Thought I should kick off a build thread - a restomod of a '73 currently all stock, matching numbers, bit of rust, falling apart interior etc. This will be my first z, and second attempt at a resto - the first getting back on the road, but never quite finished. I hope this is not the case this time! So I'll certainly be looking for some guidance from you experts out there - thanks in advance.
Overall goal is to get a nice street car, a cruiser that maintains the original 70's feel but has a few modcons. Its highly unlikely to ever go on the track or autox. It will be a complete strip down and rebuild.
So here's the rough plan at the moment:
Engine - need input here. I'm keen to keep the matching numbers, which is driving my thinking a bit. Complete rebuild, bore out (how much??), mild cam, EFI. Aim is to get as much reliable power as I can. Not sure it's worth it or just go to an L28. [currently thinking of following Jeff's L24 stroker build, Haltech ECU, sequential]
Drivetrain - CV conversion [WC kit in hand], Quaiffe torsen [Quaife QDF4L in hand], diff and transmission [S14 with modified 71B bellhousing in hand] rebuild
Suspension - lowered king springs or equiv. Sway bars dunno. Strut bars likely. [T3 coilovers & strut bars in hand]
Steering - EPAS going in (I know - "go to the gym blabla") [EZpowersteering in hand, another option planned]
Brakes - vented front conversion [S12+8 vented & 300zx discs in hand], rear disc conversion [S14 calipers, MM adapters, 300zx discs in hand].
Body - add front air dam [Kameari in hand], all locks shaved.
Electricals - rewire all (want to build my own wiring harness for some reason) - [Infinitybox multiplex system]
Interior - mx5 seats (or rebuild originals) [originals rebuilt - currently contemplating BRZ seats], power windows & power locks [SPAL kits in hand], alarm [no longer required with multiplex system], stereo (that works) [retrosound unit in hand], speedhut gauges [installed], aircon [vintage air Gen II in hand].
I'm sure there's more that I'm missing - devil in the detail and all that.
Keen to hear opinions. Its dismantle time only at this stage so its open to change. Can't wait for the build
Edited by skipz, 06 August 2016 - 12:57 PM.