Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Dropping a 350 in a 1981 ZX

350 chevy 280zx s130 swap build engine suspension small block hybrid z

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Gaijin-Z

Gaijin-Z

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • LocationTyler Texas

Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:23 AM

My search for a good car ended up being pretty quick. I wanted a car that had a flawless interior, very little rust, but really did not worry too much about the condition of the engine or transmission because those are being upgraded soon. I lucked out and found a decent candidate, it was recently restored by an old navy guy but he wanted to let it go so he could fund a new corvette. It had very little rust, from what i could tell, the interior was in acceptable shape and the best part, It Ran! The only noticeable things wrong with it were some major dents in the frame rails from clueless mechanics jacking the car up over the last 30 years and a dull grinding noise when letting the clutch out which i am assuming is just the pilot bearing. I drove up to meet him the weekend after seeing the posting and ended up buying the car, this was late June of 2016, I was able to drive it the 250 miles home that day... kind of. 

 

My phone does not hold its battery very well and i was depending on the GPS to get me home, before i even made it to my state line, my phone died. This ordinarily would not have been a problem, but neither of the plugs in the car would work. I ended up stopping at a gas station to get a paper map and traveled like a caveman the rest of the way home. Then, the second i hit my county line, the clutch pedal just dropped to the floor and would not un-engage. I wrestled it into neutral and rolled into the nearest gas station. When i popped the hood i noticed the clutch reservoir was bone dry. Luckily they had some dot-3 for me to fill it back up and it lasted until i made it home. I would find the source of the issue later.

Attached Files







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: 350, chevy, 280zx, s130, swap, build, engine, suspension, small block, hybrid z

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users