What did you do on your 510 today?

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eastbaysolo_73
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby eastbaysolo_73 » 06 Jun 2017 23:00

Late post. Picked up a S13 blacktop Sr20det on Sunday. 6hr trip from NorCal to Thousand Oaks. Got to test drive the car before the motor was pulled. Compression was on point. Very happy dude.
Nor Cal Meng !

djlotus
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby djlotus » 18 Jun 2017 19:05

I was allowed some fathers day time to rebuild my leaking caliper.

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bertvorgon
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Jul 2017 17:47

Last week I pleaded my case with Edmond's Battery, to warranty my existing battery, which I have suspected as randomly faulty. He did a load test..where he said there was a "wobble"..huh? Then he said it was ok..I said...what is a "wobble"? The phone rings so he goes to answer, which left my battery on the tester...when he came back, it was close to the red line. He gave me some grief that I should check other stuff...I said I have gone all through the usual suspects, there is something not right with this battery. Finally, after 10 minutes of letting him know what has gone on..he relents and gives me a new battery...almost 3 years to the day.

I dropped the new battery in today and of course it cranked and fired instantly. I then headed over to Specialty to spend a few hours washing the bugs off from the Penticton drive. Car ran flawlessly after that last drive, so all is good, I will adjust the valves before our next drive.

Should I have a cranking issue crop up now, I will peel that starter motor out that Robyn gave me a and put in my original but rebuilt starter.

I use almost a half tank of methanol after slicing and dicing with that Z06..those sprayers were on for awhile....!
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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mell00510
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby mell00510 » 02 Aug 2017 09:37

Oil changeS!!! 2 is a lot of work lmao
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Postby bertvorgon » 02 Aug 2017 17:49

Today I re-fueled the car after the Fort Casey drive, checked it over for any issues, leaks etc, all good. I used about 11 gallons for that trip.

I am now just under 1,600 Miles for the season, my goal was at least, 2,000 miles this season. With a drive to Winthrop in September, I will hit that no problem.

My car now has 95,910 miles on the chassis, just under 400 hrs on the engine since building in 2001.

Oh, yah, thanks to Funwithmonkeys, I have a very neat treasure that I bagged up today, ready for when needed!!!!
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer


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