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    Indy's 710 and 510

    I have been in/into Datsuns for the last 25 years....

    My Dad owned a 620 when I was born in 1985,,,,, he later got a 720 flat-bed... ... .. And my Mom has been driving 510s since the early 80s...

    All I remember is getting car sick in the back of our old 510,,,,,, ,, All the kids at school made fun of the rusty, faded orange 2 door, with a flat black hood...
    I told them it was a race car (but no one believed me)

    That 510 was supposed to be my first car,,, , but it was sold when I was 12 yrs old....

    So when I turned 16 we got a really rusty 510 with no motor for free......... I parked it in my high school auto-shop for six months, installed a stock L16 with stock carb,
    and then I drove it for 5 years (when it ran), and never got a dent in it......... The car was too rusty to restore,,,, ,, so I gave that 510 to my Mom,,,
    and she drove it for another 5 years........



    8 years ago I bought a less rusty 510:


    My mom's rusty blue 510,,,, and my white, BRE flared 510:






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    I wish I had more pics when it was white....



    But 6 years ago it got a cheap dark green paintjob:





















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    The L20b was getting tired,,, and well...... this is the last time the 510 was drivable:

    3 years ago:




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    This next part is embarassing......... I was younger,,, and stupider.


    For some reason I thought a Yamaha motorcycle motor would be a good idea:





    Then a CA16DE with plans for a RWD CA18DET transmission:


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    Fixing bad ideas:











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    Glad to see you put an L-series back in it. 8)

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    Can I embed this video?.......... .. Here is a link to the motor running:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IRc-M0P ... re=channel


    Thanks DatsunFreak,,,,, I wish I listened to the older guys who told me to keep the L-series 3 years ago
    It was easy to pull the L20 and sell all the parts,,,,, but it was alot harder buying all the parts and pieces I needed to get it running again....

    If your young,,,,, and really want to try a motor swap: KEEP ALL YOUR OLD PARTS

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    Sounds killer. :tu:

    Not much around that sounds/looks better than a stout L-series with Mikunis on it... 8)

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    The motor is a L18 with a isky racing cam,,, dual 44mm mikunis,,, nismo comp header,,, 280zx 5 speed,,, IR alt,,, Matchbox dizzy,,, and a Griffin Radiator


    My 510 will never be low enough........ .. but I can try:


    16x9 -13 watanabes ......... 225/45/16 tires:





    Those are 11.5" 300zx rotors........ 2 piston willwood calipers....... QA1 10" coilovers with #225 springs........ stock rear camber,, mini-tubs,, and there is NO room for bigger tires, or wider rims
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