Datsun 280z turbo 10 sec (Zperformance Racing)

1976 Datsun 280Z (Restoration in progress) NO NOS/ Stock internals Low Boost Street Driven/Street Car

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450hp LS1 1978 Datsun 280Z
One of the coolest imports I've had the opportunity to see in action, this extremely streetable 1978 Datsun 280z takes it's first trip to the drag strip to do some testing. The car has an LS1 with heads, cam, and FAST intake manifold putting down around 450 wheel horsepower! Best 1/8 mile time was 7.11 for the night.

26 lb run, turbo Datsun.
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These Datsun 240Zs Are Animals to Drive
The only thing rarer than the sight of a Datsun 240Z in the English countryside is the sight of two 240Zs in the English countryside. Spend enough time on the backroads of Kent, however, and chances are Mel Streek and his son, Ollie, will scream past you in their pair of Z cars. Rest assured, you’ll have no trouble telling the two cars apart. The “Ratsun”–so nicknamed for its rough exterior–belongs to Mel, though after purchasing it he quickly found that he was seldom able to drive it because Ollie was always in it. This sent Ollie on a quest for a 240Z of his own, and he found it, in Copenhagen, in the form of a pristine 1973 model. This automotive odd couple can now be found barreling through the country lanes in tandem. Not that having his own Z has stopped Ollie from eyeballing his dad’s car–he’d like to own both. After all, Ollie’s car may be easier to drive, but it’s Mel’s that gets the attention of onlookers. “Mine’s the one that actually turns the heads,” says Mel, smiling proudly. For now, though, Ollie can take solace in the fact that these two Datsuns seem destined to share a garage–if not an owner–for a long time to come, as both of the Streek’s refuse to part with their 240Z. Drive Tastefully®

PROJECT 2ADZ.1: ADV.1 Wheels 825HP Single Turbo 2JZ Datsun 280Z
Watch the Flame Shooting Dyno Pull Here: See more including Dyno graphs here: dz-1/ Video by Emil Garcia Photo Growing up, from as far back as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with cars. All types of cars, piece of shit cars, exotic cars that I’d only seen in posters, etc. So, my first car was obviously special to me and always will be. At the time (1996, at the age of 16) it wasn’t the latest, fastest or coolest car to have – but to me it was everything. The car was a 1983 Datsun / Nissan 280ZX turbo / 2+2. The car was originally owned by my Step-Grandmother who bought it brand new in 1983 and kept it in pristine, Grandmother driven condition over the next 13 years of it’s life. Garage kept, FL car, no rust, fully loaded, weird talking English sounding lady in the dash, red velvet seats, T-Tops, and best of all, that 2.8L L28 inline 6 cylinder fuel injected turbo motor. With a 3 speed Automatic….No overdrive. Long story short, I’ve probably had x25+ personally owned and driven cars since then, maybe more. I’ve climbed my way up the vehicle ladder from my old Z, to bus fair, to riding shotgun for a few years in other peoples cars, to rebuilt / salvage title abortions, and over the past 7-8 years, every exotic and high end sedan / SUV you could ever wish to drive, let alone own. BUT, nothing has excited me, motivated me, moved me like my first car…Unfortunately, at the age of 18 while stranded in GA over the holidays with no money, a broken 280Z / temporary bedroom for 2 (yes, I slept in my car with my buddy what? I was homeless damn!), after 2 months of trying to get home I threw in the towel and sold my Z for bus tickets to get back home. Long story. Anyways, ever since I’ve wanted to find my old Z wherever it ended up but I never put much effort into finding it. I always wanted to restore the car to it’s original condition, chop off the rear seats / quarter panel for a 2 seater, and put a 500 horse built L28 with a big single turbo, Isuzu box truck front mount I/C, maybe an additional injector and a big size plastic Boost T from Pep Boys…just big enough to run hard on the street without too much pinging (if you grew up street racing in the late ’90’s you know what I mean) 10+ years later, here I am – all grown up….Never got my Z back, BUT one day out of the blue this thing comes along and of course I couldn’t resist. The rest is soon to be history! After years of building the most exotic cars on the road, this project has me more excited than anything else i’ve had the opportunity to get my hands on. I guess it’s something nostalgic about it, maybe it’s a mid life crisis, whatever it is, I can’t wait to get it wrapped up and on the street! Engine Modifications: 2JZGTE Fully Built Toyota Supra 3.4L Stroker motor ARP L19 main studs ARP L19 head studs Billet main caps CP Carrillo piston’s Brian Crower / 1500HPP BC Connecting Rods Balanced & Blueprinted Block Port / polished Head BC 272 cams Port / polished Springs, retainers & valves Garrett Gt42gtx dual ball bearing turbo Engine management: AEM ECU / Gen 1 HKS Twin disc clutch Toyota Supra Getrag 6 speed manual transmission (Built + Installed by Drag International) 5 gallon E85 Fuel cell / Fuel system + 250 Shot NOS (active but not planning on using it…) Engine Performance: Original HP w/ C4 Automatic Transmission: 1000HP+ w/o NOS Documented PBIR 1/4 mile: 8.926 @ 160.19 / 1.590 60’ pass: De-tuned for street use / 6 speed transmission @ 799.21HP / 579.13TQ Tuning @ Machines Gone Wild / Dynojet Dynometer Suspension / Brakes / Drivetrain: Dynamic turbo Full GC Coil over conversion front + rear w/ KYB Struts, Eibach springs & Full Polyurethane bushings (black) Complete suspension, brakes, safety overhaul: performed by Dynamic turbo Techno Toy Tuning front + rear 5 lug conversion Driveshaft shop: high strength custom driveshaft / axles w/ 5 lug hub conversion Wildwood 300mm 290mm Disc Brake front + Rear conversion Long nose R200 Differential Body / Aero: The Z Store / Motorsport Auto BRE Style Ducted Carbon Fiber front air dam Fairlady carbon fiber rear spoiler ZG Fender flare kit front + rear Carbon Fiber rear tail light panel Matte Gunmetal Vinyl Wrap / Graphics: Sign Savers, Miami FL Wheels + Tires: ADV.1 Wheels: Style: ADV5 | Track Spec Series 17×10.0 Front + 17×11.0 Rear Finish: DeathBronze Centers / Outers / Inners Titanium 50/50 exposed hardware Tikore / ADV.1 Titanium Tuner Lug Closed End Nut set w/ laser etched ADV.1 logo Tires: Toyo Proxes R888 / 275/40/17 Front + 315/35/17 Rear