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  1. 260DET

    Show us your......man cave.

    Too good for rusty old datsuns, eurotrash only LOL
  2. 260DET

    Classic car bubble

    944's crack between the front of the sunroof to the top corner of the windscreen, T top Datsuns don't, Japanese engineering > German engineering.
  3. 260DET

    Classic car bubble

    Nah, current model 750hp Corvette would do me, they actually do handle and brake now and by all reports are a blast to drive round corners.
  4. 260DET

    Classic car bubble

    Don't get me started on Nissan and their failure to capitalise on the success of the S30, particularly their failure to offer a premium performance version and circuit racing support of each model. The 370Z is just a continuing example of that failure, always behind in performance, even their NISMO attempt is nothing much. In the US there is premium support for Zed prices in the form of various historic race cars that bring good money, nothing like that here because Nissan never laid the groundwork. Oh and as well as certain GTR's bringing good money here apparently good S chassis cars are doing well too.
  5. 260DET

    The Z31 Project - Race Car

    All sorts of things happening, have started work on the interior electrics and the dash but the most photogenic part at the moment is the radiator and surrounds. The top front X piece, which would be the radiator support on most cars, was gapped to make engine removal easier. Original radiator was in front of that at a steep angle but that was not practical here. Besides the PWR radiator out of the 280ZX was known to keep the engine cool so it was mounted at a slight angle in the gap which was closed with a removable bar for structural integrity purposes and to mount two brackets which locate the top of the radiator. One part doing two jobs, I like. In the top pic the Accusump is located at the lower right beside the radiator and the two coolers are below, the blue one is for the transmission. Not a lot of space around the radiator and it's electric fan but so far so good, it's all looking quite tidy. For a race car.
  6. 260DET

    Show us your......man cave.

    Why would you sell that big place, collapsed ponzi, divorce????
  7. 260DET

    TEKNO NIGHT

    Did you book the 260 in Aub to get the TEKNO treatment?
  8. Hmmm, anyone use one of these OS Giken LSD's for racing? 1, 1.5 or 2 way?
  9. 260DET

    Project Cars 2 Driving Simulator Bathurst

    A new thread might be best Jeff, the heading can't be edited. A couple of us tried the IMSA 300ZX, times may be back here somewhere, 2:12 or a touch better? Can't recall exactly.
  10. 260DET

    The Chook Shed Aka RS30-000792

    There is/was a dash repairer in Brisbane out Acasia Ridge way, they did good work.
  11. 260DET

    The Chook Shed Aka RS30-000792

    So what are the plans Tim after the engine is running, remove all the mechanicals and electricals, fix the body and go from there?
  12. 260DET

    The Z31 Project - Race Car

    Moving right along, engine and trans oil coolers are located as is the Accusump, couldn't finish the engine oil cooler system because no 12 mm hose available the downside of living in a country town. But progress continues, started hooking up the custom loom which connects to the GM engine and trans control unit, basically it's a VF V8 Commodore system. For a bit of light relief the composite bonnet was sat in place to try to finalise vent arrangements, learnt from the 280ZX how important that is. The two rearward vents are already in place, aero decides where they go which is at the low pressure part of the bonnet, see pics. But I also want two vents to act as radiator air exits, that means they have to be located at the high pressure of the bonnet which requires a different type of vent, see pics for the the two stainless steel ones just sitting in place. Could have a larger single vent centrally mounted but here that would require the air to do a 90* sharp turn immediately after exiting the radiator. Which may be OK given that the air there is going to be very disturbed and just looking for a handy place to go
  13. 260DET

    RB25DET Engine conversion for 280zx

    Basically you get all the wiring and bits and pieces belonging to the engine and transmission plus any other parts like sensors that the engine refers to like speed sensors. Work out what you are going to do for fuel and spark, the stock fuel supply system will need upgrading as to pump and maybe lines. I doubt that you will find info specifically on the 280ZX but heaps of RB's get transplanted in all sorts of cars so there will be plenty of info around. And make sure that you do a build thread here, there will be help as you go along and look to solve a problem.
  14. 260DET

    The Z31 Project - Race Car

    Made a sump protector, more of a deflector, out of 6 mm aluminium plate, it's nice to have a simple job for a change. In the pic the auto trans sump is visible, it's actually a bit higher than the engine sump so is not quite as vulnerable as it looks in the pic. Presently trying to get the required ride height and droop on the front suspension while waiting for other stuff, basically droop is adjusted by the length of the strut and ride height by the springs although of course both interact, that with the effect of the soft tender springs makes for some brain strain which ends up as a guess. Then drop it down, measure it up and try again.
  15. 260DET

    L28 Engine Breather Advice Req’d

    Vac-U-Pan's work off the exhaust don't they. On over run when there is a slight vacuum in the exhaust pipe with a one way valve to avoid pressuring when the engine is under load. Is that right?
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