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    Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Little back ground with the car. Picked it u a little over a year ago with not to much knowledge of what i was going to do with it. I had purchased a project 510 with a SR20DE (green one in the first pic) that after playing with it for a month i figure was too much of a project for me to tackle



    so i decided to pic up this running L20b 510





    for the next few month i slowly started gathering parts to make the car my own. i pieced together all the parts to do the 280zx conversion and since i was running 13's i had to source a new set of wheels





    after getting the suspension and steering bits all fixed up i drove the car for a months taking it to meets and shows and loved every moment of it.





    The motor was never something i wanted to keep and was toying with the idea of re building it or going big and doing an SR20det swap. I have always had a passion for performance cars but now that i had a steady job i knew it was the time to step up and do something that i knew i would love so when a deal came up for a full SR 510 swap i jumped on it and started the long journey of parts



    at first i was planning on simply getting the motor in the car and get it running as quick as possible but after a little time to think about it i decided to do it once and do it right. I wanted a properly built motor that i could beat on and not worry to much about messing things up. i picked up a big turbo



    Forged pistons



    Cams



    metal hg



    pulleys



    After i got enough parts to put the motor together i decide it was time to pull the old motor





    once the motor was out i puled the rear end apart and replaced all the rubber with poly along with adding a little stronger rear R200 CLDS and got everything painted and undercoated then everything went back in along with some 240sx rear disk brakes





    Got some better breaks



    Picked up some other goodies









    now the car is at the point that it is today. waiting on a buddy that dose fab/ body work and hes gona help me with some odds and ends that im not comfortable doing on my own.



    got the motor bored and decked and everything checked out good. now im waiting on is a flywheel and a timing chain guide to get the motor back together and balanced







    im on ratsun alot more but ill be sure to update this when i can

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    nice build there. :tu: it looks awesome.curious what did or are you doing with the green 510?

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Sold the green one right after I got the white one

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    i like your direction, keep us updated on this project......

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    very nice build keep it going cant wait to see the completed project

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    super build!! looking good.

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Nice build, should be a real little rocket!

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Awesome look. Love the new wheels. I need to drive one of these things someday.

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Thanks guys. This hole project has been a huge learning experience and an expensive one... Flywheel will be here tomorrow so I'll take all my parts down to my motor guy to install everything an get the motor all done.

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    Re: Topher's 1972 SR 510

    Motor: check










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