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bstallion last won the day on February 11 2019

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  1. I couldn't come up with a price so I listed it on eBay as an auction. If anyone is interested just search 1975 Datsun it should be visible.
  2. I'm curious to see what a fair asking price would be on my Z if I had to sell it. I know unless I put more work into it I'd take a huge loss. 1975 Datsun 280z S30 VIN: HLS30202697 ~65,000 Miles Clean Title in Hand 5.7 V8 Automatic Engine: 350 SBC (Mileage Unknown) JTR Swap Kit Holley Street Avengers Carburetor Edelbrock Aluminum Intake Manifold Edelbrock Air Box and 14" Filter Edelbrock Valve Covers (New Gaskets) Summit Racing 3 Row Radiator Stainless Radiator Hose Duralast Battery Electric Fan Thermostat w/ Housing HEI Distributor System MSD Distributor Cap, Rotor, and Plug Wires NGK Spark Plugs Fuel Lines (New w/ Inline Filter) Electric Fuel Pump Skillard Cooling Shield No AC, Heat or Powersteering No Exhaust after Headers Transmission: 700r4 Transmission (Mileage Unknown) B&M Quicksilver R200 Diff 700R4 to R200 Driveshaft Interior: NRG Steering Wheel w/ Hub and "Z" Horn Button SpeedHut Gauges w/ Skillard Adaptors Motorsport Auto Carpet and Floor Mats Z Store Door Sills Skillard Door Handles AP Steering Wheel 21 Circuit EZ Wiring Harness POR-15/ Lizard Skin SC and CI AutoPower Roll Bar (Not Installed) Pioneer Stereo Kenwood 6.5” Front Speakers (Not Installed) JL 6x9” Rear Speakers Exterior: LED Headlights Side Skirts Rear Window Louver (New Seals, Not Installed) 3 Piece Rear Spoiler (New, Not Installed) Xenon 3125 Air Dam Wheels/Brakes: 15” Racing Sprint Wheels Futura GLS Super Sport Tires P235/60R15 Drilled/Slotted Rotors I bought the car already swapped with the 350 sbc. It's not yet a daily driver, still needs some work but took a lot of work to get it where it is now. The interior was stripped and coated with POR-15 and Lizard Skin. As of now I've only driven it in parking lots but it starts, runs, drives, and stops. Everything is there to make it a complete car. The engine is timed correctly. The front brake pads, front calipers, brake cylinder, upper radiator hose, thermostat w/ housing, electric fan switch, battery, distributor cap, rotor, plugs, Skillard heat shield, steering wheel, quicksilver shifter, SpeedHut gauges w/ Skillard adaptors, Skillard door handles, carpet and floor mats, Z Store door sills, wiring harness, audio, LED headlights, Xenon 3125 air dam are all new and replaced the old parts. Known Issues: A few places have minor rust: surface rust near the drivers hood hinge, a spot behind passenger rear wheel, and bubbling on lower doors (I think these would sand out). Drivers door closes but may need a new hinge. Needs new Headlight/Combo Switches. Quik-Mini-25 Hood Pins don't hold the hood down very well. Fuel Level Gauge needs to be calibrated, other gauges work fine. Still To Do: Wire Reverse Switch, Brake Switch, Hazard, Dimmer, Wiper. Install Stereo (Wired) and Speakers (Wired) Install and Wire Accord Wiper Motor (Upgrade from stock, but stock unit is in place). Install Louvers Install 3 Piece Spoiler (only mocked up) Clean Fuel Tank Recover Seats Get Seat Belts Spare Parts: Fuel Tank (Perfect to clean and direct replace the current one) Some Stock Gauges Front and Rear Bumpers Stock Headlights Mirrors Stock Hood Latch and Pull Cable B&M Shifter AP Steering Wheel Interior AC/Heat Components Ceramic Headers Z Store Interior Vinyl Kit
  3. Been at it on the week days after work and the weekends. Got the headlights replaced with some new LED lights, was pretty much a direct replacement from the stock bulbs. Still need a switch so they can work the way they should. Just to do it I replaced the upper radiator hose with a stainless kit, I think it cleans the bay up a little more. I'm been disliking the ratchet shifter that came with the car. I did a lot of research on good auto shifters for the th350 and found the B&M Quicksilver. It is a very nice piece and I'm happy I pulled the trigger on that one. I may get a new console for the car, if I do I'll sink the shifter and put a boot, should look nice that way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3QlcN2oXP8&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3_fAvpZ5SU&t=5s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqQwf8y5v0
  4. The stock hood latch was in the way and doesn’t work with the distributor location, I removed it and replaced it with two mini quik latches. I had another one and used it for my air breather. A friend of mine that had a 350sbc 280z came show my how to time the engine and it was super easy, I can do it on my own now. I wanted to get the headers changed but it wasn’t going to be a direct replacement, I need other exhaust work done anyways so I’ll get this and that done later at the same time. I took the car to a meet for the first time, I have a car hauler now. The local Cabela's held a Cruise In to bring awareness to Suicide Prevention. The entry was donated to the cause, it was a good one. I kind of felt a little out of place having the only Import Car, but it has a sbc, seemed like the majority of the cars there did too. Good Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIuPvW0IMS0&t=7s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMYTlAr6gTc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy-hjPhEp2k&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7fYf1jXqE4&t=112s
  5. With the warm weather I have been enjoying cook outs and car shows/meets with out showing a car. I'm pushing more to change the showing up with no car part. The Z was still having brake issues even after all new pads and calipers. I got a new master cylinder and replaced it and its gotten a lot better but still not good enough. For the first time I had some help with the car. A few new friends help me correct some mistakes still from the previous owner(s). The ignition switch is wired so that I no longer need a toggle switch for the coil. I have a proper bracket for the throttle cable, apparently it was the wrong length before and could have done some real damage to the transmission. I got a good deal on some 350z seats I kind of thought about putting in the car, but I'll put them in my Hardbody instead. I'm bouncing around between 3 projects with this 280z on its way to being a daily driver, my latest project is now a daily driver and been holding up good. I am now able to focus more at finally wrapping this car up. I'm been in need to getting some maintenance done to the car. The oil change had to be one of the hardest I've ever done, the filter would not budge and was in a tight spot. I was able to get a breaker bar in to remove it after a lot of thinking and trying multiple filter wrenches. Valve cover gaskets, plug wires, distributor cap and rotor were easy. I need to get a good timing light and learn how to use it so I can know if the engine is properly timed. I'd like to get that done in the near future.
  6. I had my eye on my air dam for the car that has been sitting up collecting dust for awhile and I'm waiting on other parts so now was a good time to get it on. It was kind of a simple install even for one person. A total of 6 bolts w/ washers and bolts, an 11mm wrench, socket, 5/16 drill bit w/ drill and clamps are request for the job. I mocked the air dam in place and marked where I wanted/needed the holes with a gold sharpie. After I made my marks I drilled the holes, 2 on each side at first. I installed the with the four bolts then after getting it on with those to get the last two. Then that was pretty much it. It fits and looks good and is a big part of having the front complete, even without the bash bar that I'm waiting on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBLdHDD02jE
  7. Thank you, so far so good. My Hardbody took a little more of my time than I expected but I made time for the Z again. My next biggest objective was to finally get the birds nest mess of wires situated near the fuse box and I did just that. It looks much better and cleaner. Since I pulled the calipers off the brakes needed to be bled, the pedal is still kind of soft after a bleeding. I'll change the master cylinder out, I'm pretty sure thats the issue, and if not then I'll know its not and will have a new part. I used the battery for the Hardbody being it didn't come with one but now it has its own. I put the battery back in and put a fuse on the power wire that goes to the ignition for extra protection. I also put a circuit breaker on the negative side to make things more convenient. Part of wrapping up all this wiring is installing the stereo and speakers. I got some harnesses from for a 350z to use as my "factory" harness with Nissan pigtails for the stereo side, I didn't want to hard wire the stereo in. Update on the Hardbody:
  8. Last time I only mocked the gauges up in the dash, now they are actually installed properly and wired. I took the time to clean the dash and cap while I was prewiring the gauges. After the gauges were in placed I used some black permatex and clamps to secure the cap to the dash. It went back in easily and I plugged the gauges to the harness. I turned the key and they came on, started the car up and they work. I need to put the panel light wire to the fuse box for the lights to work. In between I had to get some yard work done, been putting a lot of effort into that, better now before it gets too hot. I also picked up a Nissan D21 Pick Up, all it cost me was the U-Haul rental. I plan on using that as a daily driver alone with the Z, I'll save the FD for special occasions. That's it for now.
  9. Getting the gauges in was next on my list but before I got to that I changed out a seized caliper with a new one and fresh pads w/ hardware, I did one side a few months ago while I had the wheel off. While this wheel was off I routed the cable for the shifter since the car was jacked up. So brakes are new and shifter is hooked up. I pulled the dash out to removed the factory gauges, I figured this way would be much easier vs trying to work in tight spaces. The Speedhut Gauges slide right into the stock housings and I have brackets to keep them in place. I have 2-1/16 gauges for oil temp, oil pressure, and water temp for the 3 smaller gauge pods. I mounted these inside the factory housings also but I had no special brackets for these, I was able to modify them without needing brackets somewhat. All the gauges slipped right in to place and are ready to be wired up. The fuel level is with the speedometer and I have a volt gauge I'll mount on the pillar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKfWObWPj8
  10. It was power to the distributor, the coil pos in the ez harness, the ignition switch is partly faulty. I drew up a diagram to follow on the ignition based off of some other diagrams posted on line. Picked up a multi meter and all my wires were getting power but the car would only now start for a split second. I felt soooo close to getting it running. Every time I found some new info I'd go try it out, even if it was midnight, I was determined. I remembered that when I got the car it had a toggle switch on and required a push start to start, turning the key did not start the car before I removed the junk wiring. So with that I wire it with push start and toggle, toggle being for the coil pos to get power when the toggle switch was on, and it fired right up. I was very happy to hear it run again. I ditched the old used connector I had for the ignition switch and replaced with a new oem style connector and kept the toggle switch to power the coil. It can be hidden and used as an extra theft/security feature. I took a break and went to a local car show/drag event. Got a video below of the test runs, has an FC and FD run. I moved on to the headlight and signal wiring, I used a 6 prong and 4 prong connector for the combo switches, and they work. The muffler sticks out way too far since I removed the bulky stock bumper and I'm been needing the shorten it. When I got under to take a look I noticed a large hole in the muffler so I just cut the thing off. I have two good mufflers that I can use to replace the removed. Next I'll work on completing the dash wiring and get this Z ready to drive. This is a huge milestone for me, I'm not electrical or mechanical savvy and I got this car to run from having no wiring, plus the lights work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--3i9mrUOpU&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LoMd8n2E3A
  11. Do I have the ignition switch labeled correctly for a '75 280z? I have a 350sbc and installing an E-Z wiring harness.
  12. Since I created a logo and had some heat transfer vinyl I tested it out on an old dry fit shirt and the test was successful. I grouped the wires required for the ignition switch and put them in a 6 slot connector, there is a total of five wires to go to the ignition switch. The ignition switch now has power, I thought the engine would start right up but I was wrong. I figured maybe the battery was weak since its been sitting for a few months, I put it on a charge but the engine still wouldn't start, just turns over. While the battery charged I mounted the shifter. The fuel pump primes and pushes fuel and I put fresh plugs in and still not starting, I also tried starting fluid. I'll try to figure out what the problem is, I'm a little disappointed, I wanted to have it ready for a car show next weekend. I mention in the video that coil pos is top left but its top right, the car is briefly starting, I'm so close to having it running. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF8iJBNfBaY
  13. I found where the HEI pigtail went and spliced it into the harness which was tach and coil pos, got passed that wall I was stuck behind. Worked on wiring the fan switch, this was a little bit of a project on its own. The diagram included didn't match the instructions on the back side of it but figured it out. I didn't originally plan to have one or I would have ran the fan wire through the passenger side, all good though. The E-Z manual had no instructions on how to wire the starter so I referenced the Painless manual and asked around, just needed to put the Ignition Switch Start (Purple) to the prong on the right side of the solenoid and the red was optional to the starter power or battery, I went to the battery. Circled back around to putting the fuel hoses on the tank and deleted the Evap Tank. I'll probably clean up a few wires on the pump and sending unit another time, while I was under the car I saw that they were also as messy as the rest of the car originally was. Overall I could have planned better but very happy with everything so far. I looked at the before and after of the engine bay and it is sooo much better now and I won't have to be scare of something setting fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozU-nQx-Yo&t=2s
  14. Moved on to the front of the car, mainly the lights and horns. Will be deleting the side markers in the future so I didn't bother splicing them in the loom. I couldn't run wires directly to the turn signals, they have to be spliced and aren't pretty but you won't be able to see it from an airplane. After cutting wires to length and attached connectors I wrapped the front section, but I'm not a rapper. The alternator is wired, the starter needs to be finished, I need to find out how an HEI Distributor system works to finish that. The battery is in place and just need a few more wires added to it, its coming along, it takes me hours of planning and research just to get a few minutes of work done, sadly. Next time I'll finish up under the hood and connect my fuel hose since it came in. The plan after that is to knock out the dash then move on to installing the rest of the interior, Sooooooooo CLOSE. Then of course there are things like paint, coating the wheel wells, 5 lug swap, manual swap, so much to do, but that can be done while the car is drive able. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPjo87d1Pz0&t=17s
  15. I was supposed to get the fuel hoses done, I ordered 5/8" and was sent 1/4" so I'm put off another week from finishing my fuel system. Still have plenty to do so next on the plan was to get the wiring done. This week I was able to get the rear section done. This is the first time I ever rewire a car and I think I'm doing pretty good from the condition the wiring was in before. I reused the old connectors with new terminals where I could instead of splicing new wires with old wires. It doesn't seem like a lot but it took a lot of time to research and plan what wires from the EZ harness goes into factory locations. Next week I'll have the front finished then may need help from a buddy to do the ignition and dash. I'm just saying, if I ever get rid of this car the next person will get a deal, the interior has been stripped, POR-15'd and Lizard Skin'd, new wiring and new interior ready to go in. And that's just a start. Video below, Subscribe if you don't mind. I'm working at getting better at making them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQTnTDAq1U8&t=9s
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