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1971 Datsun 240Z - L33 - Twin Turbo - 4L80e


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#21 bigwillie67

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

T-56 are hella expensive and I live near Toronto so play in a ton of stop and go traffic. I hit the wreckers and found a 4L80e for $400 CAD (about $11 US)
 
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Dump oil all over yourself and the driveway and then wire wheel the bastard 80e. Steal all the cat litter in the house for the driveway, call it a day
 
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11US is hilarious! I'm from Vegas but staying in Barrie with my girlfriend and pleasantly surprised with the exchange rate. Nice build. I just picked up my diff from Whitehead Performance, obviously made from titanium and gold plated for what I paid for it.

#22 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

Back from the paint booth

 

So here is a few shots out in the Sun. it was partially clouded but you can see the gold coming though. Car will go back in the warm weather for cut and polish job. This will being make the cars paint look deep. Last one is a quickie "digtal lowering" job. It looks like it sits so high now lol.

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#23 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

11US is hilarious! I'm from Vegas but staying in Barrie with my girlfriend and pleasantly surprised with the exchange rate. Nice build. I just picked up my diff from Whitehead Performance, obviously made from titanium and gold plated for what I paid for it.

 

 

lol and its only getting worse! errrr better for you



#24 260DET

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:15 PM

Looked really clean at first. And then I remembered why I said "No more old cars!" Because they're all hiding something.

 

 

BTW, if you aren't planning on it yet, start planning on chassis reinforcement. You're going to need it with that amount of power.

 

 

Also, thank your wife for steering you away from painting it gold.

 

Sadly most builds seem to be about looks and how fast it is in a straight line but avoiding gold gets a big thumbs up.



#25 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:01 PM

I managed to get the car home all safe and sound. Its been a cold week last week with only one good day so I took advantage of it. Motor is in but I am already running into issues. Car uses a LS1 water pump with spacer to match the truck crank. The TB hit the water pump and the heater lines hit the headers when in the low position. Solution is to pull the pressed in pieces for the heater line and tap them for AN fittings. The TB issues I'm still working on. I make be able to shave a little metal and make it work.

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#26 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:12 PM

Sadly most builds seem to be about looks and how fast it is in a straight line but avoiding gold gets a big thumbs up.

 

I want it all. The car wil be auto, and honestly I'm a drag guy. Road course it not my thing. I have done it on bike and car mainly at Mosport. I do love drag. Car will retain the IRS. and the block is still gold :)



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

Sadly most builds seem to be about looks and how fast it is in a straight line but avoiding gold gets a big thumbs up.

Not really sure what you're trying to say. I was only commenting on the color choice.


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#28 KevvinG

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:45 PM

Nice build Ryan!  She's looking better and better!  What's left to go?


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#29 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:48 PM

Nice build Ryan!  She's looking better and better!  What's left to go?

 

 

Quit a bit. Just waiting for some dry weather so that I can roll it out of the garage and have some room to work. Hot side fabrication and wiring on next on the list.


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#30 trackzpeed

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:11 PM

Looking great Ryan. I may never get to paint as I spend too much on go fast parts...... Your car looks so very clean! I'm content with my angry racer primer look for now, but seeing projects in paint gets me tossing change in a savings jar. FWIW, I had great dealings and success with wiring specialties for LS wiring. Best of luck. Jim

#31 Ryan Merrill

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

Looking great Ryan. I may never get to paint as I spend too much on go fast parts...... Your car looks so very clean! I'm content with my angry racer primer look for now, but seeing projects in paint gets me tossing change in a savings jar. FWIW, I had great dealings and success with wiring specialties for LS wiring. Best of luck. Jim

 

Thanks Jim. I am building my own harness. its was actually easier then I though it would be. Angry primer is awesome. <y car was painted because I only had to pay for the paint lol.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

Camera on my phone is broke. Sorry for the fuzzies. It will be replaced soon.

 

I cut off the flanges from the headers. Placed the turbo approximately where I want them and started to cut and weld.

 

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