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Everything posted by Neverdone

  1. It's the steering wheel on the Hakosuka Skyline for the first GT-R. The R comes from, GT-R.
  2. Start a monthly transfer of some money that goes directly into a savings account. Eventually that money will add up to something meaningful and you can then throw that money on your Z. Realize that above all else, a project car is going to take two things: time and money. Knowledge is also going to be needed, but that comes with time, so don't fret if you're not sure what to do now. The best thing you can do is limit the scope of your project as much as you possibly can. If you're looking for a fun, weekend car, then just clean up any rust holes you can spot, replace the sound deadening with some dynamat like material or lizard skin, and figure out what you're going to replace your gas tank with, and put it back together. Realize you don't NEED 300hp, you don't NEED coilovers, you don't NEED 17" wheels, you don't NEED massive brakes, and you don't NEED to have a world class paint job to really enjoy the car. Those are wants. If you can afford those wants (in both time and/or money) then do whatever you want to do. Start by creating a spreadsheet of how much certain things are going to cost, and realize that things start to add up quickly, and try and be as through as you can. Fittings and other small things may not seem like much until you have to order a ton of them. Then make a no bullshit assessment on what you're comfortable with spending on something that you'll probably never see a return on investment.
  3. You don't get to just post a wildly different engine swap and then not post spec's or info about it! Give us the details man!
  4. Fantastic! If you're going to upgrade the car, upgrade everything that ISN'T powertrain related first. Engine swapping is never cheap, easy, fast, and is never JUST the engine.
  5. If you're going to use Poly bushings, be aware that using them on the stock tension rod in the front suspension is a bad idea. Read the linked thread, but it basically sums that the poly bushing doesn't flex enough and won't let the tension rod rotate at all, so it snaps. You can fix this by not using poly bushings on the tension rod, or change to an aftermarket tension rod that has a pivot point built into it.
  6. Those are Panasport C8's. According to a guy selling them on HybridZ a whole lota years ago, they have are 17x8 with a 4.75" backspacing. Good luck trying to find them though.
  7. Even though there's no such thing as an S30 that's ever "done", it's so nice to see one that's actually "done". Lookin great!
  8. The main benefit, is that it's awesome. LOOK AT IT!
  9. Yep. https://www.jegs.com/p/Chevrolet-Performance/Chevrolet-Performance-Tremec-T56-to-Small-Big-Block-Chevy-Installation-Kit/3515717/10002/-1
  10. If you have a 350z, just measure it... If you dont, why are you asking? Do you have some monster engine that you're hoping to shove in there?
  11. Maybe I'm missing something very important here, but it seems like a person with a drill, a tap and die set, and a hammer could make a new clevis out of some sheet metal pretty easily. Do you just not want to do that, or am I missing something.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. and yet no love for it until 9 years after it was originally posted...
  20. Car looks stunning! Congrats on not selling it! Now continue to not sell it. Make more videos.
  21. That's not a Skyline, that's a S15 Silvia.
  22. https://zparts.com/index.php/product/electronic-control-ecu-datsun-280zx/ Buying a new one isn't the most expensive thing you could do.
  23. 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.
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