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1972 Datsun 240z. Supercharged Lt1 T56 Wilwood Ac More! on 2040-cars

Year:1972 Mileage:55000
Location:

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 This Datsun is not and was never intended to be built as a restoration project. This car was never intended to be built and brought back to stock formation. The whole idea of this car was to make a cool looking, cool sounding, fast street car that could be enjoyed in all driving conditions. Though the list of "negatives" are higher, be known its all smaller stuff. This car as is, right now, is a complete turn key car. The car doesn't leak, smoke, or make any weird noises from the motor or transmission. You turn the key, and it starts right up, idles fine on its own and will drive down the street. All the lights, blinkers, horn, gauges, wipers, radio and interior climate fan work as should. The motor pulls strong and the Transmission shifts smooth. The clutch grabs firm, yet easy to handle. The car brakes just fine and steers straight.

mods are as follow:

Suspension: Struts with coil-over sleeves. Poly bushings here and there (not complete set).

Drive-Line:

OBD2 Lt1 with T56 trans.
GM "hot cam" performance kit
electric water pump
big aluminum Rad with multi-speed fan.
Vortech V2 supercharger with Vortech Water to air Inter-cooler.
Crane digital ignition system with on the fly timing control dial.
300zx LSD diff and axles.

Brakes wheels:
Sparco lightweight 17" wheels
Wilwood stage 3 kit: floating rotors and 4 piston calipers on all 4 corners
5-lug conversion.

Please call with any serious questions, I will be happy to answer as much as possible!(704-756-2146) For reference, I did NOT build this car. An older gentleman did, and he has passed away. Therefore, I do NOT have every ounce of knowledge about this Datsun.

Video of a cold start can be seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-pLTpLzq4

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Datsun expands low-cost revival with new Mi-Do in Moscow [w/video]

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:01:00 EST

Those who were disappointed when Datsun changed its name to Nissan over three decades ago may have been pleased to see the marque revived last year, even as a budget brand. Nissan's counterpart to its ally Renault's Dacia budget brand, Datsun has been steadily expanding its lineup of low-cost transportation for developing markets with the debut of the Go hatchback in India, the Go+ minivan in Indonesia and the On-Do sedan in Russia. And now it has returned to Moscow to reveal its fourth model, the Mi-Do.
Based closely on the On-Do sedan (which itself is based on the Lada Granta) the Mi-Do takes on a five-door hatchback bodystyle but with no more frills. It uses the same front-drive chassis with the same wheelbase as the sedan, but its chopped tail makes it a good foot and a half shorter overall. Into that compact shape, Datsun has fitted dual airbags, ABS and... well, that's about it. It's got a 1.6-liter, eight-valve inline-four kicking out a grand total of 87 horsepower to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Bare bones, this is.
While delivery of the first On-Do sedans commences next month (with the first example going to an IT specialist in Omsk), the Mi-Do is set to begin delivery early next year. Scope out the video and press release below from the Mi-Do's reveal at the Moscow Motor Show.

Nissan IDx 'in the plan' for production, needs support from fans [w/poll]

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:30:00 EST

If there's a trend in the auto industry we can firmly get behind, it's the small, light and affordable rear-drive coupe. The positive critical reception to the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins has encouraged other manufacturers to look at building their own rear drivers, and even a few to show actual concept cars based on the idea. The Chevrolet Code 130R from 2012 and more recently, the Nissan IDx twins that were first shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show both come to mind, as does the brand-new Kia GT4 Stinger Concept.
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Subaru Legacy pitted against Roadkill project cars

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:04:00 EST

There's an evergreen debate among auto enthusiasts about whether they would prefer to have the latest and greatest car of today or a certified classic from yesteryear. What if you had to further define that, though, and the choice was between a brand new 2015 Subaru Legacy or a turbocharged Datsun 240Z with a hatch that wouldn't close? Roadkill aimed to find out that and more in one of its best videos to date.
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