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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 pm

I'm on the lookout for more RB26 throttle bodies for this thing, they're getting a little bit hard to find.

I spent a few hours on Sunday removing the subframe mounts out of the parts Laurel, I got the front two out by just cutting them out, with the rear ones I thought I'd try and remove the spot welds and pull the panel they were mounted to in one piece and fit this to the Z as I've seen this done on one in Japan, except it was a brand new piece from an R32 which you can read about here http://www.takkun.net/dri-z-324.html. I haven't managed to get it out yet but I will one night this week.
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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby broke » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 am

DJZ wrote:Now if I could just liberate one of these from work I'd be 90% there.

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I'm sure with all your skills you could scan and 3D print one :burnout:

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:26 pm

Finally managed to get the rear subframe mounts out of the parts Laurel, what a nightmare. I wouldn't try and remove it in one piece next time as it didn't work very well this time, I'd just cut them out.
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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:28 pm

I mostly finished the model for the throttle body adaptors apart from somewhere to put the injectors, I've given the model to one of the guys at work to 3D print out of plastic so I can see what it looks like and make sure it's going to work.

We got rid of the compressor in the machine shop at work so I've got a bit more room there so I'm going to take the V8 to work on Friday while I've still got the HTC ute. I've spent quite a lot of time looking at what I can use to replace the broken bits on it - unfortunately the VK56 thermostat housings which are a lot slimmer don't fit on the VK45s so I'll have to get another 45 one. I think the rocker cover is saveable, will try and find someone to plastic weld it.
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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Not very exciting but I got the new non hydraulic fan water pump for this thing from eBay.

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm

Took the sump off the VK today and it looks like it's doable, I think I'm going to have to make a sump flange about 25 or 30mm thick and put two ports in it that run out the front or side for a remote filter mount. The engine itself looks pretty clean on the inside which is good,

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby Datto_610 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Those VK45 plastic thermostat housings are available new from Nissan ex-Japan from memory. Had to replace one on a customers Fuga at work

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Datto_610 wrote:Those VK45 plastic thermostat housings are available new from Nissan ex-Japan from memory. Had to replace one on a customers Fuga at work


Unfortunately it's this whole monstrosity that I need.

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby Datto_610 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Bugger... not easy to come by I imagine..

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Re: DJZ's other 280ZXs

Postby DJZ » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:06 pm

My new cam angle sensors turned up, that's about all I've done on this in a while. Need to get the sump flange pattern sorted and buy some ali to make one out of.
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