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  1. Those are Western Turbine Wheels. I've seen a lot of 240z's with those, so you possibly could have ordered them from the factory. When I first bought my 240z, it was sporting one of those on the rear. But my car was a total pile, so don't take that as actually meaning anything.
  2. I disagree with having to replace the cowl panel, it just needs to be sanded down, have the rust treated which is causing the bubbling, and repainted. At least the one I have was in worse shape, and I brought it back.
  3. and yet you're choosing to fiddle with carbs which as far as I'm concerned, are a black magic box of the super unknown.
  4. if that's the kind of car you're looking for, then that's a pretty good version of that car. You're not going to find a ton of "mostly stock" 280z's that are in that good of condition. Personally, I'd yank those bumpers off because they're hideous and I'd get rid of the white gauge faces immediately. BUT, different strokes for different folks.
  5. https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/oregon-city-datsun-zxt-turbo-engine/6860089980.html Just wondering if you saw this. Good luck, you won't be the first person to do this swap. You won't be the last. You're not gonna find someone to hold your hand, but you will find everything you will need to know on how to do this swap on the internet (most of the information will be on this site).
  6. If the paint is still in good condition, it sounds like he replaced almost everything you'd want to replace. The only Z cars that are rust free have had a down to the frame full restoration, so never believe that any of these cars are rust free. But it MAY have very minimal rust. You'd have to see it in person. The prices of Z cars have gone up drastically in the past 2-3 years, so 13k for a car that has been restored and is actually turn-key, ready to drive and enjoy seems pretty reasonable. It's possibly on the higher end, so the condition of everything, and all the interior "upgrades" better match what you think looks good too. They probably will to someone, but it may not be you. Most people want the 240z for several reasons, it being the first S30 and semi-more iconic, and also avoiding all emissions regulations due to it being made before 1975...but depending on where you live, that might not be an issue at all. The 280z is a better car (in my opinion), and things like the bumper can be changed out to copy the slimmer profile of the 240z with the right parts. without any pictures, it's a tough call though.
  7. Weld nuts, or nutserts. As you'd be mounting directly into the thin sheet metal, I'd weld a backing plate onto the area you're thinking of mounting to.
  8. and yet no love for it until 9 years after it was originally posted...
  9. Car looks stunning! Congrats on not selling it! Now continue to not sell it. Make more videos.
  10. That's not a Skyline, that's a S15 Silvia.
  11. https://zparts.com/index.php/product/electronic-control-ecu-datsun-280zx/ Buying a new one isn't the most expensive thing you could do.
  12. You should JUST do the body and suspension work that you wanted to do and see how much of that 10K is left...if any. You can also start looking how much all the parts you're going to need is going to cost, and try to include as much as you can. You'd need an engine, flywheel, clutch, transmission, driveshaft, probably a new diff if that hasn't been upgraded. This then means new fuel lines, a new fuel tank (or you can heavily modify the current one you have), new fuel pump, filters, pressure regulators, etc. Now that you're making way more power you may want to upgrade your axles and more then ideally your stub axles as they'll probably break first. You also might want to look into doing away with a stub axle all together as its antiquated and dangerous in high power situations. Wheels and tires alone can easily be 1500 by themselves. Good luck making your spreadsheet.
  13. If you're still worried about heat, get some aluminized heat wrap to go around any parts that would be near the exhaust. https://www.jegs.com/i/Vibrant-Performance/231/25830/10002/-1 That's one example, there are loads more.
  14. Everything CAN be fixed. I had a friend with a rather expensive Italian engine that was made out of unicorn horns or something that had been completely underwater and had MASSIVE pitting everywhere, and he had his machinist weld and smooth on it for a lot of expensive time, and eventually, after throwing enough money at it, it was fixed completely. You have a Honda engine though. Depending on how much you want to spend on this car, and how well everything else works on it, I would either just get a new engine, or scrap the whole car. While throwing a new head gasket on it and hoping for the best will probably work for a while, it seems like you're gonna be right back to square 1 in a while. You said this has already happened before with a new head gasket. I'd hate to take the engine completely apart, only to have it fail within the year or so. You've already got the engine basically out, might as well keep going and put something that's actually gonna work in. ...or scrap the whole thing if the transmission isn't great and the interior sucks.
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