The new 1200 acquisition

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:14 am

Finished and cleaned up the exhaust manifold and repainted with high-temp silver paint.
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But I have a decision to make here. Picked up a different manifold and I have this distributor kicking around. Thinking of just throwing a Weber on it and getting the thing running. Carb would make the whole process go much faster. Not sure what HP and MPG I'd lose though.
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What I'm thinking based on a 620 swap I remember, I'll need to make an adapter plate up.
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So I thought well fuck it... I'll put the manifold together and see how I feel. First I cleaned all the misc. crap off.
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EGR hole, that's not needed, let's fix that.
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Now I need some thin metal, what do I have laying around.
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Holes drilled and gasket area transferred. Now to trim.
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Test fit and clean up the edges.
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Looking good, I also plugged some other stuff while I was at it.
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Well ok this thing is kind of dirty, that won't do.
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Looking better but still not good enough, had to open the garage door though due to the solvent fumes from the cleaner (about 11pm at night at this point).
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Ok, got it all cleaned up, but the aluminum is still a bit uneven in color and it just looks a bit yuck, so paint time.
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Looking much better, I will let it dry overnight and start working on an adapter for the carb tomorrow if I have time.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby RedBanner » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:53 pm

moving along nicely
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Laecaon » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:29 am

Aw, down draft KA makes me sad. Just keep it EFI, or go side draft.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby draker » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:23 am

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:48 pm

Laecaon » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:29 am wrote:Aw, down draft KA makes me sad. Just keep it EFI, or go side draft.


I've been working on this thing for 3 years now, I'm kind of at the point I just want to drive it.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby datsunfreak » Sat May 07, 2016 11:07 am

I've been working on this thing for 3 years now, I'm kind of at the point I just want to drive it.


I know exactly how you feel... :D

Any concerns about fuel/air having to flow uphill? I guess if it works on a Model T it'll work here...
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby izzo » Thu May 19, 2016 10:44 pm

I haven't checked up on this thread in a while. Looks good man
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Well no updates in a year...doesn't help when the car is 600 miles away!

Anyways I've got a sunny day tomorrow and I'm finally putting the class III hitch on the back of the Toyota Sienna and renting a trailer to tow the 1200 up. Tow package was standard for this year Sienna up to 3500 lbs so I'll probably rent the smaller car hauler and put good tires on the back of the 1200. Should be up here in early May if everything goes to plan.

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby wayno » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:31 pm

It will be nice when it is closer, I hope the plans work out for you. :)
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:26 am

I was just thinking about this car the other day. Hoping to see some updates soon.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Eagle_Adam » Mon May 01, 2017 3:24 am

I have a 4barrel carb mani for a DE if your interested ;)

Also have a tow dolly you could borrow
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Mon May 01, 2017 8:57 pm

Eagle_Adam wrote:I have a 4barrel carb mani for a DE if your interested ;)

Also have a tow dolly you could borrow


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Damn, wish it was for a single cam, no DE for me.

Thanks Adam I really appreciate it. I'm going hit you up for the tow dolly, but been a bit of a change of plans on that end though so will probably be June before the car comes up.

Did some discussions with the wife and the consensus was the cars should be the last thing to come up and it was higher priority to get the house cleaned out first. Basically, we can start showing the house with a car parked in the garage but not with a big mess in the garage.

I'm still going down this weekend but I'll be getting the car ready to tow and cleaning the garage. Most of the front suspension is still unbolted at this point and I need to get the hood put back on, and the rear diff filled with fluid and the shocks attached plus lots of other minor stuff. Couple hours of work at least.

I'll do another trip down with the family memorial day to finish off the interior and then a trip by myself in June to get the car (don't want to tow with the family if I can avoid it).

Goal is to get the place on the market as soon as possible so we can sell it and move out of the tiny place we are all crammed in now.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Eagle_Adam » Mon May 01, 2017 10:04 pm

Just let me know, the dolly offer stands
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Mon May 29, 2017 6:54 pm

Back on 4 wheels again, rear tires are good just need air. Sits pretty low in the front and high in the rear with the KA and 510 wagon rearend. Rear tires are high offset to make up for the extra poke on the wagon rearend. I kind of like the rake to it.

You can see the terrible mess the garage is in as I tear everything apart. We went down this weekend got the inside of the house basically ready to show, did a lot of touch-up and paint and patch.
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Also, redid the ballasts in 4 of the shop lights, cut the shit out of one of my fingers too, I'm going to give it a couple days and see if it starts healing up otherwise it will probably need stitches (cut completely through the skin and could see the tendon, no bueno; duct taped it shut and went back to work). :aykm:

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby DRIVEN » Tue May 30, 2017 5:12 am

I have that exact same fridge in my garage too. Sounds like we're in the same mode right now -- pack up Datsun and clean up house. We list Thursday.
How is the work space at the new place?
Hard to tell from that angle but the 510 rearend looks right at home to me.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Wed May 31, 2017 5:45 pm

DRIVEN wrote:I have that exact same fridge in my garage too. Sounds like we're in the same mode right now -- pack up Datsun and clean up house. We list Thursday.
How is the work space at the new place?
Hard to tell from that angle but the 510 rearend looks right at home to me.


Yeah, moving sucks. That fridge is the beer fridge, freebie from our realtor who is a family friend, it will be staying with the house along with all the other appliances.

We are in a rental duplex right now. Will be looking for a place after we sell. I have a single car (but long) garage/slash basement now. By my measurements both Datsuns will just fit and let me close the door.

Just enough room to squeeze by the cars and use the washer and dryer, I'm sure my wife will be thrilled :troll:
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby Gray » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:31 pm

1200 is now up in Beaverton. One car garage becomes a two car garage with Datsuns.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby wayno » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:47 pm

It's funny how that works isn't it, but things tend to get cramped.
I noticed that the water heater would be better on the other side with the washer and dryer, it would give you way more room, but that is how it is.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:49 am

I remember the same thing when I had 4 1200s. We could put 3 end to end in my dad's shop and still had plenty of room to work around them.
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