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About rossman

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  1. rossman

    Turbine size matters

    I believe I said this on another thread but your adapter is a very clever design. I have a very similar setup as you including a .62 turbine T3 housing but with a first generation GT35R. I'm thinking I probably have the same issue as you but haven't driven it enough to know. If anybody has a Garrett GT3576R .82 T3/v-band turbine housing, let me know and I will take it off your hands :).
  2. rossman

    Turbine size matters

    Your issue sounds similar what big-phil experienced back in 2009 except you aren't hearing the turbo flutter as he was. The solution, as recommended by Tony D was to go with a .82 turbine.
  3. rossman

    Leon's Other 260Z

    That's what I figured! But he did turn it around pretty quickly. The cheapo scanner I have at work takes quite a bit of time to turn into a good solid.
  4. rossman

    Leon's Other 260Z

    So cool indeed! I'm curious what scanner you used and how much labor was burned creating the solid model.
  5. rossman

    Ross' Sleeper Z

    Very cool, thanks for sharing! I have the impression that it is an expensive process to develop the tooling for casting. Is that not the case anymore.i don't expect that I would produce very many of these. Cheers, Ross
  6. rossman

    New SBF 302 Datsun owner

    Welcome! Very nice car!
  7. CZCC is Classic Zcar Club.
  8. That's good to know!
  9. Stokked, Welcome to Hybridz! That seems high but I haven't priced an engine build since 2008. For reference, my Rebello (Google it) built long block wasn't much more than $5K back in 2008 for a long block build with forged internals, custom cam and mildly ported head. You can do the math. I'd recommend shopping around, and be sure to read about HZ member experiences with California Datsun. I believe they used to be called Datsun Parts. Good luck with that! Not personally, but search around there are quite a few people who have paid for their services. Search and form your own opinion about California Datsun, a.k.a Datsun Parts. Talk to Rebello Racing (or read more HZ) and get ready to open your wallet. You won't be able to run pump gas with that kind of compression. It's all here, right at your fingertips. I certainly don't have the time or will to spoon feed information maybe some other nice soul will. FWIW, the best way I've found to search Hybridz is to open a new tab, go to Google type in your search term followed by "site:hybridz.org". For example "250hp l24 site:hybridz.org" results in this post: Lots of good information in there. Good Luck!!!!
  10. rossman

    Ross' Sleeper Z

    I developed a 280zxt rotor cap for my car. I'm considering printing/selling more. Let me know what you think! Here is version 1.0, test fit on the dizzy. I didn't spend much time making it look good, just testing the fit. Turns out it fit perfectly. Here is version 1.1 as-uploaded to my print queue. I spent a lot of time sketching the "Z" and optimizing the look. My printer is a Markforged Mark Two. The material will be Onyx, a chopped carbon infused nylon. I'm not sure how well it will stand up to engine heat. My other option is Stratasys ABS although, if I sell these I'll farm them out so there are many other options including metal. They could also be machined but the Z will be difficult to produce correctly due to the tiny radii. Any feedback is appreciated!
  11. rossman

    Leon's Other 260Z

    Nice! 👍
  12. rossman

    New to the Z world! Wanted to say HI!

    Those bumpers and the trim will just unbolt and you'll be left with fresh matching paint underneath assuming he previous owner removed the bumpers to paint the car. 240 bumpers will cover the holes, you'll just need to get some adapter brackets for mounting the bumpers or make your own, it's not difficult if you have decent, basic fabrication skills. Motorsport Auto sells aftermarket air dams and bumpers in fiberglass and carbon. A lot of people just paint them flat black and bolt'em on. Looks pretty good in my opinion although I'm not a fan of the side skirts and rear dam. I ran no rear bumper with the holes exposed and a flat black Type II front air dam on my 280z for years. I liked the minimalist look.
  13. rossman

    New to the Z world! Wanted to say HI!

    As for starting it, first you'll need to drain and flush the fuel system. I'm sure the carb bowls are full of gunked up old fuel. A lot of people ditch the flattop carbs in favor of the older style round top SUs although I've read that if you know what you're doing you can get the flattops to run well. Personally I'd start planning for fuel injection and Megasquirt or some other aftermarket FI.
  14. rossman

    New to the Z world! Wanted to say HI!

    Welcome! Must be a very late production date as those bumpers are the same as 75/76 280z's with fuel injection. I assume you plan to modify it since you're here. The first thing I would do is ditch those bumpers and bumper shocks. You'll lose close to 100 lbs that's hanging off the extreme ends of the car.
  15. Yah, me too. I've seen at one other person on HZ notice the issue. Maybe others just don't realize it's moving around. I also found it ridiculous that T3 put the cut-out for their logo right in the load path, further reducing the stiffness of the mount.