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Re: How does the 4A-GE go in a 1200?
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Another way to look at it, it's a lot more than a stock A14

A14 80hp @ 6000RPM, 75ft-lb
4A-GE 112-120hp @6600RPM, 97ft-lb

In both high-RPM power (peak power) and low-RPM HP (torque) it goes a lot more than an A14. Feel is very different but the performance is real

Posted on: 5/21 11:51
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Re: How does the 4A-GE go in a 1200?
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was reading this review from 1986 of the Toyota FΧ-16
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Like its 4A-GE–equipped stablemates, though, the FX 16 doesn't have much low-and midrange torque. The engine revs freely and easily, but nothing very spectacular starts happening until about 4700 rpm. A fast launch from a stop requires a merciless foot on the gas and a quick step off the clutch pedal.
I take "nothing spectacular" means it has as much power as an A14 until it hits 4700 rpm, then watch out

Posted on: 5/21 8:59
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Re: H89 vs gx head
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Gx head with a14 valves or even larger would make use of the larger ports
Nissan Competition sold exactly that

This reminds me that during the 1960s/early 1970s all the manufacuters were doing the same thing. Remember the Ford Cleveland 351? The ports were "too big" so Ford Australia combined the best of the features to make the ultimate street head. Chevrolet went through similar learning curve

Posted on: 5/20 18:03
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Re: 220 km/h speedometer
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it seems they are geared for personal visit to Matsuoka. When I was in Japan I visited and purchased items from Nissan Parts, Aoba Auto, and South Yokohama (see Japan tour). Showing them a written list of parts or circled items from their advert worked for me

For more information about buying from Matsuoka, click "INQUIRIES AND SALES"
http://www.translatetheweb.com/?ref=I ... tsuoka-m.com%2F%3Fp%3D543

Japan Post will send overseas, although Matsuoka don't list as their shipper

Perhaps an enquiry to our friend @ Bprojects is in order, they resell parts from Cusco and other suppliers, maybe they have a source for speedometers

Posted on: 5/20 17:55
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Re: lubrication issue ?
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Upload your video to a video hosting site, such as Photobucket or Youtube. After the video is up, Reply to this topic and paste a link to the video here

Posted on: 5/20 17:40
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220 km/h speedometer
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Matsuoka M is selling this speedometer conversion (kilometers only). Bring your speedo, and receive 220 version

http://matsuoka-m.com/?p=543

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Posted on: 5/20 3:12
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How does the 4A-GE go in a 1200?
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That's a nice looking swap. Seems to fit good. But how does it go? Not much torque from that engine but it does love to spin...
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Good question


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There is a mechanism to increase torque -- final drive ratio aka diff ratio. Higher ratios, such as 4.11 instead of the regular 3.90, will deliver more torque to the rear wheels, resulting in quicker acceleration and better pulling. So it will compensate for a less torquey engine

However the downside to larger ratios is lower speed for a given RPM. For example 3.90 @ 6000 rpm is 150 kph in fourth gear. But 4.11 is only 140 kph

This is actually a plus for an engine like the 4A-GE shown here, as it loves to rev up. The higher ratio lets it spin up faster, and its 6600 rpm peak power lets the car go just as fast (top speed) as a regular engine with higher gearing

Posted on: 5/19 23:19
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Re: Engine height of L16-18 vs A14
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A14 in a Triumph Spitfire ... There is about, maybe, 10mm of space between the hood and the oil fill cap on the valve cover ... So: what's the height of an L16/18
Probably a lot taller. I noticed that not one of the photos in our tech article shows an L-series with stock air cleaner in a B110 -- only the PB110 with its different bonnet. All the photos show either side drafts or Weber DGV with low-profile air cleaner

L-series_Engine_Swap

Posted on: 5/19 8:31
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Re: Cusco tower bar for Datsun 1200
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Here some photos of it installed. Plenty of clearance for A14/A15

As usual buying it direct is less expensive than eBay:
http://www.datsun1200.asia/search?q=cusco

the sticker is ASEA certification
https://www.napac.jp/cms/en/asea/about

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Posted on: 5/19 8:24
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Re: Engine height of L16-18 vs A14
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Many, many, many cars were fitted with a T-5 -- see wikipedia:Borg-Warner_T-5_transmission. Avoid the 1982-1984 versions (non-World Class) because (while they are strong enough for an A-series engine) the shift feel is not as good as a stock Nissan-Aichi gearbox.
* Volvo
* Mazda V6
* Mazda 2.3
* Ford Zetec
* Ford V8s
* Nissan VH45 V8
* 1982-1988 AMC
* 1982-1986 Jeep
* 1984-1995 Ford Mustang
* 1985-2004 Ford Falcon
* 1982-1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup
* Chevrolet (some 1986-up ones are WC, reportedly some are not)

See our tech article T5

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