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73Fairlady's 240z Build *heavy pics*

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last month or two i havent done a whole lot since its been so cold out. But i did get a few minor things done

 

 

I did a little modification to my cheap catch can and added a breather filter and got it mounted

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then i started the throttle cable conversion. made a bracket out of 2" angle iron.

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After i adjusted the arm and added the spring

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I also picked up a 280zx distributor and a MSD coil, have yet to put it in.

 

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Im also having some trouble figuring out a filter solution to the velocity stacks. The T3 stacks are quite large and dont leave much of any room to slip a filter on. was playing with the idea of a base filter but not sure i like that much. but other then doing a full airbox a sock filter would have to be really thin to work.

 

something similar to this would be the base filter

 

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drilled and retapped the valve cover breather for 1/2 NPT so i could use AN fittings. came out looking pretty good.

 

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I have aslo been playing around with how to mount the fuel rail so it does not cover up the jets. i dont want to remove the fuel rail if i need to rejet the carbs. I tried this but its about 1/8" from clearing the tower bar. I ordered this 90 fitting that should give me a 1/4-1/2" more clearance.

 

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Got a few other things done this weekend. I got the AN fittings and they clear everything with tons of room and leave access like i wanted. Now that i finally have that done, Ive gone through so many fittings...

 

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I also got my radiator, ended up going with a Champion 3 row with two 12" fans and shrowd. It is a little bit overkill for the set up but a little overkill never hurt anyone. Clearance is tight but everything fits.

 

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The fans came with those tie things to mount to the radiator, I didnt really like that going to the shroud so I hard mounted them with bolts instead.

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I had the botom thread strip out on the passanger side water outlet. I tossed around several ideas to fix, but not wanting to take the front cover off eventually found this. Its a M8 to M9 repair stud, was not easy to find. Ended up ordering it from a moped shop in the uk. But it works perfect!

 

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Also (i know its a crappy picture) I got my skillard door panels in. Have not been able to test fit yet but the finish and quality of these things are top notch!

 

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Got a few things done over the weekend. I got the Misimoto rad hoses in and the distributor in, and got the new ss hard line and braded soft clutch line all run. then i got just a few random shots of how its sitting at the moment.

 

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Still have some small stuff on the engine/engine bay to take care of. Need to start working on body and interior.

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got my new quick release a few days ago. I do not like the tipical ball lock type, I had a bad experiance with one and wont go back. So surcjhing for a spline drive that was quality and wouldnt brake the bank, came accross this on a scca forum. LTB spline type, got it on ebay for $135 shipped. It was listed at $155 on ther site. feels very solid, will see how it holds up, but dont see it having issues.

 

 

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Got some new parts in the mail, my repo JDM grill and my autopower roll par come in.

 

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And some pictures off progress because there cool looking.

 

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I’m also trying to figure out what to do about the steering wheel. It is too close to the driver with the quick release. Currently I have a Momo hub, from what I’ve found the BOSS hub and NRG hub are about the same. I’m thinking about using a Grant hub with adaptor or make something to work. The Grant hub should only be about an inch vs. 3 inches. Should give enough along with a wheel that’s not as deep to give a comfortable driving position.

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I’m also trying to figure out what to do about the steering wheel. It is too close to the driver with the quick release. Currently I have a Momo hub, from what I’ve found the BOSS hub and NRG hub are about the same. I’m thinking about using a Grant hub with adaptor or make something to work. The Grant hub should only be about an inch vs. 3 inches. Should give enough along with a wheel that’s not as deep to give a comfortable driving position.

Assuming this is a harnessed car, you can do like I did and eliminate the crush portion of the MOMO hub. I needed a small spacer (available from NRG) to make enough space for the horn wiring, but you may not even need this.

 

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Assuming this is a harnessed car, you can do like I did and eliminate the crush portion of the MOMO hub. I needed a small spacer (available from NRG) to make enough space for the horn wiring, but you may not even need this.

 

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love this idea, Im going to have to tear into this when i get home from work today!

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Great build!  That 3m undercoating looks fantastic too; almost like a wrinkle finish.  What's the 3m part number for it?  I'm planning on doing something similar.

 

it is the 3M stuff, this stuff two-cans-3m-undercoating-08881-spray-on- If i did it again I may use bed liner instead, I love the way this stuff looks but I don't know that it is going to be as durable as id like it to be.

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Got my bulkhead fittings in yesterday for the heater hoses, now just waiting on my silicone heater hose to show up to finish plumbing it.

 

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Also got my C pillar bar from T3, that and the roll bar are getting powder coated white to go against the black interior.

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it is the 3M stuff, this stuff two-cans-3m-undercoating-08881-spray-on- If i did it again I may use bed liner instead, I love the way this stuff looks but I don't know that it is going to be as durable as id like it to be.

Hmm, that's a good point  It does look great, but that'd be a shame if it didn't hold up.  As far as bed line, this stuff 71-cahvSILL._SL1335_.jpg is great.  I put it in a truck bed that I mildly restored and it looked great.  Similar low-glass textured finish. 

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