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Posts Tagged ‘Turbo’

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

280ZX – P90 Turbo Head Rebuild

P90 head back form LoneWolf Performance, +1MM oversize exhaust.

Note: some of the stains are from test fits

Pictures Taken August 9, 2015

Engine Rebuild (L28ET) – I

Early Rebuild Pictures of the block.

ARP Main Bolts.

Note: Paint had to be stripped, remaining bits were removed later.

Pictures Taken: August 1, 2015

Engine tear down II

 

Continued Images of the Engine tear down. Note that the cylinder walls look worse then they are…this is a result of the sharpness of the camera I am using…they did pass the fingernail test and were within specs. I have however decided to go with a .040 mm over since its apart anyway.

Pictures Taken 4/19/2015 (First 6),  4/20/2015 (7-12), & 4/2/2015 (Remaining)