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This is my first Datsun. I traded a 1979 Triumph Spitfire with a Ford 2.6 Cologne motor for it. It’s originally a Nevada car but now it resides here in Utah. When I got the car, the original engine was completely seized and wouldn’t turn over with a 6 foot breaker bar. After spending tons of hours lurking on this forum and reading the Jags That Run book, I finally was able to stuff a Chevy 350 and a TH350 transmission into the car. It has gotten a lot more fun after that. Here are a couple of pictures of the journey. 













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Welcome, and thanks for sharing.  If you're starting with a relatively rust-free shell, you are WAY ahead of the game.  Hope you enjoy the journey, and please continue to post updates as the journey continues.  HybridZ contains a wealth of info; so chances are someone has encountered just about every challenge/issue that you will face along the way....sometimes you need to do some digging to find the answers; but they're usually there somewhere!


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Looks good! Welcome!


Early suggestion: If you plan to truly hybrid your Z, buy yourself a decent MIG welder and practice as much as you can. I wish I had done so earlier. Depending on you plans, you may find yourself buying many components and paying for services you can do yourself. Examples:


1) Rust repair

2) Full exhaust system, from header to tail pipe

3) mounting brackets for all sorts of fun stuff. 

4) Roll cage, or chassis stiffening. If you push the torque on your V8, you may stress the relatively week unibody and start warping it over time. 


Let us know where you want to go from here, and we are more than happy to give you some suggestions!

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