Meet Eleanor

Hi!

Yes, “that” Eleanor. The very same white unicorn I have been chasing for almost two months now. They say if you love something, set it free. To those people I say “it rubs the lotion on it’s skin…”

In the event you are new here, us Hoons have a penchant for all-things wagon.  We also have an affinity for Datsuns.  Well, at least Dearthair and myself do.  When I stumbled across this particular Datsun wagon for sale at the beginning of the year I promptly wet my pants and simultaneously shot off an email to the seller looking for details.  Within a few hours I had a response “it’s my daughters car, it needs a new ignition switch.”  That was the extent of our exchange.  Further emails, and later phone calls went unanswered.  Weeks passed and still no response.  I was heartbroken to say the least as the asking price was only $850!  Someone had obviously showed up that same day with a trailer and a roll of twenties.
To call me a quitter isn’t really fair as I tried, and tried, and tried to get in touch with the seller.  When it finally hit me that this guy isn’t responding to me because the car is long gone, I proudly proclaimed denial was infact a river in Egypt.  I bitched and whined on FB and in the comments about the “one that got away.”  And then, last week an email was circulating amoungst the contributariate entitled “What is your Eleanor?”  Astonishingly, the white unicorn was not the first thing to pop into my head.  As I sat there trying to come up with a schtick, it dawned on me in a facepalm kind of way that I had already had my Eleanor experience.  So, off I went to collect photos from the original ad.  Click on the search function, input “Datsun” and hit enter, couldn’t be simpler.  Having searched the site repeatedly in the previous few weeks,  I knew that only 14 or 15 ads would come back.  You can only imagine the things going through my mind and coming out of my mouth when I found this baby re-listed the very same morning.  I went ahead with my Eleanor article, not having much faith in the seller but secretly hoping I would have the opportunity to write the article you are reading now.  Amazingly I was able to get into contact with the seller and arrange a viewing.  This would be the very same guy that has an orignial Fiat 500 in his garage that I profiled yesterday on my roadtrip.  Ok, I am starting to ramble, let’s get to the important stuff.
The body is in great shape, though it does have some cancer marks here and there.  Nothing too major for a specimen of this age.  The acres of glass appear to be unblemished as well.  It has either new or re-upholstered (brown) front seats and (black) back seats.  That about does it on the positive side of things.  I don’t know if it actually runs, it was last registered in 08.  The wiring is a mess and the floorboards are almost nonexistent.  The interior of the car was apparently the site of a hornet mass-suicide also.  And finally, I do not currently have the car in my possession as I don’t have the means to transport it.  U-haul + dolly, auto transporter, fellow hoon with a trailer?  At any rate, I hope to have it here by the end of the week.
The only thing left to ask is “if you were Jo Schmo, what would you do with it?”
I have some ideas…

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  1. Yay! JoSchmo got his Eleanor! This has to be the best day of the young lad's life. Well, except for the day he discovered alcohol, but the Jezbians could tell you that.
    If I were JoSchmo I would restore it back to a nice daily driver. Stock. She doesn't need to be a concours winner, but nice enough that our friend will proudly open the passenger door for a lady friend (or 4…they'll fit!). The engine could use some performance adders, but keep them true to the period of the car. Make sure all the important stuff — like brakes — are in good shape, and check out the suspension to see if it could use some work. With all the 510 racers out there, suspension setups should be pretty easy to come by. Put a fresh coat of paint on her, wrap those new wheels in some fresh rubber and hoon about.

    1. I'm not going to thumbsdown you, but I disagree with your advice…
      "Nice Daily Driver" and "Stock" are mutually exclusive when "Stock" means "Old Japanese Car With A Carburettor, And Possibly Points Ignition".
      Round 1: Great tires, new dampers all around, poly bushings on the suspension, performance brake pads, new calipers/cylinders/rubber brake lines.
      Round 2: Find a bolt-in fuel injected version of the motor that's in there, or failing that, Megasquirt it. The increase in driveability, and the decrease in carburettor futzery will be astronomical. Obviously, do the install cleanly, and make it look as stock as possible. If the car does have points, find the OEM non-points dizzy, or call pertronix.
      In the end, it was the constant carb fiddling with every season change that caused me to loose interest in DD-ing my '84 B2000, and lead me to sell a low miles, barn stored, 25 year old imported mini truck so that I could buy an anonymous SUV.

      1. I understand what you're saying… keep it look stock, but upgrade for daily driver use. There's something to me that's the most appealing about having the car as stock as possible, even if it means dealing with the inherent problems of the car.
        "performance brake pads" ? Don't think this needs that.
        I'm 50-50 on the carb. I wish I had learned how to adjust a carb when I had a non EFI car, but never did. Tinkered with a few things, think I managed to drop the mpg somewhat, and stopped playing with it. Of course it worked without a problem, so I never really had to do anything with it.

      2. Ahem.
        Stock 67 Datsun daily driver duty here, with TWO carburetors. About 30k a year, rarely have to fiddle with it. Came out of a 15 year junkyard slumber.
        I do agree with the Pertronix ignition which transforms the livability of any points car, but they used to drive these things stock all the time back in the "olden days". It ain't that bad, and miles ahead of say a 1917 Dodge Bros Model 30, which believe it or not was a daily driver back in it's day too. Maintenance used to be a part of ownership, and I for one enjoy the feel of my old school analog tools.
        But then again, I still have a record player with knobs.

        1. I agree. My truck is a year older than your car, and is dead stock with points, carb, etc. It's running kinda funky right now, but hell, all I have to do is get off my ass and tune it up and maybe clean out the carb. A Saturday afternoon's worth of pleasant fiddling, and the thing will run fine. Yeah, old vehicles were daily drivers, I know a guy here who drives his '21 Model T all the time, and it does fine. Otherwise he's driving his '29 Model A or '36 Dodge. You never see him driving his modern vehicles.

      3. Yeah, i just picked up an '84 B2200 Longbed, not in the best shape (some rot), but passable and it has 60k original miles on it. There's just something about that shape that I really like, plus vent wings? Yes Please! Currently pursuing "Nice Daily Driver" on it.
        Of course if I could find a REPU in decent shape, that would have scratched a similar itch – wrong thread but that's my Eleanor.
        Too bad about the smog rules Jo (I thought California had it bad, at least we get past '70), otherwise I'd say put a rotary in it! But then again I'm biased.

      4. As pointed out, carbs are not all evil, however if they do become troublesome Megasquirt is an option. However, there are plenty of at least reasonably period-correct aftermarket carbs that may be more easily set up than the stock units. By "Stock" I mostly meant "Don't rice it out. Don't try to bring it up to 2010 standards." These are beautiful on their on. Yes, do what you need to so it is a reliable daily driver, but that is not necessarily mutually exclusive with a carb (and even points, but I'm not sure if Jo Schmo is into voodoo to understand those things).

        1. Just as a bulk reply-all, I have to note that I have a distinction between daily driver and fun toy. Vintage or not, I need my daily driver to be bolt-the-hood-down-turn-the-key-and-go capable. Any time spent wrenching the daily is time not spent wrenching the myriad projects.
          The issue of being in Canada also informs my recommendations. Week to week can swing between -20 and +20, so getting carbs to work well all of the time is tough sledding.
          As for good brakes, old cars are surprisingly suckish when compared in a non-aesthetic way to new cars. Reference the infamous Odyssey-vs-Porsche-vs-Jaguar article from GRM:
          http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4197363
          Good tires get cornering speeds up a surprising amount, which help straightaway speeds, which get you into trouble much more quickly. Having good brakes is very good insurance.

        2. Just as a bulk reply-all, I have to note that I have a distinction between daily driver and fun toy. Vintage or not, I need my daily driver to be bolt-the-hood-down-turn-the-key-and-go capable. Any time spent wrenching the daily is time not spent wrenching the myriad projects.
          The issue of being in Canada also informs my recommendations. Week to week can swing between -20 and +20, so getting carbs to work well all of the time is tough sledding.
          As for good brakes, old cars are surprisingly suckish when compared in a non-aesthetic way to new cars. Reference the infamous Odyssey-vs-Porsche-vs-Jaguar article from GRM:
          http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4197363
          Good tires get cornering speeds up a surprising amount, which help straightaway speeds, which get you into trouble much more quickly. Having good brakes is very good insurance.

        3. Just as a bulk reply-all, I have to note that I have a distinction between daily driver and fun toy. Vintage or not, I need my daily driver to be bolt-the-hood-down-turn-the-key-and-go capable. Any time spent wrenching the daily is time not spent wrenching the myriad projects.
          The issue of being in Canada also informs my recommendations. Week to week can swing between -20 and +20, so getting carbs to work well all of the time is tough sledding.
          As for good brakes, old cars are surprisingly suckish when compared in a non-aesthetic way to new cars. Reference the infamous Odyssey-vs-Porsche-vs-Jaguar article from GRM:
          http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4197363
          Good tires get cornering speeds up a surprising amount, which help straightaway speeds, which get you into trouble much more quickly. Having good brakes is very good insurance.

        4. Just as a bulk reply-all, I have to note that I have a distinction between daily driver and fun toy. Vintage or not, I need my daily driver to be bolt-the-hood-down-turn-the-key-and-go capable. Any time spent wrenching the daily is time not spent wrenching the myriad projects.
          The issue of being in Canada also informs my recommendations. Week to week can swing between -20 and +20, so getting carbs to work well all of the time is tough sledding.
          As for good brakes, old cars are surprisingly suckish when compared in a non-aesthetic way to new cars. Reference the infamous Odyssey-vs-Porsche-vs-Jaguar article from GRM:
          http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4197363
          Good tires get cornering speeds up a surprising amount, which help straightaway speeds, which get you into trouble much more quickly. Having good brakes is very good insurance.

  2. This is exactly the kind of behavior we like to encourage.
    I strongly suggest you start browsing the fine Eastwood catalog. It's been quite handy for my '67 Ford Wagon.
    My recommendation:
    1) Change every hose and every fluid in it. Observing what's coming out will give you a clue as to the condition of what's inside.
    2) Get it running. The fundamental rule of getting a car running: you need fuel, spark and compression. Hopefully there are no issues with the third one.
    3) Clean up/out the interior. Vaccuming, wire-brushing, quickie-paint/prime, rivet in metal patches on the floorboards if you have to. Maybe add $15 seat covers as needed. This'll make it something that's largely tolerable to drive.
    Items 1-3 are likely a couple hundred bucks before the dust settles, but really that's not too bad. It's the items that follow from that that start to get expensive.
    For the most rewarding experience, I recommend spending your money on manuals and tools rather than services.

      1. If you're gonna be doing this car madness for the long haul, each tool purchase is really a long-term investment. It's so nice to have the right tools for the job.
        If you do your best to get the knowledge and tools to do stuff yourself, things get cheaper and more do-able over time. I've got near-blanket approval for spending money on tools to do any job I'll need to do more than once.

        1. I had to buy a longer 3/8"-drive ratchet for my last repair. It's rare almost never happened in history that I buy anything 'just because it's cool', but I also got an Evolv 3/8"-drive I'd first spotted over Christmas. In addition to the ratcheting motion, you can twist the handle along its length to turn the socket, like a 90-degree screwdriver. I'm still wondering how on earth the mechanism turns the socket in the same direction regardless of how you twist the handle. In any case, two days later I'm also wondering how I lived without it. The ratcheting mechanism is fairly tight, and it's a little finicky changing the direction, but I just noticed the lifetime warranty. Highly recommended. *Notices gaping engine bay* You might be able to make do without.

        2. Until somebody breaks into your car and steals your entire toolbox out of the trunk. Every time I work on a car I end up thinking "I used to have the specialized tool to do this right. Maybe I can improvise some half-assed tool out of vise-grips, duct tape, popsicle sticks, etc."
          The moral of this story is, don't keep your toolbox in the trunk of your car.

          1. Agreed.
            Had to start over on my tools collection twice because of this.
            Recommend waiting until something's on sale and getting the best ~$30 non-brand name kit you can find. You won't rebuild your engine with it, but it's loads better than nothing when something needs fixing.

  3. Excellent article. I'm so happy you got your Eleanor. Makes me itch to get mine. IMHO, you need to do with her exactly as 'neerd said. Keep her period correct. Hell, I don't think I'd even go as far as new paint. I'd fix any little rust spots and polish up whatcha got. I'm a huge proponent of original paint/patina. I'd make her interior 100% classy starting with a weld in of new floors, carpet, headliner (does she have headliner? No idea) … all those things that make her swank to cruise around in. New gummies, a few stickers, obviously electrical and engine work with juuust enough engine mods to make her compete for at least Bronze on the interstates, and off you go. Can't wait to see more about her as this story unfolds. SO cool.

  4. I have a truck in Austin. My dad has a car trailer in Roswell, NM. Give me 2 days, and we can go pick it up…. oh, only if I was unemployed again!
    Everyone with an Eleanor story should take this to heart; sometimes, when you are a very good hoon, dreams can come true.

  5. I cast my die with enginnerd and Ambersand… We of the Hoon persuasion have mourned the passing of our beloved Datsun 510 for 25+ years, and here you score a WAGON. Keep it close to stock, since they weren't bad (for the most part) when they were new. And Mad_Science offers a wellspring of wisdom he has learned firsthand… I would follow his advice and ask him questions when they arise.
    But most of all, ENJOY…!

  6. So is it still with the original seller? I hope you don't end up paying a premium for waiting.
    It reminds me of my search for a C3 Corvette. In 1990, at 17, I started looking for a C3 Corvette. The first one that I looked at was a nice 1977, only about 60k miles, and in good shape, and the price was right. (Remember this car was only 13 years old at the time, so like looking for a 1997 C5 today), it was white with a red interior. It was the first one I looked at and had nothing to compare it to. I decided to wait, looked for a couple of more weeks and couldn't find anything better. Called the guy back, the car had been sold! I looked at another dozen or so cars over the next 4-5 months and couldn't find another where price and condition met as good as the white 77, not anything even close. THEN, I found a white 77 with red interior on one of these shady "Corvette dealer" lots. It was the same car! The price was $1000 higher, but it was still the best deal around. I got it. Still have it sitting in the basement awaiting a new engine/restoration after I drove it into the ground in about 6 years.

  7. Get it running, patched up so it is generally working….safely. Then drive, drive and drive and drive some more. Then after you've driven the hell out of it fix everything new that is wrong and everything else that it needs. Then drive it some more.

    1. Agreed.
      Too often people decide what they "need" without understanding why.
      Obviously, fix what's broken, but there's nothing worse than someone who decides on day 2 of ownership that what they really need to do is tear the car apart for a huge rebuild/engine swap…only to never end up driving it.

  8. OK this is a 610 wagon, but it's similar and think it looks GREAT. This car is currently my wallpaper and I have a slight case of Datsun fever that comes about every few months. Personally i'd go for some old school watanabes and lower it just a hair, but wouldn't slam it like this 610. Do w/e u will with the 510 though and good luck!
    <img src="http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Linhbergh%20Nguyen/Features/Hellaflush3_610/IMG_48192.jpg"&gt;
    great article on MotorMavens <” target=”_blank”>http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/12/25/car-feature-gt-gt-justin-s-datsun-610-wagon.aspx>

  9. OK this is a 610 wagon, but it's similar and think it looks GREAT. This car is currently my wallpaper and I have a slight case of Datsun fever that comes about every few months. Personally i'd go for some old school watanabes and lower it just a hair, but wouldn't slam it like this 610. Do w/e u will with the 510 though and good luck!
    <img src="http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Linhbergh%20Nguyen/Features/Hellaflush3_610/IMG_48192.jpg"&gt;
    great article on MotorMavens <” target=”_blank”>http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/12/25/car-feature-gt-gt-justin-s-datsun-610-wagon.aspx>

  10. I live in Maine, and I'm a youngin', so I doubt I've ever seen a 510, regardless a wagon, in the flesh. But after all the 510s I've seen online, I have to say, keeping this beautiful creature stock as possible is what I'd do. Well, maybe not quite. A nice set of Watanabes, some grippy tires and stronger brakes, and maybe a few tweaks to the stock engine… and drive it all over the place.

  11. I love it! Love it, love it, love it! I would kill to have a 510 wagon to go along with my 73 2 door. For a couple years I used my 510 as a daily driver before I got an SUV, and it was pretty much bullet proof. I will say this: I HATE the points ignition and my dual side draft SU carbs. They have never been adjusted correctly, so it hates starting when it is cold. I think that is also partly because SUs are draw through carbs, so they are a pain in the ass to get fuel flowing through them in the morning. I will say this though: before I bought my current SUV my 510 was the most reliable vehicle I owned. It can sit for months (or even a year) without being started and all it takes is a little starting fluid and hooking the battery back up and it will fire up with no problems.
    My only concern with the wagon is the leaf spring/solid rear axle. If it were me, I would figure out a way to put the sedan IRS in the back with an R160 LSD diff out of a 90s Subaru legacy. The R160 diff bolts right in a sedan with the only mod being unbolting the Subaru output shafts and bolting on the Datsun ones.
    As far as a swap if you were so inclined, I would keep it simple and do a KA24DE swap with a 5 speed. You can find them pretty cheap from super dorifto 240sx owners, and there are kits to bolt it right in, and so would an SR20DE from a non-turbo Silvia. I will be swapping something fuel injected into my 510, but it will probably be an SR20DE. I don't want it to be the fastest thing on earth, just more fun to drive.
    Congratulations on your purchase!

  12. To bridge the gap between the "drop a SR20DET in it!!!" and the "keep it stock!!!!" philosophies, what about doing only period-correct mods? (Of course, after you get it running that is!) You know, maybe a twin-carb conversion (a la L16T or L18T engines) and some 70s mags. That way you keep the essential mechanical aspects of the car intact, with some tasteful upgrades.

    1. This is more-or-less the direction I'm looking to go with the Falcon. Not necessarily "original only" nazi-ism, but in line with a general vibe of period correctness.
      The discs I just threw on are factory (style), not new SSBC or BAER units.
      I'll probably rebuild and install the stock carb from my wagon's 390 onto a used 4V intake.
      I'm keeping it 4-speed and 14" wheels for the foreseeable future.

    2. I agree, absolutely. If you are going to go for go-fast bits, period correct is the way to do it. As someone else pointed out, modern drivetrains in these are almost done to death. A period correct hot rod, though, is going to get some real looks.

    3. Is gutted webbers with injectors hidden underneath considered period correct? I'm all for that.
      Also, if you're going to "Drop A" anything in it, the correct answer is "Peripheral Port Rotary".

    4. Is gutted webbers with injectors hidden underneath considered period correct? I'm all for that.
      Also, if you're going to "Drop A" anything in it, the correct answer is "Peripheral Port Rotary".

  13. Very awesome. Y'know, since Hooniverse and Jalopnik are getting along so well lately, you could borrow Ben's '95 Ford Cargo roll-off tow-truck.
    Ahh, makes me want to own one of those AND a couple of acres to go out & buy cars and tow them in. Not sure the future wife would go for it, though.
    Congrats on building your Eleanor/fantasy fleet, JoSchmo.

  14. I feel I should know this, or missed it in somewhere, but where are you located, for those of us that happen to have the means to help with transportation? I've got a truck, I'm in the Seattle area, and can give a hand transporting if you're anywhere close.

    1. This right here is what this site is all about! Hoons helping hoons! Thanks for the offer but yes, it is a little bit out of your way I suspect. ROADTRIP!!

  15. Nice catch, Mr. Schmo. I don't have much advice, it's been covered above. I just think that it's way cool that you got a car that my family had when I was a kid, except ours was green. I remember the door handles and window cranks breaking off, but also remember it running strong. My Mom, from a sports car family, used to drive the little wagon like a demon, which I thought was great. Good luck with your new obsession.

  16. Thanks for all the positive feedback! I have already compiled a shopping list for this weekend. Battery, spark plugs/wires, complete fluid replacement, belts/hoses and a shop manual if I can find one locally. First order of business is to see if there is any life left in her. If her heart still beats and the blood pressure is within acceptable limits I will move on to water pump, timing belt/chain and some of the more spendy/time consuming parts. My biggest concern about any sort of heart transplant, upgrade etc. is emissions. Yeah '67 and older are exempt here. Did I mention she is a '69?

  17. Out here in Cali, nearly every 510 has had a modern ultra-slick drivetrain installed to the point that they are done. to. death. and major yawners. The cars people now crowd around at gatherings (after gawking at shiney newcomers) are the rare originals that flew under the radar for 35+ years.
    I'd clean and detail the snot out of what is there and preserve that honest "I'm old and badass" vibe your car has. Maybe some old school SSS Hitachis… some fuzzy dice…
    Congrats! And enjoy your Datto!

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