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  1. fs: 1976 Datsun 280z Roller

    The car is still available.
  2. fs: 1976 Datsun 280z Roller

    1976 Datsun 280z chassis. Located in Scarborough, Maine This is most definitely a project car. The car chassis fabbed from 1.75" x 0.090" DOM tube and 2" x 3"x 0.125" stock. Front end is from a Lexus SC400. The rear end is from a R32 GTR. Doors, Hood and front fenders will go with it. PM me for any further details. Here is some pictures from the previous owner: http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/102035-rbs-builds/ $2000 or best offer.
  3. FS: Quaife Rocket Box 4-speed Dogbox -SOLD

    Tom, 250hp - 300ft/lbs rated. Car takes a little bit to get going but once it's there you're golden. I had a sprung hub and it ran fine. Shipping is $100 with UPS ground.
  4. SOLD This gearbox was installed in a 1970 240z for the 2016 NEHA Hillclimb series. I only got to do two races this year and as a result it has seen very little use. Super quick shifts and great dogbox noise. Straight-cut gears, dog engagement transmission. Standard H-pattern. Gear ratios are 2.04/1.54/1.21/1.1 with reverse. 8.25" input-shaft to be used with stock Z pilot bearing/bushing. Datsun L series bellhousing. Direct drop-in for 240/260/280Z. Weight with bellhousing and adapter is 78 pounds. This gearbox will come with a balanced Taylor Racing Z Driveshaft (they maintain and stock spares for these gearboxes). In very good condition and ready to go. Price - $3000 plus shipping.
  5. New 240z Owner in Maine, USA

    did you ever get any recomendations on a datsun mechanic in Maine? I'm also in Maine (southern).
  6. Thanks all. I'll be back at it again this evening. The camera will roll. Updates are forthcoming.
  7. I'll stick this here knowing the subject has probably been beat to death already. Recently rebuilt mikuni 44phh carbs and added a Schneider 270-80f cam to E88 head, 2.6l block. Fuel pressure is at 3.5psi. The car started a little rough with a lot of backfire through the carb. I thought of the dizzy being 180 out but confirmed it wasn't. I have start to play around with advancing the timing. Initially it was idling at 0deg and rough, 2-3000rpm would hit 15-18deg and smooth out the roughness. Fuel pressure is at 3.5psi. I currently have the: Mikuni pilot screws are all out 1.5 turns. Idle sitting 1000rpm 15 advance at idle 2-3000rpm advance is probably at 30deg (off the scale) Still getting backfire through carbs particularly on cylinder 1 at idle. Next steps tonight are too sync the carbs, adjust with the idle on backfiring carbs - am I missing anything? I've attached an idle video and picture of jet sizes. Any input or comments would be helpful.
  8. 240zsham's Hillclimb Duo

    Finally got back around to working on the 240. New fuel tank installed. New cam in engine. New AL rad with electric fans. Header rewrapped and new gaskets. Mikunis rebuilt and cleaned up. New gear gearbox installed. Here's a few pictures and a link to the 1st start up last night. A lot of popping and some backfire through the carbs. Seems like I have some timing adjustment to do and possibly some jetting. Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome. https://youtu.be/LmnCTdqFS1Y I'd like to finish up a couple jobs underneath the car tonight to get it back on the ground. Hopefully gt it out of the garage under power this weekend.
  9. 240zsham's Hillclimb Duo

    Found some time to get the Schneider Cam installed. Need to check the lashes and we'll be good. Hopefully get the rear main seal changed, the gearbox installed and the engine back in this weekend. BONUS: Got a new toy for the brewery workshop.
  10. 240zsham's Hillclimb Duo

    Slow progress on the garage renovations and busy season at work combined with bad BMW head gasket severely delayed the 240z & 280z hillclimb projects. The countdown is on to the 2016 NEHA season so I'll be sticking with getting the 240z upgrades complete and hopefully have some time this summer to keep tipping away at the 280 build. The 240z list as it stands: Rebuild Carbs. Replace original rad with aluminum rad & electric fan setup. Install newly acquired 4-spd dog-gear Quaife gearbox. Remove original fuel tank - install 10 gallon fuel cell. Install new cam - Schneider 270-80f Find a dyno and tune Some progress in the last couple of days.
  11. Driven Daily Hillclimb 2016 Build

    Jesse - is that a 5-speed s30 trans?
  12. Background: Long story short, wasn't interested in cars until I got screwed over by a dealership replacing an alternator shortly after moving to Maine from Ireland. Found a '84 300zx for $300 on Craig's and proceeded to teach myself the dark arts of car wrenching, and consequently fell in love with Z cars/Group B/Rally/Hillclimbing Fast forward a few years, I picked up a 1970 240z with some track prep work done and it begun: Cars 1970 240z: 2.6l engine Mikuni ph44 carbs Battery relocate. MSD Ignition Rota Grids with Toyo Proxxes Put cosmetic (Flat Black paint), small amount of mechanical work (New clutch, relined tank, new Holley Red FP, FR, SS lines) and new shoes on the car to prep for the New England Hillclimb Association 2015 season. Work and life got the better of me and only got to one race. Car performed pretty good and the driver got a lot better over the weekend. Couple of issues raised their heads over the race weekend: Keeps popping out of second gear. Power-band not right. 1st, 2nd great to 6500rpm, go to 3rd and bogs down bad. Last two races, kept stalling in low rpm and overheating - I believe this was from running out of fuel and picking up something in the carb. Need a full roll cage if I keep racing it; wife and kids agree. The last bullet is how I happened upon the 280z. After pricing a cage and always being on the hunt for a deal I came across this 1976 280z in a wrecker yard in MA. Something caught my eye on the Craig's post - I had been lurking on Hybridz for many years and thought had seen the chassis before. Upon viewing it was indeed one of RB240zDET's builds. I was able to get the car and good price and figure the project would be worth my time. 1976 280z - as it stands: Tubular frame chassis. R33 rear subframe and R230 diff. RB20DET engine mated to GTS trans. Lexus SC400 front end. Probably a bunch more I have yet to document. Link to PO frame build thread: http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/102035-rbs-builds/ Link to RB20DET PO: http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/94498-just-a-few-pics-of-what-i-have-been-up-to/ Current Winter Plans: 1970 240z - Clutch fan delete./Install aluminum rad and dual fan setup. Find a 5-speed (Anyone got one?) More aggressive cam for hillclimb racing Carb rebuild New fuel cell and sender install. Go racing 1976 280z - Verify and finish engine wiring. Get engine to run or at least show some life. Pull said engine and trans. While deciding if to keep engine or not; fix some weld, blast frame and prime. Select engine. (Open to offers on the RB20DET if anyone is interested.) Build monster. Go racing. Garage - 100A Subpanel 5kw Heater. 40A circuit 208v for welder. A few 20A 110v circuits. Insulation Sheetrock Paint Some sort of shelving system for organization. Any comments, suggestions, critique is welcome. Seán