“Bluey”-a father daughter project 510
Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:22 PM
For those looking for a bit of history on the car, it’s the four door from the beginning of Busta’s father daughter thread, and the Keepers another one datsunville thread.
Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:30 PM
Now the blower ran well when jumped but not on the switch. Out came the switch, cleaned a half century of grime and oxidation off the contacts, used a bit of dielectrical grease and closed it up. Now it works like new.
It took a while with 150 to get the nasty shit off the contacts.
Then I traced the wires for the cigarette lighter, got it all cleaned up and working, gotta run that phone charger. Sorry no pics of that.
Next was the window, it was tilting forward and wouldn’t roll up without a lot of help. I loosened the two nuts that control the angle, ran the window up and held with one hand whilst tightening the nuts with the other...now it rolls up with just the crank. I put in a new fuel filter, old one had a ton of sediment in it.
I also ordered a set of license plate frames...I am a bit of a nerd.
It’ll be a damn sight better than zip ties holding the plates like it is currently.
Next on the list is valve adjustment and setting timing better. After that, I’ll get the heater core hooked up and the valve cable fixed. At some point my old man is going to go through the interior with me, he does awesome work with seats, headliners, decorative sewing patterns, etc.
I plan to keep with the factory white interior, it looks awesome with the blue, it’ll get fucked up at some point but my girls are more important than a car.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:34 PM
Looks like a good start w the 4 door. Good luck and have fun with project. Good boring experience w daugther.
We had a great time with the two door, she was seriously pissed I traded it until she saw the four door. She sits in the drivers seat whenever I’m working on it, hands me wrenches, even turned a wrench or two on it. Pretty good helper. Hard to think in twelve short years she’ll be hounding me for the keys.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:22 PM
Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:30 PM
Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:32 PM
My brother came over last night and brought a timing light. The timing was off a ways. I also adjusted the valves, two intake valves didn’t have enough room to get them to the right number, not sure what to do about that. The cam has some damage on some lobes, Spark plug 4 was cross threaded, and one manifold hole has semi mangled threads. It’s running, but the head is basically junk and needs replacement being it’s not worth fixing a w58 in my book. If I can get it to run good enough, I’ll roll it until I get all the shit to swap the vg30i out of my retired hardbody into the 510.
There are good head plug replacement options. Drill out, re-tap and install new [with appropriate sealants] inserts. Then go on with a new spark plug set ! Beats the cost of as new head. If it doesn't work, then go ahead with the misery of making a "new" head with dubious ancestry and get it to eventually work after a fasion.
Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:54 PM
After swapping remote ignitor dizzy, gm hei, factory ‘78 200sx coil and getting the timing right...it runs surprisingly well even with two intake valves that won’t adjust enough. It went from not being able to pull 5th gear up highway 50 toward Lake Tahoe at 4k feet, I mean falling flat on it’s face and having to immediately go back to 4th...to passing Friday get to Tahoe and party traffic with relative ease. Not as fast or ballsy as Moo was, but way the fux better. I’d still like to replace it, but unless I get the hookup on a good head I’ll rock this till vg30 happens.
I know I shouldn’t bitch, but you know your shop is small when a 510 is a tight fit. Barely noticeable is the new license plate frame, they fit very well for $9.50 shipped.
Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:02 PM
He was too small to remember riding in the wagon. He might have his license by the time its drivable again.
At least you have room on the side for shit!
I know I shouldn’t bitch, but you know your shop is small when a 510 is a tight fit.
"I can spend time working on the Dattos, or wasting money at the strip club. You make the call."
I'll put on chain mail and a dirt bike tire jock strap and drive it!!!!!
Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:10 PM
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:32 PM
I had an extra hour and change while my youngest was napping, so I decided to put a ultimate black sponge to use on the dashboard area. This stuff is amazing, turns dull, whitening plastic back to shiny black with no color agent.
Looks ten times better than it did.
I also got the og wink mirror installed. Most people hate the racecar style review mirror, but it gives a massive field of view and it came from my old two door. Forgot oics of it though.