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CJBrian    10

Hey everyone,

I want to see pictures of your V8 installed in your Z. Im stealing this idea from the "show your engine bay" in the nissan L6 forum.

Im almost done with my V8 and Im seacrhing for a Z to put it in.

 

Thanks Brian

 

Heres a pic of my engine.

 

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BRAAP    244

'75 280-Z, mild SBC 355, World Class T-5, daily driver, ran a 12.3 @ 113 MPH on cheesy 195 60 HR 14" all season street trires.

 

Excuse the mess. Picture shot just after the initial fire up...

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Same engine with Edelbrock ProFlo EFI just prior to selling. (Never did run it with the EFI...) sigh.gif

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Kevin.pk    3
Very nice and clean install. I like how you mounted the alt. a little lower. Custom brackets?

 

I like the stang wheels.

 

Thanks.

 

The alternator bracket isn't anything custom, its made by Alan grove components. Its their mid mount bracket. I think speedracer's post right above this has the same bracket actually.

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HICKL    13
You call that a "sleeper"??? LOL!! :icon14:

 

Ha Ha. It is actually more fun to cruise it with the single carb intake and my regular hood on it as when it is a sleeper. With it all under the hood, it is cool because it is "faster than it looks". With it sticking out of the hood, it is "not as fast as it looks!". Typically people think I have a blower on it.

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ZZZeee    10
Ha Ha. It is actually more fun to cruise it with the single carb intake and my regular hood on it as when it is a sleeper. With it all under the hood, it is cool because it is "faster than it looks". With it sticking out of the hood, it is "not as fast as it looks!". Typically people think I have a blower on it.

 

I looks bada$$ though. Several years ago I nearly bought a Triumph Spitfire with a similar powerplant. It was c-o-o-o-o-l.:icon14:

 

Sorry to slide off topic.

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HICKL    13
Thanks.

 

The alternator bracket isn't anything custom, its made by Alan grove components. Its their mid mount bracket. I think speedracer's post right above this has the same bracket actually.

 

I jsut called Alan Grove and ordered that bracket. He laughed and said another Z guy called him this morning. You should get a cut for advertising!

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Kevin.pk    3
Yup 280zcar, just like you said, mine is made by Alan Grove bracket too. Great design but you have to use a long water pump.

 

Yeah. I should have mentioned that it only works with a long water pump.

I love it. It tucks the alternator in nicely and makes it all appear a little more compact.

 

Thanks guys the pictures help with the ideas and motivation.

 

I also will be calling Alan Grove for a Alt bracket.

 

I think I have inadvertently "sold" at least 6 of these brackets now. haha

 

 

Kevin

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