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#21 Mattndew76

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:46 PM

You can copy and paste ya know...   :rofl:

 

Sorry you had all that trouble with it. But hopefully it was a bonding experience.   :thumbup:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:18 PM

The little 1200 has some RPM range.. 

 

It's actually kind of scary. With a stouter cam, a little head work, and some serious valve springs it will keep revving past the point you are comfortable with...   :rofl:

 

 

And I'm glad the experience didn't just make you want to sell it...    ^_^


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:59 PM

Lots of folk have done bike carbs. See http://datsun1200.co...itle=Bike_Carbs

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:14 PM

I'm looking for books on the engine. 

 

Are we talking rebuild or hot rod? 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:34 PM


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:35 PM

Rebuild, you need a FSM, or a plain old Haynes will do. Thankfully it's one of the most basic engines ever designed. 

 

As for a good hot rod book, I've never seen one. I'm lucky to have a machinist local to me that has been building hot rod A-series heads for 30+ years so he did mine. I'll ask around and see if anyone knows any good books on it. 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:39 PM

I wonder if books on modifying the BMC A-series engine would be any help? Similar design... 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:39 PM

Yes, that book is heavy on theory and carries over.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:25 PM

If you doing a rebuild why not build an A14 or an A15? 



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

Izzo had an A15 for free. But now it's gone to nanner.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

They can still be found dirt cheap. GreenHill probably has a few 210's.  



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

finding the A series 5 speed is the hard part. British car guy will pay 5 bills for a rebuildable core. The last 2 that i had sold on EBAY for $400 each. It was almost 15 years ago. 



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

There is one for sale now on Datsun1200.com classifieds.
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