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by RWD_NissanMan
04 Nov 2013 20:54
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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: 11357

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...
by RWD_NissanMan
22 Oct 2013 06:09
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 11357

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Here is a pic taken from the deck of the casa (house) I am currently renting. Nice to wake up to every morning - truly paradise in the flesh. The Lake Chapala area of Mexico is near the top of the list as having the best weather of anywhere in the world. We have over 300 days of sunshine a year and ...
by RWD_NissanMan
22 Oct 2013 05:43
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 11357

Re: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

Yes, I am here permanently now. Really enjoying the weather and the relaxed lifestyle. There are a lot of retirees from BC and Ontario here and in the Puerto Vallarta area (about 5 hrs. west of here on the coast) but sadly, most of them are old farts and not auto enthusiasts. The Guadalajara Datsun ...
by RWD_NissanMan
21 Oct 2013 18:59
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico
Replies: 33
Views: 11357

Datsun Bluebirds in Mexico

So I'm now wandering around the streets of Guadalajara looking for 510's. Looked at a few today and getting some ideas on how I might be able to get "Grasshopper 2" roaming around in the sunny south. Latin America never got our beloved 510 with the L16 and IRS. Instead, they got a variant that looks...
by RWD_NissanMan
04 Mar 2013 15:34
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: 2013 Rally Guanajuato - Round #3 WRC
Replies: 3
Views: 997

2013 Rally Guanajuato - Round #3 WRC

Olah amigos!! Just a little update since I have not posted on here in a very loooong time. I am now a retired "expat" and my wife and I have moved to the Lake Chapala area just south of Guadalajara in sunny Mexico. This weekend my son, Chris, and I have tickets to spectate at the Mexican WRC event n...
by RWD_NissanMan
05 Jul 2012 13:46
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PL510 collection near Peterborough, ON
Replies: 71
Views: 14561

Re: PL510 collection near Peterborough, ON

The last time I spoke with Tim I think he said he was headed out of the country on a work assignment. The collection is probably still sitting in his barn.
by RWD_NissanMan
10 Sep 2010 06:57
Forum: Events
Topic: NEW B.C. SPEEDING LAWS
Replies: 57
Views: 10758

Re: NEW B.C. SPEEDING LAWS

Ontario's law impounds at +50kph over the posted limit. If BC is doing +40kph - WOW - tough to imagine, so easy to do. You guys are going to have a lot of fun with this! The only solution is to drive slower and watch at all times for the presence of "peace" officers. My solution is to use a REALLY s...