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    650 hp Turbo LS Datsun 510 Wagon Build

     



    I am helping my neighbor with his first engine swap. He has a 71 Datsun 510 Wagon that is in decent shape. Today we put the engine and trans together and started fitting it in the car. It actually fits fairly well. We are going to cut a bit of the firewall and trans tunnel and relocate it back a few inches.



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    Very cool; one of the guys over on Rat Rods Rule is building a turbo LS powered early Datsun. Should scoot pretty good!
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    Worked on the neighbors Datsun for a couple of hours today. We got the engine in place and bolted up to the crossmember.

    [IMG]20170119_141638_resized by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The big 4L80 automatic fits well.

    [IMG]20170119_141646_resized by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Currently making a change to the rack/pinion mount for oil pan clearance. Once finished, we will re-install the front suspension, roll it on a trailer and take it to my shop to build a trans crossmember and trans tunnel.

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    that is going to be a ride, thanks for the update, I was just wondering about this project last night

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    Are ya going to have to drop it to change the plugs?

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    Nice work. That little thing will haul the mail for sure. His Dad has a very nice Corvette too!
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    Great minds. The forward turbo headers were ordered today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Nice work. That little thing will haul the mail for sure. His Dad has a very nice Corvette too!
    yes, 66 I believe. It is a 427 4 speed

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    Moving one of the rack mounts was an easy fix. The crossmember will bolt in now with proper oil pan clearance.

    [IMG]20170124_161324 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Should be a wild ride. Subscribing to this one.

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    Ben, While I normally just come to the site to read, I felt you deserved some back patting and compliments on your projects. I've been following all of your projects, you are a uniquely talented individual with ideas that are out of the box. Please keep up the posts. Great job man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOATMON View Post
    Ben, While I normally just come to the site to read, I felt you deserved some back patting and compliments on your projects. I've been following all of your projects, you are a uniquely talented individual with ideas that are out of the box. Please keep up the posts. Great job man.
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    Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

    Here is the next installment of the Datsun Build

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    Worked with my neighbor on his Turbo LS Datsun 510 Wagon today. It is really coming along

    [IMG]20170410_141707_resized by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Trying out a few turbo locations.

    [IMG]20170410_160817_resized by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]

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