me new car

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by chidge, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. chidge

    chidge New Member

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    Model: Datsun 120Y 1.8 Turbo
    Year: 1979
    Mileage: 87k
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    1978 Datsun 120Y (B210 series) 2 door saloon.
    Paint: Dark silver, satin black window frame & pillar.
    Rims. refurbished 6 x 14" Appliance alloys, circa 1976 with 175x60r14 rubber
    Engine & gearbox 1984 Silvia 1.8 turbo (CA18ET) with Silvia fluid-filled mounts, fuel piping (under car), coil, harness, airflowmeter, ECU etc. Modified actuator to get 14psi boost, piston dump valve.
    Silvia radiator with Cherry fan switch installed by radiator specialist
    modified crossmember to go behind of sump instead of original 120Y in front of sump design
    custom one-piece propshaft made from 280ZX front and 180B rear.
    modified front panel to take larger rad
    modified transmission tunnel, gearstick hole is further back than standard.
    Electric fan and cowling from Silvia 2 litre.
    Battery relocated to boot area for better weight distribution and more room for rad
    Exhaust. 2.25 inch stainless powerflow system with 2 silencers.
    Fuel pump '84 300ZX, installed into original 120Y fuel tank.
    Standard rear axle with 3.7:1 diff from 1981 Sunny installed.
    Clutch master cylinder (standard 120Y has cable clutch) Datsun 180B 810
    K&N cone airfilter
    Shortened Silvia gearlever modified to accept 120Y gearknob.
    Strut brace home made
    Front struts, and brakes from Datsun 280ZX. 2 1/4 inch coil conversion, adjustable platforms.
    Front antiroll bar upgraded from standard 18mm to 22mm from 180B 810 (reshaped) w/custom clamps
    Urethene Tie rod and antiroll bar bushes
    Increased camber and caster by slotting the strut tower holes, and grinding the edges of the top mount.
    Rear springs de-cambered (lowered) 3 inches by spring specialist
    Momo steering wheel with 120Y boss.
    Rev counter from 120Y coupe
    Late Silvia S12 seats.
    need to get bit more boost and sort the diff but its not bad will swap 4 a ae86 though ha ha:nod:

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  2. fudi

    fudi More Doors 4 whores

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    i just looked at this on retro rides looks lovely
     
  3. Ed

    Ed Anti-Dibs

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    A definate contender for "coolest car on driftworks" award :eek: :nod:
     
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    omg that is sex!!!!!!!! looks so similar to the old school skylines
     
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    That is badass!! How much was it if you dont mind me askin??
     
  6. chidge

    chidge New Member

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    well i swapped it 4 my rusty saff cosworth so i gess it ows me more that it should. ha ha lol coolest car on here!! im not sure about that but thank u
     
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    Wow, that is in fantastic condition and a real beauty, in an old skool jap way anyway.
     
  8. chidge

    chidge New Member

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    need a s13 turbo and cooler wheels if anyone can help
     
  9. Hexham-Scotty

    Hexham-Scotty skylinepart.com

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    That is mint, I thought they would have all rotted and been scrapped by now.
     
  10. Boo_kong

    Boo_kong aka boo_kong

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    they look a lil like the old 1967 mustang fast back..
     
  11. Mike@TDSW

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    You're like a retro god:worthy:

    Get Giff on diff duty and lets go do some midnight club haha.
     
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    Why on earth would you want to swap that for a corolla?
     
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    chidge New Member

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    thanks mike@tdsw i am like a god i gess. ae86s are cool. though i am happy with the datsun at the mo
     
  14. Zarik00

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    So cool car looks like old skyline, and super condition.
     
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    i know jon who used to own the car, its a goodun.
    i should have another 1 of these in my workshop within a month or so, for a cage and maybe rx7 turbo lump being installed.
     
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    I love the old Datsuns, still one my list to buy one of them lol
     
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    so if u want a cage i can do 2 at the same time.
     
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    u would be hard pushed to find one lol, apparently there is only summin like 10 left on the uk roads. the one comin in for cage etc was an absolute box of rust, most panels needed replacing.
     
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    Not the 120Y per say, 510, 270 lol i love loads of them :worthy:
     
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    Its my old car................ It does go sideways but its not going to win any drift track events......itwas not designed for drifting.

    We can build one of these cars for about 4k.....If anyone wants one. Although theres always a wait until we can find a chassis. They do turn up now and again
     

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