For Sale: $12K Firm: 1976 Datsun 280Z With A 5.3 L V8

This Datsun 280Z is for sale in Austin, Texas. The engine is a 5.3 L iron-block LM7 V8 which is usually found in GM trucks and SUVs. The engine has an LS1 intake and JCI LSx swap headers. The updraged T-56 six-speed transmission came out of a 800+ horsepower LS7 Camaro. The upgraded transmission leaves … Read more


Chris Forsberg’s 1975 Datsun 280Z

Professional drifter Chris Forsberg took his really nice 1975 Datsun 280Z for a little drive and recorded it. The coupe is powered by a 2.5 L RB25DET inline-six which is producing over 400 horsepower thanks to a HKS turbocharger. Source: Clarion

Datsun 280Z with LS2

Here is another good example of a clean Datsun/V8 swap. This 1978 Datsun 280Z has been owned by the same guy for 25 years and it sounds like he wishes the V8 swap would have happened sooner. The car weighs roughly 2,900 pounds and is putting out 400 horsepower and 400 torque which is bound … Read more

Big Block 454 in Datsun 280Z

Soon after the 383 was killed a search for more power resulted in squeezing a 454 into this small and light car. It would be interesting to find out the weight bias having such a big motor in this car. But it seems this car was built for one thing only, going in a straight … Read more