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Bad things oil and antifreeze don't mix

So I’m in the garage working on the 1973 Datsun 240z. I pulled the drain plug on the motor, out comes antifreeze, then oil… bad things here. This 2.8L turbo...

Post Traumatic Stress Analysis

I took the car to it’s first autocross competition and only made it 3/4 of the first run before the motor seized up. This video is of me starting to...

240Z First Autocross Run, Last Autocross run of 2007

So I got up bright and early this morning, well it wasn’t bright, the sun wasn’t up yet. Headed out to Gateway Raceway in Madison Illinois for Event 7 of...

Bye bye motor, thanks for the memories

On the Project240z’s maiden autocross voyage today the motor decide to depart the living world. More to come, but it looks like another winter project may involve and LS1…. Update...

Starter update; rcompound tires.

I pulled the starter out of the car last night and will be putting a new one back in the car tonight. Dad and I will also be working on...

Project240Z Audio! New Exhaust

Tonight I told myself I wouldn’t start the car, I would get ready for my trip to Chicago tomorrow (going up there to give two days of DotNetNuke training classes)....

One week after ignition

So it’s been over a week now since I drove the 240Z for the first time. What have I gotten done in that timeframe? Not much! I basically didn’t touch...

240Z First Drive!

Thanks to everyone who helped on the car I was able to tow it out to Gateway yesterday for the SCCA Autocross. I didn’t plan to compete the car, but...

The Motor Runs in the Project240z!

It might not idle yet, but the motor runs! This video was taken with my cell phone, sorry for the lack of quality.