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    Default Well here is my 78 280 Z build

    This is my build, I was originally working on it for a customer when his work van blew the engine. He traded me the car for installing the engine.
    Here is what I have accomplished so far and how I got the car.
    When it arrived





    The engine needed some tlc I replaced the Valve cover gasket, intake and exhaust gasket, water pump, thermostat. I also repaired the fuel injector connectors and the po installed new fuel injectors, I also install the torn boot between the MAF and throttle body. The true talent was completely removing the EGR from under the intake (wait before you complain) some time in the cars life the EGR port was filled with corrosion and was cracked under the intake. I spent 8 hours removing the whole EGR system and plugging the six holes with pipe plugs.
    Here is the engine bay clean up pics with a new aluminum rad.




    Last but not least I hand hammered a floor pan cleaned up the interior




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    Keep the Hurricane wheels, I think they work well on a Z.
    75 280Z almost done
    49 Chevy 3100 p/u next project
    96 Dodge 2500 4X4 tows my 5th wheel

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    I plan on it for a while but might get a set of BBS later

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    You got a helluva deal, I paid $700 to R&R a '01 Camry motor a couple of months ago, it came out from the bottom. White interiored cars are scarce, keep the pictures coming!

    Here's a good deal on a common to Zs wheel, Wheel Details - Discount Tire Direct
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    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    The interior is in really good shape I just need to get carpet. I also need to figure out my turn signals and high beam head lamps and wipers

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