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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Engine Bay

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Category: Engine Bay

The Datsun 1200 has a small Engine Compartment as is fitting for its optimized lightweight design. Yet still there is plenty of room for maintenance. Nissan calls it the engine room and many people call it the engine bay.



#B10 (quick ID: No strut towers)
6477.jpgAlbum 6477

#B110 (quick ID: bonnet seal is above the wiper motor)
1759.jpgAlbum 1759

#B210 (quick ID: bonnet seal is below the wiper motor)
17200.jpgAlbum 17200

#B310 (quick ID: bonnet seal is low and nearly flat)
7330.jpgAlbum 7330


Approximate measurements follow. They are hand measured, so the accuracy is fair, but the precision is questionable.

B110 Datsun 1200

  • 36.5": Width between Strut shafts at top
  • 30.75": Width between strut tower faces at A12 rocker cover height
  • 26.25": Length from firewall to radiator mounting surface
    Firewall measured behind engine, above the tunnel
  • 27.12": Length from core support header to firewall
    firewall measured at raised boss
  • Width between subframe rail faces:


#B10 (Datsun 1000)
4240.jpgAlbum 4240

#B110 (Datsun 1200)
374.jpgAlbum 374

#B210 (Datsun 120Y/140Y/Sunny)

#B310 (Datsun Sunny/210/120Y/130Y/140Y/150Y)
220.JPGAlbum 220

Bay Lower Cover

For aerodynamics.



B10 (Datsun 1000) more photos
4240.jpgAlbum 4240 6477.jpgAlbum 6477 19373.jpgAlbum 19373


B110 (Datsun 1200) more photos
374.jpgAlbum 374 1759.jpgAlbum 1759 374.jpgAlbum 374 10463.jpgAlbum 10463 17910.jpgAlbum 17910 25782.jpgAlbum 25782 25785.jpgAlbum 25785 14608.jpgAlbum 14608 5123.jpgAlbum 5123


B210 Datsun Sunny 3rd-gen (marketed as 120Y in some markets)
1928.jpgAlbum 1928 3131.jpgAlbum 3131 3283.jpgAlbum 3283 17200.jpgAlbum 17200 25454.jpgAlbum 25454


B310 Datsun Sunny/Datsun 210
220.JPGAlbum 220 6800.jpgAlbum 6800 7330.jpgAlbum 7330 174_5765f22809e26.jpgPost 479336 

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