Hey guys, Toyota Garage readers asked me to start a tread at JNC about my Datsun so they don’t have to go to Ratsun to follow the build: Her you are.
So i was looking for some cool j-tin for an long time, i was looking at 240z:s but they felt to mainstream, every carguy knows what a z looks like. I wanted something that screamed "japanes car" but still was pretty and overseamd by the masses... Something with that little extra(turbo ). And then this happened:
I bought my first Datsun, a -74 Datsun 160j sss.
I have always been a Toyota guy, but this time i wanted to try something different (yes i still have a ke35 corolla to ).
The car is running an turboed and supercharged Bmw m42 1.8l engine, equiped with MS.
Rims: Xxr 513:s.
Plans for the cold Finnish winter:
-I disassembled the engine for an overhaul: I ordered new conrods, bearings, timingchain and an cometic .120 MLS headgasket. Im playing with the thought of adding an methanol injection (somebody please talk me out of this )
-I really would need to add an LSD for better grip.
Hopefully you will enjoy this tread:
And some pics for the p*cwh*rs
(Sorry for the quality of the pics, the are mostly from the ad i found, I didn’t take the time to take pictures: i drove the shit out of here instead )