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  1. whatnow123

    A nice V8 280z over on Bat

    The guys name is Aaron and he is hybridz member (or maybe just a viewer, but he knew of my build thread) who bought it, so it now will be heading to Tx, Austin to be more specific, I was just there 2 weeks ago. I talked with him already, seems like a hell of nice guy, guess he has a few Z and wanted another for for the corral so she is going to good home. But yes, I have to agree, you all don't really know the car like I do, but he got one hell of a good deal.The car is very well sorted and it has some very expensive parts on it.. just because that's what I wanted and wanted it right, so he bought very well. Not sure why cars like mine don't show up when I have an itch for a hot rod? Anyway, I'm sure he be over here soon.
  2. whatnow123

    A nice V8 280z over on Bat

    Thanks Granny, I know nothing is going to happen till closer to the end (I would wait). Just kind of surprised that I could sell the engine/trans and rear end set-up and have a solid shell for more than the current bid.
  3. whatnow123

    A nice V8 280z over on Bat

    Well, so far it's been a bit discouraging. A beat up 91 Miata with 170k miles with a used, unknown and stock 5.0 swap has me beat by over 5 grand. Granted any serious bidder won't bid till the final hour(s), but how in the world does a Miata like that have a 10k bid with 3 days to go? http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-mazda-monster-miata/
  4. whatnow123

    A nice V8 280z over on Bat

    Yep, it's mine. Long story on why I was even considering even selling it as I love this car and will probably never find another Z that is this clean and untouched.. (yeah it's got a swap, but I didn't hack it up if I wanted to swap it back). I've had a few guys contact me since it's been listed that deal in Z's and other cars talking it down because of the swap then low balling me, "modified Z's don't sell, but I'll buy it". yeah.. right. Then why you calling me to tell me that? I was shocked at how much the 240 went for (link above)... simply shocked. Not a bad car at all, but way light on the the details to bring that kind of money. Bolt on flares, odd seats, missing pieces, the through out bearing, half a dash cap (who does that? get the whole thing) A couple of weeks earlier a stock 280 sold for 36K. The cars I think are being recognized now. I was watching some of these cars prices and it got me thinking of tossing my hat into the ring.... I'm now having second thoughts on even listing it as I thankfully don't need to sell it, just haven't driven it much lately and was considering the extra space yet for what I don't know.
  5. whatnow123

    72 Z with 383- good build?

    I think the car is worth it provided there isn't rust or hidden rust under the body work. Photos look good but you really won't know until you get there. SBC with Chinese heads is very cheap to build and I'm certain it's over-carbed, especially with what looks like exhaust manifolds instead of headers. It's a great starting point provided again the body is decent, shows no signs of an accident, rust or being twisted from a claimed 460hp and the "custom suspension" isn't as hacked as it looks.
  6. whatnow123

    Datsun 240z Rear Hatch Sill Rust Repair

    I don't think you used enough clamps
  7. whatnow123

    Quietest muffler for V8 Z?

    ?? I'm sorry what did you say?
  8. Wow, the body looks way clean! Good luck with the sale! I did notice one thing, the control rod on the drivers side A arm looks like it's bent in the photo and should checked before anyone drives this car, if it's currently drivable.
  9. So do you take her out to do "test hits" like they do on street outlaws?
  10. As long as the car isn't rusted out, you will be fine with what your putting down. I don't even have strut braces and my car seems to be just fine. My engine is 325hp/340tq at the flywheel. I don't drag it at the track or road course either. Like most everyone else here, if you just building a street car with some "spirited" drive time, a cage is going to be nothing more than something that will get in the way.
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    72 240Z, need steering help!

    Go with the Subaru forester rack! I did the swap and the car drives awesome! I have a write up in my build thread on what needs to be done and the parts needed.
  12. Hey Everyone!! One source of contention for my wheels (XXR's) is that the center cap on the front doesn't fit due to the dust cover for the front hub! Given a 40 year old car my caps were beat to death and I hated looking at them. Anyway, today I found set of MR Gasket dust covers, part # 2485, they are chrome and tap right on!! Funny how such a little thing can made me so happy!! Anyway, here is how it looks!
  13. whatnow123

    New member from Glendale (Phoenix) AZ

    Hey Mark!! Welcome!! Can't wait to see what your plans are! Also, you should join Desert Datsuns, it's a local PHX Z club, lot of guys there know their stuff.. we do meets and drive and everyone I have meet is very cool!! I swapped a V8 into my 280 so I'm more than willing to help out along with advise if needed! Adam
  14. whatnow123

    2015 SEMA 240Z Challenge

    That is way cool!! Thanks for posting!!
  15. whatnow123

    Help! I need larger rear tires!

    Well, I went and did it again... ended up putting a ported lower intake on my car (fuel injected 5.0) as the dyno guy said something was choking the engine last summer (265rwhp then). Anyway, turns out he was right. I swapped on the intake and now I have no traction at all in 1st and 2nd with a 3:70 LSD no less. I can break the rear way loose doing 30 MPH now by just mashing the throttle. It wouldn't do that before. Anyway, I do have coilovers and my rims are 8x16 with a zero offset and 225 50 16 tires. Anyone know off hand how much wider of tire I can fit under there without issues? I wouldn't mind a little taller rear tire as well. I don't have any rubbing issues at all as my car is only lowered about an inch. Thanks in advance...