Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First Post

I guess I've lagged as usual, starting the log for a project thats already well begun!
Some rough goals are 350whp reliable on a gt35 topmounted on a s13 redtop with 740cc injectors and a standalone ecu, going for 450whp max boost and am interested in playing around with methanol injection. I shall write a full intro later, for now I'll post some pics of what I already have and the plans should be evident.

On the uHaul the night I got it home.

It all started with this orange 72 Datsun 510 I found on Craigslist. It was listed for 2400 and the mexicans that had it back in the corner of a palet recycling yard were very hard to deal with to say the least. The car was 15ft from the mexican border in Otay, with an Arizona title in someone elses name, but I wasn't about to let it slip through my hands! so after calling up the DMV to make sure it wasnt reported stolen, I bought it outright for 2200$ It had no engine but boxes and boxes of parts from who I assumed to be the original owner. 

   
Has original engine bay utility light

Only two coats of paint!
The car was perfect for my project. It was engineless and ready. It had some tasteful mods already done to it and it was the right color and had the right wheels, in addition to the camber kit, coilovers, flares (hey i like em!) as well as the super sweet custom louver job on the hood as cowl!
Next step will the rustproofing (there is some bubbling under the rockers but nothing big) and cleaning!
I've come prepared!

101 comments:

  1. off to a good start, i'll be following.

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  2. Wow dude.. my dad used to have an old green Datsun... I Still remember it lol

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  3. You really know your cars. worth following you :)

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  4. Looks like you have a way to go. Good luck man.

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  5. The Gt35 is a great proven turbo, I'm sure you'll have no troubles achieving your goals, especially if you start running meth.

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  6. smog legal boost is what its all about.

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  7. Looks like it has some potential, I'll be looking forward to seeing updates.

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  8. Nice whip, can't wait to see the finished product.

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  9. Wow good luck to you. Looks like you have a nice project on your hands. I'd never be able to pull that off.

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  10. looks so rusty! you have plenty of work here.

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  11. that is gunna be fucking sick once its done, i can already see how i would want it

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  12. It's gonna be interesting watching you transform this car. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  13. This kind of cars are so amazing.

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  14. Datsun cars rocks!
    I drew this once :)

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  15. Datsuns are awesome, Can't wait to see it finished!

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  16. Nice car blog! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  17. My dad used to talk about his 510 that he had when he was a teenager. I really like a lot of the Datsuns I've seen. Good luck with it!

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  18. Good first post, looking forward to seeing more.

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  19. Good luck with your project. I'll be watching your progress

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  20. Wow, looks like you've got quite a restoration project on your hands. Good luck!

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  21. i think the redtop is a good way to go for this project.

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  22. Good luck, hope all goes well with your project. Such a beautiful car, it deserves to be restored.

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  23. good luck man, thats way to much work for me haha

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  24. wow im excited for future posts! nice work, very interesting

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  25. that will be a ton of work, dude. it will be worth it when you are done. that thing is for pimps.

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  26. wow I really wish i had that car!!! damn

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  27. she looks awesome, want an oldie so much!!!!!!!!!
    thx for the share

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  28. that car does have a certain charm

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  29. Cool grab with that car, I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes!!

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  30. needs alot of work but it should look great man

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  31. Nice. Hope you last longer than I did .. was fixing up an old Pinto one time (I know, lol), but ended up getting bored of it pretty quick.

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  32. I look forward to see whats to come!

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  33. Its gonna take you a long time to do all that work :)

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  34. Good luck with your project :-)

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  35. Wow that engine is huge! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Datsun power! Definately looking forward to future pics!

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  37. I think this car could potentially be soooo sick. Look forward to reading more in the future.

    -Baws

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  38. very cool. gonna follow this. keep us posted

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  39. Man, that's going to be fucking pretty.

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  40. ok i want to see more posts! i wanna see how it's going to end.

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  41. that thing is SEXY. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  42. 510 dollars for any automobile is straight deals. Good find and good work.

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  43. looks like thats gonna be a badass car.

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  44. Very nice, you gonna keep the color?

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  45. Change the colour to something more sexy like blue, dark blue

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  46. hey bud, LOVE the datsun, I just followed you, you should follow me back! I think you'd like a lot of the stories on my blog: http://tinyurl.com/4nbjnaa

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  47. Awesome build. I plan on building a car once I get out of college and have some extra cash to spend. I really want to see more on this build in the future. Following for sure.

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  48. Thats sick. i've only known one person to build a car. now two, I guess

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  49. youve got a lot of work. good luck dude

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  50. damn nice find there. will be checkin in.

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  51. Post results please? cant wait to see :D

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  52. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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  53. I really hope it's coming well. Can't wait to see the next update.

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  54. Looking forward to an awesome build on this blog.

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  55. Beast car dude. I look forward to your blog.

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  56. Looks like an Pimp my ride episode, great :P

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  57. Looks like it's going to be sick when it's finished.

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  58. Great job.
    will check on you later to see how this goes,
    maybe i'll buy the car of you :P

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  59. Interested to see what it's gonna look like after you so some work. followed!

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  60. Nice, may I suggest you keep the color? That would still look cool once it's al finished up.

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  61. awesome man, i hope it will turn into something awesome

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  62. sweet ride man, i wish i could work on cars like that



    great job

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  63. Seriously, a beautiful car. Good luck with the restoration!

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  64. Dude, how much does that body weigh? Looks tiny. With that much torque in a small chasis, it'll be a pretty ballin ride!

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  65. This will end up being an amazing car when you are completely finished. I'll be following you bro!

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  66. Always love reading car projects, hopefully I'll have enough budget soon to make one of my own.

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  67. So I've been looking at random blogs all day and I've finally found one that sparks my interest. Good luck with your project

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  68. Alot of work to do man, but looking good!

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  69. You need to clean that :) good luck

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  70. I really like your blog, I'll be following!

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  71. The elusive datsun. Nice catch mate.

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  72. Can't wait to see the final product!

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