June 10, 2011
The first two photos via Nostalgic Hero Minkara, next two via AMPIO and last one via Jin. Click for wallpaper size!
May I get a round of applause please for the forever excellent LZ14 powered Datsun B110 Excellent! SS KUBO has revived this particular car and was out on the track in January. Man, what I would give to drive this car around Tsukuba. The Sunny Excellent was a special late factory version of the B110 which had a larger tunnel as well as a longer front end to house its L14. The LZ is a race bred version of the L series which may be more recognised in their 6 cylinder variant. A twin cam, cross flow, 4 valve head which sits on the L series block brings the otherwise common technology to the pointy edge of the time. Upon it’s release, the ~200HP Sunny Excellent made itself known by winning the 1973 GP. The LZ eventually morphed into the LZ20B which was decompressed, turbo’d and fitted to the Tomica R30 and S110.
From the outside the extra length is quite noticeable but this is the first time I recall taking a proper look at the engine bay. It’s safe to say that the engine swap was much more than just that and everything from the firewall and strut towers to the radiator support were revised. Huge respect for SS KUBO for maintaining such a car and I can only hope that I get to hear it wail for myself one day, until then, turn up the volume for the video below!