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 Post subject: Semi-nostalgic Datsun/Nissan 50th AE Z31
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:52 pm 

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I finally found a car I really want to keep...in the form of my 50th AE Z31.

Some info on the 50th AE:

5,464 Special edition Anniversary Edition Z31s were built as 1984 Models, which featured a Two-tone paint job, flared fenders, side skirts, mirrored t-tops, bodysonic bass-in-seat stereo system, an AE badge on the driver's side fender.

The car also came with a golden key and a 50th AE cover, neither of which I have.

It originally had a VG30ET making 200 HP @ 5200 rpm and 227 ft. lbs of torque @ 3600 rpm, but the previous owner removed the badly mangled motor and replaced it with a higher compression NA VG30E with the turbo goodies bolted on.

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It currently has spray painted front fenders and bumper cover until I can find decent original AE replacements.

The car is leaky, which is what I'm working on this winter...trying to keep the fluids where they belong. It leaks gas, oil, coolant, brake fluid and has a boost leak and intake leak.

Once I get this all wrapped up, I am going to install a boost gauge and turn the boost up to 10 psi, which is about the most a stock clutch can take.

It's currently set at 8 psi, which is only 1.3 psi more than stock but runs pretty well and pulls pretty hard.

All-in-all, it's a fixer-upper, but a piece of Nissan history and I adore it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:08 pm 

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Nice dude I'm thinking of picking up a z31 for a drift car but mine would be completely different and powered by a small ka24e turbo engine.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:24 pm 
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I love these 10th AE cars. :tu: I hope you keep us updated on the restoration process, I want to see this thing returned to it's '80s techno-packed goodness.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Camshaft wrote:
I love these 10th AE cars. :tu:


FYI, it's a 50th AE. :tu:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:29 pm 
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datsunfreak wrote:
Camshaft wrote:
I love these 10th AE cars. :tu:


FYI, it's a 50th AE. :tu:


OMG, n00b mistake, sorry. Was looking at 10th AE FCs in my other tab. Like these Z31s better, though. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Nice z31 you have there. Keep us updated on the progress of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:47 am 

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Thanks for the kind words.

Will-do.

I have the original front fenders, but they're rough. I'll probably put them back on before spring though and try to fix the rust on them.

It will be many years before I can afford to paint it the way that I want to and afford to purchase the decals.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:07 pm 

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I love the Z31 nice...... Also does your cluster still work right???

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:06 pm 

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Yep. Dash works, but I have no gas reading since my fuel level sending unit is kaputt.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Damn that's cool!
Do want. You're a lucky man.

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