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Fellow Z'ers, I am building up a 1972 240z, and I plan to make it smoke some tires, soooooo I think that I'm going to part with my 1970 american muscle , Dodge Challenger for the funding for my project. I need a little inspiration and advice on the matter. Thanks for the z, info wes72
 

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As much as I love the Z...You Must KEEP the Challenger.....you will kick your own ass later down the road.....I have been through 2 Datsun 280's, and have kept my 69 Charger through both of em! It's alot harder to find the old mopars than the money to buy parts....Love Z's.....but not THAT much...Here's a couple of pics of my OTHER toys.....
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Hey, Wes if your Challenger is V8 you might wanna spare it.Those are really nice car,especially '70.In a future it might bring more money then your modifided 240,especially if you have this plum crazy car with white interior.
As for 240 there are three general way to smoke tires.First stick with n/a L series engine, and spend a lot of money to make it run like 220 horses.Other is stick with L28 turbo project which needs a lot of patient to put harness on 240,and a lot of money if you want to have car with 400HP.The last but not least is V8. Depending on what you like and how much is the thickness of your wallet you will choose the way you like.I stick with n/a L28 with SUs,but if i had to do it all over, i probably would go with V8.Just my .02
 

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David is telling it like it is. For gosh sakes, if you have the room and you are not dirt poor, try to keep the Challenger. Even if you have to pay $20 a month to store it somewhere out of the weather...

A small block Chevy is a great way to go. Lots of expertise out there at hybridz as well as several books and lots of experience on the subject.

But, if you have an original, working engine on that Z, and you can do the labor yourself, you could really put together something fine. Not quite the tire burner of a V8, and not as cost effectively if you are looking to squeeze every ounce of HP out of an L6. But you might be surprised at the performance with just a mild cam, tricking the Carbs, etc....

Good luck. And keep the Challenger. Instead, have a yard sale or pimp out your wife/girlfriend/sister! :)
 

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You are going to get rid of a '70 Challenger to buy a Z? Don't get me wrong, I love Z's and have owned 5 1st gen cars and an 82 ZXT, but if your Challenger is anything but a rusted out slant sicks turd, you'd be silly to part with it to undertake a Z project, on the other hand, if it's nice, I might be interested in swapping either a mildly modded 82ZXT or a very nice, much modded 73 turbocharged 240z for it! after all, I can always build another, and 70 Challengers don't grow on trees!
 

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The only thing better than having one sports car is having two. Especially one import and one domestic. Be greedy spoil yourself keep both. Besides they are both very good investments, you said you had a 240? the new Z is coming out next year your 240 will probably be worth more.
 

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I have tooo many cars now, here's a run down of my parking lot, err list,
1968 ford mustang coupe
1970 dodge challenger
1971 convertible cadillac eldorado
1972 240z
1972 240z parts car

those are my classics , along with my other cars.
 
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