TurboFource Dork
4/1/24 7:46 a.m.
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/1/24 8:24 a.m.

Ummm.  That is actually pretty damn cool!

clownkiller Dork
4/1/24 5:58 p.m.

clownkiller Dork
4/1/24 6:00 p.m.

Mr_Asa MegaDork
4/1/24 6:10 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

For the price, though?   Jeebus

prodarwin MegaDork
4/1/24 6:48 p.m.

This is the alternate universe Tokyo drift car.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/1/24 10:09 p.m.

I'd drive it. 

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
4/2/24 2:23 p.m.

That really is something. I'll allow it, just on the weird factor alone. And it still has a turbo! 

84FSP PowerDork
4/2/24 2:51 p.m.

I'll take most random motor swaps for $500 Alex...

SEADave Dork
4/2/24 4:44 p.m.

That's really cool, and for $10k pretty much a steal if it's not a total rust bucket.  For those of us familiar with 81 TA's but not Nissans, what are the specs on that engine and what did it come from?   

rdcyclist GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/2/24 9:24 p.m.

10k for a real life T/A isn't bad and the RB25DET (at least that's what I think it is) probably makes 100hp more than the 400 while weighing 200lbs less. That's probably why the suspension trim looks a little funny. I'd hit it...

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/2/24 10:19 p.m.

well they did offer a Turbo T/A that year....


drew944 New Reader
4/3/24 8:23 a.m.

Pretty sure that is a KA (the 240 engine) but I too am no expert in Nissans. In my head, the owner LS swapped a 240 and had the engine kicking around so they reverse swapped (gm<=>nissan) (also I know the t/a didn't have an LS but I'm talking spiritually not physically)

81cpcamaro SuperDork
4/4/24 9:15 a.m.

Listing has it as a 4 cyl, and a Nissan guy at work says it is a KA24 engine. RB25DET would have been a better choice.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/4/24 4:36 p.m.

Yeah ka turbo. If it was an RB25 i would have bugged carli more than the quick "i want this" comment I made to her

toonarmy New Reader
4/4/24 4:53 p.m.

Can confirm from the pics it's a KA24DE

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