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    Hi all

    I recently bought my first project car - a 1973 Datsun 1200 Deluxe sedan. I had been looking into getting a car with an A series Nissan/Datsun engine and this one ticked the majority of the boxes I was looking for in a project car.
    Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to who can supply a complete 32/36 Weber carb for a Datsun A12 engine (may need adaptor plates, intake manifold and gaskets in order to fit on my vehicle - previous owner stated that there is currently some weird Chinese carb on the engine at the moment and I can't see any markings on it to indicate a model or brand). I don't have to go with a 32/36 necessarily but it has been listed as one of the best carbs to use for good fuel consumption and power delivery on the A12 engine (as per the Datsun 1200 Wiki website).

    A carb specialist in Durban would be preferred but I don't mind trying to get one shipped from elsewhere.

    Feel free to let me know of any other carbs which may work well for this application.

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    http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediaw...Specifications
    Here you will find all the info if you go the Hitachi carb route.
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    I somehow recall that they had twin SU's on them.

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    The GX came with the twin SU
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediaw...Specifications
    Here you will find all the info if you go the Hitachi carb route.
    That’s a great resource

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    The GX came with the twin SU
    Mine didn't for whatever reason Definitely not twins on this 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimBru14 View Post
    Mine didn't for whatever reason Definitely not twins on this 1.
    Do you have the Delux or the GX?

    SUs only on GX.
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    Why not just fit a carb from a Nissan 1400 bakkie?
    They are dirt cheap and should be a direct fitment
    Example https://www.startmycar.co.za/product...12647596097609


    Here is another thread that may help.... all the A series motors 1200 to 1500 are almost identical in ancillaries

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...or-Nissan-1400

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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    This was the first car I bought in 1982 - a 1974 model.
    Ran well, easy to work on.

    The Deluxe model definitely had single carbs, the GX model had the twins.

    Some pics please ?
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    The Citi Golf carb might actually be a better option.
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    I learnt to drive in 1990 (when I was 9) with a 1964 Datsun Bakkie. Still have it. Probably going to sell it in December. We have a 38 weber on it. One keel blanked of.

    Enjoy your project

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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Do you have the Delux or the GX?

    SUs only on GX.
    It's definitely the Deluxe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wooky View Post
    Why not just fit a carb from a Nissan 1400 bakkie?
    They are dirt cheap and should be a direct fitment
    Example https://www.startmycar.co.za/product...12647596097609


    Here is another thread that may help.... all the A series motors 1200 to 1500 are almost identical in ancillaries

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...or-Nissan-1400
    I looked at that but I also saw that people with the 1400 often forgo the stock carb and buy something bigger. Lots of people recommend the 32/36 Weber for this engine and the only place I could find one has it for a Ford 1.6L/2.0L so I'm not sure if I can get adaptors and whatnot to fit the A12.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    This was the first car I bought in 1982 - a 1974 model.
    Ran well, easy to work on.

    The Deluxe model definitely had single carbs, the GX model had the twins.

    Some pics please ?
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    If you really want the Weber then have a look at these guys.
    It will be an import but they actually ave a kit to fit the A series engines.

    http://redlineweber.com/carb-kits/auto/nissan/

    See the B210 / B310 kit #624

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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    The GX came with the twin SU-type Nikki carb's.
    I fixed that for you.
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    Mate of mine fitted a ported GX intake manifold with twin side draft Webers on adapter plates on his Deluxe.
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    Default Re: Datsun 1200 carbs

    SP Carbs here in Kempton Park profess to be Weber fitment specialists.
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