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Today 02:51 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
You are correct about the dates. Crap! Now I've been wrong three times in my life!. Have I ever mentioned my first wife?

BB

Don't feel bad, I've got 3 exes and NOT looking for a 4th. LOL
Yesterday 08:45 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
The pic I was referring to was the light blue one which is a 1937. The hood vents on the 1936 15 are different than those on the 1937 16. The 15's were in 1936, the 16's were in 1937, and the 17's were in 1938. I looked through several web sites when trying to find this car again and found there is are small differences including wheelbase lengths and you are very correct about the relationship and similarities with the Austin 7's.
You are correct about the dates. Crap! Now I've been wrong three times in my life!. Have I ever mentioned my first wife?

BB
Yesterday 08:06 PM
harposrepair
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Not necessarily so. There was more than one Austin 7 model in 1936 and there were some differences. My source shows the dark blue car as a 1936.

BB

The pic I was referring to was the light blue one which is a 1937. The hood vents on the 1936 15 are different than those on the 1937 16. The 15's were in 1936, the 16's were in 1937, and the 17's were in 1938. I looked through several web sites when trying to find this car again and found there is are small differences including wheelbase lengths and you are very correct about the relationship and similarities with the Austin 7's.
Yesterday 07:47 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
The pic on the left is a 1937. The vents on the side of the hood are different between 1936 & 1937. As for the pic on the right, I haven't looked into that to see yet. You may be right.
Not necessarily so. There was more than one Austin 7 model in 1936 and there were some differences. My source shows the dark blue car as a 1936.

BB
Yesterday 07:33 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
So I was correct, I learnt to drive in one of these, my neighbour had one.

Russ
Later gator
Nope you were wrong. The automobile I posted a question about was NOT a Austin. It was a Datsun 16 and was quite different in many ways. Different running gear, different engine and two different automobile manufactures. If you look at the two cars side by side there are many dissembler features. Datsun did not at any time make a Austin. They did however use many features from the Austin 7. Austin of England never sold their product in Japan.

BB
Yesterday 07:09 PM
harposrepair
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Yep that's what it is! A Datsun 16! Datsun was caught infringing on Austin patents in the early 30's. After a settlement was agreed uopn, Austin if England licensed the Austin Seven to Datsun. Minor changes but basically a Austin although the engine and suspension were Datsun's. Datsun and Austin maintained a relationship with Austin until 1955 (although during the war years production probably slowed a bit). It seems though that Datsun never really built a direct copy of any Austin.

BB

Below is a 1936 Datsun 16 and a 1936 Austin 7

The pic on the left is a 1937. The vents on the side of the hood are different between 1936 & 1937. As for the pic on the right, I haven't looked into that to see yet. You may be right.
Yesterday 03:11 PM
whinny
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Austin 7?
Russ later gator
So I was correct, I learnt to drive in one of these, my neighbour had one.

Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 09:17 AM
boothboy Well if you remember, during the 50's and 60's it was reputed that if you looked on the inside of any Japanese product it said 'Burgie"
I'll say this though, when the Datsun's and Toyota's hit the American shore it was the best thing that ever happened to the American automobile. You didn't need to do a valve job on a Datsun at 85K like you did to a Ford or Chevy!.

BB
Yesterday 08:58 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Yep that's what it is! A Datsun 16! Datsun was caught infringing on Austin patents in the early 30's. After a settlement was agreed uopn, Austin if England licensed the Austin Seven to Datsun. Minor changes but basically a Austin although the engine and suspension were Datsun's. Datsun and Austin maintained a relationship with Austin until 1955 (although during the war years production probably slowed a bit). It seems though that Datsun never really built a direct copy of any Austin.

BB
I'll be damn! Interesting stuff there BB. I know that the seventies Toyotas and Datsuns showed a lot of VERY similar designs to American cars. The Toyota inline six in the Land Cruiser looked a LOT like a Chevy 235 from the fifties.



The transmission in the little 510 looked a lot like a C4 and the rear end in another one, I forget looked a LOT like an 8" Ford.

Brian
Yesterday 08:48 AM
boothboy Yep that's what it is! A Datsun 16! Datsun was caught infringing on Austin patents in the early 30's. After a settlement was agreed uopn, Austin if England licensed the Austin Seven to Datsun. Minor changes but basically a Austin although the engine and suspension were Datsun's. Datsun and Austin maintained a relationship with Austin until 1955 (although during the war years production probably slowed a bit). It seems though that Datsun never really built a direct copy of any Austin.

BB

Below is a 1936 Datsun 16 and a 1936 Austin 7
Yesterday 01:53 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What is it?

BB

I knew I had seen this as I was looking to identify another car from another post. It took me a while to remember where I seen this and what it is.

I found several pics of it with some small differences between the years and models but, I finally found it again! It's a 1937 Datsun Model 16 Sedan.
The 1936 Model 15 was similar but not it and the 1938 Model 17 looked similar but the grill was slightly different.
I read further and found that 1938 was the last year before Datsun production stopped until 1945. From 1939 to 1944 they concentrated on production for their military needs.
In 1984 The Datsun name badge was dropped for the Nissan (parent company) badging and remained that way until 2013 when they brought it back for some limited exports.
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01-28-2015 11:20 PM
whinny Austin 7?
Russ later gator
01-28-2015 09:33 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Joe G View Post
1939 Mitsubishi
Getting closer.

This is a 1939 Mitsubishi.

BB
01-28-2015 03:52 PM
Joe G 1939 Mitsubishi
01-28-2015 01:54 PM
Dave57210 What izzit? It's a CAR!
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