14 Responses to “1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT Hakosuka Restoration”

  1. Ted says:

    Your flywheel HP calculation is too high. 170whp would not equal 240bhp, that would be a loss factor of more than 40%.

    The generally accepted rule of thumb for WHP-BHP calculation in a RWD car is about 15-20%. Your 190whp is about 219-228bhp.

  2. M3clubracer says:

    Please learn to drive before you crash, roll, or damage that beautiful car.

  3. Azz says:

    Bro, awesome work.
    Very clean and thought through restoration.

  4. HakosukaJD says:

    Love the blog….I’ll spend a little more time in the details of your writings as I work on the individuals of my own car.
    Really wanted to write you as you helped me solve a problem of my own. A couple of months ago, my workplace was having a car show for its employees. My Hakosuka was in desperate need of engine bay rework (very dirty, faded and wiring was horrid). So I pulled everything, refreshed the block, tranny, headers, all auxilliaries, and re-wired a good chunk of the bay to give it a much more clean appearance. After I puth the engine back in, and connected everything back up….no spark. I had been meticulous about wiring, particularly correcting all the original hack-jobs (poor crimps, wrong connector types, innappropriate splices). Trouble shooting the ignition system didn’t help much save a wierd reading I was getting from the coil. Turned out (as you noted), the dizzy doesn’t appear to ground very well to the head….a simple grounding strap from the mech advance screw to the battery and everything was hunky dory again. If only I hadn’t lost these past couple of months…had some beautiful weather…..
    Thanks again…

  5. Jorge says:


    I just love the hard work you’ve been putting on this car, congratulations !

    Here in Portugal I have a 4 door 1971 Skyline, in Europe they have 2400cc instead of the original 2000 motor ( the same engine has the 240Z ).

    The car I have has less than 10.000 km’s on it, because it was parked on a Nissan garage for years ;)

    Please continue the good work on this car.



  6. Chris Brady says:

    How did this gt2000 get to Australia? What is a contact to get one here???

  7. Kevin Truong says:

    Awesome resto write ups and pictures! Your project Hako is one of my fav cars to date.

  8. Generally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, very great post.

  9. DatsunFan says:

    I read every single letter of this write-up.
    One day I will stop playing around with my E30’s and get myself a proper Nissan Skyline C10, C110 or a Datsun 240Z.
    Thank you.

  10. Buck Haverals says:

    Hi , I’m from Belgium .First I didn’t know anything of the car . But when I saw the car on a sight it was love on first sight . I wanted to know everything about the car’s history . So I came on your blog . Normally I don’t read blogs.But it reads like bestseller ! It’s a great blog . I wish I had money enough to buy one of those Skyline . I keep dreaming . Thank you, very great post .

  11. Paritosh says:

    Holy mother of god! You have been so meticulous and patient with her!! Awesome job and what was the final dyno output after the exhaust swap? Also did you try any ram air adapters ?

  12. Mo Rengaswamy says:

    Well done, it looks like you have invested every part of you; the Hakasuka looks awesome.

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  14. Michael P says:

    After reading this entire write up, I must say this is one of the most inspiring things I have ever read! I feel like I was right there with you, from the day it was loaded onto the RORO, to the very latest suspension tweak. I can only dream to one day be as knowledgeable and patient as you are, and to have a car of this stature of my own. Thank you for sharing this experience with the rest of the world!

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