Any Datsun/Nissan Z enthusiasts?

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12/11/2018 4:06 PM

Just pulled the motor outta this turd the other night. Needs alot of body work. Framerails and Floorpans are shot. But anyone into these imports? Gonna make this a one of a kind with some american muscle love. Photo
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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/11/2018 4:22 PM

79-83???

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12/11/2018 4:30 PM

newmann wrote:

79-83???

Yes sir. 1980 280zx.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/11/2018 6:46 PM

Turd? I smoked several Irocs and Mustangs with an 83 model turd that talked to ya when you left the lights on or opened the door. That thing ran like a scalded ass ape. 35 mph in 1st, 70 in 2nd and blanked the digital dash in 3rd with 2 to go. It did it with authority. If you ran it up in 1st and didn't change gears but just slammed the clutch in, you could sling it to 43 and 78 in second if you did the same thing. I could pull 3rd gear power slides on dry pavement across the HS parking lot coming out of 2nd. 4 wheel disc brakes, short turn steering, short shift linkage, limited slip rear end, hand emergency brake low profile wide tires with super light aluminum rims, the car was way ahead of its time. You could actually feel the g's when you hung a turn with it. It was an absolute blast. Why ruin it with American muscle? The engine was pretty much the same as a 250 Chevy with great injection to start with and was half the fun of the car. A build 250 6 was no slouch.

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12/11/2018 7:45 PM

FlickitFlat wrote:

Turd? I smoked several Irocs and Mustangs with an 83 model turd that talked to ya when you left the lights on or opened the ...more

I was planning on throwing a chevy crate motor in it. That engine has just about ran its life. The "turd" emphasis was on the body. Theres a ridiculous amount of rust. Keep on finding new holes. But yeah the I6s are good but i have no clue where to source parts.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/12/2018 11:03 AM

I realized that after I reread it, sorry I misunderstood. I'm a little defensive because it was my favorite vehicle of all time that I've owned. I'm still pissed about how I lost mine. It was parked in the mall parking lot and some 80 year old women ran straight into the side of it at around 35 mph. Just like that my Duke of Hazard days were over because I never found another car like that one. Old bitch probably did me a favor lol.

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12/12/2018 11:11 AM

Mine was like this one, with T-tops and leather interior.
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12/12/2018 11:28 AM

me likes the old ones..
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12/12/2018 12:16 PM

Bring A Trailer has a few listed right now, look at this ---

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-77/


I`ve been on the market for a 300 zx TT for a while. They haven`t gotten the Supra bump yet but they're starting to climb in price.

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War Eagle

12/12/2018 6:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2018 6:21 PM

Anyone know a good way on attacking the frame rails? I was thinking about cutting out some rectangular tubing and just slipping it over and tack welding it on. Ill post some pics of the rails and floor pans later tomorrow.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/12/2018 6:26 PM

Huevos450R wrote:

Bring A Trailer has a few listed right now, look at this ---

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-77/


I`ve ...more

That thing is sweet. I was thinking around the same thing power plant wise. Plus a candy red coat and a custom made interior and dash.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/13/2018 5:30 AM

My Datsun from years past was one like this ... https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/06/13/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1971-datsun-521-pickup/

Was a great truck wish I still had it. Have been thinking about trying to find one to build up. Maybe in a year or two ...

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12/13/2018 7:14 AM

My Dad was a Datsun dealer in the 70s and 80s. Needless to say, one of my first cars was a 73 240z, then a 74 260z, both used and finally a brand new, 1980 280zx Anniversary. Looking back, the 240z was my favourite before they added the 5 mph bumpers and pollution crap. Picture isn't mine, but same car. Mine was number 273.

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12/13/2018 8:07 AM



Mighty Car Mods did a whole series on theirs. The show is pretty good, the guys are funny!
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12/13/2018 8:23 AM

Z cars are cool AF. Id never shoe-horn a ho-hum SBC into a classic, but different strokes for different folks.

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"We don't rent pigs."

12/13/2018 1:06 PM

Check out b is for build on youtube. He did an awesome job shoving a BMW V10 into an older 240 and then adding a widebody kit. Obviously I haven't seen it up close, but it looks killer in the vids.

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Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.

12/13/2018 1:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 2:27 PM

Nice! When I broke my back racing I got a 1990 300zx twin turbo to keep me sane without moto. Beautiful cars and ahead of their time forsure.I spent 2 years modding it and ended up selling it a few years ago to get bikes again haha.

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12/13/2018 2:03 PM

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12/13/2018 2:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 2:49 PM

Rooster wrote:

Check out b is for build on youtube. He did an awesome job shoving a BMW V10 into an older 240 and then adding a widebody kit. ...more

I was in search of a widebody kit for this car. But sourcing parts for a 280zx is so damn hard.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

12/13/2018 3:11 PM

Rooster wrote:

Check out b is for build on youtube. He did an awesome job shoving a BMW V10 into an older 240 and then adding a widebody kit. ...more

Marty1028 wrote:

I was in search of a widebody kit for this car. But sourcing parts for a 280zx is so damn hard.

Widebody....not a Z though.

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12/13/2018 3:53 PM

was always a big fan of Paul Newmans race cars,, rad dude
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12/13/2018 3:57 PM

ok one more.. now these were widebodys done right
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12/13/2018 5:44 PM

KMC440 wrote:

My Datsun from years past was one like this ... ...more

Different model but...

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12/14/2018 6:33 AM

Here are some cool pics from the Mitty at Road ATL this year. Photo
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War Eagle

12/14/2018 6:57 AM

Drove a 71 datsun pu from 14 till in my 20s. Still have it.

Took a 610 drivetrain ,2 litre, built it in my basement bedroom,rolled it out in a wheelbarrow and dropped it in under a tree. High compression,cam,homemade square flange intake for Holley but a quadrajet was best.

Later,took a 280 and put in a 76 pu. , cut the grill,and moved the radiator in a brush guard. Bolts right in.

Good times

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12/14/2018 1:11 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Drove a 71 datsun pu from 14 till in my 20s. Still have it.

Took a 610 drivetrain ,2 litre, built it in my basement ...more

Ive made manifolds before, even one for an Allis-Chalmers WD-45 we tractor pulled with.

Would LOVE to see that homegrown manifold. Nothin' wrong with a modded Rochester QJ.

On my first stock car we used the Carter AVS on my HP383 because it had mechanical secondaries and was OEM so it was legal.


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"We don't rent pigs."

1/9/2019 5:15 PM

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

1/9/2019 10:35 PM

I came across this a while back. His shed build and Datsun build are both pretty cool.
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=340229

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1/10/2019 4:33 PM

hillbilly wrote:

Drove a 71 datsun pu from 14 till in my 20s. Still have it.

Took a 610 drivetrain ,2 litre, built it in my basement ...more

Let me know if you ever want to sell the truck.
I'll always have a soft spot for that dang truck.

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1/10/2019 5:03 PM

Want.

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