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2+ years Of My Life..My 400+hp Datsun Z Build. Lotsa Pics

Well here it is guys....been working away almost every free moment on it for the past few months eager for completion. I have driven the car about 10miles and its incredible and sounds VERY angry with the cam and added compression (the car not me). The boost is set low (4-5psi) right now for the initial break in, but based on how it feels I am confident that this car is quicker than my 2900lb - 911 Turbo that is sitting about 425hp.

About the car: I rescued it from a banker in Denver 8years ago, it was rusty and rough but stock and "all there" right down to the stock Hitachi cassette deck, everything works on the car. It has improved every year I have had it.

There is still lots of little things to do and bugs to work out, but its fairly presentable, so thought I would share.

A quick run down on the Engine:
3.0L Displacement
240Z rods
JE Pistons 8.1: 1 compression
Diamond Like Coating (DLC) on the wrist pins
Swain coated piston domes and exhaust & combustion chambers
Whitehead Performance Ported and Polished P90 (non-hydraulic)
HKS 2mm Head Gasket
Web Turbo Grind Cam
ARP studded bottom end
ARP Head Studs
ARP flywheel bolts
Custom Aluminum Radiator
Arizona Z-Car Turbo Oil Pump
Corky Bell Fabricated Intercooler (custom made)
2.5" Intercooler Piping
Perma-cool Oil Cooler (-10 lines)
Flex-A-Lite twin Electric Fans thermostatically controlled
Clutch Specialties Clutch (custom made)
Fidanza 240mm Flywheel
Brand new genuine Nissan Borg Warner T5
Custom made Intake Manifold
South Florida Performance Exhaust Manifold
Garrett T3 / T4 Turbo
TiAL Blow Off Valve and 38mm Wastegate
67mm BMW 735i Throttle Body
3" Mandrel Exhaust

Lots of Autometer Gauges.

Hand built coilovers by myself

Soon: Willwood 4Piston brake conversion

The front spoiler was imported from Japan and a very unique piece that took ALOT of messing to fit it.

The car should be capable of 400+whp and will be set to run 18psi on a Haltech E6X Engine Management very soon (after break-in).

The pics...



















Enjoy and regards - Yasin
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Very impressive. I love the old Z-cars.
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WOW!!! I love it.
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428hp 280z? umm... it must be scary to drive. My both of my friend had 300+ 240z, one with wide body and wide wheels/tires. They are so scary to drive because they are too light, and doesn't handle that well. I had the first gen. 140z, after restored and a lot of things done, it still flew off the road surface :lol:
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Wow!

I had a 280Z before, along with the Toyota Supra Turbo. The Z won my 1st choice as it was light and nimble compared to the Supra.

Keep us posted.
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What year is that, did it start out as a 1981 215 hp ZX turbo?
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Time to lose the 85mph speedo!
Very cool resto!!
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Fun stuff.
Brings back great memories from the 80's.
Great if we the hood were on to hide the beast within.....
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WOW...That car looks nasty(the good way)...Unfortunetly I had to sell mine as I just bought the house..It came a long way but she had to go before it was complete..Nowhere near as nice as yours though...I love turbo Z's..








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Your '83 was exactly what I had. Unfortunately, I was rear-ended and insurance company totalled it!

May I ask how much it sold for?




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Now you just made me want to paint my 911's hood black.

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WOW...That car looks nasty(the good way)...Unfortunetly I had to sell mine as I just bought the house..It came a long way but she had to go before it was complete..Nowhere near as nice as yours though...I love turbo Z's..








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Wow. That is better than new.

I thought 240z was the tops, but this one is awesome....
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I sold mine for 5k a few months ago....Based on what I see with Yasins car,,and with the old school Z's steadily rising in value as of lately,Id say Yasins car would easily bring 8-10k if it is solid...
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i saw this one today at a gtg. 240z with twin turbo skyline gtr engine.



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Wow. That is better than new.

I thought 240z was the tops, but this one is awesome....


The 240Z was supposed to be the 'best' of the Z. The later ones, 260, 280, 280zx, etc. got porkier.

I would go back to the Z's if it were not for the fact that the market was lacking 'parts joint' ---- there is no "performance products" or Pelican stores that I am aware of. Heck, as soon as I started to end up going to 'junk yards' for parts, I just said, "That's it!"
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What's the opinion on the "remanufactured" Z-cars from about 10 years ago? If I recall, Nissan took these cars and rebuilt them for $25k-

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What's the opinion on the "remanufactured" Z-cars from about 10 years ago? If I recall, Nissan took these cars and rebuilt them for $25k-

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I remember reading that they were essentially "as new" when complete. No idea what they're selling for today, but that was a cool move by Nissan.
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This one looks like a lot of fun.

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428hp 280z? umm... it must be scary to drive. My both of my friend had 300+ 240z, one with wide body and wide wheels/tires. They are so scary to drive because they are too light, and doesn't handle that well. I had the first gen. 140z, after restored and a lot of things done, it still flew off the road surface :lol:
Yup I will have to definitely hold on to it, once the boost comes on...you can totally tell it has some incredible lunngs and legs on it! The is car weighs as much as a 930, about 2950lbs.

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Wow!

I had a 280Z before, along with the Toyota Supra Turbo. The Z won my 1st choice as it was light and nimble compared to the Supra.

Keep us posted.
Love the Supra too! One of my all time favs, no matter the generation.

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What year is that, did it start out as a 1981 215 hp ZX turbo?
This is an '83 with the 180hp / 200ft.lbs of torque motor

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Mitsumark - Sorry you had to sell your car, you gave it away, someone got a killer car at a great deal!! That car is stunning. I love the color, the appearance and love your tasteful mods. Sad to see it go. I saved your car's pics on my hardrive. I would not come close to selling my car even if someone offered me $15K for it.

Many thanks for all the compliments and feedback guys! I appreciate it.

Regards - Yasin
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Alright, here my turn. 1971 almost all stock parts, and I sold it for ~$4k after done

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