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About z shredder

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    Northe Rhine Westfalia ,Germany
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    student

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    240z
  • About my Cars
    a 73 240z imported from the states in bad shape and just about running but getting restored.

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  1. I am probably going to buy this L26 because the price is good and it's not to far away.
  2. This reminds me a bit of this cartoon I used to watch as a kid called phineas and ferb were they would build crazy stuff and everybody asked "aren't you to jung to build (insert something crazy)?" and they would just reply with "yes..... yes we are" and continue building. As a Kid I never really spend much money on anything since the age of 5 to save up to someday buy a cool car. I also got some finencial help from my parents because they didnt want me to ride a motorcycle. And about the car yes it WAS really bad, lots of rust, bad suspension all around, bad wiring and so on...... Right now all of the structural rust has ben fixed the car has a complete new floor pan welded in by welder/chassis builder for free by trading him spare porsche 914 parts 😀 I can weld so I will repair the rest of the rust myself. I removed all of the suspension (A-arms, Struts, sway bar, steering, brakes) even the differential and tank everything got new bushings and all off the surface rust painstakingly removed so that I could paint all of it, while at It the underbody also got painted/undercoated. Aswell as the new bushings I also installed kyb gas struts because the old ones were not good. I also removed all of the rubber seals, all of the glass, all bodypanels, interior to restore. The dash was cracked so i used filler and lots of sanding to repair it all of the gauge glasses were so crappy that you couldn't see the gauges I removet them and polished until they were clear again. So I basically tore down the car to the bare chassis in a small garage with no lift so working with a jack and jack stands. "have you thaught this through?" well I think I am doing pretty ell for a 16 year old with a limided budget. This is no half a$$ed restoration! I already have all of the restored suspension, brakes, steering and differential installed, the car is getting ready for paint and removing the engine block (cylinder head and everything else is already removed). A restoration doesent have to be horrendously expensive if you do all of the work yourself and spend your money smart! I will upload a few pictures of the car so that you get an idea.
  3. Here in Germany we can get 100 octane fuel at most gas stations, yes octane not RON!
  4. Thanks for the offer but I am not going to spent 1500€ on a cylinder head 😁 Do I really need new pistons? Until now I was planning on using L24 flattop pistons.
  5. Well I have 2 options using the E88 head from the l26 or using the E88 head from my l24 I heard that the l26 had bigger valves and that's why I wanted to go with this. The thing about the E31 heads is that they are extremely hard to find in Germany so I think machining down an E88 to get the same compression is the best option.
  6. Did you move the link over one spot on the sprocket or did you mean to say removed a link?
  7. I know but by saying in the calculator that the head gasket is 0mm thick it has the same affect as machining 1.25mm of the cylinder head.
  8. No I dont think we got the maxima here and i can get an l26 block+head for cheap I also have my original l24 to get the pistons from so I am pretty much set I just need to know if my frankenstein engine will work in the end 😅
  9. Thanks for the reply! could you tell me what you did to prevent the timing chain going slack?
  10. Hello, I am looking at buying an L26 engine for my 240z the plan is to use the l24 flat top pistons and a decked e88 cylinder head to get more compression. The ozdat calculator says that with a 1.25mm thinner head gasket and the l24 pistons I will get a compression ratio of 10.5/1 is this equivelent to machining 1.25mm of the cylinder head and using the stock head gasket? Is it even possible to remove that much material?
  11. Thank you for all of the replies! I think I have finally found the color. Its called 'Aurora flare blue pearl' it came on the nissan r35 gtr and i love it!
  12. Hello, I am going to get my 240z projekt painted in the near future but I just cant distinguish and choose between the differnt shades of blue. I know that I want a dark blue and I also have some examples of cars that I think look good, it would be great if you could help me identify some of these colors. Greetings from germany Elias I think i like this first color the most:
  13. I get your point and maybe I should have cleared this up before but I am not trying to get information to use my 240 for street racing. I just really enjoy the old japanese car culture and would like to learn more about it. aswell as that I know of a few highway (wangan) racing Z's from around that period and I would just like to collect a few cool old school street racing pictures from japan 😉
  14. Yea I noticed that when I first turned to full lock, but that still doesnt explain why they wouldnt race them on the streets becaus they also used lots of civic's integras and other fwd cars that well....... don't drift 😅
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