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Raghavan

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« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2006, 11:05:38 am »
Woah, lots of those cars are nice! Maybe i should get a Z...

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« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2006, 09:29:46 pm »
A few more pics put up today. There's some on the previous page if you haven't seen them yet.

Notice the lonely Danger Ranger on the right. ;)


We weren't behind very much, actually!


1974 1/2 260Z:


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« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2006, 09:34:28 pm »
Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:  
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« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2006, 09:39:31 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.

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« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2006, 09:46:40 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)  
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« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2006, 09:56:00 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)  

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« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2006, 09:56:15 pm »
I have a 1976 280Z 2+2 with a 1981 280ZX Turbo motor swapped in.

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« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2006, 10:08:15 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)
Video games dont count.

Why did you go with the engine swap, more power?
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« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2006, 10:13:31 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)
Video games dont count.

Why did you go with the engine swap, more power?
Not in a video game. :rolleyes:  

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« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2006, 10:14:20 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)
Video games dont count.

Why did you go with the engine swap, more power?
Der?! :P

N/A setups are generally ineffective, IMO. Turbos are the cheapest, most reliable way to extract power from an L series. Some people will just slap a turbo on the motor, but my motor was designed to be turbocharged by Nissan.

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« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2006, 10:20:18 pm »
How much power are you putting down? I don't think I'm going to do any major engine mods if I get a Z.
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« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2006, 10:21:12 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)
Video games dont count.

Why did you go with the engine swap, more power?
Not in a video game. :rolleyes:
Model cars don't count either.
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« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2006, 10:21:36 pm »
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How much power are you putting down? I don't think I'm going to do any major engine mods if I get a Z.
180 hp.

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« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2006, 10:21:58 pm »
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Z34's are so beautiful, Raza should get a twin-turbo :rockon:
The Z34 hasn't come out yet.

Z32s are a bitch to work on and expensive to own. I think I prefer the styling of the Z31, however.
Typo, my bad. What do you have? If I get a 350Z we can start the official CarSPIN Z-car club B)
I already have a Nismo 350Z. B)
Video games dont count.

Why did you go with the engine swap, more power?
Not in a video game. :rolleyes:
Model cars don't count either.
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« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2006, 10:27:45 pm »
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How much power are you putting down? I don't think I'm going to do any major engine mods if I get a Z.
180 hp.
That was from the factory back in 1981. With a restrictive exhaust and engine driven fan/accesories, but also on a brand new perfectly running engine.

It's difficult to say how much power it will have. I'm not going to do any ricer math and add 100 hp for my CAI and full 3" exhaust.

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« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2006, 10:32:05 pm »
So 190 on the conservative side.

I plan on doing some Z-car day get-togethers so maybe we'll meet up sometime.
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« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2006, 11:08:34 pm »
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So 190 on the conservative side.

I plan on doing some Z-car day get-togethers so maybe we'll meet up sometime.
Don't know. I'll put it on the butt dyno on Saturday probably.

Where do you live? I'm in West Michigan.

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« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2006, 11:10:12 pm »
NE Ohio, not close but not too far off.
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« Reply #78 on: May 02, 2006, 10:03:44 am »
I've got a 1:18 scale Nismo Z myself.  

Are G35s allowed to join the club?
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« Reply #79 on: May 02, 2006, 10:58:47 am »
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Are G35s allowed to join the club?
We'll let the G35 slide ;) , or you can get a 300ZX TT.
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« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2006, 10:34:04 am »
Looks like I'll be getting this 300ZX water-cooled center section for my 280Z. I already have 2 sets of housings, so why spend $130 on something I don't need?!



At $350, this is a bargain compared to what Diesel Injection wanted to charge me.

BTW, water cooling prevents oil from cooking in the turbo which means I won't have to sit in the car so long waiting for the turbo to cool.

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« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2006, 12:23:48 pm »
Sweet B)
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« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2006, 02:56:04 pm »
Actually, looks like I'll be having the center section rebuilt. I talked to a friend and he couldn't believe what Diesel Injection Inc. wanted for a rebuild. He recommended a place in Arizona who would do it for $100-$200.

Here's a mock-up of my BOV setup. I realized last night that I already had everything for a BOV. That aluminum pipe and BOV are from the 'ol 9000 Turbo. See! It was good for something! I just need to splice it into the stock J-pipe and get some couplers.

I cleaned up my T3 compressor housing...
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« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2006, 02:40:14 pm »
Look at what what showed up at my door today!

First the FedEx guy brought me this brand spanking new turbo oil supply line:


Then the UPS guy showed up later and brought this:




I HIGHLY recommend Arizona Turbo & Tractor Supply to anyone considering a turbo rebuild. They were a lot cheaper than a local turbo place and Joel was a pleasure to do business with. I can't believe they turned that oily, rusty piece of junk into this work of art!

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« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2006, 02:54:55 pm »
:o

Wow

How much longer do you think it will take to get your turbo in?
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« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2006, 03:11:28 pm »
That depends on the other stuff. I have to change oil, wire the electric fan, and misc. things like that.

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« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2006, 03:13:29 pm »
Looks brand-spankin' new.  :rockon:  

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« Reply #87 on: June 02, 2006, 06:25:24 pm »
Nice!
GET IT IN SOON.

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« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2006, 03:17:56 pm »
This is going in the garbage:



 :rockon:

I'll soon be sporting a reliable, better flowing, smarter engine managment system from an '84 300ZX Turbo.

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« Reply #89 on: June 24, 2006, 12:19:11 pm »
Look at who just turned the big "3-0".



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