Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

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Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby nzdatman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:24 pm

Not sure if this has been posted here already but saw this on datsun1200.com, worth a read. Cool car.
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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby Bartman » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:51 pm

Isn't that kitch's old car?
Bit rich to say it needed a full rebuild...........
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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby dattoboy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:26 am

Yea it is Kitch's old car. Probably the journalist changing the word upgrade to "full rebuild".

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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby braasmonkey » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:14 am

Didn't Greg Murphy just use Kitch's old 1200 shell? Was under the impression that he had a SSS with a bad body, and put all the parts/interior he had into rebuilding and the shell.

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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby mint16 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:39 am

Bartman wrote:Isn't that kitch's old car?
Bit rich to say it needed a full rebuild...........


Remember that time I met Greg Murphy?
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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby nzdatman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:01 pm

he didn't exactly say it needed a full rebuilt, said it wasn't quite as good a condition as it was supposed to be. a cars condition is a pretty subjective thing as he's obviously driven a few nice cars in his time so would probably have pretty high expectations

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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby Bartman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:41 pm

I both got a good look at Kitch's old 1200 and had a drive of it.
It was as good as you'll find.
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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby blitzballa » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:39 pm

I have also seen this thing in the flesh and I thought if my car turned out half as good as that after my full rebuild I'd be pretty stoked. I think you are right when you say it is probably just because the man pretty much gets a brand new car to drive every time he races and is just used to a really high standard. 13k doesn't seem bad at all either. My mate sold his rough running (but still tidy) 1200 coupe for just over 10k. I guess inflation over 30 years can make it seem a lot more when he had one for $2900.

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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby blitzballa » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:40 pm

Was the A12 in this turbo charged previously? I seem to remember it having an SU carb setup from a Jag?

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Re: Article by Greg Murphy on his 1200

Postby dattoboy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:58 pm

blitzballa wrote:Was the A12 in this turbo charged previously? I seem to remember it having an SU carb setup from a Jag?


Your thinking of my old 1200 that I did a draw through setup on and sold to Aaron (my1200) who rebuilt the whole car.


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