1972 Datsun 240Z Powered by a Skyline RB26DETT

Started on Aug. 17 by ww

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After 5.5 years on this project, I finally drove it home last friday and it made it's "public" debut at the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca!

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Aug 19, 2008 4:05 p.m.
Wow! You put an awesome power train in a beautiful car! How much is it putting to the ground?
Aug 20, 2008 10:53 p.m.
Thanks. Right now, while the motor is still being broken in, it's limited to just over 280 rwhp. Once the break-in is complete, I'll be tuning it for just under 500 rwhp. :D
Aug 21, 2008 1:15 a.m.
Here's a few "In Progress" shots: <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2139.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2140.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2132.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2130.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2167.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2136.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/IMG_2135.JPG"> <img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/dsc00005.jpg">
Jan 25, 2009 10:53 p.m.
<img src="http://www.kamikazeracing.org/rbz/RBZ-DynoSheet-1024x768.JPG">
Mar 11, 2009 8:19 p.m.
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) (Forum Supporter):
The perfect swap idea-YES, but your execution is simply top notch. Well Played.
Mar 12, 2009 12:51 p.m.
The car is looking great man! Bryce
Mar 12, 2009 7:05 p.m.
mad_machine (Forum Supporter):
squeaky clean.. has to be the ultimate Z sleeper
Mar 14, 2009 9:41 a.m.
looks awsome, but definate sleeper. Sure it would blow the doors off more than a few unsuspecting turds.
Jun 3, 2009 4:31 p.m.
I saw this car at Eurosunday a couple of months ago. Incredibly clean. Great job on the build!
Jul 29, 2009 8:44 p.m.
you'll need some good rubber to get power to ground...ultra light car...lots of hp = mo tire!
Oct 26, 2009 2:29 a.m.
Wow what a stunner....
Dec 12, 2010 6:10 p.m.
Very Nice!
Mar 12, 2011 3:44 p.m.
Nice Job! What a shame that engine model didn't come stock!
Apr 5, 2011 10:40 a.m.
N Sperlo:
Very nice. How did you mount it? I'm working on a 240sx RB20DET swap very slowly. She's up to the rims in mud now and that makes it hard to work on her. :-(
Dec 20, 2011 12:03 a.m.
N Sperlo, the motor and trans mounts were custom fabricated. All you need is a tape measure, some steel, a band saw, a welder and voila! ;)
Jul 17, 2012 12:48 p.m.
This is awesome dude, props for all the work you've done. Your car is inspiring, and I like the fact that it's the first model Z. I'm interested in building/restoring a 1977 280z myself, which I chose because of the 5-speed trans. Anyway, beautiful car and when I look at the pics I get inspired to work on mine, great job.
Nov 2, 2012 6:47 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum):
Wow, nice work!
Nov 2, 2012 7:09 p.m.
Apr 22, 2013 7:01 a.m.
Wow, you have FOUR coolers sharing the same airflow...Does it overheat on track?
Apr 22, 2013 7:44 p.m.
Nice! Always loved these beasts...

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