Tim's White 71' 240Z aka 570Z
Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:54 AM
Build: 71' HS3010567
Engine: LS1 5.7L with a mafless tune, and block hugging headers (4>2>1)
Gearbox: 6 speed manual T56
Diff: R200 LSD 3.45 gears. Z32 CV shafts
Brakes: Z32 fronts and rears
Suspension: Coil over conversion, spring rates and dampner details unknown.
Fuel system: Alloy fuel cell, Carter lift pump, surge tank, Bosch 044 fuel pump, fuel reg.
Plans at this stage is to go over the car and fix up wiring. The dash isn't connected so maybe some aftermarket gauges for speed and revs might be able to get signals from the LS1 pcm. Maybe a new radiator, then there's nothing really stopping me from attending a motokhana. Re-install the interior as it was kind of all thrown in at the last minute. New carpets and vinyl. I've got a new weatherstrip kit from Black Dragon to go on. A rear spoiler. Still lots of things to do but certainly closer to being RWC than my other one. New paint job one day, but I love the white.
Hopefully one day it will look like this.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:10 PM
Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:24 PM
Good score Tim......
QLD legal LS Block, 2/3rds complete, look forward to the end result....
Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:55 AM
A couple of questions if I may;
Does it have the spare tyre well? and
Could you show some photos of how the fuel tank is mounted and the exhaust configuration around the tank?
Also, a photo of the gearbox mount would be appreciated, thanks.
If you want to add a bit of bling there is a mob in Brisbane who sell coil-less mounts rocker covers machined from aluminium billet. I have a set and they look terrific. I am relocating four coils to the area on the inner guards behind the battery (and four on the corresponding driver's side). If you are interested, send me a PM and I'll tell you how much I drove them down on the price.
Oh!... buy yourself a new gear lever but be careful with importing a short shifter, both zed240au and myself got caught with duds.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:04 AM
I'll grab those photos today for you. The wheel well has been removed for the fuel cell but non of it has been approved yet so I'll be looking into the rules a regs for that. The wheel well and original fuel tank did come with the car though if I ever need to put them back in.
I honestly don't mind the coils where they are, but did look into nicer covers and relocating them when I had my Clubsport.
As far as power, I had similar mods in my Clubsport, mafless tune, K&N filter, extractors (4>1) and twin 2.5 exhuast which made 249rwkw. So depending on how healthy this engine is 220-250???
Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:57 PM
Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:16 PM
Not sure how long your paint around the exhaust holes will last, but damn they look nice.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:00 PM
As someone going through this built I can't begin to tell you how much time, effort. thought, trial & error, etc, and expense, has been included with this purchase.
I assume there is a cover where the spare tyre well once was so I wonder if you could take a photo from over the muffler (let it cool first!) of the the fuel tank mounting bracket/s.
Here is the link to fuel tank requirements:
Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:43 AM
I'm not sure about the angle thing regarding the back of the car protecting the cell. I've seen a lot worse than this though. Take note of the ugly drain cap of the appropriate size to drain small birds out of the fuel cell.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:26 PM
I couldn't quite figure out the angle business either. Why would it need to be shaped like the rear of a 747 unless you were doing wheelstands? Apparently it is all to do with 'rear to kerb' parking and not returning to your car to find the gutter flowing with petrol and a row of cars ablaze!
Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:35 PM
As for tacho you can get signal from computer though i found i had to change to newer tacho as signal would not drive old 240z tacho
Water temp and oil pressure gauges i used the datsun senders fitted to ls1 motor
speedo i used cablex speedo drive unit which takes signal from computer and converts it to a speedo drive that spins std speedo
Can use signal from computer to run an electric speedo if your happy to change to newer style gauges
The shifter we got caught with was a hurst knock off made in china very low quality off us ebay
Im using a geninue hurst shifter now quite happy with that
Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:07 PM
The spoiler that came with the car is an interesting one. I don't think I've seen one of these before, or seen them available in Aus anyway. The plates on the white spoiler came with the car.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:14 PM
I am pretty sure this it the standard place that the number plates are mounted.
The spoiler I have on my car has no provision for a number plate.
Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:51 PM
Anyway I drives so I took it out to the drive way today for its first bath. Unfortunently that wasn't much help as it seems to be suffering from a disease caused by sitting in a workshop with people using a grinder in its direction and grinding slag falling onto the paint. Little tiny bits of steel here and there have melted into the paint causing their own little tiny rust circle. I do plan on repainting it but I think it might be bumped up to the top of the list now. Respraying it white would have to be the easiest colour to paint I'm guessing. It will be a good time to align the panels and doors and fix up a few areas. I would also like to restore the rear to a more factory look too. Don't really like the pipes sticking out like that. I have marked beneath them where I want to cut out. I don't know how much is left behind of the rear bumper mounts either so I can install one of those. I have ordered some aerotech flush mount bonnet pins to fix up the dodgey ones is has now, and I'd like to get some 260Z bonnet vents to assist the airflow in the engine bay due to the headers. I may remove them one day and wrap them in that fibreglass wrap, or get them HPC coated but I'm not sure whether that will make much difference. Oh and I have received my sweet gear shifter, complete with the T56 6 speed pattern on the ball.
I went for a very short drive as well today, just down the road 100m or so to turn it around (yeah whatever), and it is much louder under load than I thought it would be. I rolled out of a U turn in 2nd from almost standing still speeds and it pulled like a steam train from no revs so I can imagine how it will go up in the power band
Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:25 PM
Also fixed up some of the fuel lines at the pump which were just hose clamped on and leaking. Got a check valve of the 044 as well to keep the lines full and prevent having the run the pump for a while before starting.
I'll have to take a video of it running to show you how it sounds.
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