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thedarkie last won the day on November 16 2012

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  1. 74 260z, v8 swap

    No, it's a 74..so even in California it doesn't need smog equipment.
  2. 74 260z, v8 swap

    Nah, importing a classic is super easy and it's originally a US car..
  3. 74 260z, v8 swap

    Thanks it's a manual trans
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I've been thinking about selling the Z to jump into something more modern (less smelly, more convenient etc) but I haven't been able to pull the trigger in over a year. Has anyone made the trek and regretted it after? Such a hard decision!!!
  9. Nice buy! Whats the tire size? They look nice and meaty from the side, good profile
  10. Brainstorming for V12 project

    You know which engine kicks all those other engines square in the nuts? The BMW S85 V10 Imagine that thing wailing at 8300rpm in an S30
  11. Newbie with 302 question

    I wouldn't rebuild unless it really started acting up. Is it a stock 302? They're basically a dime/dozen, even if it blows up just get another short block or build a fresh motor. Did you check your oil level and pressure when it started making noise? Roller or flat tappet? The latter tend to be noisy, especially if oil level starts to dip.
  12. Holy crap that clearance is insane... I'm gonna aim for 235s, just need to find a shop with some tires in stock they wouldn't mind test-mounting on my 7" wheel. I know most manufacturers will say my tire is within range, but its always on the lower limit of what would be allowed.
  13. I forgot the video its coming I swear You guys think 17" wheels would suit the car, considering its almost bone stock looking?
  14. Am I right to also assume that offsets between 16s and 17s will vary slightly in effectiveness? Because the coilovers are angled inward, a bigger wheel would have a bit more clearance before touching the spring, no? I still think Im stuck on 16s, so I'll probably aim for the 16x8 +10 area
  15. With Easter and general crap weather I haven't had time to get a video and more pics of the car! ktm, I know you discussed your wheels in another thread.... 16x8 +10 if I remember right? I see some Rotas available in 16x8 0 offset, what are your thoughts on fitment?