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by RWD_NissanMan
20 Jul 2016 07:35
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car
Replies: 197
Views: 43676

Re: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car

Good to hear from you Keith. I have not seen the book "The Chequered Past" so I will see if I can find it.
by RWD_NissanMan
12 Jul 2016 16:17
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car
Replies: 197
Views: 43676

Re: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car

This is the view from the rear after the bent stuff was removed.
by RWD_NissanMan
12 Jul 2016 16:08
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car
Replies: 197
Views: 43676

Re: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car

Actually I am currently visiting family in Ontario and have been staying with one of my son's for a few weeks to work on this. I don't have access to a shop but working on it inside a 24' car trailer. I have made some good progress. I stripped out both the donor shell and the rally car and after a l...
by RWD_NissanMan
12 Jul 2016 15:40
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car
Replies: 197
Views: 43676

Re: 1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET Targa Rally Car

Rumor has it that the original Grasshopper may be getting another life. I am currently working out the best way of rebuilding it and should have some pics posted soon.
by RWD_NissanMan
09 Nov 2013 12:42
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Do you ever see really nice $50-100K MX ($4-8k USD) examples, something a car collector might have? There are some decent collector examples around especially in the Leon/Guanajuato area in that price range. I also have heard of a really good one owner sedan in Guadalajara that the guy wants around...
by RWD_NissanMan
09 Nov 2013 12:29
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

So I bought the baby blue '69 above. It has been hit at some time both on the front and the rear so not really worth the bother of fixing it up. Going to part it out next weekend and send the shell to the scrap yard. Anyone have any interest in any of the parts? Motor is a J16 apparently. If your no...
by RWD_NissanMan
04 Nov 2013 20:54
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

And for the wagon fans, here is an example of a Mexican 1973 wagon. It looks like it has the J15 as well but the ad posted by the owner says 1600? He is asking $22,000 MX for this one but notice it doesn't have any windshield wipers or a battery. These must be "extra" cost options!!!.
by RWD_NissanMan
04 Nov 2013 20:36
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Road conditions - don't get me started!!! Mexicans don't obey signs (many can't read) so the most effective speed control measure that they have come to utilize is the TOPE (translation - monstrous speed bump). They come in many different shapes and sizes, heights, inclination angles and type. Just ...
by RWD_NissanMan
04 Nov 2013 13:26
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Here's another shot of the rear axle. This example has a somewhat "dented" gas tank.
by RWD_NissanMan
03 Nov 2013 17:20
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Here's another example of another car that is for sale in Guadalajara (asking $24,000 MX) that we went to look at. It has the rear badging and a better example of a rear bumper. This one also has the J15 engine and I think the owner said it was a 1973.
by RWD_NissanMan
03 Nov 2013 16:27
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

And here are a few more pics of this example.
by RWD_NissanMan
03 Nov 2013 16:21
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

So I went along with my new Mexican friend (Miguel) today to take a look at another Bluebird just listed for sale in Guadalajara. Here are some pics of the version they got in Latin America. It has the 1500cc J15 motor, drum brakes all around and solid rear axle/leaf springs. The taillights are slig...
by RWD_NissanMan
25 Oct 2013 07:46
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

In my case, I am not interested in importing a vehicle from Mexico into the US. I am trying to find a way to import my existing car into Mexico. There MAY be a provision with Mexican Customs (Aduana) to import it as a classic car with a duty exemption so I need to look into that further. I have foun...
by RWD_NissanMan
25 Oct 2013 03:35
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Very well said Byron. This is not the place for this discussion but you are right on with your take on the situation. With a population of about 3 times that of Canada, there are undoubtedly some very bad dudes here, as everywhere. As a foreigner in this country, I am constantly learning more about ...
by RWD_NissanMan
22 Oct 2013 08:23
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 6956

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Lake Chapala is Mexico's largest natural lake. It is around 100km. long and about 35km. wide and sits at a bit over 5,000 ft. above seal level. It is used as a reservoir from which the city of Guadalajara (approx. 6 million people) gets it's water supply. In this picture, the lake is at only about 4...

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