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    73 240Z owned for 30yrs(my high school car). Doing a full makeover now, LS3/T56 Magnum, Suspension, Brakes, etc.
    2007 Jeep JK Unlimited, LS3/6L80E/242AMG
  1. 240Z Pro-Touring Build

    Too late on the transmission but that was a deal I couldn't pass up. It was a trade deal at like half price. I'll agree on getting parts more as needed, especially this particular engine as prices will only come down. I'd love to see a direct inject version of it too. Sadly I've had too much experience with cutting edge parts that ultimately ended up on eBay because something better came out or I changed directions. I have a whole pro-street Harley/Ducati project I need to sell along with a bunch of other project's cool parts. There is a huge amount of work to do before the engine holds progress up. It will probably get a Coyote initially for mock up and the fact I can actually make money selling that engine if truck based when I find the right Voodoo. I need to focus on the shell, structure, suspension and body first. Most of that I have parts for or won't require substantial investment. Don't get me wrong I would LOVE to just see a Voodoo sitting in that engine bay but you are all too right about "cart before the horse". Thanks for the comment and following along.
  2. Sounds like you are headed in the right direction. All the hidden carbon wouldn't be anywhere near as affected by UV light on the resins. Painted with all the WOW still seen when you open her up sounds super cool to me!
  3. 240Z Pro-Touring Build

    Thanks for the input Ryan but that would kind of defeat the point of the build. It may get a Coyote temporarily. I have a set of rods for one already so I could use a truck based engine even earlier years and might even make a bit of $ when it comes out to go towards the Voodoo. Long term, I'd just do an LS if that were the goal. I'm intimately familiar with the platform, have lots of parts, etc. But, I want the sound, high RPM revs and the way the power delivers from that flat plane crank. 500hp to the wheels will be great and the car might actually start out without completely being out of control. Will it cost quite a bit more? Pretty sure that will be the case. This isn't a budget build. Sadly not a very fast one either. Hopefully some updates will come in the near future. We're working on the 8.8 from the new mustangs and are getting closer on that project. Just moved it over to my new shop/garage for storage while I finish up the house and get everything else moved over. Thought I had a rotisserie all sorted but 1969honda came up with a better idea so I may go that route instead. Collecting a few pieces here and there. Just no time to dive in until the house is done.
  4. 240 project

  5. Midnight Madness 560z...

    Looks like it's working out. Next time come use my TIG
  6. Midnight Madness 560z...

    I have a scraper that sandwiches on the main stud nuts for my LS. I'll have to show you. Maybe something similar could be rigged up. As I recall, the bottom ends looked similar.
  7. Midnight Madness 560z...

    Either is doable. I think the scraper is more important and that tray should work.
  8. Midnight Madness 560z...

    Windage is second from right in your post. Can't get my tablet to upload it.
  9. Midnight Madness 560z...

    I wouldn't weld if there is enough material to just tap. I like the hinged baffle pickup idea.
  10. Midnight Madness 560z...

    This one shows the windage tray:
  11. Midnight Madness 560z...

    If capacity is a little low you can always use an accusump. I have one here for my Jeep if you want to see it. They have the benefit of pre-lubing your engine (and turbo bearings in your case) if set up right along with 1.5 to 3 or more extra quarts and pressure buffer in high G manuevers. Food for thought...
  12. Midnight Madness 560z...

    Does it have a crank scraper? The windage is there. What about directly threading and tapping that kickoff for the pickup? Maybe add a baffle and screen the re-route to the main galley?
  13. Midnight Madness 560z...

    The clutch/flywheel/adapter are going to take some more thought, math, planning but we'll get there. Front transmission pattern isn't going to make life easy but we'll sort it out. Between your bell, my bell and the two transmissions we'll have most of what we need for a billet adapter plate I need to get an engine here to mock stuff up. Might just need to find a Coyote for now as I've already got parts for it and the Voodoo will drop right in later. Should be able to sell the Coyote for a profit later anyway. That would give us the last of the reference data. We have plenty of rear end stuff to occupy all the time we have at this point. Still need two rotisseries. Hopefully those books have all kinds of suspension and chassis ideas swimming in your head. The oil pickup is interesting. As long as you have enough capacity and a good place to draw from it should work well. Should be a bit cheaper than the low profile steel pan I've got to buy and you get to keep the structural aluminum part.
  14. 78 280Z LS3 Project

    Exceptional as usual. I always enjoy and am inspired by your updates.
  15. Midnight Madness 560z...

    So machined plate between the bell and trans? If so that will need to be factored in. Pilot bushing/bearing is usually pretty simple to adapt. Often you can mix and match pressure plate and disc to get the correct bolt pattern and splines. Slave will probably be T56 internal and an adjustable height would be nice or we can add spacers if necessary. All doable. We just need to make sure that transmission is exactly concentric with the engine.