The 300ZX we have been working on is getting tidied up! Everything is coming into place in this tight engine bay. We recently finished up a custom catch can that’s mounted front and center. Once finished, it’ll be all polished along with the power steering reservoir.
After some work on the dyno, this thing was making some serious power. The owner requested both 93 and 100 octane tunes. With just the 93 it laid down a mean 508whp and 411wtq, making it an already serious street machine. After draining the tank of 93 and pouring in some 100 octane, things got interesting. Some more straps needed to be added to the rear to keep from spinning tires on the dyno. The result, 630whp and 510wtq at 26psi! This is going to be one clean and fast Z out on the streets. This project has been in the works for a long time now, and we’re definitely very proud of the end result.
This Z32 300ZX has been here getting some maintenance and a few modifications done. External wastegates were on the to-do list for this Z. The engine bays on these cars are super tight, making it easier to just pull the engine for most types of maintenance. So that’s what we did. The engine came out, and we started fabricating the plumbing for the wastegates. Clearances were tight, but that’s why we have the best fabricators in the business. Once everything was mounted, the chassis was lowered down and the engine mounted in place.
Stock 300ZX brakes are commonly an upgrade for other, lighter cars, such as the Nissan 240SX. The Z32 is a pretty heavy chassis, so a set of even bigger brakes was in order. Z1 motorsports makes a slick kit that adapts OEM Nissan 370Z parts for use on older Z’s. The calipers and rotors are parts that you can order right from the dealer. The OEM quality will guarantee that these brakes remain reliable for years, and have ample braking power.
14″ rotors make these brakes pretty beefy. I don’t think they’ll have any trouble bring this 300ZX to a stop.
Over in the fabrication shop, there’s a lot of work going into this custom front-mount intercooler. It’s been going through some test fitting to get all the dimensions just right.
The end result of this custom intercooler is amazing. Our fabrication shop killed it on this one. Check back to see what else this Z is in for.