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#1530420 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 20 November 2017 - 12:38 AM

Right behind the 720 truck is a Renault "Le Car" gas powered


It has a downdraft Weber. Looks really crusty. I was thinking of pulling until I realized it was seized up solid and is missing one throttle plate up top. Might be good to rebuild for someone. Probably nobody is going to look at the engine compartment of this car but me. :D


Jeff's bro used to have an electric Le Car.


Pro tip: The hood tilts forward, like a 280Z

#1530418 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 20 November 2017 - 12:27 AM

NW Auto Wreckers - Lake Stevens, WA


1984 Datsun 720


5-speed manual, still in there! Engine is still there. Carb was unbolted but left in. Nice tailgate, decent bed.



#1528885 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by Bleach on 13 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

I was going to suggest the VQ35DE as it is fairly cheap in many parts of the country and puts out near 300hp stock... but I'm too late.


Looks like a great starting point! Aside from the various colors, that appears to be a solid car and almost no rust.



What's up with that Ferrari body kit Z-car in the pic?



#1528460 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 10 November 2017 - 09:04 PM

You all ready to cry, Datsuns in the junk yard https://imgur.com/gallery/Gj9Cs


All I see is...

3.9 diff - $

1982-83 Z-car 5-speed - $$$$!


Great parts cars! :D

#1527828 Crashed 620 :(

Posted by Bleach on 08 November 2017 - 09:14 AM

You're in WA ... I would suggest you consider buying Ted's 1979 kingcab parts truck before its too late. It needs a new front end as well, however you'll end up with a fairly nice cab and factory disc brakes.


He is starting to accept offers on parts from this truck. The longer you wait, the more will be missing.



#1527609 Return of the Z - Bleach's 280Z turbo build (1978)

Posted by Bleach on 07 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

In all my efforts with the 280ZX turbo, I never could get the new fuel pump going (by command from the ECU) nor could I see evidence of spark. As the summer came to a close I decided to turn my efforts over to the 1978 280Z that was running...


only now it doesn't run


So again I was faced with a fuel problem but this time there was spark. I remove the pump completely, hooked it up to the battery and it worked fine. Upon further inspection, I saw that the ground wire back by the pump was failing. I fixed the wiring, installed the pump, and the 280Z was back up and running.


After this I wanted to address the problem with the brakes. They work, but there is a lot of travel in the brake pedal before you feel them start to grab. I bled all four corners which pulled out very little air. I do have fresh clean fluid throughout the system now. The problem remains. The pedal goes down half way with almost no resistance and then suddenly the brakes are grabbing hard. Might be air in the master cylinder?


...the days are getting dark and cold... not sure what work I'll get done to it this fall



#1527603 Is it really worth upgrading to rear disc brakes on a 1972 240z

Posted by Bleach on 07 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

Okay! Upgrade the front disc brakes to which kit and Brand?

If you just want one straight forward answer, I'll give you this suggestion as I've done some research on it recently.


calipers: WIDE Toyota calipers. Found on 1989-95 4wd pickup or 4/1989-91 4 Runner. They are marked S12W right on the caliper. They are the same as the earlier Toyota caliper but are wider to fit over a vented rotor as opposed to a more narrow solid rotor.


rotors: 1984-85 300ZX non-turbo stock rotors. Internally vented, still 4-lug, slightly larger diameter and they fit within the Toyota calipers. A spacer is needed between the rotor and the hub to line the rotor up with the caliper correctly. This spacer is available from technotoytuning.com and is a different thickness for 240 and 280 hubs (260s as usual have 240 hubs in the early part of the year and 280 hubs in the latter part). This is a substantial upgrade from the solid rotor 4 piston caliper upgrade because the vented rotor can shed a lot more heat than the solid rotor. 


With that spacer, rotor, and caliper, this will be a bolt-on affair.


Calipers: $30-50 pair used from wrecking yard plus cost of new seals and pads. $100-200 fully loaded and rebuilt from online parts retailer. Try Rockauto.com if you don't know about them yet.

Rotors: $90 a pair new.

Spacers: $95 pair


Some 14" wheels will fit. Almost all 15" or larger wheels fit fine over these.


spacers: https://technotoytun...iper-conversion

have money to burn? : https://technotoytun...ubs-datsun-240z






#1527351 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 05 November 2017 - 11:21 PM

:D you mistakenly listed it as a 280Z

#1525944 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 28 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

1980 Datsun Truck
PICK-n-PULL Vancouver
Vancouver, Washington Row: 8
Added: Oct 27, 2017 





1985 Nissan Pickup

PICK-n-PULL Tacoma
Lakewood, Washington Row: 28
Added: Oct 27, 2017 

#1525739 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 27 October 2017 - 08:16 AM

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#1521552 Datsun parts give away

Posted by Bleach on 05 October 2017 - 06:31 AM

Good to hear! Now I will still get to see you occasionally.

#1519665 Datsun parts give away

Posted by Bleach on 26 September 2017 - 09:11 AM

Learn to internet.com

:D Fixed!

#1518926 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 22 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

1978 280Z - Tumwater, WA




1987 Nissan 300ZX


Pick n Pull - Arlington



#1518436 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Bleach on 20 September 2017 - 10:56 AM

Is that the same Zack we know?


#1517418 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Bleach on 15 September 2017 - 09:31 AM

That dime is swiss cheese, one of our local guys went to see it, guy wouldn't budge on price.