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Moron
03-15-2005, 04:35 PM
Hey guys and gals, this is my first post, and i know very little about the 510 or 210 series cars. What parts can readily be swapped from other datsun and nissan cars with little to no modifications. 280zx's, and 180sx's, and 200sx's are all available in my area to pick clean. Example of parts maybe; rotors (brake assembly... including master cylender), performance heads, cranks, 5 speed transmissions, or suspension. Thanks so much guys! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Five10PacksDE
03-15-2005, 06:42 PM
280zx brakes n front struts, and other things associated with brakes except lines. L series engines(not my field). Pre 90's Nissan differentials 160mm ring gear, 180mm, and 200mm. Subaru differentials. Everything else is engine conversion and other stuff, check out those. I am not too familiar with the b210 solid rear end, but the front is the same as a 510. Too much stuff to list.

micahjan
03-15-2005, 06:45 PM
You need to do some research so you dont want to buy a 210!

Five10PacksDE
03-15-2005, 07:57 PM
"You need to do some research so you dont want to buy a 210! "

Moron
03-15-2005, 08:45 PM
my thing is i bought a 2004 wrx, and i went out and tracked it and had a great time. I had an rx-8 lose control in front of me and it opened my eyes as to the possibility i could really munch up my new car. (i knew there was a possibility, but still... it opened up my eyes). I just want something relatively cheap i can have fun with, throw a cage in and have a great time and not worry if i get a bent fender.

Five10PacksDE
03-15-2005, 11:18 PM
"I just want something relatively cheap i can have fun with, throw a cage in and have a great time and not worry if i get a bent fender"
Well, a 510 project can get expensive especially since you want to race it out. It takesa lot of money and TIME to do up these cars. Most of the best mods are not simple bolt on, and body pieces are hard to find. What is your budget?

Demon
03-16-2005, 09:34 AM
I agree, you can buy a 510 very cheap, but you will have to do a lot of work to either get it going or to make it track worthy. Your best bet is to buy one off of ebay for about 3 - 5k then mod that to your likings. My first 510 I paid 700.00 for and it needed a ton of work, my second I paid 550.00 for and I still havent gotten it running and I've had it for 5 months. Not to mention all the sheetmetal work I am currently doing and the panels I have to fab up are of course no longer available.

Moron
03-16-2005, 03:54 PM
well, my budget isn't that high. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif would i be better off getting a different nissan product like a 200sx or a 280z? throw me your ideas. i just figured that the parts for a 510 or 210 wouldn't be that hard to find. my bad. Why can't you get your car to run? fuel system? busted block (i hear they are bulletproof)? ignition?

Demon
03-16-2005, 05:09 PM
My car sat in a cornfield for 10 years, it fires up no problem as long as I dump starting fluid down the carb, and that was only with an oil change. I put on some SU's and had to replace all the fuel lines, fuel tank, and fuel pump. All I need is about 20.00 in parts to get it going. Then it is time to work on the brakes and tranny. All this from a car that ran perfect with 64,000 original miles on it but sat for 10 years. Who know what other problems I will run into before it is driveable.

Five10PacksDE
03-16-2005, 05:49 PM
nice!

Five10PacksDE
03-17-2005, 03:04 AM
Getting a newer car is not a bad idea unless you want to work on the car yourself. There is a lotta hours involved, and not just bolting up performance parts. Fabrication work

Demon
03-17-2005, 09:15 PM
I agree, I have a love for cars and the 510 is one of my all time favorite cars. I wouldnt have wanted to pick up one that was already modified that way I can do it myself.

KASilviaAR
03-21-2005, 10:00 AM
Go for an S13 240sx for a track beater car. They are still plentiful and cheap.

Five10PacksDE
03-21-2005, 03:27 PM
The 240sx is not bad, and almost any car can be modified toa point that it could kick asss on the road course. Stock form, to me, it does not semm like a good choice. Natural understeer, it's a lil heavy, it is more of a drifter car.
I know it is not a Nissan, but I like the rx7's. The reliability on the engine is the main concern, but when i look under it, It has alluminum control arms and 4 piston brakes stock. The engine is small and sits behind the struts. I love the super loud sound of the rotaries too. I here you can get a lotta power out of them NA.

racerdx
04-22-2005, 06:54 PM
be nnice to the 210 http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tear.gif
i learned how to drive on an 81 210 wagon manual tranny....just be nice, theyre slow, but still datsuns

mudder1310
10-02-2005, 10:41 AM
Another cheap datsun option would be the 1200. Very similar to the 510, super cheap to buy, easy to work on, who cares if it gets trashed.

Demon
10-06-2005, 09:09 AM
I think a 1200 is going to be harder to come by and restoring it or making it road worthy might be difficult as well. Depending on your budget is how you should decide to buy your car.

KYFX
01-26-2006, 04:36 PM
be nice to the 210



I couldn't agree more! I, too, learned to drive on the 210 in my '81 HS driver's ed class and loved it so much that I convinced the parents to get me one for graduation! Beige, no air, vinyl seats, manual everything, had to beg for the FM radio and drove it until it died in '87! Thanks for the memories!

Five10PacksDE
01-28-2006, 03:08 PM
be nice to the 210



I couldn't agree more! I, too, learned to drive on the 210 in my '81 HS driver's ed class and loved it so much that I convinced the parents to get me one for graduation! Beige, no air, vinyl seats, manual everything, had to beg for the FM radio and drove it until it died in '87! Thanks for the memories!


Haha, nice!

M_TYPE_X
03-19-2006, 05:59 PM
be nice to the 210



I couldn't agree more! I, too, learned to drive on the 210 in my '81 HS driver's ed class and loved it so much that I convinced the parents to get me one for graduation! Beige, no air, vinyl seats, manual everything, had to beg for the FM radio and drove it until it died in '87! Thanks for the memories!



What a loser high school-run driver's ed program. I went through a service that had POS Grand Ams. Truly beat-on-able! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

davex2
06-08-2006, 12:53 AM
If you want a cheap car to beat on, find parts cheeep, and have fun with I reccomend any Toyota corolla from 1979 through 1988...use the 1.8 3t engine cheap, reliable, torque. what kind of racing are you wanting to do?