Hello from Holland,
Today I bought this Datsun Silvia S110 from 1981 with only 30k-miles on the clock!! The planning is to upgrade the power-output by swapping the engine & gearbox. Also upgrade the suspension & brakes & differential.
Engine & gearbox:
The 1.8l-engine is now in with the BMW-M3-style gearbox.
I'd love to put in the FJ20ET-engine, because this engine is also from the 80's, but unfortunately the FJ20ET's aren't sold in Europe.
So my 2nd option is to buy a 200SX S14 with the SR20DET engine, and swap the engine and gearbox into my S110.
What are the diffilcuties by this swap? Does someone has experience with it?
The rear suspension is 4-link type, so not IRS.
What are the options with making this LSD? Or is it possible to make it IRS (independent?)
With the standard rear axle, what are upgrade spring & damper choices?
Front suspension & steering:
Is it possible to swap the complete front suspension with power steering from another Nissan?
What are the damper & spring options? are there coilovers available?
I'd like to know what parts from other Nissan's are interchangeable? Is the S110 based on a Skyline? 280Z?
So, that's been it for now, hopefully you can give me some advice:
For the last 5 years I was driving an Pulsar N14 GTI with (some) modifications 8)