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Squeaky192

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My buddy's 280Z
« on: April 24, 2013, 01:37:23 PM »
Well, my friend is a total douche and came across a practically rust-free 280Z, that already had a carb'd 355 and TH350 in it, just needed the swapped finished.  He paid $1500.  $15-god-damn-hundred.  So he put a kit on it, sprayed it, sold the motor and trans, and actually was -$75 into the project when he started it.  Started out with a 5.3 with an LS1 intake/cam, but was bored of that almost instantly, and tossed in a H/C/I LS1 he had sitting from his old 4th gen. 

Here are some pics.



The skull lock I told him he can never remove. :lol:

Underhood, he just recently added some giggle-gas. :)


And, a short video I tossed together for him.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18Fgntu8e4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18Fgntu8e4</a>

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 01:39:13 PM »
One more video my buddy at 1320video made:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwDFfxTz4mQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwDFfxTz4mQ</a>
« Last Edit: April 24, 2013, 01:39:50 PM by Squeaky192 »

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 03:41:54 PM »
Fuck, that's awesome. Have you posted this car before? It seems a little familiar.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 04:34:48 PM »
I haven't, dunno if someone else did.  I haven't posted on here in 3-4 years. :\

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 09:12:54 PM »
LS1 swapped 240s 260s and 280s are pretty common. Looks good. I'd prefer a newer Nissan engine though. Nothing sounds like an inline six.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 12:57:30 AM »
LS1 swapped 240s 260s and 280s are pretty common. Looks good. I'd prefer a newer Nissan engine though. Nothing sounds like an inline six.
RB26?
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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 06:45:20 AM »
Holy shit, this Z is awesome. Sounds so nasty, I love it.
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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 11:05:41 AM »
RB26?

Either an RB26 or an RB30 with an RB26 head on it. I am trying to get a good RB30 for mine.

Don't get me wrong this is a sick 280. I just think it's too easy to take something and throw an LS series engine into it. He did a great job though and did it right at least.

Is he using an LSD in his R200? Also where'd he get the half-shafts made?

If you know. Looks like it hooks pretty well too, definitely not easy to do in such a light car.

Tell him good luck on finding door cards haha. Mine are pretty thrashed too.
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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 02:29:06 PM »
He broke so many axles that he finally went ahead and did a Cobra 8.8 swap.  He's damn talented, so he fab'd it all, as far as I know he has the only 8.8 IRS in one.  Here are some pics from his LS1Tech Post:








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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 12:49:25 PM »
Looks nice. I love how much room is in these cars to fit whatever you want.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 07:40:24 AM »
Wow..awesome deal and the rear end set up looks great.  Hell of a car.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 07:10:38 PM »
rb series is heavily heavily over rated if you want a nissan inline 6 go with a tb48de, 1400 hp stock block no problem, can actually have more then a 500 rpm power band at that level and can be built to a 5.15L. reason thats what people are turning to for drag motors in nissans now =P

if want some examples go look on youtube for "nissan patrol vs lambo" or "nissan patrol doing 397 kph" not bad for a 5500 lb + suv lol
Either an RB26 or an RB30 with an RB26 head on it. I am trying to get a good RB30 for mine.

Don't get me wrong this is a sick 280. I just think it's too easy to take something and throw an LS series engine into it. He did a great job though and did it right at least.

Is he using an LSD in his R200? Also where'd he get the half-shafts made?

If you know. Looks like it hooks pretty well too, definitely not easy to do in such a light car.

Tell him good luck on finding door cards haha. Mine are pretty thrashed too.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 07:14:12 PM by jerryd87 »

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 03:00:45 AM »
Yeah, I know all about the tb48. I also know that finding parts for it in the U.S. is completely hopeless and therefore investing in an RB series is well worth it. It would also not fit in the 240-280Z whereas RB25/26/30 swaps have been proven to work quite well.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013, 12:41:23 PM »
Sometimes it's just best to go with whats been done and established. It's usually a lot cheaper and less of a headache. Unless you HAVE to have OMGIMDIFFRINT
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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2013, 01:43:16 PM »
You need to mail this thing into HotRod Magazine.. I guarantee it'll end up at least in the Reader's Rides section, if they don't offer a feature.

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Re: My buddy's 280Z
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 09:40:42 PM »
Holy drool. Absolutely love everything about this thing. Stance, color, flares, motor, driving it to the track, just killer all around.

I've thought about swapping an 8.8 into my 350 just because I could fab parts for it and still be money ahead versus buying a damn LSD for the stock diff  :(

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