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OS Giken TC24-B1Z in a z

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by AD240Z, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    I understand the point you are standing by Rob. Plus, you are probably right that no one here will buy that head. However, if you are saying that the Datsunworks head is not L-series development, then are you applying the same criteria to the OSG head? And any other aftermarket performance oriented developments? Youre saying using a diesel crank disqualifies it from being l-series, despite being from an 'L'D28 engine and the type of mod done since the 70s, in Japan, by dedicated L-series tuners? :confused:

    There's historical precedent on the Honda connection too btw; guys in Japan used the FT/XL500 bike piston to achieve 89mm bore with modified L14 rods and LD cranks in the 1970s.

    And yes, we do like classic engines, but the Ls have been modded heavily for 40+ years. It's part of their DNA almost. The original TC24-B1s were 1980 vintage. Surely that qualifies them as classic? Most of these mods have been conducted in one variation or another since the cars/engines were new.

    Is my to-be-assembled 3.1 not an L-series because it has a custom steel counter-weighted crank? I guess I might win some points back by having Nissan Competition rods to offset the deduction! :p

    This is definitely drifting off into the realms of opinion about what qualifies as what now. Reminds me of why I'd been avoiding posting about the Datsunworks head.

    Time to cut and run! :driving:
     
  2. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    basically, its an l series block so an l series engine.
     
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Rich, I was just throwing the diesel bit in to be mischievous. :devil:

    Ok I'll 'butt-out' Rich, no offence. ;)
     
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Which crank have you got Richie?
     
  5. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Mischievous? That was fighting talk man! :smash: :devil:

    I thought "he been spending too much time with the standard car again - it's affecting his brain!" :D

    Jon - the crank was made by Farndon Engineering. Basically, think along the lines of the Kameari L31-spec full counter crank and you're there.
     
  6. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member


    Was that the one 'mpac' had a while ago?
     
  7. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Hadn't heard of Farndon. I'll put one of them on my xmas list.
     
  8. racer

    racer
    Z Club Member

    Richie
    Do Farndons still require a minimum order of 3 cranks??
     
  9. jonbills

    jonbills
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  10. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Sounds kickass! And he has the rev limiter set at 7000. Imagine that mofo hitting 9k with a properly built stroker bottom end under it! :devil:
     
  11. s2k_adz

    s2k_adz Adz

    The things I would do to have one of those engines are not to be discussed in a public forum. Absolutely gorgeous the engine note on them!
     

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