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Old 11-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #31
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Re: A few noble questions

Here's what you can do with a 240z with more money than sense:
http://www.servinitup.com/gallery/Darius240z

Just watch a couple of the videos on there
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:18 PM   #32
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I love the 240...



Just SO bad. I just don't get why people put a chevy engine in them. Sure, they're good engines, but why THEM? There are tons of great engines out there...I wonder...why the LT1? I'm considering putting the engine I'm building into a 240Z, but it would be a TON more work. I can find a nice Z31 and probably drop it right back in there in my Uncle's garage. That'd be the easiest thing to do. But I'd really love to put it in a 240. They're the lightest Z ever made...there are TONS of aftermarket suspention stuff out there (which is all that would matter to me since the engine will already be done)...there are TONS of interior pieces out there...etc. It would just be a REALLY NOT simple thing. Decision is a long way off still, so I have time to decide still.
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Old 11-15-2005, 07:18 PM   #33
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Re: A few noble questions

yeah, 240z is definitely an AWESOME car... i agree with LLZ tho... chevy engines, while they're great engines for making power; especially with FI, they don't belong in a z... mind you i'm somewhat of a purist, but to each his own i spose..
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:00 PM   #34
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yeah i think we can all agree that american v8s dont belong in a z. I would personally use a l28et out of and 81-83 280zx turbo. they have great hp and torque and can make tons of power with just a bigger turbo and big injectors. Plus all the 240z-280zx engines and transmissions can be interchanged with little modification if any. I personally picked the 280zx beacause i like the higher bumpered z's but thats just a matter of preference. the ultimate for me would be the front of a 280zx with the smoother 280z rear quarter, but now im just carrying on. oh and wile we're on styling the mirrors on the fenders were only on the japanese versions of the z's and they were called the fairlady z, regardless of what Forza says

(sorry about the lecture)
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:24 PM   #35
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yeah i think we can all agree that american v8s dont belong in a z.
Hey guys... I'd like to think we could all agree that the more Zs that are on the road (no matter what's driving them) the better!

And there is one other good reason its done more than any other conversion: http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Datsun_Z_V-8.html

Because there IS a kit a ready to go... basically bolt in.

The pros/cons, right/wrongs about whether to do it, or not to do it, will go on for eternity... I personally welcome any conversion, so long as its tastefully done.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:24 PM   #36
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Im studying Automotive design in art school and ive discused the 240z along with the Miura as two of the most beautiful and timeless designs ever. And ive been completely backed on that statement by profs. and alumni that are now auto designers. I would LOVE to have an early 73' 240z someday.
BTW. all those pics of those Z are way badass.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #37
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Re: A few noble questions

i agree with your statement.

is that a wide body pic "longlive the z"? is it yours?
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:16 PM   #38
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Re: A few noble questions

I WISH it was mine, man. I got that off another site. That dude put a Chevy engine in that car...damn shame...

But...I am building a VG30ET (turbo enging out of my last Z, an 86 turbo) and I'm considering putting it in a 240Z. I just don't think I'd be easy to find a nice, low mile Z to put it in...

Oh...and jszarecki...read the last post in the thread about the sponsorship thing. Wes had to go and close it RIGHT as I posted a nice long post...reply in PM.

Oh...and for the newb...PM = personal message. Just click the little "PM" button in the bottom part of this post.

...we have music to talk, man...
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:53 PM   #39
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^count me in too
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:35 PM   #40
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Re: A few noble questions

Ok the 280ZX was not a lemon, it just was not well recieved, kinda like the 300ZX (Z31) and the 350Z (Z33). It was new, not like a new car, but a new idea for a old car, they went in the luxery direction with it. Which added about 400lb or more to the wieght of the car and they softened the suspension of the car up for a more comfortable ride. But in the proccess they alienated most of the Z fans out there. Much likethe Z33 has done in more recent history, many dont like its departure from the Turbo power of the past, but many of us forget that the first Zs were NAs. The Z33 kinda harkens back to that. Back to the 280ZX. If you want a older Z then any of the early Zs are about the same, 240-280Z, note I said Z not ZX, the ZX was too heavy and you end up doing alot of reverse engineering to get to where you want it. As for the power plant, the L28 engine in the 280Z is one of the stouter Z engines made. As for a fact there is a guy in my local area who drives a 240Z with a L28 in it that has been turbo charged and is running 21PSI and running close to the 10s in this car. The only reason he runs a 240Z is because his 280Z was hit by a 17yo girl driving a VW jetta.

But after all a Z is a Z, even if its a ZX its still a Z.
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Re: A few noble questions

The Z car line is amazing cuz the SAME LINE covers such a wide spectrum of uses and goals. The 240Z was a stout, simple, affordable TRUE sports car...the Z31 was more of a sports tourer. All this said, NONE of them are so far gone that you'd have to do an arm and a leg worth of work to them to get them to a pretty down to business sports car status again.
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damn girls in jettas. i was "run over" in my VW Corrado a few years back. her BF's jeep literaly ran over the passenger side of the car
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^damn dude, that's f'd up... and wtf's up with all the ads now at the bottom of the page... there's an ad for wendys on mine and damn I'm hungry
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^damn dude, that's f'd up... and wtf's up with all the ads now at the bottom of the page... there's an ad for wendys on mine and damn I'm hungry
yeah, that gets me. last time i was on here it was at the top of the page. but the ads have been at the bottom of the page forever.
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This site is turning into a giant billboard.
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