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#21 Morrisun

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

I replaced my worn out tension rod bushings as these were the cause of the mechanic not being able to align the front end. Now the 1200 doesn't change direction when I hit a bump!
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These bushings are still available thru Nissan dealers. The ones on the right- just a bit worn!

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

So, I had to drill out the broken bolts since the easy outs were smarter that I am. All worked out quite well (thanks in part to having a level in my drill) and tapped the holes....maybe next weekend I can put the fenders on :D
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

Well, I sort of did something to the 1200 this week... :lol:

Didn't like the flares I had (made for a 71-73 Corolla, never quite fit right), so I ordered a new set from BProjects in Japan (awesomest vendor of 1200 parts ever!!!). They came in yesterday.

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Looks like this on the car:

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Will try fitting them up next week. Initial test fit looks very promising. :)

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

Driving the 1200 home on Friday the right front brake rotor was sounding a little on metal side, I knew it was bad and in need of a replacement- the grooves were deep in the rotor. Checked out the brake pad -what brake pad?? the one on the inside was gone. This weekend was time to da job! Had what I needed, New rotors, factory rebuilt calipers, semi metalic brake pads, hoses and new wheel bearing seals. As I was installing calipers I noticed that the yoke stuck out pass the wheel mounting surface of the hub, about 1/2".
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The old caliper assembly was about flush.
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Putting new pads in would move the yoke out away from the disc about as far as possible. So removed caliper bodies from both yokes and switched them. Still ground the yoke back on angle about 3/16" to get clearance between wheel and yoke. I checked the clearance many times not wanting crack my Watanabe wheels (not easy to come by 14" yah- old school) Pics of the gap.

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I like the hot pink for showing the gap, as the pads wear the yoke will closer to the disc and away from the wheel
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Should be ready to make the run to Golden Gardens in Seattle on Sunday, should stop just fine. Now if I get that GX head on that 1200 block with the flat top pistons by....the Blue Smurfin8or.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:33 PM

I scored an intake for the dual 40mm Mikunis today. Rory found it while he is NZ. Thanks. That should just about cover the 620 rent on the driveway. :lol:
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:31 PM

Huge step forward over the past couple of days. I dropped the fuel tank and clean out the remains of the last tank of gas from 1989. One of the nastiest jobs ever when it comes to messing with old cars. I soaked the sludge with acetone for a couple of days and then power washed the inside of the tank. It actually worked great. Nice and clean and no rust. While I had everything apart I changed all the vent lines and cleaned out the hard lines with carb cleaner and compressed air. I am pretty sure the reason this car was parked was that the filler hose to the tank cracked in half and the outlet line from the tank to the hard line was clogged solid with sludge. She runs fine off of a gas can under the hood and should be good to go off of the tank now. I ran out of light tonight but will give it a go tomorrow, if the rain holds off for one more day. Stay tuned.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:47 AM

Been there. If you have any rust left, you might try the Klotz molasses method. Looks like it works pretty good. Speaking from experience, that shit can mess with you forever if you don't get it all.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:10 PM

last weekend, and fri-sat this week, finally got 175/65's on my 14 inch Delta Monza Black wheels (australian made mag wheels from the 70's, look a little like enkei mesh) and modified some 92 daihatsu charade seats to fit to the 1200 slides. had to make a custom support for the left side of driver's seat from scrap pieces of 1.5mm plate. still need some more to box in one side of it to make it stronger. Need to fit a smaller sports steering wheel or cut some padding out of the seat, bit of a tight fit for my legs haha

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:51 PM

RE: Morrisun post #24 (cause I didn't want to quote it all..I'm lazy like that)

Thats just what I was looking for....got the same problem with the OE reman caliper. Fits the stock steelies that I have, but not the slotted mags. Might be havin to find my core calipers this weekend. Thanks for the idea.

BTW, drove the coupe to work today...does that constitute doing something to your 1200?
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:04 PM

Oval port intake and carbs, arrive today UPS from Northern California!
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Heat shield and spare fuel rail.
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Yes missing a few bits but, fuel bowl and caps can get- will remove all the smog stuff. This when rebuilt should look good the GX head I picked last month!
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This isn't ready to bolt on, but collecting the pieces...
KELMO-hell yes driving your 1200 is doing something, I have withdrawal symptoms going more than a couple days without driving the SMURFIN8OR! Looking forward to Canby this weekend and seeing some 1200's!!!!

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:15 AM

Changed out the trans fluid yesterday...Sta-Lube 80w90 api/gl4. Think I'm gonna go drive it now.
I need to plan for Canby next year..with or without the car...would be a long trip to trailer/drive it....hmmmmm.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:08 PM

My 1200 coupe had the battery in the trunk when I bought the car a year ago-not a good idea for daily driver, it was always in the way. Battery fumes not so good! And the orginal battery box was gone, so time for a move.
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Base was heavy along with welding cable running forward to the starter.
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Solution: Mount one on the right front frame rail. Horn? Who needs two bloody horns!? Will relocate later.
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Odyssey PC680 Battery. Weighs 15.5 lbs.
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Got this finished Saturday morning before leaving for the Canby Meet. Next: Time to ditch the stock 35amp alternator for a 70amp.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:14 PM

how in the world do you have that battery mounted? Dang that thing is small (I've heard that so many times I just had to use it).
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

KELMO:
In the last pic you can see gap between the battery and the metal box. The box in mounted to the frame rail with 4 sheet metal screws, then a spacer I made goes in so the heads of the screw don't wear through the bottom of the battery. Sometime back smaller batteries, to use in our little cars was dicussed on the 1200 site. CCA- cold cranking amps 220 was about as low as you would want to go, this battery has that capacity. It's about 7.25" in length, 3.11" wide and 6.67" in height.
KELMO, I see a couple of sedan windshields available down your way, be cool to snag one and trade for a coupe windshield, if you need one!

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:20 PM

A new battery needed a new alternator so from stock 35amp to an RX7 70amp. The stock one wasn't up to the H4 headlights-will install headlight relays later! Not quite a bolt in but close. Picked up an alternator at a garage sale-Mazda repair shop for $40.00 tested. The two upper holes were drilled in the stock bracket to set the alternator lower on the engine block and give clearance between alternator and lower radiator hose pipe that sticks out from the block. Also removed weldin blind nut(could have just drilled to through bolt size).
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RX7 86-88 S4 alternator the field plug from stock 1200 alternator plugs in.
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Bolted together, thru bolt and spacer.
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Fitted 33.5" fan belt to give space and needed ajustment as new belt stretches. Lines up really nice. This alternator is a little smaller in diameter then a stock 50 amp off of a 210 A15.

Removed voltage regulator and put in jumper wire. Charging 14.2 volts.
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The turn signals blink at a normal rate even with the high beams and heater on, MO' Better!

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 10:49 PM

Which wires did you join in that plug that used to hook up to the regulator? And does the charge light still work?

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73 B120
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:28 AM

The jumper is between WB > WR, white w/ black stripe to white w/ red stripe. The charging light is lit when the key is in the ON position, and goes off after the engine is running. When shutting the engine off and it's dying, the charge light comes on briefly. Yes it works.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

I was trying to find a windshield for the other Kelly on here that has a coupe in Utah but that ended up being a wash, where are you seeing sedan windshield down here...could be I could snag em. I think I got one of the last new ones in captivity for my coupe a couple years ago.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:05 AM

Well, I sort of did something to the 1200 this week... :lol:

Didn't like the flares I had (made for a 71-73 Corolla, never quite fit right), so I ordered a new set from BProjects in Japan (awesomest vendor of 1200 parts ever!!!). They came in yesterday.

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Looks like this on the car:

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Will try fitting them up next week. Initial test fit looks very promising. :)


Dude that looks soooo friggin ill. I love it!