1976 280Z

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1976 280Z

Post by Blk68510 » 05 Sep 2003 20:38

Well with special thanks to cam (///Fiveoneoh) I now have a new project car. It needs a bit of work, but it should come up really well. So far all i have done is clean off 3 years of mold and dirt from the body, and strip out the interior (it looked like a rats nest!).
Future plans:
For now, get it running, put a 5 speed from the parts car that came with it in, and lowering springs with new shocks.
I will probibly end up going with a LT1 or Ford 5.0 V8 with full coilovers and 4 wheel disc brakes once the budget and time allows for it though... :twisted:

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Post by Byron510 » 06 Sep 2003 00:59

How did you do with the title??
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Re: 1976 280Z

Post by ajen68510 » 16 Sep 2003 21:16

Blk68510 wrote:Well with special thanks to cam (///Fiveoneoh) I now have a new project car. It needs a bit of work, but it should come up really well. So far all i have done is clean off 3 years of mold and dirt from the body, and strip out the interior (it looked like a rats nest!).
Future plans:
For now, get it running, put a 5 speed from the parts car that came with it in, and lowering springs with new shocks.
I will probibly end up going with a LT1 or Ford 5.0 V8 with full coilovers and 4 wheel disc brakes once the budget and time allows for it though... :twisted:
Ahhhhhhhhhh...........a V-8 ! You Bastard !.................just kidding Ray, should be a lot of fun with a 8.

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Post by Blk68510 » 19 Sep 2003 22:35

Here are a few pics of the car. I will be trying to get it running this weekend... I will post more pics once the new seats and carpet is in.

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Post by ///FiveOneOh » 19 Sep 2003 22:40

Sigh... I was so gonna buy that thing lol.

Just I figured that.. wel to me a Zs a Z.. to you a Zs a dream car :P
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Post by ajen68510 » 19 Sep 2003 22:49

Blk68510 wrote:Here are a few pics of the car. I will be trying to get it running this weekend... I will post more pics once the new seats and carpet is in.

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Looking good Grasshopper !

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Post by 5teN » 20 Sep 2003 01:07

I must agree it does look good!
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Post by Blk68510 » 20 Sep 2003 20:10

I did some work to it today and with a new starter from the parts car that came with it, a battery that was borrowed from the 510, and some fresh 94 octain fuel, it fired right up. I installed the new seats and took it up and down the street. It needs some tuneing, has a problem with a high idle, and the turn signals dont work, but other then that, it perfomed alot better then what i had expected it to do... will post more pics soon. :D

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Post by ajen68510 » 20 Sep 2003 20:13

Excellent Ray......but ya gotta convert to 240 bumpers............yuck on the 280 ones ! :lol:

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Post by Blk68510 » 20 Sep 2003 20:54

the Fugly bumpers are coming off tomorrow! Inspite of the fact that they are almost brand new... :?

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Post by Boaty » 20 Sep 2003 20:58

The more and more I see Z-Cars, the more my affection for them grows. However I'll never ditch a dime. EVER.

Speaking of dimes, guess what I found sitting around by an abandoned (or what looked to be..) trailer-house!!!!!!
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Post by Byron510 » 20 Sep 2003 21:41

Wow, that;s a cool 68, was it for sale?
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Post by Boaty » 20 Sep 2003 21:53

Nobody in the trailer, nobody else there, no address, but you could tell somebody had been there since the tire-marks were in the grass.
I am going to try to contact them tuesday after my exuast gets done, see if I can't pick it up.

I need parts off of it for my 510, and the rest would go onto eBay, UNLESS somebody can offer me something I can't refuse, for the entire thing. If that's the case, it may turn into my side-project car.
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Post by Blk68510 » 28 Nov 2003 21:24

**UPDATE**
Ok the car now:

Is registerd in my name.

Has passed aircare with nothing more then 94 octain fuel.

Has the bumpers removed.

Has no more air conditioning. :D

And has a verry nice set of suede 240Z seats.

What's left to do:

Install my ZX 5 speed, and 3.90:1 R200, 240Z struts with tokicco shocks, balljoints/tierods, new usethain bushings, install MSA lowering springs, big swaybars front and rear, and toyota 4piston calipers, carpet, and a new dash.

I still have alot of work ahead. I havent tried to see how fast it will go because of the super soft suspension, but it seems pretty quick the way it is.

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Post by ajen68510 » 29 Nov 2003 18:40

cool Ray. If your in the neighborhood on SUnday, i am at the shop finishing the carpets and upholstry on the 510.
bit of a set back today, the glass guy cancelled on me today, then it was too late for anyone else to come..............oh well, i will never use Broco again !

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