Tim's 69 510

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Re: Tim's 69 510 (yellowcar)

Postby lino » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:30 pm

OMG . Where do you guys find these cars. I simply love what you're doing with it.


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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby SLiguykyle » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:39 pm

i want to do one. but have zero money. KEEP THE PIX COMING!!!!! :D love the car so far man !

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Re: Tim's 69 510 (SLiguykyle)

Postby yellowcar » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:00 am

Put the wheels on and sat the car on the ground for the first time. Then I finally Got the heater box done. I had to rework the ducting from the cowl to the heater box since the roll bar ran across the heater box. I also rebuilt everything in the box, new heater core etc.. Getting the duct done also meant I could bolt in the dash frame (after fitting it to the roll bar).

I also ordered my ECU and dash this week so I should have that soon After looking at a lot of options I decided to get a Haltech ECU and a Racepack logger dash. It seemed like they would be a good pair since I can feed data from the ECU to the dash via CAN-bus so I won't need to have two sets of sensors and the dash has a GPS which is nice because I can get my speed reading and lap timing from that instead of needing a beacon

then I took the car for a drive





test fit the intake

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Postby Ajax » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:03 am

Things are looking good Tim! How well did the intake line up?

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Re: (Ajax)

Postby yellowcar » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:54 am

The intake ports are a different shape but I think it will work out in the end.If you think of the ports in the head as an oval with a triangle on top, then the ports in the intake are just the oval. So, I think I can just weld up the upper part of the port in the head and they will match great.

Now I just need to pick the ITBs. Anyone have any thoughts on what size?...50?...45?

I decided to take a break from working on the engine stuff for a bit and install some of the misc body parts so I rebuilt all the window channels and regulators and got the door windows in place and rolling up and down work then since I now have (hopefully) all the electrical stuff I am going to work on the wiring for a while. I got the ecu and dash in (meaning delivered, not installed) so now I have to figure out how to wire everything.I am installing everything that needs to be wired up first and have the headlights in, the fans in, and am starting to figure out what I am going to do for all the switches in the dash I also got the heater plumbed with AN fittings










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Postby AZhitman » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:45 am

Unreal.

Tim, reading this thread makes me want to quit my job and get back on our projects.

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Re: (AZhitman)

Postby yellowcar » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:36 am

Thanks!

I would love to quit my job so I actually have time to finish the car.

(But then I couldn't afford to finish it so...)

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:50 am

I'd like to feature this build in a multi-part article on our homepage... Any chance you'd be ok with that?

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Re: (AZhitman)

Postby yellowcar » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:09 pm

Can I email you somewhere to discuss the details?

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Postby the vert » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:32 am

That car is just asking to be tubed and be an all out drag car. Love it man looks freaking awesome.

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Re: (the vert)

Postby sssrdub » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:32 am

the vert wrote:That car is just asking to be tubed and be an all out drag car. Love it man looks freaking awesome.
Ruin a perfectly good car hu ?

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Re: (sssrdub)

Postby yellowcar » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 am

Got to work on the wiring made some progress. I wanted to have as many of the various relays and control units as possible in one spot so I made an electrical panel that flips down under the passenger side of the dash.

I tried for a long time to figure out a way to fit everything on the panel and finally had to accept the fact that it wouldn’t all fit. To make a little more room I decided to move the ECU to the bottom of the panel and that made just enough room to fit everything. The main fuse panel runs through the panel so you can get to the fuses without opening the panel.

I cut the panel out and mounted the hinge on the firewall then welded studs to the panel to mount the relays and the ECU sub fuse panel. I wanted to use circuit breakers for the cooling fans and headlights but when I went to mount them I realized that a stud to mounting them wouldn’t work, I needed to use a screw which is fine but I also didn’t want a bunch of screws protruding through the panel where you would see them so I made a small raised portion that the breakers could be screwed to (using really short screws) and welded that to the panel.

Finally, I painted the panel to match the car, bolted it up and started running wires. At this point I am still roughing in the wiring so nothing is very pretty yet. At this point there is a lot of routing and re-routing stuff to see what looks and works best. Once I have everything working and routed how I want I will tie everything down and cover it.






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Postby nismodatsun » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:27 pm

I will be closely following this thread! I have been wanting a 510 for the past 10 years, hope to have one in the next few lol. Keep up the great work, and keep the pics coming!!!

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Re: (yellowcar)

Postby G Mouse » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:03 am

Hi Yellowcar , Iam G Mouse from Gig Harbor WA. where did you fine that INTAKE

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Re: (G Mouse)

Postby yellowcar » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:13 am

I bought it off eBay but it really came from the Nissan dealer, it is a factory part. (Just hard to find)

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Re: (yellowcar)

Postby G Mouse » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi Tim, do you stell have your KA wiring harness & ecu . and is it for sale, Or you stell looking for a TB, You can give me a call at 253-677-5616 Gary

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Re: (G Mouse)

Postby yellowcar » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Right now I plan to hang on to most parts until I am done with the 69 and have figured out what I am going to do With the Yellow 510. I do however, still need a trans for the KA as well as another head (or complete engine) so I might consider a trade...

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Re: (sssrdub)

Postby G Mouse » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:51 am

I happen to have two transmission for a KA TAKE A LOOK AT http://www.jenvey.co.uk/Index.htm & http://www.haywardperformance.com/
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Re: (G Mouse)

Postby yellowcar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:06 am

This week I got my ITBs from EFI hardware. They are tapered bore which is supposed to help the midrange. They needed a bit of fitting match up with the manifold and the manifold needs to be ported but they look like pretty nice pieces. Now that they are test fitted I can start wiring for the sensors.

I also figured out how to mount my Racepack universal sensor module which is a stupidly expensive way for me to have my fuel gauge integrated into the Racepack dash display instead of having a separate gauge but one of my goals was to only have one gauge for everything. It needs to be very close to the dash display so I welded up a bracket and mounted it on the dash frame right behind the dash display.



Other than that, still wiring stuff. Seems to take forever when you are trying to do it neatly….

BTW I haven't really had timne to look for the harness but am trying not to forget about it :-)

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Postby Ajax » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:08 am

Any idea when you'll have this up and running?

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Re: (Ajax)

Postby yellowcar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:17 pm

I used to think I had an idea when it would be up and running but I gave up guessing.

Everything takes waaay longer than you would think to do and there is a big list of stuff to do. I am not in a big hurry to get it done since I enjoy working on it and it is a good way to get my mind off work for a while.

The key for me is that I keep moving. I don't mind it taking a long time as long as I am constantly working on it.

That all being said, the wiring is coming together now and most of the big challenges have a solution so hopefully it won't be Tooo long now.

Wow, that was a long way to say I don't know

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Re: (yellowcar)

Postby slydrdie1 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:19 pm

wana say what a sick build thread you have here.motivates me to work on mine again.would like to know a little more about your front strut(coil over setup)ive got a similar looking setup on my 510.i tend to like my rides a little lower than most.the issue ive ran into is that 2/3 of the collars are useless because once you go down that far my tires rub the adjusters.im running 195/50 or 55 15's.curious if you have test fitted anything yet.once again major props on your build.thanks

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby yellowcar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:39 am

I had the struts on my other 510 (Also running 195 50 15s) and had the same problem. The only thing I could do was buy new springs to lower the car and use the coilover to make small adjustments

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby twitchy » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:54 pm

Wow, I am so impressed with the meticulous nature in which you have been doing your 510 build. I thought I saw your ride in a magazine a while back . . . wish I had seen your build first to truly appreciate the immense painstaking work that you have done. I love the cage you have built and it gives me faith that I could attempt a similar 'adventure' in the future with my 69 Datsun 510 (2 door). I also have a 73 with an 18L w/dogleg 5 speed that I have autocrossed in the past. Lucky enough, I have a wrecked 4 door as a parts car recently acquired. Thank you for sharing your tireless work. I am excited to see some finished pics if possible. :dblthumb:

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby youngmoney » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:51 pm

looking beautiful so far! keep up the good work. cant wait to see the finished product

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby mychalous » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:14 am

I love everything about this car, right now. I can't wait to see the end product. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby turbonxsx » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:41 pm

I love it will be looking forward to the finished product

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby southernjake » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:49 pm

LOOKING REALLY GOOD!!! what compression are you running? Im doing the same build without the stroker kit. I am really looking forward to the Dyno numbers as I will probably be building a stroker bottom end down the road.

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Re: Tim's 69 510

Postby D1S13 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:52 am

Old thread I know, but inspiring non the less

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