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Game over...

26 February 2017 - 06:20 PM



God dam Bill we'll miss you




18 January 2017 - 04:11 PM



I'm taking Jeffs membership date as being the birth of Ratsun, it's as good as any.  It was on or about the 20th that Jeff with the valuable help of his good friend Thomas, successfully got the original site up and running, and all it needed was members to populate it. Now 10 years later we have had over 23,000 people join to discuss or learn about their Datsuns or Nissans. It's an ever evolving group as old members 'move on' for whatever their reasons, and new members come aboard. Some even stayed and added to some of the almost 1.4 million posts! On average there are about 15-25 members online and several to many guests just mining for information.


So, how did Ratsun come about? Well old timers will remember the NWDE (north west Datsun enthusiasts) club who just happened to have a small website in the early 2000s. The members met every month to eat pizza and  talk Datsun, but underestimated the number of people populating their electronic site. A site that was quickly becoming inadequate for their needs.


Enter Jeff Hino. (now if my recollection isn't exact please add your comments in a post) Jeff met with the club and expressed interest in having raffles, meet ups, selling logos or anything that would provide cash flow to pay for needed up grades to the site. Well, basically the answer was... no. So Jeff said I'll just start my own, and did. His vision was a garage with friends drinking beer and working on their Datsun projects and DDs. The door was up and the light on and anyone was welcome to come up the driveway and 'shoot the shit'. Quickly old NWDE members switched over to the fresh, new, roomier 'Ratsun' site and newer member Datsun owners found it to be the premier place to be for discussions and information sharing. All about those infamous and iconic cars and trucks we so deeply love, made by Nissan, that they saw so fit to call... Datsun. 


So here we are 10 years later. Birth, first tooth and learning to walk and talk... but we made it with members just like you.


If you have an recollections about the early Ratsun or the old NWDE you want to share, post them up. In any case drop by and say Happy Birthday Ratsun


If you want to know what member number you are, just go to your profile page and look at the address at the page top. I'm.... http://.ratsun.net/user 9 -datzenmike/


28 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

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Saw this at about 5:50. Did everyone get a Datsun for Christmas???

Nitrogen bullshit exposed

19 November 2016 - 10:12 AM

Can't argue with common sense or Boyle's gas laws.



Brakes not breaks

08 November 2016 - 07:40 AM

I have been driving my 710 a lot more this year instead of a few months around Canby. So the last week I have slowly noted that the car does not stop as well as it used to.( '84 maxima struts and brakes with zx 15'16" master and stock rear drums)  At first I thought I was simply getting used to it. (complacency) The pedal seems a little lower... maybe, and it's firm like it used to be but it doesn't seem to be stopping as well. I thought maybe the rear shoes just need to be adjusted and left it at that. It's very subtle but there.


Anyway this morning I checked the reservoir and it's empty. I rarely check them as it works so well and it was bled/topped about two years ago... hmmm I guess time flies when you're having fun... when I replaced the shoes.


So gentlemen don't let complacency creep in. Do regular checks of vital components and fluid top ups and replacements. Maybe have a log book of things done and checks. Our Datsuns NEED attention by the owners.