Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:34 PM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:30 PM
Ahh Nissan got into bed with Austin Motors in the early '50's to build their cars in Japan from imported parts intending to slowly make them there. This gave them access to British design engines. Eventually they designed theit own but it typical Japanese style, improving on them. The J and A series are the decendents of an Austin design. Indeed the oil pressure sender is still used with a British Pipe Thread. Not sure if the Austin and the Morris were combined by '59 or even if they were but many of the British motor works did. If looking for an A series 5 speed you may have problems as they easily fit the MG cars and have been gobbled up.
I think an L series might open up your options or were you thinking a KA EFI engine?
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:34 PM
Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:12 PM
VoidTraveler, are you the guy that me and Draker were talking to next to the elcetric truck at Canby? If so then nice to see you here, can't wait to see those Oics.
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1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/
Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:34 AM
Love some Morris, gotta be even better with some Datsun bits
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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.
You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"
Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:53 AM
Talk about Old English...the frame of the early Datsun Roadsters (60's) looks like it came straight off of some old MG or Singer... with x-bracing, etc.
BTY...I remember back in 1960(I was eight) when my folks came home w/ a brand new Bug-eye Sprite from Richter Motors in South Gat, CA hahaha