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Title: Skibs KA build
Post by: Skib on 11:22:51 AM / 23-Mar-12
well its not going in an S12 but I figured Id drop some pics of the engine build here since it is a KA


Picked up this single slammer for $300 with trans and tube header.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/downsized_0309121039.jpg)


promptly stripped all the useless crap off it lol

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0309121815.jpg)

much better

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0309121811.jpg)


now someones prob wondering why Im throwing all that shit away.........


becauseracecar Solex 45's

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0319121210a.jpg)


the plan was going to be for a full rebuild but this is what I found when I cracked it open.
soooo clean.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0310121703.jpg)

the head is fresh as can be so Ill be yanking the pan to check the bearings and there good then Im just going to run it as is.

going to be cooled by this

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0319121212a.jpg)




and now Im waiting on my flanges so I can fab up the intake for the Solex carbies.



lol anyone in norcal want a box of KA shit?

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/lostplanb/510/0319121248.jpg)


Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: Redneck on 12:28:55 PM / 23-Mar-12
So whats the ka going in then? Don't keep us hangin bro!
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: Skib on 02:26:20 PM / 23-Mar-12
its goin in my 2 door 510

lol we have like 25 datsuns here at the shop.

about to bring back a KAde 510 this weekend, 2 beater 2 doors, and picking up 2 more Bluebird coupes in the next few months.
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: drummingpariah on 02:53:56 PM / 23-Mar-12
Love it. What're you doing for ignition? Is the ka24e a better platform for carbs than the ka24de? If so, I may start shopping for one this weekend.
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: sam31183 on 04:13:43 PM / 23-Mar-12
I was originally hoping this was going to be a turbo build when i saw it was a single slammer, but this is much better. :)
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: Skib on 04:35:23 PM / 23-Mar-12
Love it. What're you doing for ignition? Is the ka24e a better platform for carbs than the ka24de? If so, I may start shopping for one this weekend.

yeah it is.

thats part of the reason I chose the single slammer.
that and its like a modern L series to me. Im doing a period build just with a modern long block lol.
I come from Z's so L4's have never really done it for me power wise.

with the single cam it runs the same oil pump/dizzy shaft system as the L series.
so you just swap in an L20B oil pump/dizzy shaft and with some slight modification to the font cover
 you can bolt on an L series dizzy.

Im not going to  be using anything but the factory 510 engine harness.

with the DE you will still need something like megajolt to run the ignition.

I was originally hoping this was going to be a turbo build when i saw it was a single slammer, but this is much better. :)

oh trust me..... Iv already thought about it.

(http://s3.racingjunk.com/ui/9/70/17901709-410-Datsun-L24-motor-w-Cartech-Turbo-Kit.jpg)

the bonus of webber/solex/mukuni type carbs.

a possible future project after Iv finished the car and had it driving for a while



few of my old motors I did.

L16 with a 32/36 for my old 510 wagon.
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/183378_1722010767922_1167911520_31752379_7301030_n.jpg)

SSS L16 for the old 620. not in the pic but it ran EI, duel SU's and all that goodies.
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/189765_1722007647844_1167911520_31752376_1218254_n.jpg)

L28et from the old 240z
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/183065_1722004687770_1167911520_31752371_1618791_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/417257_2942481358924_1167911520_32673716_2068391919_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: cutter67 on 05:19:33 PM / 23-Mar-12
there is something to be said about the old school. i have had many 510s i wish i would have kept them but there was nothing like the sound of a L4 with any sidedraft carbs and a header and i always ran a straight pipe with a caddy resonator it may have not been fast by today standards but what a very sweet sound on a twisty road in the middle of the night
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: drummingpariah on 12:03:01 AM / 24-Mar-12
It's so different from the l-series though. KA's can't rev to save their lives, but the heads actually flow! Also, they know how to cool all their cylinders, unlike the l-series. I think you may have convinced me to go dig up the rack of Mikunis I had started fitting to a ka24de last year. Now I miss my s30's, too.
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: DirtyGaze on 12:43:43 AM / 24-Mar-12
Im looking forward to this.  Ive been obsessing about carbing a KA for almost a year and the info out there is slim.  Would love to talk to you sometime.
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: night_s12 on 01:53:44 AM / 24-Mar-12
Im gonna be lurking this
Title: Re: Skibs KA build
Post by: Skib on 11:25:03 AM / 24-Mar-12
soon as I order these Ill be in business

(http://www.jgstools.com/turbo/tk203.jpg)

(http://www.jgstools.com/turbo/TK202.jpg)