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    Louisville, KY
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    1978 280Z , 1977 620 , 1972 521
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    Cars, guitar and in college for PC hardware engineering

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    1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster swap fun

    It's been a blast! This engine that was in it just leaked like crazy and the block was cracked and had been welded. All kinds of madness, but I have paperwork saying there was an engine swap some years ago. My roadster seems to be a later 67 so I think it would have came with an aluminum head?
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    1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster swap fun

    Just thought I'd post some project pics of the swap my buddy and I are doing on my 67 roadster. I paid $3000 for it and it's a late 67 (not half) that had an older engine swapped into it about 20 years ago, has a cast iron head???A buddy had an extra R16 in beautiful original shape with a later number and aluminum head laying around and gave it to me! Along with some clean stock side drafts and headers.
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    L28/L28E Engine Wanted!

    Time Left: 13 days and 4 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looking for a good L28 or L28ET block or whole engine. I have a 1978 280z that has bad piston rings. Looking for a decent shape engine.


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    L28 Burning Oil

    Well it was a machinist and I that worked on it and I polished the valves and put the new seals on. I did feel as though the new seals we're kind of "sketchy" as in some of thoughs little C clips just didn't feel as tight as they should. That would be a good place to start too.
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    L28 Burning Oil

    I need to do a leak down. I believe I was around 140psi except one cylinder was like 115psi
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    L28 Burning Oil

    I'll be sure to check that out, I adjusted the valves not too long ago but maybe it's that. And I only seem to ever see l24's and on eBay people want $1,000+ for a 100,000+ mile engine!?
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    L28 Burning Oil

    Just recently had my head rebuilt on my 1978 280z. Only down side is I'm at low compression across all cylinders and even lower on one than the others 😒. Does anyone have experience with an at home piston rings replacement? Would it be more worth it to just find a good used block/ whole engine? And is there anyone wanting to sell a l28 or l28e?
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    Stock U20 SU On R16?

    R16 manifold? Where I work we weld aluminum. How much would you want for it?
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    Stock U20 SU On R16?

    Sorry about that! It's a 1967 Roadster 1600 that originally came with the R16 and 4spd. The car was stripped though a long time ago and then barn kept for years. I recently bought it for cheap but as I said it's just a roller, was lucky and had a friend give me some stuff to help get it going again
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    Stock U20 SU On R16?

    So I have a U20 intake and SU carbs, actually in beautiful shape and I was given a R16 engine in great shape. I can obviously see that this U20 intake doesn't match up with the R16 head ports. Will these carbs work with a R16 intake; to where I could just buy proper intake? Or should I just try to sell/ trade these for carbs that will fit? Thanks guys!
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    280Z engine timing issue

    I'm sorry for posting this as I know it's been covered a bunch! I have some pictures here of the crank on TDC along with the cam. My question is, is my distributor pointing to the right spot? The rotor seems like it points a little before #1 and I was wanting a second opinion! Also the reason it all came apart is the notorious timing chain tensioner :) but I do have the timing chain tool now! So I had to take the chain and oil pump out and I followed FSM putting it back together. The car runs but not anything like it should!
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    Roadster KA24E Swap Trans questions

    I'm in the process of swapping a 95 truck KA24E engine and 5spd trans with it into my 67 roadster. I see that I'll need to make engine mounts also the tranny doesn't clear the trans tunnel and trans cross member, do people usually cut the top of the trans tunnel to fit the shifter etc.? Lastly I have a drive shaft from the truck and one for the roadster, it doesn't look like either will work without mod. What do people usually go with there? I have searched all over for build threads and such but haven't had much luck with this specific swap.
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    How much do drive your vintage Datsun???

    Between my 77 Datsun 620 and my 78 Datsun 280z they are driven every day typically. Probably 10k+ a year between them. Just got a 95 ford ranger to drive around when weather is bad though
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    Datsun 620 ultimate SS exhaust

    Sorry for late reply but the flange was made by me, I plasma cut it out of steel and then drill pressed the holes out.
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    Datsun 620 ultimate SS exhaust

    Mike, as working at an exhaust shop for 4 years I can agree with you on this. We are one of few shops who only do SS and bend manderal in house. We gurantee 3" manderal tubing for up to 600hp so it would depend on the numbers we are talking, but yes 2.5" should be enough for a 3.5L engine that's NA. Many engines up to 5L even use 2.5in tubing, really the displacement doesn't mean much as far as tubing size is concerned. Just HP and Torque. Or if turbo charged.

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