1982 280zx turbo



Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 11th, 2015, 11:44 pm

we got a couple viper guys in south florida that are making 1200+/1200+ that race on the street from time to time... always exciting to watch a big money combo get down.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 12th, 2015, 6:46 am

philly wrote:we got a couple viper guys in south florida that are making 1200+/1200+ that race on the street from time to time... always exciting to watch a big money combo get down.

Its the only way WE CAN PREVAIL PHIL.
NO ONE UNDERSTANDS A MECHANIC OTHER THAN ANOTHER TRUE MECHANIC.
DEFINATION OF MECHANIC IS YOUR WORK ON IT ALL.
SUPPORT YOURSELF OFF THAT INCOME ALONE.
FAMILY TOO IF ME.
I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION WE ARE NOT MEANT TO PREVAIL ON ANY FORUM PHIL.
PEOPLE WITH MORE $$$$$ THAN US ALWAYS WIN.
OTHERS SELL OUT.

THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO PREVAIL IS TO GO STREET RACING.
$5,000 - $10,000 - 50,000 -100,000 A RACE.

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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 12th, 2015, 7:16 am

What are you working on today Phil ?

I have a 3208 Caterpiller Diesel Injection Pump to Remove at work 1st thing at 8am.
The Boss had a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt 427 back in the day.
He Loves Street Racing Too.
Calls Corvette guys Pricks.
He knows I am Die Hard Poncho Pontiac.

I will Sonic clean a 455 crankshaft today also at work.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 13th, 2015, 12:53 am

Have any good side jobs lately Phil paying $500-$1500-5000 cash doing repairs or custom builds ?
Pretty dead right now here. Still middle of winter.
Building a one off custom 1980 C3 Dana 44 Aluminium IRS and One off Billet 6061 T6 Cover to work with the SHARK BITE CANTILEVER COILOVER SHOCKS In a 1977 C3.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 13th, 2015, 12:59 am

nah man im working this gig at fire rescue at the parts counter where they repair all the ambulances and fire trucks... got that from 230-11pm and in the mornings im at school from 8-2 so unless i can do it at school or on sunday i almost have no time for side gigs... making good steady money and finally got health insurance again so i guess it could be worse.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 13th, 2015, 1:08 am

That's good Phil.

Settled into this new job.
Money is Ok.
Steady work.
Boss don't care if I clean 455 parts.
Have the best cleaning equipment in any shop I have ever been in.
Ultra Sonic machines are so Kool.
The big Sonic has 4,000 watts of cleaning power.
Meant for injection pumps but has many cleaning uses.
Also can glass bead. And Tumble polish with ceramic beads.
Make anything new or better.

Check out my 1971 GTO 455 thread.
Posted pics of the cleaned 455 crankshaft today.
Turned out nice.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby Indycars » February 13th, 2015, 9:42 am

87vette81big wrote:Have any good side jobs lately Phil paying $500-$1500-5000 cash doing repairs or custom builds ?
Pretty dead right now here. Still middle of winter.
Building a one off custom 1980 C3 Dana 44 Aluminium IRS and One off Billet 6061 T6 Cover to work with the SHARK BITE CANTILEVER COILOVER SHOCKS In a 1977 C3.


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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 14th, 2015, 8:24 pm

todays update... got some stuff from summit and amazon and tore the top end and accessories off the motor, heres some pics...

this is the stuff i got in today, head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, a face shield (since mine is missing), a piston ring filer, some engine assembly lube, some small wire brushes you can stick on a dremel or die grinder, a set of cylinder head stands, a handy little valve train organizer tray from crane cams, a flex hone and a transgo hd2 shiftkit for 4l60e. also some check valve springs and some burrs for aluminum porting

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so i took the intake manifold off and popped a valve cover to see what i was working with... looks like the motor atleast had regular oil changes, thats a good sign... i did a 5.3 in a 2008 truck that looked like someone took brownie mix and smushed it all in the valvetrain.

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then when i went to take off the exhaust manifolds i realized four of the bolts had been broken off (probably by the guy who pulled this motor out, trying to part it out) one of the broke bolts is how i wish every bolt would break...

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and the rest of them are varying degrees of suck...

bad break.jpg


anyway about an hour and a half later i was done taking off the accessories and top end and it got dark out so i decided to stop there for the day.

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ill update the first post with the prices for the stuff i got and where i got it from...
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 14th, 2015, 9:02 pm

Nice Phil.

Try MIG Welding a Nut onto the exposed broken stud.
As it cools down from Cherry red give the welded nut a rap with a ballpeen hammer.
A blast of PB Blaster or Kroil and hopefully loose.
The broken off flush studs I think I would drill out.
Center punch dead on.
Start with a brand new 1/4" drill bit.
Solid carbide drill bits work best. Find a bud that works in machine shop.
They have them.
Hand over $10.
Carbide drills through that super hard steel stud like a hot knife cutting through butter.
Tap clean with a 8mmX 1.25mm Tap.
Dealt with broken LS & Ford 4.6/5.4 L exhaust studs many times too.

Nice Tool gear you have now to rebuild.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 14th, 2015, 9:05 pm

Original EASY OFF OVEN CLEANER WORKS PRETTY GOOD CLEANING OFF THAT SNOT CARBON ON PARTS.
LET THEM SIT FOR 1/2 -1 HOUR OUT OF SUNSHINE.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 14th, 2015, 9:05 pm

yea man gonna have to... ive been using brake fluid as a penetrant lately and its been working real good... gonna do that again here and hope for the best. that one sticking out stud syle, ill probly just get it with a vice grip
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 14th, 2015, 9:06 pm

87vette81big wrote:Original EASY OFF OVEN CLEANER WORKS PRETTY GOOD CLEANING OFF THAT SNOT CARBON ON PARTS.
LET THEM SIT FOR 1/2 -1 HOUR OUT OF SUNSHINE.



i bet an ultrasonic hot tub would be even better! haha
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 14th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Original Gunk Engine degreaser I love too.
Smells like diesel fuel but works.
Gunk Foamy works nice for final cleanup.
Then brake clean for final sanitary .

We have a cold chemical dip at work that is awesome.
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'S IN IT.
SUPER TOXIC.
MUST WEAR CHEMICAL GLOVES.
SPLASH ON YOUR SKIN AND BURNS LIKE FIRE INSTANT PAIN.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby 87vette81big » February 14th, 2015, 9:12 pm

philly wrote:
87vette81big wrote:Original EASY OFF OVEN CLEANER WORKS PRETTY GOOD CLEANING OFF THAT SNOT CARBON ON PARTS.
LET THEM SIT FOR 1/2 -1 HOUR OUT OF SUNSHINE.



i bet an ultrasonic hot tub would be even better! haha

Been researching today.
Most is junk.
Good ultrasonic is real expensive.

Think I found a nice semi affordable Ultra Sonic for $400.00.
Post later.
Have to buy it and try it out.
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 14th, 2015, 11:22 pm

right on man, ive been looking for options for pistons and rods for the 4.8... lol there are none. custom all the way... i guess theres so many 4.8 motors out there they figure well just swap em when they bust rather than build one.... maybe if i got a set of pisons and rods out of a later motor that are beefier with full floating pins itll help my odds... i guess ill look into that if i ever break the motor
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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

Postby philly » February 14th, 2015, 11:27 pm

these are the gen iv rods : gm part number 12607478 most online retailer have em for a cunthair over 50 bucks...

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AND THATS THE DIFFERENCE in rod design
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