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trwebb26 last won the day on October 15 2009

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  1. My latest project car is for sale - a 2003 350Z with an LS1. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Nissan-350Z-Track-Coupe-2-Door-2003-Nissan-350Z-Track-with-LS1-T-56-6-speed-LS-Engine-Swap-race-/121097931413?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c31ffca95
  2. Link to my new project build thread: http://my350z.com/forum/na-builds/545819-03-350z-ls1-swap-lots-of-pics.html#post9559804
  3. Starting a new project (LS in a 350z) and I'm trying to track down a good motor and trans. Let me know what you've got!
  4. Holset HX35, HY35, and WH1C turbos all have a "bolted" connection outlet to the turbo. All of the other "reasonable" Holset turbos (like the HE351) have some kind of v-band connection that isn't a 'normal' size V-band flange... it is some kind of in-between Holset metric wierd-ass size that no vendor (that I could find) sells an adapter and vband clamp for. You are pretty much stuck with modifying the stock elbow (which I've seen done on this site by 2 different people), or cut off the v-band altogether and weld on a standard 4" flange (like I did). You have a bolt on flange... buy a mild steel flange off of ebay, bolt it to your turbo and run a 3" exhaust tube right off the back of that thing for your downpipe. A tube through a flat plate weld has pretty much the very worst fatigue characteristics of any weld joint so I would make sure to put in a flex connection somehwere before you support the exhaust / downpipe to the car. A gusset or 2 from the flat plate to the tube would be good insurance against a weld crack as well.
  5. Car is now for sale: http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/94928-78-280z-with-custom-turbo-f54-engine-megasquirt-lots-of-mods/
  6. My criteria for a crazy boss??? He's a Z owner that trolls the hybridz forums... Now lets see if he notices this post and hits up a reply. C'mon Cameron... I know you'll see this.
  7. Yowsa... if you don't know where the throttle body is... you should ask yourself if you have the skills to fix the problem. This BCDD will involve taking part of your intake tract apart to fix it. The high idle thing isn't something new to 280z owners. Some searching on this forum will do you some good before you get flamed by the moderators. It has been covered lots of times. In the FAQ section of the forum you'll find service procedures and factory manuals: http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/58288-service-procedures-for-nearly-every-car/ http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/48824-factory-manuals-download-here/ Also do a search for the fuel injection book for the 280z. I have a local copy on my harddrive if you can't find it on this site.
  8. Got an 83' turbo motor that has been sitting for 10 years - reported 60K miles - turns over with no problems. I've already got a good alternator, starter, thermostat, intake/exhaust/turbo setup, plugs, wires, refreshed dizzy, megasquirt, proper fuel, etc... I just need a good reliable longblock. I've purchased: - ARP head stud kit - Water Pump - Oil Pump - Brass Freeze plug set (the ones in the block are rusty) - Timing Kit - Full Gasket Kit The plan is to take off the head to get a look at the cylinder walls and take off the pan to get a look at the bottom end. I'm only going to loosen the mains / rods if something looks fishy - at which time I'll end up buying more parts. The questions: 1) Would you do anything to the head while it is off? I thought about removing/cleaning the valves and replacing the valve seals and maybe giving it a quick gasket match job. Should I do it... don't bother? 2) Would you replace anything else on the lower end while it is this far apart? I'm trying to avoid the expense of new pistons/rings, rod and main bearings, rod and main bolts, and machine shop work... That stuff adds up to a lot of money (and time at the machine shop) - especially when my power goals (less than 350 HP) should be just fine on a "stock" bottom end. Thanks for the help.
  9. That is how mine is plumbed: Make sure the polarity of your wires is right - if they are backwards the pump will pump backwards.
  10. So I bought an 83' turbo motor/tranny from ebay for $300. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-280zx-turbo-engine-T5-transmission-/250645575079?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a5ba3f5a7 I'm gonna go pick it up and I'm trying to decide how many parts to buy for it before I take it apart (the stuff I know I'll replace). The goal is to just have a stock motor that I can put 300-350 whp to without worrying about problems (I won't go higher than 12 psi of boost). I'm running megasquirt v3.0, innovative wideband, HE351 turbo, w/ big intercooler and all the proper fuel system. See http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php?/topic/78872-280z-progress-frame-floors-exhaust-fuel-cell-lots-of-pics/ for more info. I'm a touch concerned about the unknown with the engine. I know I'll be taking the head off to get a good look at the cylinder bores and taking the pan off to look around. While I've got it this far I think it is cheap insurance to put in a new complete gasket set, new water pump, new oil pump, and new timing set. What else should I consider before I stick it in the motor and fire it up? New valve stem seals (cheap and easy to get to)? Hone and re-ring with a good set of rings (cheap)? New bearings / plastigage? ARP studs ($$$)? I know it will get easy get carried away buying parts for it. Well since I've got the pan off - I might as well replace the rod bolts... and since I've done XXX, I might as well XXX... I'm just looking for the biggest bang for my buck for reliability. Thanks for the help.
  11. Check my thread for pics of the tank from my 78' http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php?/topic/92500-jsk-rail-280z-seat-belts-280z-fuel-tank-tc-rods-and-more/
  12. I'm going to rebuild an F54 block... but the rods from my 78 280z are going have considerably less miles / will be in better shape than the ones from the F54 i'm rebuilding. Is there a difference?
  13. It sure didn't take long to blow up the 78' N/A motor boosting to 8psi... I need a 280zx F54 (prefer non-hydraulic head). I'll consider just about anything from a low mile junkyard pull to a fully built race engine - I just need something that can handle a bit of boost reliably. The price isn't really that much of an issue as I'd consider anything from $250 junkyard motor to a $3K engine. I only need the longblock. Email me at trwebb26@yahoo.com with the details of your engine. Thanks!
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