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#21 DreamZproject

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Hey, can i get your opinions guys?

With the 280zx engine, should i be going with the FI or twin carbs?

I know that the FI will be the most economical, but i also know that if i want extra power from it i have to spend a lot of money to get it chipped.
If I were going to do that, id probably consider putting it on E85, but once again, its very expensive. The other consideration is that having a
carby will make the car sound better, but is it significant enough to warrant it as a reason?

Thanks guys!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

With the 280zx engine, should i be going with the FI or twin carbs?
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The other consideration is that having a carby will make the car sound better, but is it significant enough to warrant it as a reason?

Thats pretty much why I took the EFI off mine and have triple carbs  ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

WOOHOOOOO got my sexy looking Z!
unsurprisingly, the paintjob on the body looks pretty shiverty, so i will have to go for a total respray on it (im
going to go with a classic metalic dary grey, any exact suggestions for code of paint?).

BUT!

surprisingly, almost all the parts needed to get a running roadworthy car seem to be there!
This includes a complete brand new set of door and window rubbers that cost $700, 4 alloy rims with tyres
that appear to be roadworthy, 1 (reportedly) working 280zx engine in the car, 1 spare 280z engine and nearly
everything else!

Im pretty psyched about it, so ill get some pictures up within the next couple of days!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

How much did you pay for shipping out of curiosity and who did you use ?

#25 DreamZproject

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:29 AM

very reasonable price of $750 door to door. I'm not sure if this was a mates rates situation, because we have used them once before.
But i am more than happy to give you their number if you're still intertesed?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

RE: Power steering - you should only fit this if you're a girly man and don't want massive biceps :). Honestly I don't see the big deal with power steering in a Z. It's never bothered me and it's only a bit harder parking but if you're a manly man this is no issue.


I have power steering in my V8 ZX and my arm size is fine thanks ....

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

very reasonable price of $750 door to door. I'm not sure if this was a mates rates situation, because we have used them once before.
But i am more than happy to give you their number if you're still intertesed?


Put it in the recommended business section? I'm sure this could help others in future.



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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

I have power steering in my V8 ZX and my arm size is fine thanks ....


No pics, no pro..................        Oh scrap that idea!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

hey.... just checking...
The guy i bought the car off seemed pretty sure that the power steering from a 280zx worked in a 260z...
But from what I've read, its really not possible...
is it possible that i have a 280z steering rack, not a 280zx? (BTW it hasn't been fitted to the car).

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:38 AM

hey.... just checking...
The guy i bought the car off seemed pretty sure that the power steering from a 280zx worked in a 260z...
But from what I've read, its really not possible...
is it possible that i have a 280z steering rack, not a 280zx? (BTW it hasn't been fitted to the car).


Early 280zx uses reciprocal ball , which is not great, but later ones came wth power assisted rack and pinion, which is good or you could adapt a wrx one maybe.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hmmmm so why dont more people use 280zx power steering then?
I still have a feeling that it doesn't work...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

The 280ZX SII rack and pinion power steering is a rear mount rack (sits behind the steering axis of the front wheels). The 260Z has a front mounted rack (sits in front of the steering axis). This means that if you install a 280 ZX rack into a 260Z in the front mount position, when you turn left the car will go right and vice-versa. It is impractical to install a rack in the rear position in a 240/260Z without relocating the steering arms as well. I don't know why you would do that.

There are better options for power steering on S30's.

Cheers

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

hey thanks for that mate! Thats what my understanding was, just wasn't sure.

I'll post some pics of the steering rack that i have and hopefuly it ISN'T a 280zx rack... but im pretty sure it is...
Oh well.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

The cross members are different..............
Meaning an Arizona Z Car cast alloy sump will not fit in a 280ZX either  :-[

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:05 AM

Robbie, it's Alex from Friday's party. Send me a msg on Sunday morning/Saturday night and I'll come around and have a squiz :)

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hey Alex, thanks for showing me your beautiful z the other week. It really gives me something to aspire to!
I have found a few other little rust spots in the car, but ill post in my newly created project journal.

I just realised that i have the old set of window seals from my car, so if there are any of your seals that are leaking
particularly bad you can have these ones. (Although I'm not sure if they'd be any better...)

I'm really not looking to getting the bill for my car to be resprayed... The guy at the body shop said it would be anywhere
from $2000 upwards!

For anyone who is interested, i will be making a project log. http://www.viczcar.c...ic,11066.0.html




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