Carbed KA24E

Problems, ideas and comments specific to engine swaps.
Mr0erick0
Posts: 20
Joined: 02 Jan 2017 10:13
Location: SoCal

Carbed KA24E

Postby Mr0erick0 » 10 Feb 2017 06:13

Hey guys so I have recently obtained a kA24E out of a Nissan stanza and a 5 speed tranny for my 1968 510.

Any tips or advise going carb?

First time doing anything engine swap related.... or even project related haha

datzenmike
Supporter
Posts: 5173
Joined: 24 May 2006 12:40
Location: Van. Isle.

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby datzenmike » 10 Feb 2017 18:59

The rear facing distributor (CAS actually) won't clear the firewall.
"Nissan 'shit the bed' when they made these, plain and simple." McShagger510 on flattop SUs

Mr0erick0
Posts: 20
Joined: 02 Jan 2017 10:13
Location: SoCal

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby Mr0erick0 » 10 Feb 2017 20:46

Any other suggestions?

datzenmike
Supporter
Posts: 5173
Joined: 24 May 2006 12:40
Location: Van. Isle.

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby datzenmike » 10 Feb 2017 22:52

Well it will be difficult to run with the distributor sticking into the heater core. Until this is sorted, the custom oil pan and engine mounts don't matter.


Find a D21 Hardbody KA '86-97? KA24E RWD with it's 5 speed. Has a front mount CAS that you can remove (needs EFI to work anyway, and you don't want that) and replace with an L series EI distributor. The intake has a down draft throttle body you can make a flat aluminum plate adapter for and run a 32/36 Weber on. With this you have made a KA24S

Image

Image


http://community.ratsun.net/topic/46891-scrub-boy-budget-ka24-carbd-build/
"Nissan 'shit the bed' when they made these, plain and simple." McShagger510 on flattop SUs

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3126
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby qwik510 » 11 Feb 2017 08:43

You can Look at this build

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4712
Last edited by qwik510 on 11 Feb 2017 08:46, edited 1 time in total.
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3126
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby qwik510 » 11 Feb 2017 08:46

Here is another one

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=28557

The search tool is your friend
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

Mr0erick0
Posts: 20
Joined: 02 Jan 2017 10:13
Location: SoCal

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby Mr0erick0 » 13 Feb 2017 12:42

Which would be a lot easier to install? Weber 32/36 or the R1s?

Mr0erick0
Posts: 20
Joined: 02 Jan 2017 10:13
Location: SoCal

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby Mr0erick0 » 18 Feb 2017 00:26

datzenmike wrote:Well it will be difficult to run with the distributor sticking into the heater core. Until this is sorted, the custom oil pan and engine mounts don't matter.


Find a D21 Hardbody KA '86-97? KA24E RWD with it's 5 speed. Has a front mount CAS that you can remove (needs EFI to work anyway, and you don't want that) and replace with an L series EI distributor. The intake has a down draft throttle body you can make a flat aluminum plate adapter for and run a 32/36 Weber on. With this you have made a KA24S

Image

Image


http://community.ratsun.net/topic/46891-scrub-boy-budget-ka24-carbd-build/


So I could get the head/distributor out of the hardbody and swap it with this KA from the stanza correct?

Thinking about going with R1 carbs as well!

User avatar
okayfine
Supporter
Posts: 14108
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:02
Location: Newbury Park, CA

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby okayfine » 18 Feb 2017 11:44

FWD cars tend to mount their engines very differently from RWD applications. FWD block probably won't accept a RWD distributor, either.

If you're new to swapping 510s, you're inviting trouble attempting to go down a path that few of us have traveled. There are plenty of RWD drivetrains out there and it would be a ton less work simply going with one of those versus trying to rework your FWD engine, nevermind the FWD trans absolutely won't work anyway.
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

Mr0erick0
Posts: 20
Joined: 02 Jan 2017 10:13
Location: SoCal

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby Mr0erick0 » 18 Feb 2017 13:22

okayfine wrote:FWD cars tend to mount their engines very differently from RWD applications. FWD block probably won't accept a RWD distributor, either.

If you're new to swapping 510s, you're inviting trouble attempting to go down a path that few of us have traveled. There are plenty of RWD drivetrains out there and it would be a ton less work simply going with one of those versus trying to rework your FWD engine, nevermind the FWD trans absolutely won't work anyway.


Guess I'll just find a KA out of a pick up lol

Time to put the current KA up for sale

User avatar
grimlid
Posts: 25
Joined: 28 Jul 2016 23:17

Re: Carbed KA24E

Postby grimlid » 08 Mar 2017 22:21

okayfine wrote:FWD cars tend to mount their engines very differently from RWD applications. FWD block probably won't accept a RWD distributor, either.

If you're new to swapping 510s, you're inviting trouble attempting to go down a path that few of us have traveled. There are plenty of RWD drivetrains out there and it would be a ton less work simply going with one of those versus trying to rework your FWD engine, nevermind the FWD trans absolutely won't work anyway.


Thanks Okayfine and Datzemike for the tips. I have a line a ka24e in a 91 D21 with 5spd and going that route.
Ive seen so many Nissan fwd's with sweet motors and wondered why I couldnt find any build threads involving these engines. I assumed it was just the mounts and and/or transmission issues.
I had a hunch it would be a pain in the neck though.
Didn't your Mom ever tell you, " nobody likes an a__hole?"


Return to “Engine Swap”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest