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(speakers are only there to try & get some audio : begging for a Glove-box or subtle install)

and leave it as stock as possible!

I assume Coupe's Tacho go where the Datsun emblem is / blank gauge pod on the right

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AS she sits today, now I know many don't agree with the tires (faux white-walls bought from OS'er) so suck it, we're getting the moneys worth out of them!

Begging for a A15 (or hot A12) and 4 speed (period correct upgrades that might just pass a WOF without too many hassles

in no hurry to Butcher anything & will remain STOCK for as long as possible (or until I am allowed to unbolt anything more than the Rims)

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Had a nice policeman pining over it on the weekend & he was disappointed the VIN tag isn't straight :/ and now that's all I see in this picture

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1st full tank of gas Used & stats collected (see my Sig for the Fuelley)

given her the once over, then twice for good measure (and the car too)

who is Niles?


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(appears to be OEM on the switch gear / part number?


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also Re-sealed Front & Back Windscreen and found a few more spots of rust to attend to

attempted to remove Dash to remove Radio : no dice

so have spent a few hours on the Dat 1200 Wiki site : http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=History_of_Datsun_1200

learnt a few things such as potential for water in the carb (Bad running / stalling)

and how to remove the Choke button to get dash out

found the Spare steering wheels for the Avenger & Subaru don't suit the Spline

and the rear headrests from the Gravel Express fit the  Front Seats :P (no pic : they ugly grey / black & mismatch need reupholstering)

 

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Well that's been robbing HP for longer than it needed to

a Cheap China had already been installed, not to sure what was wrong with the OEM carb so we've frankenstiened both together (top off the Hitachi & body stayed in place

seems to go heaps better for now!

that's the Accelerator Pump seal btw, scary pulling out in traffic, anything below 40kph was walking pace!

I tried a can of Carb cleaner, draining fuel (in case of water) & still have my eye on the Black Friday deals for a complete carb 

 

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Spare Carb has arrived from China


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Still havnt got around to swapping Jets into the current franken Carb (Already has a China Body in it with the OEM carb top on it)

and still running "Flat" with coughs so I know it isnt right

least now I have a 'spare' before I go Barry'ing into the guts of this & end up with another Lawn ornament

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Was waiting for this result before I went further


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that's 1x tank on the Franken Carb thats still not running right (still runs "flat" & coughs and very poor acceleration)

from the previous couple Tank stats


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as it came to us (shitty China carb with poked Accel pump seal

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Bought a 80's Sunny / 120Y Haynes at the recent Wheels with Attitude event

1st guy with a bunch of books wanted $5 each

Guy next to him with more books and organised aphabetically

found the Datsun manual "How Much?"

$20

"would you take $10"

maybe $15 he says

mad dash back to cars to raid coins

sorted

/sharn

also Found an hour yesterday to tinker with Carby now I had skim read the manual


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found a wee pool of oil (blow by / return?) in the mani : I figure thats normal


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(I'd already fingered it at this stage of taking a pic)

and here's the ALi-Ex deal bolted on


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and oh boy we have a new car!

cant wait to drive it after we fix the Alternator now it's not charging LOL (Battery Light on)

it was on before I touched to too btw :P

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old & busted Rectifier out of the Alt


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replaced the Brushes at same time

Had my mate help me give it a bit of a tune up just now & a fresh tank of gas hopefully We are ready for Nat's! 

Lets watch those L/100 drop

5 weeks to goooooo

 

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OK Audio time!

3 minutes ago, JoKer said:

the faceplate in the Datto is part of the dash & I cant sack up to cut it!


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(oem AM unit pushed back & I've pulled & prodded & no it's not a faceplate that pops out :/

also Hello Toyota!


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(part #8 pops out in this out of focus diagram)

this thread wins :P

I'll be attempting the @two_days_late method too!

I was looking for the "hidden stereo" thread & this will do for now

method #2 is to pop something in the glove box or try to access the back of the dash by removing the Glovebox isself

otherwise from what I have read (datsun1200.com) I have to drop the steering wheel to get the dash out

or am I missing something incredibly simple?

Discuss

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Plan B :

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Looks like it might fit in the slot nicely without too much fuss and miiiiiight actually remain functional etc


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Time will tell :P

Long road to Nat's otherwise! (PC Speakers on a Cell only just gets over road noise LOL

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Also as if we needed proof something was wrong before (and sad to say it still has a minor cough at low load / peddle position)

Here's to the China Ali Express carb update!


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WINNING!

and the only piece of the Audio puzzle to be dispatched is the Cable connectors LOL

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1st order for the above stero was not dispatched (refunded) so I ordered x2 18-03-2020 and they turned up in the letter box yesterday (09-04-2020)

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Just now, JoKer said:

dang it 5mm to narrow to fit the Datto (spacing between the knobs) see pic below the faceplate is not removable / is one piece with the dash & I dare not cut it  

oh well I guess a glove box or under dash install is on the way!

no sign of the Bluetooth kit ordered 28-02-2020

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