thedarkie Posted May 28, 2015 Share Posted May 28, 2015 I've been pondering this topic lately for no particular reason... maybe its all the Petrolicious-type youtube stuff I consume on a daily basis, who knows. I've had my 260Z for several years now with a Ford 5.0L (carb'd, with flat tappet cam) and T5 trans. Early on I felt like it might be better with a hotter, more modern engine... perhaps an LSx with EFI, maybe 400-500hp, etc. But as this driving season starts up, I'm falling in love with the car again as it sits- I feel the engine, with all its 'vintageness' (Im copyrighting that one!) really suits the S30. The car makes all the right noises and has all the right smells that I would expect of a 70s sports coupe. I'm liking the carb again and all the nuances it brings to the driving and general ownership experience. In my bubble, the car feels as if it could've left the factory this way in 1974. A couple of extra cylinders, but still very mechanical by nature. I've never driven another Z, stock or otherwise, so I have nothing to compare mine to. Those of you with RB/JZ/LSx/whatever swaps, do you find your Z still has that vintage soul? Does it still feel like you're driving something old? Share your feelings with me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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