with a roar heard clear across the atlantic.....
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:20 AM
After a long swim, he crawls ashore amongst the awesomely powerful australian breakers and quietly takes a seat......but not before showing his ride.
Infiniti M30 #1
L28et with built 3n71b and 3.54 R200, nistune....etc.
Infiniti M30 #2 is soon to arrive at "casa de cojones" where it will either receive a LD28 or a turbo conversion on the factory VG30 lump........or maybe a VH45de V8.
Former car is a 1984 nissan maxima with turbo and R200 swap.
Possibly a 1975 280z will be joining the two M30s.
I hope to acquire parts only available in australia as well as provide parts that are only available in USDM......but I don't regularly sell stuff.........just hoarding at the moment but it never hurts to ask.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:02 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:31 PM
After getting nistune, I'm kind of happy with what your country is doing for the classic nissan brand.
I've been getting away from Z cars for a while but still carrying on the L engine love by putting them into any rear wheel drive nissan I can find.
They are now getting old enough that you can find things you couldn't find 5 years ago so it might be time to revisit the S30 and S130.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:16 PM
Sounds like the beginning of the mass exodus from hybridz?
The first rumblings of the American invasion...
Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:31 PM
Infiniti #2 looks like a Oz market Bluebird from the front doors back.. But with a real US looking front. Should go well with some forced induction.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:11 PM
Howler - welcome!
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 20 April 2015 - 01:21 AM
Best to make up your own and I believe some Nissan pickup/patrol/maxima (vg30e) harnessing is pin compatible with each other and relatively common.
This gets you a better engine management system and I believe you can use the M30 ecu with those harnesses as long as you make sure each injector has it's own leads from ecu to injector (M30 is sequential fire while the others mentioned are batch).
They can be grafted into a car as easily as the 280zx stuff or 300zx stuff and will run off the 280zx turbo distributor if you swap over the slotted disc from a vg30e car.
Had two M30s for a bit but had no place to put the grey one so it got sold to a guy who trucked it to California.
Sad to see one with sweet body and perfect interior get away.
Was able to run it on the space shuttle landing runway and it did 138 in the standing mile.........taller tires than zed with 3.54.
Last time I took it to the strip, it managed 14.6 with stock l28et boost.
Ran about half as fast as the other cars we brought.
I only got it on the runway because I was using it to bring supplies and setting up the tag/heuer timing equipment.
Shuttle astronaut's sport ride in background in front of the now gone "de-mating" rig which mates and de-mates the shuttle from the back of the 747 for transport.
Pic of R200 swapped into the grey 1984 maxima from the first post.........factory with L24e but I simply bolted on turbo intake/injectors/j-pipe/exhaust manifold and made a custom downpipe because all the stock Nissan T3 downpipes ran into the steering shaft.
I used stock S12 (200sx turbo US model with IRS and CA18ET) diff. mount and S130 cv type axle shafts which bolted straight onto the flanges.
Posted 20 April 2015 - 01:34 AM
The secret is 15 dollar chevy truck steelies in 15x8.......but I did take 8mm off inside lip on one fender to clear them.........not sure why I didn't need it on the other but this is a body on frame type car.
VR-4 was acquired completely taken apart in boxes.........removed the twin 16gs and fitted the stock stuff back on......except for the wheels..........sold it.
Hated working on it.
In a new house that has an enclosed garage so expect action now that I have a proper facility to work on stuff.
Next up for the M30 is Z31 stub axles and front hubs so I can fit the 1988 SS edition 300zx wheels (pictured below on a z31) to the M30 and the larger Z32 front brakes.
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