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  1. Silver 1970 1600SSS Bluebird Coupe project 1,150,000 at the moment https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m423854458 [P510 Showa 45 Datsun Bluebird] Sold out Documents available Current status Takeover NC/NR [P510 Showa 45 Datsun Bluebird] Sold out Documents available Current status Takeover NC/NR The product was put in for restoration, but we would like to dispose it depending on the time and storage location. ・Sold out from the auction start price. ・The successful bidder will be responsible for arrangements and costs such as land transportation. ・There is a shortage. (Please judge from the image.) -There are documents that have been registered for temporary deletion. ・As you can check the current car, please contact us. -Please arrange land transportation etc. promptly after a successful bid. ・It will be handed over as it is, and we will not accept complaints or returns regarding this item. <Contents of notification such as registered identification information> Registration date June 22, 28 First registration date 1965 Chassis number P510-28***** Car name Datsun Model KP510 Motor type L16 Temporary deletion registration that's all (Added 13:49 on July 8, 2020) Addendum There was a flaw in the posted image. I'm sorry. Images of bonnet and grill have been added. We also have a set of other parts. The missing items are related to brake hoses and wires. Most parts are available. Yes please!
  2. 5 Datsun 510s available in NY https://monterey.craigslist.org/pts/d/oneonta-1972-datsun-cars/7146200873.html
  3. 1973 (?) Datsun 510 4dr $6,500 https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/olympia-1973-datsun-510/7153602820.html Seller, thanks for all the great pictures and description!
  4. The only thing better than still having a running racecar on the end of a Sunday afternoon is making the trip home without incident. I had to get a shot of the car near HWY 510 of course. Home! We are compiling GoPro footage which we will be sharing soon. Stay tuned. In the mean time, we need to see some pics and words from Jeff and Sam don't we?
  5. Here is Jeff rolling into the pits - behind the 457 BMW which took first in C class. http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06282020_swamp_thing_(3).MOV.57f2a954cad4236e409593919851ede0.MOV He said after getting out he had nothing left. Ah, but the spoils! That's Jeff airborn in this shot. I thought he said he had nothing left! We actually have to save just a little bit of energy because the final reward for a weekend like this is packing up the pits, loading all the tools and equipment, loading the car on the trailer, and getting behind the wheel again for another 2 hours for the drive home! What a weekend! The boys gave me a co-pilot for my drive home in Bruiser.
  6. With about 30 minutes left in the race. Jeff was third behind the white BMW and the White and Orange CRX. The BMW was two laps up but the CRX was right in Jeff's sights. Much like Jeff did to Sam at ORP, we stood at the wall outside the turn jumping up and down waving our arms every time Jeff went past - hoping he would get the point that we would be rewarded with a move forward. Our arms were getting tired! Come on Jeff! Then after 10 laps or so, they came over the hill and the places were swapped! Yes!!!!! 2nd place now! (It turns out that on that lap, likely due to pressure from behind, the CRX miss-handled a passing attempt on another car and made contact with them - a mistake that carries a penalty in this series - so not only was he passed by Jeff after the fact - he (and the other car) had to exit the track and see the stewards. The CRX got a 5 minute penalty - I don't remember if they kept their 3rd place podium spot or not) Just a few laps later, checkered flag!!!! Here is a video most of the cars coming down the front straight for the last time. http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06282020_swamp_thing_(2).MOV.522dde3318953d3570d03ecfe2dfaa92.MOV There were only about 25 cars still on track at the end of Sunday after 60+ had started Saturday morning. That's endurance racing for you. Which makes just finishing a real accomplishment. Placing is really icing on the cake!
  7. Sam came in on the back half of another full course yellow and handed the car over to Jeff for the final stint. We went back to the hill to watch the battle. So much fun! Did I ever tell you guys about all the awesome jewelry we get on a typical racing weekend? : )
  8. Jeff went first Sunday and we were pleased to find that us and 2 others were dropped back to C class. We were well placed after his stint. I went second and even though I spent almost the entire time stuck behind an RX7, we didn't loose any positions and so were 1st or 2nd when I came to the pits. When I got back I reported that it felt like we were losing the synchro in 4th. The boys both nodded in agreement. Apparently it was like that when I got in the car. ; ) Thanks for the head's up. Trying to keep a tranny together while going door to door with a bunch of angry race cars definitely holds your attention. Sam was third stint and Jeff and I were getting excited. Then there was a red flag as the orange Golf car had caught fire out on the track. Hard to see from this shot but the back of the car was burned out around the fuel cell! Must have been exciting. Glad no one was hurt. Jeff and I watched from the bottom of the hill as the track went green again. http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06282020_swamp_thing_(1).MOV.d984d704fe371156c9d2623e0b6a7be5.MOV We were racing the white and orange CRX, the white BMW, and a few others. None of of separated by much time or laps at this point. Every time something would happen on the back side of the course and Sam would not appear at the top of the hill when we expected him we'd be like "oh crap, the tranny must have let go!" Definitely added to the level of excitement!
  9. Sunday started normal enough - and so did my truck! That's a win already! : ) Drove to the track to find the car up on jack-stands. While I was fixing the 620 last night, Jeff and Sam had started to undertake a front brake swap on the Swamp Thing, we didn't feel we had enough pad material to last another 7 hour race day. They left it on stands so we could check over the car in daylight. Once that job was done, there was nothing to do but watch the clock and wait to go racing! The car was ready. Really ready! Really really ready! And so were we!
  10. We still had another day to go! Meanwhile however - I had to figure out what was going on with my truck. So during one of the other guy's stints I had a look with the hood up and ultimately discovered that I had fuel coming out the overflow from the carbs. I was able to determine that the rear carb float had taken on fuel and had sunk. So that carb was running full rich and had fouled the plugs so bad they didn't fire any more. Plus there was the issue with pumping gas directly from my tank to the ground below. It seems there was some corrosion along the bottom seam in the copper float which had created a path for fuel to get in. I was able to scrape off the solder plug from the hole in the top of the float, puncture it, remove all the gas trapped inside, re-solder it closed, and then seal the corroded seam and new plug with honda-bond (for good measure). After the racing, the boys took me into town to get a new set of spark plugs. The O'Reilys guy says "we have Bosch tripple spark premium plugs for $14 each" or something like that. Please, I just want basic copper plugs. NGK if possible. But nothing fancy. No tiny electrode-multi-prong-whatevers. He just looked at me funny. He'd never heard of a copper plug. I grabbed the cheapest set they had - which was still some fancy platinum type - as insurance and then we headed to Cut Rate Auto Parts. I grew up in Shelton and when I was a kid, C.R.A.P. had the best window display ever! A tiny little tube frame hot rod with a toilet mounted behind a small block V8. "Powered by C.R.A.P." was their slogan. Genius! : ) Anyone have a picture of that "hot rod"? Anyway, after repeating the same request - the kid behind the counter says "we have Bosch tripple spark premium plugs..." Are these guys getting paid to say this?! No thank, you... Any NGK's? Yes! One set! Back to the track we went, spark plugs in hand and float sealant now dry, I re-assembled the truck at sunset - counting my good fortune not to have dropped one of the SU float bowl lids or gasket in the gravel below - and it started right up and purred like a kitten. Well, like a Datsun anyway... Now we have two running vehicles to be thankful for! I couldn't wait to see what Sunday would bring.
  11. The start got a little exciting right away! http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06272020_swamp_thing_(3).MOV.4d848fcea3bab47f050aa89e9f07fa84.MOV 3 cars off in turn 1 - right in front of Sam! Once the mess was cleared up, Sam began putting in hot laps right away and we were rewarded by being thrown in the B class. There were a few of us in this position (C class cars being bumped up to B class) and some of the teams were NOT happy. We were pretty indifferent and actually took it as a complement - though it meant there was NO WAY we would be fighting for a podium of any kind. The cars at the sharp end of the B class are 6 seconds/lap fastener than us. Oh well. We were just happy to be racing. So funny to see Sam in front of the white BMW in these shots. They are becoming our nemisis. That is the team we beat at ORP last year. The cars were glued together lap after lap then and again this weekend. We ran well all day - no issues - no contact - no spins - no trouble. After the 7 hour race there were a pair of 45 minute sprints which we ran as well. Each race required 1 driver change but no fueling. That was a fun challenge we hadn't done before. Kind of exciting getting in and out of the car and belted up as quick as possible while the clock is ticking. Racing in B class meant no awards in the sprints either but really - our greatest reward was finishing the day with a running car. Can't wait to share some GoPro footage.
  12. Next we put Sam in the car and send him out for to grid for the 7 hour race. Here is a video of the roll out. http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06272020_swamp_thing_(2).MOV.21b378a4eb613aa13baa32e7683754f3.MOV
  13. Well I got there but the next morning it wouldn't start... Uh oh! Finally it did and got me to Walmart to get SD cards for the GoPro and ice for the cooler. Barely started again then died. Was going to get new spark plugs at the auto parts store across the street but no way - not going to risk it. Have to get to the track. I think I'm only running on 2 cylinders at this point. Not cool... I park and find the guys - who camped at the track - in a tent - on top of the Dilly! : ) We get the car ready to go and formulate a plan to leave one driver in the car for the duration of practice/qualifying so we could get more than 20 continuous minutes on the motor in case the distributor swap was a red herring and there is some other heat soak issue. Jeff went out to the grid. Here is a video of the roll-out so you can see most of our competition: http://datsun510.com/uploads/monthly_2020_07/06272020_swamp_thing_(1).MOV.7b24c5cfe5d6be9c285c9db6ef742340.MOV And got 10-15 minutes of running in before... Wait for it... BLACK FLAG! One of the pit volunteers came and told me our car was being called in for "leaking fluid - again". Again?! Hey, that hurts! We've never leaded fluid before (that we know of). Jeff rolls in and we go to work trying to figure out what's going on. Jeff and Sam look around the engine and I look under the rear. The entire diff cover is soaking wet and dripping. But just barely dripping. We were told we were leaking a "substantial" amount of fluid. Hmmm.... We discuss some more and conclude that the fluid was fuel coming from the oversize vent we installed at the end of last season to help us fuel faster. Fortunately, we still had the plug we had removed so back in it went. We were VERY thankful to have discovered that in qualifying - BEFORE the race! Anything else now????
  14. 1971 Datsun 510 4dr project $4,500 https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/kent-datsun-door/7152260084.html
  15. Here is the one on Bring A Trailer https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-nissan-desert-runner/ I expect to see allot more of this type of self promotion now that BAT is owned by Hearst
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