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Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:22 pm

I snagged this from the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA today.

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1972 Datsun 240Z
L28e motor with moderate cam,
Eibach springs
Boge shock
Front and rear sway bars
6-1 headers
4 speed trans
Air dam
Electronic ignition.

It has been sitting for 3 years so I have some work to do.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by drwrx » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:52 am

Very cool.
How much work is involved converting the to the fuel injection system of the L28e?
What is you ultimate goal for the car? Track car?

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:21 am

It has SU carbs...no EFI here.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by drwrx » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:46 pm

I thought the "e" in L28e was for electronic fuel injection?
If I am mistaken just ignore me.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:29 pm

You are correct, the previous owner went back to carbs...

I will take any advice to starting this beast up.

I will be pumping out the old gas first.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by ElZorro » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:19 pm

good luck!
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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by drwrx » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:05 am

How long has this car been sitting?
It's been forever since I have worked on a vehicle with carbs (1988).
I wouldn't even know where to begin.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:30 am

Car sat for about 3 years. I will def do a basic check on the engine and service it, new oil, filter, plugs etc, take valve cover off, and check valve clearances first, and lube the top end for the first start.


Also I found out that there is a local Datsun Shop in Manassas called Datsun Spirit.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by Sabre » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:38 am

Advice: Clean the carbs, replace all the hoses, put new gas in, get a couple of fire extinguishers, and start her up! Looks like an AWESOME project.
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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by complacent » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:54 pm

that could be a very fun project. good luck! agreed with everyone else, all fluids and hoses are going to need to be replaced. good chance a pump or two are dead. keep a close eye on oil pressure if possible.
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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by prorallycodriver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:13 am

Cool car. Many fond memories of racing around w/ friends who owned them years ago.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:16 am

Good luck!

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:14 pm

Just learned that the STI r180 rear dif works with the 240z...just need to buy a set of output shafts for $400.

Found a used 05 STI r180 for $350...anyone have a spare one laying round they want to get rid of?

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by schvin » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:34 pm

hotness!
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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by prorallycodriver » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:50 pm

Any updates?

My rallybuddy Nui has a FairladyZ he just got reunited with.

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RHD.

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He is restoring as streetcar but in ex-works livery and Safari-style.

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He lives over in MD and had Z parts in his 510 rallycar till he out a RB turbo motor in it. So probably has many spares and know-how if you need anything, let me know.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by thermatico » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:59 pm

How did he get a right hand drive 240z registered in Maryland?
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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:04 pm

thermatico wrote:How the hell did he get a right hand drive 240z registered in Maryland?
25+ years old

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by prorallycodriver » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:25 pm

Or the BRE Nissan livery is very patriotic.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Being that I have a Son about to be a year old it is stored at our project house...I have done nothing except buy filters and little things to get her up and running.

If you or your friend want to come help her get running you are welcome too. I have a lot to look at before I crank her up.

as far as parts:
glovebox and door
center console
maybe the front rotors and caliper we can swap since mine has the datsun truck swap and I heard it is great for racecars, but not for a daily driver.

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:00 pm

well got her to start up...then she turned into a fire breathing dragon!

Looks like I have a stuck float. No damage done, but almost $hit my pants. Good thing I was prepared for the fire.

She sounded beastly...yummy cam sounds!

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by zaxrex » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:17 pm

tame fire - rule the world.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by goob_os101 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:03 pm


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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by GaToR » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:51 am

Sounds good. :popcorn:

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Re: Goob's Project "Franken-Z"

Post by Sabre » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:18 am

GaToR wrote:Sounds good. :popcorn:
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