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1200s of John Wayland

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The Datsun 1200s of John Wayland

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The Cars

After the Wayland boys built a #411hp gasoline powered 1200 ...
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...John moved on the electric motivation.

2600 amp power rush...enough to break traction on a sticky drag track at speeds around 70 mph

#Blue Meanie | #White Zombie
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Both are 1972 models, both converted to electric power, and both kept in garages.

2-dr Sedans, of course.

Iíve had my blue 1200 since 1980 and my white one since 1985, and I still, never tire of them and always get a big smile on my face when I go play with my 1200ís.

The Man - Who is John Wayland?

John is an electric vehicle hobbyist and promoter from Portland, Oregon USA.

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But more importantly :-) John is a Datsun 1200 fan and occasional member of this club (boltman336 now eVdude):

I am one of the worldís biggest fans of the Datsun 1200...what a terrific little car!

John is also a Datsun fan in general, having owned more than 80 Datsuns, including seventy-seven 510s, 'Purple Phase' show truck (Datsun 520) and 'Bay Blue (Datsun 521). He also has 'Red Beastie' an electric-powered '95 XtraCab Toyota truck with 120 mile range

From our Main Forum: John Wayland, an introduction:

Iím sure most of you know of Ron Folkís 1200 sedan with the 6 cylinder turbo Z engine? That car is one I found in a wrecking yard for my brother, Chris Wayland. Iíve also had lots of fast 510 Datsuns, too, including a turbo 510 wagon that had an L20B pumped up with 18 pounds of boost, a roadster 5 speed, and a Nissan 4:38 posi rear end. Iíve had my share of V8s, owned a Ď78 [Porshce] 911 SC, and have played with rotaries, too. Electric power for me, was the next evolution.

Why 'Boltman336' and not 'Voltman336'?

When my 1200 was featured as the world's first electric soundoff car in the March '95 issue of 'Car Audio and Electronics' magazine, they did a cool picture of the car inside a hydroelectric dam, and made it look as if lightning bolts were coming from my hands...hence, 'Boltman'...the '336v' part is the voltage of the battery pack in my other 1200, White Zombie, my drag car.
boltman336* is also known as boltman97220 and John 'Plasma Boy' Wayland.

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John "Plasma Boy" Wayland cranking up the tunes in the "Heavy Metal Garden Tractor" as he tows Mark Mongillo's electric 1959 Fiat 600 at Rev!99

Heavy Metal Garden Tractor at Rev!2004

The 411 Horsepower L20B-powered 1200

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See also: L26

Ron Folck's 1200 (ex-Chris Wayland)
Iím sure most of you know of Ron Folkís 1200 sedan with the 6 cylinder turbo Z engine? That car is one I found in a wrecking yard for my brother, Chris Wayland. He and I dropped an L20B into it, modified it for turbocharging, and jammed it with 31 lbs. of boost with a double pumper Holley 750 carb, and a tubbed the rear stuffed with a Ford 9 inch. This was back in the early 80ís, when the whole import drag racing scene wasnít even around. We really blew the muscle car crowdís minds with a four banger Datsun that kicked butt! The carís best ET was somewhere around 11 seconds, if I recall correctly.

reference: John Wayland, an introduction

Blue Meanie


Blue Meanie was acquired by John in 1980 and eventually built as an audio 'sound-off' competition car.
Yes, thereís nothing quite as fun as crusiní in Blue Meanie, pulling up to a light, and after the guy next to you looks over your little 1200 and the light changes and he stomps on his tricked out Honda, I blow him away with electric power, as the rear tires bite in after a bit of squealing, and I rocket away from the Honda like it has been put into reverse!

White Zombie

White Zombie is a 1972 Datsun 1200 2-door sedan. It is the world record holder for street legal electric vehicle, running the ľ mile in 11.4 seconds @ 114 mph.

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