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alainburon

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  1. alternator to starter wire gauge

    I ran a #4 from the battery to the starter then a #4 from the battery to a distribution block. A #4 from the distribution block to the alternator. I used milspec wire for all that.
  2. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Those axles do look stout, how much torque are they rated to?
  3. Well, after months of research and reading through posts on this and other forums my project has officially begun. I would like to thank all of you for posting information about your projects progress. This makes life a lot easier for the rest of us in understanding what we are getting into. The plan: Install a stroked LS3 (416 CID 605hp/560ft. lb. torque) and a T56 transmission on my S30. Install Bad Dog frame rails; have a custom aluminum tank built that will allow dual exhaust. Fit a built R200 LSD with 300zx turbo axles and billet stub axles and adaptors. Send the body to a restoration shop for complete disassembly, paint and body work to be completed. Replace all weather stripping and send dash to be refurbished. I’m sure other things as well, I will update as I go. I plan on not cutting any corners on this build regardless of what it will cost, my estimate so far is between 45 and 50K, who knows I may be off there too. This is the second car I purchased and I have owned it for 23 years. The car means to me more than it will ever be worth therefore I don’t care how much I spend on it. This project should take a couple of years since the body shop is telling me 6 to 8 months from the time they get the car. Here are some pictures of what I’m staring with. The car looks OK in the pictures but it is a long way from being done right.
  4. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    After 6 years it's alive. I could not upload the video but will try again later. IMG_0519.MOV
  5. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    The dash is in, it still needs to be wired but we are getting one step closer.
  6. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thanks Richard, I get a lot of inspiration from you guys. Looks like we will be starting the motor this weekend then I should be on the road by the end of October if everything works as expected.
  7. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thank you, It's a K&N Air Filter RC-5171 it flows 1654 cfm and my motor requires 1038 cfm according to all the calculations we have done. It is a pretty good size but I wanted to make sure I was covered in case I increase the Nitrous shot. I angled it downwards a little in order not to obstruct the radiator too much.
  8. Great build, looks really clean.
  9. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thanks Guys, We are moving forward again. After numerous attempts we finally got the cold air intake completed. The goal was to make a one piece intake without any welds showing. We made one out of aluminum first and just could not make it smooth enough around the welds to chrome without compromising the integrity of the welds. Not to mention the 4 inch tubing did not line up very good especially if the weld is close to a bend. There seemed to be a step that even though was not noticeable in raw aluminum it would have been magnified once chrome plated. So we decided to go back to the drawing board and make it out of stainless. The guys at Prospeed Autosport formerly D3 Performance did an amazing job welding the intake and the chrome platers gave it the finishing touch. We put the Air Temperature Sensor as far away from the engine bay as possible in order to minimize heat soak and added a 6AN bung for the oil catch can system. I also worked closely with K&N to ensure we have the right size filter for this motor. The last thing I want is for the filter not to flow enough air for the motor and I have seen that numerous times. People using a tiny filter on a big power motor. We also made a bracket which we powder coated black that attaches to the front of the air filter to keep it from moving around. We should be able to fire it up in the next week or so. Can’t wait to hear it run for the first time in years.
  10. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    We had to relocate the wiper delay module to the driver’s side foot well due to spacing constraints in the passenger side area. I was able to get the Cable X Box as well as the T56 Reverse Lock Out Module in the same spot. That’s where the factory ECU was located therefore everything is hidden behind the original ECU cover. We are using a Milspec connector to run all the T56 Reverse Lock Out Module, master cylinder, Temperature sensor (for Home Link Rear View Mirror), windshield washer pump and engine bay light wiring through the firewall next to the brake booster.
  11. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    LOL, far from it that's why it's taking me so long to get this car to this point.
  12. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thanks Sean, I appreciate that sir. Yea come by anytime. It seems like I'm always in the garage working on the car, I want to see yours in person. Looks really good in the pictures. We should be able to fire it up mine in the next 2 weeks.
  13. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thanks, it was close as the water was rising pretty fast. I had my car on jack stands at the highest setting they will go and we were lucky the water did not get to the garage but our subdivision was flooded so getting out was impossible. I look forward to getting together for a meet. Anytime you are in town look me up.
  14. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    I had an aluminum bracket made for my ECU which fastens to the same location where all the original wiring connectors where located behind the glove box. I was able to mount the ECU on the inside of the bracket and my Nitrous controllers and relays on the front in order to have access for adjustments if needed. I’m using a stinger distribution block to provide power from the battery to the fuse panel, amplifier, relays and ECU relay/fuse box. The ECU has its own stand-alone fuse box and relay panel. I wanted to have as much of the wiring and computers as possible inside the car to avoid unnecessary clutter in the engine bay. Having the ECU, its relay/fuse box, 2 Nitrous Controllers and the fuse panel for the rest of the car inside the car it has become quite a challenge to be able to fit everything without it looking like a rats nest of wiring. It looks like we are very close to completing the wiring. It has been a long road but the end result should be worth it as all the wiring in the car would have been replaced, not just what comes in a universal wiring kit.
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  16. Inner fender liners?

    Yea those look pretty clean, how are the mounting holes? Any rips or tears? Also how much do you wnat for them?
  17. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    That looks really clean, I assume they only did these vents on the early model S30 because mine does not have that.
  18. Inner fender liners?

    Keith, I found these for sale but they do not mount to the factory location, you have to drill holes in order to mount them It looks like they may work though. I still would like to replicate the factory ones if possible but this is an option in case all else fails. http://vintagezparts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_6&products_id=1045
  19. Holy carp man, sounds like you had an interesting weekend in Austin. I know some give me a hard time about how long it's taken to do my car but I'm replacing every single wire on this thing. It's easy to run a painless set up but that does not change everything. All I can tell you is that I hate wiring with a passion and can't wait to be done with it. Let me know if you need nay help man, after dealing with mine I'm getting better at it.
  20. Inner fender liners?

    Thanks Sean but I think they would need the old liner in order to replicate them right? I do not have any on my car.
  21. I know the feeling man, we are still trying to get all the electrical stuff wired properly on mine. Re-wiring these cars is no fun and games.
  22. Inner fender liners?

    Have you tried this yet? Just wondering how it worked out for you since it seems like finding fender liners for S30's in good condition is like winning the lottery twice in the same day.
  23. LOL, looking forward to it man. What bugs does your Z have?
  24. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Those look great, good choice.
  25. Looks good man, glad you went with gloss paint. I can't wait to get mine on the road too.
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