DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby vodka » 18 May 2010 11:27

Most of the advice in okayfine's article was general wisdom that I have also personally learned, but applies to any car enthusiast/collector who plans to purchase a classic, used, or even new vehicle with the intention of spending a significant amount of time, and unfortunately, money. The datsun 510-specific tips and advice are news to me, and are much appreciated. Thank you, okayfine, for taking a part of your free time to write such a useful article for any car enthusiast lucky enough to come across it.
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby okayfine » 15 Dec 2010 08:30

Adding the link to The 510 Archives, featuring all sorts of 510 reference material:

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0ByCvxn ... Mjg3&hl=en
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby Slick72 » 06 Jun 2011 18:28

I'm looking to join the 510 owners club soon, i just wanted to say thanks for all the info. I'll be sure to look for all the reading material when i purchase my first 510.

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby datsun360 » 04 Jul 2011 22:38

this is actually something good to read. i suggest everyone read this before posting

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby Buzzsawlouie » 15 Sep 2011 15:56

It was as good of a read today as it was when I first read it in the DQ.
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby okayfine » 19 Oct 2011 09:32

Updated to reflect the loss of datsun510.com links, the lingering death of the BB list, demise/transition of DQ.com, and consolidating various other articles.
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby okayfine » 28 Jun 2012 10:28

Updated to include links to the DQ backissues and some minor edits. And to include Kelvin's color wiring diagram!!!
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby Aircooledblue » 25 Jul 2012 08:34

Well ive been looking at this 71 510 http://hickory.craigslist.org/cto/3110814534.html


Any Input?
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby mslade » 24 Oct 2012 21:01

The article is wonderful, thank you. Though, boyfriends, husbands and anyone in between could also be added to the list of "understanding" for those involved :wink:

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby pocket510 » 06 Dec 2012 22:47

totally love this article and completely agree. been there done that with my past 31 cars.

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby datsun68510 » 21 Feb 2013 23:05

took a browse of your info here. Nothing new to me, I'm on my 12th project atm and I am working on purchasing a 13th. The one thing that sticks in my mind the most out of your post (Original post) is you will want to keep all the old parts. I dont know how many times I said "I'm done with 510's I'm getting to old for this" selling all my parts that I sure wish I had now :( . Def. anyone new to 510's should give this thread a read.

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby farmerfloyd » 30 May 2013 18:20

Yes, dont knock them Honda cars, make real good engine for that yellow 510
from Florida at the Summit Point meet last week. Sorry I went home early,
wish I could have gotten in a picture or two. Looked like some cars came Sat that I didnt see that morning. Had a real good time and met a bunch of great guys. Got car going good again will be looking for 3:54 rear end from 280 Z See ya yal next year. farmerfloyd

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby awd: jeff » 11 Jul 2013 12:28

Thanks for this suggested article.

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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby DDatsunTwins » 17 Sep 2013 17:55

I'm brand new to this site, and decided to give this a read. I'm glad I did. It isn't very often that you come across a gem like this. Thanks, okayfine, for this contribution. I'll definitely be searching around for some of those listed manuals and such.
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Re: DQ 10.2 - Suggestions for New 510 Owners

Postby jwerty1 » 03 Jun 2014 20:46

To any and all newbs, yes be patient and learn to work on your own vehicle. Don't just jump right in and expect the world unless you have the money, then hell you wouldn't be on this site anyhow, your mechanic would be. I rebuilt my first motor out of a Haynes manual. Ever since then, if you can follow directions(from a service manual) and have a couple hand tools, some reasonable and deductive thinking, the sky is the limit on your car. I'm a master tech now(Nissan) and I work on my Datsun for fun.


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