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  1. In the beginning.... 72 rust free (for a Datsun) California Z Bits and pieces along the way (new struts, springs, air dam, wheels and tires, LSD R200 with AZC bar, bushings etc Ran the 240 with stock motor and an MSA header and exhaust in my local AutoX (11 y/o daughter ran her kart) and we both won our classes for the year.... Picked up the little gem (98 LS1 T56 with 108K on the odo), to AutoX while the Z is getting prepped.... And the games begin.. CXracing Kit ordered and on its way. Updates and a thousand questions to ask the Hybrid community as the build progresses.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Got it.... the car is loud no matter what but not because of the mounts. Minimal sound deadening for a lighter car for me plus I like the exhaust note. I get some differential sounds from my solid mounts back there but that’s not part of the CXR stuff. Handling is great but my car has all adjustable LCA’s and camber plates..... may be a bit darty for some but turn in is great and very neutral steering that can be modulated with right foot. If I did it again I would use the new cross brace that ties in to TC area (forget the manufacturer name) then bolt in the CXR stuff on top of that. I run the car hard and have no regrets. Happy with my outcomes. Hope that helps. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    I’m sorry. NVH? Maybe my brain is off but I don’t understand that reference. Happy to help if I can. Jim
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    LS1 - Oil Cooler Yes or No?

    Get a good baffled oil pan. Improved racing has an insert that works well. LS1 are kind of notorious for minimal oil pick up on a road course with a stock f body pan. Not sure about the cooler..... I don’t seem to have any problems. Hth. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    My race Saturday..... not my best outing..... finished top 10 in a big field but I was beat a couple of tenths by some guys I’m usually faster than. Guess a little rusty from lack of seat time or they are just getting faster.... had a great day though
  6. No issues but I didn’t have a valence..... installed a xenon air dam. There are some pics on build log of the gen III V8 forum before I switched to 17’s.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Lol. Can’t believe it all started here. Poor old girl just ran enough to get it on the trailer. Best form of therapy I’ve had in quite some time.
  8. I ran 16 x 8 +4 for quite awhile on a lowered car with 225 50 16. I had to roll the rear fenders but that was it. HTH. Jim
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    Victory Red 240Z.

    Just finished getting my Z back from paint. Last step in a long LS1 track competent build.... just thought I’d give the paint and body section a peak. Victory Red is a GM color used on the Camaro and Vette’s.
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    Victory Red 240Z.

    Flares came from a guy with the tag of “Jendosa flares”. Fender welt helps to clean up the fit. They are nice and thick and have held up well to the occasional cone smashing at AutoX events.
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    Wide body build thread! Fiberglass Mafia kit MOLDED

    Your Z is looking great! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Congrats. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    A shout out to all first responders and the selfless work they do to protect our communities. One fire out and more pop up raging on. We in far NorCal are getting weary but we will not yield.
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    Will a 370z Transmission Fit in a 260z tunnel?

    Tranny should fit but I believe you will need a shift pin relocation bracket. Check hoke performance. He makes some nice stuff.
  14. Holy smokes that will be one heck of a build. My neighbor builds show cars and loves the dodge motors as well. He absolutely hates all the electronics associated with them but they do produce a ton of power. Good luck with the build. Jim (Trackzpeed)
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    I rebuilt the stock door cards with fiberglass and some sheet metal for support then had them recovered to match my seats.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    LS1 badges to complete the job
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Interior going back together tonight. The door locks were bound up by the lock bolts having been switched. One is longer than the other..... once they were switched they work like magic. Complete pics to follow soon. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Very cool mike. You should start a build log and inspire others along the way. This site has been critical to my build and success. All in all good and helpful folks that share the passion for Z’s. Good luck with the build.
  19. Ok I've done the research and it is not clear!!!! I just passed on a 98 LS1 T56 Camaro because I can't get the Facts straight on LS1 to 240 mounts. I've owned /raced 5 240's in the past and want to jump into an LS1 swap. Here is what the search has turned up so far..... Please contribute factual knowledge not "well I heard that.... opinion" JCI- a lot out there seems to work well but is a bugger to install and I've run across a few complaints of poor fit and crappy hardware. works with steering shaft and headers... read a few posts of busted motor mounts. Dirty dingo- Easier to install and works with headers but requires modification of steering rack..... or not, I found a least two posts that indicate the rack worked just fine? Have not seen a completed build... CX racing- have not seen a completed build and I have no reference for headers or steering rack... designed in the US but manufactured in China??? so quality issues? Trans mount will most likely "not fit in 240 tunnel" Hawks third gen- "best mounts......" plenty of clearance but only work with "Hawks long tube headers".... or not, I ran across a post here on hybrid that states "JTR/Sanderson headers fit just fine with plenty of clearance.... what the hell! DIY- Why re-invent the wheel when the at least one of the above will work.... So back to my topic post, I would love to have some input on what really works! Knowledge is power and opinions are like butt holes... everybody's got one. So if you don't know what your talking about first hand, don't add to the confusion. My car is a rust free (at least by Datsun standards lol) 72 240Z..... Thanks. Jim "trackzpeed"
  20. Can’t wait to see your build log.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Wow thanks maxim. Love to see what your building. Jim
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Time attack, autoX, and track days. Mostly gentlemen racing. Fender rubbing days are in the past for me. Just going fast for grins and giggles. I build them to run them no matter how pretty they turn out. I’m really pleased with this one. It will be a keeper.
  23. Always bums me out to see a Z rotting in a field. Bring that old girl back to life.
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