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Guess I should start with a little introduction and then a couple pictures of my latest project (which is going to be one hell of an undertaking) so any advise on location of parts would be most welcome? I am very new to the world of the Z car. Not however new to CARS......... My father "John Chatham" has been in the restoration classic car business 50 years, and was a works race driver for Austin Healey in the 60's. He raced his whole career up until the mid 90's and now likes to watch me and my brother batter the race car round the track. So facilities and experience to undertake this kind of monster build, we have! The car in question is a 1978 Datsun 260z. Fitted with (reportedly) one of the most accurate Ferrari 250 GTO kits ever produced. The kit was so good Ferrari walked in one day, bought everything (tools, Moulds) and then smashed it all, in front of everyone. The man that till a week ago owned the car for the last 25 years had it dry stored until 2006. This is where for some godly unknown reason he saw fit to leave it outside!!!!!!!!!!!!! It now needs a lot of work!!!! And here is where my part of the story must begin. Hope you guys enjoy the ride and please help out if you have contacts in the panel/parts trade or know where is best to go? LOTS OF WELDING NEEDED HERE!!!
So this past weekend we had a dyno day here in NW Arkansas so I had a chance to get my Z on the dyno and do a little tuning. My setup consists of a 98 LS1/T56 with 799 milled .035 for around 11.5:1 compression. My own custom built longtube headers. Stock LS1 intake, stock cam. Tune that could still use a bit of polishing up, but its decent. Anyways on to the results/pics/videos. Dyno'd saturday morning on a Dynojet. For comparison a 98 Camaro with nothing but headers and a slight tune put down 330/341 torque. Anyways my final results after 4 pulls and a couple tune tweaks were 348rwhp@~5500rpm and 370rwtq@~4500rpm. Tune could still use some tweaking, tried to do some more logging at the track, my launch/1-2 shift were shorting something out or causing my buddies laptop to stop logging, so I was only able to get one log when I just rolled up to 3rd and 4th gear. And on to the track results. My best time of the day ended up being and the video is of that pass: 60ft: 2.0217 330ft: 5.3256 1/8 ET: 7.9681 1/8 MPH: 93.91 1000 ET: 10.2482 1000 MPH: 108.04 1/4 ET: 12.1520 1/4 MPH: 118.33 That poor fox body never stood a chance lol. This is the second time I've gone to the track on the same axles, normally I break them on a daily basis, but the one thats in there now must be made of unubtanium or something! I was shifting hard the last few passes as well, almost WOT shifting 3rd and 4th, launching pretty decent, and was getting lots of wheel hop, and it kept on going. If my local track back home was a 1/4 mile instead of 1000ft I know it would do 11s without changing a thing, I pulled a 10.06 in the 1000ft at my local track, and my MPH is up 2+ from that 10.06 pass. -Will