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Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 12 Nov 2017 18:53
by bertvorgon
Could you use/want some factory manuals, I think I have some in the Vorgon archives, rather you have them than they have another birthday in a box.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 12 Nov 2017 23:37
by powerbench
For sure Bert . I got a factory assembly manual when I bought the car ( wrong year , but right car) , but it has fallen apart when I left it in the car and forgot about it in when driving home from portland in a rain storm.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 13 Nov 2017 05:24
by bertvorgon
I will root through my stuff tomorrow at work, buried up stars somewhere. Keep you posted.

Car looks good, love the green! My first ride ever in a truly high power to weight ration was in Andy's 1200 with the Colt turbo charged motor in it. At the time (70's) likely made close to 300Hp, beyond scary ride.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 13 Nov 2017 10:32
by powerbench
Ya , when the A12 becomes boring , I will think about a CA18 DE conversion. I think they are around 145 hp , maybe some cams and a tune and bigger injectors I can squeeze 170. That should be more than enough to get me in trouble ( or maybe a Turbo , but i don't want an inter cooler hanging out the front a stuff)

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 14 Nov 2017 19:12
by bertvorgon
I donned my pith helmet and Blazo lantern today, descending into the Bert Vorgon Archives. After moving 72 boxes, finding things I did not know I had, I came upon the suspect box. Sure enough, right at the bottom, under an original Nissan Competition catalog, was the 1200 Factory Chassis and Body manual, in mint condition. Weird thing...I have three of them.Where or how I got them I have long forgotten.

One is yours, send me your address or where we could meet if you would like it.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 14 Nov 2017 21:41
by powerbench
Wow ,
Thanks,
I would love to just meet up with ya and shake your hand instead of just sending it . I would love to give ya something for it . A nice bottle of wine .....beer ...something?

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 15 Nov 2017 06:48
by bertvorgon
PM me your phone number and address, then we can key up a meet. I leave work at 2:30 most days or on a weekend.

If a six pack of Sleemans fell into my hands that would be more than great.

Rooting through the Archives is always fun, I could have saved Indiana Jones a lot of trouble as the Ark is in Aisle 2. How is it as humans we save so much STUFF?

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 18 Nov 2017 12:27
by powerbench
PM sent

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017 07:47
by bertvorgon
Thanks for the beer!

Powerbench has promised to have the car ready for next summer, so he has signed up for the 7th position on the starting grid for our drives.

That green should just "POP" in the sunlight, looks good.

The punch-up on 104th was gone when I got back there.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017 17:13
by powerbench
Thanks again Keith for the manual....I might need to be a bit further back on the start..69 hp can only hold up the whole field ...All the fun dust ups happen in Surrey

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017 20:08
by bertvorgon
More than welcome, glad it has gone to a good home.

69 HP is just fine, our drives are about MOMENTUM......so once we are up to speed...we just never slow.....so, that is why your are working on that great suspension...Brakes last me FOREVER...as I never use them. Why would you, they just slow you down.

I also have a ton of decals, which I have found can grab you another 50hp no problem. I remember back in the 60's when I put the Thrush muffler on my 58" Chevy and the Woody Woodpecker decal on my back window, I KNOW I picked up 50 HP.

Re: 71 1200 Project ( Picture intense)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017 20:52
by powerbench
Maybe I'll just get the valve cover chromed and and put a 4inch chrome tip on the exhaust ...