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Because of a discussion about the weight and performance of the 75-78 model 280Zs, I started trying to dig around and come up with some actual numbers. I found a web page that listed the HP at 149 and weight at 2875 lbs. However, I've been told by someone who owns a '77 280Z that the HP was actually 170 HP and the weight was actually 2300 lbs. I can understand the HP difference if we're talking flywheel HP instead of HP at the wheels. However, I don't understand the discrepancy in the weight. Can someone help explain this?

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> Because of a discussion about the weight and
> performance of the 75-78 model 280Zs, I
> started trying to dig around and come up
> with some actual numbers. I found a web page
> that listed the HP at 149 and weight at 2875
> lbs. However, I've been told by someone who
> owns a '77 280Z that the HP was actually 170
> HP and the weight was actually 2300 lbs. I
> can understand the HP difference if we're
> talking flywheel HP instead of HP at the
> wheels. However, I don't understand the
> discrepancy in the weight. Can someone help
> explain this?

> Regards,

> Clark
I suspect that the 2300 # is not an acurate figure. All of the Datsun books and reference materials that I have give a curb weight of 2875 #. Unless the car had been stripped for racing.
 

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My 1977 weighs 2805 lbs with full tank of gas

> I suspect that the 2300 # is not an acurate
> figure. All of the Datsun books and
> reference materials that I have give a curb
> weight of 2875 #. Unless the car had been
> stripped for racing.

Clark,
I put my '77 280 Z on certified truck scales here at work. It weighed 2805 lbs with full tank of gas. It does have the motorsport Aero II ground effects kit on it so is less the big crash bumpers but the net weight change can't exceed 20 lbs. I have no other non-stock items that would add or subtract weight. It would take superhuman efforts to get a 280Z down 500 lbs. to 2300. No bumpers, no interior, no glass, etc.
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