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crazyoctopus last won the day on May 6 2010

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  1. Gah, I wish I would have waited on the purchase of the 4.44
  2. Yeah, but finding one that doesn't cost as much as another diff is proving troublesome. I was hoping that I could possibly reuse some parts, but if that is just what it is then I may be selling my 4.44.
  3. Quick question hoping for a quick answer because i cannot find anything about this through a good deal of searching I have an STI clutch type R180 diff with a 4.44 gear ratio and i'd like to swap in my ratio from the original 1972 Datsun R180 3.364 (possible 3.545, but need to confirm) is this possible without any modification? I am getting really annoyed with my 70mph 3300rpm cruising speed, and the terribly short gear ratio.
  4. Hello, Hello, Hello! Once again I'll be in Austin this year jumping out of my seat and yelling at the automobiles screaming down the track for the race this year. If you are local, or a temporary local from abroad, shoot me a message! Also I'll be posting photos from the race at day's end again so be sure to check http://www.flickr.com/crazyoctopus"
  5. Thanks for all of the love! I have been having too much fun fiddling with the car to post anything about it, but hey... better fiddling with the Z than just fiddling with my thumbs... Last Friday Martin and I made our way down to Yoshifab to pick up the car, and bring her home. Her first meal with her new heart & brain implant (american lard of 91 octane) First Meal by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Her first real drive on the street http://youtu.be/vIGwOcbQPHI Look at her pretty tuckus... Home again, home again by crazyoctopus, on Flickr
  6. Well kidos, it has been two years since I threw sheets to the wind and decided that it would be a good idea to try to put a motor in a car that hadn't been done before. Sure there was quite a bit of frustration, hiccups, vodka, racked knuckles, & dust collecting, but there has not been a single project that I have ever been involved in that put this large of a smile of my face. HONESTY STRIKEOUT, I teared up on the drive back home from the shake down drive yesterday. So without further ado here is the first drive of the 1972 Datsun 240z powered by a volvo b230 8v block with a 16v h
  7. I saw where you were Lazeum, who knows though? you may come to the states and see her on the road... very low chance, but it still exists... Glad to see some ovlov love! For that love I give you some new content, and content of the best of types... Newly rebuilt engine, and moving parts! (sorry for the redirect to my flickr) http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyoctopus/9960132634/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyoctopus/9960131594/ IT MOVES!!!!!! ((ps. These vids were taken with a bad MAF, since then it has been replaced and the engine runs smooth)) To
  8. This may have been a mojor contributor to why the engine sounded like a tactor... #babahabahaha #crackedblockisholy by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Cracked Block is Holy by crazyoctopus, on Flickr and just for good measure... why not... #whoreallywantsthistobeonepiece #meh #itstillran by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Even with those, it still ran. muahahhahahahaha. Lazeum - Than you very much! and super AWESOME! Hopefully soon you will be seeing my lady on the street.
  9. Needless to say yesterday ROYALLY SUCKED, but here is a nice heart warming chug that made my day 1000000 times better http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyoctopus/9720687620/ That is with the bad block, air leaks, MAF placement, and possibly some bad injectors, BUT WHO ******* CARES IT CAN ACTUALLY RUN!!!!!!! YoshiFab is already tearing down the block so now it is only time before it is road worthy. ::sigh of relief::
  10. Update on the car! And sadly it isnt a good one, but before the heartbreak here are a couple shots that I took while I was at the shop on friday... I really really love this slight dump on the tip, so... I took another shot of it. 240z randoms by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Where the battery is mounted. I know that some of you are thinking that I should have kept it where it was, but with all of the extra 0 gauge wire that I would need to run to mount it behind the passenger seat it would negate the savings and the weight offset. 240z randoms by crazyoctopus, on Fl
  11. Mornin' all, Slight update before I head to the shop today to get some more photos and check up on some dimensions for the shifter position. Radiator, intercooler are piped and mounted; new engine mounts and a 19t turbo, eFan from a 740 volvo (used to be from a fiero) Datsun 240z progress by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Datsun 240z progress by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Transmission mounted & 3" pipe all the way back ((who needs a resonator/cat really? My Honda Fit offset the carbon footprint of this car...)) Datsun 240z progress by crazyoctopus, on Flickr
  12. Something happened, something is missing... She moved for the first time in a year. The 240z has been placed in the capable hands of none other than Yoshifab to do all of the finishing touches, and should be on the road yelling down the street within the next couple months. I cannot wait, it has been a long time in the works and am really glad that the driving day for the first volvo powered 240z is in the foreseeable future.
  13. updates will be coming soon I have been slammed with work and life and now that I have all of them in check i'll be getting back to the car, this weekend i'll be doing the simple thing of bolting on the flywheel, clutch, & pressure plate then reinstalling the engine and tranny to start up the wiring of the engine. hopefully by the time that my hydro throwout bearing comes in all i will have to do is pop the tranny out and slide it it to get it on the road again!
  14. A bit of an update... A couple weekends ago I finally got around to rewiring the relays and started testing the whole harness to make sure that everything worked... It did Headlights by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Due to that awesome bust of happiness, and actually getting visual progress, I had a new found rush of working on my car again. As such I worked on my car on Saturday with the hope that I would be able to make a transmission mount as well as see how much I had to cut off of my driveshaft to make it fit. But before any of that could be done we had to get s
  15. Part swapped my MSA 2.5" header back exhaust for an intercooler with a friend of mine GodSpeed super by crazyoctopus, on Flickr Mouth full by crazyoctopus, on Flickr wweeeeeeeee
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