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  1. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    My mistake, the facebook page is 240z 260z 280z lovers
  2. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Another update since its been awhile. I havent had money to put into the Z lately, so i can fiddle with it here and there. The 1G is still running stronger than ever. I just ran into 1 hiccup. It will only start up now if i physically hold the afm open halfway. Once it fires up i can let the afm go and it will idle great. Anybody had any issues similar on their fi Z's? Otherwise, i used a z31 alternator instead of the zxt and once i fire her up, she runs all by herself with no piggyback car keeing the battery maintained. Im currently hunting for a way to 5 speed swap it since i dont want to waste the money on getting a driveshaft made for an auto since the 1G standard trans is about 2-3" longer. Otherwise, i did end up putting the bullbar on, and im actually pretty happy with it. I still need to mess with the mounting since one side sticks out a little farther. I finally have a working ebrake (still need normal brakes, but no longer need to chuck my wheels). If i stick with the auto tranny for now, i will hopefully have my Z on the road sometime next year. Ill toss up some more pics for your entertainment. Also, if anybody wants to see running videos head over to facebook. Look for Randy Stevens under "240 260 280z enthusiasts" i have a few videos of the Z running with the 1G.
  3. Anybody have a megasquirted 1ggte?

    Picked up the swap complete minus intercooler and alternator for $250. Z31 alternator and saab 9-3 intercooler works great. Runs like a champ and was a direct swap. (Minus driveshaft of course)
  4. Anybody have a megasquirted 1ggte?

    7 year bump, i dropped a 1g in my 240.
  5. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Just a quick update. I went to the scrapyard and picked up an intercooler off of a saab 93 that fits very well into the Z. So now that is mounted and ready to go. For the alternator, i am going to use my 280zxt alternator. To make that work, i had to shave 1/4" off of the 1G alternator bracket. I havent finished mounting it yet, but i need to make the "slider" so i can adjust the belt tension. I was hoping the 1G one would work, but it doesnt. It is no biggie. I am currently in the process of making my scoop, I am on my 2nd layer of fiberglass. It is shaped with the hood and isnt raised up too much, and the breathing hole is facing the windshield so it can let some heat escape from the bay. I would post pics, but i still dont know how to upload them so they arent flipped.. annnnnd, i may or may not be putting a bullbar on my Z aswell...More than likely I will, just because it is "different" and it honestly looks pretty badass mocked up. Then again, everything about this build is pretty different so it isnt much of a surprise. Oh, i also managed to smash my headlight bucket pulling the Z from my back yard to my front.. My lifeless Z rearended my tC. Idgaf about the tC, im more upset about the cost of a new headlight bucket.
  6. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Well, i got her started. I cant get it running until i get the intercooler, alt, etc. All of the other odds and ends. But she starts with no problem at all if i shoot in some starting fluid. Now ill have to put it on a hopefully short hold until i get caught up on bills so i can afford to pick up the misc parts. Im just happy i got it started today.
  7. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    That would be great, unfortunately my car is still far from ready. Im going to try to get her running today to make sure the ecu powers on and produces spark, etc. But i still need to get a ton of other parts before i can get it on the road. I still need intercooler and piping, driveshaft, fuel pump and new lines, auto shifter(unless i can find a decent standard trans before i get a driveshaft made), alternator, and a ton of other odds and ends including alot of interior bits. If you have any spare parts that your looking to sell, let me know because i am in the market and i definately prefer buying locally. Regarding the tuning, i dont have much experience with it but if would like a hand with anything still, I am always open to learning(and learning more about the rb motors)
  8. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Oh, your from havelock? i live right in richlands. If you ever have some free time feel free to stop by sometime. If you have a project going on, i am happy to help with what i can as well.
  9. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Nevermind on my last post, i figured it out today. I was able to get it to crank. Now to get it to fire up i just need to finish running all of the wires to the ecu. Hopefully in the next week if i have some free time Ill be able to actually start it up. I cant keep it running until i get a rad, intercooler, and alternator but shes getting closer. Once i get her running, then i can figure out the shifter(its automatic and did not come with any shifter assembly).
  10. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Nevermind on my last post, i figured it out today. I was able to get it to crank. Now to get it to fire up i just need to finish running all of the wires to the ecu. Hopefully in the next week if i have some free time Ill be able to actually start it up. I cant keep it running until i get a rad, intercooler, and alternator but shes getting closer. Once i get her running, then i can figure out the shifter(its automatic and did not come with any shifter assembly).
  11. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    Okay, i have another question. They are probably very simple questions, but it has been awhile since ive messed with the wiring on the Z in awhile. So the questions are: 1) Do i use the wiring from the Z chassis harness to power the 1ggte alternator? 2) Where should i hook up the battery on the Z harness? I dont remember where the + terminal wire went. I have a thick white wire coming from the Z harness under the battery harness. Is that used for the power, or is that ignition? I know they are stupid questions that i can find out if i tear apart the harness, but im trying to avoid ripping the loom apart.
  12. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    I figured that would be the best method, now i just have to make time to make it up to a junkyard. Thanks dex
  13. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    All right, i have finally got the motivation to start on the wiring. I found 1 diagram so far that i can try to use. Otherwise, i found a universal fuse box for a boat that i think i will use on the Z. With it being made for a boat, it should be better agains the elements as well. The only thing is that i need some relays as well. I was hoping to just find 1 aftermarket unit for a reasonable price that has the fuses and relays together, but the cheapest i found was $80 for 4 fuses/1 relay. So my choices are these: 1. http://shop.pkys.com/Blue-Sea-5029-ST-Blade-Fuse-Block-with-12-Circuits-and-Cover_p_1617.html?gclid=CIizgvm47ssCFUIfhgodw3YPSg or 2. Splice in a 5sfe fuse box or something similar. I know the 5sfe boxes are VERY readily available(celicas, mr2's, corrolla's, any toyota of the 90's) I may go with option 2, if it is in fact a good idea to repurpose a fuse box from another vehicle. I would love some opinions if anybody has some input? As always, thanks in advance guys. I cant wait to get this engine running.
  14. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    The diagrams are hard to find since the engine was inly sold in japan....so i cant read japanese. The hood, i already tried putting it on, but the intake plenum sits up a lil too high. Honestly though, i dont mind putting a scoop there, it will be around the same spot as the z31 turbo scoop. If i couldnt source a fuse box, that was most likely what im going to do is a micro fuse box or something similar. Possibly maxi, but those fuses get very expensive very quick.
  15. JDM 1g-gte in my 72 240z

    All right, now the transmission is finally mounted as well. It turns out that i didnt need any adapter plates anyways. I used the transmission mount off of my 4speed 240z transmission. All i had to do was unbolt the toyota trans mount, and put the Z trans mount in its place and it lined up perfectly. Next step is wiring, it will take me a little while to get that done, especially without having a fuse box. Im going to have to figure out what im going to do for that as well. But on the bright side, if anybody does attempt this conversion again. All you need is all of your OEM mounts from your s30 and it is a direct bolt in. If i didnt burn the rubber out of my mounts, then i would not have had to weld plates on there. *sigh*
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