The story of a Datsun 411 Wagon that was loved and cherished by its original owner – and now carries on, bringing joy to the new owner and Datsun enthusiasts everywhere.
There’s only two weeks left before I fly to Philly, meet my friend Dave, and embark on the 510 road trip, so it’s time to make final preparations and check and double check everything. I talked to the seller a couple of times this past week to make sure everything was in order mechanically. I […]
While we’re waiting for Randy to begin his epic journey, let’s get to know the car he’ll be driving… The car is a one family, 1972 Datsun 510 sedan purchased new from Rothrock Motors in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, first titled 3/27/73. The dealership is still there and still selling Nissans. The car was originally purchased by […]
The following is a scan of the original installation instructions for fitting an Iskenderian (ISKY) camshaft to a Datsun L-series engine. Click on the thumbnails for full-size images. Enjoy!
The culmination of the 510’s cross country trip was the just completed leg of the trip from my home in Scottsdale, AZ to Long Beach, CA for the Japanese Collector Car Show (JCCS). You’ll recall, I arrived home from Bethlehem, PA just a little over a week ago on October 18th, giving me less than […]
We woke up this morning looking forward to making it home after seven days on the road, while spending our evenings in cheap motels. The car started right up but as soon as we put it in drive and headed down the driveway to top off fuel, the car quit, rolling into the gas station […]
Welcome back! Thanks for sticking with us this far! Well, I guess I spoke too soon yesterday. We left Tucumcari this morning, after exploring the old part of the city along Route 66, and set off across New Mexico toward our destination in Gallup. The car started off running strong but about an hour out […]
We decided to do a little sightseeing today as we covered three states (Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico) in the old 510. Our first stop was the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK. We saw a billboard and decided, what the heck, let’s stop. Supposedly, this is the largest museum dedicated to Route 66 on […]
After breakfast this morning we headed directly to Midas to see what could be done about our rusted out exhaust pipe. The guys at Midas didn’t have a clue what a Datsun 510 was and misread the odometer, asking if the car really had 500,000 miles on it. We had to do a bit of […]
Arrived in Philly on time last night only to discover my friend Dave’s flight had been delayed for two hours in Chicago. Dave Czracki and I headed to the bar at the airport Marriot for some refreshment. Dave finally arrived at about 7:00 PM and the three of us headed to Bethlehem, PA for dinner […]