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Dudeboy last won the day on November 21 2011

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  1. The Jegs, Summit or Longacre pushbutton switch panels are easier to connect. Depending on which one you get the panel may or may not be fused. I re-wired my 77 and installed a Longacre pushbutton starter, but i will look in my stuff for my notes before snatch everything out.. Keep in mind if ypu go pushbutton, think about having a kill switch and/or some type hidden security. Second, i swapped in a LS1/4L60E and I ran the neutral safety switch through the pushbutton starter. Someone correct me if I and wrong, you have to wire the clutch pedal switch into start button for stick shift cars. Safety.
  2. JohnG, Good looking car ( It is similar to mines !!!!). But, Rocky Auto in Japan is paying full price and recently buyers from Dubai- middle east are buying the domestic hot-rods. I hope your health improves, but unless you are trying to move it quick hold firm on price. I have received offers for mine between 22-25 thousand and it is not sorted out or painted.
  3. Haniel20, A majority of the LS swaps on this site were done with a combination of Johns Car's kit ( http://brokenkitty.com/) and Jags that Run LS1 swap parts ( http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Datsun-Z-LS1-V8_Order.html). Additionally a few have fabricated there own drive train mounting parts, so it really depends on your expertise, money, tools and time. You can not compare the LS swap to the RB swap, or one kit vs the other. You need too talk to someone driving a finish car that use the CXracing kit. The pictures on the website is not enough, especially without headers and other surrounding parts installed. This is HYBRIDZ, you can go with what we know works or step out of the box and try something new.
  4. TimO, My wife told me one day "do you have to point out every car you see when we go out? " and my wife was being funny when she asked that question.But, I just watch cars when I am out and I enjoy the car culture from Hot-wheels, Tyco Slot cars, and car shows. When speed channel was off the air I was pissed ! Now I watch Velocity channel and some of the other car shows. That underground street racing show on Discovery is a guilty pleasure, and I have family law enforcement. Oddly enough my son has took my athletic genes, but it is my daughter that is taking auto shop this year in high school and loves cars. My daughter likes only old VW's and 1968-1972 anything SS, Chevy and V-8 ! I know I will be back in it for her. The BBC Chevelle I was looking at was for her !
  5. Here is a picture of the wheels and tires just before being removed. Also, the center console is not crack.
  6. These are my thoughts as well.
  7. Nelsonian, It is the Motive Bleeder for import and ford, but I picked up different size master cylinder caps.
  8. I will go back to the garage and take a picture of the console. It did not have any cracks when I removed it and the console wiring is intact. I will clean and take a good look. I have attached a picture of the brake bleeder and the Summit Flaring tool $10.00.
  9. Without a doubt I will always tinker ! I was looking at a Chevelle SS Clone this weekend !!My father has been at it over 60 years and he was my guru on the Z swap so it is not about age, but for me I have been doing this stuff since I was 12 years old (go karts and motorcycles). I will continue to be involved in the car scene because I am Car Crazy, I just want be doing any of the major stuff on my on cars. I am in good physical shape for 50, but my life/world is going in a new great direction and this is a part of my life I want to give up.
  10. No more building cars for me so I have few things for sale. Trying to clean the garage (2) 5 ton jack stands (2) 6 ton jack stands $75.00 Pep Boys Big Red 2 ton folding engine hoist $150.00 Set car dollies $100.00 02 WS6 Long tube headers with o2 bungs $50.00 1977-82? Porsche 930 Turbo rear flares with bumper extensions $100.00 1977 Z center console $25.00 Set of 1977 280z wheels/tires $50.00 I have a fancy Brake bleeder-I will get photo /name and upload $50.00 As I go through the garage I will be adding more to the list, and if you buying something and come to pick that item up and you see something in the garage I overlooked, give me offer. Contact me at dudeboyz@bellsouth.net or pm. I am in Hiram, GA Paypal accepted and local pickup. Thanks
  11. The last four years I have had some highs and lows, but more highs and thankful. But, I come to the realization that I don’t have the time and commitment to keep hot-rodding and tinkering with cars. My Z is like a living entity and through raising children, job layoffs and career transitions I have been able to keep that car craziness thriving. I have just enough energy to finish the last few areas on my car, but I am about to let a good friend who owns a speed/race shop tightened up a few things and get it painted. Too many times I have close to selling out of not having time, and not wanting the car to just sit on jack stands. But, I will never sale my car (my daughter will kill me!); I will do routine maintenance and leave the heavy lifting to my friend. I will be 51 this year and I am in that staged of life where I want to enjoy driving versus building. I am not leaving hybridz, but, it is just time to turn in my builder card. My list of toys from age 16. 1971 Datsun 510 ( Lord forgive me for my street racing! my brother and I put a built 2 liter motor from a Datsun truck in this car with some SSS stuff and had it lowered, BFG and Libre wheels ! Lord forgive me. Funny story my Dad drag race professionally ( found out recently my dad and uncles all were street racing !!) My dad a 1966 Ford Galaxy he was converting back to a street car. He asked my brother and I if he gave us this car would we speed in it ? And we both said YES !! so he sold it. My dad said he did not want to be responsible if we killed ourselves. We did not kill ourselves obviously, but it was too late we were hooked on speed and we knew how to make Datsun’s and Toyota 4 and 6 cylinders go fast. 1972 Chevrolet Impala 400 (All original suck gas like a hoover vacuum) I just could not cut it up to lowride. 1988 Fox Body 5.0 ( I should kept this one who knew!) 1987 Toyota SR5 4x4 ( 35x15 Mickey Thompsons, Rough Country suspension, Alpine system, body-lift,…..paid for college when I sold it) 1976 Datsun Z ( took off fuel injection built motor and Triple webers, Centerlines… sold it when my son was born. 2004 Corvette (Sitting in garage under cover with a battery tender. Wife drives to work 2-3 times spring and summer). Still have it 1977 Datsun 280z LS1/4L60E. Still have it There were a lot of grocery getters and daily drivers in between. I had Jetta 90s’GLI-16V with Recaros and BBS wheels that was a lot fun going from Georgia to Boston. Next either Pantera or Factory Five Cobra built to my specifications, and I am done.
  12. The tires are either Kuhmo Ecsta Xs or Nitto Nto5. I have the Nitto nto5 on my car size 315/35 17 on the back, and 255/40-17 on the front. The Kuhmo comes 315/35-17 and 245/40-17. Not sure about the wheels.
  13. Life got in the way today, no car time. But, was calling all the hot rod and electric gurus I know and apparently my car not shutting off is a combination of a new chassis harness and my CS 130 alternator. I was to add a diode or "idiot light " on the alternator exciter wire #914 for painless and for my harness it is wire #14. I did a search on back feeding alternators and this is a common problem when you upgrade the harness and upgrade to a cs130 alternators. Try get in garage and test it out the theories.
  14. Grog, I have a friend who needs a driver side door and the interior/armrest ? He is willing to pay for packing and shipping.
  15. Gentlemen I am reading what you have posted and looking at manuals and the connections on the car. I have a CS130/144 Alternator with a battery lug and also a pigtail connection. On the connection end of the pigtail there are two male spade connectors. The instructions were to connect the alternator exciter based on two options. 1. 12 volt ignition fused when not using indicator lamp 2. 12 volts ignition fused when using indicator lamp. I use #2 ? When we were doing the wiring I did not have the Autometer volt guage, the stock volt guage was still in dash? Rags, the the exciter wire originates from my fuse panel harness and I agree there is back feed. From the LS1 pcm harness (Speartech) I only had to make connections for gray wire(fuel pump) orange wire(battery), and pink wire (ignition). I am going to test your theory. Rsicard, fuse panel and switch is fused just as you pointed out and the wiring is heavy guage. Could it be as simple removing the connection from #2 to #1 ? Keep them ideas coming, jumping on it first thing in the morning.
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