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Post by Mr0erick0 » 02 Jan 2017 10:20

Hey guys!

I recently purchased a 1968 Datsun 510 sedan. Very stoked to be rebuilding such an amazing car.

I just found a L18 with peanut head for sale. Worth the purchase?

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Re: 510!

Post by two_68_510s » 03 Jan 2017 11:06

Hi, If it is in good shape that will give you a little boost over stock. Great to see another '68 back at it. Welcome!!

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Post by Byron510 » 03 Jan 2017 19:55

We need picture of the car!!

There are a few of us 68 specialists here, they are quite unique in a lot of ways in the production run.

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Re: 510!

Post by okayfine » 06 Jan 2017 06:22

As Joel mentions, all things being equal the peanut head will be better for your longer-term performance goals. But your question needs some qualifiers. What is the condition of the head? Shaved? Includes valvetrain? Flat?

What are your longer-term performance goals? Bolting on that head to an otherwise stock (tired?) L16 won't really get you anything, and if the peanut head has been worked (bigger valves, cam) you may lose performance hooking it up to stock carb/exhaust.
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

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