XenonZcar.com Car of the Month

July 2016

Owner: Michael Maynard

Model:1985 300zx Turbo

Michael bought This car about a year ago from a random add his friend found. The Car was most likely going to end up a parts car because of it not running and not having a title. The car was not exactly in the best of shape either.

The first thing he did was to pull engine apart just to find something had been dropped into the cylinder and it damaged it beyond repair. Mike then purchased VG33E engine and along its path it had the same issue with debris in the cylinder and he found lateral groves on the cylinder walls. He then just installed a good condition 1987 turbo motor.

Fearing he would never being able to even enjoy this car he installed it with just a few gasket changes. He also installed a Fidanza flywheel and unknown 6 puck unsprung clutch and made his own solid aluminum motor mounts.

From there He also installed JIC Magic full body coil-overs and a set of 18x9.5 wheels.

Modification List:

  • Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel
  • 6 Puck unsprung clutch
  • JIC MAJIC Coil Overs

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