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  1. Since the trans is only 17” long, and the engine is 24” I have about a foot of open space behind me. So I am cutting it out.
  2. I have a 2340cc (90x92) that was in a 521 that I raced several years ago. I’m starting with an L20, and I will put the bigger one in when I get it sorted out. See Project drag 521.
  3. ATI made the mate up possible. The torque converter was $1300 alone, so there’s no turning back now.
  4. Rear end mounts were total shit. So I cut them out and made new ones. Including making a fixture to redrill housing flanges.
  5. Rear wheels were 14 inches wide. Too wide for a 4 banger. Narrowed 5 inches and welded up.
  6. Where to begin. I've been racing the SBC powered 280Z, every other year, for 6 years now. 5 final rounds. 3 wins, 2 runners up. In 2019, I raced at Mission Raceway in BC for the season, and gave Pro bracket a try. 3rd place, 1 point behind 2nd, when the trans came apart. Done for the year. It's fixed and ready for battle, but I bought this dragster as a roller and struggled with what direction to got for 2+ years, until the light came on. L20b/ shorty Glide. I've already done a ton of work, (and spent a ton of $$) so I will post up some pics to try to catch up. Here we go.
  7. Yes 2 speed power glide/ rear gears are 4.13 with 9x29 rear tires.
  8. I sold the truck, no engine or electronics. Those parts are going in this. It will only weigh about 1200lbs with me in it. I'm going to start out with an L20 bottom end for a year or so, then I will put the 2340 in it.
  9. It getting an L20/glide/ford 9 inch.
  10. Man, I can't even remember the last time I was on here!. I think Obama was pres. I'm building a new car that is going to be EPIC. Do we still have to use photofuckit to post here? I hope everyone is doing well.
  11. So with Hobo's OK, I will be bringing a bunch of Datsun stuff in the 411sss to sell. I will be moving soon, and need to thin my parts stash down. Lots of stuff.
  12. I dont see the problem. I leave the carb off and the intake open, While sanding bondo all the time.
  13. Hey Matt! Yes I still have the drag 521. It's in storage waiting for a new shortblock,(96 stroke x 90 bore stuffed in a medium block) and a decision regarding the trans. As much as I like rowing gears, the brass syncros and the shift linkage aint cutting it. So it's going to get a G force or a ford c4 auto with a really loose converter. Probably the latter.
  14. Yes it is a mutation. But the announcers just call it a Datsun 280z. On Friday night car club races, I run with the GM pack. The import event promoters wont let me play with them though.
  15. I have a race on Saturday, but I can roll up on Sunday. If it turns out to be a Saturday event, I will be up for leftovers.
  16. Dragstrip. NHRA divison six. Taken down detroit iron all day.
  17. I made people fear Datsuns. Finally won a race. Got a nice trophy, 300 bucks, and a steak dinner. Life is good.
  18. Saw it Saturday. Dont wait for the DVD. It needs to be seen on the big screen. Pretty amazing.
  19. IMO, the "fits everything and nothing" header available for our cars and trucks has primaries that are too short, and too small in diameter to offer any performance gains. It isn't tuned, and the collector is poo. If I was forced to use one, I would cut the collector off and make it a tri Y.
  20. Hope you have a good dentist. They are miserable on the street.
  21. You're right. First six pack of Henrys gets it.
  22. I still have my shorty. My conscience wont let me sell it. Worthless.
  23. I started out with one of those POS shorty headers. No one makes a decent header for a 521, so I ordered a v8 header kit and hack and slashed this together. That was after building the merged collector and sourcing a flange. It was a fun project and made a HUGE difference. 1 3/4 primaries. Dont remember what chokes are in the 48 dcoe's. I will have to look.
  24. What RPM are you trying to idle at? I have ran a 2.3 with the same cam, and 48 dcoes, 1 3/4 merged with a megaphone, with a stock point dizzy/pertronix (no can), and a Mallory DP/pertronix, and mine always idled chunky at 950 to 1000 RPM. plumbing a vac can to an isolated runner intake might be a pain, (if you chose to try manifold vacuum) and the carbs dont have ports. I played with several different combo's on my V8 Zcar. No can, can to ported vacuum, can to manifold. I also messed with advance springs and limiting the vac can travel. With no can at idle, 36 total, 12 idle, it would get hot sitting still really fast. What worked best for me was setting the initial/mechanical at 36 total at 3k with one light spring, one stiff. Then limiting the can to 12 degrees and plumbing it to the manifold vacuum, giving me 24 at idle, 48 at cruise, 36 wot. The car runs cool in traffic (or the staging lanes) has crazy good throttle response, good idle. Just mess around with different combo's till you find one that works. You might find that just locking the plate down solid and using your start retard gadgetry to be the ticket.
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