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#81 BluDestiny

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:58 PM

This project is still alive. Dropped the motor to be assembled at Touge Factory in Chicago, was told the head was damaged by Mazworks (used the wrong type of material when machining the valve seats). They helped find me a new sr20 long block, which I also needed the crank from (and misc. accessories/brackets) and they kept the short block while I got the head. 

 

Dropped it off in February, but due to issues in getting parts they have just now finally gotten the motor together (still waiting on lash pads). They are just not getting into fabbing the mounts, and will be doing a complete rewire for a standalone system. My car was dropped off in early June, when the main tech working on my car quit. 

 

Big plans are it now has solid lifters, will be using an AEM EMS (instead of my haltech), and will be redoing the fuel system for e85. Block is good for 500hp, and the shop says there should be no issues hitting at least 400hp. 

 

So that's where it sits now. My subaru is still my dd, but on a stage 2 protune. I will probably be going e85 on that as soon as I can get a clutch/flywheel combo. 


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:04 AM

Custom Oil pan ftw

 

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Solid lifters and Tomei poncams

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:59 PM

Projects, never ending story :)



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:09 PM

Scope creep is a serious problem I'm having  :P


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:49 PM

Well just get on with it, be thankful that Murrica got the two seaters  :wub:


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Soon...

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:48 AM

Should be firing it up within the next two weeks. 

 

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:27 AM

Its done. Drove it back last Friday. This thing is a beast. Still needs an exhaust though, so that will be one of my first steps. 

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

Brilliant and yet no interest, pfft, looks like you did a really good job here but apparently not fast and furious lol. Seriously, I can see lots of nice detail so bloody well done.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:27 AM

What mounts did you use to put the sr20 in your zx?


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

What mounts did you use to put the sr20 in your zx?

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

First shakedown event of the year. I think my new fuel pump is dying due to be under utilized since I'm not on E85 yet. Other than that the car ran flawlessly, needs an alignment and larger wheels. 

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:21 AM

Going to buy my first 280zx this weekend so I have been hitting the forums hard. This thread is awesome I bookmarked it. I owned a 240sx sr swapped prior to this. Awesome to see the thread still going!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

Yeah it's been slow going because winter sucks and I haven't actually been doing the work on this car, the shop has. But most of the stuff from now on will be me. I just want to make sure it works and doesn't blow up. 


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:34 AM

I know what ya mean. It has been raining damn near everyday for a while now here in Ohio. I am supposed to be picking the car up this weekend. I plan on trying to get the s13 coilover swap done first. I will be watching the thread for updates!

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Latest car show. It was mostly a lot of camaros since this is the midwest. Repping the Hybridz.org sticker

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:13 PM

Nice pic, paint shows the lines nicely. 



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:27 AM

Well this entire thread is screwed, so much for that. Thanks Photobucket.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

Yeah, photobucket seems to have screwed almost all the car threads and other forums I view.  It's understandable but it would have been nice if there was an easy way to migrate but then they couldn't hold people's pictures hostage.  


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