I'm new to this forum, and also new to the world of Datsun's! Been looking at getting a 240Z for about a year now, and desperately saving to start my project car.
I've got a good idea as to what I want to do to the car, and a lot of new ideas I don't think have been tried or done before. About 4 months ago I started as an 'Apprentice Automotive Engineer' at McLaren Automotive, so my mechanical and general knowledge of cars is strong, however, I'm still learning and I want to use this car project to help broaden my knowledge and skills.
I'm fairly familiar with prod. numbers for parts, such as engine blocks and headers etc. But bare with me as I'm still learning, haha! I know people will recommend that I use an L28 over an L24 for power gains, but I'd like to build the car around the L24. I've found a car with matching numbers etc. which I'm going to see in a few hours, to see what I'm saving for!
I want to completely strip down, clean up and rebuild the L24. A few parts I've seen online and am interesting in installing into the L24 are:
- Super lightweight pistons: https://datsunspirit...-l28-size-rods/
- EFI, or ITB's: https://datsunspirit...b-setup-for-l6/
Now the pistons I've found if I'm correct will not fit into the P30 block as the bore is about 3-4mm too big. Is there anyone else that offers lightweight pistons that would fit the P30 block, with an E88 head? If so, are they worth it or would the stock pistons do a good job if cleaned up?
Finally, ITB's or EFI. I'm not too keen on running carbs, and therefore looked to ITB's. Would these fit onto my theoretical L24 setup? I haven't seen much in the way of EFI on an L24, so if anybody could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated. If anybody could also tell me what the ITB's are like from experience that would be a massive help.
Like I said, I'm still new to this, but I'm incredibly willing to learn and any experiences or information is much appreciated. There will be more questions in time, haha, but for now, those are just two subjects I'm researching and would like more information about!