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    I did it again...

    I feel guilt every time I see a low mile piece of j-tin. This time I had to buy since it was just 30 minutes from my house in Seattle.

    Nice '78 Datsun 810 wagon sans wood grain. 60k survivor from an estate. Owner bought it new in 78 for his wife, now I can enjoy it.

    Auto, A/C (in op), CB radio, dual power mirrors, plaid seats and everything on this car is super clean. Needs lots of love just from sitting SO long. Last really driven 5 years ago. Runs and drives now but going to go through it to make sure everything is back to original.

    I pick up the car tomorrow morning.



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    Wow. :shock:

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    Amazing!! :shock:

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    Hot damn!! :shock:

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    Great find! loving those wood trim panels on the side!! :tu: :tu:

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    :shock: Holy mother of Clean wagons! What a beauty...congrats. :tu:

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    That's amazing! So you're planning on keeping it original, then?

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    Had the car flat-bedded home today and pulled it into the garage... And pulled out the CB radio screwed to the console

    Going through the car to make sure everything is good before I start it again.

    Here is what I found:
    Spark plugs are barely finger tight
    Rotor and cap are super old
    Oil filter & oil was last replaced in May of 2007!!!
    Gas filter has clamps that are also finger tight
    Radiator leaks.

    Not going to even start the car until everything is in order THEN I will see what else it needs.

    It will be back to original in no time.

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    Pics of the first impression

    I noticed that all 4 headlights are still the original Koito's.


    All the wood gain is original, but the right front fender looks like different wood grain. Maybe it was damaged in shipping in 1978?


    Spark pluds were finger tight but super rusted.


    Oil filter has the date May of 2007!

    Air box has the filter tag taped to it.

    Vin plate shows the horsepower at 154, not bad for the year.

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    OMG.... you lucky man you .. DAMN lucky you... love it in it original look :tu: :tu:

    oh .. and the 154 hp is just the engine with out anything bolted on to it .... so its not net. HP

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