sooooo ive been gone for quite a while and a lot has been going on. just finished up summer term of school and started a job with doing sub deliveries.
during this time ive had to fix a few things like my lower plenum and exhaust manifolds. the crack in the lower plenum did not hold my lame use of jb weld and was leaking oil bad after id take turns. so had to take timing belt off and swap fuel rail over to a good plenum i cleaned up.
also i noticed i had an exhaust leak but couldnt exactly pinpoint it at first until i took it apart and noticed my manifold had cracked. this lead to me finding out there are 2 different styles of J30 exhaust. the 93-94 have welded exhaust with longer runners and the 95-97 (not 97.5) have cast manifolds that are log style. i ended up swapping both sides. this included replacing both exhaust gaskets after cleaning the heads up with wire wheel on my air tool and painting cast manifolds.
left side 95 - right side 93
there was my exhaust leak
a lot more room on each side of the motor now. you can see my oil filter relocation and engine mounts.
yes as you may be wondering, it was somewhat a pain to take these on and off with motor in car. i myself dont have he smallest arms (one of my nick names is popeye) so it was fun trying to contort my hands to get the nuts off the manifolds. being performance crazy, i am going to get it dynoed and see what power it makes. with the log style manifolds i will lose some power, but torque will increase.
next item is putting a 180amp alternator in my car. my alt is on its way out cause idle is messed up and at idle charge sits around 11.6-12.3V so car misfires until i get over 1500rpm.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/300ZX-Ni ... 1824wt_714
haha driver, yah ive messed with mine so much ive sort of become a guru on different parts of the car and modded it a good bit.
sailor scout, i got the power block and 0 gauge cable from knukonceptzhttp://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetai ... dID=KNF-23http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetai ... odID=KFX0R
the batt holder in the trunk is thishttp://www.dallasmustang.com/product.ph ... ctid=18124
to get the dual maf setup to read right i bought thishttp://www.z1motorsports.com/product_in ... ts_id=3986
the fittings for the hoses, hoses, filters and plate adapters cost total of maybe another $75 as well.