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 Post subject: junkyard 510 build
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:05 am 

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I'm just going to document the build here in this thread. not sure what speed this thread will grow, but i'm just gonna do it one post at a time.

the car had been sitting abandoned on an old military base for over 10 years. moderate rust. minor dents. no motor. 79 five speed from a 210 i think.

found the car at one of the local wrecking yards. they had already sold the 2.0 out of it and the car was mostly complete . it had only been there for 2 days and hadn't been picked over. all the trim was intact and window rubber is decent
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jan 25-28.

towed the car home and promptly built a car dolly. pulled out the trans. pulled everything out of the engine bay and pressure washed the hell out of it. ordered a bunch of rust fighting stuff from eastwood.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:09 pm 

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santa clawz came early (or a month late).

went and picked up a few used goodies from my friend who's had about 7 scca 510 ITC cars.

here's the score:
front valance
2 unrusted undented 68/69 fenders with turns and emblems.
front spindles with old ground control sleeves and eibach springs with DPR camber adjusters (need to order the top portion of the plates)
some mystery rear lowering/high rate springs
pair of used carrera shocks for the rear
a rear subframe modified for the race cars to allow toe and camber adjustment
starter motor
webber 40dcoe side draft + manifold
4 -1 header
1.8 head
new fuel pump
misc stock carb + mani
misc brackets and linkages

and, to top it all off,
a balanced, blueprinted, windage tray'd, crankscraper'd , rebello built 1.6 ITC engine with race clutch from a wrecked track car!

I'm gonna have a busy month =)))))

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Nice find!!!
Looks clean

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:20 pm 

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Interesting:

1. I would have never thought to build a dolly out of 4 X 4s and
2. I thought junk yards could not sell whole cars?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:46 pm 

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Stevester wrote:
Interesting:

1. I would have never thought to build a dolly out of 4 X 4s and
2. I thought junk yards could not sell whole cars?


the vertical load is carried by 4 x 6's. there are metal plates on top to prevent the wood from splitting.

the 2x4's are all linked to the 4x6 with 4 through-bolts each to stop the tendency to skew , and the 4x6 is also side-braced by another layer of 2x4 to prevent any torque caused by the offset of the caster.

each caster is rated for 900lbs. the dolly is solid as FARK.


junkyards can sell you complete cars. most places don't want to deal with the paper work, and they can make more money on parts. the independent place i go to knows me from ten years of picking parts, so he has no problem selling me a car and transferring the paperwork from the lien (as he acquired it)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:20 am 
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patra_is_here wrote:
and, to top it all off,
a balanced, blueprinted, windage tray'd, crankscraper'd , rebello built 1.6 ITC engine with race clutch from a wrecked track car!


I'm gonna have a busy month =)))))


ohhh man...droooooool

hope to see it around norcal when you have the car running!!

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Nismopunch wrote:

hope to see it around norcal when you have the car running!!


I agree :tu:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:12 am 

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for sure. I'm now in the monterey bay. I've taken my starion to a couple of the JNC meets. I guess once this is together I'll have to do double duty. =)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:38 pm 
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If you are in Monterey, you should come out to the NORCAL UFO autoXs at Marina airport. We have 4 regular running 510s, a couple of Zs, my roadster and then the various drifters in their 240sxs. A Starion would be cool to see out there.

By the way, NOR Cal UFO = NorCal United 510 Owners club 8)

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i've been meaning to go out and check out the autox. it's been a couple years.

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The next one is Feb 27th. Hopefully it will be dry. I'm sick of trying to race in the rain. Locking differentials, power, and rain do not mix that well.

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Sweet dime! Keep us updated. :tu:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:29 pm 

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pulled the rear apart. gave it rust treatment and then a coat of white stop-rust. hit the inner fender wells with black rubberized undercoating. installed the carrera shocks out back and put in the springs.

rear going back in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:33 pm 

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disassembled, cleaned, greased, painted, treated the brake and clutch masters, as well as complete tear down of wiper motor and linkages (were all seized up)

the masters had good bores and seals still, I think that the previous owner had replaced the whole units. but it was worth checking just to be safe, plus, got to really clean em up when they are tore down.

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nice start!
but, er, white paint?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:49 pm 

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yeah man! how else am i going to know what's leaking??

my starion had a white engine block =P

here's some more of the 510

gave the bay the rust treatment and then a coat of almond paint. Looks pretty decent imho
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:32 am 
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While I'm not a big fan of white paint, yes, under the hood it can be semi-useful. (As in, "dang, there is oil spray on the firewall... Did that blow all the way back from the front of the valve cover? Crap, now I need to clean the whole 9 yards...")

The engine bay looks good. I'm surprised to see the battery mount still in place. I think your car has lots of potential.

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White paint looks fantastic on Dimes IMHO. It is a lot to keep up with, but heck, shiny black cars seem to show dirt just as bad!

Digging your build!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:43 pm 

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Internet score!!
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four old time 13 x 7 steelies with awesome offset, and a used set of proper sized tires.

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