Having decided to purchase a 1275 motor and Datsun B210 gearbox from Bill Perry at Rivergate Restorations we worked hard the week of July 4 to remove the 948 and to get ready for the 1275. We also did some interior and electrical work under the dash fascia. By the end of the week, we were ready for a new engine and gearbox.
Disconnected wiring harness to the bonnet lights. Electrician’s tape on two exposed connectors.
Remove passenger side catch brace
Remove two back hinge screws on each side of bonnet
Remove driver side catch brace
Remove two front hinge screws on each side of bonnet
Lift bonnet off car from the sides
Remove front bumper
Remove heater duct
Jacked-up car and placed on 4 stands
Removed front wheels
Removed radiator – 4 bolts – loosen hoses
Disconnected heater hoses
Disconnected coil connection
Removed copper heater pipe to get to intake manifold bolts
Removed throttle cable from throttle shaft (rear)
Removed choke cable from two arms at carbs (front)
Drained transmission fluid
Removed motor ground cable
Removed exhaust pipe bracket from rear of engine plate
Disconnect fuel line from carbs
Removed the vacuum line connected at front carb
Removed carbs in masse from the intake manifold
Removed exhaust pipe and muffler in one piece
Disconnect fuel lines to/from the fuel pump
Removed generator and fan belt
Disconnect speedometer cable from transmission
Disconnect starter motor battery cable
Disconnect red wire to distributor from the coil (wentworth)
Disconnect oil pressure line from block
Disconnected water temperature sending unit from block
Disconnect driveshaft at rear – four bolts – order new ones
Transmission: remove shift lever cover – 4 screws
Remove shift lever – lubricate on reinstall – 7/16” bolt n side first, then three 7/16” on top.
Remove two large bolts on side of transmission tunnel
Remove two large bolts underneath the car securing transmission mount
Disconnect front motor mounts: Remove three bolt on driver side engine mount
Remove two nuts on passenger side rubber motor mount, also removed one 9/16” nut on rubber motor mount
Used “Peeler” aerosol paint remover on the radiator and the heater box. Worked great.
Removed heater assembly – Four large phillips head screws and then slide off to the right.
Disconnect heater valve cable.
Remove heater blower – black ground wire with blue tip and circle clip to body. Black wire to green with red stripe.
The choke cable is fastened to one of the heater body clamps with a plastic tie on the right side of the heater
Painted heater box with rustoleum primer and black gloss paint.
Removed fascia – 3 7/16” bolts, one on each corner, one in the middle; plus two phillips head screws to two support bracket.
Disconnect tach and speedo cables
Disconnect white plastic clamps on left wall holding the water temp. sending unit – one clamp is shared with the battery ground cable.
Disconnect the oil pressure pipe at the joint so that it can be pulled through the dash rubber seal along with the water temp unit
Disconnect the starter cable from the solenoid
Remove wiper motor – 3 nuts in footwell, and four nuts to remove wiper cable.
Disconnect the two wiper boxes by loosening two screws on each which then permits removal of the wiper cable
Wiper motor electrical connections: green wire on top, Blue below it and Black to the side
We rented an engine hoist and removed the 948 and gearbox.