Archive for September 15th, 2009

Put a F20 in it.

September 15, 2009

One of the tidiest looking Datsun 510s (aka Bluebird) I’ve seen in a while.

1970 Datsun 510 (Bluebird). But wait, there's more...

The part I like most is lurking under the bonnet though:

is that... boooooBAAAA powar?!!?

Yup, ’tis 240 pee-esses (USDM) of Honda F20C in that there bay. Now that’s definitely different!

Follow the owner’s (xyzalvarez) build thread and commentary on the Japanese Nostalgic Car forums here »

Put a CA in it.

September 15, 2009

It seems with the expense of other options being quite high, a cheaper and beforehand overlooked option (generally because the FJ, SR, Rotary or equivalent’s potential power) is the CA18DE(T) . If you’re looking for bang for buck though, the CA is a fantastic option and has been used more and more in recent times. Many times that I’ve come across conversions recently, it’s been the candidate chosen for small Fords, with the lack lustre Pinto 2.0 SOHC conversion being avoided in favour of the Nissan 1.8 DOHC option.

It’s about time really. To prove how good an idea it is, I provide you with these few but fine examples;

Ford Capri (on RR)

Ford Capri (on RR)