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#1523850 SR20 NA header help

Posted by Shaker on 16 October 2017 - 07:16 AM

Custom Fabrication is what is needed. The thing about Swapping engines and Building cars is that bolt on's don't bolt on. Find a shop to make you what you need or buy something close then make it what you need yourself.  

#1522494 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 08 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

The gauges I just want new modern aftermarket ones as well a GPS Speedo. There's no reason other than I want to. The Boost, RPM and UEGO gauges need to bemounted somewhere to. 


What model Toyota and Year? I was thinking something like a custom Mustang II front end. I want Coilovers and Bigger brakes. Something that will be able to handle high speed corners.

#1522481 What did you do to your truck today?

Posted by Shaker on 08 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Wasn't Today but it was Recent :)


Started up the SR20DET in my 1981 Datsun 720 KC


#1522473 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 08 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

So this Winter's Parts Acquisition & Research List is -


To find out what front end to swap in or find a shop that can build me a custom IFS Front end. I would like something with a normal 5 Bolt pattern.


1 Piece Aluminum driveshaft


Gauges built into OEM Housing - Talked to the guys over at http://newvintageusa...igcommerce.com/and they seem willing to build something for me. 


FMIC Intercooler and universal piping kit


Radiator Hoses




Tonneau Cover


Seat Brackets from http://www.plantedte...river-left.html


Hydraulic Hand Brake http://www.asdmotors...l-back-e-brake/


Plus a whole bunch of other small parts but I`ll keep updating when I`ve acquired parts.



If you have any info on anything I`m looking for or suggestions in general, I`d love to hear.

#1522459 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 08 October 2017 - 05:02 PM




The SR20DET as it came shipped.



gWeaJ6t.jpg8XmrlOS.jpgSR20DET installed and Radiator is just mocked up


Wiring Specialties Harness


B&M Short Shifter



NRG Carbon Fiber Wing


#1521117 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 03 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

Well the Frost is here, So Winter is coming Which means its storage time.  Now to use the winter to gather parts and Research until Spring.



#1521009 1980 720 2WD (AZJones' Build Thread)

Posted by Shaker on 03 October 2017 - 04:36 AM

Looks awesome. My wishlist just grew lol


Does anyone know where to get a round grill and housings? Wife said birthday gift if I can find haha. Mine is an 1981 so no sheet metal change :)

#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 :)


#1501499 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Shaker on 07 July 2017 - 02:29 PM

Started putting in the Wiring Specialties Harness https://drive.google...mljRk5FTjg/view, Still have to do the underneath bits. So I bought one of those Slick Can Am boxes and my Harness was ordered with flying leads https://drive.google...GpBUXk0bFE/view,


Now here is where Wiring goes over my head. I understand I run power to the Can Am Box and Ground it, Then from there do I just put wires from the Flying Leads and Wherever else to the Can Am FP, ECCS and Run Slots? I feel like I should be Splicing somewhere too. 


Just FYI I`m keeping the Chassis Harness for Signals, Lights, Heater, Etc. Just confused and could use some input here. 


Also I installed my B&M Shifter.

#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. 

#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!