Jump to content


Donating Members
  • Content Count

  • Donations

    0.00 USD 
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


Challenger last won the day on August 11 2009

Challenger had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

14 Good

About Challenger

  • Rank
  • Birthday 01/31/1991

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Yes! Still active. I thought I would receive email updates but didn’t. Yes, it’s in a 78 now. Just went and drove it. Not sure of the ZX.
  2. Hello all, I built this about 6 years ago and just recently got it back into my possession and cruising around. I built it during college and didnt know much about turbo sizing and built something much bigger than I really want to deal with now. I was given the Holset for free and never though that I might not be wanting a motor with the amount of power the Holset would want to produce. I have decided to restart with a more stock size T3 and work my way up as I see fit. I dont want to just sell the manifold and turbo as all of it fits together so nicely Id rather see it sell as a kit. This would be a really good bolt on kit for someone that has the right engine to go with it. Here is my original build thread: Parts List: HX35W from a Cummins with ~20k or so. The guy I got it from had upgraded and just wanted to give away the old turbo. It was/is super clean and in excellent condition. Customized oil drain tube to fit from Holset to oil pain Stock turbo exhaust manifold with T3-Holset adaptor with a 38mm wastegate port Tial 38mm external Wastegate Custom 3" downpipe with plumbing for wastegate and wideband 02 sensor Custom 2.5" intercooler piping Large ~3" thick intercooler BOV from MSA (Motorsport auto, not sure if its still around...) All silicone adaptors and clamps Huge K&N filter to fit over the Holset The car runs and drives now but I never got to tune it thoroughly when I originally built it. It builds boost and really scoots before I get scared about leaning out the motor and blowing something up. I am interesting in gauging interest and seeing what people think it is worth. I started adding things up and can easily get to $1500 in parts not counting a lot of hours of work. $1,500.
  3. Thanks for the welcome Derek! It seems like there is a lot less traffic on hybridz now. I wonder if its partially due to the values going up and people not finding Zs for a $1000 and wanting to modify them. Also, nice work on the DOHC head! I came across your website and browsed through some of your posts.
  4. Hey, do you still have the 2+2 trim pieces? Id consider picking up some extras to have on hand... Thanks
  5. 81-83 Turbo exhaust manifold, no cracks... Thanks! Derek
  6. Hello all. Its been about 6 years since I was last active here. I bought this car when I was 11 and "truly" drove it for the first time when I was 21. Through my entire child hood and even college I worked on the car. Body work, paint, interior, suspension, engine... all as time, experience and money allowed. I drove it to college one day before graduating, was able to take my grandpa for a ride and felt as though I had fulfilled her needs during that stage in my life. I moved away leaving the car at home and later in storage. This past fall I purchased my first house which included a two car garage and detached shop. I was very quick to get the car shipped over (to save storage cost) but didnt really have much of a desire to work on it. It had sat for so long with improper prep I was a little concerned about what I might find. Long story short, I got some inspiration back after my room mate went to look at a 510 that he will be purchasing this weekend. I got to drive the 510 around the block and got some good flashbacks to my times working on my car or driving the many donor cars that all filtered into the car I have today. I am committed to getting back at "the Z" and getting her on the road. It fired up fairly easily and with new gas, oil and a tightened hose clamp all seems to be intact. Initially it ran quite well but now it appears #3 is not firing. I suspect a clogged injector so I will be working on that here soon. Here are a few quick photos showing the transformation of both the car and me over the years. I look forward to being back in the community here as I was for so many years growing up. Thanks to HybridZ for all the support getting the car where it is and for many more projects in the future!
  7. I actually bought a turbo off ebay that had similar damage. I dont know what caused it the guy said it was on a running ZX, my only guess would be debris. With them spinning that fast almost anything can cause damage I assume. I ran a piece of panty hose through mine with no damage, must have been something tougher than that. haha
  8. Thats the only one I have, not around the car to take pictures. I havent spent alot of time on it but I am having issues with controlling my boost, it is creeping way above what the spring says it should. I dont know if its another problem, who knows.
  9. Print it all out and tape it together. Get a highlighter and mark the lines relating to the turn signals, trace everything back to a power source or ground. From there with either the voltmeter or continuity check to make sure there isn't a cut wire, corroded connection, etc. following the wiring diagram is just about impossible on a computer, it's hard enough even on paper.
  10. Sorry man, hoping everything works out. I had my first accident a year ago, it sucks. Doesn't the insurance cover medical? If you have physical therapy bills you should have them covered by the auto insurance. Don't neglect your injury. Cars can be fixed, necks are harder.
  11. Get the fsm manual wiring diagram, it helped me figure out my lights. Do you have a multimeter? The 6 pin connector that goes to the combination switch grounds two different wires to a single power wire. Doesn't matter if it's clean if it's broken, makes sure its actually making connections. Same with the hazard switch. When it is off there are two wires on its plugs that allow the blinkers to work. That has to be closed or it won't work. http://www.xenons30.com/reference.html Look at where power and grounds come from and work backwards. Be meticulous on tracing wires and you will find the problem easily.
  • Create New...