Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Hello from New Mexico

Recommended Posts

Hey everybody!

I am new here; I am a young computer engineer who lives in NM. I have been a car enthusiast most of my life. I recently got rid of my previous project which was a 1996 BMW 328i E36 that I had done a M3 engine swap on. I pulled the car out of the junk yard. Nearly replaced everything on it. I've worked on a lot of cars/trucks over the years; BMWs, Fords, Chevrolets, Hondas, Mercedes (80s-90s)  and some Toyotas. 

I've always wanted a Datsun. specifically an S30 and I wanted to do a 2+2 because I feel like they are under appreciated.

I managed to score a couple '75 Datsun 280Z 2+2 for a bargain in my local area in the past couple weeks.

One has a little bit of rust and the other one is pretty clean. One came with a N42 block/ N42 head and N42 intake. The clean one has no motor or tranny.

I've been researching these cars for years so I know more or less what I want to do to it.

I plan to run to do a full resto-mod on the nicer one with a N42/P90 Turbo'd setup with goals of about 300hp.  Will probably end up parting the other 280z out. 

Thinking about doing a build thread if thats a thing around here.

Currently my garage is 

2018 Colorado ZR2

1992 Ford Ranger 
1991 Mercedes 560SEC 
x2  '75 Datsun 280Z 2+2

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and becoming a member here. A lot of my resources that I have saved are from here. So I look forward to joining the community and learning more about these cars. 


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone! 


On 4/24/2018 at 4:44 PM, SleeperZ said:

Welcome from Colorado.  Build threads are indeed a thing, I'd love to see what you are starting with.

So the first one is the initial 2+2. I picked up. It was in pretty rough shape. Had a rebuilt p79 head and f54 block but isn't running. 

Then I was able to get the green one for a great price. It doesn't have a motor which is fine for me but the body is super straight and the interior is in pretty decent condition. I'll be starting a build thread soon!



Edited by tr4j3dy

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this