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B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
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The fabled Matte black hood of the legendary B10 sports.

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2007/1/19 11:42  Updated: 2007/1/19 11:42
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
Well Sidedraught, as all performance drivers know, this is to stop the glare off the bonnet when the sun is at a low angle so that sporting types can make full use of all 62 willing horses [66 in coupes], all the time.

Imagine the exhilaration of flinging this lightweight performance machine into a corner, under full power, at sunrise without a care in the world.
And with those powerfull & stylish factory fitted foglights, the fun just never stops, day or night.

With those classy, but practical mirrors on this top-of-the-range model, we're riding in style all the way.

That's the feeling you get with the Datsun B10 range, exhiaration, class & style, plus that warm feeling of safety. It's a legend.
B10, It's no ordinary car.

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D
Posted: 2007/1/19 12:27  Updated: 2007/1/19 12:27
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
Also the bump over-riders to push the slow cornering cars out of the way

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Dundee1000
Posted: 2007/1/19 23:46  Updated: 2007/1/19 23:46
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
I have to say I like the look, I even did the same thing, even down to the stripes, B4 I knew there was a sportsDat,
I had some little vents on the side of mine,

I have to say it's looking pretty second hand after many years outside though...

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jaimecidpedro
Posted: 2007/1/20 2:43  Updated: 2007/1/20 2:43
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
I never thoght anything about black hoods aside from looking cool / racy. It makes sense, the glare could be bad for the driver , and now that I think about it, also in off road. I remember driving a jeep I used to have, and the glare from the top lights was too much.......it never occured to me that by painting my hood matte black, I would had gotten rid of that problem.....

Cool.

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Posted: 2007/1/20 3:53  Updated: 2007/1/20 3:53
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
It was a common solution for Abarth and alfa since the 50s and 60s to paint bonnets matte black for racers, the japanese and english used many of the italian tricks and designs for their cars down to little things like the mirror designs and on guard position.
Datsun and Prince knew to look at the best racing techniques and offer it to those interested.

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2007/1/20 10:24  Updated: 2007/1/20 10:24
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Dodgeman
Posted: 2007/1/20 20:59  Updated: 2007/1/20 20:59
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 Re: B10 with factory Mattte black hood.
US military aircraft that went without camouflage paint had the portion of the engine cowlings that could be seen by the pilot painted matt black for the same reason.

This seems to have taken place on new-built aircraft from about mid 1944 when the Allies were gaining supremacy of the air & camouflage was seen as just a waste of paint as there was no-one left that they really wanted to hide from.

It's an old trick, but a good one.