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#1 z-ya

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

I am restoring this 1200 that has a long racing history. I have log books since 1976, and it appears to have never been registered for the street. Currently in rough shape, but it's all there. Last raced in SCCA GT-5. I plan on running it in vintage and also time trials. I'm currently working on the body. I'll post more pics when it's painted.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:50 AM

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#3 z-ya

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

Hi Jon,

The car essentially has the same suspension as described in the document attached below. In addition it also has a horizontal control rod to keep the diff from moving side to side. I' not changing anything in the suspension until I drive it first. Lots of work to do before that happens....

It's a pretty neat car with all the period correct goodies.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

I like it allot!   every visit i make to hybrd makes me want to make progress on my datsun racer !!


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#5 z-ya

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

it's painted now, and starting to come together:

 

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I plan on doing vintage racing and the occasional time trial with it.


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#6 z-ya

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

Taking it to a track day in October. Going to the alignment shop tonight.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

Video of engine:

 

http://youtu.be/zEt7p8en15s


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#8 SleeperZ

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

It's so cute!    :icon47:


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#9 z-ya

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

Miata eater :)
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

I'm digging that car z-ya. There is a yellow 72' or 73' with bubble flairs and Libre's that is local to me, and I enjoy watching it every time I see it go by.


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#11 z-ya

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

More photos:

 

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:29 AM

In typical z-ya fashion, you have produced a handsome classic vintage racing Datsun.  Keep it up!



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

It keeps me out of trouble...

 

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:49 PM

Is this the one that used to run NE division races at summit point in the late 1980s?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:31 AM

There's one like that for sale in the Bay Area starting bid $1800...
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#16 z-ya

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

Is this the one that used to run NE division races at summit point in the late 1980s?

No, this spent most of it's racing life in Colorado. It was a C Sedan in 76' according to the log books.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:55 AM

Finally got it on the track. Did a time trial last weekend. Still needs sorting, but it is really fun to drive.

 

http://trackattackap...98-4a4279c48c43

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

Looks like a lot of fun. I'm having trouble viewing the video.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Cool project.  Glad to see you got it to the track!

 

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