@pip-bip this car raises a lot of flags for a Datsun enthusiast. Zero chassis photos, vin doesn’t match model year, zero interior photos, lots of body customization, I can go on but unless they get more photos that’s a $5,000 car or less.
@pip-bip It's the Rally edition, with the 60 hp engine instead of the base 52 hp engine. The car is only 2000 pounds, but that's still not much if you are going to try to navigate modern American traffic. That 2000 pound weight also mean no crash structure at all.
Maybe you get this to take to shows on weekends, but anybody over 50 will look at it and shudder. The Chevette was GM's attempt to prove to Americans how much better the Japanese compact cars were.
Sure did, a few of them actually.
I’ve owned an 85 e carbd and a 87 425i fuel injected. Both were modified and such. Here’s the takeaway.
Avoid carb cars at all costs. The weber with the pressure plenum is nearly impossible to keep leak free and right. Also early engines were known to have leaky cylinder liners.
However if you spend the money for a fuel injected car, they’re extremely good. I literally had zero issues out of mine and I daily drove it for a little over two years. When I got mine, it was in a state of disrepair due to previous neglect. At the time many electricals were off and not working. Knowing these cars well I pulled the fuse box. My step dad is an electrical engineer and rebuilt it for me. Now everything worked and stayed that way. Even the AC 😂
So from there I had to diagnose the rough under boost condition. Determined the plugs and wires to be bad. A set of Magnecore wires and new NGK copper plugs along side the notoriously expensive cap and rotor button did the job. Additionally I’d fixed about 14 vac leaks and slapped a new timing belt on it.
The car was heavily modified. Ran a 3”’turbo back exhaust without cats, my own custom intakes, a modified big front mount intercooler meant for a B5 S4, modified cold start injector, bigger fuel pump, and some modified timing for the 18-20 psi I was pushing.
Car was an animal, pulled extremely hard and never gave me a single reliability issue.
@pip-bip Sweet, original tires and all! I approve of square bodies on Oppo.
Looking at that one I'm debating the bumper guards on my Suburban. We had them growing up, but I think I like the clean look.
Short aside, my mom rear ended a LeBaron convertible in our Suburban back in the day. Put the trunk in back seat (no one was hurt). On the Suburban there was a little scratch on the plastic part of the bumper guard strip. That was it.