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    Mattawa, WA
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    '71 1200 Coupe
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    Where to get replacement floor pans?

    So, a year later, has anyone used these VW floor pans? If so how'd it fit? oics?
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    Ok, I got moved away from photobucket. Even went and updated my pics earlier in the thread so they point to real pictures. (thanks photobucket....) And here is how it sits now:
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    I'm gonna resurrect and old thread.... Almost 3.5 years and I haven't gotten much done. I did a few odds and ends maintenance stuff - got some new shoes on it. I ordered all the parts for doing bigger front brakes a few months ago - still haven't gotten to doing it! :rofl: I just need to win the lotto so I can spend more time working on it! Once I figure out what to use to replace photobucket I'll throw up some pics of the new wheel/tire combo, looks way better with the dark grey steelies IMO - never been a fan of the OE hub caps....
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    a12gx head?

    That's good info to know! Thanks Tom! I did notice how far the seats protrude into the port. That, bigger valves, and cleaning up the rough spots in the casting is all I had planned.
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    X2. It's an easy swap, you just have to cut the distributor hold down bracket a little to make the late a series distributor fit on an early block. http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Using_Newer_Distributor I got mine last october... I work slow
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    a12gx head?

    FYI I did see a couple of GX heads for sale on datsun1200.com classifieds, two in the US (LA), one of which had valves & springs too.
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    Datsun 1200s For Sale

    For the PNW guys there is a 2dr sedan that's been hanging out on CL for a while. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/4538109152.html I keep seeing it while looking for parts, looks like it needs some attention.
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    The distributor is for a 1980. I bought a reman one straight from rockauto, they list it under a 1980 Nissan 210 1.4L I4. I also bought cap, rotor, & coil to go with it, 165 shipped. I was a little disappointed in my fuel mileage, I really expected it to be into the 30's. Fuel mileage was my "excuse" for buying the car, but there is room for improvement. Rebuild the motor, 5 speed, EFI, and lower it a bit to reduce drag, should get it up there. I'll do a write up on the alternator when I get a chance, I have to dig through my notes and photos and remember what I did & find part numbers. If you get the right alternator it drops in with only a spacer and some wiring. I had to source a different pulley for mine.
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    I'm gonna resurrect my old thread, update some progress I've made on the car. I did some work to it last fall, fixed the transmission output shaft seal, stuffed a sentra radiator in it, and put a b310 distributor in it. The new distributor made a world of difference. It seems the mechanical advance was sticking on the old distributor and the vacuum advance was leaking - big surprise. Then I parked it for the whole winter until I started driving it this spring. I had to put a tach in it since the second speedo I got died, those old clutches just seem to dry up and stick. So now I just run by engine rpm. GPS says 4000 rpm is about 62. Add 300 for 67 and subtract 300 for 57, that covers most of the driving I do. In the last few weeks I've made it my daily driver, commuting ~120 miles a day. The sentra radiator is awesome, running in 100 deg weather and I only kick on the electric fans if i'm stuck in traffic or drafting someone. I've been logging my fuel mileage, averaging about 26.5 MPG and about 500-600 MPQ (miles per quart of oil! :rofl: she burns a little oil...). I've gotten a high of about 28.4 and a low of about 23.5, not bad for an old tired motor I'd say. Long term it will get rebuilt, but I've still got parts to find. Plus it gets better fuel mileage than my truck. :thumbup: Oh and just cause, a snow covered Datto:
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    a12gx head?

    Cool looks like I did find a good deal after all! :thumbup: Now to have it cut for bigger valves and smooth the ports out a bit. Oh and find an intake. The parts search continues... I will be keeping it, but good luck in your search! I just happened upon this while in pursuit of a 63a 5 speed that I still haven't found.
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    a12gx head?

    Thanks. The guy had it listed for $100 and I didn't argue. I figured it was worth at least that, but I wasn't sure, I've never seen another one for sale.
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    a12gx head?

    This last weekend I bought what I'm pretty sure is an a12gx head. It measure out right, 30x36mm ports and the seats look like they are for 29/35mm valves. Plus its brand new in the original box with a part number that is 11041-H2XXX (you can't read the last 4 digits). So everything points to it being an gx head, but I have been wrong before. What do you guys think? Oh and what is one of these worth? I'm curious if I got a good deal... -Charlie
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    Well I actually got around to the compression test today. One cylinder is a bit low, but not too bad. 160-170-170-115psi (1-2-3-4). #4 defiantly has some issue but its not as bad as I was expecting. I also got around to putting a new alternator in. The old one died and I decided to upgrade while I had to fix it. I got a good deal on a used Delco 7si alternator (out of a mercury marine boat) and it basically bolted in. I had to use a spacer on the rear tab but the pulley alignment was perfect! I still have yet to buy the proper connector for it, but it makes good power! 70 amp internally regulated and not much bigger than the 35 amp hitachi. If anyone is interested I'll do a full write up on the install, I took lots of pictures while I was doing it and I have the part numbers as well... My main issues now are cooling (haven't done anything about that yet) and my transmission output shaft seal. I think I've decided to go the Sentra/Pulsar radiator method like is shown here: http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Radiator_Upgrades I just need to get around to calling some junkyards. Around here they close at about 1pm on Saturday and are not open Sundays, how they get any business is a mystery to me. My transmission output shaft seal actually slid out of the transmission, I can push it in and pull it out by hand. This doesn't seem normal... I haven't decided if I'm going to try a new seal or just use some black silicone adhesive to keep it in there. If anybody has worked on this seal before, how tight should it fit? Pic: It could use about 1" shorter belt
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    Timing is at ~7 degrees BTDC static (idle with the vaccum line unhooked) last time I checked. Dwell is about 49-50 if I remember correctly, I dialed it in to the middle of the range given in the books I've got. I adjusted the valves once (to 0.014" I think cold), but it sounds like one or two might be a bit loose. All the exhaust were very tight when I got it. It does throw out a decent blue smoke cloud when you fire it up, but it clears up in no time and doesn't smoke any more. I think it'd be interesting to do a compression test on it.
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    Hello from a guy with a new (to me) 1200!

    Thanks! I think I've stumbled upon them during my parts searching before. They've got quite a bit of parts on there. Good suggestion on the fuel line for use as a grommet, I think I'll be using that. Well I drove it around town for about a week, then decided to try for driving it to work (about 55-60 miles of highway) and it got a bit hotter than I was comfortable with. I had to stop once on the way in, then I found out it made some antifreeze disappear when I finally got to work. I'm not sure if it burned it or pushed it out through the cap, but it didn't go to the oil thank goodness. I also found out it boils gas out of the carb when you sit at a stoplight - no phenolic spacer and the first time I've ever had it in traffic. I had to stop on the way home too, but didn't loose any antifreeze. Seeing as the outside temps were cool for this region (85ish in the morning and 75ish that night) I'm thinking it needs a good cleaning of the cooling system or maybe just a bigger radiator. I'm not sure yet. Oh and I found out how far my speedo was off, in order to keep up with someone in a new car with the cruise set at 67 I had to keep my speedo just below 80! After that experience I've been debating swapping in an L-series motor just because it sure is a lot of work to do 65 for that a12, but maybe mine is just really tired. To do 65 the secondaries almost have to kick in, a little bit of wind or hill and you have to be in the secondaries. I haven't done anything to it since though, I've been in the middle of an unexpected move, but hopefully I'll be back to working on it in a month or two. For now its just an around town car :thumbup:
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