Tripz 1977 260z 2+2
Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:16 PM
The history that I know of the car is that it was restored in the early 90's by the person I purchased the car off. Now he live in WA but then moved the Cairns where he ran the car on WA rego until it ran out and then it just ended up in a shed. He has now moved back to WA and I got the car from Cairns and its now ready to be restored again but there is some parts on the car that are still good (eg the carpet).
Basic out line of my plans are:
Exterior: High gloss metallic black, Polish all the stainless and chrome up. Re-chrome the bumpers (they are currently matched to the body colour), Headlight covers, clear lights which will be tinted with Crystalite (ADR approved headlight tint), HID's from zcarparts, Flares, Wide wheels to fill the flares, New badges all round including fairlady badges instead of the 260z ones, Fender mirrors (thanks Fairlady Z).
Interior: Black with red stitching, Will try and restore the wood and chrome plating as well. Hopefully will get a wood steering wheel from Fairlady Z as well
Engine: Hopefully a stroked L28 (3.1L) with triple carbs. I already have triple 40mm Dellortos with a redline manifold, The seller thought they were 45mm but when I checked today they have DHLA 40 on them.
Suspension and Brakes: Well it will be the usual brake swaps with discs all round and some form of coilovers.
I will be getting a list of parts I need as I strip her down so I will be sure to be hitting up a few members looking for stuff. Car looks like it had AC fitted to it as well.
Found my old image shack account so thought I would get pictures up on there so I can add larger images and not be limited to 4 per post.
The box with the Triple 40mm Dellorto's
View through the hatch
Rear seats aren't too bad but will still get retrimmed.
The worse of the body damage, Nose cone needs some repairs too. There is rust in other areas but I find rust easier then beating out panels.
The carpets in pretty good condition. A shampoo and they should come up like new.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:10 AM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:48 PM
260Z Exterior Parts List
Flares (top stage)
432 Spoiler (top stage)
Fairlady Z badges (x3)
Z bonnet badge
Clear lights all round (Jason at Klearz.com)
Windscreen stainless trim
Hatch stainless trim (both top corners, passenger side L piece)
Bonnet inspection panel (drivers side)
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:25 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:39 PM
In regards to Scarlett wanting to drive the car I guess I will have to do a really good job hiding the kill switch.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:49 PM
FWIW the 40mm Dellortos won't flow enough air for even a hot L28 - let alone a 3.1ltr.
It'll make around 240hp & then fall over.
Get yourself some decent 45mm carbs - you wont regret it
Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:57 PM
I bought the flares off him for my car, they were pretty much bolt on 100% perfect.
Well worth having a look at...
Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:35 PM
Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:53 PM
Decided against the l28 stroke build and now looking at .20 oversized l24 flat top pistons into the l26 with the cam and hopefully the 40mm carbs will be enough and just rebuild the L26 to get it fresh
Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:50 AM
i may have some parts lot cheaper if you want to save a bit ie flares and rear wing second hand though besides flares are new. PM me for details.
also found those inspection lids if you want them.
Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:16 PM
I am finding so much stuff I want on ebay in the US but why did the Australian dollar have to take a turn for the worse.
Also got the accelerator pedal/linkage working today as it was seized up. I am thinking of going the cable route but I love the look of the hard linkage.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:25 AM
Wood steering wheel. Not to bad shape
Rear Window Shade. Needs some repairs but all mounts are there but 1.
Some service manuals. I do have the big red book to.
Center console. Needs some repairs so will get the fibreglass out on it.
74 deg works cam
Roll master adjustable cam gear.
Trumpets for the triple carbs.
Windscreen and Hatch stainless trim. Top piece is before cleaning up. Only been polished by hand so far so should come out great when the buffer gets used.
Will try photograph the other stuff I picked up tomorrow or during the week.
Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:30 PM
Some random new old stock like ignition leads, l28 and l26 dizzy cap and rotor buttons and some other stuff.
Gear stick boot N.O.S as well
Window winder locking clips N.O.S
Door locks and the base as well that goes into the door card N.O.S
Zed finally in the air
Pulled the guard off to check it out as it will be going to panel beaters
Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:18 AM
Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:30 PM
ZG Flairs from trusty Johnny (Fairlady Z)
432 Spoiler from Johnny as well. Needs some mods to fit the 2+2 right.
Box of random parts. The console piece was in better condition then mine so grabbed it.
NOS Nose Cones (Taiwanese I think) plus the wood steering wheel I got from Martin (Wildy55)
Ebay find, Great condition bonnet vents as one mounting screw was broken on one of mine.
Front vent/ducts as my car was missing them and had the section welded up I will be taking the cutters to it and refitting these.
Fuel Splash Flap for a 240z so no good to me right now (The dream is to get a 240z) so will have the order the late model 260z (or 280z in the states) from Black Dragon when I save enough for a decent order.
Some light reading material
Complete 280zx upgrade package for the 240z (sure not much difference for the 260z) being sent up by Martin. More detailed photos when it gets here.
Got the wiper arms sent up from Johnny ages ago (with the flairs and spoiler) and finally got around to stripping the paint and started to polish them up. Will get alot more done to them before they make it onto the car as there is some light scratches on one and will dip the whole things into paint stripper to remove all the paint from the back as well but they came up alright so far. Also got the wiper blades from All Z Parts.
After much thought I have decided on the Work Meister CR-01 in 15x9 -16 for the front and 15x10 -28 on the rear. I just hope they will clear the brakes (want to run Hilux on the front). So money being saved for those and the coilover setup.
Almost forgot to add, Hopefully next week will have a NOS 2+2 center console plus a 2nd hand straight drivers side guard (couldn't afford the $500 for brand new). 2 Weeks time the custom lenses should be done as well then will have to be shipped from canada.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:07 PM
Even if you lose 15mm dish by going with the big caliper face It's not like you are going to be short of dish anyway
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