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by djz
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's 280ZX
Replies: 150
Views: 48278

Re: DJ's 280ZX

Haven't done much on this since before Christmas, I'm going to take it for a drive tomorrow so I thought I'd better finish up the wiring that I'd started and make sure it still went. Got it 99% there, just need to run a new wire for the speedo output from the gearbox which I can't do with the car in...
by djz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Nice to see a 280 getting back on its feet. Glad you removed the edging strip along the length of the car, looks much better without it. ...Nice Lambo! Yeah they were one of the 80s things that people thought looked good back in the day. It's got pin striping on it too but I think I'm going to leav...
by djz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Spent all week at work getting the Diablo ready for the Skope then working on the 488 Challenge. Haven't had much time to do any of my own stuff. https://i.imgur.com/VJMIN3m.jpg https://i.imgur.com/89kiGWz.jpg Today in between it spitting I thought I'd try and get the front kit mounted more permanen...
by djz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75823

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Hoke Performance in the States make a nice trigger kit but you'd have to drill the damper to mount the trigger wheel, but I guess you'll have to do that either way unless you run it off the flywheel. There's not much to them if you have a good fabricator though and you can get generic trigger wheels...
by djz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75823

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

They are just V6 Commodore coils. You can get some nice coil on plug setups for L series now.

What are you running for a crank pulley?
by djz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75823

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Are you running the hats bolted to the original rotor bolt holes? Not between the hub and wheel?
by djz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Yes I got the cooling system all together, got James around to help bleed the clutch and managed to drive it out of where it's been for ages. Gave it a quick wash. Spent today doing a bit of cleaning and putting little bits and pieces back together. It's getting closer. https://i.imgur.com/9TOosRe.j...
by djz
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

I put the front kit on roughly the other day, it looks like it's been drilled to fit Fairlady Z front bumper mounts so I had to take the bumper shocks off and put my spare pair of them on. Got it started today, only ran it for a couple of minutes, it's got no exhaust and no cooling system. I had to ...
by djz
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's 280ZX
Replies: 150
Views: 48278

Re: DJ's 280ZX

Made up a mount for the new map sensor, I could really find a good place to put it so this might only be temporary. It's recommended that it gets mounted with the hose barb pointing downwards so any condensation drains out of it which makes it a pain to mount. Have to finish up the wiring and set it...
by djz
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Got another Aerotech front bumper for this, when I got the parts car it came with a very rough one that I was planning on putting on this car but this one came up pretty cheap and looked pretty decent with only a minor patch job on it, it needs a little bit of smoothing out but it's way better so I'...
by djz
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's 280ZX
Replies: 150
Views: 48278

Re: DJ's 280ZX

The key to more power has arrived, Delphi 3 bar map sensor, now I can run up to ~30psi of boost. https://i.imgur.com/PGOZMbd.jpg The clutch pedal has been squeaking a bit recently, I had a look at it the other day and it's worn the pin and the clevis and probably the pedal, I think I'm going to repl...
by djz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10348

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Got the new rear sway bar bushes, shipping from Rockauto is fast. Put them in over the weekend, not a very fun job but I got there. Also did the fuel tank straps up and put the hose for the filler back on the tank. The rear end is 99% done, I have to get a split pin for the hand brake and bleed the ...
by djz
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other other 280ZX
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: DJ's other other 280ZX

How much of a squeeze is it to get the VK45DE into the engine bay of the 280zx? I assume the width is tight, and the height could possibly be helped with a dry sump... just thinking for future options on mine...:) I've seen a VK56 in one which is a little bit bigger than the 45 (I think), it fit pr...
by djz
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted z31.
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Wanted z31.

That 300ZR has been on Trademe for a while, looks like a pretty good car?
by djz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's 280ZX
Replies: 150
Views: 48278

Re: DJ's 280ZX

Got some new mirror glass cut out by North Canterbury Glass, he gave me half a left over tube of the proper stuff for sticking them in so hopefully no more fall out. Haven't done much else, drove it out to work for the track day and James helped me bleed the brakes which improved them but they aren'...