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ZackTheImpaler

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About ZackTheImpaler

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  • Birthday 10/27/1985

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  • Location
    Allegan, Mi
  • Cars
    1980 720 W/L20B (Shebitch) 1966 PL411 (Rosie), 1983 280ZX
  • Occupation
    Piercer/Jeweler
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    Rosie. A 66' PL411's story.

    I love the engine and we had did the J15 swap awhile ago. Never really ran perfect but I cruised around for a summer in Roseburg. I think though that when I tackle it next Im considering a R16 swap and convert it to a SSS. Even being a non mechanic I can still work on this car though, it's pretty much all common sense
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    No time or guidance, I own a bunch of businesses. When I lived on the west coast it was easier to get hands on learning but now I have 12-14 hour work days 7 days a week. I do what I can but ultimately would like to be driving (I have 3 non runnin dattos) these cars than just looking at them anymore.
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    Rosie. A 66' PL411's story.

    My PL411 will never be left for dead. I moved from Oregon to Michigan and had to leave it stored outside there for 3 years. Right now I'm balls deep in an engine swap on my 280zx and then she's back on the table. I think I've spent $4500 total moving her around 3 states over the last 5 years but won't give up, I just got her to Michigan last fall. I'm not a mechanic so finding people willing to do the work is impossible
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Oh yeah and she got named Doreen
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Yup been a minute since Ive updated. Had the wntire bottom half restored on a rotisserie and all. So with the only shop willing to touch a unibody doing the work it took 6 months and $7000 getting every spot of rust from the wheel wells,battery tray, spare tire cokpartment, complete floor and rails, the works. Rust free te POR 15 but no lube on the ass fuck I receieved. Lasted 2 weeks before I fried the clutch, found the 1 guy willing to change it, then 2 weeks later oil is pouring out of a spark plug and the list went on. Sooooooo I bought a crate performance SBC 350 HO and Tremec T56. 333hp with 381ft-lb should spruce it up. Carbed because I love that shit so far with clutch kit,mounts, engince, tranny, etc, Im $10,500 in collected parts. Motor mounts ordered from Jags that run and the rest from summit. The shop doing the swap for me is Strictly performance in Kalamazoo, Mi.
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    Rosie. A 66' PL411's story.

    Ok this thing has beeen stored 2500 miles from me for the last 3 years and Im going to get it back in a few days. This drive is there and back is going to suck but be so worth it!!
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Turns out it was a strut bolt falling out that caused my rear end failure. Frame rails and floor supports heading in from Zedd right now. I'm leaving for seattle in a few days then driving down to southern oregon to get my PL411 and while I am there will be picking up some new body parts for the zx.
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Im born and raised here but never saw a Datsun growing up. The only mechanic is the Datsun Doctor in Waterford. The body shop us in Grand Rapids and called Brockers. The owner and his sons have Zs so they are friendly about them. So much hate from every mechanic and garage it's mind blowing. I've never been called names or been yelled at for wanting these cars until I moved back.
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    I think I have one of the 4 720s I have seen in the state in 3 1/2 years!
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Yup Mike. I don't want to tell you how much I've spent on it already but the $1500 was a cute start. Already ordered the frame rails and floor and am trying to get a trip setup to Oregon asap and pick up the rest in person as well as my PL411 and as many parts for all of these as I can. I know better! However my options out here are only fully restored or do a full restoration. I have seen about 4 or 5 clean Z's out here in the lower $10,000 range but I'd hate to do what I want to do with a nice Z.
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Yeah I do still have the 720! She's down right now but almost back to life. Ended up snapping a cam, burned everything, and had 3/4" of slack on the timing chain and still drove for 6 months before it died. Just recently had the head rebuilt and ported and now I need to drag it 3 hours to the only guy in my state who will work on it! I am actually heading to oregon by next month to pick up parts and my PL411
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    My '83 280ZX (no name yet)

    Ok first things first, I'm in Michigan not the NW anymore. There is no showing up to a guys farm and buying him out of $500 Datsuns growing in the weeds. Seeing a 280 whether Z or ZX is a big deal out here, so I just had to buy it regardless of it's condition with it's $1500 price tag. Lasted 3 hours before the rear axle and frame rails gave out dropping me to the ground and on my wheels at 55mph, luckily it was while I was on my way to the body shop so I just needed to get a flat bed to tow me the rest of the way. I have no OICs except for the one of it getting loaded on the bed, and I won't see it for awhile as it's now getting half a restoration. Absolutely NOONE out here touches Datsuns of any sort or year so the one shop even was leary. When we showed up and they looked as far under the car as they could I think they may have been under the impression I wasn't aware of how much work it would be as they pointed out I wasn't restoring the body or interior and there was slight rust. I said 'I'm ratting it" I get a raised eyebrow and they asked what I meant by that. When I said "sand the paint of, let it flash rust, clear coat it, fat rear tires, shitty carbs, and no interior" they smile and said "get this thing in the shop" Someone removed the EFI and put carbs on it already, I think from the 260z as I don't remember them being flat tops but I only saw them for a minute. Anyway I'm going to need alot of direction as always but here are some photos. My old lady posing with it before and then 3 hours later when the tow guy was laughing as he couldn't figure out why I was documenting that this car lasted me 3 hours before it crumbled, making it the 2nd longest lasting vintage import I've bought!!! Look at that rear though, couldn't get moar lower if I tried http://s248.photobucket.com/user/Zacktheimpaler/media/11215528_1047973955215272_3460436626218971064_n.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 http://s248.photobucket.com/user/Zacktheimpaler/media/20150810_164720.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
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    720 headlight/turn signal switch

    It wasn't the arm that broke, its all of the plastic in the console that did. Broken contacts and all. As I drive my headlights turn off and on, and so do my brights.
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    720 headlight/turn signal switch

    I'm looking for the whole piece for the turn signal/headlight swtch. My hand slipped while pushing my truck off the street earlier and broke it, with my lights in the on position of course. My paypal is down. I can mail check, money order, or transfer money. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Ratsuners trying to contact me

    I haven't been able to get back to anyone as I've had alot of things on my plate to deal with. Neither of my vehicles are running so I can't go get parts for anyone, and I don't have a computer at home so I do all my webstuff from my phone. Which my internet data was eaten alive by all the posting and uploading to photobucket I did. And that makes ratsuning impossible. When my truck is mobile I will be able to move parts, and will be in touch with everyone on here again. -Zack
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