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  1. Show and go. Although I just got word back that the front track width with 25" inner rails would be 55.25"... So I'm already second guessing this as I am trying to shoot for 58.26", which is S14 track width. I should add that I know very little about suspension geometry, and how much of a difference it will all make, but I am trying to build a supreme handling and driving car.
  2. As far as I know, you can mount the motor pretty much anywhere you like before the rack. There is a guy with a Cobra kit car on youtube that has it mounted inside the engine bay. A local machine shop should be able to make you a shaft to fit for a "reasonable" sum. Even if it's pricey, it would still be cheaper than $1000.
  3. If you click on the mustang forum link that I borrowed the majority of this text from, they lay it out pretty well. It would definitely take some patience and parts matching to get the splines to match up and length correct, but it's pretty much stick one thing through the other thing on the way to the steering rack, connect some wires, and bada bing! There are some other threads on this site that I had missed with smarter guys than me making it work, also. You can search "electric steering" and they will come up.
  4. I'm heavily considering putting a roadster shop fast track front cross member in my 75 280Z. They make one for 25" inside frame rails, and the track width would be right around 1480mm which is the front track width of an S14. For the rear, I am going with S14 subframe, which will be a 1470mm track width. Frame rails will be replaced with box tubing, and tied in to the rear frame with box tubing as well. Now, BESIDES THE COST, are there any reasons to not use this crossmember? Are there better performing options for cheaper that I've missed, besides fabricating my own?
  5. Typically I would say build the car first. Then take it all apart, fix all the rust and body issues, and put it back together. That way you're not cutting into your freshly done bodywork when you change your mind about something... But then again, my ADD is always making me do it anyway, and I end up building it a few times over. YMMV
  6. If you're handy enough to install the $1500 Z power steering kit, you're probably handy enough to save $1400 and make your own. You need an Electric Power Steering Column from following vehicles which are manufactured by Koyo: Saturn Vue - from 2002 to 2007 Chevrolet Equinox - from 2005 to 2007 Saturn Ion - from 2003 to 2006 - only in steering column with metal ECU case. And this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saturn-Vue-Ion-Chevrolet-Equinox-Electric-power-steering-controller-box-EPAS-/182008071875?vxp=mtr (ebay seller: brunolopesantunes in case link goes dead)
  7. Confirmed! 1975 280Z Hooked my 91 Honda civic motor up today with jumpers, and this is 100% correct. Bump this thread. Save yourself 30 pages of reading Mist, delay, low, high, and park. All work. This should work for any S30, 73 and up. Thanks ya'll!
  8. I'll add, I think you should go with Delrin. But if not, I can machine some myself.
  9. Cool. I was gonna do the same thing. But if you're already working on them, I'll gladly buy your mounts instead.
  10. I'd also like to know what you did to center the wheel. Considering going the 8.8 route instead of r230
  11. Is there a waiting list to get one of these, or just built to order eventually?
  12. Please excuse the specific title and non issue. I'm hoping if I post this on a forum, and somebody else is having the same issue they're googling, they can avoid my headaches. This is also a cautionary tale on why it's good to have a new set of eyes after you've developed tunnel vision... My 75 280 was running rich as hell, and it was driving me nuts. This is the list of things I had already done to get to about 10 minutes ago. Originally the car had a terrible stumble and front fire, and was near impossible to start. Tank looked like a relic from the Titanic, so that was p
  13. Just found this thread... Mind. Blown. Chop is absolutely perfect. Looks factory, which is the best result you could possibly have. Can't wait to see how you sort out the trim and the glass. Now I'm thinking about chopping one!
  14. Update: it dawned on me today that the nut on the other side of the bolt on the hatch strut mount might not be welded on... After gouging my otherwise mint panel and vinyl... I am dumb. Thanks 88dangerdan!
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