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    Default Engine swapped '73 240z

    Here's my other build: 1982 Volvo 242 Turbo:


    Recently picked up a datsun 240z, lets get right into it!

    Day I got it-



    That motor ran like crap- blew smoke ( I think it was burning oil) and the carbs were at about 0/10 so idecided to pull that motor and swap in my dad's L24/5 speed since he's putting an sr20 in his.

    So I didn't lie! It does have an engine swap- just the same stock motor from a 1 year older car.. next sumer something inline and turbo (rb20, sr20, 1jz) will be going in, I just figured if I had a mint running L24 I might as well get that for free!

    Went down to santa clara at the shop its getting worked on- pulled that motor:


    Brought that to my house, unloaded and pulled my motor:


    had to reorganize/shuffle some parts around:


    aaand new engine/trans back in the car, its that easy! (give or take a few steps, results may vary)


    I got it running yesterday, and drove it to work today with only one problem- it won't shut off when I pull the key out.. but I'd rather try to get a running engine to die than vice versa.

    Immediate plans include:
    Megan weld on coils from mickinney motorsports
    IMSA 3 piece ducktail
    MSA urathane air dam

    eventually Work euip 01/03s and flares will follow once I have enough money but the konig rewinds or what ever are on there look pretty good imo.

    Thats it for now.. work on it should really pick up once I get some parts in.
    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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    This is gonna be rad!

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    I freakin' love these cars. Do this one justice. I'll be following for sure.

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    thumbs up!

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    Awesome! Makes me miss my Z.

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    Came home to these yesterday!!


    They're rota shakotan in 15x8 et0 all around.

    I opened up a box to take a look inside:





















    Those aren't rotas..? Oh yeah, these must be the Equip 03's I bought off Zilvia.
    15x8.5 et-6 ~3" lip
    15x9 et-3 ~4" lip

    I'll test fit them once I get the car back from getting the exhaust done.

    And there are a few boxes heading up the California coast from theZstore so next update the car should look pretty different!
    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprophet13 View Post
    Came home to these yesterday!!


    They're rota shakotan in 15x8 et0 all around.

    I opened up a box to take a look inside:





















    Those aren't rotas..? Oh yeah, these must be the Equip 03's I bought off Zilvia.
    15x8.5 et-6 ~3" lip
    15x9 et-3 ~4" lip

    I'll test fit them once I get the car back from getting the exhaust done.

    And there are a few boxes heading up the California coast from theZstore so next update the car should look pretty different!
    you got me.............

    most importantly, where in NorCal are you?
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    Argh, the rota boxes were killing me. Cannot wait to see those equips mounted

    Why sr/rb/jz and not an l28et?

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    Wheels/boxes gave me just the rollercoaster of emotions I needed, thanks OP
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    So so jealous right now. I want one of these cars so bad.
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    wow those wheels will look epic. subbed

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    You cheeky cunt.


    Well played.
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    omgwtfbbq subbed!

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    I think everyone lost there shit when they saw the Rota boxes.
    And then you're all like, loljkz check this shit out.

    Then everyone was like
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    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

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    Cant wait to see what the wheels look like on.

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    Can't wait to see them on Adrian, keep up the good work my man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post
    I think everyone lost there shit when they saw the Rota boxes.
    And then you're all like, loljkz check this shit out.

    Then everyone was like
    Pretty much this.


    Show rota boxes containing equips


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    Quote Originally Posted by royalife View Post
    you got me.............

    most importantly, where in NorCal are you?
    I'm in Redwood City, in between San Jose and SF.

    The exhaust should be done today or Friday. I don't plan on modifying the stock L24 so I just went with 2.25" piping, no cat, no resonator, and a muffler. Should be decently loud but anything is better than the open headers lol.

    New parts!! Ran out of space in the garage so they're chilling in my room haha

    MSA Victory spoiler, Urethane airdam, and headlight covers. The fender mirrors are on back order and will take eons to arrive.



    Got the tires mounted- 195/55r15 on 15x8.5/9"


    Stretch on the 8.5"


    Stretch on the 9"


    And the last shot before they are on the car..


    I know, I know just mount the damn wheels already- I agree! I'll check back in Friday with a test fit.
    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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    This will be nice, very nice!

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    The exhaust took wayyy longer than expected but it came out sounding great and looks pretty sweet too. Its quiet-ish at idle and up to 3.5k but after that it gets pretty raspy and metallic. Its hard not to shift at 4k now haha

    Its 2.25" piping, no cat, no resonator, and then vertical glass packs with angle cut tips:


    Then I test fit the wheels:


    I could not have asked for better sizing on stock fenders. The wheel pokes an inch but since they're 15s its not too close to the fenders, and the 195s will tuck up nicely under the fneders and I might even get away with just a roll, no pull, and no added camber.

    This thing drives so great I really don't want to slam it, maybe fenders just below tire height, Idk we'll see how things progress..

    Then came the spoiler/airdam. The spoiler is called the MSA Victory spoiler which is bigger than the standard BRE style spoiler some people get.






    I didnt get any good pictures of the airdam since dinner pushed the install till after sun down so I'll get some better pictures with my friends camera of all the new parts.

    This is just a mock up on the jack and wood blocks:


    And this was in the parking lot at work:


    The new parts totally changed the feel of the car and I'm really liking the meaty sidewall look on 15's. I just got my pay check and am debating between coils or all the other susp. stuff like TC rods, LCAs, bushings, etc.

    Feel free to leave feedback!
    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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    The deed is done..


    I haven't bought coils yet, but fret not! I think I found a set of 4 GC coilovers for $250 and those should get here soon!

    So I cut 2 coils rear and 1.5 front. I really didnt wanna lower it any more than that. I can still do speed bumps, driveways, and have fun driving it, but there is a noticeable reverse rake.. so I guess the front needs to come down another 1/2"

    Here's where the cars at now-





    My friend also took some pictures up at skyline blvd but unfortunately they are pre-lowering..




    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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    I like!

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    looking good

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    Just got my window louvers(louvres?) in the mail and test fit them. There is some hardware missing, and the paint is no bueno.

    I'll have to figure out how to mount it and then I'll sand it down and paint it black- probably just rattle can it.





    Small update, but that's where I'm at, I decided to not be a wuss and lower the front more; this is stanceworks after all! So new fitment shots will be coming to a build thread near you soon!
    '82 Volvo 242 build
    '73 Datsun 240z build

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