Hey everyone! Well, for those who have seen it, I have recently purchased a 1970 Nissan Laurel coupe (KC30):
I now have the vehicle, which runs on the original G18. However, I can already tell the engine is overdue a rebuild. The vehicle originally had A/C, but the compressor is shot and would either require a rebuild (at who knows what cost due to it's age) or a modern replacement. As I've been finding out, getting suspension parts and engine parts are going to be difficult, the engine being the worst. And taking to the US, makes it even harder.
So, I'm facing a tough decision, because I really want and SR20DET drivetrain. But I would also like to keep the vehicle original, I can't have both. What makes the decision harder, is that today I found a 180sx that I can get the entire S13 SR20DET black top drivetrain (engine, trans, ECU, front suspension, crossmember, driveshaft, rear subframe, diff, halfshafts, brakes... all of it) for $700.
I think I've decided that I can't pass this up. Though original would be great, I would enjoy what I could make it much more. It would also be much easier and affordable for me to maintain it in the long run with the new engine and suspension.
So if you had this decision facing you, what would you choose?
Edited to mention that the posted HP was wrong, it's actually ~99hp.