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    Klemmel's Datsun

    First of all, no EGG NOG available until my next trip home (Easter?).

    My car is a 1983 Datsun KingCab 1800 Delux, also known as a 720 in the US. It's runing a single overhead cam four-pot engine with one single carburator and aluminium valve covers(!). It delivers a claimed 78 HP through a five speed gearbox to the rear wheels. The claimed top speed is 155 kph (96 MPH) but at 110 kph (68) the aerodynamics extended effects is noticeable on the Richter scale.
    A couple of years ago I tried to get rid of the rust (haha), but the result got even worse so I gave up

    At least I have a car, it's great fun (especially in the winter) and I'm enjoying every single trip!

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    Last edited by Klemmel; 02-04-2007 at 02:47 PM.

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    Looks pretty cool actually, nice pistures too.

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    great pics and a nice story. sounds a bit like my old scooby justy
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    I think so too I bought a digital camera just recently, so four of the pictures are taken with my phone. Please post pics of similare cars if you've got any!

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    Old-skool

    I see you probably spent more on that CD player than you did the truck

    Let me get this straight, is it RWD?

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    Wow brown painted rims, nice colour job...you sure they're gonna hold?
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    Yes, it's RWD AND lowered 50mm at the front.

    Car: about 1000€
    Stereo : 360€
    Comprehensive insurance: 2200€ (Norway)
    RWD: priceless
    Last edited by Klemmel; 02-04-2007 at 03:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwpower
    Wow brown painted rims, nice colour job...you sure they're gonna hold?
    Actually, they're leaking...

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    The interior looks good from that shot. Plan on holding onto it for a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindesh17
    The interior looks good from that shot. Plan on holding onto it for a while?
    Probably until I have finished at the university. It's very practical too, and does 0.7 ltr/10km if driven carefully.

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    Thats one funky steering wheel.
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    That is all kinds of badass.

    There is an unbelievable amount of fun to be had from cheap vehicles that never die.

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    Noice. Is that like a private road your parked on?

    You need to get your snow dorifto on.
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    Wow that's real cool. A Datsun. They don't make them like that anymore.

    It reminds me of my dad's Integra four door hatch. It had an incredible amount of rust, plenty of battery acid stains on the carpet, bird crap ruined the paint, had some modifications to the intake to it (wonderful sound by the way) and went pretty quick.

    Lets just say when it went up to speed, the carpet bulged up because of all the holes caused by the rust.

    Still, that car I was very much attached to, since I sat next to my dad and I shifted for him. Wonderful memories in that car, I'm sure you have good memories in your car as well.

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    Old car + RWD + snow = unmatchable fun
    There's nothing like an old car for a drive free of worries!
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