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Hi all, This is pretty much my first time on a forum apart from a short time on rotary car club, so please excuse me if I do things a little wonky starting off. Anyway, I absolutely love s30's and intend on rebuilding one in the near future. I'm here to try and get started. My plans have changed over time from an ls swapped 300zx to a 350sbc swapped s30 to just realizing I wanted to retain the L platform in these cars and just go for lightweight, and great throttle response and handling with modest power. So I'm set on an L28 and after a bit of research here actually have come to the conclusion I'm looking for a p54 block with an n42 head in need of rebuild, or at least clean up and assembly. The problem is, I can't seem to find anything near me that seems like a reasonable price. The best thing I've found right now is a guy selling "l28 blocks with dished pistons" for 350 and a range of heads from 500-800. He seems to have a large warehouse full of parts and I will probably contact him with what I'm looking for. But I figured it would be worth a shot to hop on a forum that seems to be filled with nice, helpful people and see if anyone has these in the area(washington state, not afraid to drive). If you have any information feel free to send it my way, and thank you for your time. I hope to be on here troubleshooting in the near future, working on the Z. (:
I bought this car in pretty good condition in 1986, rebuilt the engine, replaced suspension/brakes, floor and frame. I moved away for work and the car has been stored in a heated garage since 1989. The garage owners have sold their house. Keeping it isn't practical for me anymore so I'd like to get it back into shape and pass it along to another appreciative owner. It will need work, so I would welcome any insight and experiences for restoration. I don't have the funds to do a complete restoration, but would at least like to get it functional and in sellable condition. Here are my biggest questions: Recommend a mechanic in Montreal that can do an assessment and get it running; Suggestions or recommendations from those who have gone through the restoration process. I'd like to know how to do this on a budget; Recommend a place like Whitehead Performance where they could take this as a project over the winter so I can have it running in the spring. They suggested 5000-7500 to get it running i.e.: replace all hoses fluids, gas tank and some electrical work; Recommendations about whether to sell it as is or get it running and take it from there. Recommend a transport company that can ship the car to Toronto Iâ€™m heading to Montreal this weekend (October 24-27) to pull the plugs fill the engine with varsol or oil and manually turn the engine to see if its seized. Then take pics of it and list it and hopefully make a decision. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.