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About northwoodz

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  • Birthday 05/27/1993

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    Bangor, Maine
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    84 300zx
    78 280z
    78 280z 2+2 (current)

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  1. JDM Legends show

    Has anybody viewed the new show on Motor Trend 'JDM Legends'? it premiered April 17th. I'm sure some of us are familiar with the company but I did a search and didn't see any mention of this new show yet. I watched about 20 minutes of the first episode and I think its a pretty good car show without all the tv drama. They begin the episode with a 240z restoration and feature an ae86. That is where i stopped watching but I will be sure to keep up with the show. You have to subscribe to MTOD to watch the newest episode but the first one is available right now check it out https://www.motortrendondemand.com/detail/jdm-legends-new-series-sneak-peek/0_rytdjgds/ (I have no association with either company)
  2. New here

    Haha well then we are in the same boat as well as many others on here!
  3. 280z 2+2 resto mod

    Oh, just going by the shape of the rear quarter glass in the picture it sure looks like one, sorry. And the 2+2 have two little raised stripes between the backup light and the license plate in the rear taillight surround. I accidentally broke mine towing it into the garage with my jeep. I'm thinking I can repair it with fiberglass though. Thanks.
  4. 280z 2+2 resto mod

    Great progress. My 78' 2+2 has suffered similar rust and I am in the process of patching it back up too. Would it be possible for me to PM you on a part I need from that 2+2 in the junk yard you posted? I need the rear left tail light surround I broke mine. They are 2+2 specific and I can't find one anywhere. Thanks.
  5. Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    I think bigger is better until a certain point where it is adequately large enough and won't make a difference. A bigger filter might perform longer before needing cleaned/replaced? The guys on Engine Masters tested all kinds of air filters and what they found in a different scenario (domestic v8 with a carb) is that the turbulence in the filter has more effect on performance than anything. They found that a funnel or bowl shaped (velocity stack type) shape really helped performance. It is an interesting watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkpsydS8JXI
  6. New here

    Welcome. Lets see some of those killer welds and that early z from Arizona probably rust free!
  7. 74 260z ly6 tr6060 swap

    Awesome car. I love the bare metal. Lot in common with my project, except you've used quality parts. It's a shame you're selling it. I recently tried to sell my Z, after 2 test drives with interested buyers I backed out, couldn't let it go. Glad you posted it anyways so we could check it out!
  8. 480Z - cheap 2+2 build

    I have started work again on my rust belt Z. I started by removing the seats, carpet, exhaust, driveshaft, shifter, and trans. Also the rear sway bar and ecu in order to gain access to the floors. Once the rust work is done I will be swapping the trans, replacing the driveshaft with a balanced one, and integrating a new trans mount as well. I am rebuilding the bottom of the car with 18 gauge sheet and 1x3" rectangle tube. I worked around the seat brackets and cut everything else away. The car's inner rocker panels also needed extensive repair. I coated the back side of all the panels in any cavity I could reach as I went along with generous amounts of equipment paint which seems to hold up well over time on my other projects. Overall I am happy with how it is turning out. I just need to do the other side now
  9. Possible 5.3L engine swaps question

    No problem, though with the quality of work in this forum I am pretty embarrassed of any of my own work, I'm a hack. I've experienced a few broken motor mounts over the years in different cars, it isn't that scary. Unless you have linkage throttle Going 4.8 was all about the manual trans configuration and price. I will upgrade to a modified l33 or 6.0L at some point soon hopefully.
  10. Possible 5.3L engine swaps question

    I have an all stock 04' 4.8L drive by wire under the hood of my 2+2. The stock intake clears the hood (barely) with home made engine mounts and I retained drive by wire. It is very fun to drive, very much a budget build, and is very good on fuel. Good luck
  11. Hello from Las Vegas!

    Welcome! They are never truly "done". White is my favorite color on Z's or cars in general. Very nice.
  12. Alternator wiring

    I think you can rig up a dummy light instead of a resistor if you wanted. As long as its an incandescent one and not led, it would have enough resistance and would lite up whenever the alt wasn't charging. Not sure if the factory S30 one would work or not.
  13. 280z parts leftover from engine swap

    Bump make offer none of this does me any good! Happy Holidays!
  14. 280z project car parts sell off. - Sold

    Interested in the ZG flares, I will send a PM
  15. a Z for the wife

    Awesome paint work! I like the PO's version of a rotisserie lol very inexpensive I might try that! (kidding) I bet nobody else can say their car was on it's side for 20 years.. Keep us updated looks great so far.