pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project - rebuild

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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:45 am

Nope found one on z31performance for $375 with everything i need. just gotta fab up a few pullys and run an oil feed tube. as well as a controller and gauge.
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:39 pm

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So 70MPH and 3 of 4 lug studs snapped off my car.... so this is a set back.

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hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Dorman bolts from advanced auto DO NOT BUY THEM. lesson learned... i just got OEM nissan studs this time.

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so i decided while i waited for the stud id put my welded in this is the M30's stock diff (impossible to weld so s13 guts it is)

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now i get the oil and gasket tomorrow.

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heres 90% of my tool kit.

that's rite i had over $4000 worth of tools stolen when i worked for frys electronics and software house international (mostly by airports while traveling) and haven't taken the initiative to spend more money on tools rather than parts.

so digressing back to the manual swap THIS is why zen motors and chris helped me so much.

thankfully my friend will be fronting me the money for my supercharger build. so that should be the next post!
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:08 pm

Shredded my pinion gear today... FML...
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GAslider » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:49 am

Hey man is that your car I saw on Craigslist? I am pretty sure it is cant imagine another M30 in atl that looks like yours. Wish I made the money I would grab it. Anyway good luck with the sale.
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by Mr. 25/8 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:45 pm

Very artistic! Love the dash and all the colors lol. Too bad you are selling it.
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:14 am

so i have spent 2 days building a kit for my car out of some lexan i had laying around. Surprisingly its coming along pretty well IMO.
its not easy at all every piece i have made thus far takes about 2 1/2 hrs Per piece. molding, heating, molding, heating.......
intend on making a 1pc mold of each part out of fiberglass when funds provide such.
so here it is currently only missing 2 pieces on the passenger side.

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next week 2" wheels spacers and roll fenders and if funds allow, make some fender flares.
as well the new exhaust tips should be on soon.

The biggest problem is gettign out of my 78deg hill of a driveway without snapping more pieces off... already havd to stich it with y vast array of colored zipties...

::faceplam::

need to just get R31 kit :/
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:20 am

Mr. 25/8 wrote:Very artistic! Love the dash and all the colors lol. Too bad you are selling it.

fixed the diff... got the welded in there now... iw as dumb and forgot to change the ring gears originally. thanks to my buddies at kauffman tire for helping me out by letting me use their tools the car IS still for sale but i want WAY more than anyones willing to pay for it.

i now have upwards of $8000 in this fucking car now.. but even with the cut springs this thing slides like a beast.

lookin for another VG30 rite now either rebuilt or to rebuild and supercharge. ive fallen in love with this motor because its cheap to fix and its a EFFIN TANK!

only thing i want to do is work on the headers considering ive got to pull the damn motor just to replace the gaskets (WICH NEED TO BE REPLACE DESPERATELY due to the fact its winter time and windows down and no heat are NOT cool)
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by cltcmmder17 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:10 pm

Where did you spend the 8000? Im like 3000 into mine, full coilovers, wheels spacers that price includes purchase of car and repairs. Also some other slight mods. Maybe another 500 into maintanence including brakes, t-belt and such.
1988 300ZX Sold after 4 years =(
1990 M30 Coilovers installed
1988 Mazda B5700 (B2200 with chevy small block)
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:39 pm

cltcmmder17 wrote:Where did you spend the 8000? Im like 3000 into mine, full coilovers, wheels spacers that price includes purchase of car and repairs. Also some other slight mods. Maybe another 500 into maintanence including brakes, t-belt and such.
nickle and dime here and there man.

$5000 alone went into sourcing parts for the 5speed swap and renting shop space to do it.
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by cltcmmder17 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:51 am

Wtf???? Rent a storage unit for a month at 150 bucks lol. And parts to do 5 speed cost me around 400. Hell for 5k I could buy a lift, buy the parts, and tools to do the job.
1988 300ZX Sold after 4 years =(
1990 M30 Coilovers installed
1988 Mazda B5700 (B2200 with chevy small block)
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Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Post by GraffitiPanda » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:00 am

haha yeah after i had all the money spent i was kicking myself for not just doing an RB swap. but that was a year ago so nothing much i can do about it now....
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