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Everything posted by Nelsonian

  1. Best twinscroll manifold?

  2. You have me sold on this and when the time comes for that part of the build I will gladly get one. A nice move in the right direction to counter some of the heavy weight from a 2JZ swap.
  3. Djwarner, I am interested and will send a PM
  4. Top of Page button on site?

    Just wondering if I am this blind/stupid as to not see any top of page button to automatically return to the top. If this does not exist, could it be made to ?
  5. WTB: Weber or TWM Throttle Body

    I have a Weber 60mm throttle body that I will not be using. I bought this from a member here a long time ago and it has not been used, just stored in the parts collection.
  6. Blasting vs. sanding (rust repair)

    It would be a tough pill to swallow going back on what you have already achieved, however all metal would be rid of rust. I know all too well about one step forward and three steps back as I have made a few costly mistakes along the way on my build, er, um Z build education. I had my car immediately epoxy primered by Bob the blaster using Endura epoxy primer. The car was on his car port in Jamul with body repair started for roughly 4 months with only a blue tarp and bungee cords holding it on. I then moved the car to my body/paint guys garage in El Cajon for a long while then had to move it to a rental garage in Chula Vista close to the San Diego harbor/ocean where it has been for at least 2 years. I have not had any re-rust issues I am happy to say so far. I have had alot of sand come out of the hidden cracks however as the car has been flat bed or moved on a car hauler from south SD to North county SD no less than 4 times n the highway. Hopefully most has shaken itself loose by now. I had an older gentleman who has been blasting for most of his life do the work and still had minor signs of warping. My body guy was not that pleased with the work ahead of him to get all straightened. It would be a tough decision to make to dip then epoxy, undercoat seam seal, but without a doubt will have eliminated all internal rust without warping any panels in the process.
  7. Blasting vs. sanding (rust repair)

    If I had the chance to strip my car again and the circumstances were not what they were at the time, (immediate place needed to house the car after as well as find a body/paint guy), I would have brought my car to a dipper in LA or checked out these guys in Oregon. http://www.metaldipping.com/faq.php Read the Common Questions section and see how many myths that are spread by people.
  8. RIP Joel Soileau

    Just reading of this horrible news now. Such a helpful man, hate to see us lose another kind soul here. Rest In Peace....
  9. WTB Rear Disc Brake Brackets Maxima or Aftermarket

    This is set up for the Wilwood 4 piston caliper brake kits and spot parking brake calipers.
  10. WTB Rear Disc Brake Brackets Maxima or Aftermarket

    I actually found a pic or two of them that I took awhile ago.
  11. WTB Rear Disc Brake Brackets Maxima or Aftermarket

    I have a new, unused set of brackets that are back up to another version that I decided to use instead. I had them anodized red and never installed. I am finishing up a two week annual visit with my friends and family in North Carolina until the 18th however, which I then could get you some pics of.
  12. I chose the complete strip down and build up approach for my project and am glad that I did. I discovered how shotty the previous owners repair work was and found unexpected rusty panels in most all the known areas after the old under coating, BONDO etc was removed. I am a bit of an obsessive type and have approached this car with the plan to build it to my liking/standards/approval and never sell it. I wish I could have hauled it up to Los Angeles and had it dipped then epoxy primered, but going the route I went (professional sand blasting) allowed me to meet my current body/paint guy as well as start the body work on the blasters property. There was some signs of minor panel warpage on a few areas where as the dipping process would not have been an issue. All in all for my first old car as well as doing what I can so far to rebuilding it, I am happy that I went this method and exposed all problem areas and gave me a new canvas to strengthen for my intended 500ish whp goals. I will add that I rode in a friends L28et 280Z that at the time was only making mid 200ish hp and ended up cracking the new paint in the C pillars where the lead lines are. I had mine removed and welded solid as a result. I still plan on more stitch welding in the rear area as well as finishing the firewall to complete the front. I think you are forming the right plan to combat that amount of torque and power that you have planned. Just a few pics showing the passenger side requiring a new cut piece to properly line up as well as how thick the bondo was in some places. The first page of my build shows what I discovered under a pretty, new, blue paint job and the very beginning of the snowball rolling down the hill of no return.
  13. This is an airdam from the Subtle Z kit from www.ztrix.com. It flares out to match up with their flared front fenders so most likely not a match for stock bodied S30.
  14. WWW.Commonsnapper.com sells this front airdam.
  15. Top chop update

    Beautiful end results! I'm curious as to your personal opinions on the Vitaloni California door mirrors. Are they vibration free, or do you find them vibrating all throughout rev ranges?
  16. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    You are living an exciting, busy life indeed. Thanks for the update and hope the new measurements work out. I am/will be your biggest fan and supporter of getting this to a point where many of us can purchase one of your kits. Looking forward to more updates in the near future.
  17. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Once again just checking in to see if there is any forward motion with this.
  18. Sound Deadening Material For Floor

    I'm glad to hear of your positive first hand experiences with the lizard skin products as I have both sound deaden-er and heat suppression waiting to be applied when that time comes in the build.
  19. I have a Marlin Crawler built R154 5 speed transmission with only 1,700 miles on it from the previous owner. Long story short previous owner had a 1000 hp + 2JZGTE powered 240sx freshly built that died after only 1,700 miles on it. Between the cost of fixing the engine on top of what he spent having it built and his very pregnant wife demanding the car project be sold, he ended up parting out the build and I bought the trans and Spec twin disc clutch and light flywheel combo from him. The trans has MC's 7076-T6 billet 1st and 2nd shift fork, chromoly thruster washer kit, heavy duty bearing cover plate, new hardware. Built to handle power and torque. Also included are brand new and unused Tech2 Motorsports custom shifter arm re locator and cover plate to allow correct shifter positioning in the trans tunnel, as well as a new unused aluminum driveshaft. The stock shifter arm and knob along with new bolts/hardware for the bell-housing to block are also included. It has a new Toyota 1J/2J bell housing attached also. The whole trans bolt up package with the hydraulic push pull throw out bearing included for $2400. I also have the Spec super twin clutch/light flywheel combo (again with only 1,700 miles on it). It is a 6 puck race clutch and light flywheel package with barely used Wilwood 7/8" slave cylinder kit. Clutch combo for $650.
  20. I am revisiting this with a new lowered price of $2200 for the whole package.
  21. 60mm throttle body

    I have a new, unused Weber 60mm that I purchased awhile ago from a member here and put into my parts collection and never used. Here is the original ad from the previous owner and some pics of it. PM if interested... http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/112766-weber-throttle-body/?hl=%2Bweber+%2B60mm+%2Bthrottle+%2Bbody
  22. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Just looking for some current info or status on this
  23. HybridZ may be shutting down.

    Glad to hear this Dan. Keep the donations coming in people, we want this site to stay indefinitely.
  24. HybridZ may be shutting down.

    No this can not happen as HybridZ is the first thing I look at in the morning, several times throughout the day and the last thing I end my night with. It is my educational Z college, my place to see things that make me say wow with inspiration and a place for me to stay motivated through seeing others builds. I will donate $100 and dig through whatever leftover L28 parts I have to sell and donate the money back into this fine site. $100 on it's way...
  25. Ford 8.8 IRS swap v2.0

    Yes, Progress!!! I always love to see forward movement with this thread. I see a Morris Mini lurking in the background.