1UZFE V8 Swapped: 1986 Nissan 200SX

Oh boy. Another classic rear-drive Nissan from the 80s with a big American V8 shoved under an ugly cowl induction hood…wait…that’s not a small block Chevy? That is a Toyota 1UZ-FE from some 90s Lexus with a high-rise intake manifold and a carbumafication setup. This thing is ratty, but it should be fun. Find this 1986 Nissan 200SX offered for $6,900 in Flagstaff, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1986 nissan 200sx
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 135000
odometer broken
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1986 200sx

Large rod 94 1uzfe

Heat wrapped 2uz headers

Australian super stock Harcourt high rise intake manifold

Sniper EFI and MSD Blaster 2 coil with custom distributor

KA transmission with custom one-piece drive shaft

XAT lightweight flywheel with sprung six puck clutch and Aisin pressure plate

3” aluminum radiator with dual electric fans controlled by the sniper

Techno Toy Tuning weld on coilovers and adjustable top hats

Pioneer bluetooth stereo with kicker self-powered sub

Start-up video: https://youtu.be/DGfxWj2UVgU


Walk around video: https://youtu.be/l7qDlhw3Urg

Items that are new:

Water pump, timing belt, cam seals, front and rear main seals, coolant crossover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets, battery, starter, clutch slave, ngk plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor, inner and outer tie rods, s13 control arms and ball joints, axles and diff seals, front calipers and rotors, custom acm door cards, rear kyb shocks, less than 500 miles on federal 595’s mounted on old school ar61’s, shifter bushing, front steel braided brake lines, wheel studs, front wheel bearings, windshield just put in, fuel filter, Deatsh Werks dw200 fuel pump, just did an oil change and fresh mt90 in the gearbox.

This thing could still use some love as but as you can see it’s already had a ton of work done to it. It has a catalytic converter but I’ve never had it emission tested since I live in Flagstaff. The front window seals are in sad condition, the dash is cracked, and there are still a couple of trim pieces that are missing. There is a small amount of surface rust but I’ve included a picture so you can see it’s superficial. The whole car was rattle canned black by one of the previous owners and it’s had a welded z31 rear end for just as long but as you can tell the body is fairly straight for an s chassis that has been around the drift scene longer than most people have known about drifting. There is no heat or A/C, the heater core was cut at the firewall but the A/C evaporator is still intact and I still have the condenser and the 1uz compressor, you would just need to make the lines hook up and maybe get a new dryer to work with 134.

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