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About Morrisun

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  • Birthday 06/02/1953

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    Milwaukie, Oregon
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    (5) 1972 Datsun 1200 coupes (1)1971 coupe & 1 1972 sedan
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    Datsun 1200's, A series engines & auto-xing SMURF

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  1. http://motormasterpowersports.com/atv-utv/staked-in-u-joint-430-9 Check this out these from Rockford Driveline.
  2. I have wanted to stagger the rear shocks and decided that this year was as good as any. As stiff as the rear springs in Smurf are they do tend to "wrap-up" at times. Staggering the shocks should eliminate this condition, after this much work, I will find out- soon. Cut brackets, the U channel was mostly for locating but decided to leave it place. Mocking up parts, using left side lower shock mount on the right side so shock would be in front of axle housing. Part of the floor cut and bent-up for welding in of sheet metal box. Shock support bracket welded to orginal shock cross member, sheet metal box and u channel welded to the floor pan. Going to autocross race in Astoria Oregon with NWAA on August 10th & 11th, should be a good test.
  3. Sometimes picking at a scab is not the best thing to do.. Panel had been welded in, beat in & filled with plastic filler. Surgery, off with the old and on with some better old?? Lots of careful cutting and fitting on both replacement panel and the car. Time for some help Back together. Trunk floor replacement & fuel cell install to come...
  4. Datsun A series engines A13, A14, A15 & A12A all used metric flywheel bolts, the A12 used 3/8x24 UNF thread bolts. Lynchburg Nissan has 2 sets, http://datnissparts.com/set-of-6-flywheel-bolts-datsun-a12a-a13-a14-a15-b210-210-b310-310-n10-12315-h6200/ $42.00 OR if these are gone... NEW bolts: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DATSUN-1200-Ute-Flywheel-Bolts-6-Pieces-Genuine-Fits-NISSAN-B120-A12-A14-A15/371334150791?epid=1840354823&hash=item56753d7a87:g:jCYAAOSweW5VYXoJ $62.00 My experience with the B models of cars, the pedal boxes are the same. Remove the MC push rod and return springs, remove the bolt securing the pedal and install the manual clutch and brake pedal, make sure to install thin bushings and spacers, on the mounting bolt in correct order.
  5. Here is a link to your conversion: http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Manual_transmission_conversion has some good info/parts needed list Factory flywheel bolts are no longer available, Bproject, ebay has them link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DATSUN-1200-Ute-Flywheel-Bolts-6-Pieces-Genuine-Fits-NISSAN-B120-A12-A14-A15/371334150791?epid=1840354823&hash=item56753d7a87:g:jCYAAOSweW5VYXoJ $62.00 free shipping 2-3 weeks! Starters are basically the same, no difference between manual and automatic, however SOME of the A15 engines used a gear reduction starter. (Good idea if building high compression engine. Cross member link: http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Gearbox_Crossmember#B310
  6. That's Nelson drooling...I sold him some 1200 parts including a quarter panel for his coupe.. the pressure is on, less than 25 days to the next show, will he show??
  7. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/blaine-1971-datsun-1200-coupe/6887269946.html For only $17,500 Canadian $$'s, great looking car!
  8. I bought a 1971 coupe from David a couple of years ago along with a 1200 sedan. I took everything! Thanks to both David for the parts and Rick; Powerhouse for the heads-ups and the parts score.
  9. Datsun B210 and 210 rear end assemblies, will fit right under Morris Minor, I have a 510 wagon rear end under my 1959 Morris Van. These rear ends are almost the same width as the stock Morris Minor rear ends, as BMC used the same rear ends for the traveler, pickup, van and 2 & 4 door models. You can use reducing bushing (will need to make these yourself) into the B210 spring pads and use the stock MM u-bolt plate on the bottom.
  10. Morrisun

    pic's of your 1200

    [ 1st Annual Datsun Garage New Years Day Cruise Stopping for race gas fill-up, for the 510! It was a bit on the cool side, all of us running sidedrafts without water heated manifolds, my SU's were not too happy, but still good fun. Fog but no rain! Talk is of doing this each New Years Day... weather permitting, it is southwest Washington!
  11. This is a write up on determining which wheels will work with this brake kit BEFORE you take this route. This is an "off the car" write-up. Parts: 240sx rear brake rotors, 1984-90 Pulsar front caliper (48mm) and brake pads. Note: 240sx rear rotor is slightly thinner(9mm) than the 1982-88, 200sx rear rotor, (10mm). NOTE: This kit widens front track width by 1/2" total. The thickness of the two rotor hats Wheel is 13X5.5 Western Wheel. MOST parts stores will let you return calipers and rotors if not all greases and messed-up, brake pads that may be a different story depending on the store. IF you don't want to buy pads, no worries 5/8 wood spacers, or what solid material you wish to use... want spacers to reflect same thickness as NEW brake pads, as the floating caliper is at it's closest to the inner wheel rim. This will allow you to test fit wheel/rotor/caliper to MOST Datsun/Nissan RWD, FWD you are on your own. Datsun 1200 front hub rotor, remove from spindle, and separate captured rotor from hub. 10.5 inches flat across mounting hub- should work- but... Pads in place in Pulsar caliper. Cardboard shims in between caliper piston and inner brake pad to keep outer pad tight against the rotor. Finger tighten lug nuts, don't skip this part...if there is interference between the caliper body and the rim of the wheel you WILL damgae the wheel! The blue ink shows where the caliper was binding on the wheel rim. Using 5mm spacer, allowed clearance between rotor and rim, remember spacers widen the front track and may foul the fender. Other factors to consider: wheel/tire clearance to strut/coilover springs, steering arm clearance to wheel rim when "roll center spacers' are added for 13" or14" wheels.
  12. I have been looking/collecting 13x8 slotted Ansen wheels for the past few months. Bolt patterns seem to be 4 on 4.25, Ford and 4 on 4 Morris Minor, Sprite or Midget- Bristish cars. Ansen wheels seem to have shank style lug nuts/with washers, which I find to be a pain in the ASS! I found a machinist willing to change the bolt pattern in the wheels to 4 on 4.5 and machine seat to accept steel insert seats. Plus he machined the back of the mounting surface, front and rear lips as being used wheels curb rash is the rule not the exception! This was more about function then fourm. I like the way they turned out, and will work very nicely for mounting slicks and slpping them on Smurf for those dry not too hot auto-x days this coming year.
  13. For a A14 OR A15? The oil pan for an A15 is slightly larger to clear the rods.
  14. Morrisun

    FCR's on A12

    From datsun1200.com site...under Bike Carbs on an A14. I run 39mm Keihin FCR Flatslide carbs on the coupe I race. I bought the set up complete with manifold several years ago. Note this very same type of carb is on my Beta 520RS enduro bike, which is street legal and the bike runs flawlessly. I mention this because do not buy into people telling you they bog or have flat spots. The should work as well as any carb if not better. It has been mentioned but much more than 2psi and the float bowls will overflow. I ran the 39mm carbs on my A12GX that other than the ports being cleaned up was stock and it made 73 HP at the wheels. That is nearly double the stock WHP. I am still using this set up but now have an A15 in the cat. An 14 will easily support the R6 carbs. As for jetting start with the mains and work down from there. Do a google search for FCR carbs and Factory Pro, there is a explanation on jetting Keihin bike carbs that is a good guide regardless of what brand of slide carb you have. Naturally having raced bikes before cars I am biased but I think motorcycle carbs are made to a higher standard.....this doesn't mean other carbs are rubbish but non CV slide carbs just flow more. You MAY want to search datsun1200.com for more info on running bike carbs on an A14. #9
  15. You may want to take a look at this site, but pay close attention to what MAY be reproduction parts. LINK: http://www.new-datsun-parts.com/datsun-1200-parts.html Classic Garage is also a source for parts. LINK: http://classicgarage.com/12002.html Les at Classic Datsun Motorsports has NEW fiberglass parts, like front spoiler and fender flares, his website is down, you MAY find him on Face Book?? Phone # (760) 940-6365 Thought not new parts, online 1200 manual is helpful LINK: http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsunB110/Datsun1200Index.aspx The down under 1200 site can be helpful in placing ads in classifieds, LINK: http://datsun1200.com/modules/newbb/ And of course there is those of us that have a few NOS factory parts stashed for trades for more of the same. Good Luck!
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