every time I read through an entire build thread.

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Post by devilsbullet » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:55 pm

Yes to a good home, and noflers, the car going away isn't the one the build thread is about. The 710 is still kicking in my garage, my garage just leaks, and it rains a lot up here. The 510 deserved better than my skills could ever give her, and quite honestly I like the styling of the 710 goon better

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Post by izzo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:46 pm

noflers wrote:This happens every time I read through an entire build thread.
Haha seems to happen to me too. Have seen this many times on ratsun lol
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Post by devilsbullet » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:59 am

At least it wasn't the one the build thread was on

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Post by 510freak » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:42 pm

devilsbullet wrote:At least it wasn't the one the build thread was on
right on
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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Post by devilsbullet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:39 pm

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I used some of the money to buy a boat...family grew to 4 of us, and my step son is about to go through puberty and likely a large size change, plus I'm not exactly tiny either.

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:12 am

Roadmasters love roadtrips.
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Post by noflers » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:48 am

Lol, oops. I didn't connect the two cars, they're different colors, and a 510 not a 710...

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Post by devilsbullet » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:25 am

Anything specific I should look for driven? The beast has 200k miles, but was pretty well kept.

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Post by devilsbullet » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:27 am

It's a 94, so lt1 and 4l60e, I know the Trannies can barely handle the power, and the optispark can be a bitch. Other than that, I got a steep learning curve lol

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 am

Biggest potential issue is water pump leaks. That, in itself, isn't really a big deal. But if it's ignored coolant leaks on and into the Optispark (distributor) which can leave you stranded. The LT1 was the bridge between tradition SBC and LS so there were some experiments. Optispark didn't make the cut. They're actually really reliable as long as they aren't water-cooled.
Aside from that just treat it like anything else. Maintain the fluids and keep it in reasonable state of tune.
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:32 am

4L60e was pretty decent by '94. Just service at regular intervals.
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Post by devilsbullet » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:24 am

Mmk. Water pump was changed out in the last 2 years, tranny serviced 2ish years ago, 6 month old ball joints and tie rod ends, fuel pump about 3 years ago, plugs/wires/tune up misc about 2 years ago. Planning on having a shop nearby do a check up on it to give me an idea of what it needs, I know of a few things but I'm sure the old guy I got it from didn't know everything that's wrong with it. Ac has a bad ground somewhere, trunk release from inside the car isn't hooked up, needs a control arm shaft kit and steering shaft is worn some, posi is potentially slipping. But for 1200 bucks, with 800 bucks in receipts for front end work in the last 6 months and 400 bucks worth of tires at about the same time, I can't complain

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Post by devilsbullet » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:27 am

And yeah, the 4l60e seems to be decent, I've just read that they're close to being overmatched by the lt

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