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Thread: The evolution of my street driven track/rally/hillclimb 510

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    The evolution of my street driven track/rally/hillclimb 510

    Here's a post so that I can post links in my real post

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    I like reading this forum, so I figure I should contribute.

    My current 510 has been constantly evolving, so here's a look back on where it's been.

    Bought in 2003 on eBay I flew from Vancouver BC to Oakland CA to pick this up. Very tired (burnt exhaust valve) hot L16, a bunch of good suspension bits, and the usual run of new old car problems.





    I started aquiring bits and by new years 2005 it was painted Honda (oops!) Championship white -- the greatest of all whites, and adorned with some JDM kit.










    What's next to do but go racing? Autocrossing and Hillcilmbing mostly -- the car looked and handled great but was always very slow in a straight line.






    Finally got the car Megasquirt EFI equipped in summer 2006, and the built L18 (block was from a Datsun 610 stage rally car my father built in 1980) mill was finally in the car that winter (latest dyno was @ 121whp), and I moved to California for work.




    How about we get a little more serious?

    Shake down track day



    Install 8 pt cage





    Looking quite a bit more serious -- 195/45-15s on 15x6 Panasports being traded in for 195/60-14 RT-615s on 14x6.5 RS-8s (two sets).



    Some more suspension tricks and armor down below.




    Can't forget the decals!



    With newly installed decals, I took the car to Targa Newfoundland and back. We managed to be the first 510 to ever finish the rally, ended up 9th overall, 2nd in class!







    Clip of some action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvZ6g85-EcY

    Now my car whiles away its days going to the occasional hillclimb, trackday and weekend jaunt. Don't know what's next for it but I the next logical step involves more HP.

    Hillclimb flyby: http://www.vimeo.com/1268061
    Hillclimb onboard: http://www.vimeo.com/1338118

    Laguna Seca 92dB approved!


    Crater Lake en route to Larison Rock Hillclimb


    Hillclimbing is high stakes!


    Offroading (!) in Downieville CA (friends neglected to tell me our camping location was off a dirt road). Wish I still had my mudflaps on here!

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    Nice 510. Cool to see it off roading :shock: :tu:

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    Your Laguna Seca special exhaust cracked me up. I've only been out to the track once, but I saw all kinds of crazy exhaust systems to try and comply with the regs there.

    What does it say in your "Skyline" heart on the C-pillar?

    Mean lookin' 510. Dammit... might just have to get me one of those.

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    :mrgreen:
    very nice. thanks for sharing.
    sounds nice too on the youtube clip.

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    Thanks for the comments guys. It says "Gillian" in the heart -- my long time girlfriend/best friend/car sponsor who has been instrumental in getting the car where it is now. She even has done a couple 400-600 mile drives in it with me (including the offroadng) this summer through the ultra hot central valley -- no radio, no sound deadening, no AC and fixed back race seats with 4 points. <3 indeed.

    Forgot to post an interior pic:

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    Did you see this clip of your car at Willow Springs Horse Thief MIle:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnz65CePoRI

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    Wow that car is F***ing sexy! I'll print a pic and use it as inspiration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedman
    Did you see this clip of your car at Willow Springs Horse Thief MIle:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnz65CePoRI
    Yeah, bl000t is my youtube account That was shot the day I ate up my 1st (of 2 wrecked) DAMB cam. Overall, HTM is a fun, if high-risk track. You're in SoCal, right Ted, have you driven it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamers_vault
    wow...so deep the steering wheel~!! :shock: but i like it..
    It's a 90mm dish Sparco (with a Momo horn button
    :lol. I find it really helps with my seating position. I've also lowered the steering column 5/8"/15mm or so. Works really well for me.

    Dj_Squelch -- Thanks man -- if you want a full-res version of any of them let me know.

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    awesome to see a car ran on the track, up hills, and off road all the while being driven on the street :tu:

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