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#1 boosted280

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 07:37 PM

I'm back again with my new project even though 99% of yall never realized I was gone. Haha. I had to part out my last project which happened to go to a member on here who ended up parting it out again. But this time I picked up a rust bucket of a 280zx t top (with no rust around the t tops) complete car with 3 spare matching rims for 400 bucks. If it runs is unknown right now but it is complete with a clear title. I will have a lot of cutting and welding in my future to replace all the rusted out parts. I will post pics tomorrow of the starting point.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:08 AM

Pics as promised just a week late.

 

 

And the old one

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:54 AM

So I've collected a few parts over the past week and still dont know what direction I want to go with the car. Here is a current list of parts I collected:

 

MSQ-II V3

Edis setup

P90 head

spare turbo mani

turbo oil pan

spare intake mani

and another motor to use for my next build if I go with the turbo route

 

Also I have ordered and will probably install this weekend stainless steel brake lines along with new(to me) injectors. My brakes seem locked up so since I loaned my wheels to a buddy I figure its perfect time to do this and maybe the clutch slave since its stuck on the floor.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 06:51 AM

Where in texas are you? There doesn't seem to be many Hybrid Z's in Texas, or at least in the Houston area where I'm located. I'm always looking for parts to swap or barter, I have a Miller Syncrowave Tig and can weld anything you need doneā€¦. I plan on going  MS as well and welding/shaving the stock intake manifold, could do yours while Im at it. 

The car in my signature is one I build in high school & college, it's long gone now and I'm starting new, doing everything right this time. LOL. 


82zx, MSnS Extra, t3/t4, dsm 450cc injectors, Pallnet fuel rail, 12x24x4 B&P intercooler, custom 2.5" downpipe, cheapo BOV, Wallbro fuel pump, 60mm TB, Electric fan, LC-1. 265.8hp/301.2tq @ 12psi..... The zx is being parted out with the motor and tranny going into a 260z.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:51 AM

Yea the blue one in my avatar is my old one obviously. haha. And Im not to far from Tomball area if youre familiar with that. Theres actually a larger group of older z's in the houston area then I thought. They just seem to be more active on Facebook. Im still trying to decide what I want to do to this one, but in the end I plan for it all to be done correctly.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:04 PM

Tough choice to build a l28 turbo motor or go to the rb swap... any inputs?



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 09:19 AM

What my current parts collection looks like so far if I stick with the L28..

 

 

 

I also have 5 dished pistons laying around and need to come across a 6th one if anyone has a spare rod and piston they want to let go cheap.

 

 

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

Well I tore that other motor apart and turns out it was a n42 with dished pistons. yay right? nope I decided that I am going with a rb swap. I want a decently powered reliable car and thats the route im going to go.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 06:45 PM

So my motor is on its way. :D :D :D



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

What RB variant did you go with? Also, I may need to buy one of those turbo mani's off you.... Just for a spare, I plan to drill and weld mine for an external waste gate. Although I hear they weld quite well for being a cast part. 


82zx, MSnS Extra, t3/t4, dsm 450cc injectors, Pallnet fuel rail, 12x24x4 B&P intercooler, custom 2.5" downpipe, cheapo BOV, Wallbro fuel pump, 60mm TB, Electric fan, LC-1. 265.8hp/301.2tq @ 12psi..... The zx is being parted out with the motor and tranny going into a 260z.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:38 AM

My old one welded up fine. Of course I had it done by a pro. And i went with the Rb20 and will probably do a few minor upgrades to it before its running. I know a lot of people would say its a waste, but the amount I had left to get my l-series where I wanted it and the cost and reliability the rb should have, I went that route.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

So I have been slacking alot. Besides ordering a few parts not much progress has been made. I set a goal of September 30th to have the car running and in primer. And with a wedding and everything it has very little time to waste on anything else that has been taking up most of my time. Not to mention the rain we been getting here. Anyway so far all Ive really done is pull the old motor and driver side carpet. And yes that line of what appears to be dirt  by the gas pedal is my "shop" floor which is dirt. And the whole driver side floor support will need to be cut off and replaced. Any suggestions for this?

 

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 05:22 AM

Yay rust, but i think that was the easiet fastest fender removal that ive ever done.

 

 

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 01:28 PM

Any help here with how to separate this? Trying to salvage this t-top but its getting closer to going to scrap. Passenger side is the same way if not worse. Going to redo the whole floor support once i get the floor repaired. Any help on how to separate the floor pan from the rail is greatly appreciated. Sorry about the crappy pictures.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

So this one wont get the rb or restored. found a better condition project along with a whole parts car.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:12 PM

So a update I'm getting ready to put the motor in sometime this week. I'll take updated pics when it's done.

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 05:15 PM

A few pics of my not so nice looking homemade oil pan.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:43 PM

Went ahead and ordered a oil pan from pat1. Hopefully will have the motor and trans mounted next weekend. But it just depends on when I get the pan.




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