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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Hand Brake

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Category: Brake System

Datsun 1200 has a parking brake system with the handle conveniently located between the two front seats. Also known as "emergency brake", "parking brake" or "handbrake" (the primary brakes are called the "service brakes").
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74965 #Hand Brake Cover is called by Nissan the "parking brake lever COVER".
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36310 Hand Brake Lever Assembly (comes in black, brown and grey)

36315-H1001 GRIP-HAND BRAKE (Hand Brake Lever Handle)
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36402 front handbrake cable

The front cable is different lengths to suit different body shapes, there is some interchangeability but sometimes you end up too short

36402-H1025 CABLE ASSY-hand brake, front B110 supercedes 36402-H1001
36402-G1000 CABLE ASSY-hand brake, front B120 (up to 1973-11)

36400 rear cable (complete set)

UTE: Parking Brake Cable goes out the back wall
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Hand Brake Cover

74965-H1000 original type was a beautifully minimalistic piece. Datsun called it the hand brake boot.
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B210 intially used the H10 cover but in the second year switched to the H73 part.

B210 cover also fits and is the official supersession part since back in the day.

Top: replacement H73 designed for B210 from July 1974 part, same as B210 | Bottom: original B110 design
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Emu-skin cover
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H59 cover includes magnetic seat belt holders
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Unlike the two other covers, this requires a bracket to bolt to the tunnel
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Used by late USA and late Excellent GB211 (1600)


Cable Routing

Front half is same for all 1200
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Rear half
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Ute - cable comes out the cab lower rear panel
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Warning Light

Dash-top Indicator Lamp

Some utes had a PARK BRAKE lamp on top of the dash that lit up when the handbrake was activated and IGN was ON.

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Light Switch

The light switch was added to the hand brake lever.



Parking Brake Lever

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 13 ... 13):

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When the parking brake is applied, the brake warning light will glow

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Dash-top Lamp (AUSTRALIA)

Cluster Gauge Lamp (USA/late JAPAN)

Dash Lamp (early JAPAN)

Part Numbers

  • 74965-H7300 BOOTS-HAND BRAKE [Large style]
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    • replaced: 74965-H1000 BOOT-HAND BRAKE B110 [small style]
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  • 74965-H1000 COVER ASSY-PARKING BRAKE LEVER B120 8910-
  • 74965-G1060 B120 7804-8910 [Brown]
  • 36011-89901 SWITCH-HAND BRAKE USA
    • Also fits B210 USA
    • Also fits B210 JAPAN from '75-4

Aftermarket Cable

  • 48-1/4" Overall Length, 2 Per Car
  • RAYBESTOS BC92888 $39.79
  • ACDELCO 18P154, 18033072 $48.79

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2005 bakkie with Bench Seat has the hand brake lever next to the door.
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