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Silver Mine Motors last won the day on February 24 2015

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  1. This car is setup really nice. It's a canyon monster. Handles so good! But still comfortable on bumpy roads. I'm running All Silver Mine coilovers, front adjustable lower control arms, front adjustable tension control rods, 1 inch front sway bar and 7/8 rear. All new bushings, ball joints, tie rods and bump steer spacers. Tires are Federal RSRR. It has -1.5 camber and 3.4 caster. https://www.silverminemotors.com/featured/coil-over-suspension-kit-for-datsun-240z-260z-280z-32-step-damper-coilovers-nissan-70-78 https://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-240z/suspension/tension-control-rod-for-240z-260z-280z-tc-rod https://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-240z/suspension/billet-aluminum-front-lower-control-arms See video I made
  2. do not worry, that corvette was bought by a famous football player who installed a ls2 engine in it.
  3. I'm just testing and improving my designs right now. No info is posted online yet. Yes the 8.8 is cheap and has many aftermarket gears and LSD kits.
  4. Right now I have an open r200 from a 280z. The car has a lot of torque in 1-4 gears. can roast 1 tire in 1-3 easily. Also can easily go 140mph easily. I tested 0-60 time and best I could get was 4.75 seconds. So gearing seems to be ok. it's all preference. If you want more power you need to have an LSD. I've been slowly making a 8.8 rear end kit for the future. Hopefully 1 day It will have LSD and could use even more power then. I only drive it through canyons roads with many tight turns so more power is not needed for me.
  5. I had to trim the hole in the tunnel a little and now it is pretty good. Reverse does still touch the center console but not bad. I'm able to make quick shifts comfortably. Engine has been reliable and powerful. I made this video for fun.
  6. Cage is from Rhodes racing, plus I added the door bars and engine bay bars. Really made the car feel more stiff. I recommend it.
  7. The car is pretty much done. 1600 miles of reliable driving on her so far. I live just 2 miles away from stunt road and many other empty canyon roads. This car is so pretty fast! Feeling more confident to drive to some auto-x events and such. Here are some pics.
  8. The Motor developed play in the crank bearing, that caused some knocking noise. I went out and found a mint 1994 Corvette with 34k original miles on the motor. pulled that motor and swapped it into the 240z. The whole process took 4 days Including sourcing the motor to cleaning up my driveway. Car runs good again. Then I installed our new Silverminemotors Coilovers, lower control arms and adjustable TC rods. The car handles amazingly now! Also very quiet and smooth. I made a little video of the process.
  9. The 240z just got new Silver Mine Motors Coilover kit, adjustable lower control arms, and tension control rods. After getting a good alignment the car handles so much better than the Eibach springs and tokico hp shocks. Cat sticks to the ground and makes me feel more confident that before. I set my suspension setting to Front Camber: 1.25 Caster: 5 positive Toe: 1/16" out Rear Camber: 1.25 Also restored and reinstalled all the body parts, Car looks complete now.
  10. We are now testing the entire kit on a S30 with 2JZ motor. The kit fits on and everything lines up perfectly. We just want to put some hard miles on it to see if we need to make any changes before I start producing the first 10 kits for sale. I did not start this thread. I feel like I'm highjacking it. please let me know if You want me to start a new thread?
  11. Yes in the future. First we want to finish the rear end kit.
  12. Installed new weather stripping on the doors and rear hatch. Car is more quiet and it smells less. Also installed LED headlights. These lights are really bright! This 240z did not come with relays for the headlights. This caused my headlight switch to smoke and melt so I installed a relay system. Also my rear brakes were to strong and locked up before the fronts. I installed a adjustable Wilwood prop valve on the rear hardline coming out the master cylinder and turned down pressure on the rear brakes. Now the bias is perfect!
  13. I'm still working on this. It's a slow process. Update: We have installed all the parts and it all fits perfect. I can't buy a gland nut, so we are going to make a custom gland nut. Then we can actually test drive the car/ rear end kit. Here's a few pics of what we have so far. I have no time estimate. Or price, but my goal is to make the price lower than any other similar kit.
  14. Been working on the car some more. Got a new used gas tank and welded an external sump on it. Then had it professorially cleaned and re sealed. Installed AN fittings to a Huge fuel filter with cleanable filter screen. installed a WALBRO 255LPH fuel pump. Re installed the door panels and seats and many other interior parts. Car would not start for months while We tried everything. In the end it was the third opti spark unit that works. We also converted the LT1 ignition system to use 8 x LS1 coils, using Bob Bailey LTCC kit. Now the car runs great! Fast and even a little scary. Sorry for the late reply, I bought the roll cage as a general kit. It had to be re bent and modified to fit, plus I added a few extra parts.
  15. Id love to hear your thoughts after trying Our Electric power steering kit. Your perfect for it since you have wide tires and turn the wheel a lot during auto cross events. I wonder if your times will drop.
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