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#1516615 How to wire a KA, CA, SR, and VG into anything

Posted by Shaker on 12 September 2017 - 02:03 AM

Just wanted to say Thanks for the Fuse Box. It made wiring up the Sr into my 720 much easier. :)

#1516068 1985 LED headlights?

Posted by Shaker on 09 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

If you search the site you can find the High Beam. 

#1515992 1985 LED headlights?

Posted by Shaker on 09 September 2017 - 04:05 AM

I recently bought an 85 720 King Cab and did a google search for headlight replacements which brought up tons of HID, LED and stock replacements. I was thinking about going with LEDS but don't want to order the wrong ones. Has anyone switched to LEDS? Thanks for any info.



I`m going with these. Some think they are ugly but I guess I like ugly lol. Oh and sorry they are not a cheap option. 



#1515758 Old Topic with a twist

Posted by Shaker on 08 September 2017 - 04:45 AM

It can be done, I just got my SR fired up in my 81 720. But yes there is ALOT of work. The exhaust needs Fab work or a Different Front end. I`m swapping the front end or having one custom built since there are not any pre built performance suspension for the 720s and I`ll probably end up changing the rear end as well. With motor and Parts I`ve bought and stuff on Order I`m pushing 10K Canadian in Parts alone on top of that I had the body and Frame refurbished which puts me around 19K all in right now and I`m still expecting it to take another 10K to finish everything the way I want. 


Just know if you dive into this project it can very easily get carried away and make you want to toss in the towel, But F that I`m happy happy happy with my build. 


check out my build post 1981 Datsun SR720DET

#1515752 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 08 September 2017 - 03:44 AM

First start up of the SR finally happened. Sounded pretty good to me. Was a little worried because when we replaced the the Water Pump the old one had no fins left. 


See the Video here :)


#1499725 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 28 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

Well I got the truck home. The SR is in. Now to begin all the fun stuff. 


Here are a few pictures



#1497917 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 20 June 2017 - 06:30 AM

Hey Everyone,


Update is that the motor is going in over the next couple weeks. The wiring harness arrived as well. I`ll post some pictures once its in. 


Right now I`m looking at picking up an Intercooler and Pipe kit. 


See ya soon!

#1457465 1985 720 engine swap

Posted by Shaker on 31 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

I used the ISR ones your looking at

#1457461 Hid lights for 720

Posted by Shaker on 31 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

Check these out.


#1456324 1985 720 engine swap

Posted by Shaker on 28 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Little update - getting closer to final assembly and swap.
So picked up a Mishimoto rad last night - about a year old.
Also found an intercooler kit (off-brand) that I may use in the future.
The shocks I had linked earlier are now installed and working wonderfully - the existing front drivers side shock was useless and could be easily pushed in/out so glad I replaced them when I did.
Datzenmike - do you know if Icehouse is still active on here for those wiring boxes?

Enjoyed reading through your build. I ordered and Received one of those Wiring Boxes from Icehouse, Haven't Installed yet but looks and feels like good quality. He shipped it to New Brunswick
with no problems.

#1455830 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 26 January 2017 - 07:24 PM

A shop I`ve bought some parts from already suggested this combo



I haven't used a Vibrant since I was 16 with a Mazda Mx-3 V6 so any advice would be great. I`m sure why it says not
to use the Cat on a turbo engine hence part of the reason I`m asking.

#1455204 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 24 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

I`m always interested in clips haha.

As for the ECU I`m going to go with a Haltech Elite 1500 with the Wiring Specialties Harness and a RacePak digital
dash. 966 USD for the Harness about 1500 USD for the Haltech so that will have to wait for a at least 2 pays,
Lots of work prior to do anyway.

Currently before I drop this engine I`ve decided to change out the front suspension/Steering components for a
Mustang IFS. So the Craigslist, Kijiji Etc Search is on to find an old Mustang ii someone is selling on the cheap
because I plan on swapping the rear end for a ford 8.8 or 9" as well, Which brings me to a question -

Does anybody know the width (Track Width) of the rear axle on a 720 from inside to inside (Drum to Drum)? The
measurements I have is -

track/tread (front) 1310 51.6
track/tread (rear) 1350 53.1
length 4365 171.9
width 1610 63.4

Thats a sweet 510 you have I`ll have to sit down and read through your thread, Nice video though.

#1454798 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 23 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

@ paradime - Yeah I kept going back and forth on what SR I would go with. Google and I are well acquainted lol.
When I was talking to the Shop I bought my engine from he told me about the VVT in the newer SR's and warned me
about the harder overall swap and setup is, I think I will be quite pleased once I get this one in and Running. I`m
100% considering the wiring harness from Wiring Specialties but if I go that route I will upgrade the ECU and other
parts at the same time just so I can order the harness with prefab connections.

@Crytek89 - I was looking at the Borla site last night and was wondering how they sounded on a Nissan. Maybe you can
post a video before and after install to hear the difference.

Cheers & Thanks for the Input :)

#1454295 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 22 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

Well People, Here is an Update to the parts I`ve gathered together for the Build.

JDM Nissan SR20DET S13 Black Top Complete w/5 Speed Transmission
B&M 45088 - Manual Shifter Precision Sport Shifter
ARP SR20DET Flywheel Bolt Set
Complete Belt Set SR-S13
OEM Timing Chain Kit
Coolant Temp Sensor
OEM Clutch Master Cylinder Nissan 240sx 89-98
Genuine Nissan OEM Oil Filter 15208-53J0A x2
ISR Performance Adjustable Engine Mount Set
OEM Trans Mount
OEM Front Main Seal
OEM Rear Main Seal
Mishimoto Radiator Package w/Dual Fan
OEM 300zx Fuel Filter
OEM Water Pump SR20DET
Megan Racing Stainless Steel Downpipe 3"
Megan Racing Silver Pulleys
MagnaFuel FPR Kit
Megan Racing Turbine Outlet
Walbro 255 LPH Fuel Pump
Intercooler Hotpipe w/HKS BOV Flange
OEM Coolant Temp Sensor
Red Cam gears SR20
DNMTMSR20DETT T3W Turbo manifold SR20DET w/ T3/T4 flange 38mm eastegate flange
EXD06950B Stage 2 cerametallic clutch kit S13S14S15 w/ SR20
FDZ143221 Fidanza flywheel S13S14 w/ SR20
MMODP12125B mishimoto magnetic oil drain plug
NIS ClutchSlave clutch slave cylinder 240SX
YMGK009 gasket kit 91-99 SR20DET
Datsun Wiring Box

Will post pics when I get started working on the Project in April

#1448780 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 05 January 2017 - 05:57 PM