Watch for the surprise at the end (!)...didn't get pulled though. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjpmkfdnNvI for the same engine with SU carbs...which is a 1983 F54 L28 w/P90 turbo head, 10:1 compression, 15lb flywheel.
The engines sound similar but the Webers have much more torque than the SUs, pull very hard in 1st and 2nd and easily to 7,000 in 3rd. I have a Centerforce 2 clutch now which make changing gears a tick slower compared to my earlier video however. The car is definitely faster through each gear with solid power to redline.
My 240z on the dyno at Z bash
BTW i have an update video with the 3.1L installed. Just search "240z 3.1L
Stroker (Beta Build)"
I put down a max of 130.5rwhp and torque at about 135ish. L24 tripple 44s
1972 Datsun 240Z run. (One last good time before I sold it)
Right before I sold it...
Clicking noise is a leak in the balancing tube (welded day after this
video) Some sloppy shifts due to slack in the rear end and un-adjusted
clutch with cracked clutch arm bracket.
I loved/love this car! So much fun to drive...
3.1L 240Z vs. the Ozark Mountains
Some [conservative] horseplay in my 1971 3.1L 240Z before putting my new
race motor away for the winter. This is NOT a performance driving video,
just some fun on an awesome road.
This is first time I've driven the road, so I'm a little more confident
after 3:00. (I found it on Google Earth then trailered my car there.)
Some highlights, since it's not exactly a concise video:
1:55 downhill stretch, crossing Beaver Lake
2:40 more aggressive driving begins
4:00 scared myself a bit
4:40 traffic encountered
5:00 engine vs. open highway
Referenced walk-around video of my L6 motor:
240Z FLAT OUT RUN
Full race spec NIssan L28 Motor(3.1 liter Injection)
6-1 Cyclone Headers(Hand bend)
S15 SILVIA 6 Speed Mission
3.1L 240Z triple weber carb tuning (w/ new Stahl headers)
A collection of short clips / butt Dyno runs while tuning the
triple Webers on my 3.1L 240Z. Open Exhaust. Unfortunately, I didn't have the
benefit of an O2 sensor / AFR. All in all, I was pretty pleased with the
final results, the new headers have really opened up the head's flow
potential. Sounds good, too! :)
Dare to Be Different in a Datsun 240Z
Owner Dave Scholz, shares his connection with a Japanese cult classic that
could easily be regarded as the 911 of Japan. Its iconic beauty, modular
mechanics, and desirability inspired Dave to heed to Datsun's famous racing
campaign of the '70s, "Dare to be different."
American heads spun when the 1970s ultimately snuffed out their beloved horsepower-drunk
muscle cars. As the world watched them squirm for performance, Japan was
busy developing the 240Z to bring a new thrill to American roads using
balance, harmony, and technology.
"Datsun didn't invent the overhead cam engine, or disc brakes, or
independent suspension but it has a habit of incorporating these
sophisticated systems into brilliantly conceived and easily affordable
cars." (Car and Driver; June, 1970)
Mustangs for lunch
240z (L28 Triple Mikuni 5 spd) @ Sebring: NASA HPDE3, second session of the
day on June 20, 2009.
Starring Gee-Force Z spider :)
Junkyard Turbo Swap! Chevy-Powered 1971 Datsun 240Z Autocross Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 26
What do you get when you cross a rusted 1971 Datsun 240Z with a Chevy 4.3L
V6 and a turbo from a Ford Power Stroke
Diesel? The Rotsun! During Roadkill Episode 25, Freiburger and Finnegan
revived the Rotsun expecting it to dominate in the 9-car autocross showdown
of previous Roadkill project cars. It also needed to beat a 2014 Kia Rio 5,
but failed to do so with the Rotsun shamefully breaking down before
completing a decent lap. So in this episode: revenge. After swapping in the
mismatched turbo and making nearly 400
rear-wheel horsepower, the guys head to
the autocross at the Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona
and mingle with fans on their way to a rematch with that dastardly Kia.
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Dorothy loves lawn bowls - Datsun 120Y sleeper
There's a lot more than meets the eye for this humble looking Datsun 120Y /
Sunny known as NAN747. Powered by a 30-year old unopened Nissan VG30 3.0L
V6 and Boosted by a Holset turbocharger, fuel comes from a Tunnel Vision
straight LPG system and a Haltech ECU.
[ www.tunnelv.com.au ] This was the first time at the track for the car
having only been completed the week prior.
Creative Commons Music license CC 3.0 Attribution 3.0
Artist: Kevin MacLeod, Bill Murray
240z vs Rx7
This was the third session of the day in HPDE3 on April 25, 2010. We saw
this Rx7 zipping around all weekend and finally caught up with it. Both
drivers were testing their limits and it was quite exciting being in the
car and experiencing this "battle" firsthand. Gee-Force Z spider got a good
workout too. Until next time little blue Rx7!