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1963 320 No Engine or Trans, what are good swaps if any


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Have a 1963 320 pickup.  Pretty good body, great bed, all trim and bumpers there, no engine or trans.  Been sitting for a loooong time.

Since it has no drive train is there a good engine trans swap option for this year?  Something with an overdrive?  A swap that isn't a major reworking under the hood to make it fit?

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Am I better off looking for the original (E1I think?) setup?

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Selling it as is.

 

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Welcome.

 

Wondering if a single cam KA would fit in that engine bay. 

You may be able to find a runner E series though through the classifieds.

 

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I read some where that the J13 is a swap that would work?

My son in law is the one that know Datsuns.  His first car was a 510 that he still has (mostly autocross car now) after 20 years.

This was maybe going to be a project he would do to daily drive and get rid of the 80s Toyota pickup he has had for years.

 

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I agree Mike, an A-series would be a good option. 

 

The older motors are getting harder to find, but there are some guys swapping in newer motors into there J series 520's and 521's.

You might be able to find a runner. 

 

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If you put an A series in your 320 you need to use a 521 idler arm in the 320, the oil filter is in the way of the stock idler arm.

It is not in anyway a bolt in, you need to make engine/transmission mounts, but if it was easy everyone would do it.DSCF0018.thumb.JPG.177a4a863b4d78d9d2941159e085789f.JPG

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