my brother gave me his 6cyl (EFI) Datsun 280Z :evilsmile
i'll start working on it after i finish customizing my maverick
i call it my Street Fighter:boxing:
As soon as i saw Fairlady, I thought Datsun. Guess I'm really getting old.:)
Nismo still makes the small block chevy swap kits for em,I had 3 I did up while in the navy.Too much fun .
wait, so nissan actually puts out a SBC swap kit?
so lets see some pics
They do,last I heard(from a dedicated tuner) who knows his stuff,they still do.Did mine around 1986/87.First one had a 283 and the stock 5 spd datsun tranny.Second one had a 355 and a th 350 trans(some hump hammering was necessary)third had a Built 400 and a powerglide(called it the widow maker)Made 4 passes at L.A.C.R.and the guy with the dual quad 427 4 spd 69 chevelle I spanked bought it from me right on the spot after the race.Fastest 9K I ever made.It was doing very traction limited 11.40s' with no real tune and a 3:23 chunk.It was street legal too accept for the whole emissions thing.Pics are gone:cry:Lost 5 photo albums full of pics.Cars,places I had been while in the navy,carrier ops on the coral sea/Nimitz/Ranger and Uss Constellation.Never let the Govt move your stuff once you muster out.
I do have an interesting story about my navy buddies right hand drive Fairlady Z that he brought over from Japan with him when he changed duty stations.
I love those early Z cars. I had a couple, my brother's owned several... I don't think it's Nismo that makes the SBC swap kit, but a similar name: http://www.motorsportauto.com/
I remember my brother used to have this piece of junk green one, '76 I think, with a home ported old style head, 280ZX NA bottom end, ZX turbo EFI and manifolds, (there was never a 240/260/280Z stock turbo; only a 280ZX which was much heavier) also an upgraded junkyard T3/T4 hybrid turbo, Grand National injectors. Welded spider gears. I don't think he ever washed it, it the wheels and tires were dirty and worn out. It had an intercooler from an old Pontiac GTP and I swear to God it had PVC pipe on that intercooler straight from Home Depot. The thing was just stupid fast. He embarassed a lot of people and shut a lot of loud mouths with that.
Awesome little cars and I don't think I've ever driven anything else that corners like one.
HERE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1980-Datsun-280ZX-V-8-project-car_W0QQitemZ320215736741QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item3 20215736741)s one for sale on Ebay. Look at all that room under the hood!
do tellMaybe tomorrow Xman.Kinda pooped tonight,Jeep liberty kicked my butt at work today.I got even though(I fixed it) despite its protests to the contrary.:burnout:
Maybe tomorrow Xman.Kinda pooped tonight,Jeep liberty kicked my butt at work today.I got even though(I fixed it) despite its protests to the contrary.:burnout:
What issue did you have?