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Carbed KA24E

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 06:13
by Mr0erick0
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

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 18:59
by datzenmike
The rear facing distributor (CAS actually) won't clear the firewall.

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 20:46
by Mr0erick0
Any other suggestions?

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 10 Feb 2017 22:52
by datzenmike
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

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

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 08:43
by qwik510
You can Look at this build

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4712

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 08:46
by qwik510
Here is another one

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=28557

The search tool is your friend

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 12:42
by Mr0erick0
Which would be a lot easier to install? Weber 32/36 or the R1s?

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 00:26
by Mr0erick0
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

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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!

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 11:44
by okayfine
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.

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 18 Feb 2017 13:22
by Mr0erick0
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

Re: Carbed KA24E

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 22:21
by grimlid
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.