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  1. Newoldschool

    WTB: RHD Fairlady 240Z

    Hey guys, I got in an accident about a month ago, and my '71 240Z was totaled (pic attached). I just [finally] got my insurance payout, and am in the market for a new car. I would really really like a RHD 240Z. I'm realy into Datsuns, long time enthusiast, worked at a Z shop in school, and really put a lot of effort and love into my Z. The car will be both brought to car shows / meets and autocrossed and raced / track days at Leguna Seca. I was driving the yellow one around at the last Car Week in Monterrey and turned a LOT of heads- I can only imagine what a RHD would do. Would love to find a project- I care about a straight body, clean frame, clean title, and low rust. Don't really care about the paint, motors, transmission, diff, seats or door panels. Hopefully someone can help a fellow out!
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    WTB: JDM valve cover

    Hoping to find a JDM NISSAN valve cover for a reasonable price. Doesn't need to look pretty, planning on getting it powder coated. Willing to pay a reasonable amount more for an actual JDM cover, but willing to go with a Euro cover (it seems like most people who think they have a JDM cover actually have Euro ones)
  3. Do you know what kind of engine setup the guy had for #6? Just curious- that's right about where my current goal is
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    BRE air dam full ducting - inlets?

    Lance, Thanks. I had seen the second one, but not the first thread- that's definitely what I was looking for... but, Yikes! Way more involved than I was hoping, especially since my air dam is already paint matched to the car
  5. Hey all, I have a BRE front air dam on my car, and a spare set of the back plates for the front rotors that I am going to cut and weld metal outlets on. What I am struggling with is how to bridge the gap between the inlets on the BRE air dam, which past the opening only have the bottom half there, to routing the air INTO the tubing. I was thinking of coming in behind what I have already with a preformed NACA duct, similar to: http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/0/049/049-42141.jpg I am just not sure if it will fit, or if it will look "hacked". I want a clean install. If anyone can post pictures of how they funneled the air from the dam into the tubes, that would be awesome. I have looked around, and seen ideas for different air dams / splitters, but I am trying to specifically find examples with the BRE style splitter. Thanks!
  6. Newoldschool

    JDM "NISSAN" valve cover - Like new

    What "other parts" do you have?
  7. Newoldschool

    Fairlady Z Mesh Grill - Reproduction Thead

    Digging up skeletons here I know, but random question 1 tuff z: From what I've been reading, it sounds like the "standard" Fairlady had a different mesh grille than the 432 Fairlady. Do you know if this is true, and if so, which is which? From your first post, I gather that the earlier 240Z's had the wide 8-row mesh grille, I'm just wondering if the difference is from different years of production, or different package tiers? Thanks!
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    Your lightweight flywheel experience?

    rturbo, Thanks! I was reading some people saying that with a lightweight flywheel, they need to "launch" at 2k or 3k just to get going. I'm assuming in free rev the motor will be much snappier, just wondering if it does something like stall out super easy or anything like that from a drive-ability perspective. I actually already have a 9.5 lbs Kameari flywheel I was planning on installing with my ACT sprung 6 puck disc with street spring clutch combo (also a little worried about going with 6 puck instead of full disc, but the power rating between the two is huge), was just having second thought before installing it.
  9. Hey all, Just wondering if people can tell me what they experienced when going to a lightweight flywheel, specifically what weight flywheel you went with, general motor (especially cam) setup, and gears/diff. Pretty simple. I've seen some feedback sprinkled through out the forums, but am just looking for centralized raw feedback of actual first-hand experiences. Thanks guys!
  10. Hey All, Trying to build my autocrosser up also as a Fairlady /432 semi-tribute car. The #1 thing I am looking for is original black fender mirrors. They don't have to be perfect, I don't mind having them repainted, but I don't want them to be banged up either. Same deal goes for the mesh grille. I am also in the market for a single Fairlady Z fender emblem (one of mine fell off), and the OEM hood and door emblems (like new condition). Would also be interested in the passenger footrest. Thanks!
  11. Hey guys, I know it's kind of a dead horse at this point, but I thought I'd kick the topic a few more times for good measure I just completed this conversion, here's a few of my choices: I found a brand new '05 WRX STi diff for sale on ebay directly from a dealership for around $1500 shipped. I figured this was my overall best bet, figuring the cost to buy and then rebuild a used diff (I'm going to be racing with this). Got the stub axles from Wold Creek, and also purchased the CV conversion at the same time. Since I was going everything brand new, I left the stock Subaru input flange on the R180, and when I had the driveshaft balanced, along with new Nissan u-joints, I had the guy put an output flange on the ds to match the subaru flange. Overall way less effort. I then used 4 grade 12 hex bolts, 10mm 1.5 thread- note you WILL have to bevel a spot on the bottom edge of the head to get the bolts to sit flush. This route is overall a little more costly, but you end up saving a lot of effort and upgrading the durability of the pieces. You also must first put the press in bolts into the stub axles before inserting them into the diff, they are just too long otherwise. I got brand new OEM nissan bolts and nuts- the nuts are special and really narrow. Also be careful when tightening these bolts (4 per stub axle) as it is really easy to cross thread them.
  12. Newoldschool

    245 tires without flared fenders?

    Thanks guys, that's all very helpful! FYI, Panasports are out of stock right now (that was going to be my wheel choice) but sounds like they will get more early next year.
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    245 tires without flared fenders?

    Bo, been trying. Haven't found a magic common number yet- quite a variation in setups, especially with people running spacers, which I would definitely like to avoid
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    245 tires without flared fenders?

    Lol thanks! Too bad it's not 240Z specific and can tell me the magic offset and backspacing numbers for an 8" rim :/
  15. Newoldschool

    245 tires without flared fenders?

    I'm no tire expert, I didn't know if the overall height of a 245/40/1 would be greater than a 245/45/16.