DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:00 pm

Datto_610 wrote:What other projects are you looking to buy hmm?? No doubt some crazy super car hehe


Nah, I've got my eye on a Z31 haha.
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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby Datto_610 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Ooooh nice!

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:44 am

Have just about got the L28 in the parts car ready to run, somebody did some very odd disassembly on it, can't quite figure out why. It was unbolted from the box and also from the engine mounts so it looks like it was ready to come out but they'd also removed the fuel rail and bent it in the process so it took quite a while to get that straightened out. Pretty much need to put fuel in it and take the battery out of the black car and see if it starts.

There was no starter or air flow meter with the car so I've had to scrounge in my parts stash, hopefully the air flow meter still works.
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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:11 pm

So, after fixing a bunch of problems today I managed to get the 2+2 started, first thing was the only air flow meter I could find had been sitting outside for over a year so after pulling it apart and cleaning and lubing it I managed to free it up.

I found a key in the centre console but it was basically solid rust, I tried it in the ignition and it wouldn't turn, I had a spare column sitting outside so I pulled the ignition switch off it which you can turn with a screwdriver and plugged that into the 2+2.

Next was the fuel pump wasn't working, the wiring was getting quite hot and also the pump itself was getting hot, I was going to take the pump out of the white car but thought I'd disassemble the original pump, so I did that and managed to free it up so I put it back in.

Pressurised the fuel system and fuel started to piss out of a rust hole in the fuel filter, so I borrowed the new one that I put in the white car. Tried to start it and it fired right up, ran pretty rough for a while but then cleared up (mostly). The water pump wouldn't turn so I pulled that off, picture below, think I might replace it.

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 am

Also pulled the motor and box out on Sunday and put them in the white car, it's not fully in there yet but is pretty close.

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 pm

James put the R180 LSD I've had for this back together yesterday, I'll put it back in the car once the weather is a bit nicer. I need to get a 4.375 speedo drive cog and carrier, they're actually pretty cheap from Amayama.

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:07 pm

Oh, bought a new water pump, thermostat, clutch slave cylinder and new clutch hose for this too. The slave cylinder on the car was pretty rusty and the hose looked pretty average. I need to get a new radiator cap too.
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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby Otodat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:23 pm

Really admire the motivation you have on your cars at the moment :popcorn:

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat May 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Pushed the car into the driveway with James' help today, now I can actually jack it up and work on it.

These are the titanium stub axle nuts that I bought ages ago.

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And got the diff in tonight.

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Re: DJZ's other other 2 seater 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Wed May 09, 2018 7:50 pm

Parts parts parts. New water pump, clutch slave, clutch hose and thermostat. The water pump has a cast impeller and not a stamped one so that's a bonus.

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