1981 Datsun 280zx Turbo
Crappy iPhone quality, This is my Project 1981 280zx turbo, started as a stock L28E & swapped in a L28ET off a 1983 280zx turbo, few upgrades: T3/TO4E AiResearch turbo, 87 Z31 300zx turbo ECU & MAF, homemade intake, stock Exhaust, 3" muffler, 83 280zx turbo Borg Warner T-5 tranny with Steeda Tri-Ax short shifter, stock R200 3.90, CV axles, 280zx turbo rear brakes.
Heaths Datsun 280ZX Resto
The first picture is of the Datsun at the owners garage. It sat in there for 10 years. After i bought it from there, for $1200 (I wish i had lowered the price...learned from my mistake) i took it home and parked it in the grass as you can see.
My names Heath and this is my 1982 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 I purchased as my first car at the age of 16 during the month of August, 2009. I am currently 17 and throughout the winter of 2009 i had parked the car in the garage to get a workin on the rust issue. Enjoy the video of my amature rust repair. Take note i am fully aware that it is not the best work, nor may it be the absolute correct way to fix rust. It is a temporary job done to suit my needs and wishes. Look at how i used trash bags and painters tape to block over-spray because it was in my arsenal of available tools. In my opinion i had done a very well job for doing such a task for the first time. I show you that with just extremely basic skills and beginner of knowledge that you can do such a task just as i have done. I am a beginner in all ways mechanic and body repair. But, with the help of such a great online forum, http://www.HybridZ.org, the work was easier than i had thought and my learning curve increased ten fold. I took the engine apart myself, and have learned so much thanks to my eagerness to learn and the extremely knowledgeable and helpful Z enthusiasts at HybridZ.
Later on in the video you will see that i end up taking the engine apart as well. After 6 months of working on the car in the garage and then outside of the garage replacing small components and rubber lines/hoses, i had thought i had cured my idling problem that was prevalent soon after purchase. I started the car up only to be taken back by a white cloud of smoke coming from the engine bay. Blown head gasket/cracked head gasket whatever you want to call it or what ever it is. The head is currently in the shop as of now 4/24/10. It is getting looked at, and i will be notified later on and this video description will be updated. Check back to view my progress!
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Datsun 280zx Turbo
Here's another update of my Z along with the latest mods i've done with it. I figured once i fixed the Exhaust leak from the last video i could post a vid of it actually being driven and what not. Oh and the BOV is really loud (: the turbo is starting to burn oil now :( so thats getting replaced soon, but for now im just doing what i can, no texas emission tests for me (: lmk what you think!!