Wow, glad you are okay. The Z looks like it will be better than ever!
Thanks Bart...yes, I hope so!
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:07 PM
That paint looks nice, and it seemed to get done quickly despite it being done as fill-in work. Mind PMing me the location or a website for the shop? I'll be needing paint eventually and I'm in the LA area.
Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:58 PM
Don't evaluate the time between primer and paint as realistic. I'm just now recently posting pics that were taken some time ago. The Z was in paint jail for 9 months before I got it back. Tom is backed up with paint jobs and won't do anything for a while.
Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:26 AM
Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:49 PM
The Z is at home but needs everything to be re-assembled.
Big 12" drilled and vented Wilwood 4-piston front brakes have been installed. It was a close fit but with custom off-set spacers the 15" Weld Drag-Light wheels fit.
The pic also shows the Techno-Toy-Tuning Tension Control Rod. This rod is much stronger than the stock Datsun unit and eases caster adjustment.
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The 9" Ford differential received 11 1/4" Strange 4-piston disc brakes. The 9" is a Currie "Plus" unit with 31 spline axles and 5/8" wheel studs. The gears are 3.50's with a Strange spool.
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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:54 PM
Two Aeromotive A 1000, #11101, fuel pumps have their AN-10 outlet fuel lines joined by a Y to a single AN-10 fuel line. This line connects to an Aeromotive A 2000, #13202, Bypass Fuel Pressure Regulator. An Aeromotive,#15107, One-Way AN-10 check valve prevents reverse fuel flow through the inactive fuel pump when only one pump is running for street driving. However, both pumps are activated during racing. Two Aeromotive, #12304, 100 Micron fuel filters are plumbed between the fuel cell and the pumps.
The pics also show the Hal coilover shocks and 150 lbs. springs.
The 9" Ford has been painted Rustoleum satin black with a brush.
Brush streak marks add Character.....
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:22 PM
I have been working on rewiring the Z and preparing the engine compartment for engine installation. The first pic shows the Motorsports Auto type 3 air-dam with fog lights, which I wired to act as turn signals.
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The other pics show the Design Engineering Inc, #010399, heat screen with adhesive backing that can withstand 1200 F direct heat. The heat screen was applied to the areas where there was minimal header and down-pipe clearance.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:19 PM
1972 240z, purchased in 1991 for $900. Bone stock LS2/T56/DBW from 2006 GTO, swap completed in 2011. 400rwhp/435 rwtq. 2400# minus driver. JCI swap, Mantic ER2 clutch kit, JTR headers, single exhaust, Borla muffler, MGW shifter, M2 Differentials shortened Z31 CV axles, Z31 CLSD R200, Chequered Flag Racing billet stubs and companion flanges. MSD 2-step, Hurst roll control, both operated from switches on clutch pedal. 9" Hoosier drag slicks on Weld Draglites, 245/45/16 Hoosier A6/R6 on 16X8+10 Rota RBR. 225/250 sectioned coilovers, Koni 8610-1437RACE shocks, DP and EMI camber plates, MM shortened rear control arms, TTT front control arms, poly and aluminum bushings. Top speeds: Ohio Mile 174mph, C/GMS class record holder, best 1/8 mile 6.96 at 100mph, best 1/4-mile 11.0 at 126mph, best 60' 1.43, best 1/2-mile 148mph at GA 1/2-mile. Home Track-Jake's Dragway, Moulton, AL. SCCA autocross club - TVR, Huntsville, AL. Lets race!
Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:35 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how much of a unibody S30 can be cut away without affecting it structurally! Your car is awesome-maybe better than before. Makes me wanna go run my car into some pea gravel and a safety net!
Well....I'm cautiously optimistic that the body will be structurally sound! We will find out at the next race. HaHa...pea gravel and a safety net are an expensive modification.
Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:36 PM
Engine and transmission is going in.
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Despite the modified cross-member, the Milodon Drag Race oil pan, #31145, would not clear.
The pan comes with a windage tray and double trap doors. The tapered sump measures 6" in front and 7 5/8" in rear.
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I removed the interference portion of the pan at the front to allow cross-member clearance.
Mack, then expertly welded a piece of metal to the pan to seal the front end.
This modification provided the necessary clearance.
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:14 PM
The block is a 4.125 bore Motown ll.
The rotating assembly is a Speed-O-Motive crankshaft kit consisting of:
3.75" stroke 4340 crankshaft,
H-beam 6.00" Eagle rods,
and 8.8 compression JE ...2618 forged pistons.
The Edelbrock Victor jr. cylinder heads contain:
2.08" intake and 1.60" exhaust valves,
1.55" double valve springs,
and Competition Cams Magnum 1.5 roller rocker arms.
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The Chet Herbert solid roller cam has the following specifications:
Intake duration is 242 @.050 and .580" lift,
Exhaust duration is 248 @ .050 and .600" lift,
Lobe separation angle is 114 degrees,
and installed centerline is 110 degrees ( 4 advanced ),
Valve lash is .018 intake and .020 exhaust.
The Edelbrock Victor jr. intake manifold has had the thermostat housing removed
and two AN-16 bungs were welded in place to route coolant to the radiator
via stainless steel braided hoses.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 01:32 PM
The carburetor is a Pro-Form 750 double pumper with Pro-Series, dual needle and seat, float bowls.
CSU handled all the "blow through" modifications and installed Boost Referenced Power Valves in both metering blocks.
The following MSD components provide ignition:
Billet distributor, #85551,
6-BTM ignition box, #6462,
and Blaster coil-2, #8203
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The electric water pump is a Meziere, #WP 301 S, 55 gph unit and the one-wire alternator is rated at 140 amps.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:36 PM
The turbos, with Evolution Turbonetics waste-gates, have been attached to the headers and to the air-to-water inter-cooler.
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The 3 1/2" inter-cooler outlet is now connected to the Extreme Velocity carburetor hat. A Greddy blow-off-valve vents pressurized air when the throttle slams shut.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:42 PM
Here is the installed CBR Performance radiator and Earl's Transmission cooler.
I made the front panels, on both sides of the radiator, through which the turbo intakes are protruding.
It appears Rustoleum's Automotive Enamel #252459 Cherry Red spray can paint, on the side panels, is a good match to the Z's body paint.
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These pics show the other side of the turbo air intake tubes.
And, how the Spal fan and intake manifold coolant hoses are attached to the radiator.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:18 PM
These pics show the Quick Time Pro Hoosier street tires
and also the Dynomax, #24222 Race Bullet Mufflers.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:32 PM
I designed and Mack fabricated this electric water-pump and 6 gallon ice-water combination tank for the air to water inter-cooler.
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A kitchen sink stainless steel screen strainer blocks the larger ice particles from entering the 25 gpm Meziere pump.
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The tank fits securely and snugly between the Z's wheel tubs.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:10 PM
The interior shows stock 240 Z seats and G-Force racing harness.
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The B&M shifter housing was recessed into the transmission tunnel.
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The gauges and electrical switches were installed into a custom dash panel.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:52 PM
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