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

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

Post by Andy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm

Personally, I would split the box, then tape the mating faces, block off the internal castings and use the mildest blasting media available. The split is the easiest part of gearbox disassembly, just leave the innards attached to the sandwich plate and remove from the equation. You can clear coat the castings but if the vehicle is run hard regularly, you won't get oxidation.

The only thing is it's a new box so you may be reluctant to break the seal, so maybe try some alloy cleaning products and elbow grease?

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

Post by Grunzter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:06 am

Thanks Andy,
I think i will go look for some good alloy cleaning agents as you said and finish it off...
to be honest its not to bad now after kero/turps/crc + elbow grease... but a few small areas could do with a further spruce up...
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 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 pm

Ok, i'm now getting back into this.... future updates will be on FB as all my pictures here have all gone again. Picture hosting sites suck!
https://www.facebook.com/My-Datsun-33-104223197636955/
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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