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Been working on plumming got the water lines all done .

threaded the wastgate actuator arm so thats all fixed up .

will be remaking my oil dump line when i pull the NA need

the hose off that motor to finsh that up .

waiting on turbo flange gasket and dissy .need to order intercooler

piping and a clutch ........flywheel will be done by the end of the week .

 

bleach for sure next time we will take a drive with

both cars to see how they do :burnout:

 

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test fitted the saab intercooler ..there is a post here about it seems its a good and highly tested mod :)thanks mobythevan your a true player:icon44:

 

http://forums.hybridz.org/showthread.php?t=92933&highlight=saab+intercooler

 

for install into the 280zx you will have to cut the bump jacks at the end just a little so the intercooler will sit in the right spot...also you will have to cut in the two holes on each side of the radiator.. iam going to seal up the stock intake hole with a plate and some screws ..all of this will happen when my motor is pulled some time next month .i also changed front brake pads mine got a little smokey hot this moring when i ran her hard ..i had another set so i swaped them in ...it went alot faster then i thought ..

still waiting on parts ebay dissy and turbo flange gasket ..hopefully soon ..i hate waiting :burnout:

 

 

 

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down pipe is done :) flywheel is done :) turbo flange gasket is here ...

i took the stock saab down pipe end flanged it out and found a 2.5" bent pipe

that was perfict .gray welded them up ..i test fitted it and turned out real good .its about 1/3 of the weight of the stock down pipe :twisted: .

flywheel looks like new! wish i had a befor pic of it ..

it was pitted and rusty so bad .that guy did a awsome job .

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i might go with this intercooler idea too. I'm at the junkyard alot anyways and I'm sure I could find one. Didn't look like too much of a challange either. Probly good for the amount of power I want too.

 

Oh yea, and it's looking great man! Keep it up.

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I got that wastgate in the shop yesturday so i could have the broken studs removed now iam working on oil gastkets cleaning the turbo .really a bunch of bullshit .i need this dissy to get here so i can move on along with figuring out what clutch i want > :icon29: lololol whos this little guy :icon29: lolololol.

is he the little gangster smiley? lolololololololololol :icon29: .

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slow :( its taking forever for that dissy to show up ...went and found some more mesh rims they where on this gray and black 79 zx 2+2 .

there 15" with 0 off set.. i cleaned them up some and painted one of them. i need to go get some more paint . the one i did turned out looking pretty sick ..there just like the rims i have now but , these are 15" and have more dish:cool:

..i may just end up selling them for $200 bills .i havnt made up my mind ..ether way i will sell one of the sets i have for $200 bills to make some extra cash .

on second thought:malebitch

after test fitting the one rim i painted , i think i will be keeping the 15's and be selling the 14's ..

the dish looks real nice :icon6:.after i get some new tires for these

there on there for sure .

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still waiting on the dissy ..the seller said they shipped it out so it should be any day now ..i painted up my wing ...and reinstalled it . i will post some pics tomarrow ..iam out of batteries :oops: think i may have found some newer tires for these new rims 205/55 R15's..there on that saab .

he said there almost new lolol :rolleyesghe's going to bring them up mabe tomarrow ..i painted one more rim and rocked these bigger dish riders on the back for most of the day ..fools where pretty stoked on the drift out of the new skate park parking lot ...we just got it , had the park for five years and just now getting a parking lot :rolleyesg anyways nice new blacktop = Big smokey left hander:twisted: lolololol ....

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those 15's look good!

(200 is a price for 14's, if you sold the 15's you should ask more) :)

 

Keep the 15's like you were saying, with how low your car is, those will look nice. The tire size you mentioned will look good too but be a little shorter than stock... your speedo will read faster than you're going. Just keep that in mind.

 

I still haven't put that wastegate in. I'm not so sure about trying to break those bolts loose on my daily driver. I might try some penetrating oil daily for a few weeks to free up the wastegate lever that is on there now.

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ya breaking thoughs free was such a big B .We had to put the turbo in the vice and use the two wrenches trick , to crack them free ..

 

The rims look real good . 0 off set looks real nice in the back , i cant wait to see all them on her all the way around....he didnt drop thoughs tires off befor he went to work :( but iam sure he will after ..

 

what is the stock tire size for 15'' rims on the turbo rimed zcar 195/60 R15 ?

 

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got the trany out of the shed and started cleaing it up ..seemed to shift into gear a little hard but with a little gear oil and some clean up that went right away ..still got a little more cleaning to do and then it will be good to go :icon47:

tires are yet to be seen from that saab..he will show up slow ass b#@$#@ lololol:D waiting on dissy and clutch ...and some rainy days ..

as soon as i hit the rain season then i will pull everything apart. then start the build up ...mid sept i want everything here so that i can ....

strip out all the old , keep what i need , paint paint paint, install wirEING H ,then motor and trany , cut my stick hole , put drive line in ,then hook up everything ..i can see it all laided out in my mind .but there is always a catch ..hopefully with plaining it right there will only be a few small ones .

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ya my speedo is about 5 miles faster .. do to the 205/50 R15's on the Back , kind of lame but i will deaL untell i find some better tires ..lame ass still never showed up . .for sure going to paint the bay wit the motor out also with the motor out ,

i want to install this manual rack i pulled from the 79 parts car ...

will the this rack work with a turbo setup ???

no streeing pump would be tight ..but , will the steering shaft clear the turbo ?

looks like it could be pretty close . i read these racks didnt come on many of the cars sold in the usa ...

so i was pretty stoked on pulling this one ..

a good clean up and it will work great , but will it fit with the turbo in there ??

if anyone has a pic of there turbo setup with this rack installed

please post IT..i would like to see how close the bar runs next to the turbo .

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right after i posted my little bro came Walking up ..his car broke down and that is why he never got the tires to me lololololol .well anyway i took him home and picked them up ..

there pretty nice tires ..going to get them mounted in the moring :)

 

No buddy knows anything about the manl rack ????

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tight pics thanks nismo your looking real clean and nice in there ...

yes for sure iam losing the full power rack and pinion.

i wouldnt want to get that box hot and not be able to steer lolololol

 

but the rack your using is the power assist rack and pinion ....

the one i have here does not have the power assist ..its fully manual .

i guess what i need to know now is ....

 

will there be any change in the placement of the shaft between fully manual rack and the power assist rack ?

 

i dont think there will be ..if anything from looking at the pics there will be just a little more room and i will lose the pump and belt off the front off the motor .. =ing cleaner setup way lighter and mabe + 1hp lolololol

 

iam stoked on your clean ass setup nismo super sick cleannnnnn turbo driven :)

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iam stoked on your clean ass setup nismo super sick cleannnnnn turbo driven :)

 

The reason... my L28ET has 2300 miles in 3 years... only driven on nice dry days, and when it's running right. DOH!

 

That manual rack should fit just like the power rack. I doubt there would be any mounting/hook up differences.

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That manual rack should fit just like the power rack. I doubt there would be any mounting/hook up differences.

good beans .bleach had told me about the power rack not working and getting way to hot with the box right there next to the turbo ..

hot ='s big:nono:.. i have Do have a power assist rack on the turbo car .

but after thinking it over the manual rack would be pretty tight mod that not many will have ON A 280ZX.

after i get these tires mounted tomarrow iam going to work on cleaing up the rack.

its tie rods are a little rusty but i think it will all clean up nice ..i was more worried with the

shaft ,being in line with the front of the turbo but after carefully reviewing the pics i can see for sure that the shaft shouldn't even come close to the front and if anything it will sit alittle bit lower becauce the gear box is a little smaller on the manual rack ..thanks again nismo :icon14:

i will have to make a block off plate for the pump .

good thing i kept some extra metal .

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you can probaly use a section of the power steering resivour mounting bracket as your blockoff plate.

 

some guy posted a pic of an L28et installed in an 81 with full power steering. He cut the actuator mounting plate a little and it fit but was right next to the turbo.

 

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you'll get +1hp with that manual steering rack. no way will I be able to keep up with you now!

now you won't have to worry about leaking fluid either. these power steering racks can be annoying.

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15" 0 off set Dishes with fuzion Zri 205/55 R15's

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FOR SALE Rims with tires $200

enkei rims 14" x 6.5 tires are cooper all weather S/T 195/70 R14

both are in tip top shape with no curb marks and very Little tread wear

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good idea on the pump braket cut up bleach ...

wont have to drill out he holes that way :)

now on to cleaning this rack up .

 

lololololol bleach my +1hp wont come close to your

tranys gearing you will pass me in the long run :)

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Just a thought, If your car has the recirculating ball type steering setup, I don't think your crossmember has the bosses on it for the rack. I think you will need the crossmember off the car you pulled the rack from. Also, the manual and power steering crossmembers are not quite the same. It is easier just to get the whole setup from the manual steering car.

 

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