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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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A better Fergus??? No!!!!!! She'll be offended by that...
You're dead right though, this one actually looks good!

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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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very nice a-series build loosekid!
some very nice gear there mate.

did u import ur 56a 5speed? keen to hear how it handles the a15 torque.atleast forum will get definite info from someone who actually has a 56a 5 speed behind an a15.

cheers

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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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Cheers boys :)

Nah i am unsure of the actual origins for the 56a 5 speed i have.

I brought it off a gentleman here in Canberra that has a datsun/sunny cherry F10 that he races and had it up for sale for cheap so without hesitation and in need of a 5 speed i snatched it up. I really have no idea how he come across it but i am certainly happy and willing to see how it goes.

But unfortunately had a bit of an issue today got all the braided lines into the car and decided to fill it up with fluids.

First off i decided to be a totally idiot and i have no idea why but connected the sump breathing pipe on the back right of the engine to the secondary water inlet on the front of the engine thus filled it up with water and filled the sump arrrgggg.... clearly had way to many drinks last night and was not thinking straight so i fixed all that up and blocked off the front pipe like it should and the other as the return line from the heater and left the sump breather as it should.

From there i was all good until i decided to start it.. Started fine no issues idled fine and surly pissed off the neighbours as its only got the extractors on, but to my luck i go have a look at the engine and there is this nice leak pissing out under pressure from the head gasket near the exhaust manifold so yet again dumped the fluids now not all too impressed.

Decided to say *#OOPS# crack a Jack Daniels and sit down thus to come back later. I am thinking it could be that i have not tightend the head correctly since fixing it so ill get out the torque wrench and tighten it up. If that does not work guess im up for a new head gasket.

None the less here is how it looks with the braided lines

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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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Looks grand. Sorry to hear about the slight mishap. Have you got the head gasket the right way round? It is a pretty common mistake. Looks great though. Must admit I am worried for your 56a 5 speed.

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Have only read this page of this build, is it possible the the leak is coming from behind the manifold? I know that on my H89 head there is a couple small holes which the original manifold should of covered, these holes are water jackets i believe which allow cooling through the head.... So i have a single side draft manifold with a weber on which didnt cover
the water jacket holes so i tapped them a put a couple of hex head screws in so that they sat flush. (there is info in tech wiki on this.)
My point is, could this be your problem? or has it on just arisen?
Engine looks mad btw!

Posted on: 2012/7/29 10:35
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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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That's probably more likely to be the issue. Well said and sound advice. The H89 head consists of three holes that circulate the coolant through the manifold. Plugging is always a better idea than welding as you can always simply remove the screws to use the original manifold. Keep us posted. Tough looking engine.

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and dont worry you wont tbe the first person not to know that, i put my engine together and then had to deal with that lol.
Also, if its the problem and you do tap the holes, make sure you oil/grease the tapping tool so that you have no little shavings floating around in the head...

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very neat mate... looks good

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Went back and read through when I had a spare minute. Love how neat this thing is!
What are the internals of the A15? Worked, stock???
I like th strut brace too, were abouts did u pick that up from?
Those webers look bloody good too, did u pick those up brand new? They look very clean!
Awesome job on the ute, well done can't wait to see more!

Posted on: 2012/7/30 0:39
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Re: Datsun 1200 A15 build
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Went back and read through when I had a spare minute. Love how neat this thing is!
What are the internals of the A15? Worked, stock???
I like th strut brace too, were abouts did u pick that up from?
Those webers look bloody good too, did u pick those up brand new? They look very clean!
Awesome job on the ute, well done can't wait to see more!


The internals for the A15 are fairly stock, besides:
CAMSHAFT 312-7.5
A15 lightweight pushrods - (bprojects)


So all the work is mainly done in the head everything else is still stock.

The strut brace is actually a maddat strut brace

The webers are most certainly brandnew got the webers and redline A15 manifold from Recarb had to wait 5 weeks for the carbies tho as i didnt want some rebuilt old ones.

Cheers mate its almost there i just cant wait to have it finished

Posted on: 2012/7/30 3:52

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