R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?

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demo243
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Re: R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?

Post by demo243 » 11 Jan 2021 17:04

shaddai wrote:
11 Jan 2021 13:55
Previous owner was an... interesting... fellow. He fetched quite a few parts from other junkyard datsuns... L18 (from a truck?), 280zx five speed, and now the rear diff... so bizarre. This car has been fun to work on (for many reasons!). Who knows what else I haven't found yet that's different.
Thats the beauty of these cars! They are kinda like legos, you can build em one way, tear em down and build em another. And its amazing how many parts are compatible off other/newer Datsuns and Nissans!

L18, 280zx 5-speed, even the diff swap are not uncommon swaps. These 510s took a back seat to the Z cars back then so alot of the mods seem to have been out of need, availability and cheapness...
'71 4 Door - Street/AutoX/Track Day Romper - Carb'ed KA24DE

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