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thedarkie last won the day on November 16 2012

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  1. thedarkie

    Watanabe Photos

    What are your thoughts on the front? I think I'll pull the trigger on the 16x8.5 et15 rear for a 245. I know I don't need that much meat up front though.
  2. thedarkie

    Watanabe Photos

    Do you think the 245 rear would fit without rubbing? I too am looking for new wheels to maximize rubber on the rear without flares
  3. thedarkie

    74 260Z forged 363 (6.0L) swap lots of goodies

    It's never scraped but I'm cautious. The pan is very close to the axle line so generally the tires are going over the speedbumps at the same time. I can measure it though. Wipers work. Heater controls and blower work and are in tact, but the hoses are no longer connected. Easy fix, I just didn't bother plumbing it in when I swapped the motor as I don't drive the car in the cold. I also have all AC components in a box. Thanks
  4. thedarkie

    74 260Z forged 363 (6.0L) swap lots of goodies

    Not sure! I live close enough to the border that if a US buyer in this region was interested, I'd trailer it down to NY
  5. thedarkie

    74 260Z forged 363 (6.0L) swap lots of goodies

    That's the plan for spring, when I can take proper photos and videos. Winter market is probably slow anyway.
  6. thedarkie

    74 260Z forged 363 (6.0L) swap lots of goodies

    Might not work too well in 2' of snow hahaha but yes I will definitely do a nice video in the spring if it doesn't sell. Maybe some rolling burnouts on the highway
  7. thedarkie

    74 260Z forged 363 (6.0L) swap lots of goodies

    USD, I kind of based it on comparative sales from BaT of other modded Z's but who knows what the spring summer market will do!
  8. Hey all, Im deciding to part with my Z after many years of happy ownership. I now have 2 young kids and 0 time to enjoy what I've built. I'm trading for something more modern and kid-friendly. I'm only posting this for sale here and at the classicz forums. If an enthusiast doesn't find it here, it'll go for auction (ebay or bat) come spring time. key facts: extremely clean, rust free, tons of awesome parts and a fully built forged 6.0L engine on an aftermarket block! Well sorted, turn the key and enjoy. I bought this car in 2012 from New Hampshire and went through the proper channels to import into Canada. Considering its age and that its originally a US car, you can confidently re-import it into the USA problem free. When I got it, it was freshly restored on a rotisserie and had a plain 5.0L swap. Since then I've swapped in a freshly built Ford 363 on an aftermarket Dart block with a forged bottom end. All the goodies are here for huge power, or just leave it N/A and enjoy a reliable 500hp. Dart SHP block with 4-bolt mains, forged crank, H beam rods, diamond 10:1 pistons, Trickflow R series heads, Edelbrock Super Victor Jr intake, Canton oil pan and aftermarket pump with pickup. Transmission is a freshly built (3000 miles?) world-spec T5. Full disclosure: this transmission is adequate for street driving but will probably not take very many hard launches as the motor exceeds its power rating. It works beautifully though, just don't expect to beat the **** out of it. Clutch is a new Centerforce unit installed with motor. The engine is still carbureted and runs extremely well, however I will be included most of the parts to convert to EFI. Ford Motorsport injectors and rails, a billet 4bbl throttle body with all sensors, and an MS2 ecu with flying lead harness. The Edelbrock intake is already set up for injectors, which are currently plugged with machined caps. What you'll need to complete the EFI conversion is a fuel pump and a regulator, and of course to do the basic wiring. I bought these parts but never got around to converting it. It runs extremely well with a carb, so the motivation just wasn't there for me. The rest of the car has full Arizona Z Car coilover suspension, rear tubular control arms and Wilwood brakes. The front brakes are an upgrade from another Nissan, but I can't remember the exact spec 280ZX??? New Wilwood master cylinder and OEM booster installed last year. Brakes are very strong. R200 LSD. Wheels are original Panasport 16" . Exhaust is fully custom built and absolutely gorgeous, a shame to hide it under the car. 1-7/8 runners all stainless. I don't have many pics of the interior, but I will take more for any interested parties. The dash is super clean, the seats are in top condition and Ive installed a Momo leather wheel. The carpets are ok, but to be perfect it would benefit from a professional carpet install. Its not a concours car, but its in excellent condition nevertheless. ZERO rust. It hasn't seen a cloudy day since being built and its stored properly in a garage at all times. I have 2 stacks of folders documenting the car as it exchanged hands between previous owners. The papers date back at least 30 years. A couple of guys have spent a LOT of money on this car over the years, its been well cared for. Even before it went on the rotisserie it was in quite good condition. This car was never a rust-bucket. Considering the overall quality of the car and the cost of the motor (block alone is $3000, the whole engine would be at least $10,000 to replicate) I think I'm asking a reasonable $26,000 for the car. Some photos in a Google album below. I'll be adding more as I sort through them. Thanks for your interest. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BZUSGFiIL3fGKDpJ2
  9. thedarkie

    74 260z, v8 swap

    No, it's a 74..so even in California it doesn't need smog equipment.
  10. thedarkie

    74 260z, v8 swap

    Nah, importing a classic is super easy and it's originally a US car..
  11. thedarkie

    74 260z, v8 swap

    Thanks it's a manual trans
  12. My Z is just a sunny day toy car, Im not talking about replacing it with a daily driver, just replacing it with a more modern toy Getting ANOTHER toy car isn't an option. Unfortunately.
  13. Yeah I hear you, I love seeing the Z when I open the garage. With that said, I'm aiming for something a little more exotic than an STI, so I'm hoping that would ease the pain. Will I be as excited to see a V10 M6 in there? Or a 911 turbo or Aston Martin Vantage etc... Just some options.
  14. Smell is part of it, but it's also a rudimentary car in every way.. no conveniences, and not something I would take my kid for a ride at any great distance (safety, smell). It's hot and loud and fast, which is awesome fun for me, but my 2 young kids are growing and I figured if I had something newer and bigger (m6 for example) we could use that car as a family weekend warrior. Taking the z out of the garage is almost a chore for me, so I don't use it to run errands and stuff like that. Also with the smell and noise, I don't take it any place 'nice' if that makes any sense There are no problems with the car itself, it's very well sorted and I consider it a more or less complete project.
  15. thedarkie

    74 260z, v8 swap

    Trying to decide whether to swap to a more modern sports car.. not sure what dollar figure to put on my car Super clean body and undercarriage, not a spec of rust. Nice paint - not concours quality, but very nice. Car was on a rotisserie about 6-7 years ago. Engine is a freshly swapped Ford small-block 363 (6.0L) built on an aftermarket Dart block with 4 bolt mains. Forged bottom end, Diamond 10:1 pistons, TFS-R heads, MSD ignition etc etc. Basically a no expense spared motor. Only "downside" is that its still carbureted, but the big Vic intake has injector ports and I have rails, injectors and other small parts to get into an EFI conversion. As it sits should be right around 500hp - and it certainly goes like stink and blows the tires away in 1-2-3 - I haven't dyno'd it yet as its basically just getting out of the break-in period. Arizona Z car coilovers all around as well as their tubular control arms, Wilwood brakes, R200 LSD Interior is very nice - if I was going the next step I would just do a fresh carpet kit. Seats in beautiful condition, clean dash, MOMO steering wheel and an AEM wideband gauge. I ordered speedhut gauges but they're taking forever to arrive so I'd probably sell with the stock ones. Speedo doesn't work, the rest are A-OK.