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  1. Very Nice, 525hp should be enough.
  2. I am considering getting a half cage made for the 260Z. Mainly to stiffen up the shell, provide an attachment point for the odd time I would want a harness and also to add some safety in the event of an accident. Has anyone here got experience running a cage? Do you see a noticeable difference in chassis rigidity? Problems with insurance? I imagine a decent half cage would add at least 30kg which is not so desirable. I am thinking something along the lines of these (only without the front half on those that are full cages)
  3. Wondering if anyone has installed a brake line lock on their S30? Considering installing one, need to decide between a simple in line lock to the rear in order to isolate the rear brakes or to use an electronic line lock plumped to the front brakes to hold pressure in the lines. Anybody got some experience/thoughts?
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    Brake Line Locks

    I want it to help with burnouts pre 1/4 mile while saving wear on the rear brakes. I was thinking originally of just getting the inline valve type so I can just lock off the rear brakes but then I thought if I am doing it it might be worth getting the electronic type that can lock pressure in the fronts, just because it makes doing a burnout so easy. However its not exactly hard and once the rear brakes are locked off I do not need to worry about wear, plus it will help me keep a neater looking bay. So I may just go for the cheaper option. I don't plan on smoking he tyres for long so hopefully I don;t get through them too quick. JHM - Thanks, I clearly don't know how to use the search properly because I didn't manage to find those posts when I tried a search.
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    2JZ/RB26 in 240/260 = Nose-Heavy?

    Nope, mine does not feel nose heavy at all, it handles brilliantly with zero ill effects compared to the L26. Running an RB26 and its mounted only about 1cm off the bulkhead, farther back than the L26 sat by a good bit.
  6. Thanks, looks like my sub frame connectors will have to be custom, it will help that my roll bar mounts are already lowered by 6mm as I had to mod them in order for the R33 GTS-T diff flange to fit. Good to Know
  7. I was wondering if the bad dog sub frame connectors let you still run the rear anti roll bar or if the connectors will stop the bar from fitting in the original mounting position?
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    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Love the tucked chassis harness, I am thinking of going this way also. Just curious how you routed yours past/round the headlight bucket area?
  9. So they might clear my 16's. Would be close though, current 310mm setup has some room left.
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    My 240 rb26 build

    Not too bad, but would make mine too close to what my Honda is like on the motorway, I am also running 4.11 FD and I like only being at 3050rpm @70mph. That is good though because it means if I were to run one the same as yours all I would need to do is switch to a 3.5 final drive. I'd love to see some more videos of the box in action.
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    My 240 rb26 build

    That gearbox is bloody awesome. Always wanted to add a PPG Sequential to mine. I looked at HGT boxes but they all seemed to have ratios to short for motorway driving and made a lot of noise? How are you finding these. Entire car is awesome by the way.
  12. Looks like superb work so far. Love the brakes, I fancy an upgrade to AP racing sometime. What size are those discs?
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    Progress on my insane VQ35HR 240Z project

    I hope you get it sorted how you want it and it turns out to be everything you wanted it to be. A top spec traction control setup seems like a good idea, no point in having loads of power if you can't use it. Look forward to hearing how you get on.
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    Progress on my insane VQ35HR 240Z project

    Such a fantastic car and epically well done project. Does it drive as good as you hoped?
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    Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    Interestingly NA's actually requite larger filters than force fed motors. I had a table listing what minimum size your filter needed to be for a given hp for both NA and turbo engines, I will post it if I can find it. If you can fit a filter with a v stack it makes a big difference.
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    78 RB26 260Z

    Thanks. Not as sick as I felt I'm sure. I was meant to be heading to the Biggest Jap car show in the UK the next day and I'd got a space on the Top 20 arena, so gutted I didn't make it, had the ferry and B&B's booked and a friend arranged to come other with me, properly gutting. Thanks, its nice to have your own place, and I'm super happy to now have somewhere my own to work on the cars inside, no more lying on wet ground in the rain for me.
  17. I'm still planning on sticking an RB26 in this so thought a build thread would be a good idea. The first few posts are just copied: Just bought my first Datsun and I'm really happy with it so thought I'd post some photos. I've still got loads to learn about these cars so I'm sure this forum will be a huge help. 1979 Datsun 260Z Shes in great condition, only 28480 miles on her when I bought it although its not far of 29k now. She was built in 1978 but only first registered in 1979 and going by the chassis number she was one of the the last to be imported from Japan to the UK. Theres few photos with my Civic in them also, shes a 1991 Civic running a 243hp B20. It drives beautifully, its had new bushes all round and with the low miles on the chassis it still feels really tight so its a joy to drive. I have real big plans for her involving seam welding, cageing, hugely uprated suspension and brakes and an engine swap, I like the idea of a V10 because I love them but failing that I'd like an RB26DETT. For now though the first mods will be: Paint the brake calipers and drums Polish up the lips on the wheels Give the engine bay a good clean Clean out the carbs Do something with the rocker cover Give her a full detail, I've already done the inside but the outside still needs done After that lot I'll be fitting a bigger better airdam and a rear spoiler follwed by a good coilover setup with adjustable camber plates welded in as shes definitly too high at the moment. Then I'll have to fit the arch flares before I can fit my new wheels other wise they won't fit. Photos Sorry for the amount but I couldn't decide which to put up.
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    78 RB26 260Z

    Then this happened. Someone old lady pulled out in front of me in a 60mph limit, I had no chance of stopping in time. Then she claimed it was my fault later on, I didn't want to loose my no claims and wanted the car repaired properly so I took her to court and Won of course, but it took over a year since the accident. Its not that bad but still is about £10,000 of damage, the airdam, bumper, bonnet, headlight bucket, headlight case, headlight, headlight cover, wing, indicator front, indicator side, grill, diffuser plate and two wheels where they touched the kerb are all damaged, as is part of the inner panel meaning the engine will have to be removed to straighten and repair. So, the car hasn't been on the road in over a year, between breaking my fibula and tibia wakeboarding to getting my first house and my Job commitments I just haven't had time. In good news however I bought my first house, and it has the all important triple garage, so I now have somewhere to store and work on my cars. That was the main reason for going with this house tbh, petrol head prioritys. The garage isn't much inside at the moment, but I have big plans for it, once the Datsun is sorted again it will be my next project before I can start another car project. Plan to extend the two right side bays longer to allow room for cabinets and benches with room to work on a car all round while it is on a scissor lift which will be recessed into the floor. Walls will be painted, floor will be tiled, insulation added to the roof, the two left bays will get a loft for storage and I'll fit flat led lighting panels recessed into the ceiling throughout. Got most of the parts needed to fix the Datsun now, I decided I would try and cut some weight So I got Marugen Shoukai FRP wings, amazing quality and only weigh 2.15kg each. I wanted a carbon fibre Bonnet, but nearly all available are actually fibreglass with a cosmetic skin of carbon. I wanted full dry carbon. Only two options I could see were Topstage Composites and Restored.JP. I went for the restored one, it weighs 5.7kg. Inside will stay carbon, topside will be body colour. Skillard full length grill I decided recently that I would go all out, so the whole car is going back to bare metal, only rust is a few spots in the floor plans, this will be repaired along with some more seam welding in the rear, some minor mods in the engine bay and I will be extending the frame rails to join the rear sub-frame. Currently trying to decide if I want to add a half cage or not. Stripping in progress. The sound deadening was a pain to remove, even with dry ice. I plan to re make the interior wiring while building her up again. Work should be commencing when I am on leave in July. So can't wait to drive her again. My sump needs better baffling and the flange isn't flat so I plan to either start from scratch or cut off the flange and re make the current one with a new flange, wings and an improved trap door setup. This will be done while the engine is out the car for the body work. Got some RB26 flanges ready to go.
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    78 RB26 260Z

    Some random Photos: Some interior shots courtesy of Speedhunters: Had a great day driving about with some mates in out jap cars, shooting some video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPQeYRkjYU
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    78 RB26 260Z

    Just a few updates since I've not added anything here in a while. My Custom Blueprint, ordered this in A3 size but it was so nice I had to order another in size A2, good news is I can now have one in my hall and one in my Garage. Plan to get one for my Civic also so I can have them on the garage wall behind where the cars live. Changed some rubbers Overflow tank fits perfectly: Received some lovely parts from T3: Unfortunately the hubs won't fit without spacers Fitted them to find they leave the disc sitting about 8mm further out than the stock hubs so I had to remove them again. T3 have now sent me a spacer which should leave the discs sitting correctly. Not sure if I will use them yet though as its seems that almost no wheels will fit them without a spacer, does anybody know if they will fit Watanabes? T3 sent the spacers to me, I had asked for new bearings also because I had to fit the first new set back into my old hubs, I had expected to pay for these but they sent everything for free, I'm always happy with their customer service, top quality parts and great customer service. Working on a carbon fibre splitter Got myself a VBOX, yet to try it out properly but will post results once I have. I decided my washer bottle was letting my bay down, so I decided to have a nicer one made to my specs: It wasn't cheap but its a work of engineering art and respect of the skill levels required to make it: Upgraded my carbon wrapped taillight panels to real ones, didn't want the shiny look so went for satin finish. They look good but the mounting tabs for the lights are really really weak and half broke off so I am thinking I am planning to real carbon skin my stock ones if I can't repair the tabs with some Sikaflex.
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    V10 240Z build on YouTube

    I hope it fits, this way my first choice for an engine for my S30, but I figured I wouldn't have had the money for the fab work or the time to be able to carry it out so I went for the RB26 instead. I doubt it given that he seems to love the engine he is not going to ruin it by turbocharging it, plus 1000hp in an S30 isn't really useable like a 550hp NA S85 would be.
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    240z RB26 Track Spec Build

    Well make sure you get every single last minuscule grain of rust or you will find it reappearing after only a couple of years, then you have to do a lot of hard work all over again. Thats why I like blasting, I get it cleaned and in primer within a day of being blasted maximum.
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    240z RB26 Track Spec Build

    Why don't you get it media blasted? Bet way to make sure all the rust is gone.
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    Refinishing small parts

    I get all small parts sandblasted, then I prime them and paint them with a durable chassis black paint, I prefer this to powder-coating and its easy to do.