Turbocharged 1973 240Z


1973 Datsun 240Z coupe
Manufactured March 1973
One owner
Purchased at Yokem Datsun, Houston
Delivered May 7, 1973

Engine bottom end

F54 280ZXT block (purchased new), line bored and honed
Polished and shot-peened 3.1-liter Maxima diesel crankshaft
Polished, shot-peened, and balanced 280Z connecting rods
JE reverse deflector forged pistons with full floating pins, gold coat thermal barrier coating, skirt treatment (Swain-Tech)
JE ProSeal piston rings JC7001-3504
89mm bore
Custom crank scraper
Nismo oil pan gasket
Gibbs LS30 synthetic oil

Engine top end

P-90 (90PO) type cylinder head
Ported, polished, and balanced combustion chambers
Ported and polished intake and exhaust ports, matched to manifolds
Combustion chambers, valve faces, and exhaust ports thermal barrier coated
R/D valve springs with PPM low friction coating
Thin-lipped performance valves
Custom ground valve shims (lash pads)
PPM low friction coated rocker arms
Web Cams custom ground turbo camshaft
Nismo cam gear
ARP cylinder head studs
Nismo MLS 1mm cylinder head gasket

Engine external

Highly-detailed cam cover; all bosses removed and plugged, Ferrari red wrinkle powder coat
1991 Stanza throttle body with custom progressive linkage nautilus
ARP manifold studs and bolts

Engine lubrication

Datsun competition oil pump
Custom oil pickup and external oil pump supply
Custom composite catch can
Pure Power EHP oil filter

Engine cooling

Griffin crossflow aluminum radiator
Custom composite fan shroud
Custom aluminum expansion tank
Black anodized billet aluminum radiator cap
Aeroquip stainless upper radiator hose
NAPA 7930 lower radiator hose
180°F thermostat


Electromotive crank-triggered DFU
Taylor Pro Wire 8mm plug wires with custom clamps
Denso Iridum spark plugs

Turbo setup

Ceramic ball bearing TO4 turbocharger
E-57 compressor with 3-inch inlet
Stage-5 turbine wheel, A/R 0.83, tangential turbine housing with Hypercoat Extreme
Custom exhaust manifold, extrude-honed with Hypercoat Extreme
Custom, ceramic coated stainless steel exhaust heat shield
Highly detailed custom aluminum intake manifold
ARP turbine inlet studs
HKS racing bypass valve
Tial wastegate
Custom composite air box
K&N 300ZX air filter
Custom intercooler with HKS core, 400 mm wide, 259 mm high, 130 mm thick, black body emitter coating
Custom composite intercooler duct

Engine control

TEC3 fuel injection and ignition computer
Crank triggered ignition sensor
Full sequential fuel injection with custom magnetic cam pickup in distributor housing
GReddy Profec electronic boost controller

Fuel system

Jaz 16 gallon fuel cell, Jaz filler neck and cap, custom composite cover, powder coated square-tube chrome moly frame
Kinsler Bosch electric fuel pump
Kinsler fuel filter with paper element
Custom fuel rail
Siemens 55 lb/hr fuel injectors
SK adjustable fuel pressure regulator
All Aeroquip stainless fuel lines


3.5-inch stainless steel turbine outlet pipe with Hypercoat Extreme
3-inch ceramic coated stainless exhaust system
3-inch Borla XR-1 stainless steel muffler
V-band connections
Removable Random Technology stainless catalytic converter

Flywheel and clutch

SPEC aluminum flywheel
SPEC clutch 450-lb/ft, 240mm pressure plate and disc
Tilton clutch release
Tilton 3/4" clutch master cylinder
Aeroquip stainless clutch line


Richmond 6-speed overdrive transmission
Custom aluminum bellhousing
Long shifter
Custom aluminum driveshaft
R200 3.70:1 300ZXT differential with all new bearings and seals
Quaife limited slip
Wolf Creek Racing chromoly axles with Porsche CV joints
280Z stub axles with new bearings
TechnoVersions differential mount
Redline gear oils


Ground control coil-overs
K-MAC camber plate strut tops
Eibach springs, 200 lb/inch, 10-inch, 2.5-inch ID, 3-inch OD, front and rear
Tokico Ilumina 5 adjustable dampers (shock absorbers), BZ3099 front, 240Z rear
Tubular adjustable front anti-roll bar with 1/2" rod ends on end links
Custom adjustable rear anti-roll bar with 7/16" rod ends on end links
Custom tubular strut-tower-to-firewall bracing
Corner balanced


Momo Formula 1 steering wheel
Solid steering coupler


300ZX master cylinder
300ZX vacuum booster
Wilwood proportioning valve
Jamar line lock
C5 Corvette calipers, red powder coated
Coleman custom slotted and vented front rotors, 12.5-inch diameter, 1.25" thick
Coleman custom slotted and vented rear rotors, 11.5-inch diameter, 0.810" thick
Custom steel front and aluminum rear hats, stress relieved, gas vented, and balanced
All Aeroquip stainless hoses
AP Racing 551 racing brake fluid

Wheels and tires

Simmons FR17 modular wheels, 17x7" front and 17x8" rear
Toyo R1R tires 215/45-ZR17 front 225/45-ZR17 rear (not shown)


Nissan 70-amp internally regulated alternator 23100-0S200R LR170-745BR
Odyssey PC680 battery under passenger seat
Hella battery switch
MSA fuse box
Custom wired headlights with individual relays and fuses
Honda ('94 Accord) windshield wiper motor (2-speed with intermittent)


All original 901 silver paint
Color-matched air dam
Early style bumpers
New weatherstripping, windshield, kick plates, etc.
Euro tail lights


Recaro N Jet Stripe seats
Schroth Profi II camlock harnesses with Schroth pads
Autometer liquid-filled mechanical gauges: oil pressure, water temperature, fuel pressure
Autometer fuel level gauge
AEM 6-in-1 UEGO air/fuel ratio gauge (with wide band oxygen sensor)
Autometer voltage gauge
Westach intercooler in/out temperature gauge
Autometer clock
Autometer boost gauge on steering column, with shift light
Custom carbon fiber gauge console and shifter console
Custom light weight roll bar
H3R Halon fire extinguisher
S2000 shift knob

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