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  1. Might consider one of those tent with doors for cars. With a little creativity you could make a booth out of that pretty easily. Just thinking out loud.
  2. Built a LS1 - T 56 1971 240Z and love it. (build thread on the gen 3, 4 forum) We already had an 8.8 out of a Lincoln MK VIII (IRS) and we cobbled it together with a home made really rough mount on the rear and a T-3 front mount. NOT happy with it. We have everything else in and working, Drive shaft, half shafts, hub adapters, CVs, everything. Drove it 1,300 miles on the HOT ROD power tour. Why we don't like it: It is too high, Lincoln cover gets in the way of lower control arm mount, so we can't lower it. We have a vibration and believe the is the home made mount is not straight enough causing a U joint vibration. T-3 mount is not in line with my mount (not T-3 fault in any way). Over 75 mph. clutch in or out, engine at speed or idle it vibrates. How many people have the Will Fritts' stuff? Are you happy with it? A Vendor is working on a similar type. Z Car depot Who has it? Are you happy with it. Sunny Z did his own. Did anyone copy it? are you happy with it. Explorer rear cover mount? Like Fritts Standard 8.8 rear cover? like Spitnaugle. SVT rear cover? like Z car Depot. Going to buy something really soon and don't want to buy a bunch of stuff twice. The rear cover and mount are totally different on the design of the mounts which is why I am asking. Please, please reply if you HAVE THIS IN A CAR. I have read a lot of opinions and not a lot of facts. Thanks for reading and replying in advance.
  3. ZF/Ford 6HP80 behind a LS?

    I did a bit of google search stuff and the later models (10 speeds?) were co-designed by both ford and chevy so it will be a better likelihood that it will fit the LS over the Ford 6hp. Not sure anyone needs 10 speeds but we never thought we would need 6 either. PS I just love my T56 but I am just a 3 pedal guy. These days autos are faster and as efficient but I just like rowing the gears. HTH, Richard.
  4. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Any updates? Price? Time frame? Front mount progress? Let us know. Richard.
  5. 280z ls1/t56 clutch master cylinder

    Probably better answered in the gen 3 4 section. Almost everyone uses an aftermarket master and swaps in the datsun push rod. Even then it take a little work HTH, Richard.
  6. TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    Great news, congrats on seeing it through. What a hassle though, nice work. Richard
  7. LS1 A/C

    Not sure of the year but the earlier LS 1 compressors may not have been variable. We used a stock LS1 from a 99 on another project and it worked fine running as a non variable. I could be and have been wrong in the past, Richard.
  8. LS376/480 4L70E HELP!!!

    JMHO, but the words "don't get crazy with cost" and brand new engine from GM Plug and Play, don't really go together in a sentence or thought. That being said, Research is your best friend. Get a plan, research the plan, research some more. Double your time frame. Get a budget, double it. And then start. I have a build thread, so does Trackspeed, His is way more comprehensive than mine. Read them ALL! Different approaches to both. Then read all of the build threads out there. Like everyone said, get the rear suspension working and in order after the 280Z engine is gone. The whole car will be lighter and easier to work on. Prep and paint the engine bay. Do hard to do stuff now, for example we put all new fuel and brake lines on the car at this time, and it was no problem. Then get the motor in and get it running. Why the Auto? Stick is a lot of fun in these cars, and a lot easier to do. Do not take anything personally, but your numbers are way short. Not saying you can't do this, because it can be done. For example; to get a 400HP suspension is doable, but not for $1,500. Paint at $2,000 won't buy the paint probably, let alone the work to do it. Car looks pretty good why paint it at all? There are lots of disc conversions, but stock brakes are really pretty darn good if you are not at the track all the time. Research this a lot. Silvermine has some great kits. A quick overview of what I did, not saying it was right or not, just what I did. (I did put 1,300 miles on it during the Hot Rod Power Tour) CX racing install kit. John's cars AC kit. 3 core radiator, vintage air AC, Tanks inc pump, classic tube fuel and brake line, 8.8 rear out of Lincoln, 930 CVs. I have yet to put on the Eibach springs and KYB struts. (good lord that sounds so simple and easy, it was not simple or easy) Remember all of the above are opinion not fact, just experience. Richard.
  9. LS1 A/C

    Some of this is in my thread but the short version is it takes a bit of figuring out. In my case: I bought a gen 3 mini from vintage air, then modified it to fit the car, turned a mount around added a different mount, normal stuff. Second I bought the JCI (Johns Cars Inc.) compressor mount and compressor. Modified it a little to fit, had to trim a little around block or something, nothing major. I found no other mounts that would work. Third I looked at a bunch of condensers and bought one based on research, it did not fit. So I bought one local that did fit. 240 and 280 are different, so measure twice and buy once. Fitted all the fittings and crimped all the hoses that were needed. We have done a bunch of ac so I just needed to buy hose locally. I would buy a hose and dried kit. Wiring was also different for me. We used the GTO computer to run AC. It took a little extra work and wiring and unless using a donor car it is not possible with an aftermarket harness. HTH, Richard. PS Google search is your best friend on this type of thing. HTH, Richard.
  10. Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Techno Toy Tuning. It mounts to the hood lock part of the firewall. Well made part, really stiffened the front end. HTH, Richard.
  11. Richard Oben LS1 series 1 240Z build

    Joe K I mount mine in about the same place as the original harness. Except is is on the side of the console. If I were to do it again, I would mount it on the to the dash on the driver side. Something behind the vent control. The harness is designed to be there, we had to extend the driver headlight since we came from the pass side like the original Datsun harness. HTH nmehdikh, the tank top is up against the body at that point, really up against the body all the way across the top of the tank. The pump would be in the trunk without the drop. Pump is plenty long as is comes from tanks inc. HTH, Richard.
  12. 240Z LS3 TR6060 Build

    Thanks for the update. Very much appreciate it. I do like the new depot mount. Trying to decide which way to go. I have an 8.8 with 930 CVs already installed with a cobbled together mount.. My problem is the difference in axle lengths. Mine are the same left and right. I think there will be enough give but not sure. The diff cover not aligning is odd and maybe with the 28 spline stubs maybe I will not have the clearance the mount. Thanks again. Richard.
  13. Drive shaft shop CV conversion doesn't fit!

    Do I need to strip an upright?
  14. 1976 280z 5.3 TR6060 Build

    I have an 8.8 out of a Lincoln MK8 in my car now. I like the Z car depot rear mount and they have beefed up the front mount. What I have is cobbled together at best, home made rear with a T bird/Lincoln rear cover which won't let me get the diff low enough and a T3 front mount from an R230, like I said cobbled. Looking for a better solution. Thanks for the info. The first pic has been around a while and I like it a lot, the second is new to me, home made but better than mine and uses the explorer cover which I am not opposed to buying. FYI the T bird/Lincoln is a double front mount but not as beefy as the explorer. Thanks for the info. Richard.
  15. 1976 280z 5.3 TR6060 Build

    That is the first version of that I have seen. Looks nice, where did that come from. Richard.