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 I purchased a 1970 Datsun 240Z that was turned into a race car by the Datsun dealer when new and raced in the 70's against Bob Sharp at Road atlanta. Bought it from a guy in Ohio that raced it in SCCA up until 2007. Finally got around to stripping the car and have started the restoration process. The plan is to finish it for the MSR race in Angleton, TX end of July. 

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Looks like a great project, congrats!

 

Some of the things that have been done to old race cars always intrigue me.  I wonder why they added the framework under the driver and passenger floor?  Seems like it would add no rigidity but a lot of weight....

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Thanks JHM. Just purchased the following components for the build.

  1. BC Racing Coilovers Front/Rear DR Series Low Option( race and track use, not for street driven cars) (Silvermine) $1474.00
  2. Billet Aluminum Tension Control Rod Pair (Silvermine) $208.00
  3. Billet Aluminum Rear Lower Control Arm Pair (Silvermine) $799.00
  4. Billet Aluminum Front Lower Control Arms  Pair (Silvermine) $295.00
  5. Stock 280ZX Stub Axles (California Datsun) $120.00
  6. Stock 280ZX Front Differential Crossmember (California Datsun) $50.00 
  7. Billet Steering Knuckles/Bump Steer Pair (Arizona Z) $198.00

  8. Billet Aluminum Mustache Bar for 1970 240Z with R200 Diff (Arizona Z) $239.00

  9. Billet Rear Differential Brace Kit (Arizona Z) $329.00 

  10. Billet Aluminum Front Differential Mount (Arizona Z) $36.00 

  11. Stock 280ZX R200 Differential 3.54 (Clark Cars Arizona) $280.00

  12. Quaife QDF7L ATB Helical LSD Diff Limited Slip Differential (Autoplicity) $1158.29

  13. FutoFab, LLC WCR CV Axle Kit (FutoFab, LLC)$900.00

  14. TTT Billet Steering Coupler (Techno Toy Tuning, LLC ) $55.00

  15. Adjustable Billet Outer Tie Rod Ends (Arizona Z) $138.00

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17 minutes ago, Ironhead said:

Looks like a great project, congrats!

 

Some of the things that have been done to old race cars always intrigue me.  I wonder why they added the framework under the driver and passenger floor?  Seems like it would add no rigidity but a lot of weight....

 

I hear you, not sure about 70's engineering minds. Putting it back to preserve the way it was and also using it as a framework for the full belly pan.

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Nice parts list!  👍  Dropping some serious change on this build.  You may want to consider some adjustable tie rod ends, while you're at it....there's a couple vendors out there; I've got T3's, and am pretty happy with the quality.  Apex Engineering just released some, but I don't know anyone that's used them yet.

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1 hour ago, jhm said:

Nice parts list!  👍  Dropping some serious change on this build.  You may want to consider some adjustable tie rod ends, while you're at it....there's a couple vendors out there; I've got T3's, and am pretty happy with the quality.  Apex Engineering just released some, but I don't know anyone that's used them yet.

 

Thanks. I figure buy what will last or you will buy it twice at more cost. In fact I did order those from Dave at Arizona Z, just forgot to put them on the list.

 

2 - Adjustable Billet Outer Tie Rod Ends $69.00 EA.

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On 5/12/2018 at 11:25 AM, clarkspeed said:

Man that looks a lot like my current project.

 

NICE!! Keep them alive and running...........Is that crankshaft planned weight distribution?

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