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Updated on May 06, 2012
This is my 77 280z. Im 17 years old and I live in NC. I got this car on september 2008 and have not stop working on it since.
This is how it looked when i first got it. I had to pay a towing service to bring the car to my house since it didnt run.
The interior looked decent when I got it so there's not much work that I have to do.
The rear end looked ok. The rust problem was mostly in the fenders, engine bay, and where gas tank was located.
The front of the car had major rust problem.
All the clutter from the engine made this look complicated. My dad and me decided the best thing to do was to replace the engine.
Not much workspace but my mom agreed on parking her car outside so we can work more comfortably.
The motor i got was a L28E from a 82 ZX. Looked better and the guy who sold it to us said it was running. Plus my old motor had a four speed tranny and i wanted an upgrade. This replacement motor has a five speed!
This is during the process of taking out the engine. The whole engine was very dirty and rusted. Good thing we got another motor!
We made a mess when taking apart the ZX engine. Hahaha
This is how the car looked after we took out the engine. The other motor was under work as seen in the side of the picture.
Page 1: U R Here
Page 2: Motor Rebuild
Page 3: Body/Suspension Work
Page 4: Engine Bay & Dropping Motor In
Page 5: Intake/Headers
Page 6: Interior
Page 7: Recent Body/Engine Work
Page 8: New Suspension
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great looking project. looks like you have the same fuel cell that i had in my 69 stang. Summit racing right? anyway the project looks like its coming together real well. Goodluck with the rest of it.
Looks good, man. Lots of good work, It's good to see a Father Son Project follow through. Check out my Z some time.
Currently trying to replace the timing chain on my 1976 Datsun 280Z, this is my frist Datsun 280Z. The Manual states to remove the crank shaft pully, the book say first you need to lock up the engine, I need to lock-up the engine by removing the flywheel inspection cover. Then insert a engine lock up tool. Than I can break lose the crack shaft retaining bolt.I can not find the fly wheel inspection cover, are they talking about the opening were the starter goes.How did you remove the crank shaft pully during your engine rebuild?
great stuff man. cant wait to see this thing done.
the restore is looking awesome. hope to see it running soon
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