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Motors Dad & Dad's Dads new toy

Discussion in 'General' started by Dad, 26 Aug 2005.

  1. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    Okay, we've been looking and looking and looking for a car to buy together and have a "father / son" project. A lot of you know that I'm 100% muscle car and so is my dad so we've been looking for a 1955 - 1974 GM or Mopar to play with. You know, something like a '68 Charger r/t or a '66 Camaro. Problem is that they are in high demand lately and are demanding high price tags. Well, we settled on a car. Introducing Dad's and Dad's Dads new toy, a 1991 Nissan 300ZX:

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    Now, it's not the twin-turbo model, we didn't want turbo as neither one of us like the turbo lag. It's the 240hp 3.0l V6 which we plan on getting up around 400hp by the time summer rolls around again. No major body mods planned other than maybe a stock style rear wing and an aftermarket air dam. We're going to replace the stock brakes with oversize Behr brakes though. Ideally we would be happy to get this to run low 12's...
     
  2. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    OH hell ********ing yes! i love those cars
    /jealous
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I was looking at getting a 200sx before I got my 406 coupé. Nice car though Dad, should provide a lot of fun!
     
  4. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    My fave old Nissan!
    Absolutely GREAT car! :)
    Keep me updated PLEASE! :D
     
  5. Lost.Soul

    Lost.Soul What's a Dremel?

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    Turbo lag can be compensed with blow-off valve...

    But this could be such a nice "drift machine" :thumb:
     
  6. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    sweet car dad
     
  7. dom_

    dom_ --->

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    not sure about not getting the turbo version, as it has two one kicks in before the other. so lag is reduced.

    but yeah. great car :thumb:

    may i suggest a spray job? black, then get some graphite alloys
    :naughty:
     
  8. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    why not fit a turbo and a supercharger? low-down power and when the turbo kicks in........vroom!!!!!
     
  9. dom_

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  10. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    Looking Sweet, Have fun with that.

    Now for a *little* site pimping lol

    http://www.arizonazcar.com/

    My uncle runs that company and they make racing/ hi performance parts for Nissans and datsons. Great stuff from what i've seen. Ohio is pretty far from arizona. I wish he lived closer so I could use the shop :waah: Ohh well, still nice car Dad
     
  11. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    'Cause we're not made of money ;) j/k

    We're not going to go nuts with this car, it's only going to be a toy. TBH, we've been talking about selling it before winter hits to make way for a "real" muscle car. However, if we don't, I've bookmarked tm36usa's uncle's site for reference ;)
     
  12. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Hey dad. I am a primarily gm kinda guy but you can have a nice mustang from the 60's for not too mutch. And a camaro from the 70's with a 350 and runing well with very little to no rust can go as low as 1500bux.

    The 300zx is not my kind of car but it has my respect to some extend.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Accidentally drop a dime into the engine bay and you'll never see it again... :p
     
  14. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    Sweeeeeet.
     
  15. RepLiKa

    RepLiKa What's a Dremel?

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    hahahah dont talk ********
     
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  16. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    Yea, no kidding... There's like absolutely no room to work in there!
     
  17. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    RepLiKa is right I'm afraid. A blow-off valve is simply to release excess pressure after you lift your foot off the gas, to prevent the turbo from stalling through the back pressure (which would also damage it in the long term).

    To prevent lag you need a variable vane turbo, which alters the angle of the turbo impellor blades depending on the revs of the engine. Audi is famous for using this trick in their legendary TDI engines. I have one in my Skoda Fabia and I can guarantee you there is practically no lag at all.
     
  18. Tolsk

    Tolsk What's a Dremel?

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    ahh, rice mobile. if you wanted a classic you could have went with like a 69 nova, you can pick those up without a motor for under 2grand. or a chevelle or impala.

    What you got is a decent enough car, but i dont think its really a project car.
     
  19. Hammy

    Hammy What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice :thumb:
     
  20. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    Not really looking for a true project car. Like I said, neither of us has a garage to work on one in so we have to get one that's in good condition. A true muscle car in good condition would cost waaaay too much at this time.
     
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