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What's the coldest temp you've ever started in?
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It was -28C last week and I wasn't gonna drive the car any distance as the roads were solid ice, but I did have to move it. It fired up in about four seconds of cranking. Those Datsun engines are legit excellent pieces of engineering. It drove fine, too.

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Wow that's cold. It got down to 58 degrees here last month (15 celsius)

When I lived in Washington it got to 15F degrees. The old 1200 started and drove fine. As usual, crank the engine two seconds to get the fuel flowing, then stop cranking. Pump the accelerator pedal twice to set the choke and put fuel down the manifold, then the A12 started right up

One winter it was very cold and a policeman pulled my Datsun 510 over for "driving without caution on icy roadway". I told him I had already been driving for 90 minutes ...

Another winter it was in the 20s and I got some pictures. No problems driving with only studs on the rear tires
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Ice machine, during a rare ocean-side freeze on the Pacific coast of Washington
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The coldest I ever saw in Western Washington was 5 degrees (-15 celsius) in Seattle when a cold front came down from Canada. Too cold for me, but aside from the doors not opening (frozen shut) the car had no problem

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Those are some great pics.
And yeah, it was just too cold to drive mine, but I was sure impressed at how quickly it started (once I charged the battery.) I touched the throttle until I heard the choke snap closed, and cranked, and shortly thereafter it woke up.

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Since it doesn't say Datsun than -40F back in Minnesota where I grew up. Was just as cold in Alaska but I wasn't driving at the time due to the fact I was only in second grade. 🙂
The heater blew cold air but we knew it was warmer than what was outside. 😃

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