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 Post subject: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 pm 
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Where would an ITB Datsun 200SX with the CA20 engine fit? Its not classed in Prod.

Looks like a 2valve 100hp 2.0 engine with some variant of crappy Nissan mid 80s Fuel Injection, Stick Axle, not sure if it has rear disks or not (doesn't matter in Prod) etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:20 am 
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These 2.0L ITB cars are total tweeners in Prod. Highly doubtful they could ever achieve a lbs/hp ratio that would be competitive in FP, and be a heavy big-engine'd straight line warrior in HP that doesn't race well. A letter is the only way to really find out, but precedent shows that cars like that typically end up in FP.



(Queue someone making a comment about GP in 3, 2, ....)

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:44 am 
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I know it's a bit of a windmill situation, but....


It would fit great in GP

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:17 am 
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Allow the VG30 swap and let if fit in EP. HAHA.

If they won't allow a 2.0 914 with 92hp in HP, I can't imagine the howls when a 102hp RWD Nissan gets stuck in HP. So I agree it probably fits in FP at 1900ish lbs or slightly less.

The head looks terrible just looking at the pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:52 pm 
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CA20 is extremely doggy in ITB prepared in a legal fashion.

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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:52 am 
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Is this Barnett's ITB car? I always thought it was a cool car, i was even more surprised when i found out that put the VG30 in some of them.

But this kind of car is the reason why engine swaps should be allowed in Prod AND IT.

I guess they could spec alternate engines like the Rx8 has.

HP car with the Sentra's GA16
FP car with current engine or the 240sx single cam.
EP with an Sr20, VG30, etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Datsun 200SX in FP?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:05 am 
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The VG30 cars were quite different. They only came in the hatchback and had IRS. The four cylinder cars all had stick axles and the crappy CA20 engine. The owner is putting together the VTS and is going to submit it to the Prod board. The car probably belongs in HP, but will no doubt get classed in FP. Be nice if they gave it some carbs or something to at least help it breathe.

Engine swaps would probably confuse the whole situation, however being able to swap in a more common manufacture engine would be helpful here. Using the 240SX engine would make this a more feasible car. It is what it is though.

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