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    hey all somewhere else theres a post sorta like this one but this is newer anyways.....

    lets say hypatheticly speaking i had 4600 dollars and a 71 240z in diar need of restoration. my friend and his dad are both mechanics and his uncle is a machinest who can bore my engine for free. the car needs as far as mechanicly speaking ....everything. what i want to do is as i build this car with the money i have replace the old parts with new or rebuilt high performance parts.....


    i want a posi rear-end so which rear end whould you recomend for my z? also i want a new tranny 5 speed, my friend can rebuild an engine for me for free. also is there any where that they sell piston,cam..etc kits for my l-24 engine so i can possibly got to a 2.8L or 3.1L? like kits where all i need to do is install everything and then it will run. also my friend and i are good friends and he will be teaching me as we go along sso i know this car inside and out cuz i dont wanna be like one of those rich guys who just throws money away cuz well lol im not rich.

    also where can i get all new... fuel equipment/electricalharness/ignition...etc... also i want an electronic choke because i dont really like the manual choke lever that much lol. right now im probably gonna buy triple carbs from a guy on these forums as well as a gas tank from him. i gtg so ill repost the rest of this thread later all bye and thnx for all the help with PROJECT "Z"

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    Whew! Thats a tall order! $4600 will not go super far on that project, but with some frugal spending and going to this site and the others (Zcar.com and Hybridz.org) for parts, you might get ahead!

    Here is a list of some stuff I have bought to give you an idea of costs as I am doing something similar:

    Urethane bushing kit - $169
    Fr and RR Swaybar set - $150 (new from member)
    Tokico Illumina struts - $400 (new from member)
    Coil Over set - $359 (Strictly Z onsale in May)
    Tierods and ball joints - $200 (Moog)

    You can count on parts for the rebuild onthe engine to be inthe range of $1000 or so, unless you go way over on the bore and have pistons made. Tack on another $600 for those.

    Rebuild the 5 speed around 300 in parts.

    LSD R200 is getting tough to find and about $600 or so used. You might need to rebuild.

    Brake upgrade to discs all around and 4 piston fronts with vented 300zx rotors ran me about $800 with used calipers.

    Now we are at $4578 and still haven't touched the body, interior, or electrical or even performance mods to the engine. I am guessing you can add another $2000 for the basics. In the end you will have a nice Z for around 6k that needs paint.

    Not to bad if you ask me! Good luck and keep us posted!

    Mike

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    hey i got another 1175 fpr my graduation money so that just got dumped into the money pot.


    and another 1200 is on the way in about a week when i sell my race scooter

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