The export versions were SuperSix (I have a 2400 SuperSix), the SpecialSix was Japanese market and for tax reasons they had an L20 with twin carbs with a similar output to our bigger L's.
It appears a previous owner has fitted the 'datsun 2400 supersix' badges as i found the old 'datsun 2300' badges under the floor of the boot. the L23 i pulled out is a bit of an oddball. Its got the chrome nuts on the top of the rocker cover, unlike the later l24/26/38 etc. Also has a really nice alloy finned mid sump.
Oh and the balljoints, the only difference with the 230 (the partnumbers with P) is the metric thread of the bolts, otherwise they are interchangeable.
After a lot of investigation today it appears the lower ball joints from the 230 are only the same up to mid 1974. After that they change to a larger taper that was used through a wide range of nissans up to mid 80's on the 720 and 330 i think.
Go Baby Go wrote:
start with the local Nissan dealer- you'd be AMAZED at what they still have in the main whs....
Yea thats where i went in the end. A bit more expensive, but the old guy running the parts department actually knew which car i was talking about.
I have the last right side ball joint in australia coming from sydney and the last left hand joint in the nissan japan warehouse!
The other options are: A, Ream out the lower ball joint hole in the stub axle to fit the bigger ball joint, but it will take out too much strength for me to be happy with it.
or B, fit the later 230 or 330 stub axles, but that would require finding them complete with hubs and buying new ball joints all round.
I have also been on the hunt for a new front screen. I havent even had a sniff of anything yet. All the windscreen places i have asked have none in australia, and cant find any overseas! I might have to buy a parts car and hide it from the mrs! haha