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I have just purchased a 78' 280Z and it's in the condition you would expect a $200 purchase to be in, my first question is, does anyone have suggestions on engine/trans rebuilds/upgrades.
I have a fair amount of knowledge and arsenal of tools and no fear of dirt and grime. I will save the fun stuff i.e. boring, grinding, and heads for the professionals but what I would like to do is put a little more 'ummph' than stock. I'm not looking to go LD28 diesling<sp> just something a little more mild and less $$ than all out street screamer as this will be my daily driver while I fix up my 86' 300ZX(na). I figure since I will have it ALL torn down that if I could do a little 'improving' on the power plant. I'm not against finding a different block (FD54 <sorry if that's not the right numbers, but you know what I'm talking about>) or the P-90 heads. Any first hand experience and theories are appreciated. And I would also like to add this place is great !! I hope that once I start tearing into my Z I can be of some help to somebody else. Thanks again.
Jim
Arlington, Tx.

p.s. Anyone local know a reasonable and honest (not always an oxymoron) shop for me to check with?
 

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> I have just purchased a 78' 280Z and it's in
> the condition you would expect a $200
> purchase to be in, my first question is,
> does anyone have suggestions on engine/trans
> rebuilds/upgrades.
> I have a fair amount of knowledge and
> arsenal of tools and no fear of dirt and
> grime. I will save the fun stuff i.e.
> boring, grinding, and heads for the
> professionals but what I would like to do is
> put a little more 'ummph' than stock. I'm
> not looking to go LD28 diesling just
> something a little more mild and less $$
> than all out street screamer as this will be
> my daily driver while I fix up my 86'
> 300ZX(na). I figure since I will have it ALL
> torn down that if I could do a little
> 'improving' on the power plant. I'm not
> against finding a different block (FD54 )
> or the P-90 heads. Any first hand experience
> and theories are appreciated. And I would
> also like to add this place is great !! I
> hope that once I start tearing into my Z I
> can be of some help to somebody else. Thanks
> again.
> Jim
> Arlington, Tx.

> p.s. Anyone local know a reasonable and
> honest (not always an oxymoron) shop for me
> to check with?

Jim, I think Alamo Autosport is reasonable( considering their range of experience) and honest( if not very very busy). what are your experiences with them?? they can advise you in any direction your wallet will take you.
 
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