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Richard Oben

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Richard Oben last won the day on October 18

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About Richard Oben

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  1. When you are done, there will be so much time on your hands, you won't know what to do. Good grief what a lot of work. If this had to be done by a pro, it will be a mid 6 figure bill. Great job. I seem to have said this before on the thread. Keep posting pictures, I hope I speak for others, we love to see the progress. Richard.
  2. I have all poly, no big deal, it is not supposed to be a lexus. R
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Almost too pretty to race again. Lots of work left but a stunning start. R
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    78 280Z LS3 Project

    WOW, just WOW. Nice nice job.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Keeping a good thought for all of you out there. R
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    Best LS Swap Kit?

    I used the complete CX Racing kit. ALL of it. There were no instructions but everything worked. There are a lot of little details that need to be attended to. I found it well worth the money, but it looks like based on other posts it only works for 6 speed cars. I can't say enough READ, READ, READ, this forum. Days and weeks of research will save you hours of time and tons of dollars. These LS swaps have been around a while and all the mistakes and triumphs have been made before. Sure there are multiple ways of doing anything but the stuff that works is used over and over again. HTH, Richard.
  7. First suggestion is to take pump out and make sure it is compatible with your LSX power level. Pulling it will let you know for sure which is which. My thought is Larger line is supply, smaller is return. It appears there are two vents one to the engine eval and one to the filler. HTH, Richard.
  8. I had to notch the mount a small amount for the shaft to clear. HTH, Richard.
  9. Richard Oben

    Gauges gone nuts

    Something is loose all those items get ignition/accessory power. Check all the main connections that feed the fuse box. Just guessing. Richard.
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    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    That is going to be fantastic looking. Great job on the waiting too. Richard.
  11. Keep working, a rushed project will not be the way you want it. There are things to be done right and doing them takes patience. I rushed and some things are not how I would like them. Richard.
  12. Yup, media blew out for months LOL. Nice work. Richard.
  13. Get it in some sort of primer fast. Freshly sand blaster cars start to rust in hours not days. Don't touch it with bare hand salt and oil from it will speed up the rust process. On 09090 we put POR 15 right over the bare metal, Almost 10 years later it is still like the day we put it on. JMHO, Richard.
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    Which CV kits are best for an R200 240Z?

    J Mortenson, I agree the set up we have is far from perfect, it is a compromise. It allowed us to build the car and then upgrade, as time went on. We had the 8.8. We chose the 280Z outers because we had them, we also had extra struts and we can always go to billet stubs if necessary. With whopping 205 wide tires though, I doubt we will need it; street car period. We basically built the entire rear strut from the adjustable control arm to disc brakes to strut top outside of the car and just swapped the whole thing into the car. If building a turbo LSx, for drag racing the breakage will be just be a matter of when not if. As to bolts: Mtnickels still has four bolts, we have four bolts so not a ton of difference in the mounting. We tried to do everything bolt on without having to go custom, weld this, machine that etc. PS we built a GTM from Factory Five and used the Porsche stuff on it with an LS and did not have issues. We were familiar with it and like it. The other options with different strut mounts, bearings, intrepid hubs, etc. all have upside and of course the down of cost and complexity. Great discussions though, from stock to way away from stock. Richard.
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    Which CV kits are best for an R200 240Z?

    Not saying better or worse in any way. Just my opinion. 930 CV joints, inners and outers which are 28 spline with 300m axles from RBP manufacturing. The inners mate to an 8.8 with 28 spline rear end from a Lincoln with aluminum case. The outers mate using Z car depot 930 to Z hubs. We used 280Z stubs, which are much stouter than the 240Z stubs 28 spline also. LS1 power, 6 speed, 3.73 gears have not had any problems so for but not a lot of miles on the completed set up. More pics in the thread on Gen III and IV forums. HTH, Richard. PS we put rubber hose on the axle to keep the boots compressed.
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