There have been a number of people replying to the 150Y page. Here is a selection of their comments.
- You've got one of the only 120y pages on the net, good on ya!
I also have a 120y coupe. Is it worth getting an A15? because I've still
got the A12 in my car. Is the increase in power only marginal or
phenomenal? I noticed the speedo in your picture going past 160, so
imagine how fast it would go with a five speed!
There is a reasonable increase in power. If your A12 is strong probably don't bother unless you really want to spend the money. Definately don't rebuild a tired A12, buy yourself an A15 ;)
- Your 120y is cool, And your site contains a lot of useful
Thanks, If everyone posted their own life experience on the web then the wealth of information would be enormous...
- Your 120y page is the best, The 120y Rules. I have a 4 door
coupe, and I've done a complete engine rebuild, with a re-bore, had a
resprak 2 weeks ago, put in a cd player, amp and 10" sub, and cut a hole
in the roof and put in a sunroof. I'm getting plates with rego WHY 120
.Your 120y looks pretty good, have you had it re-sprayed??
A cool site, congratulations.
Nah the 120y was never resprayed but there is the photo on the main page where it did look like it had. Trick photography. In fact the 120y was and is still very badly dented and rusted.
- Very good 150y? info. I have a 1981 Sunny which I have had
for 7 years now. Mods include:
2)fully balanced(thank goodness for friends)
4)sicko cam 298 thou lift. Dosent sound much but works really well
5)twin carbies complete with ram tubes, they sound great(took a long time to tune but got there in the end)
6)match-ported and polished inlet and exhuast manifolds
7)extracters and full 2 inch exhaust system
8)lowered 1 inch, new springs, schocks, sway bar and all new bushes
9)same rims as your car
Theses A series engines are great Ive had a lot of fun messing around with the car. The engine pulls all the way to 8000rpm. Throttle jammed open one day on a gear change I believe engine hit about 9500rpm before I turned it off, but no valve bounce. Just goes to show how strong these engines are. Anyway keep up the good site..............See ya
Note - I once match ported a manifold and I believe it is an underated activity. Do it.
- I live in Australia, Victoria and I own a 120y with a fully
worked A12 motor i need one more part an electroinc ignition. Thanks to
your information i know what to look for.
I hope it's worked out for ya, I never ended up trying it
- Found your site via Datsun links. Loved the 150Y! - Performed
similar surgery on my beloved '74 sedan - perfect for hillclimbing and
embarassing "sports cars"
If there is one thing I like about a 120Y it's that it is the underdog. Much ridiculed and teased (sometimes for good reason) it makes the ultimate humiliation for those in "traditional" sproty cars. A number of Falcons, Commodores and a very upset Celica have all fallen prey to the 150Y ;)
- Just wondering...um..I was actually interested in a few
things that you had done to the Datsun as we have just bought one...then
I get to the good bits where we use an angle grinder to lower the springs
rather than installing reset ones...like I said, I was just
wondering....have you ever seen the effects of a chopped spring that
fails at high speed? I have...Result:...2 dead friends and a really
stuffed Mazda rotary...Get hold of whoever has the car and tell them that
you made it a death trap and fix the problem! Oh..and burnouts don't make
you have a bigger dick either!
Well there's some passion. We can all however take note that yes, *any* modification in a car is done at your own risk and people can and do die because of it. Burnouts? Dick? nah, you must be doing it for the wrong reasons. I like the smell of burning rubber, the sound of an engine screaming under load and the appreciation of the crowd who also enjoy the same thing ;)
- I'm 13 years old and i've got a 120y coupe no rust mags
sports steering hot dog and 2 and a half inch exhaust all done by my
At 13 years old they'd stopped making 120Ys before you were born. I guess you'd consider them a "classic" then...
- instead of mucking around with the stanza discs, springs
etc,(too much unnecary toil for my liking) I fit a remote brake booster
to my 120Y. much quicker, better results, and you can still fit some hard
springs if you feel so inclined. (one of the earlier BMW's had a booster
that fits quite nicely. Any thought's on raising my diff ratio for the
If anything I'd like a higher ratio diff to compensate for the 14" wheels. Anything more than around 120kph is just going to get you into trouble. However how fast you get there isn't...
In reference to the brakes the main reason for the stanza conversion is the suspension improvement; the brakes come as a bonus. Note also that later model 120Ys had boosters anyway - what makes a good brake is more pad area, not how easy it is to press the pedal...