Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bought a manual for the Datsun 210

The Datsun 210 I bought is so simple I thought I’d just pass on buying a workshop manual. But as it turns out I need to change out the clutch so I thought it maybe spring for one. I’ve only … Continue reading

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1978 Datsun F10 on eBay

A 1978 Datsun F10 wagon in baby food green/yellow colour with fake wood grain on the side … doesn’t get much more 70s than this. Being an eastern car its got rust but the opening bid is pretty low. Its … Continue reading

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Another Canadian oddity – Fortvac Bernardi

On eBay is another interesting Canadian car most people have never heard of – the Fortvac Bernardi. Produced in Quebec the body was based on a British Cimbria kit car with American engines placed in the middle. Options ran from … Continue reading

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A little progress on the Datsun 210

A few minor things done on my newly acquired Datsun 210. Did a quick initial clean on the engine way. Quite a difference already. Driver’s door panel back on, I just need to figure out the proper way to get … Continue reading

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New project – 1981 Datsun 210

I’ve found myself a new project – its a 1981 Datsun 210. A fairly unremarkable car to almost all people but I quite like them for reasons unknown. My parents had a ’78 Datsun 510 and my aunt had a … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Chevrolet Vega!

There is a nice article over at Popular Mechanics on the potential then disappointment of the Chevrolet Vega. Its a shame the car ended being such poor quality as the styling was fantastic for a compact. The mini-Camaro look worked … Continue reading

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Ashley GT is back

via Hemmings Blog Looks like Ashley the makers of custom body panels mostly for the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget are back at it. The fiberglass panels give the Spridgets a rather different. Shipping is likely expensive but purchase … Continue reading

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