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This weekend we bought a 69 2000. At the time we contacted the seller, it looked like a standard 2000. However, the seller was told the car looked like it had solex carbs on it and would pay more than the number the seller and I agreed on. By the end of the night the car went from 1500 (asking price) to... well... more.... a fair amount more. I recall reading that the 67.5 2000 came with factory installed solex and an upgraded cam. Was the only way to get the solex in 69 with the competition package? Would that mean it also cam with the upgraded cam?

Honestly, the car has a lot more cancer on it than we thought (never pick up a car at night or negotiate against a phantom buyer in Georgia...). We are debating if we want to do a body swap, part it out, or try and do a restore on it an sell it. Generally, are 69 solex cars more desirable than regular 2000's, a lot more? Is there a vin directory that can help us determine if this had the competition package or was bolted on later? Would that impact the value of the car?[/size]

Thanks in Advance!

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At any time in the last 45 years, solex-mikuni carburetors may have been fitted. Cam might still be the standard one.

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The complete 2 liter upgrade package was available through the NISMO catalog.  It was required that these parts be available over the parts counter in order to make the upgraded 2 liter roadster legal for competition.  The upgrade thus could be a factory competition equipped unit [probably not unless you have a racing history tied to the VIN] or an equally true basic unit retrofitted with the OTC competition parts kit [all necessary parts were conveniently listed together in the NISMO catalogs].  Solex carbs could be fitted to the basic engine, however the upgraded camshaft was needed to hit the 150 HP level.  Well built and "blueprinted" engines were rumored to hit 165 HP but Nissan never admitted that or they might have had to compete in a higher category.

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That is very interesting. 

 

I checked the oil pan last night, it looks like the stock one. I was also not able to find a cam stamp to verify it was a "B" cam. Do you know if the options could be purchased seperatly, or was it a "competition package" that was all or nothing? I'm just trying to figure out how many upgrades this car would have.

 

Thanks Again,

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The upgrade parts were listed separately in the NISMO catalog with the note that the competition cam had tobe installed to get full power.

"The U20 44mm Mikuni/Solex induction system was a production line option for the Datsun 2000 roadster through 1970.  However. it was only available in the US market on 2000's imported proir to January, 1968.  Kit included 44mmcarbs, intake manifold, insulators. linkage, gaskets, hoses and choke cable. Main 135 / Air 140 / Pilot 55 / Choke 34mm.  To produce the advertised 150 HP, the Solex camshaft (13001-25500) must also be installed.  If used on street driven roadsters it is recommended that an aftermarker air filter be installed.  The OE air filter assembly (16500-25501) is no longer produced.

 

99996-C1040     U20 Induction Kit

99996-S1144     Mikuni Carb Rebuild Kit "

 

Direct Quote from the 1997 Nismo Catalog.  Note that by 1997 Nissan admitted to 150 HP.

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Also available was a competition Oil Pan that increased capacity to 7.5 Quarts.  Static baffling and windage tray were built in  A Special Pan Gasket with improved sealing and reusability was also available.  The competition Oil Pan  "It should be installed on any1600/2000 roadster used in high performance or competition driving."

 

11110-25500     Oil Pan

99996-C1135     Special Pan Gasket

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Somewhere in the world there is a Mom and Pop shop [or a recalcitrant Datsun dealer who refuses to put up a Nissan sign] with these parts on a dusty shelf!

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