Longevity

The quirky and versatile Datsun 410 and 411 series sedans and wagons laid the groundwork for the 510.
MikeRL411
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Longevity

Postby MikeRL411 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:51 am

I bought my RL411 on 10 March 1968. That makes it the 52nd anniversary of my purchase today. Still running with original engine and BW automatic transmission. I rebuilt the engine at 120,000 miles and noticed very little wear on the replaced parts. Bores had less than 5 thousands wear. Cam had scuffing so I replaced it with original, not recommended newer metric replacement, part. Metric part was not in stock with no due date. Original had 1000 parts on the shelf. Sometimes newer is not better. BW transmission still has parts available .


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Re: Longevity

Postby Larz » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:56 pm

Those days were the best for foreign car makers. They wanted to knock a big dent into the US market and went out of their way to ensure each car was well beyond anything the big 3 made in detroit. There was almost no tech, no complicated onboard computers, etc. Just a great economical, dependable car.

MikeRL411
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Re: Longevity

Postby MikeRL411 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:56 am

YES! You could look under the hood and know where every thing fit and how it functioned without a bolt on computer,

MikeRL411
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Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:46 pm
Car: 1997J30T, 1967RL411

Re: Longevity

Postby MikeRL411 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:38 pm

Now if only I could control those idiots who fling their doors open in parking lots !


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