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Ddgonzal's 1200 Sedan

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ddgonzal's Datsun 1200 two-door sedan
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In 2004 I flew from Seattle down to Oakland, California and drove this little car home.


* 1972 Datsun 1200 LB110 (LHD)
* Sunshine White
* 99% factory stock, even has 12" wheels and tires
* Electronic distributor upgrade for better reliablity

Stock radio & speaker
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Genuine Nissan defrost vent finishers
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Good dash pad
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Wheel and Tire

It came with stock type radials. I soon changed those out.
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165/55R12 Yokohama A048R on 5x12" slotted mags
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Trunk contents
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* GX wiper blades
* Wheel & Tires
* B310 center caps
* B210 rear seat
* Coupe front seats
* AM radio -> B11 AM/FM radio
* Electronic ignition B310 -> EDIS -> Sunny Truck


1/4 mile nero

Drag Racing at Portland International Raceway
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Following White Zombie
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With datsa73 at Evergreen Speedway
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1972 Datsun 1200, USA specification (emission controls intact)
Engine: 1171 cc
Gearbox: standard 4-speed
Diff: standard 3.90 ratio
Power: 68 SAE, 48 rwhp
 V I D E O  ddgonzal's EVil Twin VS White Zombie (click to view)
all stock except for:
* electronic ignition
* Shorter, wider tires (165/55-R12)
* about 80 pounds extra weight (toolbox, two spare tires, etc)

19.887 seconds @ 65.17 mph
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Version 1.0

My first car was a Datsun 1200 2-door Sedan. In November 1981, I was a senior in high school and my dad called up and said he had bought me a car. He drove it up from San Francisco, a distance of 721 miles. The 1200 was 10 years old and only had 56,000 miles. I put an additional 200,000 miles on that 1200.

However, it needed some suspension work, so he gave me $400 cash, which was enough to fix it and buy the first year of insurance. The right front tire would rub on the wheel wheel every time the brake was applied. The local alignment shop had to replace the right LCA.
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`1984: Columbia River | Home
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1972 Datsun 1200
* A14 engine
* 5-speed 60A
* 13" wheels
* power windows
* blackout bumpers

Ice machine, during a rare ocean-side freeze. I lived on the Pacific ocean
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Pacific Ocean salt air takes it's toll (1990s)
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I salvaged the Power Windows
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Version 2.0

2002-2005 ... searching for a new 1200. I looked the Alderwood 1200 but thought it too rusty
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I saw this local 1200 once but never spotted it again ...
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I looked at BiggC2/Icehouse's 1200 but passed on it (POST Gary_P bought it and fixed it)
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I wanted one nicer than this Olympia mobile
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3-years of searching, found one in California, 800 miles away
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August 2003 - POST Driving it North
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at Mount Shasta
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Finally at home in Washington State
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Columbia River, 2007
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Car Shows

I attended many of the Pacific Northwest shows.

Golden_Gardens#2006_Recap in Seattle, Washington

Blue Lake 2004 in Oregon
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Canby 2005 (Canby, Oregon)
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Canby#2006 Photos
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Blue Lake 2006
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Canby#2007 Photos
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Canby 2008 tire blowout (450 mile trip)
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