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Hello There,

 

I bought ArcheTypeDatsun's 81' 280zx turbo. (Thankyou Arche)

Yes yes I know... another z-car ... I have a problem ... :rofl:

I wasn't going to post anything until I was a bit further along with it , but thought I might get the ball rolling !

-Z31 300zx Turbo set up (ECU & MAF)
-AiResearch T3/TO4E Turbo
-Steeda Short Shifter (Aftermarket Mustang shifter)
-Stock exhaust with 3" Megan muffler
-Aluminum Koyo radiator dual electric fans
-MSA front & rear sway bars
-HID lights
-Aftermarket headlights
-Headlight covers
-JVC stereo w/ Pioneer Speakers
-16" Ultra Wheels
-New NGK spark plugs
-New Spark plug wires
-New Cap & Rotor

 

 

Pictures from a bit ago after being washed up.

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interior is clean and nice !! :thumbup:

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------------------------------------Plans & Goals------------------------------------------------

-Get it fixed up and back up to daily driver status (I'll elaborate more on that as things progress)

-finish paint touch up if possible

-paint and hopefully mount a spare nice condition bumper.

-go through and fix any small things etc etc.

-plans go from there !

 

As far as the car itself goes... It's very apparent the previous owners loved the car inside and out.. (good job Arche) :thumbup:

It's pretty neat to have a short throw shifter on the T5 transmission itself , and definetly a "different" feeling when shifting on this transmission !

 

Anyways thanks for tuning in and I hope to have some more significant posts than just pictures of my car here soon :rofl:

 

DTP

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DTP, I think you need rehab...

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Yay! I was wondering when it was next in line hehehe. :D

 

Those wheels cleaned up really good damn they look sexy!

 

There's no such thing as too much until someone says it is lol! :rofl:

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DTP, I think you need rehab...

 

lol just wait Kirden... :ninja: . This will be year 14 I've been into Datsun's.... lol

 

More or less I agree...

 

Yay! I was wondering when it was next in line hehehe. :D

 

Those wheels cleaned up really good damn they look sexy!

 

There's no such thing as too much until someone says it is lol! :rofl:

 

:lol: :thumbup: yeah I was to.

 

Thanks man ! they did indeed and do look sexy ....

 

 .... bahaha ... AMEN to that brotha ! (neighbor walked over and asked if I was ready to start my junk-yard yet... :rofl: .... he grew up around his dads junkyard).

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You're unstoppable.

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You're unstoppable.

 

:lol: ... whether I want to or not Micro ....whether I want to or not ..  :cool:

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You are collecting so many,, are you going to start renting these out to ex 70s porn stars at the airport or something ?

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You are collecting so many,, are you going to start renting these out to ex 70s porn stars at the airport or something ?

 

:rofl: ..... I was just talking to my buddy about that .... grow porno mustache ... must play 70's/80's music ...... already starting to grow out hair .... ... horizontal striped t-shirts and bell-bottom's ... .... what about tunes ? ..... portable vinyl's some @$@% and drive the car "realy carefully" so it don't skip !? :lol:

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Thats pretty awesome dude, how many do you own? I can barely get the ball rolling on mine. 

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Thats pretty awesome dude, how many do you own? I can barely get the ball rolling on mine. 

 

Thanks Prime :thumbup:

 

ummmm one more than ratsun knows aboot .... :rofl:

(obviously since space .... I have to cast one off my island... doh !!!)

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Some parts came in the mail today for this to roll along.

 

Beck/Arnley--- Head-gasket conversion set

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Fel-Pro ---- Lower gasket conversion set

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Numbers for the Fel-Pro lower conversion set.. in case anyone wants them for any and all 70-83 z cars :D

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Thanks

 

DTP

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nice shifter arche 
Its too bad that I don't have the T5....  

Is the Pink Dildo still in there? Bahahaha

 

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Yeah the tube is still pink...

T5 is fun , but you have to appreciate it for what it is..

 

Engine is coming out

Updates later

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Hey Skib did that lol but hey when the old intake went to shit it was the only way to fix it!

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Hey Skib did that lol but hey when the old intake went to shit it was the only way to fix it!

 

lol. That's cool .. :)

 

sub'd

 

Nice :cool:

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---- Making Space for the Copper zxt ----

 

Had to have the shell hauled off for free yesterday... was a bit tricky with the car :-/

(good responding tow truck driver too)

 

At any rate....

 

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buh bye... :(

 

silly thieves... lookup the plate all you want.. car was never in my name ... muahahaha

 

(more pictures coming when I can get my phone to upload ... doh !!! )

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Buh bye pretty :(

 

Atleast it was moved for more Z car amazing fun times.

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Drove the Copper zxt right back into the sx's old spot.

 

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Carefully pulling injector clip (if neccessary)

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Number all injector connectors for the lolz (thankyou PO)

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Taking off the fule feed line revealed a hidden tear... good to know !

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Covering openings so crap doesn't get in.

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Harness ground (10mm head)

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Label and pull off all alternator wiring if need be

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Pull out the alternator

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Oil pressure switch

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(3) 14mm bolts on the power steering pump.

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(more pics coming)

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14mm nut to loosen power steering pulley tension.

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Then a 12mm bolt to adjust slack/tension of belt.

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Power steering pump lower 14mm bolts

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Idle control connection (orange dot is not a bad way to identify...)

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Throttle position sensor and connector

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Turbo J-pipe off throttle body area (10mm)

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Harness grounds (10mm)

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J-pipe breather tube leading to valve cover in this case.

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J-pipe popped off.

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(more pics coming)

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From turbo --->  J-pipe ----> throttle body

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throttle body opening

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Z31 turbo MAF , connectors and silicone piping.

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Popped off the pink...

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vacuum modulator hoses..

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This line leads to the wastegate actuator from the intake manifold.

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Throttle Linkage was going to get in the way ..

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So.. pulled the cotter key and washer out .. walla !

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Pulled off the intake boot :)

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You guessed it.

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Carefully.... pulled back the EFI wiring harness to tuck back , so it won't get in the way. (looks like a mess but nearly most of it is def not ! )

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Radiator bolts (2) = 10mm heads

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er stuck down there trying to un-screw a phillips head clamp off the intake boot.

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Popped the radiator loose

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Pulled out a Thermostat temperature sensor stuck in an area of the radiator fins...

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out

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More harness and fan grounds. 10mm bolt.

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Brake booster hose... needs to come off !

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off

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A random vacuum hose that wen't into the cabin ... spliced into some higher quality vacuum line ... hmmm will have to see what that leads to :) .

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Heater core hoses

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Turbo T5 transmission .. looks pretty dry !

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overall under-carriage doesn't look too bad :)

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Starter (2) 14mm Mounting bolts , and (1) 14mm electrical (+) battery cable nut ,,, lastly the excite wire !

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,,,,

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Pulled off the exhaust from the turbo-downpipe (sorry was bright and couldnt get a good picture... :-/ )

(3) 14mm nuts. Recommend a deep socket + medium extensions + PB Blaster.

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Better picture of what's going on...

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Just about ready , so I bolted/attached the chain ( sorry ... load-leveler not close... )

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Hood has to come off , and I decided to take it off at the hinges rather than at the hood.

(3) 12mm bolts on each side.

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Drivers side

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So your car seems to have a steering box ,, my 83 has a rack ,, what sup wit dat??

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