Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

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Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:51 pm

Does any one know a retired Auto Electrican that can check out used Alternators and Starter motors in the Lower North Island for a fair cash deal?
I have been quoted a Hourly rate in Wellington of $90.00 an hour and two I have asked dont have bench testing available for Alternators anymore
The price of bushes and brushes @ $10.00 each is fair and apparently they are still available from a Distributor in Seaview Lower Hutt
Please advise me of anyone you may know of
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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:54 pm

Come on people , there must be someone out there who is a Tradesman old school or who knows a Auto Electrician able to assist a fellow Datsun man ?

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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by gingofthesouth » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:10 am

Forums are pretty much dead for this sort of chat.
You’ll have to sign up to Facebook and join the Classic Cars and Datsun pages.

Anyway,
Try this dude:
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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:24 pm

Contacted Peter Knapp the Auto sparky but two weeks later still waiting for him to front up
Not what you would call reliable

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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by b110sss » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:31 pm

The very best advice that I can give you is to contact Damon ( Datodevil ) and buy new items off him. They may not be genuine Nissan but at the end of the day I know which I would rather have and you may well find that there's not much in it pricewise.
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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:20 pm

Thanks for contact
The recondtioned units are well priced

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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:11 pm

Could someone confirm starter motors are 9 tooth for Datsun 1200 A12 series 1971 /1972 ?
Some are 8 tooth so will both work without damaging flywheel ?

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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by DATSN1200 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:56 pm

I have found out from local Auto Electrician in Lower Hutt that 8 & 9 tooth starter motors interchange
After waiting from club members with no response I found an old school tradesman who new the answers.
He also fully rebuilt both Starter motors and Alternators for Datsun 1200 A12 and had brand new parts in stock
He has the equipment to bench test which three other companies I asked could not perform inhouse
Guess its called patience and time to locate people today when things are just canned

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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by classicdat » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:51 pm

Good outcome in the end Joseph. Sorry there was no response from club members in your area, as Ginge said, FaceBook is the new Forum, tech info and build threads still live here, but updates are getting further apart. Just a sign of the times I guess.
Hope you are well, pleased yoiur log in is working again.
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Re: Datsun 1200 Alternators & Starter Motors

Post by gingofthesouth » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:08 am

I went to go get my alternator reconditioned last week Joseph. The guy said between $200-$300 would be the rough cost. He then called me back and said he could supply a brand new Hitachi alternator for $265 inc. Even better the local supplier in Lower Hutt had them in stock so I had my brand new unit an hour later.
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