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1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster swap fun

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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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Early 65--66 Datsun 1600 Roadster's had a 3-main R-16 engine with the cast iron head-- so it may have been original to your car (you can see if the engine block number matches you data plate on the cowl).

 

1600 Roadsters are a blast-- go out and drive the wheels off of that thing!

 

Michael

 

 

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1 hour ago, spriso said:

Early 65--66 Datsun 1600 Roadster's had a 3-main R-16 engine with the cast iron head-- so it may have been original to your car (you can see if the engine block number matches you data plate on the cowl).

 

1600 Roadsters are a blast-- go out and drive the wheels off of that thing!

 

Michael

 

 

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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