Bennys 72' 240Z
Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:16 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting this together... been a very busy boy!!
So this all started way back in 2007?? When dad (rev) got his first 260Z 2+2. I must be honest and say i wasn't convinced when we went to get it, but that bug we all know of bit and it bit real hard!!
So far i have owned a 74' 260Z 2+2 (currently being restored by a friend), a 77' 260Z 2+2 (currently sitting in cranbourne somewhere in a wreckers i think), a 75' 260Z 2 Seater (someone on the forum now owns it and i think restoring it).
This all lead to the car currently sitting in my garage, a 72' 240Z. I found the car on carsales this was the ad-
Classic 240z Datsun project car with lots of expensive parts, but lots of work left to do.
RB20DET (2.0L six cylinder turbo) engine from Nissan Skyline with 5 speed gearbox, which has been dynoed in the car at 260 rear wheel HP.
Heavy duty clutch.
Customised engine mounts that locate engine low and back for better mass distribution.
Original engine management from r32 skyline, with closed-loop cruise for efficiency on separate wiring loom from car's other electrics.
560x300x73mm custom cored aluminium intercooler.
Stainless tig-welded inlet plumbing with large K&N air filter.
Full 3.5" exhaust with removable cat section and custom dump pipe.
Koni shocks - red in rear, yellow in front, shortened for larger 17"/18" wheel setup.
Custom licence plates (24OZT) for sale with car!
Body is rust-free, but paint and panel work needs a redo to be in show condition.
Lots of work remaining to be done on car - not in driveable condition as is. Needs work on brakes to be moving, and much more to be roadworthy.
Plenty of other datsun parts available with car, including L24 engine.
Would be great as a basis for a project car, as plenty has been bought or built, but lots of work and customisation left to do yourself.
Here are some pics-
So i decided that it would be a good base for a project and got it trailered down a week later!!
When i received the car it was basically as described and I was generally happy with the car.
Now the hard task- to decide what the future is for this fairlady...
Heres what ive come up with so far.
Brand new interior(carpets,vinyls,dash) Installed
Aftermarket race seats (OBX Daytona) already acquired
Paint Job (Millenium Jade) have paint but not applied yet
Front Spolier (Urethane Type) Installed
Rear BRE Spoiler not yet acquired
Carbon Fibre Mirrors already acquired
Motor and Drivetrain-
Exhaust System (going for a 2 1/4 system) Installed
L28 (from zzzzed) Installed
240Z 71A "Close Ratio" Gearbox Installed
Exedy HD Clutch Installed
240Z Rebuilt Carbs Installed
New 60AMP alternator Installed
New Coil Installed
Brakes and Wheels-
Wheels (16 x8 Bridgestone Potenza) Installed but not for long/color]
R32 4 Pot Brakes have calipers nothing else yet
280ZX Rear Brakes Installed
Dark Tint not yet acquired
H4 Headlights Carbon Fibre Mirrors already acquired and installed
LED Driving Lights [color=red]yet to make
Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:23 PM
Awaiting its heart!!
Posted 05 November 2010 - 09:36 PM
Started by pulling the seats and all vinyl and carpet found about $16.00 in the process
Then me and my little bro stripped out all of the old rubbish tar deadening
Little bro hard at it
All rust converted
Then Completely POR-15'd
Have also completed sound deadened the car again with a 10mm Foil backed rubber deadening (will post up pics later)
Also reconditioning the console at the moment will post more pics of that later!!
Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:58 PM
You have been a busy little boy.
What's the go with the brass dials in picture 2 of post 2??
What have you sprayed the interior with?
Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:02 PM
it has been brushed with POR-15 Paint supposed to be the best??
Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:09 PM
"I shall call him....... MiniMe"
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:50 AM
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:08 AM
A young guy ditching an rb for an l28??? Unheard of Looking good Benny, looks like a good rig to start with
have to to comply with the law in VIC (on my p's still)
Posted 06 November 2010 - 07:52 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:59 PM
no real reason why it should be there... fingers crossed!! Ive got to sort out the rear drivers drum, i think the wheel cylinder is stuffed!!
Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:49 PM
Ive got to sort out the rear drivers drum, i think the wheel cylinder is stuffed!!
You know you want to
Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:15 PM
is it going to be a automatic or manual zed
Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:19 PM
Unlike Mark, Ben likes his gearbox "Man style"
is it going to be a automatic or manual zed
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