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Toni L

260Z 2+2 1974 Project +1000hp

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BTW, Many finns have invaded hybridZ... :D

 

That makes me think......

 

The city of Lake Worth, Florida (supposedly? I verified it somewhere, at some point, but I can't place 100% confidence in this factoid) has the largest community of Finnish persons outside of Finland in the world.

 

I've known lots of Finns and always found them to be exceptionally pleasant, enjoyable, and downright friendly people.. but if any of you folks have relatives over here that you should happen to visit, West Palm Beach is right next door to Lake Worth, and you guys are more than welcome to drop me or my brother (cobra_tim) a line if you'd like to visit and talk Datsun. Or, if you could use a Datsun friend state-side and know someone local.. Just putting the offer out there!

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So what made you decide on this engine? What Tranny and gear ratio are you going to be using? Something that size, You're going to have plenty of room in the front of the car.

 

Phar

 

2JZ got potential to be powerful engine. Naturally aspirated version too.

Tranny maybe R154 from 1JZ or something better (Tremec Tko-600 is intresting, but expensive and requires much work).

 

Now I´m working with coilover suspension. Tein Flex with EDFC from Subaru Impreza.

Today i was measuring everything so local metalshop can make new Sleeves. http://toni.dnsf.org/tolppien_suunnittelua/

 

New intake-project started too..

 

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With 220mm sleeves in front:

- height from stock to - 85mm and - 50mm more if you adjust spring.

 

280mm sleeve rear:

- height from stock to -90mm and again 50mm more with spring adjust.

- Or + 120mm :-D

 

Well, those are only my measurements to 2+2 with those Tein coilovers.

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Wow, you definitely have to go and take some photos of what they are going to do and make a good write up. That looks very interesting.

 

P.S. Why must cats always lie on or in between stuff? My wife's cat does it all the time and it is really annoying.

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Wow, you definitely have to go and take some photos of what they are going to do and make a good write up. That looks very interesting.

 

P.S. Why must cats always lie on or in between stuff? My wife's cat does it all the time and it is really annoying.

 

Well, they only make correct thread to new steel pipe. So it can fit to Tein coilover.

It is possible to make from original lower (green) part, but i didn´t want to cut those right now. And that new pipe need to be welded to original strut.

 

Today i was drawing new camber plates, whitch have to be water/lasercut from 5mm steel. And again there is no need to original Tein upper plates.

 

I made little bit more camber adjust.

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Planning front suspension and crossmember modifications

- New holes for control arms, to avoid bump steer

- Spacers for better roll center, 25mm probably not enough.

- Old engine mounts out...

 

I got camber plates today and started installation. pics: http://toni.dnsf.org/laipat/

 

I bought new rear wheel bearings for Z31 hubs and took old suspension strut pipes out. There will be lots of modifications in rear suspension.

 

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That's pretty nifty tail conversion, did you buy those pieces you'd tacked on, or are you making these as well?

 

Also what did you use to undercoat the bottom of your Z?

 

Phar

 

Making those pieces off course. I will make aero diffusor later and little modifications to fuel cell bracket.

 

There is 3 different paint in bottom. Zinc fill, epoxy and alkyd-paint.

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Looks pretty good to me. I've been trying to decide on which airdam to get for mine. I've been thinking msa type I or type II. but it's hard to figure. I might just get the whole body kit since it's not that much more.

 

What are you going to have to do prep-wise to paint your dam, is it basically the same deal, primer snad and paint just like the metal parts or is there special considerations since it's flexible?

 

Phar

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What are you going to have to do prep-wise to paint your dam, is it basically the same deal, primer snad and paint just like the metal parts or is there special considerations since it's flexible?

 

Phar

 

Probably sanding and then new primer.

 

Rear end is getting new shape.

 

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