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Cars > Challenges > “the Datsun” Vs “85 Celica GTS”

 

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1971 Datsun 240Z JCR "Cal Z"

“the Datsun”

1985 Toyota Celica GTS

“85 Celica GTS”

 
Photo of: 1971 Datsun 240Z
Photo of: 1985 Toyota Celica

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

About “the Datsun”

This is it... my baby.
It has outlasted all my ex-wives and I have had it longer than 2 of my 3 boys (15 years). Since new, its been through at least three engines, two or more transmissions, four paint jobs and a body kit.My 1971 JCR "Cal Z" is running a bored/stroked L24 (straight 6) from a 73(?) 240-Z. The head is a ported '71 aluminum job. It is carbed with triple Dellortos, on a Lynx alum. manifold like the early Porsches and Lotus' ran. I'm using a 3-into-2 header with 2.75" exhaust to a "ricer" muffler. The trans was replaced with a'74 260-Z 4-speed just in time for the snow to fly in fall 2005. The interior sports a roll bar and seats from a Supra. The "whale tail" on the back was an option with the body kit - but does it really add downforce?
The wheels are 70's vintage aluminum slots. The fronts are 14x6 and the rears are 14x12. The fenders can hold 12" wides on all four corners.
Please let me know if you have any modern wheels in this bolt pattern (4x4.25") and at least 10" wide, as these wheels SUCK..

About “85 Celica GTS”

my first ride

 

Specs for “the Datsun”

The body kit is a Jim Cook Racing "Cal Z" kit from the late '70s.
Fresh paint for the custom fiberglass body should be coming this spring (2007).

Specs for “85 Celica GTS”

2.5L 4cyl
185 hp
160 fps
rwd
245/40r15 r
235/40r15 f

 

Factory Options for “the Datsun”

Originally, the Z came with dual "SU" style carbs on the stock 2.4 liter straight 6 (145 hp?). I believe the original color was "Canary Yellow". The original wheel/tires were 195-75-14 on 14x6 steelies with hubcaps.

Factory Options for “85 Celica GTS”

ps, pb, pdl, pw, cruise, tilt,

 

Mods for “the Datsun”

My 1971 JCR "Cal Z" is running a bored/stroked L24 (straight 6) from a 73(?) 240-Z. The head is a ported '71 aluminum job. It is carbed with triple Dellortos, on a Lynx alum. manifold like the early Porsches and Lotus' ran. I'm using a 3-into-2 header with 2.75" exhaust to a "ricer" muffler. The trans was replaced with a'74 260-Z 4-speed just in time for the snow to fly in fall 2005. The interior sports a roll bar and seats from a Supra. The "whale tail" on the back was an option with the body kit, does it really add downforce???
The wheels are 70's vintage aluminum slots. The fronts are 14x6 and the rears are 14x12. The fenders can hold 12" wides on all four corners.
Please let me know if you have any modern wheels in this bolt pattern (4x4.25") and at least 10" wide, these wheels SUCK...

Mods for “85 Celica GTS”

CAI, Bosch Plat4, catback exhaust, leather seats and trim

 

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Cover photo of the '71 Datsun album
the '71 Datsun
Photos: 6
 

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Points for the Datsun Total Votes Points for 85 Celica GTS
20 6 10

 

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