Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by B17A, Jul 7, 2003.
I'd like an early (72-73) Datsun 240 in black with some Panasports on it.
The are so cool but fixing up any classic car correctly takes money
stick a smallblock chevy in it and I like em just fine
SBC > *.engine for them
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My first car was a fully restored 1971 Datsun 240Z.
That includes your ignorance as well.
Adding a SBC not only improves power to weight but it dramatically improves the handling of the 240Z. The SBC when installed sits lower and closer to the firewall creating a more favorable weight distribution. All and all swapping a SBC in place of a 2.8 swap makes more sense money and performance wise.
When you own one come voice your opinion.
If you wannt fuck up a Z, atleast get a 280. Those are worthless and plentiful.
There are other real Nissan enthusiasts who can appreciate a 240 more than you and can definitely give it the love and care it deserves.
I already voiced my opinion.
Majority of real 240Z enthusiast pull the original 2.4 anyways.
Invalid and uneducated at that.
My next project car will be a SBCed 240z.
I will personally mail poster size pics to HisXLNC.
As much as i like the powertrain stock... sticking a big inch smallblock and tranny to match into a Z-Car is much more satisfying to me.
it just makes the car feel more real to me... I love how they look stock, but I dislike how they perform stock.
Get a 280.
Then get a 280 and small block it.
Leave the good Zs alone.
that really isn't true... atleast not from what i've seen...
if I were to do the swap, I'd only do it if the engine was screwed but the body was good... its a bit cheaper...
This guy spent major money turning a Z into a serious sports car. Everything from the engine and suspension work to the stiffening of the chassis. Great website to go through.
I'd still eventually do it anyway, but I'd atleast keep the stock shit around for later if I ever wanted to sell it or whatever
probably the only Z I'd drive...and I'd only drive one with a V8