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#1490627 Return of the Z - Bleach's 280Z & 280ZX turbo build

Posted by Bleach on 22 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

Last weekend I opened up the hood on the turbo Z and began doing some preparation for its first start after sitting for a couple years.

New coil, spark plug wires, spark plugs, oil change, fuel filter. I also put some WD-40 on the rings and spun the engine around by hand a couple times to get it broken loose if it was stuck at all. It seemed to turn freely from the very beginning.

The old spark plugs were not stuck in there so I take it the previous owner took care of the engine and probably changed the oil and sparks plugs somewhat regularly.


Some cat came by looking for attention. Ain't nobody got time for that cat!






I also removed that electric cooling fan for the injectors. (above) It might only be needed if you drive in a very hot climate.








That's it for this week.

#1490619 Planet of the Datsuns POTD - May 21 - north Seattle, 2017

Posted by Bleach on 22 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

Ok, I got the video up for you all. Thanks for hanging out with me. I got a little sunburnt despite my application of sunscreen in the morning.


#1490478 Planet of the Datsuns POTD - May 21 - north Seattle, 2017

Posted by Bleach on 21 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

I wonder if Hainz got there a little early. I tried to arrive before noon but unfortunately I showed up at 12:05pm. I stood up on the hill for a while watching the parking area for Datsuns and the first one I saw was the grey 1200. Soon after, I met the first group at the road maybe around 12:20pm.


The park itself was packed today and did not offer a good selection of parking spaces. We had about 10 cars at the peak of the day with maybe 14 people total.


Hainz, I appreciate you making the effort to come out there today. Sorry we missed you.








#1489889 Planet of the Datsuns POTD - May 21 - north Seattle, 2017

Posted by Bleach on 19 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

  I am bringing a table and plan on cooking a pot of chili on the way up 


Be careful with that big pot of chili.


#1489761 Planet of the Datsuns POTD - May 21 - north Seattle, 2017

Posted by Bleach on 18 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

POTD 2009 - largest turnout in the event's history.

Somewhere around 100 Datsuns showed up. The park ran out of parking spaces mid way through the BBQ.





#1489759 '71 Z with a paint job

Posted by Bleach on 18 May 2017 - 10:27 PM

I had a 1975 280Z that had the parking light circuit continually blowing fuses. I put in a slightly higher amp fuse ... blew that too a few days later. Not good.

So I just re-wired only the running lights and then sold the car later. It was kind of a junky Z.

#1489259 The SX Appeal

Posted by Bleach on 17 May 2017 - 09:21 AM

Those models are so weird looking. I like it. I do want one but on the odd chance one has shown up for sale I wasn't ready to buy.


They look like this old Skyline ... its a Skyline, right?




#1489253 Project Cars - video game

Posted by Bleach on 17 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

Back then I was obsessed with Gran Turismo 5, had the S110 and S110 rally car. 510 rally car, 510 four door, S30, S130Z, Fairlady Roadster.

My Summer Car has an F10 iirc. Perhaps Assetto Corsa has Datsuns, such as rFactor.

Real Racing 3 has the Hakosuka. They just added it in and it was timed to get it for free in the game. It can still be purchased in the game but not until next week i think. 


I have Gran Turismo 5 but haven't played much of it. I should try it out again.


I own Gran Turismo 1 through 5

Need for Speed Underground, 1 & 2, Carbon, Most Wanted, Prostreet, Hot Pursuit

Burnout 3, Street Racing Syndicate, Auto Modellista, Ford Racing 2, Ridge Racer V

Project Cars, Dirt 3, Mario Kart 8  B)


...and probably more for PS2. My PS2 collection is massive.

#1488913 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 16 May 2017 - 07:16 AM

It's time for Bleach's Nationwide Z-car Wrecking Yard Report!

Wrench-A-Part, Austin, TX
May 3
1980 280ZX
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Pick n Pull (Dallas south central)

Dallas, TX

1982 280zx





Belton, TX

1981 280zx




Pick n Pull

Little Rock, Arkansas

In yard Feb 3 (long time ago)




There's a couple Z31 around but probably not worth mentioning.

#1488870 1978 620 King Cab 4X4

Posted by Bleach on 15 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

ya, great views. Looks like Washington! :)


Muddy dog

#1488644 Planet of the Datsuns POTD - May 21 - north Seattle, 2017

Posted by Bleach on 15 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

I hope you guys can still make it out to POTD. One week to go. The meet is THIS sunday


May 21st.

#1488641 Return of the Z - Bleach's 280Z & 280ZX turbo build

Posted by Bleach on 15 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

Summer of 2016, purchased a 280ZX turbo "parts car" sight unseen and had the car put in storage down in southern Oregon. I picked it up on December 31st and put it in storage closer to home.


May 2017, bought a 280Z in Eastern Washington and brought it home.


The ultimate goal is to have the 280Z running the L28 turbo along with some other body and suspension modifications. LED headlights, 240Z bumpers, wide wheels, lowered 2 inches, 4-wheels disc brakes. For the moment I'm limited on my workspace so I may get the 280ZX turbo running and drive it around. During this time I can tinker on the 280Z and maybe do some brakes and suspension work.


You might see the 280ZX at a Datsun meet sooner than the 280Z. For now, the 280Z runs fine...


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This may be a slow process but please be patient with me.


280Z looks completely stock front to back. L28 with all emissions crap. Nice quiet exhaust. 5-speed manual with sloppy shifter. Spare tire, Nissan scissor jack, can 'o air. Brakes feel ok but the previous owner admitted there may be something up with the rear drums. All four shocks are worn and the car bounces a lot.

Thanks goes out to UberKevin for stopping by to see this 280Z and doing a great pre-buyers inspection.


280ZX turbo is basically stock as well. It was hit in the rear corner and then parked. Doesn't run now but only because it sat for a couple years. In theory it shouldn't have anything really wrong with it. Needs a tune-up, new oil, and fresh gas I'm hoping. Being a 1981 turbo, it has the automatic transmission.


Continual thanks to Ted for helping me with both these cars.

#1488633 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 15 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

Bleach: i want the SR20


Sure thing. I'll go pull it, but I will only trade for an RB25DET

#1488578 Ricer Sightings

Posted by Bleach on 14 May 2017 - 11:44 PM

Bore 86, Stroke 86? Should have just called it the BS86

#1488576 CANBY 2017 IT WILL BEE

Posted by Bleach on 14 May 2017 - 11:17 PM

Needs more graffiti :devil:

Needs moar low