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Ted Hedman

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Aug 3, 2021, 11:58:53 AMAug 3
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We've been doing this fun rally for several years called the SoCal TT and Autoweek just posted an article about it on their website.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g37137193/socal-tt-rally/

It was great fun again this year despite us hitting a baby deer. Broke a headlight (just the glass!), bent the bumper and LF fender. Could have been much worse!

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David Bliese

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Aug 3, 2021, 12:33:44 PMAug 3
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And isn't that the fender you originally replaced?

Glad it wasn't worse.



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Dan Heil

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Aug 3, 2021, 12:38:56 PMAug 3
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"We heard that a turn had tightened up on the Rambler and it was out in the first few miles. "

No... the driver overestimated the turn and went in too fast and wrecked the car.......

Drivers and writer blaming the road for a humans errors... 

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Kelvin Dietz

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Aug 3, 2021, 1:03:10 PMAug 3
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Bummer, man.  At least it was a small deer. Still sucks.

Deer take all the fun out of driving at night.  Years ago I was bombing
along on one of my favorite back roads when a doe showed up in the
middle of the turn.  I slammed on the brakes and I was sure I was going
to hit her.  Somehow I didn't. I'll bet she took the dust off the fender
with her butt.

Went back the next day and found four skid marks going at an angle to
the curve.  Not the direction of travel but the direction four locked
tires would take you.  I think that sliding sideways 5 ft was just about
the only way I was going to miss her.

I whipped by a huge buck standing on the side of the road that scared me
almost as much.  Brrrr....

Kelvin

Kelvin Dietz

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Aug 3, 2021, 1:04:58 PMAug 3
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"A perfect-looking Datsun 510 prepares to do battle on the SoCal TT"

Hell yeah.  That is how you 510. 


socal tt

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David Bliese

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Aug 3, 2021, 1:42:08 PMAug 3
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Ted made it in 4 of the pictures, with the yellow 510 in another.  Represent!

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paolo

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David,

Made it is one thing.  Featured is altogether another... 

Still - given the wide range and purported neutrality from the institution expected, he has two.  Nonetheless, it seems to outshine the other marques regarding specific brand and year. 

Yet I am cognitively blinded by my Dime prejudice, a.k.a. marque blindness (expressed as none are as important to merit my attention).  There should be a word for that but I have yet to find it or invent it.

Paolo ———

paolo

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Ted,

Thanks again for sharing! 


Regarding your 'Bambi' encounter, I feel for you man.

It happened to me on a return home trip about an hour or so north from Mt. Shasta around 2003 or 2004.  Dear crossing signs noted.  At about 70-mph I saw a mother and child dart across the road from left to right well ahead of me.  Another sibling stood frozen at left side of road.

The poor little thing.  It suddenly decided to follow mamma and leaped in pursuit just as I and other traffic approached.  Enough time for me to react but had to make choice.  1. Swerve - but too much traffic.  2. Brake hard and miss the dear but risk getting rear-ended by a semi following close behind me and cause follow-up issues.  3. Slow down just enough to avoid any issues.

I went for #3.  I partly succeeded.

I just caught Bambi's the rear flank at the right front corner and sent it spinning wildly to right side of road.  It managed to get to other bank off the road with front legs but I am sure it did not survive.  Difficult scene to experience.  Even tougher to glance at aftermath in rear view mirror.

Damage to car not unlike yours, though my front bumper was not as initially as pristine as yours nor got as damaged as yours.  I had no bumper-to-fender bolt installed so no buckling at lower right fender.  No broken glass.  Mostly the headlamp buckets and front bulkhead panel were bent out of shape.

Paolo ———


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Ted Hedman

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Aug 3, 2021, 9:36:43 PMAug 3
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I had that fender repaired after it was failed by a blown tire. Now this. 😬



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And isn't that the fender you originally replaced?

Glad it wasn't worse.



On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 11:58 AM Ted Hedman <thedm...@gmail.com> wrote:
We've been doing this fun rally for several years called the SoCal TT and Autoweek just posted an article about it on their website.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g37137193/socal-tt-rally/

It was great fun again this year despite us hitting a baby deer. Broke a headlight (just the glass!), bent the bumper and LF fender. Could have been much worse!

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Ted Hedman

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Aug 3, 2021, 9:45:15 PMAug 3
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We didn't go back to see how the deer faired. No one behind us saw a wounded deer on the side of the road. I doubt it survived, though. It left some DNA on the side marker. Sorry, Bambi.


On August 3, 2021, at 10:03 AM, Kelvin Dietz <kel...@datsuns.com> wrote:

Bummer, man.  At least it was a small deer. Still sucks.

Deer take all the fun out of driving at night.  Years ago I was bombing
along on one of my favorite back roads when a doe showed up in the
middle of the turn.  I slammed on the brakes and I was sure I was going
to hit her.  Somehow I didn't. I'll bet she took the dust off the fender
with her butt.

Went back the next day and found four skid marks going at an angle to
the curve.  Not the direction of travel but the direction four locked
tires would take you.  I think that sliding sideways 5 ft was just about
the only way I was going to miss her.

I whipped by a huge buck standing on the side of the road that scared me
almost as much.  Brrrr....

Kelvin

On 8/3/2021 8:58 AM, Ted Hedman wrote:
> We've been doing this fun rally for several years called the SoCal TT and Autoweek just posted an article about it on their website.
>
> https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g37137193/socal-tt-rally/
>
> It was great fun again this year despite us hitting a baby deer. Broke a headlight (just the glass!), bent the bumper and LF fender. Could have been much worse!
>

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Ted Hedman

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Years ago there was a minor controversy when Car and Driver called the convertible Karman Ghia the modern equal to the Porsche Speedster. Ed got an earfull from Porsche owners. An accompanying article by a Speedster owner/staffer was titled "Confessions of a Marque Chauvinist Pig". Perhaps "Marque Chauvinist " is the term Paolo is looking for?

On August 3, 2021, at 3:32 PM, paolo <pa...@cedarcomm.com> wrote:

>
>
>David,
>
>Made it is one thing.  Featured is altogether another... 
>
>Still - given the wide range and purported neutrality from the institution expected, he has two.  Nonetheless, it seems to outshine the other marques regarding specific brand and year. 
>
>Yet I am cognitively blinded by my Dime prejudice, a.k.a. marque blindness (expressed as none are as important to merit my attention).  There should be a word for that but I have yet to find it or invent it.
>
>Paolo ———
>
>On 8/3/2021 10:41 AM, David Bliese wrote:
>
>Ted made it in 4 of the pictures, with the yellow 510 in another.  Represent!
>
>On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 1:04 PM Kelvin Dietz <kel...@datsuns.com> wrote:
>
>"A perfect-looking Datsun 510 prepares to do battle on the SoCal TT"
>
>Hell yeah.  That is how you 510. 
>

>On 8/3/2021 8:58 AM, Ted Hedman wrote:
>
>We've been doing this fun rally for several years called the SoCal TT and Autoweek just posted an article about it on their website. https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g37137193/socal-tt-rally/ It was great fun again this year despite us hitting a baby deer. Broke a headlight (just the glass!), bent the bumper and LF fender. Could have been much worse!
>
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Ted Hedman

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Aug 5, 2021, 6:59:46 PMAug 5
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The young man riding shotgun in the blue/white Sprite with his Dad came up with an amusing nickname our 510s: “Ketchup and Mustard”.

https://i.imgur.com/llU04co.jpg

 

 

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Ted Hedman

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Aug 6, 2021, 3:39:16 PMAug 6
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FYI- There will be another SoCal TT over Columbus Day weekend Oct 10-11.  We need to get more 510s on the run, so hit me up if you’re interested.

-Ted

 

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From: David Bliese
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To: Ted Hedman
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Perhaps a "marquenist"?  

 

Nah, nobody wants to admit to that. 🙄

Ronnie Day

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Been there..., done the deer thing! 

We live on 10 acres off of a farm to market road (rural two lane road) about 35 miles NE of Bryan/College Station, 75 miles NW of Austin. It truly is BFE. I try to pay close attention all the time, but especially at dusk and later.

About 10 years ago I was on my way to work around 7am and was on a section of road we call the roller coaster. Three big hills/dips over maybe 1/8 mile. As I came out of the first dip a full grown doe came up out of the right bar ditch and I hit her about mid body. Knocked her back into the ditch. $5k plus to fix our '05 Accord sedan. Ever since I've been very paranoid on the secondary roads anywhere, moreso at night.


Ted Hedman

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Aug 6, 2021, 8:39:07 PMAug 6
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I wonder if those deer whistles you attach to your bumper actually work?

walt matenkosky

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Aug 6, 2021, 10:00:21 PMAug 6
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I've had an experience that leads me to believe they work. Drove THROUGH a herd with no contact at speed.


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paolo

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Work almost as good as the fuel saver magnets.

Paolo ———

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Ethan Marshall

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For $7, if they work once and I don't even know it....it is money well spent.

If they don't work, it's only $7....I've spent more on one good beer.

Ethan "yep, whistles on my dimes" in NC


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paolo

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The $7 units won't work.

If we do a thought experiment, think of blowing air across the top of that empty beer bottle.  At only specific breath velocities will you get a resonant frequency.  Octaves apart.  The deer whistle, while working with the same principle, would do the same, unless it was designed more like a harmonica. 

It's not like deer don't here or see you coming.  Adding another noise will not change the fact that they don't understand the velocity of a moving car.  It's unnaturally fast.  When you get close enough, they either freeze or bolt.

Finishing the thought experiment, it does seem the more money one spends on such a device, the better in one's mind, it works, so the $7 unit probably does not work at all.  Beer's a better buy buddy.

Paolo ———

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Last I did research on deer whistles about 10 years ago I found mixed reviews. Whistles need to remain bug free to work. There are electronic ones, but then the deer needs to associate the noise with danger. If anyone here has had experience with electronic deer whistles I would like to hear it. 30 years ago I fitted my 510 with Hella 550 fogs. Didn't realize how many deer were on the side of the road on my ski trips to Vermont until I installed them.
Steve

At 08:38 PM 8/6/2021, Ted Hedman wrote:

I wonder if those deer whistles you attach to your bumper actually work?


On August 6, 2021, at 1:07 PM, Ronnie Day <ronni...@gmail.com> wrote:


Been there..., done the deer thing!Ā

We live on 10 acres off of a farm to market road (rural two lane road) about 35 miles NE of Bryan/College Station, 75 miles NW of Austin. It truly is BFE. I try to pay close attention all the time, but especially at dusk and later.

About 10 years ago I was on my way to work around 7am and was on a section of road we call the roller coaster. Three big hills/dips over maybe 1/8 mile. As I came out of the first dip a full grown doe came up out of the right bar ditch and I hit her about mid body. Knocked her back into the ditch. $5k plus to fix our '05 Accord sedan. Ever since I've been very paranoid on the secondary roads anywhere, moreso at night.


On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 2:39 PM Ted Hedman <thedm...@gmail.com> wrote:

FYI- There will be another SoCal TT over Columbus Day weekend Oct 10-11.Ā  We need to get more 510s on the run, so hit me up if youā€™re interested.

-Ted

Ā

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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From: David Bliese
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Bluebird510] Autoweek.com article

Ā

Perhaps a "marquenist"?Ā Ā

Ā

Nah, nobody wants to admit to that. š ™„

Ā

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 9:53 PM Ted Hedman <thedm...@gmail.com> wrote:
Years ago there was a minor controversy when Car and Driver called the convertible Karman Ghia the modern equal to the Porsche Speedster. Ed got an earfull from Porsche owners. An accompanying article by a Speedster owner/staffer was titled "Confessions of a Marque Chauvinist Pig". Perhaps "Marque Chauvinist " is the term Paolo is looking for?

On August 3, 2021, at 3:32 PM, paolo <pa...@cedarcomm.com> wrote:

>
>
>David,
>
>Made it is one thing.Ā  Featured is altogether another...Ā 
>
>Still - given the wide range and purported neutrality from the institution expected, he has two.Ā  Nonetheless, it seems to outshine the other marques regarding specific brand and year.Ā 
>
>Yet I am cognitively blinded by my Dime prejudice, a.k.a. marque blindness (expressed as none are as important to merit my attention).Ā  There should be a word for that but I have yet to find it or invent it.
>
>Paolo ——— ”ā€”
>
>On 8/3/2021 10:41 AM, David Bliese wrote:
>
>Ted made it in 4 of the pictures, with the yellow 510 in another.Ā  Represent!
>
>On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 1:04 PM Kelvin Dietz <kel...@datsuns.com> wrote:
>
>"A perfect-looking Datsun 510 prepares to do battle on the SoCal TT"
>
>Hell yeah.Ā  That is how you 510.Ā 
>
>On 8/3/2021 8:58 AM, Ted Hedman wrote:
>
>We've been doing this fun rally for several years called the SoCal TT and Autoweek just posted an article about it on their website. https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/g37137193/socal-tt-rally/ It was great fun again this year despite us hitting a baby deer. Broke a headlight (just the glass!), bent the bumper and LF fender. Could have been much worse!
>
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