Just thought I would post up some new pics of my new toy which I happily took possession of keys today.
I bought it off a 61 year old bloke in the country town of Sale.
It is a 1971 Datsun 1200 Coupe. Original 88,000 Miles. Just some quick specs and pics!Engine
Rebuilt A15 including new rings, bearings, welsh plugs, water pump and all new gaskets. Engine balanced and bored 1mm with matching flat top pistons. Modified oval port head including resurfacing, valves lapped and valve stem seals replaced. Standard valve springs. GX Twin Carbs. Cam Specs
- .326 Inlet .326 Exhaust . Exhaust opens at 77 degrees and closes at 42 degrees Inlet opens at 42 degrees closes at 77 degrees. Exhaust duration is 243 degrees. Inlet duration is 243 degrees. Inlet lobe lift @ TDC on the overlap .106 degrees.
Compression ratio is approx 10 to 1 plus.Transmission
- A60 Series 5 Speed. Clutch & Flywheel Standard.Suspension
Front - 1984 TRX Bluebird shortened struts with Camira inserts (1 deg Negative Camber), Rebuilt front end.
Rear - Standard Leaf Springs, Heavy Duty Shockers.Brakes
- FRONT & REAR '84 TRX Bluebird Discs and Callipers. '84 TRX Bluebird Master Cylinder and Datsun 120Y Booster. Diff
- Datsun 1200 Ute Housing with '84 TRX Bluebird center 3.89 Gear Ratio. Other
14” Alloys. Original GX Bonnet, GX Stripes and GX-5 Analogue Clock.
Planning on making the interior like new again...need some original front seats.
After that, I'll probably just enjoy it for the time being.
Down the track I'm either planning on a CA18DET or SR20DET. I have also been reading a bit about converting the A series to EFI and running a turbo setup...Undecided at this stage.
Just happy with it the way it is at the moment and stoked to finally be driving a car I have always loved and wanted!