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  1. Nelsonian

    Fuel Tank - 1973 240z

    I have my stock '73 tank out and it has been hot tanked a long while ago as I was going to do custom work cutting and welding on it. It sat foir a long while in storage and had a light layer of rust in it until I bought a bunch of Evaporust and the largest Rubbermade storage container that it would fit in. I plugged all the lines and holes and continuously turned and let it sit for over two weeks, (lot of re-taping effort spent on getting all sides). I got the inside of the tank to shine like new, but instead of coating it with any oil substance I let it dry and was supposed to sell it locally , but the guy flaked out. It now has the thinnest layer of flash rust in it, but another soak of the Evaporust will take it right back off. I stripped the paint off down to bare metal then primered, then painted an amateur job with quality rattle cans. I also have a new fuel filler neck and sending unit from MSA that I am not using as I will be installing a fuel cell.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Yes I'm glad to see you back at it and am looking forward to the cleaned up and completed version. Still very interested in going this route when you are all finished...
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    Absolutely impressive do it yourself project you have there...
  4. I would add in with that Panasport as well, however they only offer the 1pc cast in 16x7".
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    Three question-points about 13b-powered S30s

    One last vid of that 20B swapped S30......
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    Pandem/Rocket Bunny Kit

    I think both kit options offer a simple bolt on option with dzus fasteners or traditional bolts. For me I am trying my hardest to make it as visually smooth and slippery a surface as I can by removing door handles, locks, C pillar vent hole and logo trim and blending the front head light buckets with the fenders and lastly the rear three piece spoiler into the rear quarter panel. The only exception of trimming and removing would be retaining the rain gutters for potentially utilizing surf board racks in-case my intended fuel cell and door cover take up too much of the rear cargo area. I want it to look as if it could have come from the factory very streamlined that way. Neither option is cheap and both will require some finessing but both will allow for wider wheels, grip and some individuality of your car. Good luck either way and let us know what option you end up choosing.
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    Three question-points about 13b-powered S30s

    You could make good power with a 13B turbo in a light weight and small foot print. Some negatives to me would be fuel consumption as opposed to other engine options that would be of the same hp range and lack of torque down low. It would come down to the desired power band.
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    Three question-points about 13b-powered S30s

    Common Snapper in Japan has created a 20B swapped S30. There is also this -
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    Pandem/Rocket Bunny Kit

    I have the front wedge shaped bumper in fiberglass from the Pandem kit that I ordered through Greddy.com. It was not the greatest constructed piece, but I contacted Greddy who also sent my supplied pics to Pandem who made good with a whole new one shipped for free. I was not expecting that nor did I push for that extreme result. The new one was of better build quality, but a little thin on the under side V/wedge area. I have to customize it to fit the rest of another front end wide body kit from Ztrix. I also have a full "Subtle Z" kit from Ztrix.com that increases width 1.5" over stock. Since having the kit blended on to the rear quarter panels, I decided to go wider rear and ordered the "YZ" quarter panels that offer 3" over stock width and allow a 12" wide rim to fit. There was some small fitment work required to get the Subtle Z kit to fit as to be expected with fiberglass and I suspect the new YZ rears will require some as well. John Washington of Ztrix is a stand up guy with very good communication and willingness to do right by you, I can't state that enough.... Here are some pics of my car project with the subtle Z kit, subtle front and rear YZ taped on for a quick visual and lastly the front bumper from the Rocket Bunny kit which will require work to fit my front. Hope some of that helps.....
  10. How about Image wheels that offer multiple width options? http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/
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    Victory Red 240Z.

    Stunning results! Well done....
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    My 240 rb26 build

    More, more, more, we need more video!!!
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    the start of the B.customs Z has begun..2jz 1000hp

    Thank you for your input as I find your first hand experiences as tremendously invaluable info for my 2J build. I am in no way trying to build something with your power goals (550+ high boost on E-85) and am certain I will run the stock intake. It will also save a nice amount of money as most aftermarket intakes are not cheap. Now if I could just make up my mind as to go forged rods and pistons or cleaned up stock bottom end. I have everything else for the top end minus the intended port work. Thanks again....
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    the start of the B.customs Z has begun..2jz 1000hp

    Could you elaborate a little more on this as opposed to an aftermarket option?
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    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Rolling art right there!
  16. Are you in a massive rush to find the spare tire well? I will be cutting out mine from my '73 240z, but it will be a little while. My car was blasted to bare metal and sprayed with Endura epoxy primer.
  17. Oh Yeah, that's definitely car porn! Can't wait to hear this engine roar.
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    72 Kgc10 GTX build tread

    Oh man I can't wait to hear this engine scream.
  19. I had great results with soaking my tank with Evaporust. They now make it in a gel form to fit into tight spaces.
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    Hood Designs

    Originally I was building a pretty stout L28et and had purchased both the drivers side Naca duct and regular passenger side vent from a 280ZX being parted with the intent to weld onto my stock 240Z hood. I had the sellers cut a little extra metal border so that I could retain the factory beveled contour and weld these in to look flush and as if the factory had made it. about half way through plans changed and I sold all my L engine parts and went with a Toyota 2JZGTE which has the turbo and intake on opposing sides. I think the 280ZX style ducted/vented style hood would be beneficial for all L series engines (turbo or NA) allowing cooling air on the drivers side in and at slow to idling speeds venting out hot trapped air on the passenger side. Just my 2 cents worth...
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    This was pretty funny

    That was funny. I stumbled onto his "in depth reviews" when I was looking at old first gen Toyota 4Runner 4x4 videos, such as this one.
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    Use of a torque plate?

    I will be using one when it comes time to have my 2JZ engine built. http://dsportmag.com/the-tech/head-torque-plate-solutions-save-valves-and-improve-efficiency-in-high-power-applications/
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    72 Kgc10 GTX build tread

    I'm looking forward to see this build progress a well.
  24. Nelsonian

    1.2JZ into a 280Z build.

    Thanks Geno, I will have a look at their offerings. It's always good to get first hand experience opinions and advice on tried parts.
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    1.2JZ into a 280Z build.

    Even though I am not at the point of choosing my turbo just yet, I am always keeping an eye out for what works on others builds, Thanks.