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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:06 am 
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Hi everybody,

2020 marks the start of a new decade, and in this case the start of a new pandemic! Whilst we're all in lockdown I thought I would start this thread to see who is still here, and if they still own a Datsun. Unfortunately Ozdat is a lot quieter than it used to be but hopefully we can revive some interest.

I'll start off - I'm Alistair, and currently I still own my green 200B sedan, but also a rusty 200B SSS. I post in the spotted thread on here quite frequently but also occasionally in members' rides or the technical section. I still talk to RevHead0001 (Don), Dato200B (Callan) and travm182 (Travis) quite frequently.

So don't be shy - who else is still around or lurking?

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'80 200B GX - the green200b - hibernating indefinitiely
'81 RX-7 - 12A extend port, 4.375 LSD - daily (currently hibernating)
'74 RX-2 - 13B bridgeport, 4.444 LSD - cruiser (also hibernating)
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Green200B has forgotten more about 200Bs than we will ever know.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:27 pm 
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Nissanman here :thumbsup:
Still have a Datsun or two!
1965 Fairlady Sports - on classic registration.
1971 1600 4 door - on jackstands.
1972 1600 2 door - on a pallet.
1973 240Z - on a rotisserie.
2007 Maxima - on the road.

Might have to thin the herd soon, I'm getting too old to work on cars :roll: :roll: :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:46 pm 
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Still have the 180B SSS on rotisserie
1600 for the track, currently blown up.
Other 1600, still buried in the back of the shed. Might un-bury it next year so I can sit in it and ponder owning it for 40 years.
1500 Fairlady, complete but in need of restoration
1600 Fairlady, in pieces

Now own an MX5 and have become involved more heavily with motorsport administration via the MX5 club. Currently have CAMS Bronze Event Command qualification, so I can act as Clerk of Course at race meetings up to State level (not that I have any aspiration to volunteer at that level, so far only done Clerk of Course at motorkhanas for MX5 club and Sydney Datsun Club, plus a few track days).

Currently very slowly and carefully building up a new engine for the 1600, after trying to rush a rebuild late last year to get to Bathurst and managing to drop and crack a piston in my haste.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:59 pm 
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Im still here although not very frequently. I still have my Datsun 200B. Had it 16 years this year and its back where it all started, the garage at my mums. Although i was 14 then and lived there.
Still on the road and driving to. My dad currently has my 1980 Datsun wagon. Still on full reg and it’s original plates and driven occasionally. Previously Green200Bs car.

I still talk to Green200B very reguarly and im in contact with V6ECODRAGDRIFTdat

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78 200B
80 200B wagon
78 ZH Fairlane 500
86 ZL Fairlane ZLane
84 FJ60 Silver Series
91 Cressida Grande
87 420SEL
82 380SEL
82 380SEL AMG


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:36 pm 
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Im still here and check in daily and have finally started the restoration of my 1600 after owning it for the last 10 odd years and not driving it for 5 years thanks to the lockdown


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:31 am 
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Still here.
I never grew up.
Still spend 5-25 hrs a week in the garage chipping away.
I’ve been thinning out my Datsun for a few years.
Update the build thread every year or 2.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:29 pm 
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Still around and still have the Y. Its been off the road for almost 12 months having a turbo upgrade but should be back in action shortly. Still keep in contact with a lot of the old ozdat/1200.com guys mostly on Facebook these days but

Having a young family these days doesn't leave much tme for datsuning

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120Y 4DOOR SEDAN SR20DE WITH ITB'S :D

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My old 120Y 2DOOR SEDAN Z18TURBO :(

MY 120Y http://o/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9796


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:48 pm 
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I'm here too....regularly checking for updates, great to see the various questions, comments and updates!

Have had quite a few Datsuns through the shed, some have stayed, some moved on, however two key projects currently on the go....

First one being a four door 1600 with SR20DE getting very close to completion of the engine installation and the second one being my 510 2-door sedan that is currently painted and rolling but will get into reassembly, and an engine build (refreshing the L20B Turbo from my old 1600 drag car) for it, later in the year.

Actually, I'm off to the shed now to update to-do lists....! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:09 pm 
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I still have a poke around here every few days.
I actually pulled the cover off my 1600 last week, going to rego it. As soon as I get the new head back from the machine shop.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Always kinda wondered where everyone on here went, is that downunder datsuns on Facebook still a thing??
I’ve never had any social media

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:20 am 
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Yep still here

My blue 1600 is still being driven most weeks
My black one is gathering dust in the shed, one day I'll get to it

I would really love to get my hands on a 1200 or 620 ute though. Just don't want to pay overs for the ridiculous prices being asked of them. Other cars I have thought about restoring are an R31 Skyline or even a W1116 Merc with a transplanted RB30 engine but the ute will come first.

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1971 Datsun 1600
2019 Mazda 6 Touring Wagon
2009 Holden SV6 Sedan


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:28 pm 
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Location: Launceston Area, Tasmania
:oops: Long time lurker but I still hop on every now and then, just soaking up information

Working on my ford escort at the moment fixing some rust so can drive around for a while and then flog it

After that i have a sad little 1600 waiting for some love, It's pretty straight but has heaps of cancer :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 12:14 am 
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I am still logging in most weeks to read an update my thread.
I still have not found the correct 200B for my daily driver but I am looking reguarly.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:36 pm 
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BlackHart here still slowly working on putting an sr20det into the 180b sss


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:31 am 
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I still drop in occasionally.

I've still got my 1600 Coupe and a 1600 sedan


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