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).
this is a 1977 datsun b210, 5 speed. I have painted the back end and the front grill. plus a really good polish and wax. it isnt the fastest thing but it does the job. I have only had it for about two weeks but I already enjoy it to the fullest. And I know before I wouldnt be caught dead in a import car, but I have gladly changed my mind. Why...... because you cant beat 30 miles to the gallon in the city and 50 on the highway. And if you are curious of my music choice for this video....... I thought it was appropriate for a little put-put.
WORLDS FASTEST AWD / 4G63 DATSUN / 20B RX7 IN TESTING
Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered 4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me theres plenty more to come from this car again.
Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63 powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB 7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less.
Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4 chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night suffered a leaking Boost pipe. Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will soon be slashed.
These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to take care of :)