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#21 redzedturbo

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 04:00 PM

Sweeeeet! cool find dude.


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#22 Evandavis73

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:59 PM

Here are some photos of:
- the way the cage ties in to the front strut towers and frame tie-ins.
- the motor mounts
- custom aluminum ducting for radiator, oil cooler, and trans cooler
- the roll cage

The car is in a trailer right now so it's hard to get good photos of anything, but it's something to look at.

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#23 texis30O

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:38 AM

It is always interesting to delve into the history of these cars.  They seem to be so versatile.  Keep it alive for sure. 


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:43 AM

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#25 Evandavis73

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:04 PM

I finally got the car moved out to my shop in Nevada. Here's a picture of it being unloaded from the trailer. I also got bored and decided to throw some Hella lights on it so it would look more like it used to.Attached File  11351795_908427569228201_1158947892_n.jpg   41.16KB   0 downloadsAttached File  11934732_1610597499165118_1896891669_n.jpg   96.52KB   1 downloads

 

As I look at the car more, I am starting to face new dilemmas. I'm still on the fence about whether I find a way to use the 351w that I have (would need a different oil pan and pick up tube, and a different intake) or sell it and get a 302 instead. If anyone has any knowledge about the 351w and what can be done to put a lower profile pan on it, feel free to chime in. After finding a pan for the 351, I would have to see if it would clear the hood with a carburetor. I think the deck height may still be too high. 



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:47 AM

Well, disappointingly, the only thing I've done since September is take all the random parts out of the back and put them into a tote. I have decided I am going to go with the 302 and not the 351w mainly due to weight and size. PS: would anyone be excited to have a brand new 15x8.5" Dick Cepek all terrain tire from the 80's? If so, it's up for grabs.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:53 PM

Some small progress has been made. The Z is now in my shop, though I may be moving into a new shop soon. I'm trading my friend the 351w that I have for his 302, but I won't have it until we tear his Bronco down to get built. I've decided to keep the engine fuel injected and have picked up a TFS intake manifold for it since the stock truck manifold most certainly won't clear the hood. Along with the intake, I picked up a 75mm throttle body and some shorty headers. After looking at them in the engine bay, it looks like the shorties won't work for my side pipes. I will most likely have to build custom headers. I also made the decision to go with a manual trans instead of an auto for a few reasons: more power to the wheels, more simplicity, less expensive, no trans cooler. I am shooting for about 300whp, which would give the car a better power to weight ratio than a brand new m3 and just marginally less than that of a Challenger Hellcat (didn't expect that).

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#28 Josh280z

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 02:01 PM

Would love to seem some of the original drawings/notes made. Will you be uploading those?


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#29 Evandavis73

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 07:25 PM

Is there anything in particular that you would like to see?

#30 mr_aj_johnson

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 07:57 PM

Just stumbled on this. Brian Scott runs 240z rally car that's pretty badass. I've seen it at Idaho a couple times and maybe Oregon trail? If you haven't looked him up, I'd be curious as to what suspension he's running. You mentioned a Subaru rally car? Is it done? Gonna make any pnw events?

#31 Evandavis73

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:20 PM

I'm fairly sure Brian runs Bilstein Motorsport struts which is what I want to have built for my car, but I would have to ask him. I've been trying to get in touch with him, but haven't had any luck. I'll just have to talk to him at the next rally I see him at. I ran my Subaru at Idaho and Mendocino in 2014, but it's currently torn down for improvements. While that has been going on, my interest has shifted to the Z, so I probably won't be back in the Subaru for a while.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:49 AM

Very cool history on this car!  This will be really cool when completed.  


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:30 PM

I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted. Plans are to pull the 302 from my friend's Bronco this weekend. I just picked up a T5 last weekend, so my main driveline components have been acquired. I've also found a local guy that will blast the chassis for a very good price. It looks like things are starting to finally come together. I also rearranged the shop.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:56 PM

As requested, here are some of the more interesting pages from the log book.

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#35 Evandavis73

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 10:57 PM

So apparently, when you use the phone's photo editor to rotate pictures, they still upload sideways.

#36 HS30-H

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:22 AM

As requested, here are some of the more interesting pages from the log book.

 

Great stuff!



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 03:55 AM

Keep at it!! Good work. We are all looking forward to seeing this thing going.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

Alright guys, time for some updates. I finally started stripping her down to get her on the rotisserie. I never thought I would have so much trouble removing headlights. Haha. It doesn't help when the bolts vary between standard and metric and are all rusted. I can already tell how much I'm going to love this project! And the sad thing is, my car is practically rust free compared to some of the other builds I've seen.

I also started my youtube video series documenting the build of this car so please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more! https://youtu.be/jfTTPPS5N2Q
I would also love to connect with you guys on instagram(@evandavis73) or facebook (Evan M Davis). I know I'm already in touch with a few other members.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:35 PM

Episode 2 now up! I started. I got most of the crap out of the engine bay. At this point just the brake master cylinders and the remaining wire for the halda pick up still need to be removed. Front right suspension is off, I'll finish the left side tomorrow. I need to go clean and organize my storage unit for all the parts that need to go into hibernation. I also found some frame damage that I'm not sure what to do about. One part is right in the front above the factory tow hook and the other spot is just behind where the front crossmember mounts. The car must have taken a hard hit on the front left nose first off a jump or something seeing as it was never actually crashed. There is no documentation of it in the logbook, so my thought is that it either happened towards the end of the car's rally career, or Mike just never saw the full extent of the damage because of the oil cooler that was covering it.

Link to episode 2: https://youtu.be/u0sSJoEpKFY

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