With a sleek body and curves in all the right places, Will Long’s modified Datsun 260Z commands any car lovers attention. Check it out…
OWNER: WILLUM LONG
TECH SPEC: 1974 DATSUN 260Z
Rebuilt and skimmed head; MJP Stage 2 camshaft kit; triple 45 Weber carburators with trumpets and matching airbox (set up and balanced by Peter Lambda of Sigma Engineering and Keates); Janspeed manifold; 2.5-inch straight through exhaust; MSD ignition system and coil with custom bracket; R200 diff; S14A gearbox bolted to 260z bellhousing; 280z electronic distributor and alternator; lightweight heavy-duty starter motor; NKD spark plugs; Nissan Pulsar GTi-R electric fan; up-rated anti-roll bar set; billet oil filler cap; red rocker cover; stainless steel oil catch tank bracket and Mocal catch and breather system with Samco hoses; ITG Crankcase breather; braided fuel lines.
8×15-inch JBW wheels with 225/50×15 Toyo Proxes T1-R tyres; Tokico Illumina adjustable performance rear strut cartridges with stiffer lowering springs; MSA front and rear strut braces; caster adjustable tie rods; custom made front coilovers and suspension by Fourways Engineering; front 4 piston callipers (43mm pistons); vented, slotted, and drilled CNC Rotors with zinc plating; DOT approved custom fabricated steel braided brake lines; custom fabricated T6061 alloy spacers; ceramic brake pads; VW Golf rear discs and callipers; camber adjustable tie rods; new brake and fuel lines.
Shell fully stripped, treated, restored and painted Masarati red; rear wing, door handles and ZG arches wrapped in 3M carbon; new deeper front bumper with added brake ducting painted satin black; Zealou5 custom fabricated stainless steel air-channel coined facia; smoked front and side indicators and surrounds; smoothed bonnet; satin black fuel cap; carbon F1-style mirrors; H4 lights with covers; US spec turn signals; new weather strip and rubber kits.
Sparco Sprint 5 bucket seats; fully Stripped and treated interior; Safety Devices 4-point cage with extra fabricated harness bar; Takata harnesses; fire extinguisher; Moto-Lita steering wheel; JDM Datsun Knob; rejuvenated and painted interior panels.
My brother Richie and good friends Nick and Tom (for keeping me on the straight and narrow); Fourways Engineering; Mike Feeney at MJP; Mike at Initial Impact; the biggest thanks goes to Bobby at Zealou5 for his sheer passion, dedication and skill with this project; A-Team; #Devilzed; Mum and Dad for their unbelievable patience and support.
Photos Dan Pullen