Datsun 120a F2 Cherry Coupe - Today
**PLEASE TURN YOUR VOLUME TO MAX** A couple of years ago I realised that my
first car, a Datsun 120a F2 Coupe, was the only car that I've ever really
liked or wanted - So after a 20-year gap I've managed to buy and then
restore another, matching many details to try and recreate that original
car. It's been a lot of work but has turned out rather well, with a vehicle
that is a vast improvement on my rusty original. This is a short film
showcasing the car as it is today - one of only a few still left running in
the country (UK).
Datsun 120Y, Canberra SDMA Hillclimb.
Racing the 120Y in the 2009 Canberra SDMA Hillclimb Series, at Fairbairn
By the end of the year i won my class, and came 2nd outright. During one
race meet, I mounted some cameras and filmed a few of the runs.
Class: Type 4 (extensively modified) upto 1600cc
Best laptime: 52.70sec
Car: 1975 Datsun 120Y
Running a worked A15 with twin SU Carbs. 71 rwkw. 550kg rolling weight. 1/4
mile time of 15sec. Its setup more for dirt rally, rather then circuit or
Extractors hooked up to a 2.25 inch out-the-side Exhaust.
Custom front and rear suspension.
Locked rear diff. Stripped interior.
Tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE55's.
Its not much but its a lot fun :D
The Defect III (Datsun 120Y) lives!
July 1974 Datsun 120Y 4 door Sedan, which is known in some markets as a
B-210 or Honeybee - it started life as a A12/3 speed Auto/H145 diff car -
it's now is a B310 (Sunny) A12/ smoothcase four speed and BW68 diff in it
as well as late model Australian 120Y sedan front suspension as well
the original A12 engine was seized... so I updated as much of it as I could
to Aussie late model 120Y Sedan mechanicals
1978 Datsun 120y (B210) Coupe. MX5 1.8 vvt engine
280ZX front struts converted to coilover and 280Zx vented disc brakes. Axle
is Ford English shortened with plated LSD diff and Quaife shafts converted
to 114.3 Datsun PCD. rear brakes are RS2000 spec 9inch. 250lb front
springs, leaf springs have extra leaf fitted plus axle has tramp bars.
Engine is standard Mazda MX5 apart from modified plenum to increase volume
and ported intake runners. 150ish BHP
I sold this car in 2013. i do miss it but i need to finish off my F20c
powered Honda S800. hopefully a video in a few years time. should be fun.