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#1 240zness

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

Been driving a series one z for about three years. Bought it for plenty of money , and being somewhat naive ignored rust in the floors, the original un 'rebuilt' engine, extra fuel filter in the car (rusty tank).

Car drove well for about 5-10 min until screens in the bowls clogged. Car was not being driven few oily plugs , is it possible the plug wires were out of order? Had the tank done for reasonable price , including all vent hoses previously deleted. could tell the car was basically given a paint job and put up for sale but i like cars that havnt been torn apart for 40 years.

so pics ? 2011.. found about twelve pics of it on a google search.. same lic plate

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powder coated mags in pretty rough shape , green hood, donor passenger door.. passenger side pretty beat up

car painted around the bages they didnt break off.. through the windsheild cowl, liitle on the window rubber , some rough spots and thin , look like they ran out of paint. doesnt look like they preped the hood well , but they put in work and im no expert

all ive done is work on headlight mounting , tint removal , some interior, and ill get to that
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^2016 blown brake booster

put some mileage on it , drove it hard .. recent blown head gasket (dont want to tell that )

So i do understand mechanic theory pretty well , worked in golf course maint for 5 years, i do not have much garage access.

Called up Classic Datsun Motorsports in Vista.. Les said he do the motor

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'87 IMSA GT2 Champ (80's turbo :w00t:

Alright , I plan on making a thread out of this with pics of my car and me working on it .. heater core , electrical

ill load some oics of floors/ issues with the car ( tomorrow ) as i have it torn apart

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#2 240zness

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:12 PM

Here are some more pics for you guys who are all over this post..

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floors, rust

 

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passenger floor pushed up badly from the bottom

 

rusty harness with melted wire/s

 

blowing out heater

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:09 AM

Looked great until t that for rust. Also I liked the polished mags over the powder coated. Good luck!😁

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 05:46 PM

Thanks man , liked your build.

Polished mags , yes .. some gouges and pits tho, might like them striped and rough

Nothing crazy with wheels(look good with Advans) , thinking steel with original caps when I need tires.. 235s too much grip

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:25 PM

Some work on the interior..
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:28 PM

And the motor..to go in this week


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:38 PM

Great starting point. Love the color!



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:57 PM

Cool Z! That car is far less rusty than mine was when I started with it..... No problem. Great opportunity to learn to weld.

Details on the motor? Looks like a reground camshaft, what are the specs on it?

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

.20 over flat top pistons and a reshaped stock cam. Original motor. I'll get details

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 02:02 PM

Nice engine details. It takes a lot of work to do that. Well done!

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 02:48 PM

Engine looks great! Great attention to detail.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 02:42 PM

Thanks guys.. it cost me as the work was all done by experts not me. I always thought about a turbo L motor swap, but NA L motors sound so good and I'm into originality especially on an early z. But needed a rebuild ( decided on keeping the original numbers together) and was done by a race shop that does it only the right way, meaning nickel plating etc. Valve cover was easier polished than blasted, not a huge chrome fan, but header coating matched.

Had new replacement Hitachis to put on and the shop had a rebuilt 4 speed.

Excited to get it back today :)

Still some temp patching of floors( I plan on keeping on dry roads) and electrical work.. earlier pic of fried harness turned out to be a cooked ground wire that had previously been hooked up to the alternator. But gauges like tach , gas are not working. Hazard switch pretty questionable.

I'll get a few more pics up.. maybe in pics of your Z thread

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:28 PM

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Complete engine , running great

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:36 PM

Looking slick as hell

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

If it runs as good as it looks you're all set!

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:34 PM

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

That's a decent size cam for a street car, I'll bet she pulls pretty good. How does it idle? What make is it?

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:27 PM

Good pull when revved , did stall idling in the first couple ten miles.. good idle

Little diesel when I shut off... so clutch out in first

Cam make , hmmm thought they used orig?

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:35 PM

They may have, Isky and Delta regrind them. The specs look a little like a Compcams grind to me. Just curious.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:52 AM

American Custom Cams , appreciate the interest.

No sarcasm, was unsure about grinding stock part to those specs