Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

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Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby AZhitman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Join us for a look back at an all-but-forgotten entry in the history of Nissan Motorsports... a time when Nissan actually built certain limited-production cars solely for the purpose of complying with racing series' rules, in order to field a competitive entry.

http://www.nicoclub.com/?p=10630

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby Dattebayo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:48 pm

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Weird. S110 with a S12 front on it...

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby Jesda » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:26 pm

Well how effing cool is that. I got through all five pages -- quite a story!

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby nissangirl74 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:00 pm

That was awesome! i hope someone reputable ends up with it.

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby Mr1der » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:02 pm

did the original L powerplant use the OS Giken head as well?

white lightening as pictured by Dave used a twin cam OS Giken head to breathe easier

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby Rev_D21 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Knocked it out of the park! Great article!

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby AZhitman » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:45 pm

Mr1der wrote:did the original L powerplant use the OS Giken head as well?
You mean for passenger cars / trucks? No.

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Re: Back in Time: 1980 Datsun 200SX IMSA Turbo GTU!

Postby Mr1der » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:09 pm

I was referring to the one they took out of car to make it a roller.

the original L head was based of a Mercedes design.

well, sorta...once upon a time it was


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