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Okay, I still have my first car I bought in the summer of 1998, a 1982 Datsun 200sx roadster convertible. While moving it from my old house to my new it sprung a leak in the radiator and the temp gauge wasn’t working…. This caused the engine to blow. Now, it’s in the shop getting worked over for a full restoration and I’m looking for a performance cam shaft. Nothing too crazy, but seeing as it only makes like 104hp with the Z22E engine, I’d love to bump that up to 120-140 if possible. I searched everywhere to no avail and even called the Nissan dealership but they just told me there was nothing they could do. Any help is appreciated. 

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You could have the stock cam regorund if it wasn't damaged.  But, the Z22E is an EFI engine and its engine management might not work well with a non-stock cam.  1982 is still pretty primitive, I don't think it's tuneable, besides the AFM and other parts designed for a certain cam profile.  So, you might end up needing Megasquirt or one of the other engine management systems.


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