Datsun Bluebird 4th generation PL 510
1967 to 1972
Body versions :
Saloon , station wagon , coupe
Gasoline :1.3-1.6 liters (49-81 kW)
Curb weight :
The Datsun Bluebird 4th generation was a big step forward the Bluebird PL 510 series ( called Datsun 510 in the US ).
There a sedan also now a station wagon Utilizing many of the advanced features of the 510 Sedan, Datsun's station wagon offers low wide lines, a handsome compact body and a large flat six feet of open cargo space in the rear. Designed to meet the needs of people requiring more space to carry bundles, children or work loads, the car is loaded with safety features including front disc brakes, three anchor seat belts and collapsible steering column.
Noiseless draft-free ventilation without wind wings brings fresh outside air into the car no matter what the weather. Full vinyl interior with bucket seats up front and deep foam benches in back carry five passengers in comfort, leaving plenty of cargo space behind the rear seat for several large suitcases.White sidewall tires, heater and defroster, backup lights, and four-speed all synchromesh transmission come as standard equipment. Air conditioning, radio and a full range three-speed automatic transmission are available as optional extras.
Unitized all steel construction makes the contoured body rattle free and independent front strut type suspension, combined with even weight distribution of weight with 44% to front axle, and 56% to the rear axle.makes the Datsun wagon highly maneuverable. Extra wide doors allow easy entry and exit. Averaging up to 25 miles to the gallon.
- Engine Capacity 97.33 cu in, 1,595 cu cm
- Fuel Consumption 28 m/imp gal, 23.3 m/US gal, 10.1 1 x 100 km
- Max Speed 100 mph, 161 km/h
- max power (SAE): 96 hp at 5,600 rpm
- max torque (SAE): 100 1b ft, 13.8 kg m at 3,600 rpm
- max engine rpm: 6,200
- specific power: 60.2 hp/l
- acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 20.9 sec
For the first time as a coupe, this received front disc brakes, regardless of semi-mounted rear wheels and the 1.6-liter four-cylinder with overhead camshaft from the sports car Datsun Fairlady with 71 kW (96 hp), in addition a four-speed gearbox or on request a three-speed automatic transmission. In some markets, a 81 kW (110 SAE-PS) sports variant called Bluebird SSS was offered with 2 SU horizontal carburettors and max power (SAE) 100 hp at 6,000 rpm and max torque (SAE) of 98 1b ft, 13.5 kg m at 4,000 rpm with max engine rpm 6,800
and 9.5 compression ratio.
In the US, this generation of Bluebirds received considerable approval as a small sports sedan. In Australia, however, the model was sold as Datsun 1600 in all model variants .
Datsun Bluebird PL 510 Technical details (1967-1972)
front, 4 stroke
cylinders: 4, in line
bore and stroke: 3.27 x 2.90 in, 83 x 73.7 mm
engine capacity: 97.33 cu in, 1,595 cu cm
compression ratio: 8.5
cylinderblock: cast iron
cylinder-head: light alloy; crankshaft bearings: 5; valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, rockers
camshafts: 1, overhead
lubrication: rotary pump, full flow filter
lubricating system capacity: 7 imp pt, 8.46 US pt. 4 1
carburation: 1 Hitachi downdraught twin barrel carburetor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 3 + reverse
synchromesh gears: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
type integral, front and rear subframes
front suspension: independent, by McPherson, coil springs/telescopic damper struts, lower trailing links, anti-roll bar
rear suspension: independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers.
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.20.
turning circle (between walls): 31.5 ft, 9.6 m
drum; lining area: front 54.40 sq in, 350.88 sq cm, rear 54.40 sq in, 350.88 sq cm, total 108.80 sq in, 701.76 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 40 Ah
generator type: alternator
ignition distributor: Hitachi
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 95.30 in, 2,421 mm
front track: 50.40 in, 1,280 mm
rear track: 50.40 in, 1,280 mm
overall length: 162.20 in, 4,120 mm
overall width: €1.40 in, 1,560 mm
overall height: 55.15 in, 1,401 mm
ground clearance: 7.50 in, 190 mm
dry weight: 2,018 1b, 915 kg
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Datsun Bluebird PL 510 Practical Instructions and Service Guide (1967-1972)
fuel: 88 oct petrol
engine sump oil: 7 imp pt, 8.46 US pt. 4 1, SAE 10W-30, change every 3,000 miles, 4,800 km
gearbox oil: 3 imp pt, 3.59 LIS pt, 1.7 1, SAE 90, change every 25,000 miles, 40,200 km
final drive oil: 1.40 imp pt, 1.69 US pt, 0.81, SAE 90, change every 30,000 miles, 48,300 km
cooling system capacity: 11.25 imp pt, 13.53 US pt, 6.4 1.
tappet clearances: inlet 0.010 in, 0.25 mm, exhaust 0.012 in, 0.30 mm
valve timing: inlet opens 12° before tdc and closes 48° after bdc, exhaust opens 50° before bdc and closes 10° after tdc
normal tyre pressure: front 23 psi, 1.6 atm, rear 23 psi, 1.6 atm.
width of rims: 4"; tyres: 5.60 x 13
fuel tank capacity: 10 imp gal, 11.9 IJS gal, 45 1.
carrying capacity: 882 1b, 400 kg
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