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  1. Another small update that pertains to the Datsun - I went through my parts car and found some pretty good parts! I may have to start another thread for this 280z, I'm itching to save it...
  2. Not much progress as I'm in the process of building a shop in my backyard, but I have bought some goodies for the build recently. For the engine I bought some SARD 660cc Injectors and an S-Tec Twin Scroll Turbo manifold. The injectors were just a good deal on Facebook so I picked them up since I currently had nothing. Eventually I'd like to put some 1000's in and put these in my Silvia but they'll do for now. The manifold was also found on Facebook, but for a much better deal. The guy had bought a swapped S13 from Japan and was planning on swapping an SR20 into the car. He did
  3. I'm back! Long time, no update. Sorry for that but it comes with good reason. Over the summer I was offered a great job position in the Aftermarket Automotive industry and I accepted it. With that came the huge job of moving from South Carolina to Louisiana. It was a long and painful process since I had to bring all the cars, all the parts, as well as my actual people stuff. I stayed with my grandparents for the first 2 months while I looked for a place so I wasn't able to get any car work done. I did however put a lot of hours in and saved up some money while living rent-free.
  4. UPDATE! So after talking with dozens of friends and enthusiasts I've come to a conclusion - I'm going full send and building the car that I've really been dreaming of. It will drain my bank account, it will be a pain, but it will be the baddest Z I could ever imagine. One of the things that really pushed me to build my dream Datsun though was attending Import Alliance in Atlanta last weekend. I got to see some of the coolest custom builds, created by people that wanted to have the exact car they dreamed up and that really inspired me. Yesterday I bought an RB26 out o
  5. I think 300hp is going to be the perfect amount of power for such a light car. Enough to have some fun but it shouldn't rip the car apart. I've actually been looking at L28et builds here on the forum for the past couple weeks. I originally wanted to go with an RB26 for that high HP, but the simplicity of the L28 really suits the car and it'd be a good intro into the forced induction world. In a few weeks I may be buying an L28et that's already been built for a decent price. Then I'll only need to build a Megasquirt for it and I'll be boosting down the street!
  6. Hey everybody! So eight months ago I bought my dream car for my dream project. It’s a 1974 Datsun 260Z, but it’s no ordinary 260z. Here goes the story. One night I was just browsing Craigslist, looking for a possible candidate for a special build. I came upon an ad that had few words and no pictures at all - pretty much just his name and phone number. The next day I gave him a call to get a little more info on the car, and he told me the story of how he bought it from a friend 10 years ago. His friend was at a gas station and accidentally tapped a pole
  7. Hey everyone! So I'm planning on picking up this 280zx Turbo next week. I want to use the engine, wiring harness, etc. for a turbo build for my 260z and I figured it'd be easier to buy the whole car than to piece everything together separately. Would anything else off this car be useful to me? The only thing is it's an automatic but I could find a 5 speed from an N/A? He's asking $1500, I'll post a link below and would love to hear what you think it's worth. Thanks! https://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/cto/d/1982-datsun-nissan-280-zx/6377046535.html -Austin
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