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  1. Got a repro Datsun Competition Seat off eBay for $500. Judging from photos of other repros, the vent holes on the back are a, uh, factory error. Perhaps why this one was so cheap. Luckily no one will really see it. Love it. I fit snug in it, but not too much so. My stock seat was really worn out so it feels much more comfortable. And the fake leather is not bad. I was going to get it redone in real leather but might push that back unless I need belt holes. It's resting on stock 280Z rails. Seat of it at about the same height as the stock seat, so not sure it will help the limited helmet room. I'm also going to have to fabricate an adapter for the stock rails to get them on the narrower seat base (roughly 13" rail spacing on the stock seat vs 10" on this). But, no door rubbing or hard-to-reach seat belts. Speaking of seat belts the stock one seems super unsafe in this. Not sure what I'll do about that. And I need a head rest. Don't feel like breaking my neck if someone rear ends me at anything over 5 mph. From other threads about this seat I can get a legit Kameari one.
  2. Got one off eBay for $500. Judging from photos of other repros, the vent holes on the back are a, uh, factory error. Perhaps why this one was so cheap. Luckily no one will really see it. Love it. I fit snug in it, but not too much so. My stock seat was really worn out so it feels much more comfortable. And the fake leather is not bad. I was going to get it redone in real leather but might push that back unless I need belt holes. It's resting on stock 280Z rails. Seat of it at about the same height as the stock seat, so not sure it will help the limited helmet room. I'm also going to have to fabricate an adapter for the stock rails to get them on the narrower seat base (roughly 13" rail spacing on the stock seat vs 10" on this). But, no door rubbing or hard-to-reach seat belts. Speaking of seat belts the stock one seems super unsafe in this. Not sure what I'll do about that. And I need a head rest. Don't feel like breaking my neck if someone rear ends me at anything over 5 mph. From other threads about this seat I can get a legit Kameari one.
  3. Clean up some vacuum lines and tweaked the throttle stops. It no longer wants to die at idle (had some vacuum lines temporarily connected that were just bypassing the throttle plates). Got the stock boost gauge working. Drives much better though although it idles even higher now (I believe the throttle stops are too open). Had to order some vacuum caps to finish off the vacuum lines then it's time to cleanup some wiring and get the A/C working.
  4. Yeah. I'm waiting for the eBay ones again. No way I'm paying $1500 for fake leather replicas when I can get $300 fake leather replicas and have them redone for much cheaper. I've also see seats here: Sebring Car Seats - Sebring Seats But they haven't responded to my email.
  5. Got some Z31TT adapters and beefed up axles, as well as a Ron Tyler diff mount. That's it. Have a truck and trailer now so once my savings recovers I'll be looking for an LS2/3 and TR6060 I think.
  6. Well I cleaned up some wiring and vacuum lines and got the child seat adapter belt. Put about 20 miles on it. Drives pretty well! Without lugging the new rebuild I can still feel the potential at 25% throttle at 3k RPM. It does want to die after deceleration for a few seconds but I need to re-route some vacuum lines and double-check everything. However, it's likely after getting everything set and breaking it in we will sell it. It's the wife's and our priorities have changed over the past 5 years.
  7. See this thread: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/14482-87000-u0175-datsun-competition-seat/
  8. Haven't worked on it. Collecting dust and rust. That Louisiana humidity just allows for the entire car to be "soaked" when the temperature drops, despite being in a garage. Whenever the Z32 is "done" I'll try and tune the VG33 to 16psi or so then rip it out and sell it. Then clean it all up, and eventually an LS2.
  9. Hooked up many things. Electric fans and controller. Exhaust, wiring almost completely done (engine bay side, at least). Center console assembled. It runs and drives. Haven't driven it much, less than a mile total. Wideband is hooked up and car runs solid 14--14.7 at idle. Idle is still high but I've run out of adjustability from the IACV. Need to double check the vacuum lines. Still needs the passenger side floor cleaned up (ECU, fan controller mounted). Need to fix the A/C as it overpressurized and blew the safety pressure relief. There's a droplet of oil forming on the oil filter. Droplet of coolant on the rear of the engine somehow, but can't trace it. Nothing on the ground. Lifters are noisy af on startup after sitting for a while. But it goes away as the car warms up. Only took 5 years and one pandemic.
  10. Damn, missed it by one day. Moved to to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here it is at my first Cars & Coffee. I realized I am now in LA, with NJ plates, and TX stickers since I never removed the reg/insp. sticker when I moved to NJ. Car has been with me a while. And as much as I don't like the VG that's in it ... it's been running for like 7 years without ... too many issues. None serious.
  11. Yeah, but the steering wheel shakes quite severely at speed. Just really feel like the car is not where I want it. I love the body -- ain't selling it. But I hate the drivetrain and suspension. I also hate driving it in NJ traffic. In the truck everyone stays far away.
  12. Got the tires swapped on the new wheels. Drove it to work the other day. Ran fine, but my stupid oil filter adapter (JB) welds leak. After I finish the Z32 I think I'll pull the engine on this. But I also got a '85 Chevy truck that I'm liking a lot so I'm also fixing that one up a bit. See ya next year!
  13. Here for my yearly update. It starts, I have video of it. It also has no coolant, no exhaust the crank pulley isn't torqued down, there's no clutch pedal, coolant fan, or O2 sensors hooked up. But it runs! On 3 year old gas at that. Seemed to have a miss--but I'm going to have to hook everything up, drain and get fresh gas before firing it up again because I need to let it heat cycle to break in the next start. Hopefully no miss after that, if it really exists. See ya next year.
  14. Ha. Had a kid. It put things in perspective. Things are returning to the new normal now though, so if it weren't so cold out I'd get stuff done.
  15. Uh... haven't been here in a while. Got rid of the Sparco seat that didn't fit and the harness. Put stock one back in. Going to get a couple Corbeau Classic Buckets at some point. Got new wheels for it. Epsilon Mesh 3 piece. 16x7.5" all around, got for a good deal I think. Going to swap my 225/50s on to them, but need a trailer or truck to haul all 8 wheels to the shop to get them swapped. Glad I finally am getting rid of the XXRs. They are OK except for the weight, and I've heard of them (not necessarily this model but the dual bolt pattern ones) breaking during autocrosses. I've had them on the car for about 7 years now, put them on soon after getting the car, on a student's budget so it was long passed time. Anyway this is a long ass post about wheels so here's a photo: Thinking about redoing the centers in black. Or maybe red. But don't want a ketchup-mustard car. Probably black. And as much as I dislike chrome, it seems to work well for the barrels against the window trim. In other news I put a dent in one of the fenders after having to break into the garage . I put in a steel door though so at least that can't happen again. I'll go for a window next time.
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