TODD BULKE­LEY 1969 DAT­SUN 1600 SSS COUPE

Street Machine - - Clint Kelly 1973 Holden Lj Torana Transmission Eng -

Colour: Gla­surit Rod­ney Red

GRUNT

En­gine: Nis­san FJ20 stroked to 2.2L In­take: CPC Billet Turbo: Gar­rett GTX3582R Head: Ported FJ20 Crank/rods: Spool Pis­tons: CP Bear­ings: ACL Ig­ni­tion: 4 x AEM coils ECU: Hal­tech Elite 1500 Cool­ing: PWR/SPAL fan In­ter­cooler: An­drew Lynch with PWR core Ex­haust: SMB muf­fler box Pre­ferred fuel: E85 Power: 515hp@23psi

UN­DER­NEATH

Gear­box: Al’s Race Glides re­verse-pat­tern C4 Con­verter: 4200rpm stall Diff: R200, Kaaz cen­tre Cvs/drive­shafts: Porsche Turbo/billet

STOP & GO

Front sus­pen­sion: Dat­sport coil-overs, KYB in­serts Rear sus­pen­sion: IRS, KYB shocks Bushes: White­line Brakes: Sky­line R32 (f), Sky­line R31 (r)

CABIN

Trim: Con­nelly Leather Seats: Lo­tus Door trims: Hand-formed metal Wheel: Billet Spe­cial­ties Draft Pedals: Billet Spe­cial­ties Pro­file Belts: Dat­sport Shifter: PCS pad­dle-shift and touch-but­tons Gauges: Hal­tech IQ3 Ra­cepak

ROLLING STOCK

Rims: Sim­mons; 17x7 (f), 17x8 (r) Rub­ber: Nankang; 195/50/R17 (f), 225/50/R17 (r)

THANKS

Ben, John, Ronny, An­drew, Vic­tor and Dar­ryl at John Zelukovic Smash Re­pairs; Wayne Birkin at Street Trim; Baz & Tracy at Dat­sport; Peter Mcdonnell at PMC Race En­gines; Stew­art Wilkins Motorsport; Clay­ton’s Cre­ations; Ariel at Cus­tom Plenum Cre­ations; Mick’s Motorsport; Al’s Race Glides; PJ’S Quick Bits; Mick at GCG Tur­bocharg­ers. Spe­cial thanks to my wife Kristy and kids Carly and Tyler for all the sup­port

Af­ter be­ing told he would never drive again, Todd sold off his ex­ist­ing Dat­sun. But af­ter de­ter­min­ing he could mas­ter the makeshift hand con­trols his brother Craig fash­ioned, he went out and bought an­other Datto the next day. Then, in early 2001, he set about im­port­ing this rare SSS coupe. From all this, you might as­sume Todd’s a one-eyed Dat­sun loy­al­ist, but the truth is he grew up on a sta­ple diet of Street Ma­chine V8 good­ness and wouldn’t mind adding a 350 Chev-pow­ered LC/LJ To­rana to the Bulke­ley fleet A B 6Boost made the cus­tom man­i­fold to suit the Gar­rett GTX3582R turbo. Todd tells us they’re ex­pen­sive, but no­body ever breaks them. “The mir­ror-pol­ished, billet CNC in­take is also pretty spe­cial,” he says. “CPC did a run of four, which sold straight away. Aaron Fitz­patrick bought one of them at the same time I did, and I don’t think Ariel at CPC has made any more since” “With over 500hp, it’s def­i­nitely fun to drive,” Todd says of his Datto. “There’s more to come. Once fully tuned, it’ll eas­ily make over 600.” The striking cus­tom-mixed hue has been dubbed Rod­ney Red. “Af­ter mix­ing the colour I couldn’t think of a good name for it,” says painter Ben Zelukovic. “The name Rod­ney Red came up and it just stuck!”

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