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Does anyone know of a site for a Datsun 2000 or 1600 roadster? Iam beginning to have an intrest in these cars but am probably 3-4 years off from purchasing one. I have always been pleased with '82-'83 280zx but the convertable sounds nice and I hope the engine is not tooo different from what I am used to.
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Go to Collectorcartraderonline.com or sumtin like that...they have a few roadsters for sale, mainly in the Cali area, but you can still get em if you look


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Hi -

I've owned my 1969 2000 for almost 10 years. A nice little car. You can
get parts and information from:

http://www.datsunparts.com/index.html or
http://www.datsunroadster.com/

The 2000s had a 4 cylinder overhead cam engine. The 1600s and 1500s had
standard pushrod engines. The 2000s had more pep, but had issues with the timing chain and oil pressure. The 1600s are bullet proof and are still fairly peppy.
The 1970 was the last model year for the 2000. It has square corner lights. The 1969 and 1968 model years had tear-shaped corner lights. If you can find a 67 1/2 2000 buy it. They are very rare, and have a low detachable windshield. I think their side triangle windows open, also.

Anyway, parts are a bit harder to get and a bit more expensive. If you're on the east coast there is a Roadster get together in Watkins Glen every year. Lots of events on the West Coast, too. Good luck should you choose to get one.

Stephen in NJ
 

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There is an active Datsun Roadster e-mail list. Visit my woefully outdated website <http://adam_bradley.tripod.com> for the instructions to join the list.

The 2000's are very popular. If you buy one, make sure it doesn't need a timing chain. The 1600 has the R16 engine, which was produced in much larger numbers, and which has many interchangeable parts with the H20 engine used in forklifts (and a few non-US cars/trucks) into the 1980's. In fact, there are a number of converted pushrod "R20" engines with either H20 internals (direct swap) or machined U20 crankshaft (fits with modification).


Adam
Sold my 260z
Kept my 1600 Roadster
 
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