I had a Nissan Datsun 510 1980 model Hatchback

  • 1980 NISSAN
  • 150,000 MILES
I had a nissan datsun 510 1980 model hatchback. Left hand drive. But in our country the traffic is right hand. So I feel difficulty to drive that car. This car is rear wheel drive and manual steering.I want to convert it in to right hand drive.I want to know how coast come for conversion. And right hand conversion is how successful in that car.
i also want to swap engine in 1.6 Nissan EFI engine.U recommend me engine which is in 1.6 EFI and easly swappable in that car. Pleases give me yr expert opinion. Waiting for yr reply.
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM

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Seriously this will be a big undertaking. In the end it will likely cost more than the vehicle is worth.
The least expenive way to do this (if there is an enexpansive way) would be to find a right hand drive car of the same type at a salvage yard, buy that car and then switch the parts from that car to yours.
Even easier would be to locate a right hand drive car and then put the 1.6 EFI engine in it.

Probably by the time you finish the change-over you could have become accustom to driving the car as it is.

Consider this; in order to change the vehicle from left to right hand drive these are some of the things which would have to be changed/altered:
* steering rack changed
* brake master cylinder moved
* brake lines moved/replaced
* clutch master cylinder moved (line as well)
throttle cable (no big deal)
* possible transmission change (if present one can't connect to the 1.6L EFI or if linkage is on wrong side)
Steering column and wiring altered (lengthened)
* instrument panel
* there is much more but you get the idea.

What do you think?
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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 AT 6:37 PM

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