Saturday, December 12, 2009

hotrot datsun

The traditional hot rods are usually powered by a V8. Chevys, Flatheads, Hemis are all pretty common. Here are a pair of hot rods that go against the grain by using the good old L series.
Street Rodder magazine did a series of articles in 1976-77 about their "Datsun Street Roadster" project car. It was built with a Model A frame, glass '29 Ford body, and L20B and running gear from a Datsun 620 pickup (via Nissan's US Manager of Technical Engineering, Bob Whitehead). The car set a G/Street Roadster record of 115.786 at Bonneville in '76.
From the June issue of Street Rodder, 1977

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