Datsun 510 with a LS6 V8

Datsun 510 with a LS6 V8

This Datsun 510 was built by Jared Snetsinger over two years at Lucky’s Speed Shop in Fremont, California. The 510 is powered by a 5.7 L LS6 V8 that makes 440 horsepower to the wheels through a Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission and Ford 9-inch rear end with a Detroit TrueTrac LSD with 3.55 gears. It … Read more

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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