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Posts Tagged ‘Engine Bay’

280ZX Intercooler / New Radiator


So I had to cut into the ZX to do the intercooler installation, I did not take many pictures of the process but I did try to give ample room on each side and keep them even. While it is not obvious in the pictures they came out pretty close.

All of the brackets I had to fabricate myself, my kit was missing (I later found them after project was done) some brackets and I did not like how it was going to mount anyway. I made to “sandwich” brackets (Pictures 3-4) to give the core support better support the adjustable “L” brackets  I had made earlier. (Image 8 etc) I just did not like the idea of it hanging the way it was without some re-enforcement.

I then drilled holes on the lower area of the support for the longer threaded rods that are on the lower section of the intercooler. I then used a rubber grommet to cover the bottom nub to give the intercooler something to sit on and slightly wedge it so it would not move back and forth.

Not the new radiator, the process was the same as the old one to make the fans work so I do not really re-document this process.

I also had to cut the piping a bit shorter near the coupler in front of the engine for the newer throttle body + spacer I was running.


Pictures are slightly out of sequence but posted this way to make more sense to the context of the post. Pictures taken July (First 7)/September 2016

240z-Engine Bay

Engine and core support area completed.

Photos Taken: 9/20/2014 (First 5) & 9/24/2014 (Remaining)

Suspension, Carpet, Electrical

Photos Taken 7/30/2013 (above)



Photos Taken 7/31/2013 & 8/1/2013

280ZX Electrical Cleanup

Wiring cleanup and conversion to heat-shrink for connectors.

Photos Taken: 5/5/2013

ZXR Restore – 4/17/2008

Additional pictures of the engine bay.
Photos Taken: 04/17/2008

ZXR Restore – 4/16/2008

Photos Taken: 04/16/2008

ZXR Restore – 4/15/2008

Photos Taken: 04/15/2008

ZXR Restore – 4/14/2008

Here are some some additional pictures of the engine bay to show it’s progress. Also, here are some pictures of additional areas of the car I that I was starting to work on.

Photos Taken: 04/14/2008


ZXR Restore – 4/13/2008


After a long debate it was determined repainting the engine bay was ideal. Ultimately I went with black texture plant because of the ease of touch up and it’s  protective qualities.

Photos Taken: 04/13/2008

9/5/2011: Updated Title, as they are quite a few in the restore series

ZXR Restore – 4/7/2008

More engine bay work, rust converter being used in some areas.

Photos Taken: 04/07/2008

9/5/2011: Updated Title, as they are quite a few in the restore series