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The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
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Paula Murphy, known worldwide as "Miss STP", campaigned this much-modified Datsun 1200 Coupe in the B-Modified Compact class in NHRA events last year with good success.

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Posted: 2015/1/19 3:15  Updated: 2015/1/19 3:16
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
Thats one awesome looking drag car
black out window frames makes the look amazing
would love to see engine pics
I wonder what the VW flatties capacity was

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2015/1/16 23:01  Updated: 2015/1/23 10:29
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
This car was sold on eBay for $12,500 USD auction 141146175761
1971 Datsun 1200 NHRA Super Stock " Miss STP" Historic Race Car

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This car was built in the North Hollywood Tarzana area of LA, California with Mac Tilton and Starkeys Porting Service. 1800cc overhead cam Datsun L18 built for this class of racing. It is high compression, with a very aggressive cam. Clifford Reasearch intake manifold with a Holley 500cfm 2 barrel carburetor. Long tube header and the ignition is an Electromotive HPV-1 DIS Crank Trigger with 2 coil packs. Fuel system is 4 gallon fuel cell with Fram Canister type filter and Holley Blue pump. This is a 3/4 chassis with a Ford 9 inch rear, Henry's Axles, 6:37 gears. Rear suspension is Koni adjustable coil overs with ladder bars. This car ran mid 12's in this configuration. Motor has great oil pressure and is very responsive with a nasty lope...Ford Toploader 4-speed





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ddgonzal
Posted: 2004/5/21 3:58  Updated: 2004/5/21 3:58
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
1976:Quote:
Although imported sedans are not prominent on the drag-racing scene, the Nissan stormers are occasionally visible in this style of performance driving ... On the paved drag strips, ladie's closed-course record-holder and noted drag racer Paula Murphy now campaigns a Datsun in the modified compact class in the NHRA National Points series. Her race car, basically a 1200 with sundry aftermarket parts and an 1800cc Datsun engine, is a strong contender in the modified small car section of drag racing.
Petersen's Complete Book of Datsun No. 2, 1977

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dat180
Posted: 2004/5/21 5:08  Updated: 2004/5/21 5:08
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
That is one DAMN alsome datto!!

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dat180
Posted: 2004/5/21 5:09  Updated: 2004/5/21 5:09
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
What was a good run down the 1/4 in '75?

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2004/5/21 7:19  Updated: 2004/5/21 7:19
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 Re: The "Miss STP" Datsun 1200 NHRA Racer
This car ran in the B-Modified Compact class. But A/modified compacts in 1975 SummerNationals was won by a VW Beetle that usually ran in the 12s. B would be somewhat faster or slower?