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Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by johnymd, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    You didn't enjoy our little road trip then Matt :)

    Rich - Jon was referring to clearcoating and not wrapping. With clear coat you just seal the rust so it doesn't get any worse.
     
  2. rich

    rich Well-Known Forum User

    yes sorry i misread it but clearcoating wont stop it getting any worse, might slow the process but it will just eat through the metal.
     
  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    OK. I was under the impression that if you exclude moisture and oxygen then it could no longer rust, but I'm no expert.
     
  4. rich

    rich Well-Known Forum User

    many a panel i have come across where its rusting under paint.
     
  5. Ian

    Ian
    Z Club Member

    Rich is correct, you cannot stop rust or corrosion by simply coating it, you will slow it down but if rust is there it will continue to get worse even if its sealed from moisture and air..

    If only it were that easy.
     
  6. racer

    racer
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  7. Jabbar

    Jabbar Forum User

    Subscribed, I'm doing a 3UZ swap into a 280ZX. Can I ask what gearbox/diff you was going with? I'm thinking 350Z 6 speed box but looking into other options.
     
  8. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Hi mate, just seen your thread.

    My build is going to be pretty tane as I already have my fast zed. This will be more a laid back cruiser with some getup and go if I need it. So in keeping with this and because I'm on a budget, it will run the auto box. I may change in the future though and the 350 box looks a good choice. There are other options from BMW. With regard to diff's, I'm hopeing the r200 with an LSD will hold up for a little while. I still need to do the maths with regard to ratio's though but I'll probably start with a 3.7 and see how it goes.
     
  9. tel240z

    tel240z
    Z Club Member

    Driveshafts John i know i have been lucky with the 40 year old ones with the M3 SC but V8 torque and a torque converter in the mix well :eek:
     
  10. Jabbar

    Jabbar Forum User

    Although the ZF BMW box are a cheaper option I would prefer to keep it Japanese also you don't need to worry about the speedo trigger. I might be able to get hold of a sump for you.
     
  11. Ian

    Ian
    Z Club Member

    My R200 is holding up well with 490lb/ft, but I wouldn't fancy putting that through stock driveshafts.
     
  12. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I wont be producing that much torque. probably not much over 300ft/lb.
     
  13. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    With the all suspension at the powder coaters and all the hardware at the plates, I found time to push the shell out of the workshop for a good jetwash underneath. Really please with how it came out and the abundance of original blue paint has answered the question on colour. I've been going round and round in circle trying to make my mind up whether to repaint this one or leave it ratty. After speaking to a sprayer today the decision was made and the car is booked in to by repainted in Nissan Bayside blue in March. As I am only having the outside done I can get on and finish the rest of the car before then.
     

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  14. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    If anyone 'not in the know' looked at your car they would think it was a wreck bodywise. However it is a fantastic body and has great potential.

    Truly amazing condition for an old Datsun.

    :thumbs:
     
  15. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Yep. It is in great condition for a bargain basement zed.
     
  16. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Not touched this one lately as I'm waiting on parts.

    Picked up a load of parts from the powdercoaters today but I still can't get the car back together as the hardware is still with the platers.
     

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  17. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Sump kit arrived today. Ya. It's the full rear sump from a soarer which was my preferred choice over a custom made one. The sump is considered a big structural part of the engine so I want to retain the parts specifically designed for it.

    I can now get on with test fitting the engine properly and make some mounts.
     
  18. Jabbar

    Jabbar Forum User

    Cool looking forward to the updates. :thumbs:
     
  19. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Managed to find a few hours this evening to carry on with the car. Mad the engine and gearbox mounts and fitted them in the final position.
     

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  20. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    Looking good John that engine looks like a nice snug fit in there ,great work on the new mounts they must have took some bending keep the pics coming great work :thumbs:
     

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