1978 280z Turbo Swap 5speed

US $7,999.00
Private seller / Contact seller
Missoula, Montana, United States

Technical data for 1978 Datsun Z-Series

Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
Type: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 140000
VIN: HLS30422529
Color: Blue
Engine: L28ET
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Selling my long term project 280z. Great driver, needs small amount of work to be finished.
Short video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2mb28yDFJo
Rebuilt 280zx turbo engine with a little over 1000 miles on it.(new pistons, bearings, ARP head studs)
Tomei Limited Slip R200 Differential,
Megan Racing Coilovers,
Full Poly Bushings.
Runs great, but a bit rich. Next plans were to go aftermarket ECU to add some tune-ability, but it's totally drivable as is with the 83 280zxt ECM.

Needs done soon:

  • Replace Rear Shocks
  • Change Transmission Oil
  • Mount ECM Properly (planned on switching to mega squirt so it is not permanently installed)
  • Properly mount Oil Cooler
  • Retorque Suspension with poly bushings, just to be safe
  • Rust Repair (hood hinge area and dog leg mainly)
  • Body work and paint (add air dam)
  • Undercoating
  • Tires
  • Brake Master Cylinder (has slow leak)
  • Clips for Stainless Steel brake lines
  • Interior panels (steering column, etc) Included, just need new rivets
  • Heater core and climate control vacuum (replacement heater core that will be included)
  • Upgrade clutch and check rear main seal.
  • Upgrade Cooling system to handle turbo heat


Future upgrades (optional)

  • Modern ECM, such as Haltech or Megasquirt
  • Rewire Fusible Links with Modern Fusebox
  • Upgrade Fuel Pump
  • Upgrade to “Palnet” style fuel rail
  • Larger Injectors
  • Electronic Boost Control
  • Intercooler
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