Sunday, April 15, 2012

TLDR Sold old datsun to buy E46 BMW, Bought new datsun and blew the engine

Buddys e30, and my new 1977 280z i blew the engine the day i bought it. Drove it 30+ miles with a pen sized hole in the oil pan, had no idea until it was too late. This blog will continue with the new 280z

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Camshafts :|


.460 lift
.270 intake duration
.270 exhaust duration





This doesn't look like my old camshaft... wat


Ron iskenderian was super helpful and found out what happened with my camshaft, it was sent to this guy who ordered the Buick V8 cam.

He's sending me a free shirt for my troubles.

Transmissions, lol

It lased me 15 drag runs, and 1500 miles before i killed it

Goodbye POS wide ratio 5 speed

I was driving normally, and my 2nd, 5th and reverse gears all went out at the same time, i found this after.

I also found a bunch of ball bearings inside the gear oil

More broken transmission

Previous owner never told me the clutch was brand new, i glazed that bitch over hard core

This is what drag racing does to a clutch with 200 miles on it.

it was a mirror shine, oddly the pressure plate still looked brand new!

Compared to my brand new one (which was the wrong size..)

They sent me a 240 mm friction plate instead of a 225

And finally, the coveted 1983 280zx close ratio 5 speed transmission.

this tranny is amazing, it shifts smooth, the gearing is tight.

now i just need to change my rear end gears to make up for the taller first and second in this trans.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

8/14/11 Battle at the border Drift event

Took my car to a drift event, this is it in the parking lot before i got into the track

People were adding stuff as they walked by

Eventually the drifters got me onto the track free of charge $$$$$

Pic dump of the chalk progression

The camera girl was a real artist, she drew this


Last pic

Video walkaround

Friday, August 12, 2011

Chalkboard painting the Z

I started by taking a sanding sponge to the entire car, getting all the grime and dirt off it. BIG difference on the hood...

I wasn't sure if it was going to rain later on so i taped it off crazy octopus style.

Top coat done

Weather improved so i decided to do the rest, goodbye playboy bunny we hardly knew ye

Took a pic with the tape off just cause'

 Finished first coat, this stuff was put on with a roller so im gonna have to wet sand the fuck out of it.

And here it is all put back together, it looks nice in pictures but is full of orange peel up close

Thursday, August 11, 2011


 Picked up an N47 head from a 77 280z

Unfortunately it has an oil bar, so everything in this post is pointless, but at least the parts are CLEAN!

Cleaning the shit off with aerosol seafoam

Took the gunk right off the camshaft

And ate all of the old oil and gunk off the parts

I'm just pissed this cam wasn't internally oiled.. looks like i cant get my cam reground until i find an internally oiled one.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Here are two runs from 7/13/10 cruise night

The in-car features the 10.28 pass, out of car is the 10.92 Both vs a 3000gt