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    Thread: eBay Find: 1977 Datsun 200SX

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      09-30-2012 04:42 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Ah, most inline engines in that era were so-called "counterflow" designs, with the intake and exhaust on the same side. This applies to all the Datsun L-series engines, 4 and 6cyl, except for a few ultra rare racing cylinder heads.

      These engines were designed before "dry"-manifold fuel injection became cheap enough for an economy car. In factory configuration there's a heat exchanger built into the exhaust manifold on many of these engines, which is in turn bolted to the bottom of the intake. This heats the carburetor during cold starts, preventing icing in the venturi. This is the same reason you see a coolant crossover passing under the carb on an older V-engine design. The more sophisticated engines had a way to close the "stove" when the engine was up to temp.

      ... Cars weren't that tightly packed back then!
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      09-30-2012 05:16 PM #27
      love 70's Japanese cars. This and an F-10 are the top of my list.

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      09-30-2012 06:44 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Why put intake and exhaust on same side of inline engine?
      The Z's are on the same side. Jeep inline 6's are on the same side.
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    4. 09-30-2012 07:01 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Why put intake and exhaust on same side of inline engine?
      Don't you have an f150 with a 300 6cyl? If so look under the hood of it.
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      09-30-2012 08:21 PM #30
      The Datsun/Nissan L-series was originally based on a Mercedes-Benz design, the M121 4cyl/M180 6cyl family. Prince produced it under license as the G-series. When Nissan acquired Prince in 1966, they also got that engine and refined it.
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      09-30-2012 08:47 PM #31
      OT, but I had an '82 or '83 model (can't remember). The last year before they switched to the Nissan name. It was a great little hatchback. Only car I ever owned that had two spark plugs per cylinder. Drove it non-stop from Lowell, MA to Ormond Beach, FL once. Accidentally turned on to the beach in Daytona, so I did a lap up and down since I was there. I really liked that car.

      Looked very similar to this one, but without the louvers on the hatch glass:



      I rolled it after hitting a just-frozen puddle on a country road with high banking on either side. My insurance jumped so much after the accident that I drove a shytebox for quite a while. Just as well; I was young and stupid back then.
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      09-30-2012 09:29 PM #32
      Almost as ugly as the Isuzu i-Mark...apart from the fact that they are relatively fuel efficient, I really don't see the appeal here.
      I'd much rather go with a '77 Celica.
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      09-30-2012 11:47 PM #33
      Anyone doubting Nissan's history of oddity need look no further than some of their stuff from the late 70s.

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      09-30-2012 11:57 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by IntrstlarOvrdrve View Post
      Don't you have an f150 with a 300 6cyl? If so look under the hood of it.
      Leaky manifolds. Leaky manifolds everywhere!

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      10-01-2012 12:01 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I'd much rather go with a '77 Celica.
      Yeah, but we already have one of those in the family (My brother bought it as his first car, now my dad has it.)

      I guess the thing I like about this is that it's just SO '70s. The Celica is a good-looking car, but it's more inspired by the early Mustang than anything from the '70s. The late-'70s Datsuns are like the Japanese equivalent of a Chrysler Cordoba or something...period pieces through and through.

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      10-01-2012 12:22 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by personman View Post
      Leaky manifolds. Leaky manifolds everywhere!
      Not mine. (Shrug)
      I actually don't know much about it because I haven't had to do anything to it.

      And I know the Ford inline six in an ancient engine.
      I just didn't realize the Japanese inline fours were also old (in their origins).
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