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72_240zTT    0

Nevermind on my last post, i figured it out today. I was able to get it to crank. Now to get it to fire up i just need to finish running all of the wires to the ecu. Hopefully in the next week if i have some free time Ill be able to actually start it up. I cant keep it running until i get a rad, intercooler, and alternator but shes getting closer. Once i get her running, then i can figure out the shifter(its automatic and did not come with any shifter assembly).

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72_240zTT    0

Nevermind on my last post, i figured it out today. I was able to get it to crank. Now to get it to fire up i just need to finish running all of the wires to the ecu. Hopefully in the next week if i have some free time Ill be able to actually start it up. I cant keep it running until i get a rad, intercooler, and alternator but shes getting closer. Once i get her running, then i can figure out the shifter(its automatic and did not come with any shifter assembly).

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winstonusmc    4

Cool. I am pretty good at wiring, just rewired my dash and front headlight harness for an engine bay fuse box if you need help with it. I am not in the area for a couple weeks due to an exercise. My car should be on the road by mid May and I am always down for a road trip. Know anything about tuning? The RB25 ITB motor is in need of a tune. I can do it, but two heads are better than one.

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72_240zTT    0

That would be great, unfortunately my car is still far from ready. Im going to try to get her running today to make sure the ecu powers on and produces spark, etc. But i still need to get a ton of other parts before i can get it on the road. I still need intercooler and piping, driveshaft, fuel pump and new lines, auto shifter(unless i can find a decent standard trans before i get a driveshaft made), alternator, and a ton of other odds and ends including alot of interior bits. If you have any spare parts that your looking to sell, let me know because i am in the market and i definately prefer buying locally. 

 

Regarding the tuning, i dont have much experience with it but if would like a hand with anything still, I am always open to learning(and learning more about the rb motors)

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72_240zTT    0

Well, i got her started. :D

 

I cant get it running until i get the intercooler, alt, etc. All of the other odds and ends. But she starts with no problem at all if i shoot in some starting fluid. Now ill have to put it on a hopefully short hold until i get caught up on bills so i can afford to pick up the misc parts. Im just happy i got it started today. 

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72_240zTT    0

Just a quick update. 

I went to the scrapyard and picked up an intercooler off of a saab 93 that fits very well into the Z. So now that is mounted and ready to go. 

For the alternator, i am going to use my 280zxt alternator. To make that work, i had to shave 1/4" off of the 1G alternator bracket. I havent finished mounting it yet, but i need to make the "slider" so i can adjust the belt tension. I was hoping the 1G one would work, but it doesnt. It is no biggie. 

 

I am currently in the process of making my scoop, I am on my 2nd layer of fiberglass. It is shaped with the hood and isnt raised up too much, and the breathing hole is facing the windshield so it can let some heat escape from the bay. I would post pics, but i still dont know how to upload them so they arent flipped.-_-

 

annnnnd, i may or may not be putting a bullbar on my Z aswell...More than likely I will, just because it is "different" and it honestly looks pretty badass mocked up. Then again, everything about this build is pretty different so it isnt much of a surprise. 

 

Oh, i also managed to smash my headlight bucket pulling the Z from my back yard to my front.-_-. My lifeless Z rearended my tC. Idgaf about the tC, im more upset about the cost of a new headlight bucket. 

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72_240zTT    0

Another update since its been awhile. I havent had money to put into the Z lately, so i can fiddle with it here and there.

 

The 1G is still running stronger than ever. I just ran into 1 hiccup. It will only start up now if i physically hold the afm open halfway. Once it fires up i can let the afm go and it will idle great. Anybody had any issues similar on their fi Z's?

 

Otherwise, i used a z31 alternator instead of the zxt and once i fire her up, she runs all by herself with no piggyback car keeing the battery maintained.

 

Im currently hunting for a way to 5 speed swap it since i dont want to waste the money on getting a driveshaft made for an auto since the 1G standard trans is about 2-3" longer.

 

Otherwise, i did end up putting the bullbar on, and im actually pretty happy with it. I still need to mess with the mounting since one side sticks out a little farther.

 

I finally have a working ebrake (still need normal brakes, but no longer need to chuck my wheels).

 

If i stick with the auto tranny for now, i will hopefully have my Z on the road sometime next year.

 

Ill toss up some more pics for your entertainment. Also, if anybody wants to see running videos head over to facebook. Look for Randy Stevens under "240 260 280z enthusiasts" i have a few videos of the Z running with the 1G.

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