1978 DATSUN B210 INCREDIBLE SURVIVOR
Just to set the record straight, the "It happened in 1978" website was
wrong and I failed to double-check them. Too late to re-script the entire
video. So, once and for all... According to Wikipedia and several
additional sources it was actually 1976 when the album Hotel
California was released NOT 1978
See a FULL SCREEN PHOTO image at this link:
Our 1978 Datsun B210 with 19,600 actual miles. (31,500km) It has been
garaged it's entire life. It has never been winter driven, and has seldom
seen rain... No smoking ever. This car is not restored, it has never had
any paint work of any kind. The body and interior are almost perfect. The
engine compartment has not been detailed. The car is kept in climate
control and only driven a few times each year to car shows. It has an
EPA-mpg rating of 28 city and 41 highway! It is powered by a 1.4 liter
4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
To see more you may visit THIS DATSUN'S WEB PAGE at this url:
Thank you for viewing my video. My apologies for poor quality as I am not a
professional film maker.
coldstart rb25det s13.mp4
Cold start and drive to the store of my 1994 S13 convertible with an
Specs: BONE STOCK RB25det, series 1. Stock sidemount i/c. RB20 trans, stock
4.08 open diff.
Stock brakes and suspension, stock bodywork, stock rims, complete with
hooptymobile body kit (duct taped top.) I did all work myself, including
making engine mounts (modified top hat upper mounts, modified S13
crossmember.) I did all wiring myself as well. Driveshaft is stock D21 4x4
regular cab shortbed , lenghtened 1 inch with the smaller input yoke to
match rb20 trans. (if I had rb25 trans the driveshaft would have been a
bolt-up.) I used this due to the larger, greasable U joints (same as chevy
1500) I had to swap the pinion flange from the C200 out of the D21 pickup
(larger bolt circle) but spline count and diameter are identical between
C200 straight axle and R200 IRS pumpkin.
As you can see in the video, the car actually cold starts with minimal
cranking due to me wiring it correctly (most people wire the idle-up
solenoid which is used to idle up when power steering switch or a/c is
engaged, hot all the time, which results in engine idle of about 1100rpm
when warm.) My engine idles at 650 rpm when warm, like nissan intended. All
my gauges work and are accurate (at least as much so as stock gauges can
be...speedo is within 3-4mph and tach is within 200rpm)
Temp gauge works...takes about 8 to 10 minutes for that big lump of cast
iron to get hot enough to move the gauge needle.
To all the ppl who think I didn't go fast enough, I'm on city streets with
35mph (sometimes 25mph) speed limits, and very bumpy, full of potholes. As
you can see I did a few zero to sixty+ mph runs. (top of 2nd gear) End of
october is bad time to mess around, cops are everywhere. To all the people
who think the car is "slow" compared to most RB swaps, keep in mind that
1)I didn't launch hard (no traction anyway, got wheelspin in 2nd gear up to
about 60mph) 2)STOCK MOTOR, NO MODS other than Exhaust 3) it's a convertible and weighs over
3100lb with me in it 4) and being one hand is holding my phone not much
room for countersteering and shifting, as this car gets loose quick. As you
guys *and gals* can see the engine has plenty of low end torque as well,
which helps it get nearly 26mpg overall when shortshifting (not to mention
it sounds almost like a diesel truck lol) and is way more enjoyable to
drive "normally" than any SR. Thanks for watching!
Datsun 1000 (VB10) A10 engine start up in box trailer v2.wmv
I recently bought an old A10 engine with 4 speed box for $84 on ebay. It
had been sitting out in the weather and has not run for a long long time.
Curious whether a rebuild was immediately required (or not) I hooked up
some fuel and started it up in the back of the box trailer it arrived in.
Was quite surprised how well it ran :-)
Morris minor, Datsun a15 powered
just a quick vid now that i have the engine running in the car. Exhaust manifold gasket is leaking like a sieve
so thats making a bit of noise. excuse the messy interior!!