Byron510 wrote:Good books to get info from, and to look for in your used bookstore. For those of you who seem insistent on giving info simply copied from other Datsun sites, maybe you should read these books first to give you some sort of clue.
How to Modify Datsun 510,610,240Z Engine and Chassis, HP Books, by Bill Fisher and Bob Waar is a great book - that's why we simply refer to it as the "Bible" Some of the info is a bit dated, but the modifications, photo’s and how-to’s are just as current now. Worth at least $50 in info alone.
How to Hot Rod and Race book (Pub. in 80's – sorry, I’ve lent the book out and don’t have the info at the moment, but I believe Bob Waars name is on it). This book is an abbreviated version of the above-mentioned book, but it does include the infamous How to build a Trans-Am Racer chapter, which has all the suspension mods that we street guys like –very valuable info.
How to Rebuild Nissan/Datsun OHC Engine, HP Books, by Tom Monroe is an excellent book, but only relates to the engine. This is the best book I can recommend for anyone who wants to rebuild a Datsun engine for the first time. It shows all the tricks, and warns about all the pit falls, a must have for anyone opening up an L-Series motor, 4 or 6 Cyl.
How to Modify Nissan/Datsun OHC Engine, HP Books, by Frank Honsowetz is also a must have for anyone building a performance L-Series engine. This book should be used in conjunction with the above-mentioned book, by Frank Honsowetz. Fortunately, the book is now in print again by Fisher Books. You should be able to find a copy at your bookstore. My older HP copy has great crossover and reference tables concerning rod lengths, piston sizes, bore sizes, crack specs ect - awesome info for the hybrid builders.
Enjoy, and learn
Thought you might like this photo:
Interesting fact, as was mentioned, the older book had 240 pages the new 142 pages