I'm a new member, my name is Mat and I live in Launnie, I have a 1971 1200 Ute currently on the road and slowly being restored. I love all things Datto and would be keen to meet anyone else in and around Launnie with same interests.
I keep seeing a few excellent looking Datsuns around Launnie and am always meaning to stop and say hello and check it out, hopefully this site will let me meet up with a few fellow Datsun enthusiasts?
My little blue ute is in a pretty raw shape, I've had it for two years and since then I've had a few things done to it - new 32/36 weber, new radiator, some front end bushes, custom made tarp, some electrical work, front shocks, head gasket seal, have bought a new set of front/back panels (not on yet though) and so on.
My goal is to get an L16 or A14 in there with twin SU's - new brakes - electronic ignition - new paint job - new wheels etc etc.. just the usual stuff, you know? and of course a great interior!
Yeah, hope to hear from any other Datto heads out there?
Hi Name is Paul and drive a WB one tonner, had few datsuns over the years. Recently bought my partner a 260Z and caught the bug, so bought myself one too. Mine is in bits so need to put it together but it came with spares. Would buy another 260Z if anyone knows where there is a gold/bronze coloured 260Z manual that was originally in launceston [many years ago].
my great aunt margie lived in a little cottage in battery point with three king charles spaniels and a huge rose garden. She bought her datsun in 1973 - I have a copy of the original certificate of registration of a motorvehicle. Make: Datsun 1200. Colour: red. Type: coupe. Amount paid for registration: 20 pounds, 12 shillings. For 27 years the datto drove margie and the spaniels between her house and the supermarket and thats about it. The car was in mint condition, hardly any miles on her when my folks bought her for me to learn to drive, about 12 years ago now. When I didn't pass my test, my brother inherited the datto and eventually drove her to Qld where she lived for a while.
Now back in tas, my little red (orange I rekon) 1200 coupe is one of my best friends. She takes a long time getting started on cold mornings, she's easily overheated in summer, she doesn't like traffic jams or driving slowly and loves open windy roads. So we have lots in common. She is much loved but in truth she could have been better cared for. She's always there when I need her so sometimes gets taken for granted a little. I've recently been inspired to listen to her more and learn how to look after her better.
Its fun to read everyones datto love stories. I know quite a few datto owners around the place... all fantastic people!!
p.s. ive an ad up in wanted for a flywheel! please reply if you can help