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

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Post by BRONZEE » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:49 am

That's good news!
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Post by Grunzter » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:27 am

Thanks Bronzee.
Q: How do you post pictures?
1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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Post by djz » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:18 am

So it didn't get sold?
Nissan 280ZX 2 seater RB26 powered.

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Post by Grunzter » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:45 am

Nope. Its getting finished.
Body nearly cleaned up, will need to go see some more love once its on its feet to fix things there were not done correctly prior to it sitting idle for 6 years.
I'm looking forward to it actually, its taken this long to get my mojo back.
Just remembering what's what and where things are at is a mission...
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
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Post by djz » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:59 am

Sweet, it's a car I'd love to see finished.
Nissan 280ZX 2 seater RB26 powered.

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Post by Grunzter » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:56 pm

DJZ, I see you have 3 now... wow!
1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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Post by Grunzter » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:38 pm

A tinypic test...

Body getting a good clean down.
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Subframes getting ready to go in and working out what is missing...
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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Awesome

Post by nustad » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:11 pm

If my feelings of wow awesome provide faith and motivation then please take them! Keep the updates coming!
72 240z plus bits

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Post by BRONZEE » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:43 pm

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by Grunzter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:09 pm

A small update.
Got a bunch of new bolts from steelmasters as my bolt assortment always seems to be one short...

Done a little shopping at Z Car Depot in the US, to get some ARP flywheel bolts, rear light rubbers, some seals, and a bunch of small odss and sods...
https://zcardepot.com/#
Got some new Timkin front wheel bearings from SKF in East Tamaki, and special ordered the inner grease seals. I have a good set of Japanese stuff in my pile of stuff for the rear.
I also dropped 19 small parts at the powder coaters to blast and paint... save me some hassle, and a nice hard finish.

Got the front cross member in and the two front tension rod mounts.
Had the lower arm rod end spacers machined from SS, and started to assembly the right side, left side to follow.
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Diff got a work over by DiffSpecs in Drury. Clean, check, adjust, new bearings & seals... and ready to go in nearly.
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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

Post by djz » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:18 pm

Looks like good progress, is that a steering quickener?
Nissan 280ZX 2 seater RB26 powered.

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

Post by Grunzter » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 am

yip, its an AFCO one, cannot recall the ratio of it.
1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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

Post by Grunzter » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:43 pm

I checked its a 1.5x ratio box.
Got the RH strut nearly in, and started cleaning up other bits and pieces, just to try and find everything...
Some bits will need to come out again as I progress but thought to put it in as I find it to get it off the shelf.
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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

Post by Grunzter » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:43 pm

A few bits back from the powder coaters today. (Pro Coat in East Tamaki)
Also had a gasket made for my dry break valve, so can fit that now...
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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

Post by 240znz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 am

Looking bloody great.
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