Definitive Z: The Limit and Legacy of the Datsun 240Z
John Williams is as hardcore a Datsun as a they come. A relative
late-comer, he embraced the Z culture in the early 1980s. Since then he's
used his skills as a machinist, and passion as an enthusiast, to produce
his own parts for award-winning classics. Among the finest is his silver
240Z, a labor of love for a sports car that changed the West's perception
of what the Japanese could do. Three generations later, the Nissan Z
continues to define the Japan's sports car culture.
Find out why.
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360HP STAR ROAD DATSUN FAIRLADY S30Z WALKAROUND
Come and take a closer look at Star Road's insane L28 powered S30Z Fairlady
that is literally the perfect mix of both the old and new schools. I walk
you around the car, showing you the immense amounts of detail that have
gone into it. It is currently developing a screaming naturally aspirated
360hp, revs to 8000rpm and includes one of the most impressive engine bays
you will ever see including a special custom carburettor/injection setup
that is monitored by MoTec engine management and a full Defi system.
You would struggle to find a better modern take on a classic like the
Fairlady anywhere else on the planet.
Visit their perfection here ---- www.starroad.co.jp
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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)
450hp LS1 1978 Datsun 280Z
One of the coolest imports I've had the opportunity to see in action, this
extremely streetable 1978 Datsun 280z takes it's first trip to the drag
strip to do some testing. The car has an LS1 with heads, cam, and FAST
intake manifold putting down around 450 wheel horsepower! Best 1/8 mile
time was 7.11 for the night.
1972 Datsun 240Z - (Snake) One Take
Cameron's Datsun 240Z with a swapped 280Z engine and triple Weber carbs is
super vintage cool. Check it out on Wheelwell!
Datsun 280ZX 'Turbo Driven' Commercial
This questionable commercial by Datsun features the new turbo 280ZX apparently drag racing a Learjet. It
advertises a 0 to 50 time of 5.1 seconds. I know, WTF, right? I assume the
whole 50 mph bit was due to the gas crisis, as I'm pretty sure that most
respectable Learjets cruise well above that velocity.
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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a video af some sick rotary powered cars, an RB30 turbocharged holden, a 7 sec skyline and some v8
These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive
The only thing rarer than the sight of a Datsun 240Z in the English
countryside is the sight of two 240Zs in the English countryside. Spend
enough time on the backroads of Kent, however, and chances are Mel Streek
and his son, Ollie, will scream past you in their pair of Z cars.
Rest assured, you’ll have no trouble telling the two cars apart. The
“Ratsun”–so nicknamed for its rough exterior–belongs to Mel, though
after purchasing it he quickly found that he was seldom able to drive it
because Ollie was always in it. This sent Ollie on a quest for a 240Z of
his own, and he found it, in Copenhagen, in the form of a pristine 1973
model. This automotive odd couple can now be found barreling through the
country lanes in tandem.
Not that having his own Z has stopped Ollie from eyeballing his dad’s
car–he’d like to own both. After all, Ollie’s car may be easier to
drive, but it’s Mel’s that gets the attention of onlookers.
“Mine’s the one that actually turns the heads,” says Mel, smiling
For now, though, Ollie can take solace in the fact that these two Datsuns
seem destined to share a garage–if not an owner–for a long time to
come, as both of the Streek’s refuse to part with their 240Z.
Datsun 510 Cosmo 13B Turbo Rotary
1971 Datsun 510 2 door. Lots of thanks to James Minifield of Krazzy RPM,
Hesperia California One of the cleanest rotary shop I know. My Pare Arnel
Ilog, Rommel Bigasin and Jerry Acdan for finally getting my 510 done!!!
My son Christian for editing this video. Lee my youngest who loves
cruising in the 510. My wife Sylvia who always supports my hobbies.
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