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Re: Bumblebee
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With the new plugs, new HT leads and carb cleaned.
I have managed to get the engine to now idle at 10 degrees @ 900rpm. Decent throttle response.
Once battery has been replaced I would be able to take it on the open road and play.

Road test is highway and driving up over the hill near me.

Posted on: 3/24 11:30
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Re: Bumblebee
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After going over some photos from previous work done on the little yellow cabby. I realised we had wired up the distributor leaded back to front. 3 and 2 were backwards.
Datsun1200 Ignition timing
Now to get it to start up smoothly and not like a diesel.

Posted on: 3/17 18:21
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Re: Bumblebee
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A few weeks ago I heard a ticking noise coming from the distributor. I took the cap off and cleaned it out and the cleaned some dust in the distributor.
I put everything together and took the cabby for a drive. No problems other than sluggish.

I hooked up the timing light to check the markings and it was idling @ 20 degrees. So I adjusted the timing to 10 degrees. took it for a drive and I had less power. I tried advancing the timing to see if I could correct it. No joy.

Long story short.
In the past few weeks I have serviced the carb(china mall carb). This was mainly due to the fact that the idle screw had no effect on the engine's behaviour.
Replaced the (electronic) distributor leads after they fell part after I removed them from the distributor cap.
Tested the ignition coil.
Redid the timing a dozen times. Using the timing marks all over the crank pulley.
Tried setting the timing with the tappet cover off to make sure I am in compression stroke.

What am I missing with this process?

I have gone through the wiki and used the best practices on the wiki.
I have Youtubed this thing to the point I dont want to see another engine bay.

This simple engine will not start regardless of what I do.

Posted on: 3/16 16:31
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Re: Nicks datsun 1200 ute
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Any dyno figures after installing the EFI?

Posted on: 3/5 18:27
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Re: A10 turbo. Has anyone done it? What are the limitations?
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I am going this route. I am looking at the Hyundai Accent throttle body.
The adaptor I am looking at importing from the UK.

If I can find a complete MP9 VW kit I would go that route with some modification to the runners.

Posted on: 3/2 11:07
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Re: Bumblebee
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Damn you are good! That is correct. Its Carryboy canopy.
The vehicle used to be a roadside assistance vehicle up here in Gauteng.

Current task is to replace all the rubber trimmings on the doors.
When it rains the cabin turns into a pool.

Posted on: 1/16 14:37
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Finally managed to get the yellow bugger to idle properly @ around 850-900rpm.

The goal is to get this bakkie in roadworthy condition for daily commute to work and back. 100km round trip per day.
So comfy seats are a must and some creature comforts would be most welcome.

Ordered a window rubber kit to replace the perished rubbers.

Currently researching the Toyota 4AGE 20v route. This would be the ultimate goal.
Hobby fund dependent.

I did a 4AGE 20v conversion in a Suzuki sj410 a years ago. Was loads of fun.

Posted on: 1/5 9:58
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Re: red ute with BEAMS engine
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Hmm... Looks very clean!
Still deciding if I go 4AGE 16v or 20v. BEAMS is going to be way too much work. But an awesome engine.
Thank goodness Cressida gearboxes are easy to come by this side of the planet.

Posted on: 12/19 18:35
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Re: 1982 bakkie
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I would say this Bakkie is from the 1980s. Maybe even earlier. Seeing that it the Nissan 1400 was in production in RSA during the early 1990s and then ended with the Nissan champ in the early 2000s.

Posted on: 12/19 18:31
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Re: South African ute on ebay
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That is now cool! the original paperwork. Still showing Natal. Very cool!

Posted on: 12/9 20:42
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