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Discussion in '1969 Datsun 240Z' started by beastly1155, Aug 9, 2002.

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  2. Re: XenoEcstasy.com Just my thoughts...

    I've seen an RB26DETT in a 280ZX in a Sport Compact Car. I would love to do that to my car.
     
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    Thanks guys.............
     
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    An exceptional car...I remember reading somewhere about a datsun 240z with a RB series engine in it. Lightened as much as it could and high performance...HP excess of 1000HP. 6 second quarter miles. Too bad not street legal LOL. But if you like old cars for you import fans. This is the way to go! 240Z has the lightest weight and with modifications could become a great street racer.<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Been in one. Pretty fast and they are pretty sharp.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    my mom had one of these when she was in college, but then she crashed it<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I think this is a true classic sports car. I'm steering a friend of mine toward one as his next car.
     
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    this car is bad ass...although 72s were a tad nicer....japans true sports car of this time, soon to be followed by the first gen skyline...oh boy, drop a supercharged 350v8 in this car..and u have one superbad ass import..with american muscle..whoo haa
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    I agree with all of you, I own a 72' that will never be sold.
     
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    Although dropping v8's in Z's makes fun cars. I think it's sacrelige! It makes me want to put RB26DETT's in Mustangs! (it would make them faster.
     
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    damn skippy- trust me I've got one
     
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    I have one of these at my disposal, it gets attention wherever I go.
     
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    one of my best friends has one of these and I tried to get him to drop a v-8 into it but he always says thats bastardizing it, and wants to build a turbo 2.8 litre, or put an NA 3.0 litre v-6 with quad overhead cams. and with this car being so light 220 hp would be very fun with this car.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    this car looks like the toyota supra and looks tight!!1<!-- Signature -->
     
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    perhas one of the few... Japanese classic cars...
    the car that started a tradition.


    Its funny, when I was a kid I used to mistake this car witha Porsche, uhhm... (ok forgive me, I was 10 or 11 y/o)
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    I love the Z line but I can't help but notice the resimblance to the 1966 275 GTB Long Nose look for your self. Sorry Nissan I still love you!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    0-60 not bad for an old car<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Isn't it funny that one of only two Japanese cars I think are attractive (the other being a Toyota 2000GT) was actually styled by a German? It would figure though....old Goertz knew what he was doing and if it wasn't for the 240Z, I don't think I would have ever even considered getting a Japanese car. Strangely enough, it is also on virtually the only series of RWD Japanese cars. Why the hell are the 'sportscars' all front wheel drive? What gives? I also hate to admit that the little Nissan OHC does what it's supposed to. (I would probably put an L28 in instead though. If it wasn't for the Z, I bet Japan wouldn't have nearly as many REAL sportscar followers (Ricers don't count). If you don't buy a Z or a 2000GT why buy Japanese crap? Europe offers SO many better cars. By the way...Datsuns were better rallye cars than Subarus are. and Focii and 131s are better than Datsuns. As we can see, Europe is superior.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>Isn't it funny that one of only two Japanese cars I think are attractive (the other being a Toyota 2000GT) was actually styled by a German? It would figure though....old Goertz knew what he was doing and if it wasn't for the 240Z, I don't think I would have ever even considered getting a Japanese car. Strangely enough, it is also on virtually the only series of RWD Japanese cars. Why the hell are the 'sportscars' all front wheel drive? What gives? I also hate to admit that the little Nissan OHC does what it's supposed to. (I would probably put an L28 in instead though. If it wasn't for the Z, I bet Japan wouldn't have nearly as many REAL sportscar followers (Ricers don't count). If you don't buy a Z or a 2000GT why buy Japanese crap? Europe offers SO many better cars. By the way...Datsuns were better rallye cars than Subarus are. and Focii and 131s are better than Datsuns. As we can see, Europe is superior.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    What "sportscars" are you talking about? The Miata, the single car responsible for all the roadsters in production right now, is RWD, as is the MR-2. And let us not forget the Supra, 300ZX, RX-7, and NSX, all of which are RWD of course. There are NO sports cars coming out of Japan with FWD. Everything making a serious attempt to be a sportscar is RWD or AWD.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Sure, I agree with all of that but one statement. What most people call a 'sportscar' is a Civic with a flashy paint job and a big windshield banner. I guess it depends on where you live. NSXs are next to fables for me and Supras, RX-7s, MR2s, etc. are just more luch for the 5.0 crowd. Do really consider Supras and RX-7s sportscars? I think of them as just fast imports. You got me with the Miata and MR2 though..... Fortunately, Mazda is with Ford now. Besides, MR2s were born to copy Fieros which in turn looked like they took many cues from the X1/9. My point was: 240Zs were pretty amazing for a country like Japan to put out.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Ah, well I see your point about the Civics. Personally, making an economy car as flashy as possible and haveing an exhause tip big enough to lose a small child in doesn't make it anything like a sports car for me. Technically, I wouldn't call Supras, RX-7's, and their peers sports cars because they aren't open top. I'd call them GT's I guess, but the RX-7 in particular lends itself to sports car driving much more than touring, which makes me lose faith in the deffinition of a sports car as open. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yes....I see what you mean. 240Zs were just so neat for a country like Japan to come up with. RX-7s are pretty neat as well with that little rotary.....much more sporty than Ro80s. Shouldn't a 'sportscar' really be a vehicle which is just for driving for fun. They tend not to have much cargo space, should only carry 2 people, etc. How much would it cost me to build a D production 240Z to compete in SCCA events? Any ideas?
     

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