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Surge Tank Custom For Sale

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IMG_1507When one states they have a turbo 240z or any Z car with a L engine, they automatically assume it is done so with EFI.  Then they think the only evidence of a turbo car being run with carburetors is if it is in a Manga or Anime of some sort.  There were intake manifolds for carby Datsuns made by HKS that were included in a turbo kit and I believe available as a stand alone piece only.  Unfortunately they demand a decent penny depending on the shape of them.

Lucky enough, for a pretty fair price, I found one some time ago from ZCCJDM.com in 2005.  It is a custom unit that is a semi replica of the HKS units used in the 1980’s.  Unfortunately you can see as to why it was discounted.

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Connected is the vintage BOV/atmosphere dump valve at the top.

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This surge tank can hold up to 15 psi as I have confirmed in the past with out fail/leaks.  The carbs used were the pph40 sk/o.e.r carbs.  This is not the best way to turbocharge a S30 but it is one way to do so.  The inlet pipe on this is 2in and yes it is a bit or a choker if wanting a big turbo.

 

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Here is the balance tube to make sure all the carbs get as equal as possible air flow.

I have come to terms that I have to many surge tanks and this is one that I will be selling. So if interested please ask questions and here is the ebay link to bid on

http://www.ebay.com/itm/240z-260z-280z-custom-surge-tank-for-turbo-hks-cartech-greddy-/281379111181?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item418380810d&vxp=mtr

Til next time

BRE Interpart Mulholland Struts

I purchased some struts some time ago trying to keep with my theme of period correct performance parts. And to my shock I had some extra parts in a shed. One of which is a full set of Interpart Mulholland struts. These were sold in the 70s and the 80s as a aftermarket upgrade using oem springs or their lowering, stiffer springs.

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they have seen better days but considering they are 30yrs old they still look and operate quite good.

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The internal of the strut is oil filled not gas filled. Unfortunately, once these go bad they can not be rebuilt. Although there is a way to rebuild them but it required a lot of work and if not done correctly it can be a pain and also not give your Datsun a proper balance.
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If anyone is interested in these struts do feel free to email perpetualroad@hushmail.com or take a look in the classifieds.

240z HKS surge tank intake manifold….replica

I managed to get my hands on a unique item in that only a few have in the world.  It is a surge tank for a L series engine (240z, 280z, 280zx) to run a turbo or supercharger system with triple carburetors.  It is actually a replica unit of the HKS series 1 surge tank made from sheet metal.

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Yes it was in a garage and forgotten for decades it looks like to me but I am curious if it can still work up to 1.1 BAR as that is the max on Mikuni Solex carbs I am willing to run.  On the upper right hand side you can see the location of what looks like to be a recirculating valve or discharge unit for extra pressure.

Looks like I have some residents in there!!!

Looks like I have some residents in there!!!

Below you can see the inlet where the air will be blown into.  Unfortunatley I will need to source some bolts for the cover as all but two are missing.  Then not to mention I will need a gasket to prevent any leaks of air.
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You can see I may also need to repair some of the metal as the inlet distribution pipe is a bit dented. This will have an impact of air distribution to the carburetors on that side. It can make the carbs run rich and throw the efficiency off par.

There is the dent as stated earlier.

There is the dent as stated earlier.

Will this was a lucky find and a bargain to match at $180 USD. Maybe I can replicate this and provide to the masses this rare part. Only time will see.

Its Alive!!!!

Mr. SRT4 and I went into the shed to see if we could bring some life to the 240z

Neglected No More

I stated in a post sometime ago I always had a Z car.  Yet there was one car that I wanted but was scared of the age.  At the time I was not mechanically inclined and to be honest, to this day I am no mechanic due to time, lack of tools, which equals lack of know how on some things.  But I wanted a project car and thought it would be best if it were a car I cared about and really wanted regardless of condition.

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Can anyone guess what it is?  To be honest there are a few choices that stick out I am sure……ok how about this?

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Anything yet?  And the Navy banner has nothing to do with the car or will not hint as to what car this is.  Ok how about this angle?

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Right, if that was not a dead giveaway I am not sure what to tell you.  There are only a few cars with the lines such as the ones I have shared.  The next one will confirm you ideas…….

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