1979 Datsun Stanza ... KA24DE swapped! OH, YUP! (pic heavy!

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1979 Datsun Stanza ... KA24DE swapped! OH, YUP! (pic heavy!

Post by mhub91 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:11 am

new to the forum so I thought I would start here!

I bought a '79 Datsun 510 (aka Stanza in Japan and Australia .... It's not reallya 510, so we'll call it a Stanza!)

I saved this nostalgic turd from a lady here in Tacoma, WA for $500 a few months back. She was going to dump it at the local Pick n Pull!!! Originally came equipped with a carbureted 2.0L L20b (Datsun guys love this engine, wtf?). I was seriously disappointed with the whopping 70bhp the L20 was putting out. After a little research I found that a KA will bolt right in. ZERO mods to mounts/brackets/crossmember. I did need a custom trans mount and custom drive shaft, oh and a fuel pump. But, hell, that's easy enough.

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Post by sdaigle240 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:35 am

well thats rad. wish i was local.
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Post by mhub91 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:39 am

thank you!

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Post by ZERTARACING » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:31 am

This is a cool build man, I will keep checking up on it for more progress. You plan to got KA-T?
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Post by NateDogg » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:36 pm

KA-Stanza?
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Post by signals13 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:30 pm

That is great, it would be awesome if it is boosted definite sleeper;)

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Post by jackasspyro » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:36 pm

I love every bit of this. Keep up the good work :]

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Post by mhub91 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:48 pm

Thanks guys! Working hard to get it done. Currently needing a fuel pump, trans mount, and driveline and it will be done!

....well, not done, but driveable!

I might go turbo one day, as I really like the idea, and I also have a very healthy KA!

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Post by Rich260z » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:21 pm

That thing is definitely going to be fun if you boost it
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Post by supakat » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:49 pm

It will be a crazy horse on boost.

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Post by schmauster920 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:11 pm

nice stanza. should get some weird looks going from 0-60 lol Climbing rope is a nice touch lol Ive got a beat up 95 nissan truck with a ka24de and T4 lol
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