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Owner: teknomage2012
Z: 1977 Datsun 280Z 2+2 custom
Displacement: 2.8 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2700 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.45
Frontal area: 18.5 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: custom
Description: 1977 280Z 2+2 with a MSA Type II body kit to reduce the Cd

The L28 was removed and replaced with a LD28 which was turbocharged and intercooled. Running with tires pumped up to 50 psi.

Weighed in at 2700 pounds with the LD28
Build Thread:
Current Mods: 2009-07-03
I added plug in electric pre heater, will be pre heating the engine anytime I can before starting the car. Added a pyrometer to observe EGT at the number 6 valve. Thermal wrapped the exhaust manifold, turbo, and the first 2 ft of the downpipe to keep energy in the exhaust system. Drilled, tapped, and plugged the turbo hot section for a tangential steam nozzle to drive the turbo using waste heat in the downpipe (for future mods).
Added clear headlight covers that blend the ice cream scoop headlights in to the fender line.
Added HID headlights to reduce the HP draw of night driving.
Removed fuel injector lines and wrapped with electric heating wire and insulation to aid in fuel temps when running WVO. Draws 7 amps or (95 watts (1/8 hp))
Closed up the front end with chin pan for aerodynamics.
Installed taller tires to reduce highway RPM by about 200 at cruise.

Planned Mods: 2009-07-03
Drilled, tapped, and plugged the turbo housing hot section with a tangential 1/4 npt port for future steam nozzle to drive the turbo using waste heat in a downpipe boiler (yet to be built).
I have Vortex Generators to add.
I have a dual tank pollok switch for diesel/greasel mode
fuel heater
tank heater
bicycle spedometer for accurate milage and speed statistics
will be closing off the front with a small belly pan
planning wet front spindles with spring loaded disc brake pad retractors for minimizing rolling resistance.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 18 mpg(US)
EPA highway 27 mpg(US)
EPA combined 22 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 36.12 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 35.26 mpg(US)
90 days 31.85 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Nov 13, 2010

Trip Log
Cedar 0 mpg (US)

(Created: 2009-06-08 11:23:37 / Modified: 2010-11-13 19:43:15)

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