SyCK Posted February 9, 2011 Report Share Posted February 9, 2011 Well after 4 years with the GS300 I grew bored of it and decided that I wanted something fun to drive for a daily again. So I promptly listed it around on a few forums and started looking for something. I wasn’t sure what I wanted at that point and was initially looking for a swapped SC300 or a well taken care of and modified 240. I later came across a thread somewhere with some bad ass OG Japanese rides and I then got hooked in the idea of owning one. At one point had a trade worked out for a 72’ Celica coupe in Kentucky but with bad timing and bad weather it didn’t end up working out before the guy had a cash offer for it. After a bit more looking around I happened upon this 1971 4dr from Cali that, in looks, reminded me of the Datsun my parents had when I was growing up. So I contacted the owner and worked out a good deal, put a deposit down on it and had it on the way here a couple weeks later. It finally showed up mid last week and man… this thing smaller than I remember! Being 6’2” 230 it’s a bitch to get in and out of but once you get seated there is plenty of room and it’s actually comfy. Driving it is a blast and the handling it has is way better than I had expected. It’s also a bit faster than I thought it was going to be and once the VVL kicks in the thing just screams. The crap tune it has is on it is rich as hell but it runs great, I haven’t had a chance to find a place to weight it yet but the guy said it was right around 2000lbs. With some cams, lightweight flywheel and a good tune this thing will be a beast. Body and panel wise it is very solid, some surface rust here and there but nothing bad. The interior is pretty much stripped aside from the carpet and door panels so driving in the rain is going to be LOUD! Motor and go stuff S14 SR20DE block with SR20VE NEO VVL head (11:1) R&D Factory high capacity oil pan Custom Danstoy intake manifold, AE111 ITB’s and T3 velocity stacks One off DGR equal length stainless 4-1 header Custom DGR aluminum radiator with 12" electric fan RCI aluminum overflow tank LS1 coilpacks 2.5" exhaust with stainless Magnaflow muffler S14 5spd with short shifter Modified S14 driveshaft 4:38 JDM Subaru LSD RCI aluminum 10 gallon fuel cell with walbro pump Electronics Haltech E6X EMS Custom S14 wiring harness Greddy oil pressure and water temp gauge Pivot 80mm tachometer Suspension MADDAT engine mount kit with 1" front swaybar MADDAT steering box brace S14 Meagan front coilovers on 280Z spindles Techno Toy rear coilovers Techno Toy RCA’s Techno Toy Camber plates Techno Toy tension control rods Cusco strut bar 280Z front disk brakes Interior Recaro SRD seats with schroth harnesses Nardi Deep corn 350mm wheel, ACR (Japan) Steering wheel adaptor and Works Bell quick release hub New carpet Odyssey battery/bracket relocated behind passenger seat I had a couple friends take some pics of it for me Saturday. We were only able to hit 2 spots that day so we’re going to shoot some more soon. Couple of edited pics 1 Quote Link to comment
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