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    Thanks - but over the 34 I've owned it, this one...

    Thanks - but over the 34 I've owned it, this one has scene a bit of abuse and made more than its share of noises.

    I bought that air dam 30 years ago, can't remember details - sorry.
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    Ooooooops, I think I broke this rule :embarrass:...

    Ooooooops, I think I broke this rule :embarrass:

    Some of the posts seem too old to edit - is there any other way to change those images to lower resolution? Although most of them seem to have been...
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    There's a lot of stroker 3.1s with triple Mikuni...

    There's a lot of stroker 3.1s with triple Mikuni or Webers and big cams that would make much higher dyno numbers, as it's really just a slightly bored out stock engine. But it's new, with all new...
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    Thanks, it's Jim's design - I can't take credit....

    Thanks, it's Jim's design - I can't take credit. He has fun fabricating (like the cold air intake box frame).

    If the 2016 convention ends up in Toronto, maybe you'll see a bunch of Calgary cars -...
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    So, Thursday night was finish putting the engine...

    So, Thursday night was finish putting the engine together, do initial valve clearance adjustments, and run it for 10 minutes. Everything went swimmingly :D

    Then it was on to old differential...
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    Oh yeah, almost forgot the transmission. I...

    Oh yeah, almost forgot the transmission. I actually found it before i found the head.

    A 1982 5-speed (the coveted close ratio); I got it rebuilt with new syncros and also needed a new reverse...
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    Next issue - carburation. Almost 20 years ago...

    Next issue - carburation.

    Almost 20 years ago I switched to a Holley 390cfm 4-barrel using the Arizona zCar manifold. I never really got it running perfectly.

    The initial install entailed...
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    It's 225mm, which I felt was adequate for an...

    It's 225mm, which I felt was adequate for an essentially stock motor. I got a CenterforceII clutch to mate to it.

    The benefit of the Maxima flywheel is that it is lighter than the z-car flywheels.
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    Then I found my F54 - and locally too :classic: ...

    Then I found my F54 - and locally too :classic:

    Trying to find .040 oversize flat-tops was next to impossible, I looked everywhere. I finally managed to find a set of ITMs from Ryley at Lynchburg...
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    Next thing I found was the P90. Then to start...

    Next thing I found was the P90.

    Then to start sourcing all new parts for it. Every part in the head is brand new, all of them OEM except:


    valves, they are stainless from Si Valves
    cam, I...
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    So the first thing I found was a differential...

    So the first thing I found was a differential (back in May).

    An R180 with a 3.90 CLSD out of a 2004 Subaru Imprezza STi with about 30,000km (19,000mi) from JDM Nagoya.

    Add on stub axles from...
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    Then started the process of engine and drivetrain...

    Then started the process of engine and drivetrain rebuild - glad I did it this year as I discovered that new parts are getting harder to find.

    So I started my search for a 81-83 5 speed (wanting...
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    2014 - The Year of the great Zed Rebuild

    So, I've owned my 72 240z (HLS30 40871) since June of 1980. It was painted in '84, '89 and '98 with a couple of rebuilds and a used engine put into it along the way.

    This year was the year for its...
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    Do search here, Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts...

    Do search here, Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market , quite a few still come up.
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    Thanks for the education guys. Since my diff...

    Thanks for the education guys.

    Since my diff is from an 84 Subaru with only 30,000km on it, I don't see a need to remove them.
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    I bought mine in May of this year for $45 plus...

    I bought mine in May of this year for $45 plus shipping. At the time I believe there were 3 or 4 around the US.
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    You can also look in a salvage yard for a early...

    You can also look in a salvage yard for a early 80s Maxima flywheel (make sure it is stamped Y70).

    They are 225mm but lighter than the ones used in early Z-cars.
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    Forgive me for reviving an old thread, but I am...

    Forgive me for reviving an old thread, but I am about to changes seals and gaskets while installing a Subi R180 in my 240...

    What confuses me are the two plates on the side of the diff (held on...
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    Reviving an old thread because I have the same question

    I am assuming the difference is an extra bend to accommodate the hot air tube from the exhaust to the air box that didn't exist in 1970.

    I am also guessing (?) that this extra bend would take the...
  20. Sorry Dave, not me. As I am not afraid to drill...

    Sorry Dave, not me. As I am not afraid to drill the air cleaner I will go for the much cleaner install option.
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    Thanks Dave - the blog entry really helps.

    Just wondering if you considered attaching the L-bracket to the air cleaner instead. Also wonder about just grinding the ball off of the stock connector...
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    Where did you get the clean balance tube?

    Still trying to figure out what the h-plate does too.

    I am converting back to SUs from a Holley, so i have a cable, just need to connect it all.

    I...
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