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derekg

Member Since 07 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2017 09:23 PM
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Topics I've Started

1966 411 Tire Options

16 July 2017 - 12:04 PM

Hi Folks,

I just picked up a stock 411 and it needs new tires. From what I read the stock size converted is 165/80R-13. First question is whether 175 will fit those rims and not rub the fender. Second question is what tire is decent in that size? Everything I see says "trailer tire" and provides no specs. If they are all the same general garbage will just go on price.

Thanks, Derek

datsun510.com free photo hosting (re: Photobucket)

10 July 2017 - 05:11 PM

Hi Folks,

 

Just saw the extortion messages regarding Photobucket. Not trying to plug datsun510.com, but wanted to throw out to the group that it has unlimited photo hosting indefinitely for free for any Datsun car (or your tools, etc.). The only thing I would ask if anyone wants to use it is to keep the posts safe-for-work, which basically makes it good for Datsuns and tools only :)

 

It does not have the photo manipulation tools available on some of the photo processing sites, but then again, I'll own the domain, the servers, the colocation space, and the network for another 50 years (hopefully).

 

The only issues we have had in the past were from a massive change over in software that took too long to get back up.

 

Thanks, Derek


Safari 5000 Movie @ datsun510.com

25 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

Hi Folks,

 

I've added a video module to datsun510.com with educational and automotive videos. Of note, the 1969 movie "Eiko e no 5,000 kiro" (Safari 5000) which is a Nissan collaboration from 1969 showing a 510 in the 17th East African Safari Rally.

 

So what is so important about this movie? It hasn't been shown in theaters since it was released in 1969. Michael Spreadbury told me about it many, many years ago and over those years I have been in contact with the studio, the producers, Nissan, and even the actor's production company and family looking for this film. Every single one of them said it was not in their archives. The various movie archives in Japan didn't have record of the movie beyond basic production information. Friends in Japan were even doing legwork to no avail. Last year a Blu-Ray box set was released of actor Yûjirô Ishihara and it included this movie. After getting it shipped from Japan and transcoding it, subtitles ripped and added and now it is ready for your viewing pleasure. While there is racing throughout, the East African Safari Rally starts around 1hour43minutes. The pace and cinematography is reminiscent of Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

 

Enjoy this absolute lost gem of Datsun 510 awesomeness.

 

Derek


More manuals posted at datsun510.com

08 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

Hi Folks,

 

Been a while since I last posted. I've just finished uploading another ~40 manuals at datsun510.com. All manuals are free, not watermarked, and not ripped from other sites. There are still a number missing, so if you would like to donate a missing manual or a few bucks for buying more, drop me a note or paypal to derek - at - datsun510 - dot - com. Whether we raise more money or not, the manuals will continue to be free and I'll continue to upload more as funds permit.

 

Thanks, Derek