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  1. Miles

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    I had considered Dynamat (expensive), but for only a slight difference in insulating/sound attenuating performance I chose to use the cheaper Cool It product. My approach was to lay down the thermal mat followed by Cool It foil backed mat and carpet over that. Car is much cooler and quieter.
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  3. Useful information Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many! Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable. Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions. Spend a lot of time planning and costing the project system by system before starting the build. Useful Links: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/ Recommend the headlight relay harness. The owner is a HybridZ member who provides electrical upgrades and repair services. http://zhome.com/ https://www.zcar.com/ http://www.classiczc...com/index.html/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/ http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html
  4. Suggest that you make a wire list as per attachment before making anymore changes. The attached list is for my 240Z, but some of it may apply. 240z Wiring Tag Numbers Table.xls
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    LT1 swap tips

    Welcome I have used the T5 transmission in two 240Z SBC projects. No problems and the transmission fits easily in the car. The transmission is tilted 15 degrees towards the dirver's side, but is not a problem and only requires trimming the left side of the shifter hole. Shifter location is close to stock. Useful information Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many! Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable. Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions. Search Google: "240z LT1 swap" etc. Tons of data on 240Z V8 swaps on-line. Spend a lot of time planning and costing the project system by system before starting the build. Useful Links: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/ Recommend the headlight relay harness. The owner is a HybridZ member who provides electrical upgrades and repair services. http://zhome.com/ https://www.zcar.com/ http://www.classiczc...com/index.html/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/ http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html
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    Driveshaft is Stuck Good

    A few more ideas............................... https://www.zcar.com/forum/10-70-83-tech-discussion-forum/277140-driveshaft-bolts-help.html
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    Driveshaft is Stuck Good

    Stop doing weird stuff to your car. Reminds me of aliens probing an abductee. You could try removing the front differential support which would allow the differential to droop. That might open up enough space to get a good bite on the bolt. Or you could place a wrench on the bolt, turn the driveshaft so the wrench is against the body, put pry bar in the U-joint and then turn the driveshaft with the pry bar. In an absolute worse case, you could pull the differential and driveshaft out as a unit and then remove the bolts.
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    S30 Rear Diff Details

    R200 FSM r200 manual.pdf
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    S30 Rear Diff Details

    Question has been answered many times. There are whole web pages dedicated to your question. Google "r200 swaps" etc. Search HybridZ and classiczcars.com Start here: http://www.zhome.com/ZCMnL/tech/GearRatios.html http://www.zhome.com/ZCMnL/tech/R200.htm http://www.jasonparuta.com/?page_id=1507
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    JTR SBC Kit Positioning Help

    The T5 is rotated 15 degrees towards the driver's side. Requires removing a small amount of sheet metal on the drivers side of the shifter hole. I also shortened to shifter. Once all of the trim is in place you don't notice the 15 degree tilt to the left. I used the MSA engine-trans swap kit so there may be some differences in shifter location with the JTR kit.
  11. So if it is so hard to build a hot rod in Germany, how come there are so many of them?
  12. Roll bar/cage etc That's far too extreme for a roadcar (and probably a pain to climb through). I was thinking of a half-cage behind the seats (like those Porsche sticks in their GT3/GT2 road cars), and maybe a bar to the front for some side-protection. I had a halo-bar in mind for the added safety, but actually backed off that plan since I'm not really planning to run a butt-naked interior (and don't know if I want to cut the dash to bits). So it's probably going to be closer to this than to this. Just something to hit your head on in a street car. Or you can wear a helmet on the street.
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