The 4 year build 260z LS1
Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:13 PM
Sorry about the time period from the start to now but i have not been able to download the pictures from my phone until now.
like the rest of you doing a ground up build it has been a long journey cutting rust out and and replacing it with new steel. but the progress is so worth it.
Plus grafting motor g/box diff, brakes and other parts from other vehicles keep's you thinking all the way.
I will just post some pictures in the next few posts to show you my progress so far.
hope you enjoy them.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:26 PM
Do you mind if I ask what you've used on the underbody (and why)?
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:28 PM
The one with the black front is just after i made the air inlet holes in the nose bigger to accommodate the 4" cold air intake that you will see later.
The flat tin cut out is that i bent up is to form strengthening brace along the front engine frame rails, these tie into the strut towers and the fire wall to stop any body twist along with the stitch welding that I proformed under the entire cars seams.
Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:36 PM
A few more early photos.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:43 PM
Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:44 AM
Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:59 AM
Who did the exhaust, looks great?
More details please......
Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:22 AM
The motor ls1 5.7
The gear box t56 6 speed
The diff is out of the Holden commodore V8. It was grafted into the original zed cradle by a local engineer and the zed half shafts were joined to the commo cv. All bolt in and NOT relying on any front nose to body mount system. He did a awesome job.
The tail shaft is the commodore unit but shortened about 5 foot.
Braking system is Hylux up front with 300zx rotor and the rear is R31. Check out the thread on brakes and hand brake mods as i have posted some handy tips on how to do this mod.
I am runing a high pressure efi pump with returne lines to the motor from a drop tank that i grafted into the original zed tank to stop any fuel surge issues.
You may have noticed that the front guards have flutes in them, they are from a rare spairs ht hj patch panel. In this photo they are just sitting in there yet to be welded in.
The entire car has been striped to bare metal repaired resealed and then painted. The inside cabin is covered in that heat/sound deadening stuff.
The exhaust system was built buy 240zedau (Mick) he used his system as a template to make mine. His car is a 240z and i have a 260z 2+2 so a few different bits then he shiped them to me in pieces so i could weld them in place for that perfect fit.
As you guys know 1 mod leads to 2 other mods, but all good.
If you want more info please post and I will try to answer any questions.
Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:31 AM
Thought Mick might have had a hand in the exhaust!
Would be great to see some more detail on the diff conversion, particularly how the zed half shafts were joined to the commo cv?
Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:00 PM
Keep up the good work mate,
Posted 07 March 2015 - 10:59 AM
Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:12 PM
Top job Scott, and keep the pics coming. We need the money shot of the mighty LS !
Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:53 PM
Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:01 PM
The Ls is in and runs perfect. Will get some photos out soon.
Posted 08 March 2015 - 03:37 PM
Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:32 PM
Took about 6 hours had to half remove it once installed to fit the headers. Apart from that all good.
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