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Old 03-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #21
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Oh I agree with you, zx's just are ugly cars. I used to get so bent out of shape when people with 280zx's would call them 280z's. Elitist douche baggy, I know but those cars just bother me so bad. It was like leaving the "II" off when talking about mustang II's.

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^ iirc this guy knows a thing or 2 about a datsun z car
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #22
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^ iirc this guy knows a thing or 2 about a datsun z car
yea, this was Lason's bad ass super turbo Z
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #23
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Awwww I miss that money pit

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #24
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Awwww I miss that money pit

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it looked sick as hell though, got tired of never ending upkeep?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #25
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This thing is gonna be fucking bad!
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #26
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it looked sick as hell though, got tired of never ending upkeep?
No I just built it up from stock to what it was in about 3 years and spent wayyyy too much money and time doing it and got burnt out. The motor let go shortly after the turbo and I was tired of all the money. In hind site I should have thrown a car cover on it and just went about my business but owell.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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Finally made a tiny bit of progress.
Money dried up pretty damn quick which has slowed things, but I'm about to the point where I can make major progress for little cash.

I had an older Lakewood that I wanted to use but it didnt have provisions for a slave cylinder like the one pictured in post #20.
Fabbed up a little bracket and my good buddy MIGed it on for me today.

Motor can now go in soon. I was wanting to get it more complete before I installed it, but my ARP poly locks are too wide to fit my CRANE rockers so I maybe finishing up the motor after it's installed.

Before the motor goes in I need to swap pilot bearings (extended pilot needed for t56)
and basically bolt everything together, re-route some factory fuel/brake lines, grind off the old tranny crossmember from the tunnel.

Ready for paint
(that glob of shit below the fork hole was done by the PO, I have nothing to do with that)
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #28
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That thing should be a blast to drive.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #29
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Those old Z-cars always turn out cool with a V8 swap....this should be a good one.

Call me crazy, but I always wanted to do a swap in one of these....



I drove an 85' for about 4-years as my daily, all through school, and it was a real decent car...especially for that era. Always wondered how one would turn out with just a mild small block in it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #30
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Cool project man! Love the old Zs
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #31
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I just swapped out my old first gen 385/700r4 combo out of my 240Z, just dropped in a LS2 short block with LS3 heads and intake. Going to pick up the 4L80E this evening. My old set would run 9.70's on a 175 shot.

You are going to love it!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #32
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I just swapped out my old first gen 385/700r4 combo out of my 240Z, just dropped in a LS2 short block with LS3 heads and intake. Going to pick up the 4L80E this evening. My old set would run 9.70's on a 175 shot.

You are going to love it!!!
I've seen your purple Z run. Impressive and very streetable small block.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #33
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Flywheel resurfaced, centerforce installed, and finally the t56.
I just really need to buy engine mounts, a mini starter and a t-56 shifter and then I think it's ready to go in.

Looks like the slave set up will work. Only time will tell. I was relieved to get all line and fittings figured out.



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Old 04-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #34
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ill look in the am for that shifter. pretty sure I know exactly where it is
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #35
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Man that would be awesome.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #36
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Someone buy this damn thing before I do.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3714988174.html

The tires do all have air in them and all the lights are on it that i have as well as its got a front air dam too that goes with the car.

For sale is my 1972 Datsun 240z. It's a great project or parts car. I have extra panels for it also. Have more interior plastics as well. It got a great almost no rust chassis underneath. I bought another truck I decided to fix instead.

I started to do a engine swap on it, putting in a ford 302. So it will come with or without the mount kit and the fuel cell.

the tires do all have air in them and it rolls fine i have the title


Or all together a deal of 800.00

I bought another truck instead so just going to sell this one off.

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Old 04-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #37
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Shit, check this one out for $50 less, and in what looks like, a lot better condition

http://waco.craigslist.org/cto/3711463015.html
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:36 PM   #38
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Someone buy this damn thing before I do.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3714988174.html

The tires do all have air in them and all the lights are on it that i have as well as its got a front air dam too that goes with the car.

For sale is my 1972 Datsun 240z. It's a great project or parts car. I have extra panels for it also. Have more interior plastics as well. It got a great almost no rust chassis underneath. I bought another truck I decided to fix instead.

I started to do a engine swap on it, putting in a ford 302. So it will come with or without the mount kit and the fuel cell.

the tires do all have air in them and it rolls fine i have the title


Or all together a deal of 800.00

I bought another truck instead so just going to sell this one off.

Text. 214 282 5362


Datsun ford 302 turbo boost Nissan sr20 Honda mustang t5 swap fuel cell restore parts trade
And also this..

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #39
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I love in about 2 weeks. Need to get this shit back together fast.

It's just sitting in there, my clutch fork is hitting the firewall, so I need to air hammer a littler clearance.
Still need a shifter pretty soon.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #40
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Man I've got a couple stock shifters in one of the cabinets...one of them may be the stock T56 shifter from a D&D trans I bought a number of years back. I'll take a look this evening when I get home and see what I can find.
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