SR20DET Swapped ’70 Datsun 240Z,

a while back, i had a shoot for a magazine though the car was not approved by the publisher. told me they have already ran the JDM issue for the content. so, decided to update the pics on my blog.




1970 Datsun 240Z, its been swapped out with the SR20DET (red top) motor.


because the engine mount behind the front strut bar, this swapped Z becomes a mid-ship layout, more toward 50:50 balance of the body. while people say the body of this 240Z is a front-heavy vehicle, this swap will improve the drive-ability. also weight reduction compared to the L motor. more power or more total balance? i will say more total balance.



’70 Datsun 240Z (built by Vildini Motorsport)
Owner, Shaw Takahashi (President of DCM Hobbies Creations)

S13 SR20DET (red top) overbore of .020″
CP forged pistons 8.5:1
Cometic 1.2mm head gasket
HKS Stage 2 264/264 cam
Peak Performance gold valve springs
Garrett GT3071R Turbo
HKS dual port internal wastegate
Stainless equal length manifold
GReddy intake manifold
Sard 850cc injectors
Sard Fuel pressure regulator
Custom hybrid intercooler
GReddy Type-S BOV 3″
Full mandrel exhaust with Megan GT turbo muffler
Carbonetic twin plate carbon clutch
Howe racing radiaotr 14″
Electric fan with thermostat control
Walbro 255lph pump with surge tank

4.375 R180 Nismo LSD

Suspension and Brake,
Ground-Control coilovers
250lb/250lb spring rate
Tokico Illumina shocks
Full polyurethane bushings
bump steer knuckles
Cusco Type OS strut bars (front and rear)
Modern Motorsports 13″ Cobra front brake kit
Modern Motorsport 240SX rear brake kit
Stainless steel lines

Watanabe R-Type gunmetal 16×9 -13 (front)
Watanabe R-Type gunmetal 16×9.5 -19 (rear)
Advan A048 225/45/16 Race Compound

Carbon fiber front and rear bumpers
Carbon fiber ZG flares
Carbon fiber BRE spoiler
FRP front air dam
JDM taillight lens

Stock dash reupholstered and reshaped
Fully reupholstered interior
RECARO SBG bucket seat
Schroth Harness
Ferrari style steering wheel
Razo shift knob
Autometer Ultralite full gauge setup
AEM EMS with 3.5 bar MAP sensor
Blitz spec S boost controller
HKS turbo timer
Cusco roll cage