A 73' Datsun 1200 stationwagon rusted out wrecked road car, ripped apart and rebuilt as this, it has a lightweight tube/galv sheet metal body, with original diff, suspension and steering components as well as brakes, engine and even the steering wheel. It sure is fun to drive but still quite tricky and tail happy because of its SWB layout, pretty quick too, hellova lot faster than the original car. Its great on gravel roads and in paddocks, if you wana go past 50mph you'd want to know what your doing because keeping it straight at those speeds is a challenge, that's what makes it so adrenaline pumping and it's bloody good fun. This engine has been thrashed and beaten most of its life. Previous owners (when the engine was in the car) apparently went flat-out up the road in 1st gear to try and blow it up but failed. These little Japanese engines, trully are legendary. I re-wired it up a few years ago (when I was 12) and it was built about 30-35years ago and never misses a beat, runs on stale fuel and starts every time with no choke, doesn't smoke at all except a bit of blue smoke from worn valve guide seals on start up.
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
Stan's Datsun 1200 Race Engine
Here's a quick look at Stan's Datsun 1200 race engine as it was assembled
and Simtested at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
1973 Datsun 240Z start up and drive
quick rev and a trip around the block, note that odometer and speedo do not
work, this is due to swapping out the rear end and transmission. The
whining noises is the Holley fuel pump.
Datsun 120Y CA18DET Auto
The engine out of my Bluebird (see other videos) with a Garrett GT3071R
hanging off the side and an Auto box. This is on near new tyres, and just
starts to die in top gear. Wait untill some 14" sunbakers go on! This is
one of many videos to come!