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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Andrew Denniss' 1972 Datsun 1200 Coupe was one of the early documented CA18DET builds -- and one of the finest.



2005 May: first tune - 202 kw @ 20 psi
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230 rear-wheel KW
Coil pack
Autronic ECU
HKS GTRS turbo with 0.64 AR 
  (Garrett GT2871R but with a 52Trim wheel)
nitrided balanced crank
ARP 2000 bolts 
MLS gaskets with ARP stud kit good for 25+ psi 
Sard fuel pressure regulator
800cc Sard injectors
Tomei procams 260 8.8mm 
Tomei adjustable pulleys
Gates timing belt
Argo conrods

2002 DATA:

  • Induction: 400HP GT25 Turbo, Microtech M8 Aftermarket ECU, Turbosmart boost controller, Custom front mount intercooler
  • Head: Worked/ported DOHC 16-valve
  • Transmission: Skyline stumpy 5 speed
  • Differential: Mitsubishi Scorpion : 4.6 for racing and 3.3 for speed events
  • Brakes: Front 10" vented with hilux 4spot calipers, Rear 9" solid with standard Mitsubishi calipers
  • Exhaust: Custom made exhaust manifold, Single 3" resonator into a 3" S type muffler then reduced into 2.5" mandrel bends over the diff to a 3" dump pipe
  • Suspension: Front, 2.5" lowered 275lbs, 3" King Springs on imported stanza struts with adjustable height platforms running custom inserts. Standard swaybar, strut brace. Rear, reverse eye springs 3" lowered with Pedders sports gas shocks.
  • Additional Info: The car has ran a 12.0@113mph, and since then the car has seen a massive increase of horsepower, in fact an estimate of close to 300 horses!

Zoom Magazine

Mighty Mouse in Zoom 31

See Main Article: Mighty Mouse
Another little daily driver that moonlights as a successful hillclimber and a sub-12 second dragster!


120fly/Steve Draeme overfender flares
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15x8 Performance#Superlite rear 225/50R15, 15x7 front 205/50R15
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Offset bonnet scoop
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Side exhaust outlet (aft of the door)
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Autronics ECU with filter on the MAP line
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MSD CDI 4 channel ignition (good for 30 psi boost)
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Small racing battery
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71C gearbox from S13 in 1200 manual tunnel
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Tunnel mods
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Cooling System

PWR Radiator and 300mm SPAL fan
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PWR intercooler and engine oil cooler
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120Y drag link has factory kink that drops it down ~25mm
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First run
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Engine bay with 10mm firewall-to-engine clearance
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Argo conrods. Stock rods (race-prepped) are good for around the 400hp mark as long as revs are kept under 8000
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HKS turbo
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Custom dash with VDO gauges
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Front Suspension and Brakes

R32 front brakes require 15" rims

* R32 GTS-T 280x30mm discs (DBA4909SL)
* Z32 300zx calipers (same as R32 GTR)
* A10 Stanza struts
See Main Article: R32 Brakes

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Rear Suspension and Brakes

* H190 alloy diff
* Rear Disc Brakes
* Adjustable shocks

Rear shock bracing
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H190 alloy center with 4.625 gearset, rear discs
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Mitsubishi Scorpion 10" rear discs
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Chassis Strengthening

It was showing signs of body stress with the alloy 6 point cage just holding it together.
Now with the steel cage welded in I feel it should cope a bit better with the punishment of racing
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