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Re: 1982 280zx turbo

PostPosted: February 27th, 2015, 11:39 pm
by philly
yea man im hanging on to some crap parts ive got (honda heads and intake manifolds) to use them as practice heads for porting and maybe sell them to some youngsters looking for cheap horsepower... i was GOING to scrap them but the recycling place was paying 40 cents per pound of aluminum, not worth it...

Re: 1982 280zx turbo

PostPosted: February 27th, 2015, 11:43 pm
by philly
oh by the way i ended up getting that pick up truck, its an 88 silverado c1500 single cab long bed 305 automatic... put a fuel pump and a water pump in it, will do valve stem seals and a brake switch this weekend... hopefully start driving it on monday. when is all said and done i should have about 5 hours and 600 bucks in it.

Re: 1982 280zx turbo

PostPosted: February 28th, 2015, 1:39 am
by 87vette81big
Good deal Phil.
The 1987-1995 TBI 305 & 350 C & K 2wd & 4wd Chevy & GMC Pickups are good runners and dirt cheap to buy & maintain.
Still driving my old 1994 GMC K1500 350 Tbi 4x4 Suburban.
347,000 miles on it now.
TBI Chevy SBC has a Flat Tappet Cam in them.
Last to use them before VORTECH IRON SBC with Hyd Roller Cam.
I have just used Castrol GTX 10w30 Dino oil conventional.
And now Castrol Edge Synthetic 10w30 with Titanium additive for last 2 years.
No flat cam issues. Always hits clean on all 8 cylinders.


TBI engines have a hard time starting -10F to -20F dry air temps here in Illinois dead of winter.
Ethanol crap gas and ancient ECM Programming .
Something you don't have to worry about in Florida.
Good battery a must in cold weather states like here.

Re: 1982 280zx turbo

PostPosted: March 1st, 2015, 10:15 am
by 87vette81big
Scrap steel iron mix is down to $50-$60 per Ton here Phil.
Works out to $.025- .03 cents a pound.
I recall about 5 years ago when scrap was paying $400-$600 per Ton.

I was at my local favorite junkyard a few miles from here.
Kinda Doom and Gloom on all there.

Found a 454 BBC 1984 Vintage from a Winnebago Motor Home.
And a 1959 Pontiac 389 2bbl & 1963 Pontiac 389 2bbl. Complete but no carbs.
454 is still fully dressed as removed.