Just got a 1980 Datsun 210


BeZerK2112
02-02-2008, 09:00 AM
Hey guys. As said I just got a 1980 Datsun 210. It's a sweet little car and I plan on restoring it. I was talking to the guy I bought it from and he had to replace the engine along the way. He said he put the larger engine in it when he did. Where do I look to find out what size engine is in the car? Any help would be great!

BeZerK2112
05-31-2008, 01:15 PM
Update with pictures. Here it is!
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m112/sypher2112/DSCF1948.jpg

JROBDATSUN
08-24-2008, 08:41 PM
you know thats kinda funny i have a car that looks alot like that now lol......

blownb210
09-04-2008, 10:53 PM
Hey guys. As said I just got a 1980 Datsun 210. It's a sweet little car and I plan on restoring it. I was talking to the guy I bought it from and he had to replace the engine along the way. He said he put the larger engine in it when he did. Where do I look to find out what size engine is in the car? Any help would be great! On the passenger side of the block there will be a flat machined area that will have the size of the engine stamped on it. It will either say A14 [1397cc] or A15 [1488cc]. It's more likely that he put in an A15.

I'm looking for the original intake manifold from the original A14 engine. Does he still have the old engine?

Mike

BeZerK2112
09-05-2008, 08:43 AM
I found that a long time ago. It was blank...

He replaced the engine a couple of years ago and had a shop do it. Theres nothing left man... Sorry.

blownb210
09-15-2008, 08:51 PM
I found that a long time ago. It was blank...

He replaced the engine a couple of years ago and had a shop do it. Theres nothing left man... Sorry.Thanks for the reply. It's too bad that the original engine was replaced because the '80 210's with the A14 engine had a one year only cylinder head [casting number 990] that had special small round intake ports instead of the larger ovals on the other A-series engines. These "mpg" models got killer fuel mileage, and were rated at 47 mpg. That's why I was looking for the intake manifold off of your original engine. It is a one year only round port [water heated] intake manifold. Hard to find nowadays and I'm building a special high compression fuel mileage specific A14 for this event: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/m-e-c-economy-run-ii-fonda-new-4721.html (http://http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/m-e-c-economy-run-ii-fonda-new-4721.html) .

Ehrlich
03-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Hey that a beautiful car BeZerK2112 . I had one of these a long time ago. I am just curious how much do these cost now. And do you have any more pictures of it like the interior. BTW best of luck on the engine.

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