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  1. rturbo 930

    My Datsun 241jz project car!

    Looks nice! Looks like you put poly bushings on your TC rods, might want to rethink that. Do some research and you'll see that people have had the TC rod snap with poly bushings installed there.
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    frame rails

    Why not just buy a radiator that will fit?
  3. 280zforce is long gone.
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    New to forum

    Nice cars! Welcome.
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    280z LS1/T56/8.8

    I believe that spoiler is the sparrow tail spoiler that was offered by ZCCJDM.
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    New 240z owner from Texas :)

    Looks like a nice car. I'm with you on the color, I'd keep it.
  7. Sounds great! Yeah, it does sound like an L series still somehow, that was my first thought as well. Cool that it's in a car that's a driver and not a garage queen too.
  8. He put it in his dash, but I wouldn't say it looks integrated. Looks terrible, honestly.
  9. If this is going to be a street car, you may want to rethink a full cage, there's a number of posts on here on why a full cage in a street car is dangerous. 74_5.0L_Z built a cage without a pillar/roof bars when he rebuilt his Z with a tube frame, and would be a good example of how to stiffen and reinforce the car without the issues of a full cage.
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    Cant post in cars for sale

    I don't see a "donating member" tag under your name. Check to see that your donation hasn't expired, and if there's an issue, maybe take it up with SuperDan.
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    (Not) New Member...

    Welcome back. Tony D pops in from time to time still, but I haven't seen him much lately.
  12. Awesome! Good to know it's doable. I think that may be the solution I end up with.
  13. There is lead filler at the joint between the roof and the rear quarter, as well as at the bottom of the A pillar. Because the car is fairly flexible, both places have been known to develop cracks in the lead filler. That's what you're seeing.
  14. Wonder how hard that would be to adapt? I'm thinking maintaining the stock offset might be an issue. Good to see it available though.
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    Paul Newman Championship Racecar on Sale!

    Is that Adam Carolla's? If so I'm surprised he's selling it. If not, I bet it will be his soon.
  16. Might want to verify your rear end ratio before you go changing things. Stock 240Z rear end is 3.36, going to a 4:11 is only going to make the problem worse. If you do indeed have the stock 3.36 rear end, I would look at changing the transmission, since a taller gear isn't going to be easy to find. Sort of a common problem for 24V swaps into E30s as well, since the stock rear end usually ends up being geared too low.
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    Fairlady Z06

    Saw this thing on YouTube, Pretty sick looking. Super low and super wide.
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    Ron Tyler diff mount installed

    If I'm not mistaken, option #2 was actually developed to address driveline angles in V8 swapped cars, so if you use that option, you'll be changing your driveline angles slightly. You should do further research to confirm that that is true.
  19. I think you said you were going to cage the car? If this is going to be a street car, I think you need to rethink that idea, unless you were referring to a half cage with A pillar or roof bars. Zs are small cars, and a cage is not a good idea in anything but a track car. There's a lot you can do to stiffen the chassis without a full cage.
  20. I understand the weight issue, which is why I suggested the M54 and N54. M54 you would have to turbo yourself, N54 is already boosted from the factory (which I think would help the chances of a reliable swap), since both are aluminum block, and not too heavy as far as straight sixes go. If I were going to swap in a 4cyl, I think it would be a Honda K24. It wouldn't be a torque monster, but they're great motors. With the N54, you could convert to single turbo to drop some weight. S54 is a heavy motor, which is why I didn't bring it up.
  21. I saw in your other post you don't like the L28 turbo. Why not? Sounds like it'll do everything you want it to, and it'll be the easiest swap out of any of those. Aside from that, what about a turbo BMW motor? An M52, M54, or if you want a challenge, N54. Should be easy to find any of those motors where you are.
  22. May have to do with the length of the exhaust tip. Extend it out a bit and see if it improves.
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    New guy from across the pond

    That only applies to California. I'll also add, having seen a bare 240Z chassis and a bare 280Z chassis, there's a clear improvement in the 280Z chassis.
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    240Z Battery Area Advice

    Got a brand of primer/paint you like? Gonna be needing some soon. Anyway, I agree. You need to take out the battery tray. After that, I'd probably hit it with a wire wheel, apply naval jelly to the rust, and then prime/paint.
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    New guy from across the pond

    Welcome. Have I seen you on R3vlimited?