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 Post subject: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:41 pm 

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Currently just gathering information on my options, need to make room in the garage before progress can begin.
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Currently running drums all round. Plans so far are a disk brake upgrade converting it to manual and a later L series engine.
Still early days but if anyone has any input now would be the time :)


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:31 pm 
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neat! is that light blue original colour?

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:47 pm 
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Love those stylish lines!
Got luck with bringing her back to life... :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:08 am 

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JNC wrote:
neat! is that light blue original colour?

Yeah original colour, 567 Delft Blue.


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:07 am 

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Nice find, looks pretty reasonable.

For the brakes, the rear drums didnt change over the next 3 models so no real point in changing them.

The fronts you want to get some 240/260c front stub axles with discs and calipers. As long as they are pre-75 they will bolt on. You want to make sure you get the sumitomo calipers, not the late 130-early 230 dunlop calipers as these are harder to get parts for. You will also need the steering s on the hubs.
You will have to search for balljoints in the front if you need them. I can put you onto a set in japan that are about 100 each. OR, you can get a set of 330 cedric front axles and hubs, then you can run the later 330/720 ball joints which are only 45 each. and available.

A bit of a handling upgrade that i have heard of, and seen done, is to swap in a 330 cedric front crossmember including all the steering and brakes. Its a bolt in.

The engine is a bit of an oddball. it has lots of differences to the later l24/26/28. The later motor is a bolt in however. There are some guys that race classics that might be keen on the motor.

Do you want to keep the auto? From memory, the auto pedal box has a spot for the clutch pedal. you can use a 230 one but i seem to remember it needs a bit of a butcher.

Do you want to keep the auto? If you convert to manual you will need the manual column parts from the handle all the way to the box. You can use D21 navara parts for most of it.
For the gearbox you might be lucky and find a 3 speed manual box to fit, or even luckier, find a unicorn and ask him where he keeps the 4 speed ones. I had one in NZ many years ago but its long gone now. never seen another one in the flesh.
You can use the d21 navara box. You will need a 5 speed L series bellhousing and put that onto the rear half of the navara box. You need to machine out the front of the bellhousing to fit the bigger bearing and gear, but if you can find a LD28 5 speed bellhousing it will bolt up with no mods.

good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:35 pm 

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It's amazing just how much the 410 / 411 design influenced this body design! [Or with is the opposite?] No, the body parts will not interchange, but the overapplearance appears to be there!

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:59 am 
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I love this!!!! The answer to the American cruiser.

Can't wait to see what you do with this DATG130 :mrgreen: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:13 am 

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Thanks Fraz for all that information that will make things heaps easier. Would I just use an earlier 240/260c booster aswell?
I was leaning towards a floor shift manual box and picked up one from a 240K locallyImage
But the shifter from my measurements sits right where the chassis Bracing in front of the seat runs. Haven't got serious about it yet but probably be able to box out around the shifter hole and mod the bench seat when it gets retrimmed.

Mike can definately see the 410/11 influence and the rear is just a bulkier version of the 510.

Datsun Style definitely a Japanese cruiser :) , Be almost intimidating if its paint code wasn't named after your grandmas fancy plates


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:21 am 

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That gearbox will bolt in and fit your current driveshaft.

BUT, it wont clear the seat. You can notch the crossmember thing inside the cabin slightly to clear, but even with a bent forward shifter it will hit the seat. My brother in law has one with a bench seat that is more like 2 adults and a child in the middle. It has a big notch where the shifter fits just.

Google stumpy skyline gearbox. They are the same as what you have except 120mm shoter. That combined with a bent shifter should give you just enough room, but you will have to get the front half of the driveshaft lengthened.
The front half out of the skyline might be the right length.

I think they came in L24 powered skylines


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:38 am 

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Thanks Fraz more great info. I'll have to keep an eye out for a stumpy box ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:24 pm 

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Probably not really worth an update, But picked up an engine fairly cheap! L26 from a Z
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Supposed to be a good runner back in 06 :P All the parts are coming together pretty quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 2300 G130 Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:56 am 

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Good stuff Mark,

Looks like its from a cedric already as it has a middle sump. I thought all the z motors had a rear sump. should go straight in!

Lots of internet mechanics say to ditch the flat top twin carbs you have there and fit the round tops as they are better, but you can still buy the overhaul kits for the hitachi flat tops you have and they are just as good. just a bit more fiddly to set up well.


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