I've used oven cleaner to remove rattle can paint without damaging the paint underneath. Strip the bad stuff off and if you find ratty stock paint just build a rat. This is Ratsun after all. If it's nice paint underneath, that's just a bonus.
^^^ I have read your thread. It's part of the reason I originally dismissed the idea of swapping in the complete z20. lots of little issues to overcome.
If I swap the L head onto the Z20 short block, I basically have a bolt-in engine for my 510. Plus I already have all the parts. That's an added bonus.
Better yet, run it with the Z20E EFI stuff too. Super easy to wire up and will net better power/economy than a carb(s).
I thought about that but I would be putting it into a 71 510 so I'd need a Z transmission (just the engine is available) and I think oil pan mods and motor/ trans mount mods at least since the Z is at a different angle right?
I have tons of L series parts already so I wouldn't need to buy anything to build the hybrid. I do like the efi idea though...
Anyone know the hp numbers for a stock z20e from a 200sx? I certainly don't want to swap the L head into it just to make less power.