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Old 04-26-2010, 07:38 PM
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Default 73 datsun 610 turbo LS1 build

thought I would start a thread on this one as a bunch of members seem to be interested in it. Only the truely sick would enjoy this! I am about 1/2 way done with it but it seems that RRR members don't mind long build times. started with a 54K mile 73 610 that my brother in law gave me for doing work on his 66 volvo 121.








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Old 04-26-2010, 07:40 PM
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and some more as it was when I got it and what I am hoping for



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Old 04-26-2010, 07:42 PM
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the more I poked the more rust showed up! darned New Engalnd raod salt!




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Old 04-26-2010, 07:43 PM
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Yes and it is wheel barrows galore! and feree too!




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Old 04-26-2010, 07:44 PM
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yes it all fits and will fit under a flat hood!


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to get it to fit the way I wanted and to put the steering in front of the crossmember, I had to fab up a new lower crossmember. I also (seen in earlier pics) used an 82-92 camaro spindle and strut setup. I did swap it to a coil over setup as well.



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Old 04-26-2010, 07:47 PM
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That should be really cool. Good luck and make sure to add more pictures when you can.
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Ok, funny story. I thought (key word here!) that I had measured correctly and was not going to have to move the strut tower for the new front suspension. WRONG! 7 degrees of postive camber is not condusive to good tire wear! So i had to cut out both front towers, move them in 3" and back 1.5" and viola! the right setup




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Old 04-26-2010, 07:59 PM
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as it sits now (I will post pics of the finished floor and cage that I started) the engine and trans are mounted, firewall is done, floor is all patched back together, front 4 points of the cage is done, and I am starting on the rear end. It is a 2000 camaro aluminum LS1 that I bought for a customers project just to use the intake, wiring, clutch etc. So I am in the motor $0. The fresh TH400 w/ trans brake I am in for $121 (balance of what was left from buying and parting out a 71 vega drag car. I swapped the bbody/chassis for the trans). the car I was into $0 (lust labor). The cage is a leftover S10 cage that I modified to fit, the struts were left over from a camaro project that I started and then parted out (I have vehicle A.D.D.). All of the wheels are ebay scores and the only major money I have put out so far is for the 9" rear chuck and the moser 31 spline axles. The housing I shortened my self. I will try and keep you guys posted and am trying (with meds and therapy!) to stay focused on getting this one running BEFORE starting on my 35 shop truck, 50 GMC 2 1/2 ton, pile of 35 truck cabs that I can see a speedster or a tudor being made out of, my chopper.......AARRGGHHH! I really think I am just a hoarder! I just got rid of 7 trannys. I swear!
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:38 AM
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Good stuff--nice fabbing--lots to it. Suprized the body got so eat up!!.. I'm a fan of the 510-610-240s--I have a 510 in my junk and was somewhat involved in a 510 racer as a kid (cousin bought a new hail damaged one and took it sedan racing) Really fun!! They were popular in mini stock dirt till they got used up..


I have used 510 and 260 rear suspensions in T bucket rats--work good in a light car.

Keep us up on the build--good hotrod commin..

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