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  1. Bluebird Coupe VIN numbers (on the cowl or data plate) are either P510 (1600) or H510 (1800). The KP or KH designation is for parts reference only (to help differentiate the 2-door sedan from the Coupe), the data plate and the VIN number on the cowl will NOT show KP510- or KH510. If you really wanted to go full Otaku, the model designation for this car would be a KH510TK. From the VIN number, you have yourself a very nice 1971 1800 SSS Coupe-- welcome to the club. Michael
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    My Datsun SSS Coupe

    The "aftermarket" lights on the front bumper appear to be optional fog lights (do they say EW or Everwing on the lens?) so don't throw them away. Nice Coupe for sure-- and one of a very few in the UK. Speaking of which, what part of the UK are you from (I would like to check out the car next time I'm over there!) Michael
  3. The Spriso Motorsports Subaru Justy alternator bracket was originally designed for a Datsun Roadster application where the stock SR20 water neck would not work due to the narrow frame rails in the engine compartment and the wide variety of radiator packages that people use with their conversions. Over the years, our setup has been very popular with people wanting a low-profile alternator conversion for the SR engine in truck or other chassis as well. For many people, modifying the water neck to suit their individual application makes for a cleaner conversion, and more straightforward hose routing to the lower radiator neck. If this is too difficult, or you don't have the means to make such a modification, then perhaps the other bracket listed above might be a better solution for your application. As with anything, your mileage may vary... Spriso
  4. Just the bracket to block-- I'm sure you can replace with stainless versions if you so desire. The alternator to bracket and bracket adjuster hardware is all grade 8, 5/16" SAE hardware. Michael
  5. Yes, our Subaru Justy alternator kit works with the 120amp alternator (same case, higher output internals). Also now comes with a billet pulley (no more spacer and modified pulley): Our bracket/pulley kit fits nice and tight to the block, and is a proven design with 18+ years of being on the market. Michael
  6. I have a RHD 510 handbrake that I am no longer using-- let me know if this is something that you are interested in. Shipping to South Africa may be a bit expensive though!
  7. You can always get a high-output Subaru Justy version (120amps) and use our proven alternator swap kit. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Justy-Alternator-120-AMP-89-91-1-2L-HIGH-OUTPUT/254073773643?fits=Model%3AJusty|Make%3ASubaru&epid=76934713&hash=item3b27fa1e4b:g:7P0AAOSw9GhYlDAC:sc:USPSPriorityFlatRateBox!97330!US!-1:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true http://spriso.com/our-products/subaru-justy-alternator-install-kit/ Hope that helps, Michael
  8. If you need spare engines, I have two of them for sale!
  9. Those holes are for the factory SSS badges found on the 1970 models. This was mostly a trim upgrade, but I see you have the factory tach and map light (almost always found on those models), so that would support that as well. The badge is the rectangular SSS emblem that was also shared on the 411 SSS models (on the grille and tail light panel). This is the emblem that would be located there: Michael
  10. Early 65--66 Datsun 1600 Roadster's had a 3-main R-16 engine with the cast iron head-- so it may have been original to your car (you can see if the engine block number matches you data plate on the cowl). 1600 Roadsters are a blast-- go out and drive the wheels off of that thing! Michael
  11. More Parts, More Cars, More Mayhem Down the road is Craig’s workshop, where he works alone, 7-days a week processing cars and orders to support his business. Some of the cars are just holding parts: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/886/41784275884_a3b592ccbd_b.jp And suspension and steering parts are stacked high: And others are awaiting further attention: And then we went inside… Some of Craig’s person collection is housed in the building—jam packed with Bluebird Coupe’s, sedans, and wagons (vans): NOS Set of 72 GL Bluebird hubcaps: 71 Heater assemblies: Early and late warning flares: Early 1300 valve cover (with no breather): There was too much to see and even concentrate on. I have been playing 510s for 35 years, and have seen a collection like this... Jaw on floor.
  12. Continued: But not all is lost—there are some gems in here as well--- such as this exceptionally rare 68 2-door sedan These three Coupes (in the foreground) have paperwork and will likely be exported: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1746/42506723451_c2fcdc79c0_b.jpg Others are destined to be parted—either due to severe rust, or lack of registration papers Craig in his field of madness! To be continued....
  13. Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U “Take the Shinkansen Hayabusa to Sendai…” said Craig— a quick 1.5 hour journey north of Tokyo, where I spent the last couple of weeks. As the train glided along at over 200mph, I pondered my long awaited visit to Bluebird Nirvana… Craig Ford is a transplanted Australian, who has lived in Japan the last 12-years with his wife Yuka and son Tarou. Craig makes his living off of buying Datsun Bluebirds and other vintage Japanese tin and selling the cars and parts to an eager worldwide customer base, anxious to get the rare unobtainium… Craig and I have been buying and selling cars and parts for nearly 20-years, but had never met in person, so I was looking forward to finally putting a face to the name. As the Shinkansen glided into Sendai station, I got a text telling me where to meet, and soon I was shaking hands with one of the world’s most renowned Datsun gurus. We hit it off immediately, and I knew that the day was going to be overload… and I was right. First we visited a couple of Craig’s Datsun 610 Bluebirds—a near mint 2-door EFI L-18 powered coupe: The 610’s were nice… but who are we kidding, I was here to see some 510s! After the 610s we drove out of town to Craig’s holding yard for cars that are either going to be parted out, or exported. Damn. Finding a 50-year old Bluebird in Japan is quite a rarity, they are very seldom seen. The corrosive environment and ridiculous licensing laws for cars over 10-years old have erased these cars from the roads—most disappearing 20-30 years ago. But finding a field of 25+ Bluebirds was really making my head swim. The environment has not been kind to most of them—crazy rust etches deep into their bones Shoddy body work rears it ugly head on some of the cars; To be continued
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