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  1. Yep really, I got my asking from a young guy down in NC. I have been doing nothing but Nissan/Datsun for a decade, its time for a change. I have to say though the NSX is the best car I have ever owned. The level of engineering and enjoyment is ridiculous. This weekend I rebadged it and converted to jdm tails I brought back with me my last time there. Also installed a Pride v2 exhaust.
  2. Update is I sold the Z and bought an NSX B)
  3. The fun never ends...
  4. The vg20et was the 200z/zg/zs
  5. Every time I see a z31 done well like that it makes me want another one lol.
  6. Got mine back up and running, still tuning but happy with where I'm at.
  7. Been a while with no update. I have been traveling for work and working to finish this swap with literally all my free time. A couple weeks ago I spent some time to fab a down pipe. What a Pita it is to fab when the car is in my garage and my power and welder is up the block at my apt. That means I have to fit a piece then go tack it then go back and check fitment then go back and weld it etc... for 6 welds lol. I came out pretty good though. Because of the turbos top mount placement there isnt much room to use 45s like a l28et. Once together it started right up and with some adjustments idled fine. The car would fall on its face if you tried to do anything though. It would not boost at all and would flat out stall if you kept trying. With a friends help the dp was removed and we could see the turbo wasnt spinning at idle. Sometimes that normal but we also found there was no oil feed orifice and was afraid maybe the full pressure was locking the turbo up. To solve the problem I ordered a street 90 and taped the street side for a 1/16 plug. I then drilled the plug with a 2mm hole which seems to be the most common size for a turbo of this type. Not to pat myself on the back ut I thought it was a good solution lol. It also gave the soft line more slack, it was really tight without the L. So that didnt solve the problem. its good that its done though so whatever. In replicating the issue over and over I could see on the wide band it was leaning out off the charts. 1st I tried going from 145 to 230 jets and the problem was alomost the same. This time though when forcing the car to bog and kick it boosted just slightly for a moment then fall on its face again. No change on the gauge however. Here is a pic just to break up all this bs typing lol Those were the biggest jet I had, so I drilled out to 350. Thats so big I would have never guessed to try and go there but you know what it improved. Again it would still fall flat if you dropped the throttle but it boosted to 7lbs and pulled well. Then I noticed the emulsion tubes were f16s, kind of in the middle as far as rich or lean. I was using F2's on my triples which are 2nd from the richest so I swapped those in along with larger air correctors and holy shit the car ran hard. It boosted to 11lb and slammed into 2nd like it was begging to break something. I also gave it some timing, 25 advance at idle. I also enriched the idle to 12:1. Those 2 things really helped the throttle response. It STILL wants to bog when you slam the gas pedal but you know triples do that too. Its just slight now and if you even rev it up slightly and dump the clutch to take off it doesnt do it. I will keep fine tuning more but I feel like that issue will never fully go away because both of those plates opening fully I cant imagine the fuel being sprayed and making it through the turbo with out some kind of initial lag. Another pic for fun So now it seems to be at least streetable. I need to get the hood on, do a good check and seal the fan tot he radiator because the car is overheating very easily. Once on the road I can fine tune and maybe start leaning out the top end a bit. Right now it goes rich as hell (10-11:1) but that could be either the jets too large or the fact I only have 230 air correctors in there and with 350 jets they should be more like 360 air correctors lol. Rich is safe though so I am going to take my time on tuning that aspect. I'm going to try and keep up to date on the tuning aspect because I have spent hours and hours researching and found little to nothing on this set up. No tuning advice, no baselines not shit. So let the next glutton for punishment find this when they search and at least gain and idea of where to be when tuning. Two of the biggest finds for help were actually corvair sites and Beat sites because both of them seem to love draw through set ups. The corvairs even have a guy modifying dcoes so that one throttle shaft will open like normal and the other will open with an actuator as needed by a vac/boost reference. That may be what they do to eliminate the initial bog when gunning the throttle. I may start researching that modification to see if I can do it myself.
  8. Back from Japan I been trying to work through the jet lag and get shit done since once I go back to work it will be weeks until I can do anything. I'm hoping to get everything 100% ready to install so I can tear into the Z in 2 weeks when I'm back from work. I got the head ported finally after fixing my HF die grinder like 3 times lol. The ports are matched to the gasket but not manifold since I didnt port the manifold. This whole set up is just for fun and once I get the fever I figure I will prob fab my own manifold or do triple brow through or w/e so no sense taking the time to work the manifold and or match it. Lifted the ports and reduced the radii, deburred and smoothed the ports and transitions. Opened the ports up a good deal especially the cheeks but kept the throats moderate so port velocity stays up. Did a lot of work in the bowls where the some of the biggest improvements are to be had on the L series heads. So intake manifold and exhaust manifold are back together and ready to do, turbo carb and adapter are ready to go. Head is assembled besides the cam, towers and spray bar which are still in the car. New valves and seals, low mile springs and alum retainers.
  9. Still with this? See the thread on the logical value of things as they become older, rarer and more sought after.
  10. The recap should be if done correctly then do it if not then expect damage. I'm not even going to contribute to these threads anymore, people cant be bothered to read our responses anyway.
  11. Leaving for Japan in the morning!

    1. jvb5577


      Bring back some Datsuns!


    2. freetheoranges


      A shipping container full!


  12. 72240z

    Fender mirrors

    Ya a factory brochure... for a d21
  13. Then travel, stop trying to pick something close. Some people travel 12+ hours for the right Z... Like I said earlier if you have to buy z's like this because you cant afford better then you dont have the means to play this game. Save your money and get something worth working on when you do.
  14. Thanks Christine, so you will have your turbo done by the time I get back right? :-) You coming out to Jersey again this year?
  15. EVERYTHING is replaceable, thats a moot point imho. Money vs time is the point. Can it be saved? Absolutely. Is it worth doing? No. The whole driver side is dented up, big complex dents too. The hood had a huge dent on the cowl. Glass is all busted. Roof is completely caved and I'm sure the pillars and hatch are queered by that. The passenger side fender and door had sizable dents but you cant really see the rear 1/4. There is more but I think we get the point here... If someone brought me that car when I still had a shop I would laugh. It's thousands of hours of work for someone with the ability and 15-20k in labor to someone that doesnt. To get a clean car that is. To get a rolling POS I would say a couple grand/hundred hours at the very least. Now that doesnt mean its not worth something in parts. To me, it looks like there is a lot of series one stuff on this car. The dash without a cig lighter, the center console with one on the fuse cover, the fuel cover with a latch, maybe the radio but not the hatch or the seats or engine... If the dash is crack free its a grand, the radio 100-250, the fuel cover 100, the center with fuse cover 150-300 etc... A person would be way better off checking that stuff for parts, banking on them, saving the remainder and picking up a Z thats already semi rd worthy or worth the time and effort. Even the guy in the ad says "only serious restorers please" because that what the car would need.
  16. 72240z

    Fender mirrors

    I like the way they look but it may be a context thing lol. I dont believe the 3rd on the d22 is stock, they sell that exact mirror as a universal over there, a lot of cars use them.
  17. You could say that but it would be a lie, they always need more then that. There are always gremlins and odds and ends on top of whats known. Here there isnt anything known. Everyone keeps mentioning rust but if literally every body panel is screwed what does rust mean? As mentioned your going to need a whole other car anyway so... My advice is to stop lingering on this POS, if you really need to find a z this screwed so you can afford it then I'm sorry to say you dont have the means. If your serious just save a couple g's and find a Z worth the time and effort. That may mean traveling a few hours, which we all do from time to time.
  18. You guys are crazy talking 400 offer (to be countered with more like 5-600) for that, there isnt a clean body panel on it, its a parts car. A parts car that isnt even a highly sought after year and with an unknown drive-line condition. Anyone ever repair, replace an s30 roof in that condition, or better yet pay someone to? lol yaaaaa....
  19. 72240z

    Fender mirrors

    I didnt realize we were talking about 60yo English cars now? I'm sure there are quite a few cars with useless mirrors be it fender or otherwise made over the years. As for the topic though of Japanese and in particular Datsun/Nissan fender mirrors they are superior.
  20. 72240z

    Fender mirrors

    Awesome misinformation there... Fender mirrors when properly placed provide a superior view with LESS of a blind spot. Thats no opinion, its geometry. That coupled with narrow roads are two of the primary reasons they were used in the 1st place. They were standard equipment in Japan up until the 80s until the market turned. Japanese buyers started associating door mirrors with cooler western styles and since Japanese exports were sky high and required to have door mirrors anyway it was a no brainer to phase them out. That is except taxi cabs which still to this day use them. Why? Because taxi drivers demanded it, because of the better view... Though thats changing again now as the taxi market does.
  21. 72240z

    Fender mirrors

    For real someone is on the rag eh? lol
  22. Offer whatever its worth in scrap where you are.
  23. :-) oh I will, I leave this coming Thursday, then back end of April. I finished up on the intake manifold. Painted, made gaskets, replaced the bolts with proper sized ones, Heat reflective tape and fabbed up black off plates for the cross over tube. Think its a drastic difference vs how I got it haha. Cleaned and painted the exhaust mani and extension. Added a thread sealant to the plugs. I dont know what it was about the previous owners of this set up, they really liked exhaust leaks... Alum radiator came in, cant really complain about anything given how cheap they sell these things. Although my new stant cap sits at a 45 degree angle? Not sure why... Also started porting the head but am at a dead end waiting for the flexible extension I need to get deeper. I'll port pics once I make real progress on it. So I guess thats it for being able to work on the Z for a while. When I get back from Japan I'm going to be swamped at work for a while too :-/. When I do get the time I plan to get this in the Z ASAP.
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