Datsun 510 with a Turbo 4G63

Datsun 510 with a Turbo 4G63 inline-four

Jeffrey Ball purchased a 1972 Datsun 510 sedan roller in 2005 and shortly after started transforming it into his dream car. After sending the factory engine back to the previous owner, he installed a 2nd generation 2.0 L 4G63 inline-four with 1st generation head and Evo 9 pistons and rods. The engine runs a Slowboy … Read more

Datsun 510 with a LS3 V8

Datsun 510 with a LS3 V8

Marcus Fry Racing in Redwood City, California is responsible for transforming a Datsun 510 into a drift monster. Sticking out of the hood is a Hillborn injection system attached to a stroked LS3 V8. The engine features CP pistons, upgraded camshaft, Holley EFI system, and dry sump. Together they help produce 465 horsepower and 422 … Read more

Datsun 510 with an Ecotec Inline-Four

Datsun 510 with a 2.4 L LEA Ecotec inline-four

This Datsun 510 used to have a Pontiac Solstice powertrain which included a 2.4 L LE5 Ecotec inline-four. But since the project started in 2009 the owner has continued to upgrade the two-door. The LE5 was replaced with a 2.4 L LEA Ecotec inline-four capable of running off E85. The engine produces 180 horsepower and … Read more

Building a Datsun 510 with a RB25

Datsun 510 with a RB25 inline-six

Originally this Datsun 510 project was only going to receive an engine swap and a few suspension upgrades but now involves a lot more. Most of the interior sheet metal was cut out to make room for a custom firewall, tunnel and wider rear wheel wells. This was needed to fit the 2.5 L RB25 … Read more

Datsun 510 With A Turbo KA24DE

This very clean Datsun 510 was photographed by Al Numairy Performance in Dubia, UAE. Under the hood is a turbocharged Nissan KA24DE that can produce upwards of 509 horsepower but has been turned down to 349 horsepower. It was originally built by Kevin Koford in the US but was sold in 2011 and shipped to … Read more

Datsun 510 With A SR20DET

Ever since High School Rick O’Donnell has loved Datsun vehicles. Rick found a rusted Datsun 510 shell without a drivetrain and wanted to turn it into a track car. Rick worked on the body and McKinney Motorsports worked on installing a turbocharged Nissan SR20DET. After the swap he realized the car needed bigger tires to … Read more