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replaced all freeze plugs with brass.....

 

engine went in like butter.....

 

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I know the transmission will come out again to be rebuilt and also swap out the diff. for a 4.11 ls......the gearing with a ZX 5 spd. and 3:54 diff. is a slug and true freeway cruiser......

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this one scares me.

it's so much work and I'm not sure I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.....

I've contact a few autobody and paint shops to do the work after I do the body work.....but.....time isn't on my side and already spent a mint in a week on parts.....

 

I honestly feel that this Z wanted to go back together today. Nothing was difficult at all; kinda like a puzzle that just clicked together once all the pieces were in place. Really made it fun!

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i recall the exhaust i have is a mandrel bent 3" stainless.

I'm considering just making a 2 1/2" exhaust and magnaflow resonator in the middle- 20"L.

I ordered the resonator today, but to keep work down to a minimum, I'll just install the 2 1/2" resonator in the center and maybe do the rest at a later time. I don't want to get too deep into this......already didn't get a paycheck today....:(......

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this radiator probably works, but it's had better days.

I have a new radiator that's polished, but that's a bit bling bling for this car and may make everything else look even worse!!!!

I would much rather prefer normal aluminum or a black radiator....

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the driver side is missing the seat belt. I think it's in a box with the other Z car, but it's the original belts.

Maybe I should upgrade to the new belts motorsport sells that retract. I don't plan on tracking this car, so a harness would be overkill and uncomfortable for a weekend morning cruiser.

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went to the warehouse to look for more Z parts- dusty, dirty but no spiders that I could see....

 

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found a box full of stuff..... I really need to spend a day here and just go through things.

In the back I did find a set of 15" Hoshino G5 wheels.

 

brought back some parts to clean up for the other Z car, but I still need a 4.11 gear set.... anyone know of one for sale- R180?

 

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this mandrel bent 304ss exhaust is quite a few years old......

i'm going to change to 2 1/2", add resonator and canister style muffler next week.

 

would be nice to have the Z a little quieter....

 

oh.....ordered new heater hoses from Motorsport, but forgot to order seat belts......

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Happy Friday everyone!!!!!!

 

This week was fun, but extremely stressful with day in/out of work..........

At certain times, I wanted to put the Z away and focus, but just kept going......

 

Hope you all hae a great weekend!!!!

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