Mr.Mk1s Datsun 1200 B110

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Started running like a ball bag after fanging away from work on Friday, limped it home and had a look..number 4 plug was loose, dizzy was loose and the accelerator pump seal was split. 

decided to pull the rebuilt carb down, clean and and reassemble. 

Came out well, ran a lot better.

mate mentioned the tallest might be crook, and certainly were noisey so set them too. Then it was onto the dizzy. It had a vanette on in it, which has a screw on cap which is aids to replace so wasn't that worried about chucking it. The rotor was worn on an angle and the cap terminals were eaten. Grabbed a new cap, rotor and points from work and set to it.

i had a random spare A12 one and a decent A14 one,  but the cap on A14 was larger and the vac advance would hit the block and not adjust enough.

so the random one got the green light, cleaned up and plonked in, winner! Goes a lot better. The. An advance isn't great so will see if I can remedy that (suck the hose and it works., unplugged from carb no change). Also threw a new thermostat in cause it wasn't quite right..was a fairly old one I found.

found a good condition glovebox lid in the spares so cleaned and painted that. Chipped the old paint off the spare dash pad, will vinyl dye that this week and put in eventually.

threw some rubber floor mats in the front.


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Here's another rushed and average pic of my new carpet.

its much darker than it looked in the auction pictures, I like it.. so I think I'll rock it as is, reminds me of my old valiant.


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In the weekend I fixed the divot in the roof. There was a high ridge in the back corner and at the time I decided it was more work than I wanted to do to fix it so left it. But something was crook and it got bigger after paint.

so evened that out and sprayed it, also did under the bonnet, sides of bonnet and the inner guards and upper firewall. Could see the primer in the bonnet gap and it was bugging me.

And GC nosco me his double sided tape so lobbed on the pillar badges.

I toyed with the idea of centralising them and moving them up ala mazda, but went with the factory placement in the end. Im onto the final deluxe badge for the boot, will be a box of Woodstocks if it's right.



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The exhaust has been pissing me off, muffler hangs low and catches the train track crossing and some driveways. Where it was, was about 3 inch forward of the floor recess under the rear seat, and would hit the body under max gear grabbing. 

So I cut it out and added a couple of inches from the back, to the front and that set it in the gap where I was happy. Had to move the hanger bracket too.

Some slag burnt my moustache so all I can smell is burnt hair, it's average.


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