I've been dreaming about an old Japanese car with carbs for a long time, last winter i had a chance to buy a 4 door hakosuka but lost it. So when this car came in for sale i had to get it.
It's a 1970 PL510 1600 Deluxe. It has (for now) the SSS dual SU carbs and leather seats from the SSS model (according to the guy who sold it).
Drove to buy it with Tesla Model S, jumping 46 years back in automobile history was kinda funny.
I had plans ready for the car atleast a year before i even bought it. Only thing that has changed is the color of the car. I was planning about to paint it with the same silver used in Hakosukas but now i'm planning to paint it back to the original white.
I'm going to keep the L16 engine and fully rebuild it. It's going to get two weber 40dcoe, new intake ofc and all new exthaust (manifold and 2" pipe with one muffler)
also looking for 5 speed transmission. I'm huge fan of OS Giken but i'm not sure is it worth it to pay 500euros from the clutch kit when you can get the basic clutch kit for 50euros next door.
I've allready stripped all the interior off, just got the steering wheel and pedals there for now. I'm going to paint the the interior with oem white again and its going to have two red Bride Zeta III seats and safetydevices roll cage.Some race steering wheel with quick rack also, got two options for that. Time will show witch one i buy. New VDO speed,rpm,gas,oilpressure and heat meters are going in on the oem dash.
The engine bay is going to be cleaned, i'm moving battery to the trunk, hide windshield washer somewhere and going to make the engine bay as clean ass possible.
(Previous owner told me that the upper waterpipe coming from the radiotor blew up last summer, thats why the engine bay is all red)
From the trunk im going to cut the spare tire space off and weld a piece of straight metal on it. Theres also going be a safety tank. (Hopefully i can fit it to the original space)
For the suspension the plans are to get coilovers for the front (local rallyshop sells Bilstein kits that can be modifyed to fit the 510) and shorter spring with adjustable height and bilstein shock for the rear. All the suspension parts are going to be sandblasted and powder coated again. Im going to buy superpro poly bush kit for it too. The coilovers will have camber adjustment so i'm not sure yet that will i need adjustable lower control arms, time will show that. For the brakes im going to get a willwood kit for the front and if i can find a adapter for willwood kit to rear i'm also going to put disc brakes on the rear. Time will show that too. Im going to get custom made wheels for this, also know which ones but that im going to keep a secret till they arrive. I'm planning to buy 14x7 for the front and 14x7,5 or 14x8 for the rear. Just gotta do some measurements to get the perfect ETs
Yeah, there's some of the plans. Im going to keep the body as original as possible. Looking for the original chrome bumpers, these ones are from some Toyota. Then i need tha oem fender mirrors and BRE front air dam. I'm working with this project every week at my carage and for the next weekend my girl is going to be out of town for four days so that means four long days at the carage, hopefully the engine,transmission and most of the suspension parts are out by then so i can start to weld those few rust spots that i've found.