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Everything posted by rayaapp2

  1. Here is my Jig work Im still working on these parts. Mostly I need to box them in, but they will line up with the new position of the front box frame I removed behind the seats.
  2. Yeah, Im knocking that floor back a couple of inches. I spent a few hours cutting up mounts and stuff on the mockup floor. Now I have a good idea where to cut, once I get it squared on the floor pan, Ill jig up some alignment mounts to transfer to my car. What was interesting is the stock S13 brackets that go over the front mount bolts to the floor pan, are nearly identical to what I need if mounted to the outside holes on the ZX floor... But the old box frame isnt needed to mount the sub frame. Ill be cutting it up and moving it back just far enough to mount the interior compartment floor that holds the speakers and stowage bins. Its needed for rigidity between the rockers and floor pan so it cannot just be removed completely. I have plenty of room for the stock tank, and Ill be leaving in the center of the rear box frame that has the tank strap mounting holes. The one hangup I dont know about yet, is how I will run the exhaust. Retaining the heat shields is my goal, but Ill play that game when I get mounted up. The pictures are hosted on my facebook page. Its public, so anyone should be able to veiw them. Interesting that the links arent working, but Id suspect its a connection issue with as big as these pictures are. Datsunmotorsports
  3. Playing around with geometry on the spare pan and subframe So I dont know about you all, but putting a nice seat in this car and having adequate leg room is an issue. So Im removing the old sub frame box frame, since Ill be installing a new box frame further back... What a pain to get all those spots out, I gave up on the spot weld drill bits and just started going at it with the plasma cutter...
  4. No kit. You'd have to make one yourself. There are a few guys that make custom manifolds out there that incorporate a wastegate flange.
  5. It looks like I need to modify the floor pan for the front diff mount hoop to clear, and both upper control arm mounts. I need to do some measuring to see if the floor pan is the same heights at the mounts for the S13 frame, and modify the new mounts to make the difference up. I did take some pictures from the front view and the frame is currently about 2" from seated to the chassis floor pan, and it appears the frame is clear of the ground(will not hang lower than the frame rails, which is what I was worried about after reading this 260DET? Im not sure how low you would have to be, to be concerned with sub frame height if the rails have the same or less ground clearance? Really wish you guys had some pictures... would go a long way!
  6. Finally got both subframes in. Spare Floor pan Out with the old Mock up Subframe on Mockup Floor pan.
  7. Do you have any pictures of your work? Ive been working on the motor lately and havent got back on the rear suspension yet. My main goals at the moment are to get the wastegate plumbed up as Im running an external. But Id love to see another version of how the rear sub frame was swapped. Thanks
  8. I hadnt considered how far it would drop from the frame rails(seeing as the stock sub frame hangs no lower than the rails). Thats good to know. Ill have to take some measurements. Im still waiting to get my sub frames shipped up from down south. I have no interest in paying the money that kit wants. Its not that I cant fab up a mount, I totally can, but the to do so vs just buying something thats is well built sometimes wins. I ended up plasma cutting out the whole rear deck box frame with studs from a donor car for mockup purposes. I might chop it up and pull the pins and mounts from that as they are super clean. I also salvaged a nice cowl area for my car from that donor.
  9. I took some measurements Turns out those mounts are not going to be the best solution. The sub frame is approx 23" center to center on the rear mounts. After getting the tape measure up there it appears the box frame that incorporates to the the floor frame rails up to the rear box frame structure where mounts are needed is the same width apart and 3-3/8" wide. So these C channel mounts would require that an ear be cut off, and without knowing that the C channel is precisely the same ID of 3-3/8" it seems like a tremendous waste of nearly $200 and that starting from scratch is a much better idea. I know several guys cutting up S130 chassis right now, and Ive ask 2 of them to remove the front sub frame pins, and cut the mounting box for those pins with plenty of meat for me. So with any luck Ill be re-using the stock parts from the donors, but Ive also contacted a local fastener company that says they an get me a M20 bolt in fine thread if needed. As I understand it the fronts should be 5" long and the rears should be 6.5" long, but I have yet to get the sub frame in my hands. My buddy is still packaging it for shipping.
  10. Ive been dying to do a BMW engine plant into an early Z car. This inspires me even more. Ive been drooling over a N52 swap for some time after watching from of the european guys strip down those 1 series. Though my idea of fun is to put that into abase model slicktop manual everything S130. There was a car that kicked this all off many years back that disappeared. I feel like it was wrecked, the one that got the full 3 series suspension. Maybe BRAAP was involved, but I I have also been watching RTz as well. At least in the USA, BMW is one of the last manufactures offering a viable Inline 6 still in production, thinking of the future swaps available. So keep up the good work!
  11. The Crusher Update. Its minor but Im happy to share. Shes covered in dust. I inspected my floors and rails underneath. I might need to replace them. We shall see. I might get some Bad Dog Frame Rails and Zedd Findings Floor Pans yet. John William's Stubs in my STI diff Isnt this cute... a 8 track... LOL Disaster... But repairs are happening Ive re-fitted my spoiler. Feels good to have that back on.
  12. I think they do, but need to be moved back to get the centerline of the wheel correct. Ill know more when I get my sub frame to the shop and start measuring.
  13. I stripped most of the car out. I also took the time to start measuring the front suspension stuff for new parts. So out with the old In with the new to me. S15 Spindles on crappy coil overs(change for Stance later). I got underneath and took a look around to see how the sub frame is laid out under there for myself with a tape measure. Last time Ill have this stuff under this car so I napped some pictures. And then I really dug into it... checking how deep the entire cowl went... which as it turns out is a lot farther than I thought. Tar Removal... Rust located... pencil sized hole. Transmission back out A real mess now... These brakes are much larger... but still clear the Rota 15x8 Grids I have. I checked. I am unsure what the final wheel that goes on after will be. Bat Sheet Wild Much? I hope not. My phone gets drunk often and takes blurry pictures... Lovely right? Well, I got the paint in... So Im off to choose a good epoxy primer.
  14. Some inspiration/research http://www.takkun.net/dri-z-101.html http://www.takkun.net/dri-z-323.html http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2281236/1981-datsun-280zx/photo-gallery/ That is an effective way to do it... easy too, but not how Im going to do it. Guy is listed right here in Sacramento. I wonder if he is still around. Not exactly how I would mount mine at all. Those mounts would simplify this greatly and reduce chances of error in squaring it all up! Rims seem to suite it well.
  15. The Dreaded window removal... not cause the glass might break, but because you fear the rust... And here it comes This is gonna be fun. At least its not too much over the edge.
  16. I took some measurements, I have a rough plan in place. I have to have the subframes shipped up to me from SoCal. After seeing all that JeffP went through to keep his stock subframe in, and all the mess that is getting the geometry correct on the stock subframe... not to mention a total lack of options for brakes and stuff... Im over the S130 setup. I already have all the Z31 outter hubs, axles, and the vented rear brakes all collected for the stock sub frame and Im probably going to give them to a friend of mine that could still use them. Franks Z31 axle writeup has some issues, he doesnt mention in there that he is using Euro stuff! Its not the same. JeffP figured out the mess of parts needed to make that all work together using US model parts at least. Anyway, here are some pictures of where I am at... Just gutted the rear out. Im thinking I can drill out the spot welds that hold this box frame to the rockers, and the floor. Ill leave the box frame under the tunnel and console, so Ill have to cut straight down through the box frame on both sides. Ill have to make a new panel to the floor from the new position of the box frame. Ill work out the re-informent of the center tunnel after I position the new sub frame mounting pins in.
  17. Parts Blasted, and painted! Half Shafts rebuilt!
  18. ASE_MAT's old car. I purchased this car in mid 2012 from Mr Banks. Having been around this car since 2002 I had grown attached to it despite its known flaws(mainly rust). In ASE_MAT's Driveway for the last time after sitting on the side for over a year. But its me so Im gonna drive this thing home right?.... YEP! So its, clean and set SU carbs back up, replace fuel lines, check coolant system, check lights, bleed brakes, bleed clutch, and break drums free from sitting! Well, I got it home safe and sound, and kept going. It got a good cleaning to remove the oxidation. 3 shades of Orange shining through. And then one cold rainy Dec day came around and I got caught out driving in it. This guy had hydroplaned across from the far left lane to hit me and spin me 180, I got it stabilized in reverse, using the clutch in 5th with braking to attempt to stop... I was traveling 50mph in the slow lane, visibility dropped significantly, I saw him about 6' before he slid into me through the wheel spray. The rain let up just a few min later for me to take these photos as the ambulance arrived to check the other guy and his 4year old in the back. I got hit off to the left in the above picture, half way between the edge and the guy in the black rain coat... where the large water basin is. It was time to recover the car the next day. I rented a trailer and strapped it down as best as I could. After Getting it home, I installed a new clip on it. But After reviewing the costs of now finishing the clip up by painting, then replacing the dog panels, replacing the hatch, replacing the floor pans, and hatch sill, it was time to call it. It was time for a new chassis with my budget, and to pass the torch on to someone else that wanted this one. I sold the shell welded up with no suspension, no interior, no drive train, and not much else for $400. The guy already had a beat up wrecked 240z, so I was fairly confident that it would be used as a builder. It was a mixed decision for me, but I am determined to transfer all the components to a nice shell and rebuild the Orange Crusher. Clean this thing up a bit After some digging I came up with this Shell for $1800 Its a complete 73, with a nice interior, no sun roof, and straight body... There are some small signs of rust... but I was planning on painting it orange, man I was in for much more than I thought. Cleaning all the crap off the bottom is always fun Fitting The Crushers panels And one Fairlady Grill I discovered a Datsun 8track and EQ I also pulled the trigger on some TWM TBS And an LD28 pan You can probably see Dereks crank trigger stuff and his block off plate for the distributor. And the TWM TB's installed. Im going to need a nice cold air box with horns I think. My header could use some help, I dont want to change it, but its not replaceable unless I have Troy Ermish copy it and spend several grand... which would make me question if I want to keep it at all or if there was something better... So I dont know where I am going with that. I do have ARP head studs, fresh bearings, and the aluminum bar stock drilled oil bar. There are some old Schneider valve springs in this engine as well. Kameari head gasket. But it is questionable if this will be it. Im seriously tempted to open it back up, put some flat top pistons inside this, get a nice cam, port the head, and max grind the crankshaft. We shall see where it goes. And then the car waited its turn for a year.... Are you ready? What have I gotten myself into? Out of the frying pan into the fire... sigh Oh yeah, Off to the Watsonville Shop where Eric Crafton will work his hand crafted tig metal skilled magic! Safe and Sound. I sprung for an '05 Subaru WRX STI R180 CLSD rear end. John Williams Stub axles A very nice writeup on it here: CLICKY Subaru Says the Spring Clips are 28033PA070 and Ive ordered them, but havent confirmed fitment yet. I have absolutely failed at my suspension documentation. The Maxima rear brakes, Toyota 4 piston calipers, Cleaned and painted control arms, and related bolt on suspension components, the differential, the axles with fresh new U joints, and everything else Ive put under this car. I will be going to watsonville(250miles from where I live) and installing the hopefully correct spring clips for Johns stub axle conversion. Ill make sure and actually take pictures.
  19. Techno Toy Tuning parts incoming! Look at all this interior Camber plates in! Rear Sway bar! and Ron Tyler Diff mount! T3 First Aluminum Drop Bars! Mess of wires DIY Autotune MicroSquirt going it! Bosche 300LPH@5Bar Pump. Engine Building I replaced the Radiator with a nice newer Northern Unit You can see the huge by large oil cooler Im installing below. Pirtex is going to come over and get all my hyrdraulic lines taken care of! And this needs 2nd gear synch replaced! Thats all for now. I just got my Flex Fuel composition sensor in, and a new power brake pump brackets(PS pump). I also made a large order from Black Dragon this past Nov and got about half of what I ordered. So there will be slow steady progress here soon. Transmission is off with a friend getting completely gone through!
  20. And then stuff started going off to the body shop! over a year later... I picked it back up! And I slowly put it back together! I sold the 96 Burb and got a 01 Yukon XL... mistakes... About this time I was moving up to Sacramento... and I finally realized I had all new suspension and could start going through the engine! OMG, the OVERSPRAY! At its new home at Fitted Garage in Sacramento! Cleaning the Overspray One of the significant changes... Yellow Octopus Pioneered this for me. 96 Mustang GT Hydroboost First Wash
  21. The Next phase was obvious... Deal with the Body. The paint was rapidly peeling and rust bubbles forming! So the engine came out! I purchased a rear sill plate from Motorsports Auto! I knew I should have removed those front fenders.... what a mistake! Always clean these out!
  22. Project: Chuck Norris 1971 240Z Scarab Kit What a MESS! The car consists of some Weld Racing Drag Light wheels, Konig Rewinds, R200 rear end with cardan joint axles, a TH350 Automatic transmission with a shift kit and a stall converter, a 010 4 bolt main 350 sbc with some of the Scarab parts like the Hooker headers, a roll cage with pigeon shit welds, 1 plastic bucket seat, gutted gash with minimal gauges, no sway bars, mismatched springs and shocks, a driveshaft loop, stock brakes, a Northern Radiator with an electric fan, and some old safety harness belts. First get it to run! The Accel Distributor hit the trash can first off. I ordered up a cheap Chinese HEI knockoff! Much cleaning! The Alt Belt was having a hard time staying on. But at this point I knew the engine was still good and in fairly good shape. Turned out I had a raelly healthy 5.7 with a Holley 480CFM 4 barrel with vacuum secondaries! It was a fresh carb too! The original exhaust though was a simple Collector DUMP! So off I went to get exhaust done. It wasnt ear deafening now! Change the oil time... Shit that filters a bitch to get to... remove #1 header pipe which slip fits as 2 pieces and the original header has a slip fit collector as well!. I purchased a cheap oil filter re-locator kit. What a mistake. That thing was a leaky SOB! I ended up going to CAT and having O-ring faced Parker lines made up, and chasing all the cast aluminum housings before it would seal... It ended up being close to $300 in total for oil line crap! And then it was time to make it streetable again, as this was setup as a cheap 1/4 mile car, probably because the last time it was registered it had to be smogged and well... there was no BAR label so it went off highway use only. Heres the old converter! Here comes a 4L60e! I purchased the Holley carb TPS kit, a TBI ECU wired up as a TCU only, and all the associated sensors including a DRAC module. I also painted components under the car as well as the cleaned and painted the underside of the car! Enjoy the wood props No stinkin telescoping transmission jack!... and engine held up with 2x6 boards. I man handled the TH350 out... um... well that 4L60e was a bit to much for me to man handle in! So I opted to use ratchet straps! While it was down, I also pulled that 3/8" aluminum hardline dragging on the bottom of the car and installed a GM hardline with GM filter from a 94 Burban! Oh Yeah, I did! Once in I had to make a new mount! Turns out old Bronco Spare tire holder parts make good scrap for mounts Note that I added a Full Boar Single Chamber muffler in the center as well as a flex coupler! I also installed GM horns, and a brand new XENON air dam. The Exhaust required modifications after this though With the 4L60E I also changed out the rear drums for disc brakes And some Toyota 4 piston calipers Wiring up a 4L60e Also the engine bay was sprayed with flat black! Very busy in there now. And then it was time to install Autometer Sports Comp Gauges. Not all of these were electric, and it took me some time to switch them all over to electric. The Hood had to go! I found a nice cowl hood! Then I was off to the HybridZ BBQ put on by Gollum at San Pablo Dam Recreation Area and found another Scarab! You know, one with a number plate and the "special package parts" No sooner than I have the whole 4L60e in and running well than a T56 plops in my lap for $125! CLEAN IT! I mean do I really have a choice? I pose it that I do not! Parts gathering phase initiated! Tilton Clutch Master, Tilton Starter, Centerforce Flywheel, MacLoed Clutch disc, GM pressure plate, 3AN SS braided hydraulic line with all the related fittings, and a stock LT1 Slave. Out with the old! Using wood again... super janky I know Man that is close! More Bronco Spare tire carrier scrap put to use! Fords are good for something... hehehehe It was time for seats! BMW Recaro with Thigh Bolsters. I love these seats! Back to the Exhaust Shop Ready for Marina AutoX! One of the last few UFO AutoX meetups. It was my first ever AutoX driving. It was a BLAST! I spun out on the 3rd run after greasing the tires up... man... the car was called "The White Pig" by TonyD! Chuck Norris AutoX Run 1 Chuck Norris AutoX Run 2 Chuck Norris AutoX Run 3 Chuck Norris AutoX Run 3
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