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About 240zdex

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  1. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    So I have a huge update and not a good one. so the guy I had building my z was diagnosed with cancer and is doing chemotherapy and requested I pick my car up sooner then later. i had paid him sum money but not a ton and hope him a full recovery but this puts me in a bad spot going foreword as none of the rust things have gotten done(top of my priorities) im debating on getting a sub $500 mig welder and attempting replacing the drivers floorpan both frame rails and some other spots here and there. i also need to make my engine mounts and have a trans mount made up. I was going to use the jag xjs v12 engine mounts (already bought) may change because of my lack of any welding or fabbing skills. BUILDING A CAR SUCKS AT THIS STAGE SUCKSSSSSSS!!!! sorry I had to vent but will keep everybody posted not that anybody is paying attention or wanting it just helps me see how far it’s come or in my case how little it’s come.
  2. 240zdex

    Minnesota Bodyshop

    I live in Minnesota and there are a bunch of shops doing rust repair stuff but not for cheap unless you know them personally or it’s there side gig. i can ask around or ask the guy doing my z but he’s older and asked to look at my car ahead of time to make sure he wanted to do the job. what part of Minnesota is he located in I’m in the Minneapolis and st.paul area.
  3. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    The sc300 is in bad shape inside and out front bumper is missing a nice chunk the 1/4s are rusted and pretty much smashed on the passenger side and as I was driving it yesterday I lost all brake pressure it's a good parts car nothing more at this time. i may just keep having the z chassis worked on while I keep sourcing the parts trans standalone intercooler fuel injectors rails turbo parts and like you said just drop it in one shot and be done. ive Looked into using the sc300 double wishbone suspension and rear end and it seems to be a huge hassle with my intended budget. i still have another early 260 that needs a complete restore sitting at the sellers farm(he was diagnosed with cancer and can't move all his things to pull it out yet) i may just keep the v8 build going and start the 2j in the 260 next winter if I can't get a buyer for my sbf parts.
  4. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    You sir are correct only my wife can tell me what I want even if I don't want it lol. in all honesty I guess I was looking for reassurance that the 2j was the better swap indefinitely. i highly doubt anybody here will say one swap is better then another swap specially here on hybridz so I thank you aswell for your input.
  5. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    That's great to know. would you buy the engine and trans mount togeather or have the trans mount fabbed up because I don't intend to keep it for more then 2 years?
  6. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    Well I thank you guys for putting up with my unorganized sentences and bantering. i guess to answer I already have and it's time to start tearing apart the sc300. i know you have modified the cx racing mounts seattlejester to be more centered. I've also heard a lot of people say they wouldn't trust the stock mounts that bolt to the engine what are your thoughts on it minus the standard boots the kit comes with? as for the trans mount I'm not overly worried because I plan to upgrade in time.If you had to choose a trans which way would you lean towards cd0009 ar5 BMW or anything else that would be cost affective and pretty easily sourced. sorry for all the long post but I guess after the holidays I'll start getting things togeather and hopefully have a build thread.
  7. 240zdex

    2jzge swap in progress

    This thread was a should I stop my sbf build for a 2j build and now it's a slow and steady build for the future. engine will remain stock for a while till I can to afford to properly boost the engine with decent parts.(or a second engine while enjoying the car to keep the down time to a minimum) engine is from a 92 sc300 ran and drove. i chose to get a trans from a 04 g35 for the fact I had a few that were local and sub $150 price range(picked mine up for $100) i still need the adapter and flywheel kit and I think I'm going to use the mavericks kit $900 and if and when the 04 trans dies just pick one up from nissan for $1800 after the car is diving. engine and management im going to try and use a microsquirt as my engine management and some of the stock parts will need to be replaced to get it to work properly.(hopefully lol) i will add my updates when I get to this part in the build. worst case I will do the tt ecu mod and safc. (I still have the stock engine harness and m/t ecu if I can't make the microsquirt on the stock engine) fuse box my chassis has the stock fuse box in the center consol but was thinking about replacing and or adding a separate fuse box for the engine and mircosquirt. not sure what I should do here any input would be great. im going to be using a fuel cell because the stock tank was pretty bad and got a great deal on a 7 gallon cell. im thinking about running the fuel and rear brake lines on the driver side so when the turbo parts are installed the lines don't heat up and cause any issues from the exhaust heat.(I heard somewhere that was an issue not sure where though) Rear diff I have an r180 240z diff. im pretty sold on the tried and true r200 but thinking about other options for the long run and parts availability. iv thought about the r180 sti with adapter hubs,Ford 8.8,r230 but I think it will be hard to beat the price of an r200 swap. My main concern I have is making the drive shaft.I want to make sure I have the long term diff installed and ready to rock before I make the driveshaft and that's why the r180 subi diff is sounding good because I could get away with making the drive shaft now with the stock r180 and upgrading later down the road. Suspension I'm all kinds of lost here I don't know what I want other then affordable lowered responsiveness and comfortable. im not sure if I can get away with a set of springs new struts and new bushings and get the ride height right. (not looking for a full time track car just a weekend and once in a great while take it to the track) sorry if this seems like I'm asking for somebody to hold my hand through this build because I truly em not. i feel like I bit off more then I should at first but I'm slowely kicking my @$$ in the right direction which seems to lead me too "don't over complicate things". theres a load more info I can put in right now but the real issues I'm having trouble with are of the funds type lol. thanks for reading the update and I look forward to keeping you guys updated and getting constructive criticism.
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    280z 302 sbf swap

    Any update on your project I'm extremely interested in all of your output as we're doing just about the same build. i bought a 86 gt with a WC 5speed for crack head prices and knew it had bad rings and found a 97 explorer 5.0 for $50 and sbf rpm carb intake I was going to source a set of gt40 heads. I forgot what year distributor I bought but it's the steel gear one and plan on swapping cams before I put the engine in so it will match. last few things I need are a carb, linkages,coil,plugs,wires,air filter,and gauges or the volt converter from ttt to use the stock gauges. if you manage to get the fuel injection to work relatively cheap and easy please let me know because I was going to use the 86 wiring and ecu but after a few min search found the 86 to be the worst year of the 5.0 efi
  9. I'm in the turbo manifold if you still got it
  10. 240zdex

    WTB 280zx turbo manifold

    I would also like to buy a turbo exhaust manifold if anyone has one to sell I'm in Minnesota zip code is 55408
  11. 240zdex

    L24 turbo conversion help needed

    Thanks Seattle jester and Xander yes it's my first post here and I don't have very much information on my car because I bought it and only drove it around the block and on my trailer. My skills are vary basic oil change brakes tune ups no welding skills whatsoever but that's what this cars for to me I guess That said I do appreciate your guys information and I plan on doing it but it may just take a bit more time then I thought but what build doesn't
  12. So I've been searching a few forums and haven't found what I was looking for because threads all seem to get shot down to why not just 28et swap. I currently own a 71 240z with the original l24 that's been built a bit by the previous owner(he died) so I don't know what has been done and it's been sitting since I've bought it(runs awesome though) I live in Minneapolis Minnesota so I won't start working on her till we get into to 40-50s currently is -4 degrees So I'll try to make my concerns as clear and on point as I can First is turbo mani I know my head is the e88 and the zxt mani will bolt on if I notch the head Second I've been searching down rabbit holes and I think I want to go with megasquert diy kit with an msd and some kind of baffle in the gas tank with an external fuel pump and serge tank so it doesn't run lean when under heavy acceleration or hard steering. 3rd will my pistons flat top) create to much compression with the e88 head and turbo setup to run reliably with about 10 psi of boost. I guess I first need to determine what cr I have to say yes or no to but I guess what is a safe compression ratio to boost with should be the question. My goal is a cheap reliable build to put out 220-260 hp and to be able to work on it by myself and with my nephews My budget is now updated to work on chassis repair (floors and frame repair) and converting to efi first so it doesn't have to be out of commission this entire summer. I expect to have my car done by next summer putting body work paint and interior off the list till September-October My mechanical skills include watching my grandfather tune carbs doing oil changes when I have the time(I work 80-95 hours a week in the summer months) bleeding brake lines and changing gaskets on everything but the head