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Old 30-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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F.S. Datsun 1600

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1971 Datsun 1600 Rally Car
Very good condition, Les Collins/Datrally engine, twin 48 webbers, option 1 gearbox, log booked, WA B class rego, new 2 pack paint, most components new or rebuilt, ready to race, car located WA, can arrange transport.


Les Collins/Datrally/Powerplay built L18
Engine balanced & blue printed
Capacity 1998cc
Bore 87mm x Stroke 86mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
O-ringed L18 block, machined to suit 2 litre crank
2 litre crank machined to fit in L18 block and nitrided
Lightened flywheel
240k rods with large ARP rod bolts
‘Ross” brand forged custom pistons (Special Piston Services)
Custom tapered bore fully floating gudgeon pins (Special Piston Services)
Baffled sump
Les Collins cylinder head with large ports & valves
76 degree camshaft
Powerplay inlet manifold
Spark plugs, points, leads all new before last event
Nismo racing head gasket (crushed head gasket thickness 1.5mm)
Cylinder head combustion chamber volume 35.1cc
Piston dish combustion chamber volume 35.1cc
Piston crown flush with top of block
Motor Dyno tuned by Powerplay (100kw at the rear wheels)
Twin 48 webbers (re built by Powerplay)
HM ‘Special’ exhaust headers
2-1/4” exhaust & sports muffler, all new
3 puck brass button clutch
Custom aluminium radiator with engine oil cooler built in
Remote oil filter
Adjustable strut brace
Twin thermo fans with temp probe set to trigger at 95 deg.
Engine oil used, Castrol Edge 25w50
Car is currently tuned to run on 98 octane BP Ultimate/Mobil Synergy 8000 with a mix of Nulon Pro Strength octane booster (at 50:1 ratio), but can also run on 100 octane race fuel

Option 1 close ratio gearbox with 1:1 ratio 5th gear (rebuilt after last event) This is a very highly sought after gearbox with perfect ratios for rallying
Flanged output shaft on gearbox
Flanged ‘works’ tail shaft
Gearbox oil used Castrol Syntrans 75w-90 (full synthetic)
R180 rear diff with 5.1:1 ratio LSD 70 ft-lb pre-load (rebuilt 2 events ago)
Diff oil used, Castrol SAF-XA (full synthetic)
Spline input shaft style drive shafts (rebuilt after last event)

Pedders Racing re-build able suspension
Pedders front & rear springs
Adjustable lower control arms
Adjustable castor arms
All suspension joints have nolathane bushes

Volvo 244 front 4 piston callipers
Race Brakes RB74 compound front pads
Magna V6 vented & slotted front rotors
Volvo 122 rear 2 piston callipers
Volvo 122 solid rear rotors
Race Brakes Comp 6 compound rear pads
Hydraulic handbrake with lock on
Braided steel brake line (made by Competition Friction)

Velo GP90 seats with head restraints
Autotechnica 3” 6-point harnesses (in date)
UHF radio
Terratrip 303
2 X 2kg fire extinguishers
Map light
2 X safety triangles
Jack & wheel brace
First Aid Kit
Gas struts bonnet & boot
Steel 8 point Cams Approved Roll Cage
Roof vent

Battery case
65 Litre fuel tank (Datsun Stanza)
Tool Box (empty)
Twin fuel pumps with associated plumbing & filter (can switch between the two on the dash, when the red light illuminates the holley blue pump is on)

100 amp alternator
Custom wiring loom with re-set able fuses, all in cabin
Reverse light
Light bar & wiring (lights not included)

1971 model Datsun 1600
Seem welded
Aluminium sump & diff guards with all strengthening

5 new 15” Compomotive rims with near new Kumho tires
5 14” mag wheels with 50% tread

WA B Class rego till May 2009


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I have enquired, the car is now sold.
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