Datsun of a gun Posted March 9, 2022 Share Posted March 9, 2022 (edited) Good afternoon! My names John, been a lover of the 240z ever since I laid eyes on one as a teenager and thought to myself "now that's an affordable classic" (10 years may have changed that) Many years ago I discovered this website and was amazed at the wealth of information, although the prospect of getting my hands on a Z may still be a few years in the future (only a wee 26 year old lad with washers instead of coins in my wallet), I thought I'd become active here until that time. I wanted to ask a few basic questions and get opinions to see if my dream of ownership is realistic. Apologies if these have been asked elsewhere, thought it would be a good way to interact with you all, and begin to turn this dream into a reality Q1 - thoughts on the car's safety on the road as a daily driver? I'd love to daily drive an early Datsun but I'm a bit worried about my wellbeing if an accident occurred. I want to restomod and install a roll cage / other safety measures if possible, but is there still a high risk given the nature of the car being 70s era. Would I be ok? And what's the plausibility of having it as a daily driver? Or are these old dogs only really meant to be taken for a walk every weekend these days. Q2 - should I wait to find the right deal locally or bite the bullet for a decent one internationally? I've heard that customs are not the most forgiving with international purchases, and wanted to get opinions on where best to purchase. On one hand... Better buyer security locally but limited options, on the other.... Big mark up on shipping here (not sure on the percentage) but better choice. What's the most practical? Q3 - opinions on good engines for engine swaps? I love the sound of the Datsuns straight 6, but would consider an engine swap if there are some that retain that amazing sound (or improve it) and offer more ponies. Any suggestions? Thanks for reading my autobiography if you got this far, looking forward to interacting with you all more often ❤️ Edited March 9, 2022 by Datsun of a gun Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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