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#21 Two40MuscleZ

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

Pearls of Wisdom shared by those who know. Thanks Dan for making it into a sticky. That alone should be of great benifit to the new HybridZers. I particularly like the part about not building more than one Z at a time. Building 2 has been a killer in some ways but fruitful in others. The biggest down side is your always twice as broke! The up side offers two unique and seperate build challenges. But the bottom line is do your research, build it right the first time, take your time and enjoy what you are doing. Its a labor of love in every respect. Treat her like a "Mistress" and she'll return the compliment.

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#22 eec564

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:26 PM

"Learn from others mistakes. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself."
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#23 zeeboost

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 08:28 PM

I wish I would've taken that advice - I'm up to 6 Zs now...yeesh.

1982 280zx -- 355/t56/3.9 R200 *Garage Queen* .............................................1972 240zt - T4, TEC II, 20psi *Garage Queen*

1975 280z - F1x LQ4 370ci/t56/R230/widebody project *In Progress*.........1983 280zx - L28et/T5 installed, 2jz *Pending*

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1970 240z - WWII themed 220hp L28, 4.11, <2000 lbs *In Progress*............1977 280z - Terminator swap *Pending*


#24 m4xwellmurd3r

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:05 PM

Playing paintball these past 2 years has helped me quite a bit on the "save up ALL then buy ALL at the same time" instead of buying little parts here and there, then only to find out that you got the parts combination wrong.
I'm trying to save up for a 240z being sold out here that looks like it's in good shape. Once i get most of the money saved I'll have a look at it to make sure it's all in order. Then, i'm gonna save up for the next year to build a 3.0
But i'm not sure exactly how much to save. I was thinking about saving around 4-5k for a decently built one.

Thanks for the tips though. Nice reminder for a young guy like me

#25 ilcylic

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:42 PM

"Measure twice, cut once, because while you can make it longer again, you have to be really good with the welder to do it, and it takes a lot longer than measuring right the first time."

#26 tyler031734

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:39 PM

I would like to say I have put a l28et in my 240z with the t5 all for $800 because of one thing, RESEARCH on this site mainly. and inganuity, like a coil bracket fits great on a 280zxt fuel pump, plus bolts to the existing 73 electric fuel pump bracket. i was so stoked on that one.:) I owe alot to the z brains on this site and try to be one of them as often as possible, dont forget. because one guy did it, dont spend $175 to make adapters that never worked and all could have been saved with a tape measure!! you can get a good one for 10 bucks lol. still trying to figure out that one, anyone have some stock 280zx turbo cv's in portland? once i get a stable job this sit WILL be seeing some bucks from me

#27 team_infidel

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:49 AM

thanks for all the advice guys, i bought my second z a week ago, had the first one as a project, but has now become a parts car, mainly for the t5, and diff. so how challenging is the ls1 setup? i am not a novice with cars, but i have a lot to learn. i mean i fix helicopters for a living, how hard could it be? right?




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