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michaelp last won the day on March 14 2018

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  1. michaelp

    VG30ET Swap Into s130

    A antique VG30E (non turbo) has the same hp/liter as a LS1...and the euro spec VG30E (non turbo) has more hp/liter. Hows that make you feel?
  2. michaelp

    VG30ET Swap Into s130

    Everything about making power is cheaper and more reliable with the VG...the L just has the nostalgia to it - and a mean sound. 300hp on a turbo SOHC VG is literally just a front mount, exhaust and boost controller. haha Then on top of that, its a good bit lighter and can be mounted entirely behind the axle for improved weight balance....plus cheap and easy 3.3L options......better heads, stronger internals etc.
  3. The front works fine. The springs fit in the rear fine, but the 280Z had taller strut towers and thus longer springs and different strut caps...so they'll "work" but not sit properly.
  4. There will be a set done and tested prior to collection of any money. Machining of sets for those interested will then begin. This is common business practice for many small businesses that produce parts for less-common cars. This, by definition, means the product exists - but would be "back ordered" in a sense.
  5. Alright guys, I'm looking to gauge some interest here. Pictured are our billet steel steering knuckles ("drift" knuckles) we offer for the Z31. These are brand new machined from steel. I'm looking into the possibility of making some for the S130, but need to ensure theres enough interest in them. On the Z31, they provide ~51 degrees of steering angle with no other modifications as well as greatly increasing steering quickness - making them great for autocross applications aswell. If theres enough interest, we will design and produce brand new shortened steering knuckles for the S130 chassis which will offer the same benefits - more steering angle, and quicker steering. The process is essentially taking the OE design, modeling it then modifying it to reduce ackerman angle and shorten the length which in turn produces more steering angle. They would be 100% brand new from fresh material. I'd need 20 people to get the ball rolling. Initial group buy cost will likely be $240 per set, then go up slightly after the group buy. After the group buy, they will be made-to-order...however if there arent enough people initially its unlikely we will produce them. With enough interest, we will begin the process. There would be a minimum of a $50 deposit to get your name on the group-buy list and an agreement to pay the rest upon completion prior to them shipping. The group buy is *NOT* limited to 20 people, however that is likely the minimum required to make this happen.
  6. michaelp

    Z31/300zx ECU/MAF to 280ZXT swap guide

    Sounds like he had a MAF wiring issue, MAF issue, or bad CHTS. Some pics from the swap on ours. I need to clean up wiring from the PO's GM ignition module swap next. With my experience in wiring up engine swaps and other stuff, it took less than 4 hours to complete. I found myself relying more on FSM wiring diagrams than the writeup though. Some of the wire colors in the writeup (almost all) didn't match our car for some reason. I also ended up just swapping all 3 of the ECU pigtails because I prefer the Z31 style connectors - they're a much better design that holds the pin better. haha
  7. michaelp

    Serial 9 adapters and Coil over suspension.

    You can buy Z31 coilovers from Stance (Touge Factory) and Powertrix (HSD) now. No need for any of this anymore
  8. michaelp

    Known good 280ZX Turbo AFM

    I need a KNOWN GOOD 280ZX turbo Air Flow Meter. Let me know what you have?
  9. michaelp

    power transistor alternatives

    I explained to my buddy Raff (Careless) how to do an upgraded PTU from a Pathfinder ages ago...he then did a writeup. Its a awesome upgrade that improves spark greatly...myself and many others since we told people about it have noticed huge improvements in driveability. Its NOT plug and play though, but almost. http://z31performance.com/showthread.php?18665-Upgrade-to-PRW-2-Ign-Control-Module-(Power-Transistor-Unit)
  10. Stock T3 @ 10psi, stock 260cc injectors, stock fuel pressure. VG33, 8.9:1 CR. Mustang dyno!! (generally reads lower than dynojet!) 260whp, 368wtq.
  11. Front coilovers finally ready to go in! Working on Zee Car:
  12. michaelp

    5.0L Z31 aka 500ZX

    Nope. Its just sitting. Its my brothers project, I hate those crapbox engines. It'll split down the valley with way less power than a VG block.
  13. There are flanges for exhaust manifolds for SOHC...the DOHC (Z32) is oval port, SOHC is round port. This is simple information that is easily found...flanges wont work because of this.
  14. michaelp

    DetUtmost's '71 240Z build

    Stop. It does not drive.