Mason Shipman purchased his 1973 Datsun 620 with a turbocharged SR20DET inline-four. It was a blast to drive however after the Nissan engine broke for the second time, he decided it was time for a change.
Mason replaced the broken SR20DET with a turbocharged 2.3 L Volvo B5234T inline-five. He installed the engine using custom mounts and a shorted Volvo 960 oil pan. The engine features a Mitsubishi TD04-16T turbocharger, Volvo S60R exhaust manifold, and factory Motronic 4.4 ECU.
The engine was converted to coil-on-plug and he built a custom intake from a Volvo S60R intake. Fuel is fed from a custom aluminum cell by a Walbro 255 pump.
The inline-five is mated to a T5 five-speed manual transmission from a Ford Foxbody Mustang. The transmission features a Volvo 960 (non-turbo) bellhousing, custom clutch and spline disc, Volvo pressure plate and flywheel, and machined Oil-Lite pilot bearing.
Power reaches the rear wheels through a custom driveshaft with a Mustang yoke to the factory Datsun rear end. The rear drum brakes were converted to disc to complement the Wilwood brakes in front.