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The name's Rob, and I'm here in Bowling Green, KY(home of the corvette) and I just purchased a 82 zxt with a rough body with plans on transplanting the eng/trans into a 240 or 260. I had a few 240's a while back but have forgotten more than I remember about them. My question is this: how much of the zxt can I put into the 240/260(eg. motor, trans, rear end, half shafts, front and rear disc brakes, etc)? I am going to take what I can off this 82 that will go into the 240/240 and either scrap or part out the rest. My goal is a stock appearing(inside and out) 240z with a strong powerplant(fuel injected turbo). I'll probably put the zxt 15" rims on it and dramatically upgrade the suspension and braking syst. I realize their are kits available, but I'd like to use whatever I have, if possible. I do have knowledge of turbo and supercharging honda's and have a history of owning several 240z's, a 79zx several rx-7's(1st gens) and several honda(nopi cars). Hope this helps and any info would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance,
rob
 

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Re: New to the site,got a question or 2. . . (more

Well let me say welcome this place is like herion you will never leave =) jk and also-ok Well the 240z-260z-280z-280zx are the models and well I believe its like this here are the models that match | 240z- early 260z |-| late 260z- 280z|-|280zx on its owne| most of the first gen cars you can mix and match but the 280zx is a diffrent beast you can use the engine and transmission and wheels and that is mainly it the suspension is very diffrent between the 2 Generations and also the interior is diffrent you may be able to use the the seats umm rearend with a conversion to a r200 mustache bar ( i may be wrong) you can use the back brakes and convert the 1st GEN. to all disk- you can use the mirriors and running lights on the fenders if you want you cant use the half shafts i dont believe and also the drive shaft umm the windows are a big no- i dont think the Rack can be used you can prob use the head lights now were really stripping the car LOL that i believe is pretty much it all that and the kitchen sink =) good luck man just keep your eyes pelled what city do you live in you may have a club or even a shop i know here in tampa there is well the club im in and like 3 diffrent Z shops mabey 4
 

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Re: New to the site,got a question or 2. . . (more

Okay I am in the same boat and this is what I ve used so far out of my 280zxt

-engine, tranny, driveshaft, rearend(r200), halfshafts, rear discs, ecu, and whatever else you can use your imagination with. ...NB
 

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Re: Thanks guys, that's tons of help! (n/m)

hey rob,i'm a bowling green native myself,now living in nashville.i want to recommend you to go to this web site.i don't think it's been updated in a while but there is a lot of good info about where you're wanting to go with your z.
http://www.mindspring.com/~blittl/ZGarage.html
i've been building a 78 z & while hunting for a p-90 (280zxturbo)head,i found one with the rest of the car attached!who knows where this might lead me???good luck
 
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