My Twin Turbo 300zx (56K Warning)

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  1. z32ryan

    z32ryan New Member

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    Hey everyone, just thought I'd share some pictures of my car. I bought it in March of 2007 as a non-running car because the previous owner was tired of working on it and honestly didn't know what he was doing. He had attempted the NA-->TT swap on the car, but left out/forgot a lot of important things. After buying it I pulled the motor, did the 120k maintenance, replaced clutch/flywheel, took everything apart and cleaned it up as best I could, then put it all back together. These first pictures are of the car right after I bought it, and while I was still working on it before I got it running.

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    Intercooler piping install for TT swap:
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    Did some painting to clean it up a bit:
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    Motor immediately before going into the car:
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    Here it is after the first time I drove it around my neighborhood:
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    The previous picture is how the car looked for almost the entire Summer of 2007, it had a crappy after market front bumper on it that I was only using due to lack of funds to buy something better. Here's the car right after I put the stock bumper + Stillen lip on:
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    Right after this, my stock turbos failed and I moved to Lubbock to go to school up at Texas Tech, leaving the car home in DFW. I came home one weekend and pulled the motor to upgrade the turbos:
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    I got it all back together the next day and drove the car to Lubbock, which is where the following pictures were taken:

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  2. z32ryan

    z32ryan New Member

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    Forgot to include this last picture of what the engine bay currently looks like.

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  3. Nick Gerz

    Nick Gerz OT Supporter

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    nice ride, n00b

    I always wanted one.

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    :cool: I've always loved Z32s..

    And I was just at Tech a couple weeks ago :wavey:
     
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    good stuff
     
  6. REDandBLACKpack

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    i have a 93 n/a, i wish mine was a TT though. yours looks awesome!
     
  7. z32ryan

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    Thanks man! The NA's are great cars as well, I used to have a '96 NA:
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    And a '90 NA:
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    nice 2+2
    Good job on fixing someone elses mistake, those can be the worst headaches
    What turbos did you swap in?
     
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    I want to have sex with your engine :o


    nice Z32. That's one of the things I like about the S30 series, you don't have to pull the entire engine to work on it.
     
  10. *Charlie Wax*

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    nice ride!!! likin the silver color on the 300zx
     
  11. GuiltySparc

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    the engine looks sweet :cool:
     
  12. lOnEstArMx250r

    lOnEstArMx250r I dont know.

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    Man i have always wanted one. I knew i should have gotten the 2+0 TTZ :(
     
  13. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    More of a man than I am. Too much going on with those for that project. Good job with it!
     
  14. mds2004

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    Very cool. You should join twinturbo.net if you haven't. Much much better than 3zc.com

    I remember the first time I did the plenum pull for the injectors. Boy was that a bitch for me. Cant imagine pulling the motor, though a few times I heard it was easier. Pulling the engine from the vehicle in my AV was quick and painless.
     
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    The white zxs are ballin....
     
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    What's up Ryan? When you going to be in town again for a Flips meet?!!?

    I'm the guy who swung by the house to help with the turbo swap, stayed for all of 15 minutes, and then my girl started complaining and I had to take her home. Man I felt like an ass haha!
     
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    Nice work on the restoration. I'd change the wheels though.
     
  18. z32ryan

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    ^It actually took 2 days, because the replacement turbos were clocked incorrectly and I didn't have a set of snap-ring pliers to adjust them. I can pull the motor in about 4 hours flat, working by myself though. I plan on spending a weekend this summer pulling the motor out and fixing boost leaks/replacing gaskets in order to get the car ready for when it has upgraded fuel injectors because at that point I'm going to turn the boost up to 18psi.

    Thanks for the comments everyone!:)
     

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