What up Ratsun! Been stalking these forums for awhile as a newb to the wonderful world of Datsun engineering. I have always been a muscle car guy with the motto "No replacement for displacement" I have built many cars like this and this yes thats a 4x4 ha and this Large displacement engines, are they fun to drive? hell yes! Can you go get anywhere with them? Not with all those smiles per gallon So I ended up buying this out of a local junkyard not really knowing what it was but I liked its face and it was about to be crushed for scrap. A whopping 150 bucks and she was on the trailer headed home. After a head gasket, conversion to 4 speed, and cleaning out all the ratsun inside the car from sitting, I had a driver. During the parts search for this thing, I was educated by a gentleman letting me know I picked just about the worst datsun in history and I would never get my money back that I put in. Oh well, guess I have a thing for odd cars so hello I'm DatsWeird.
As an engineer, the interchangeability of the platform is what sold me, being able to swap engines and transmissions from many years. and did i mention price? haha A 6x cylinder head on my pontiac cost more than I have total in this car right now. I am sold! Looking for a truck next so I will be posting all my project info and works on here, hoping to help somebody else like me that stalked this site regularly to get my project done. Cheers