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About Morrisun

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  • Birthday 06/02/1953

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

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Coupe_Tonneau_Cover Saw two them given away at the Blue Lake Picnic some years ago, I would have traded, bough, swap-- OR? I didn't have a 1200 coupe at the time!
  2. Morrisun

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    I took my carbon-fiber spoiler off, so a couple of the holes are from that project. However IF you decided to mount one of these, figure out the holes on the curve FIRST, cause as they go in, the forward mounting studs move forward , it was a bit challenging! BUT I liked the way it tuned out. I did some metal carving on the trunk lid frame.
  3. Morrisun

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    Kelmo, thank you for the points, oddly enough I won 3rd place for Datsun 1200's at Canby! And yes there were only 3 1200's entered, LOL.
  4. Morrisun

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    Finally got rear quarter panels cut and welded. Installed fender flares that I bought from Classic Datsun 5 years ago! Rear spoiler I picked-up from Canby meet last year. I like the look of Smurf without the bumper and I tucked the front turn signals- make the front look a bit cleaner?? Sold a bunch of wheels, to buy these new 3 piece wheels 13x8.5, tires Toyo 888's 225/45-13
  5. Morrisun

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    I have looked for one of these for over 8 years, a H145 Limited Slip 3rd member. This one has 3:90 gear set. It's going into Smurf. I am glad Photobucket is working again!
  6. Morrisun

    What have you done to your 1200 lately

    Had an over revving problem, top piston ring broke and worked it's way out the top of the piston, bounced around in the cylinder, messed-up the head and worked it's way the exhaust valve- so much for a heart shaped stock cylinder head.At first it sounded like a rod knock, until the next morning it started right up with no noise but definitely a blue cloud covered the track. Replaced with another A12, flat top 74mm pistons, header, H89 cylinder head and 42mm SU carbs. AND Delta reground camshaft 265 grind. Had to relocated brake reservoir for air cleaner clearance.
  7. Morrisun

    Body bolts for my 1200

    08110-6121A Hood Bolts, available from dealer 34925-J1700 Trunk Lid bolts, also available from dealer Both the above part #'s were superseded from original numbers. Door Hinge bolts, hinge to body- no longer available Care should be taken in NOT using bolts that are too long, as they will catch on the front of the door skins! However hinge to door, 08120-8201E are available from dealer also superseded number, 3 out of 4 not bad for a car pushing 50!
  8. Morrisun

    1200 A12 fuel pump VS B210 fuel pump

    Here is a rebuild kit, not inexpensive but may have it by end of the week: http://www.new-datsun-parts.com/datsun-1200-parts-exterior.html I checked what I have, lots of used A12 short arm fuel pumps, but no new ones!
  9. Morrisun

    1200 A12 fuel pump VS B210 fuel pump

    The A12 front dizzy engines take a short arm mechanical fuel pump and the A13, A14 and A15 take the long arm pump as well as the later A12A engine block. The arms: http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=Fuel_Pump picture about half way down the page??
  10. Morrisun

    1.4L race motor needs more ...

    A 107 casting is on a H72 cylinder head, but to be sure you will have to pull the rocker cover as the H72 casting number is by #4 valve springs. IF it is a H72 head, they are open chamber heads with 30/37 valves not a bad flowing head. Make sure what head you have, as the 107 mark was on more than one head. http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=A-series_Cylinder_Heads#Regular_Oval_PortThis link will help you identify the cylinder head. Rear end H150 Ratios from Nissan North America: B210 1975-1979 4sp and auto: 3.889 1975-1979 5sp: 3.70 210 PARTS CATALOG 3.889 AUTO, A12 1979-1980 3.700 MANUAL(A14) 1979-1980 3.545 AUTO(CAL),A12 1981-1982 3.545 MANUAL(A14,MPG) 1981-1982 3.700 MAN(A15),AUTO(FED,CAN) 1981-1982 3.545 MANUAL(A15,MPG) 1980
  11. Morrisun

    1.4L race motor needs more ...

    You state that it is a 82 B210, probably not. They stopped make B210 in 1978. The significance difference is the A14 in the B210 had oval port heads and flow fairy well. The later A 14's in the the 210's had a much different head design, were H95 casting on the cylinder head located near the front under the rocker shaft. You may be able to see the casting number by removing the oil fill cap in the rocker cover shine a light in there and see what cylinder head you have?? H95 cylinder heads are/were shit! They have shrouded castings in the intake valve runners that severely restrict the air/fuel mixture, it was a smog head. It is possible that the car may have come across the boarder and have a different cylinder head. An H89, also oval port head, was the choice in the JDM for the A14/15 they have good flow characteristics. Sound like all the bolt on's are enough, a better cylinder head and a more aggressive camshaft will diffidently help. Because of the age of the car, many thing may have been swapped in/out of the car. 4 speed cars came with 3.90 rear gear ratios and 5 speed cars had 3.7 sometimes! IF it was a flat lander car 3.54 are possible, and that would hurt your acceleration. Don't get discouraged, do some investigating and see what you have to work with.
  12. Morrisun

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    The hub caps were an optional GX wheel cover. OR Deluxe wheel covers with paint!
  13. Morrisun

    A12S Head Swap to H89 Head

    I have not hear of a A12s, an A12A was available in North America from 80-82 in Datsun 210's, mostly the engines were in cars imported to Canada. H89 is a very good flowing head for low and mid range rpms, GX heads flow better at high rpm- 8,000 and higher. H89 came on A15 engines not imported in cars to usa but some have found their way to A series engine freaks. (Lots of JDM imported A15 engines were available) A15's had 76mm pistons, so you will have to check your bore size and camshaft/valve lift as H89 have 37/30 valves where A12 had 35/29 vales as they had to clear 73mm bore in the A12's. For what it's worth, if you do have an A12a, they have a stock bore of 75mm and can be bore to 77mm, sometimes with sonic testing of cylinder liners perhaps 78mm. H89 heads come-up for sale on ebay from time to time, you may list in the Ratsun want ads.
  14. Morrisun

    Draker's 1972 1200 Sedan - "The Pickle"

    Standard or manual transmission drivelines all about the same length, the flange that bolts to the 3rd member is different between the H145 and H150 3rd members. You can install 2mm spacer ring ( I have those too) on the front of the H145 rear housing and then bolt in your H150 3rd member, at this point you MAY have to shorten driveline but H150 3rd member will take the torque of the engine you have in there now.
  15. Morrisun

    Draker's 1972 1200 Sedan - "The Pickle"

    The other up side of an automatic trans is the tunnel, more room for 5 speed, even if it's 63A. Be sure to keep the drive line from the automatic as it will fit the 63a. I have spare drivelines for the 60A 5 speeds.(I have brake and clutch pedals too!) I saw this car on CL, the engine is A14? The owner wrote a large check for the rocker cover! Looks like it was well loved! I like the lack of overriders on the bumpers, should be good fun, but I think all 1200's are good fun- especially driving the s*^t out of them.

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