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#1472651 What did you do to your dime today?

Posted by shacks510 on 20 March 2017 - 08:24 AM


That's super cool. I want to buy an entire roll just to have it.

#1472517 What did you do to your dime today?

Posted by shacks510 on 19 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

Got my new windshield installed after sitting in my bedroom for 4 months. It's so nice to be able to see where I'm going. Old one was pitted and hazy between the layers of glass. Couldn't see shit when light hit it straight on. Cost $50 and took the guy half an hour to install. I did the prep work beforehand.

Old glass out

New glass in

Since I don't have a heater for the defroster vents to be functional, nor do I have a speaker in the stock location, I used some scrap pieces of exercise mat I had left over from another project, to block off the uglies beneath the mesh. Looks much cleaner.


Posted by shacks510 on 15 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

Looking for a good quality good condition 510 spook; one that wraps around to the fenders. I'd like to see it and test fit on my car before I confirm purchase.

#1470524 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by shacks510 on 13 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

Dash 3 is 3/16" and is impossible for fuel lines. Dash 3 is for hydraulics. You need dash 6 which is 3/8"

#1468463 1978 L20b front cover

Posted by shacks510 on 06 March 2017 - 12:23 AM

Hmmm. Learn something new every day.

#1468241 This rad setup

Posted by shacks510 on 05 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

The eBay rads seem to be hit and miss. I'd say go for a Koyo if you can shell out that much. Just make sure to order a cap if that's what you choose.

#1467217 Single sidedraft info only

Posted by shacks510 on 02 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

I laugh at those Weber heat shields. The big flaw is that they screw onto the carburetor using the screws for the accelerator pump chamber... durr what do you think causes fuel percolation? Heat soak! Carburetors being over the exhaust doesn't help. You need to have an air gap for a heat shield to be effective. Exhaust wrap is more to keep heat in, not block it. People have used that gold foil stuff to block heat.

#1467185 Single sidedraft info only

Posted by shacks510 on 02 March 2017 - 05:49 AM

It's very difficult to drive when the fuel is percolating in the accelerator pump chamber and float bowls, not to mention embarrassing. Someone may think they're running too lean if the car is bucking and not responding to throttle, but it's possible the problem is heat soak. I had issues with that, and a heat shield solved it. Lack of air flow can also be an issue.

Going off topic again, sorry, but it's something worth mentioning. Could save someone reading this in the future a lot of grief.

#1467165 Single sidedraft info only

Posted by shacks510 on 02 March 2017 - 01:52 AM

Seriously though, a heat shield and some soft mounts (between the carb and manifold) will help, not just for HP, but for around town driving too.


Yes, very important, I made my own heat shield, $30

x3. Makes all the difference in the world, especially with the short Mikuni manifold I have which puts the carbs right over the exhaust. I made one with stuff I had laying around. Just sheet metal and aluminum band for rigidity. No extra heat barrier stuff necessary. I can touch the bottom of the carbs and they are barely warm. The mechanical fan also helps push hot air away too.

#1465492 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by shacks510 on 25 February 2017 - 12:31 AM

If you'd stop buying junk and just get the damn thing running already...

#1464784 Single Weber 45 dcoe

Posted by shacks510 on 23 February 2017 - 06:27 AM

That's how it is from the factory. You can get rid of it, just drill a 1/8" bypass hole in the thermostat and you'll be fine.

#1464771 L20B Oil Pump

Posted by shacks510 on 23 February 2017 - 01:19 AM

100% direct bolt on?


#1464184 High RPM's

Posted by shacks510 on 21 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

You're going to roast your clutch if you use it to bring the RPMs down. Don't do that.

#1462534 Japanese Car Cruise In at the Petersen Auto Museum 3/26/17

Posted by shacks510 on 15 February 2017 - 11:41 PM

As long as the 510 doesn't decide it needs new parts between now and then, I'll be there.

#1461546 510 aluminum flywheel

Posted by shacks510 on 12 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

Aluminum flywheel in a 510 is fine. I have an 11lb Tilton 225mm flywheel. With the clutch the assembly weighs about 30lbs. Perfectly fine on the street. It's no more difficult to drive than my old motor with a stock flywheel. Just revs faster.