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1980-1983 200SX Owners (S110)

Postby modular6480 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:58 pm



Just so I don't start clogging the other forums with questions about "our" cars, I wanted to make a thread about the S110. Anyone find any mods for the Z20E or the Z22E? Styling components? Restoration stories? Seeing as how only a few of us have these cars, there probably won't be alot of posts, but I figure "something" is better than "nothing"


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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (modular6480)

Postby Ville » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:43 pm

Hi there, All I have to say is I have one of them and I'ts being restored better than new I live at mexico city Mex. I'm 22 YO and I've driven this car since1995 it's still being pretty cool for being my first car tough, but well
recently got out the body shop with a fresh sikkens paint job and waiting for electric tuneup, mecanically it has been almost totally restored (exceptions are the 5 speed manual transmission ) but it doesn't need a tune up yet. it works very silent and shifts pretty easily. it has j18 engine from factory, not as powerfull as z20.z22 series but has loads of torque (at least) jeje
here's a front píc of my ship so check it out,
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (Ville)

Postby modular6480 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:04 pm

I think I've seen you on Cardomain before. I'm under username Modular6480. Nice looking car by the way.
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (modular6480)

Postby Ville » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:32 pm

du
modular6480 wrote:I think I've seen you on Cardomain before. I'm under username Modular6480. Nice looking car by the way.
Hi, THanks I didn't know you had a cardomain too. I've just checked some s110's at cardomain but there are just about 5 or 6 maybe. but maybe I've already seen yours, sincerely I don't remember.
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (Ville)

Postby vws200sx » Tue May 23, 2006 8:00 am

I have an 80' 200sx HT. starting the mods now. Looking to do front seat swap.... the original seats died a long time ago...

If anyone's been successful with swapping seats from a newer nissan, or other manufacturer?

Do I have to stay in the years, 1980-83?

Can use the original seat brackets? Or Do I need to purchase a universal seat bracket?


Thanks

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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (vws200sx)

Postby continental_drift » Tue May 23, 2006 4:49 pm

I have some wedge engineering brackets to fit recaros, I'll take some pics
for you, I haven't used them yet though but I have some seats I plan on
swapping in. it will atleast give you an idea of what your bracket should
look like if you decide to fab one. you could probably modify a stock one...

post up a couple pics of your car man, and welcome to nico!
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (vws200sx)

Postby Ville » Fri May 26, 2006 12:20 am

yeah show us your ship another one for the 200sx club welcome to nico
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (Ville)

Postby spectromen » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:45 pm

I'm a former 1980 owner, with a current opportunity to purchase a 1982 convertible....having a really tough time figuring out if it's worth much money...UGH agony!
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (modular6480)

Postby alaska_s110 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:09 pm

Hi I recently purchased a 1980 200sx Hatch, and I was wondering if anyone who's in/been in the know about them knew a good place to get replacement tail lights? Also, I was wondering if anyone has had problems changing the brake pads, specifically the caliper falling apart when you try to open the piston to put new pads in. Another question I had was, are there any reasonably easy mods to put different rotors/calipers from similar year datsuns/nissans on the car i.e. 280zx brakes and whatnot?


Thanks a lot guys!
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (Ville)

Postby 240rs » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:30 am

Amazed to see Ville's s110!!!! I have seen 10 240RS's in my life and never the s110.

But anyway, I have a 240RS myself and in need of a steering wheel hub for momo or sparco. I can get one for a 200sx 77-79, or for 84+ models. My guess is that the s110 is just in the middle of those. So the question is whether the steering column is more similar to the older models, or the newer. All help would be great!! Thanks!
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Postby Mr1der » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:18 pm

man...that's a good question...I couldn't tell you the answer though

also...because I love them...any pics of the 240RS and that sweet sweet FJ24?
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Postby dc2cw » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:30 pm

what are you doing for front brakes on these cars? can you get a vented rotor for them? who makes brake up grades?
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (modular6480)

Postby MAXIMUS_PR » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:49 pm

i'm also an owner of a s110 5 spd that ws my first car in 1992 its been stored for almost 10 cause i bough another car and then i also decided to built a 240sx/se20det that i sold later

but back to the topic back then i found headers that were made by pacesetter and cstom made an exhaust using flowmaster mufflers and later switch to a k&n replacement filter since mine came without power windows i use the one from the coupe ans also switched differentials cause i was told the automatic ones were have higher gear ratios.

But the ost important thing i want to mention is that back in 1995 or something like that on the first few issues on Sport Compact Car magazine they were custom building a 1982 200sx using a turbo from a svt mustang or something like that apparently they dropped the project cause they couldn't compensate for running lean but to be honest i don't remember all the details

i'm also want to know any info as to swap engine preferably an sr20det or even a ka24de please let me now
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Re: 1980-1983 200SX Owners (modular6480)

Postby manuelism » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:59 pm

i need a carb
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Postby 80200sx » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:00 pm

I owned a 80 200sx when I was 15-17 and did a full restore on it...here are a couple pics

here are some pics of one I just picked up....I kick myself now for ever getting rid of my old s110....but luckily by the grace of god I found another one.....do have some questions though....has anyone ever done a lsd swap in the rear if so did you change to independent suspension or did you actually rebuild the diff and if you did rebuild what did you use.....thanks for your help in advance here are some pics of the new ride and a couple vids right after I got her running....keep in mind this car sat for 17 years without ever cranking....had it 2 days and voila its running again





now the other red one I owned I restored and it looked about 10 times worse than this one...so this should be a breeze.....I am hoping to do a full out drift car setup with a ca18t .....we'll see what happens though....and also does anyone know where I can get a set of these badges....I have been searching everywhere but I can't seem to find them....here or japan auctions
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Postby V01canic » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:38 pm

Hi all im new to Nico so be nice....

so ive been looking for a 510 for a really long time and couldnt find a running one but i did find a little thing called a 200sx (S110)...

im about to buy it but before i do i want to know a few things (remeber im a newb)

what is a good price for an ugly but good running 200sx
what will swap in that engine bay w/o to much killer work sr20det?
does it have a lsd
suspension..?


PLEASE HELP GUYS

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Postby 80200sx » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:19 pm

no lsd has a solid axle in the rear and the lsd they made for it got discontinued last year......anything under 500 I would say is a good deal....depends on your area if it has rust things of this nature....the body is incredibly hard to find parts for so keep this in mind when you get it.....and yes the sr20 will fit, so will the ka, I saw a guy with a vg30et you can fit most of the nissan motors in it without too much problems....I know that the ka and the sr20 have the same mounts though so they should be a relatively easy swap and suspension is about outdated as hell I would recommend doing what I am doing now....get a rear cradle and a full s13 suspension and convert it to independent suspension that way it becomes easily modifiable later and you can swap up the lsd with ease if need be
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Postby 80200sx » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:20 pm

oh and you should be able to pick up a full s13 suspension for right around 300 bucks used....I think I got mine for about 250 but still I say 300 to be on the safe side
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Postby V01canic » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:22 am

80200sx wrote:I know that the ka and the sr20 have the same mounts though so they should be a relatively easy swap
so not to be repetitive, but its a direct bolt in to the existing mounts?!


80200sx wrote:get a rear cradle and a full s13 suspension and convert it to independent suspension that way it becomes easily modifiable later and you can swap up the lsd with ease if need be
so how hard is said swap

thanks again, just want to make sure i dont get in over my head
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Postby Mr1der » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:11 pm

ooo pics of the rear subframe conversion!
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Postby 80200sx » Thu May 01, 2008 5:12 pm

V01canic wrote:
so not to be repetitive, but its a direct bolt in to the existing mounts?!


so how hard is said swap

thanks again, just want to make sure i dont get in over my head
the good thing about nissans is over the years the motor mounts have pretty much stayed the same....ne motor will just about bolt in, sr, ka, vg.....the biggest issue you are gonna have is the wiring....which if you know a little you can overcome

as for the suspension there is quite a bit of fab work involved....another option is swapping the s12 suspension....it is independent and its almost a direct swap into the s110....may be a better route....the only thing about the s13 is you will have to measure and figure out where to mount everything and get a rear cradle to hold everything in.....but its really up to you how involved you want to get in the whole project
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Postby Mr1der » Fri May 02, 2008 1:27 pm

hell, three of the families have VERY similar blocks (L, Z and KA)

I'm assuming that with the S110, it's like the S12 and you have to weld in new rear shock towers?

what about the front end, can you frankenstein S13 spindles and coilovers on it like you can an S12?

the biggest benefit I can see from an S12 or Z31 rear end would be the ease of getting a LSD to put in it.

(they're both R200 rear ends with a trailing arm IRS set up)
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Postby V01canic » Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm

i like to spend a lot of time on the road courses so the biggest thing for me would be the independent suspension and the ease of getting good coilovers
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Postby 80200sx » Sat May 03, 2008 6:36 am

Mr1der wrote:hell, three of the families have VERY similar blocks (L, Z and KA)

I'm assuming that with the S110, it's like the S12 and you have to weld in new rear shock towers?

what about the front end, can you frankenstein S13 spindles and coilovers on it like you can an S12?

the biggest benefit I can see from an S12 or Z31 rear end would be the ease of getting a LSD to put in it.

(they're both R200 rear ends with a trailing arm IRS set up)
well its not as easy as swapping the s12 spindles I do believe there is some fab work involved in mounting everything welding in some plates and what not....but I would really love to swap the lsd and interchange if necessary....thats why I am working on the project....I will post some pics up next week when I get it started
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Postby dorimaster » Sun May 11, 2008 10:41 am

Im working on mine, which is an 83' hatch, but i need the early parts if someone can spare me some? i have a hood and 2 fenders, just need a few misc parts.

I am putting a vq35 into mine and some other goodies!

please feel free to email me about it, i am also in NC, cahrlotte

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Postby 80200sx » Sun May 11, 2008 11:45 am

dorimaster wrote:Im working on mine, which is an 83' hatch, but i need the early parts if someone can spare me some? i have a hood and 2 fenders, just need a few misc parts.

I am putting a vq35 into mine and some other goodies!

please feel free to email me about it, i am also in NC, cahrlotte

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you have an extra drivers fender?
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Postby hyouriittai » Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm

Hey guys. I'm definitely excited to find a group of S110 owners. This vehicle is so hard to find information on! But, I am kind of in love with its lines, especially in the form of a 240RS.

I am looking into buying one of these. I have a clue as to where to get one of these, fairly clean, with only 100k mi on it. I want to turn it into a project.

However, I am unsure as to what kind of parts to use, particularly in terms of suspension and all that. I found a site which cited that KYB makes GR2 shocks for the rear, and when I searched for the parts number, it came up with Mazda RX7 (FC3S) rear shocks - so I am curious as to whether or not the rear set up is compatible with FC suspension. This would be great, seeing as how aftermarket manufacturers are still producing high end performance parts for the RX7.

But that's all I know. Does anyone have any information as to where I could research the kind of improvements / replacements that can be installed on the S110 chassis? Is it at all compatible with parts from the Datsun 240SX S30 chassis? (I read somewhere that it shared similar parts with "Z-Cars")

What about engine parts or swaps? Does anyone know of any existing projects that have something other than a Z or FJ engine in an S110? I would be particularly interested in investigating the possibilities of installing an SR20DE or CA18DE/T in an S110.

Any and all info is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

You can email me at matthew_hope@comcast.net or instant message me on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) at "hyouriittai"
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Postby hyouriittai » Fri May 16, 2008 4:47 pm

dorimaster wrote:Im working on mine, which is an 83' hatch, but i need the early parts if someone can spare me some? i have a hood and 2 fenders, just need a few misc parts.

I am putting a vq35 into mine and some other goodies!

please feel free to email me about it, i am also in NC, cahrlotte

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Dude! If you are seriously going to go through with the VQ install, KEEP US POSTED! That would be insane. I am really interested in how you'd go through with it.

What other goodies are you considering? I am really interested in suspension mods, right now. As mentioned earlier, I really would like to look into an SR20 install, but I wouldnt know where to start! Maybe we should get some serious discussion on performance modifications on the S110 chassis!
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Postby 80200sx » Wed May 21, 2008 6:50 pm

I am gonna be posting up about a sr20det swap soon....motor should be at my doorstep in about a month and then I am swapping all suspension for an s13 setup and I dunno what else past that....besides cage, stripped, custom dash...couple other goodies
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Postby hyouriittai » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:09 am

80200sx wrote:I am gonna be posting up about a sr20det swap soon....motor should be at my doorstep in about a month and then I am swapping all suspension for an s13 setup and I dunno what else past that....besides cage, stripped, custom dash...couple other goodies
What have you concluded about the mounting points for the SR20 block? I think that may be the route I would go if I pick up this S110. Though, I am new to this whole modifying-cars thing, so I was wondering how you'd go about it? (i.e., using parts from a S13, etc.)
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