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  2. 1998. Sorry. Nissan did not quietly keep the car under wraps and off the records. Just the opposite. The 240Z-R was a publicity piece.
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  4. These posts have come up before . Google 200 RWHP Hybridz and read so,e of those threads . 200 hp is much more realistic and if you haven’t driven a Z with 200 you don’t have the objectivity to ask for 300. 200 would be a hand full for a street motor. People that have ridden in my 155 rwhp car swear it’s much more. Gearing will help with the fun factor . The advice above is realistic. These engines aren’t cheap to get that HP goals . Cams, cam gears, harmonic balancers , pistons , valves , port work, hardware, engine control( ignition and fuel) , triples or EFI , $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  5. Unless it's a diecast or plastic model, I don't think a Z is going to fit on top of that bench.
  6. L28 with 16psi on a turbo will get over 300hp at rear wheels
  7. I would use your "contraption" to.. but without the 4 nuts that hold the bolts in the head? not really necessary ..? And the ring made on the Lathe can be just a peace of (copper) tubing?
  8. Do you want me to cut-and-paste my reply from the other parallel thread you started? All of this is doing nothing good for the filing in the forum archives.
  9. Yes. No. No. It didn't. It shared it's 'PS30' chassis number prefix and body serial number combo with the 'ordinary' PS30. You're confusing prefixes with suffixes. 'Ordinary' Nissan Fairlady Z432 was factory build code 'PS30-D', and Nissan Fairlady Z432-R was 'PS30-SB'. Nissan's Works race & rally department(s) gave their charges their own designations as they saw fit, for their own purposes. They also gave each car it's own company internal identification (called a Maintenance Number) which is, as civilians, technically none of our business. Yes you are. You're taking all this 'VZ' hoo-ha too seriously. It's a story that's a bit frilly around the edges. That '240ZR' name is nickname given to a customised [is it/isn't it 'VZ'] car by the people involved with customising it, that's all. A bit of unofficial Droit de seigneur... Do you think Yutaka Katayama's yellow HLS30U with all its customising (Grande nose, basket wires, fancy paint etc) was any kind of 'factory special'? Of course it wasn't. It was just a car modified to the tastes of an individual long after leaving the production line. If you think that factory designations can be changed on a whim then you're falling into a whole new world of philosophical hurt. The safest and surest way to deal with official factory designations for the S30-series Z is to stick to the rule that the factory-applied designations cannot be changed after the fact, and that upgrade/downgrade/sideways shuffle of variants is technically impossible. People making up new model names, or re-using old ones unwisely and applying them to custom cars in the former colonies is nothing to be taken too seriously. ^Case in point. Yeah, "rarest" LOL. "Kept it under wraps" ha ha. "Off the records", what records? Oh, of course! Penny just dropped! You're prepping the pitch for your own custom car's upgrade from Coach to Business, aren't you? Good luck with that.
  10. Mike

    Zedd Saver

    From the 240z through to the 280z, we want to provide you with the parts that are no longer available anywhere else.
  11. ^^^^ wot he said ^^^^ Not withstanding protecting against a weepy windscreen rubber in the future and rust! Rule of thumb: if you can’t see it, it’s rusting in silence! ;) Give it the best possible start in life especially given that you can now and not later!
  12. So Sean, agreed 100000% with Mr Patcon (at least I think he is a Mr! As for being a gentleman, the jury is out on that one)! :P My L28 with E88 head and mostly stock internals* + SU carbs is doing 232BHP / 210lbft. The tuner backed off @6400rpm even though the power was still climbing (he was afraid of it going too lean and melting a piston). From this point on each pony gets exponentially more expensive. The tuner tells me that with better top end fuelling / triples there is another 10-15% in there but that’s a lot of money for another, say, 20bhp. (By the time it’s fully rolling road tuned up I make it well over £2000 / $3000 additional spend). In all honesty the power I have is plenty enough for spirited driving on the public road and safely putting it ALL down. 60mph comes around in 5 seconds and the old lady regularly scares the pants off Subaru Imprezzas and other exotic machinery. But the greatest fun isn’t drag racing off the lights, it’s the lovely power around the twisty roads. Aim for a lovely beefy flat torque curve over headline BHP figures - you will enjoy it more and much more often, in any gear. My engine was built by very experienced chaps doing this for 40 years. They have built a 300bhp NA motor for their time attack machine (no diesel crank either). Don’t even think about what it cost them in parts, blood, sweat and time! Sadly they are all retiring :( As said already, the power in these engines is mostly made in the head. So time and money would be well spent there. Then there are the ancillaries that have to be matched, such as a decent ignition, exhaust system, carbs etc that make a huge and sometimes overlooked difference. There are a lot of very expensive carbs out there that are poorly set up, so budget for a decent amount of time / money on the Rolling Road with an experienced tuner. You could always head for Jenvey throttle bodies and EFI but then, as said before, it gets expensive. Good luck and watching your progress with interest. *Schneider springs / caps, 270 degree cam, 0.48” lift, fully ported head, flat top standard weight pistons 1mm over, larger 280 valves.
  13. Looks like it had the upper radiator support replaced during the restoration.
  14. Fantastic stuff, thanks for that 26th-Z. I bought 08802 a few weeks ago, must have come down the assembly line with 08808. Must have been pretty special if it had the time machine option added, how else would it appear at the 1988 Z car convention if it went through the Z Store in the mid 1990s!😎 Roo
  15. It turns out my headers and intake manifold are not the same thickness. That presents a clamping issue using the thick washers. I was wondering if somebody has some of those thick washers modified so that just half of the washer is raised. Otherwise I will just have to grind a set up to fit. Any good tips from others that have run into this mismatch? Don't have a lathe or a welder so just looking for a easy way to get these manifolds clamped correctly so no leaks. Thanks
  16. Where would we be without friends?@convertt stopped by with a new (to me) fender for me! Much better condition and near perfect fit! Thanks Kent!
  17. @ZCarFever The clips are now available for $30/set from Zeddsaver. He bought one of my sets and I am glad to see he is producing them and able to offer a better price. I recommend you check him out and purchase a set from him. https://www.zeddsaver.com/collections/miscellaneous-parts/products/datsun-240z-series-1-hatch-vent-clips-1
  18. My rolling shell is also a late 71. Made 9/71. Do you have Some way of communicating with me other than on here?
  19. Oh, Seedroo, I just went back and read what you quoted. Ha! Just goes to show you. Don't believe everything you read on the internet! Ha!
  20. Ahhh...you're chasing windmills. HLS30-08808 is the 240Z-R you are looking for. It was sold through Lynne's Nissan, according to Pete Evanow, which wasn't one of the named dealers in the Nissan documents. Displayed at the 1988 Z Car Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was a specialized "high-performance" version of the standard specification and build number 23 according to Pete Evanow's list. According to Carl Beck, it is in Stanhope, New Jersey and has an original build date of August, 1970. I don't know what was so "high-performance" about the build. It looks to be very similar to the car that was built for Keith Crane, publisher of "AutoWeek". I believe it is supposed to have distinctive upholstery, front spook, polished valve cover, and wheels. Carl's photograph of the car shows stock wheels and Pete's photograph shows the polished slots. No telling.
  21. @240zSean I may have a lot of the small bits you'll need. I bought a late 71 rolling shell (no title, reasonably good shape by today's standards) a while back that was missing the engine, trans (auto), half shafts and some interior parts. I disassembled a lot of it but it's still a roller. I still have all the wire harnesses, brake lines and brake line clips are still on the shell, and lots of parts in boxes that came from it.
  22. My 1981 280 ZX sat in a farm house garage for 24 years (no climate control). Tires were flat but I filled them with air and they stayed full of air for 20 months during restoration until I put new tires on it earlier this month of July 2019. I never had my Z in rain or snow. Despite this, the under carriage looked terrible and my original exhaust system looked really rough. Impossible to read any stamped information on my original muffler. I have 25,530 miles in mine and I have all mileage documentation. I pulled my L28 and had it all redone. I find it hard to believe that there are only 350 miles on your Z. Hard to believe that the owner would change oil before 350 miles and put on a Fram filter. Original filters are baby blue. Pull the valve cover and the head (which you will have to do anyway) to see what the engine has been through. Check the anti-freeze in the radiator for more evidence. Pull the oil plug; drain the oil and check it. Check the air filter to see what’s there. Air filter should not be very dirty with 350 miles in the odometer. Check the struts for wear and leakage. Any mice infestation under the hood? In passenger cabin? Dust: My Z sat for 24 years and had lots more dust than what I’m seeing, and I kept my Z paint job in meticulous condition before I got too busy and let it go for 24 years. Has your Z been stored in a climate controlled space all this time?
  23. Thanks for the help. Not just on this topic but my other one as well
  24. LOL. It never stops. You just have to keep the voices at bay. BTW - I did not use a milling machine to fabricate my valve contraption.
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