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That's awesome! I figured somebody would! I'm currently piecing together a feasible turbo setup for mine to be installed next year hopefully. Not into the 600's to start with but hopefully work my way into it eventually. I'm swapping out transmissions though. Unless I get a good deal on another z then I'll just build it and keep this one the same.

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Well I was suspiciously followed into a gas station after work by a police officer for a few miles... (I wasn't exactly driving miss daisy) He got out 1 pump over and came straight to my car and started asking all about it haha! One thing led to another and he's gonna charge my ac for free!!!

 

Win win! He had a couple camaro's/firebirds and had a non numbers matching one he wanted to swap an ls into so we talked cars for a half hour at the gas pumps and I got his info then left lol.

 

He's charging my ac tomorrow and I can't wait! Made 2 trips to advance auto parts. Measured 71" for the serpentine belt and drove home to be too small. Drove back and bought a 72" for $10 cheaper go figure lol. Should work pretty smooth, I blew the soot out of it today from 3rd-5th gears up in the 5k rpm range so it runs better with no carbon buildup slowing me down! Pics with temp gauge to be posted shortly I hope!

 

Also tried out this 0-60 time thing on my gps speedo the past few weeks and if I could get traction that'd be great. Pulled off 5.7, 5.8, and today dumping 2nd in the 3500 rpm range I roasted the tires and got a 6.25 second 0-60 time. All averaging 280-320 feet from 0-60. I just need room to test out this 1/4 mile mode... Fun none the less, I'm happy with the gauge setup by speed hut.

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That's awesome! I figured somebody would! I'm currently piecing together a feasible turbo setup for mine to be installed next year hopefully. Not into the 600's to start with but hopefully work my way into it eventually. I'm swapping out transmissions though. Unless I get a good deal on another z then I'll just build it and keep this one the same.

I wouldn't worry about the Trans too much. I know you have a tr6060, but it's basically the same thing as a t56. Quite a few people out here are putting down 650-700rwtq to a stock internal tranny and they're still holding up in a 3500lb car. Obviously they dont have the stock flywheel or clutch. May have missed it, but doesn't the tr6060 have oil cooling lines? What'd you do with those?

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That's awesome! I figured somebody would! I'm currently piecing together a feasible turbo setup for mine to be installed next year hopefully. Not into the 600's to start with but hopefully work my way into it eventually. I'm swapping out transmissions though. Unless I get a good deal on another z then I'll just build it and keep this one the same.

I wouldn't worry about the Trans too much. I know you have a tr6060, but it's basically the same thing as a t56. Quite a few people out here are putting down 650-700rwtq to a stock internal tranny and they're still holding up in a 3500lb car. Obviously they dont have the stock flywheel or clutch. May have missed it, but doesn't the tr6060 have oil cooling lines? What'd you do with those?

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Yeah it's supposed to hold it and I really don't want to get rid of the stick but if I went turbo I'd have to build the rear more than the 300zxt axles/flanges I've got (not looking forward to it). Plus I've already gotta rebuild the Trans due to bad synchros in 2nd, 3rd and part of 5th, also the mainshaft is an early model and needs to be upgraded (thanks tremec for not heat treating it properly). Totaling $1900 to ship it to tick for a fresh rebuild and that's not including needing gears. I could buy a built 4l80e for the price of selling my Trans + the rebuild it needs to hold that power. And it would hold 1000ftlbs.

 

On the cooling lines, I just looped them over for now and it's working great. If I start to track it I'd run it to my radiator which has a built in Trans cooler in it.

 

Keith I may like to try that tire setup someday. I've been launching it a little here lately from second and the clutch puts it all down (no slip) so I think I could do a couple passes even with the Trans not in 100% shape. My 1-2 shift is the worst due to synchros.

 

In the end I'm gonna part/piece together a turbo setup and 4l80e then look for a roller z hopefully to build. Right now the serp belt is in the routing of the drivers manifold if I was to turbo this one. I'd probably just reroute the serp belt with a pulley because I'm still unsure on how much my alternator is currently charging with this routing lol

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Pretty sure the heater control valve is bad or the solenoid to it is bad because it's stuck wide open. Other than that we clamped the inlet heater hose and it cooled down to the low low 30's out of the vents!!! I'll take it! Felt great today driving with ac!

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Well a few small updates... I'd been noticing a little hesitation around a half tank of fuel from my fuel cell after I have stopped at redlights on a downhill slope. Decided that after 4500 miles I'd check my cleanable fuel filter. The picture attached shows the foam particles that have disintegrated and sucked down the fuel line. So I installed a new 8an fuel line and Russell fuel filter and it has seemed to run a little better :) I also thought that part of the hesitation was that the fuel filter was so massive that it may aerate the fuel under heavy acceleration, so I got a smaller filter hoping for no air.

 

Also my a/c isn't working. The compressor wouldn't kick on, so I checked the layout and the 180* fitting I used and had crimped looked like it wasn't quite on all the way but the guy said it should do. Needless to say it leaked out all the freon and I'm without air. No big deal but a new hose and some fittings and I'll be back on the road with air again.

 

Lastly I put on my 240z front bumper last night and I think it looks pretty good. Made some aluminum brackets and bought the 10mm x 1.25 nuts (plus washers and lock washers) that the built in studs require. Worked like a charm.

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Well I was recommended to a local performance shop to get my car dyno'd before I install a cam in the next few months and will go back there to see the gains.

 

I should've cleaned the soot out before going but the ole 5.3 didn't do too bad. 3 pulls for $60. Considering its a stock factory rated 285hp at the crank that's ok for a baseline pull. Longtubes may help a few horses but not worth the headache to me for the price. If I can find one I'm thinking LS6 intake.

 

Stock 5.3 - LS1 Intake - Tunedbyfrost Mail Order Tune 93 Octane

 

Pull 1 - 5200 rpm (259/287)

Pull 2 - 5200 rpm (263/291)

Pull 3 - 6000 rpm (274/302)

 

(Hp/tq)

 

TSP Torquer V2 might be happening in the future... 232/234 .595/.598 112LSA

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So you're running camaro depth, just had to custom build the brackets? Any pictures of the condenser? I think this would fit my turbo setup, and I would LOVE AC in my car. Does the vintage air box have its own heater box as well? Sorry about all the questions, this idea is super interesting to me. (Tired of trips in 100 degree weather, dying of interior temps)

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Nope actually running truck depth with camaro ls1 intake, fuel and ls1 oil pan. I don't think it will clear the camaro accessories. Custom fit on the universal brackets and barely fits but yes it's all in one centralized box. The mini barely fit but I've seen online that the next size up fits but I wasn't gonna chance it not fitting. I'm having issues with getting the hoses crimped tight enough. It has outputs for the ac and heater hoses. Make sure it's the mini gen II with heat/ac/def. works pretty good

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Nope actually running truck depth with camaro ls1 intake, fuel and ls1 oil pan. I don't think it will clear the camaro accessories. Custom fit on the universal brackets and barely fits but yes it's all in one centralized box. The mini barely fit but I've seen online that the next size up fits but I wasn't gonna chance it not fitting. I'm having issues with getting the hoses crimped tight enough. It has outputs for the ac and heater hoses. Make sure it's the mini gen II with heat/ac/def. works pretty good

Ah I don't have a choice of running the truck depth on my pulleys. I have camaro depth currently, and I'm not sure truck depth would work. Did you have to remove your dash to install the box?

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Yeah it's the second and hopefully last time I have to remove the dash. Pain in the butt.

 

I don't think it'll clear the water temp sender. The Sanden 508 is already touching the plastic plug on the harness with the truck setup.

 

Edit: GO VOLS!!!

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The compac fits too if you're in a hotter climate and want more AC. I installed that one since I'm in the humid gulf south. By the time I had it installed temps weren't going past the high 80s but after it cooled the car down, low speed was keeping it cold. The 2 caveats to installing the larger unit are you have to cut 1 screw shorter that holds one of the lower dash supports on(or just use a shorter bolt), and it has to fit a little off center towards the drivers side (which means the passenger gets a little less AC to the feet).I'm sure either works better than the Datsun AC. That thing had pathetic air flow.

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Lol good to know yeah I got lucky and ran the hose through an old drain hose hole in the passenger side floorboard from the early non working datsun aftermarket ac. It pours the water onto the pavement when I'm running the ac, I bet it would flood it. The heat works great this winter so far! 30* tonight lol

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I ran the drainhose around to the front where the factory AC drainhole was. It's been getting down into the 50s here at night, but I haven't had a chance to try the heat yet. I pulled the hatch off and most of the windows out getting it ready for paint.

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Well, due to peer pressure and mostly the need for speed, I will be jumping on the boost bandwagon within the next 6 months or so!

 

After much deliberation I will be installing the following:

-Borg Warner S366 .91 A/R Airwerks Turbo

-down and forward truck non egr manifolds

-2" hot side with a 44mm wastegate

-3" cold side with a 50mm bov

-10 lbs of boost and see where I'm at power wise

-80 lb/hr ev1 injectors

-dual walbro 255's

-wideband O2 and boost gauges with a dual pillar pod mount

-possible ls6 cam and springs

-keep vintage air!

 

I just could not have my Duramax faster than the Z!

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Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad somebody could get some use out of what I posted!

 

I went with Borg Warner because they're one of the top 3 manufacturers of quality turbos (couldn't bring myself to go Chinese on the turbo), it's the largest s300 series turbo at 66mm, and ive seen a few single 5.3 s366 builds and they meet my 500-550 minimum rwhp goal at fairly low boost. The turbo is rated at 320-800 hp but it's not an s400 size package. I could always swap a t4-t6 adapter and put on s475 if I planned for its size now. Oh and it's cheap! Lol

 

Most people do run dual s366's for BIG POWER but I don't have the room with an ac compressor on the drivers side. I have a feeling that 500+rwhp is enough for me in this tin can! I'm only at 274rwhp right now so it'll be a big boost! :) and I'll list all the specs as its completed in this thread so stay tuned! I'll probably have frost mail order tune it first for a startup tune to check for leaks. Unsure where to go for a dyno tune near me at this time though. **edit: Frost doesn't do mail order FI startup tunes anymore due to having to explain it 1,000+ times and it being a pita to keep retuning via mail because of so many variables, so I'm going to take it to be dyno tuned when it's ready.**

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