Kaiju - RoadsterWerx LS1 Powered Datsun Roadster Project
Its been quite a while since we posted anything of this magnitude about the
LS1 roadster build. This video chronicles some of the major milestones
since December 2012. This is a 1969 Datsun 311 with 2002 LS1/T56 and RX7
FD IRS on infinity wheels.
Datsun Roadster SR20DE S14 - Ride Along
I had the opportunity to ride along in this Datsun Roadster with a SR20DE
S14 motor in it. Great car, great power, great sound, great everything.
Listen to the tires chirp in each gear. :)
Datsun SPL 311 1600 (Fairlady)
By Miguel Caparros
In the early to mid 60's Datsun was the one on the move in the US market
while Toyota was still sleeping. Datsun was taking on the British car
industry head on as it recuperated from WWII. Datsun was one of the
companies that benefited from the leadership of W. Edwards Deming, Who was
chosen by Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) was the title held
by General Douglas MacArthur during the Occupation of Japan following World
War II. I remember the first time I saw an SPL 311 and my reaction to it.
The quality of build seemed much better than the MG, Triumph or Alfa Romeo,
given the fact that much of the technology was under license from US and
Great Britain. As great as the quality of the mechanical aspects were
concerned, the quality of the interior vinyl and plastics left much to be
desire. In spite of that they slowly chipped away at the established
manufacturers with a product of superior mechanical quality and value for
the money spent.
The SPL 311 line finished in 1970 with the Datsun 2000, A car that had to
be taken very seriously as a performance sports car. But it was the follow
up that put the final nail in the coffin of the British dominance, the
Driving impression of the Datsun 1600 from 1968. First thing I noticed was
the size of the car, it felt bigger than an MG Midget but smaller than the
MGB. The controls and switch gear had a quality feel to it and the standard
Am Fm radio was completely integrated into the dash. Also well integrated
was the heating and ventilation levers and switches and they had a light
feel as opposed to some of the British cars that felt as if you were trying
to move a rail road track change lever with a tooth pick.
One stab of the gas pedal and a light pull of the choke and the car started
right up and the choke was not needed after a few seconds and the engine
settled to a smooth idle. The clutch was unusually light as was the shift
the lever. As I took off I could immediately sense that although the
steering was light it did not have the precision of the British rack and
pinion and the ride motion was both soft and choppy at the same time.
Getting on the power made me smile as the little 1600 had power equal to if
not better than the 1800 in the MGB. But it was the great feel of the
gearbox that got my attention. Both precise in movement and light in feel.
Taking it through my favorite set of twisties in Coral Gables It felt good
but not as well planted as an MGB or my own Alfa. But there was no question
in my mind that Datsun had a winner here, specially when you take into
consideration the price.
1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster Red NSmyr120812
This is an outstanding example of what Datsun (Nissan) was doing right in
the American car market! It certainly had the features of the British
sports cars, with the addition of great styling and great reliability!
Soon the 240Z would be zooming around..a great competitor for the sports
car market! The engine was four cylinders, overhead cam, 5 main bearings
and solid lifters, and a five speed manual transmission.
Datsun sp311 Fairlady Roadster project
1968 Datsun Fairlady Roadster from Al's Estate. It's a neat little car I
plan to get going. ( in my spare time of course ) It needs some light
restoration, sorting, and reassembly. Today I spent an hour test buffing
the passenger side to see how the old paint shines. This is also a camera
test video. New camera has some sort of glitch. Sorry about the twitches.
Still working on a resolution.
1967 1/2 DATSUN ROADSTER 1600 RESTORATION PHOTOS
Photos of the restoration process and progress of a 1967 1/2 Datsun
Roadster. I will be updating this video every now and then until
finished.....this is still in the mach up stage so many parts still need to
be chromed, cad plated, painted, etc.
350Z / G35 VQ35 Oil catch can / PCV Valve Fitting and Delete Kit for oil consumption problem
VQ35 motors PCV system have been found to suck oil into intake
manifold. When engine is modified to make more power the increased
crankcase pressure allows the possibility of more oil getting into intake
manifold. Oil sucked into intake manifold will get into combustion chamber
causing fuel dilution, increased compression which will increase knock
This kit is designed to remove PCV valve, add a breather to right valve
cover and cap the port to the intake manifold. A very simple crankcase
breather for your N/A built VQ35. This kit will help relieve built up crank
case pressure from lightly modified VQ35 motors. Also removing the
possibility of oil getting into intake manifold from PCV valve.
The kit comes with one PI adapter fitting, one -8 straight push lock
fitting, one K&N crankcase vent filter and one vacuum cap for the intake
Remove the PCV valve and hose to intake manifold, cap port to intake
manifold. Remove the o-ring from the PCV valve and transfer to the PI
fitting. Carefully screw breather assembly into valve cover port. When
installing fitting into valve cover due note threads are very fine and
easily cross thread able into valve cover. Valve covers are plastic and
fitting should be tighten by hand with low amount of torque.
PCV valve's are controlled vacuum leaks for engines. The removal of PCV
valve will change the idle speed of the engine and the air fuel ratio.
Suggested to perform ECU idle air volume relearning and have tuning of ECU
checked. Fitting is for off road use and may not be legal in your state.