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Old September 18th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Might Be Twin Turbo'ing The Z

In a long series of unfortunate events, I am almost positive that my Z has bent valves (at the least). I still have to get a quote on getting work done, but assuming that it's a fair amount I might be buying a front clip and doing a TT swap.

I'm getting a personal loan for college, and I talked to my mom about it and she might let me take a few thousand and use it to get the Z fixed. That would be awesome because I wouldn't have to pay all of it back until I'm graduated and making $60k-$65k in IT.

Right now I'm searching around for the best deals on front clips, as well as reputable places, and also trying to see what goodies and add-ons I could afford to get (not many ).

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Old September 18th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm not sure how much of the swap I'll be doing myself. I think I might have this guy who works on imports help me. Either that or haul the car to Ohio and have a specialty Z mechanic do it.

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Old September 18th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ohio ftw!

in all serious though do alot of research and watch what its all going to cost you
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Old September 18th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's really not all that difficult, bro.
I'd say you just need your manual if you've got one, the right tools and some buddies when you need them to hold the light an' junk

But, what size turbo's are you dealing with here? Wastegates? What size and type intercooler are you using?

I'm very curious
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Theres some guy around here who is swapping his 300zx with a twin turbo. He has no power tools and it's been 6 months. He finally finished the wiring but it still isn't running right.

Your best bet would be a wrecked one.

Front clips aren't too expensive from Japan.

Would it really be that bad to just rebuild the head? I know you want TT and all though.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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haha this is like a foreign language to me... lol car talk means nothing to me, but it's fun to watch.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Would it really be that bad to just rebuild the head? I know you want TT and all though.

How would rebuilding the head(s) even come close to creating Turbo power.. Even with Port Polishing and High compression heads with excellent valve angles..
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Old September 18th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How would rebuilding the head(s) even come close to creating Turbo power.. Even with Port Polishing and High compression heads with excellent valve angles..
Maybe so he won't have to spend 5-7k getting it converted to twin turbo?

I also said.. I know he wants TT though.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 10:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, the Z's engine is a pain to do anything on, but I guess it would depend on how many of the valves we have to replace, and if it's only the valves or if more is wrong.

I wish my dad was clueless about cars, he'll probably be all rational about it and tell me to just get the valve work done. He always asks me what am I going to use all that power for, and then I just bring up his old '67 427 Vette and he tries to tell me 'that was different'.

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