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Buying a 78 Datsun B210


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#1 biffanyus

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:07 PM

I thinking of getting this 78 Datsun B210 here in FL.. I spoke to the seller and Im trying to arrange a way to pick it up. What do you guys think. Has a weber on it and has all the a/c parts but non functional as of now. It is an Automatic though but I dont mind that.

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#2 NorthWet

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:41 AM

I personally preferred the 1200, but the B210 was a pretty reliable beast.  It is certainly not a speed demon, especially with an auto.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:31 AM

210 with 2.2 turbo swap ?



#4 biffanyus

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

Well I found a 76 Datsun B210 with no rust but no a/c. paint fadded but a lot cheaper than the 78 and a lot closer to me. the pluses, its a manual and a hatchback as well which I perfer.. Intereior is in good shape. Heres a pic...

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Hey very easy conversion to drop an L series engine in with a 610 front cross-member as the B210 was also sold as a PB210 in Japan this one was like mine the ex Sheka Mehta works Datsun  PB210 they are talking about in the link.

 

Search on the topic of L series into 120Y or B210 and you will find all the information you need using mostly stock Nissan parts, there is a dedicated section on Datsun1200.com for B210's and most members are from either Australia or the US they are a fun toy when done well.

http://datsun1200.co...to.php?lid=1921


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#6 Crazyeights

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

It would be great with an L20 in it. I sure don't miss setting up the timing chain on those however ;)



#7 biffanyus

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

HA!!!!! Found one in AZ but still have to ship it. Its a 1978 Datsun B210 GX. Got a good deal on it and paid for it already. Its got factory A/C in it as well. Not sure if it works. No rust but a few dents here and there. Interior decent but missing a few small things which Ive been already on the hunt for and found some as well. heres some pics of what I have and I wlll post more as soon as I get it in a couple weeks.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

Congrats!



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

I had a 210 and a 310, nice reliable little cars for the time. Keep them away from salt, dont even let them see a salt shaker.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

Got the b210 all running now and got me some honeycomb hubcaps. Not tooo shabby. Hopeflly sometime next year get the body work and a paint job done for this. Really like the way she drives. Also have to see if I can get the a/c working... Yes thats right she equipped with factory a/c... heres pics

 



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

I owned one of those :)



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

Oh, it's great. Here's the Datsun I picked up recently. 

 


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#13 biffanyus

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Wow really nice datsun.... No offense to my brat but Im really diggin this datsun and the way she drives.....



#14 scole665

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:09 AM

But, can you haul garbage to the dump in it? Can you sit in the back under the stars?  heheheh



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:11 AM

I had a B210 in college, but it looked different than yours (it was light blue tho). I think it might have been a newer model. As I recall, it was a great car. I don't remember what I did with it though. I like the honeycomb hubcaps. So Koool. 






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