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1972 Datsun 510 Group 2 project

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#1 schmidt503

  • Location:Portland, OR
  • Cars:510s

Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

1972 Datsun 510
Clean Oregon title
Originally intended for a Group 2 Rally application, but the car was never finished.
Was media blasted, primered and professionally painted inside and out; interior is white, exterior is a dark green that I liked from a 2000 Subaru Outback, though it came out darker (appears black to some in these photos, but it is dark green)
Body was as rust-free as I've seen, though I did have the front pans professionally replaced.
Hood, doors, fenders, trunk lid, cowl, gas door - all included and painted to match.
I did not have a set of pop-out windows (included) painted at the time as I was going to use some sort of poly/Hyzod for the popouts and rear.
Caged, stitch-welded, front and rear suspension tied in, front strut tower brace
Rear trailing arms have been reinforced
Front & rear crossmember - rear has been modified to compensate for raising the car for rally purposes, another stock rear crossmember is included
R180, halfshafts, with 4.62 gearset and Torsen LSD
New front windshield
New front windshield and rear glass gaskets
New weatherstripping all the way around
Grill, headlights, eyebrows, rear tailights, side markers, emblems - all included
Modified front control arms to suit 240sx spindles - for greater strut and brake options - but can use factory control arms, stock set included
Custom machined billet aluminum brackets to fit 240sx rear brake calipers
Includes one extra set of control and trailing arms.
Includes (2) sets of wheels, with a gently used set of Silverstones and a new set of Silverstones (rally tires)
Gas tank, steering column, ignition, dash - all included.
Motor, 2386cc, never run - parts sold by David Weber (RIP) of Malvern Racing
Z22 block, Z24 crankshaft, L20 head, L or Z20 (can't recall) rods, custom JE piston - professionally built, I can put you in touch with the engine builder
(2) Mikuni 44mm carburetors (with all jets to tune) with horns and air cleaners
Nissan comp clutch
Aluminum flywheel with replacement friction surface
Electromotive ignition
Performance camshaft, specs here somewhere
Cam spray bar
Nissan comp valvetrain - oversize valves, springs, retainers
Nissan comp oil pan
Electronic distributor
Missing/known work to be done/musings
Transmission not included - I was going to used a 280ZX transmission
Driveshaft - will need to be shortened; (2) stock driveshafts included
4.62 is too aggressive a gearset for some, but gearsets are easily available
Does not include rear glass
I know a small number of additions would have to be made to the cage to qualify for Group 2 today, though when built, the cage exceeded all requirements.
The above lists are not exhaustive; there are miscellaneous spares included that I haven't listed.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  I will seriously consider all offers.  Depending on the offer, I will consider selling the body and motor separately/individually.
I don't even want to think about how much I paid for all of this, never mind the time invested - but it is in the immediate vicinity of $20k.
$11,000/ serious offers


  • Location:Clackamas, OR
  • Cars:71' 510 4DR / 71' 510 2DR / 95' D21 SE / 03' Impreza WRX / 17' Focus RS

Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:50 PM

Very nice! Who did the cage?

#3 thatguy

  • Location:OC
  • Cars:2007 Tundra

Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

Some assembly required?