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About njoz1200ute

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    New Jersey
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    1976 and 1980 Datsun B120 Utility "1200 ute"
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    Datsun 1200 utes

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  1. Exhaust manifold came from Australia. Possibly built by someone on this forum.I like it overall but the ports don't really match my GX head and are going to need some work.Also the fitment does not work 100 percent with my intake manifold and will also need some hacking to make it work.
  2. Even though I loved the Rota grids they were just not going to work on my ute. The width in the back was too much and the offsets were not great. I had 15x9 on my previous ute and it would always rubber the inner part of the quarterpanel. No bueno.Instead I found a set of Longchamps. They are fakes, but good fakes.I can't recall exact size but I think they are 15x8 +0They fit very close to the leaf spring on the back, but still tuck under the quarterpanel.The front does not clear the struts. Spacers required.
  3. Once the engine was painted with the POR15 engine enamel I decided to take off the ancillary brakets and things and give them a good lick of paint as well.Instead of POR15 I used a VHT gold engine enamel spray found here in the USAYou can see my DIY blast cabinet and it really helps having one of these around instead of the old way of using sandpaper and elbow grease.
  4. That dirty old A12gx needed some new pizzazz. What better color choice to go with for this build than gold? Olds gold in fact. POR15 makes a good engine enamel in Olds Gold. I read an article way back where they used this same exact product and they mentioned applying it with a paint brush. That is exactly what I did. And I was very happy with the results.Of course prep is everything when it comes to paint. Thorough degreasing, scrubbing, and a whole roll of towels and some solvent to get all that crud off. Ice ice baby.
  5. A good friend pointed out that you can see a massive exhaust leak in the middle of the exhaust ports, probably loosing a lot of boost from the turbo :(Also a big fubar moment came when removing the engine from the trans. A bellhousing bolt broke inside the engine block. eeeek.First attempt to remove it was to weld a nut onto the end of the bolt, but failed 3 times. The nut kept snapping off due to not getting enough bite into the bolt since it was broken partially and not flush with the bellhousing After purchasing "easy outs" as called in the USA I attempted to remove the broke bolt but ended up snapping the hardened steel easy out inside the block, dead center of the hole. These photos were taken just before snapping the easy out.
  6. Early winter 2018 I decided to take the A12gx engine and give it a good freshen up. Nothing crazy just wanted to clean the outside of the engine real well and make things cleaner and nicer.I left the internals of the engine alone as it already had a lot of work done to it.The plan was to degrease, prep block for paint, clean all the bolt-on parts to the engine, new gaskets and seals.I ended up getting into powdercoating with the help of a friend. I also purchased a cheap sandblast cabinet and made a DIY setup to get it going effectively. Having this really helped freshen up a lot of the parts.Here was the engine before cleaning:
  7. The A12gx turbo motor came with the following spec's:Quote: Microtech MT4 ecu is what it came with. I confirmed the ACL race pistons (I think) when I tore down the engine to freshen it up. Turbocharger is not a factory 180sx turbo but an aftermarket turbo that fits a CA18det, I can't recall the exact make at the moment. SR20 injectors never confirmed, no recognizable part numbers on them. Some photos of the motor before being pulled. And that time I owned 3 datsun's at once 🙂
  8. So I am not sure if I ever explained this but I had another Datsun 1200 ute for a few years. It was blue and it was turbo and it was fast and it was a lot of fun. Eventually I broke it, (the intake manifold blew) and a few other things were a little worn out so I decided to take out the A12 turbo motor and keep it for the Vanilla ice build. Here are a few pictures of the A14 to A12 swap that I did taking out the motor from Vanilla ice and swapping it into the blue ute and vice versa.I drove the A14 in the blue ute for over a year or so and one thing led to another and I sold it to a family in Maryland who now have taken great care of it.
  9. This builds getting off the heasy. Updates soon.
  10. I have 4 total Hasegawa kits. 2 built and 2 yet to be built. They are my favorite. I also built a Doyusha 1/24 Coupe vintage from the 70s
  11. So a fairlady roadster clutch? Did you confirm this fits an A12 flywheel?
  12. Time Left: 6 days and 22 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    1980 Datsun 1200 ute. Datsun B120. Sunny truck. Imported legally. Right hand drive. A14. 4 speed. Lots of new parts. Fender flares. 15x8, 15x9 Shakotan Price negotiable.


    Phillipsburg - US

  13. In actually an architect. The rear is a H165. 5 speed 60a. The previous version of this A12 turbo motor which had around 140hp did fine on the 4 speed and the H165 it had. The problem qas the clutch slipped bad. Im using the same rear but 60a 5 speed this time around
  14. $800 blows the budget. But sharing the link and the rest of the advice is important and appreciated
  15. The SPEC stage 2 looks nice too ?
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