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Manvir Johal: 1970 Datsun 240Z

A friend of Manvir Johal's initially bought a GT-R and it sparked his interest in the JDM scene. "And once I saw Sung Kang's 240Z SEMA build, I wanted a Datsun really bad," expresses Johal. So he decide to look around, "and I found a barn-find 1970 Datsun 240Z (Series 1), which is the rarest Datsun in the market, usually rust buckets." Johal bought the shell and started to work on it, at Cyrious Garageworks in Oakville, Ontario. "We came up with the plan to completely restore and build a clean daily Datsun," he mentions. They spent hundreds of hours on restoring the body to factory and added the Rocket Bunny kit. The 240Z was fitted with all new suspension and a new engine to hold roughly 300 whp. "This made it a fun daily (driver) and gave us the opportunity to be able to take it on the track," Johal states.

"This being my first ever build, the 3 years spent on this car felt like an eternity."

Owner: Manvir Johal
Location: Scarborough, ON
Vehicle: 1970 Datsun 240Z
Horsepower: 300 whp
Club: n/a

SOCIAL

Facebook: /manvir.johal.50
Instagram: @manvir_240z

Photography by Randi Bentia, @cyriousgarage.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • RB25DET
  • Upgraded crank pulley
  • Tomei timing belt (151051)
  • HKS SSQV IV
  • Mishimoto radiator (MMRAD-DAT-70)
  • Mishimoto oil cooler (MMDC-UH)
  • Mishimoto intercooler (MMINT-UGB)
  • Mishimoto fan (MMFAN-16HD)
  • NGK BKR7E spark plugs
  • AEM MAP sensor
  • Air sensor
  • Vibrant catch can (12695)
  • Custom fuel cell routed to behind the license plate
  • Holley fuel sending unit with pump 12-132

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EXHAUST

  • Custom built by Cyrious Garageworks

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • AEM ECU
  • Speedhut 4.5" revolution series speedometer and tachometer
  • Prosport (52mm) Evo series boost control, fuel and oil temp gauges

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DRIVETRAIN

  • R33 RB25 transmission
  • Spec clutch

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Volk Racing TE37V wheels
  • Nitto NT01 tires

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BRAKES

  • Wilwood brakes
  • Front 300M drilled brakes
  • Rear 290M drilled and slotted brakes
  • Wilwood adjustable portioning value knob (260-8419)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Techno Toy Tuning
  • Rear control arms
  • Front differential mount
  • Moustache bar
  • Drop mount and dog bone
  • Axels
  • GTX2
  • Roll center adjuster
  • BC Racing BR series coil-overs
  • S13 rear differential
  • S13 rear hubs
  • CX-Racing
  • Driveshaft Yoke
  • Transmission Yoke

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EXTERIOR

  • Rocket Bunny kit
  • Fender-mounted mirrors
  • Seibon carbon fiber hood

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LIGHTING

  • Techno Toy Tuning JDM style tail lights
  • Silver motors headlights

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INTERIOR

  • Dynamat interior
  • Innovations leather kit
  • Retro-Spec carbon center console
  • Retro-Spec composite dash
  • The Z Store carbon rear panel
  • Custom roll bar
  • Takata 4-point racing harness
  • Bride Eurostar II
  • Razo type 300 shifter
  • Sparco champion steering wheel

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Kenwood KSC-SW11 subwoofer (2)
  • Kenwood DNX5759 multimedia unit

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The reroute of the gas nozzle to under the rear license plate to give a clean body line."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Change RB25 for built RB26
  • Rotiform wheels

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SPONSORS

  • n/a

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SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Cyrious Garageworks
  • Nextmod Markham

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