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240z - Right Hand Drive Conversion Project

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by tel240z, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Yes i saw it john

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  2. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Terry an LD28 (with turbo perhaps) would have been a good fit and an economical cruiser.


    Yes Rob but with a price tag £££££££
     
  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    May pop in tomorrow as I've got the green paint now.

    Be nice to see it in the engine bay.
     
  4. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    yes me to John, i'm getting itchy fingers, but i must get the thing running in the car but isolated from the cars electrical systems, started the RHD swop today

    NOT AS CRUDE AS THIS

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  5. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

  6. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    If your into getting a little more out of these engines and getting them to breath better you could go this route.
     

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  7. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Well as per your complicated diagram i may have a bit of room at the front :D
     
  8. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Now that wasn't to difficult just a few brackets to move and the heater box intake to install then I'm converted to a RHD shell bit of linishing and i should be ready to shot blast the engine bay

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  9. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    http://youtu.be/v6KWsIFqoso

    Not with this in you wouldn't.
     
  10. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    Been up to Terry's workshop today the car is coming on well also had a good chat with John and also seen Tom with his car.

    Good to see you all again and good luck fitting the V12 engine.
     
  11. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Good to catch up with you to Dave looked like you had a good days Z entertainment even extended to passenger rides :D now in between talking, tea, and jaffa cakes carried on with the RHD conversion and cleaning up the engine bay of unwanted clips brackets and holes

    PURISTS LOOK AWAY

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  12. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I see the smoke has cleared a little after the lunchtime burnout sessions. All part of the fun of Saturdays at Terry's. Its a bit like Kids Kingdom but with Zeds.
     
  13. TomZupra

    TomZupra Well-Known Forum User

    Bunch of hooligans these essex boys, this is what happens when you give Tel a nice old mans Lexus cruiser:

    Bit of smoke

    Made working in the shop a bit more difficult:

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    Nice to meet Dave too
     
  14. Plus4E

    Plus4E New Forum User

    Subscribed :) Will be lurking in the background to monitor your progress, Terry!

    Cheers,

    Nick :)
     
  15. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Excellent Nick ;) ;)
     
  16. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    shot blasting in progress used a 120 grit aluminium oxide for a fine finish even blends the Datsun paint in with the bare metal hopefully get the engine bay all sorted and in primer Saturday, may even have a play at being auto electricians on the lexus :eek:

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  17. Plus4E

    Plus4E New Forum User

    Nice patina :) Just needs some lacquer now! :D
     
  18. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Is that right Nick i could even just leave the engine as it is, as well all dusty and corroded as ali does ;)

    mind you too late now, with a bit of help from my friends got quite a bit done and a lot of thanks from Tom Zupra who has egged me on to take the lexus apart and spent most of his day getting involved pulling it apart and chasing circuits he seems quite confident :eek: plan is to keep pulling it apart and test drive it in between removal of unwanted circuits and understand how it all works

    ENGINE BAY IN PRIMER

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  19. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Good progress Terry and 'aren't mates great' ?

    That's the beauty of a Club like this. :thumbs:
     
  20. TomZupra

    TomZupra Well-Known Forum User

    Good session today, think we could start a toyota v8 swap company, might have to practice putting one in mine first though :D

    Really looking forward to hearing it without the 900 different exhaust boxes on, think its going to be special little car. Test fit the engine next weekend I think!
     

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