Joking around is fine, but I'd like to get down to business. It has never put me down. Here is the stuff I currently want to do to it: 1. My daily is a '00 Infiniti G20. If you want more power source an L28E from a 280zx and swap everything over, you'll have to take L28 to a machine shop so they can relocate the oil dipstick and oil drain line since the L28 is a rear sump unlike the L24E thats a front sump. Black out hatch and side windows 7.
Soon the 510 above was being raced by some big names. But, that is why they make paint! I grew up in the back of Datsun 510. Then Nissan Datsun 810 got power from a 2. Nissan applied a thick coat of paint to the inside surface to reduce the engine noise transmission through the pan. Precise throws on the five-speed gearbox.
The car has been taken care of and is a great car for just driving around town. The engine only has 112k on it and from everything I have read the bottom end is just now broken in! From the info I have gleaned it seems like they should fit perfectly, but I figured I would ask first. Some cardboard pieces are in need of replacement. But I still think of it as the best highway car I ever had—damn it was fast, and could accelerate noticably even at 60. But it probably won't fit account the steering box. I am looking at some wheels and tires on craigslist right now. I will post them as soon as they upload to photobucket.
These original 810s were available as a and initially, with a introduced in January 1979 for the 1979 model year. And as for my shorts? I do remember the automatic choke going out early on and it developing an exhaust leak near the end but seems to me it provided our family with solid service over the ten years we had it. Fix the minimal rust and repaint. The brown car has some major damage to the passenger side and rust in the usual places and has been parked for several years. The B210 was considered by many to be less than the bare minimum. By 1975 Katayama was shuffled back to Japan and Datsun was losing the plot. The specific symptoms of this problem include uneven tire wear, which could be sensed from the usual grinding or rattling sound from the tire area, especially the front tires, which also cause the vehicle tilting to one side.
I bought the car from the original owner, and she bought it from the sales rep. Perhaps I can trace my fondness for Seventies interiors back to this car. Black out hatch and side windows. It was in better condition when I handed it back to him, but he donated the car, and later was called about it because it was found abandoned after being used in a robbery. Doesnt really need any major work except for some bodywork. I doubt it don't think there has been that many 810's popping on Ratsun to really know for sure you'll have to find out for yourself.
But I'm not understanding why the 810 itself has to run off a front oil sump. Derived from the Datsun Bluebird, Nissan Datsun 810 was offered in sedan and station wagon body types. I wouldn't say the car is 'unmolested' - it was painted and has a new dash. I was talking to an exhaust guy today and he said the same thing. I will remove it because it adds weight and takes up space. I just don't want it on my thread cluttering the place up. All 'idiot lights' functional for each appropriate item battery, fuel, floor temp, etc The seat belt buzzer is still hooked up.
I'm going to make it the way I want it. I have had a mouse trying to live in the air box, right on top of the air filter! But for the most part, it's original. Just find the shocks that match that's going to be your best bet. Engine was long-lived, but rust killed the car. Wiper blade, headlight, fog light and headlight bulb are all important in offering better visibility, so please maintain them in advance before you find them useless when in need of using.
Cash for remainder at time of pick-up. It is about 30% done, but currently in dry storage in Montana as we have relocated. It has all good glass except the windshield and needs a complete interior if restored, ut is 100% complete for a great parts car or restoration project. I looked her over and this is a great car to start out with. Plus it was just a bit too small. What does that have to do with Datsuns? Her 99 however was a totally reliable transport that lasted her 11 years.
You'll most probably need heavier springs like truck ones but all that will have to be custom non of the high stance has been done on a 810 and for a reason. Drive it cross-country recording live bands with a portable Audio Recording Rig! But it was a chore where the older Datsun was a joy…and for me it summed up the whole decline and near-collapse of Nissan in the American market. The gearbox was precise but trucklike, and the engine, even with fuel injection, felt strangled…absolutely unwilling to rev. I think I'll just leave it as it is. Just giving some suggestions in a comical way. Chris, your car looks like a good starting point. They are impossible to find and even harder to get.
We kept the 93 Maxima for 10 years and 250,000 miles. And that is why you should know these common problems on it: First, suspension failure. A search turned up nothing. I have a tiny antifreeze leak, but I can't tell where it is coming from. But it probably won't fit account the steering box. This generation is considered by most Datsun fans as not a real 510 and there is some merit to that argument.