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Old 09-15-2008, 04:42 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Great idea and good luck!

Thats a great idea and a very clean Z. I was wondering what you did with the engine that came out of the car? I'm doing a propane conversion on my 280Z and need a set of carbs and intake from a 240Z. If you want to sell please let me know.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:34 PM   #62 (permalink)
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The engine was stripped and parts sold to buy electric components, those dual su carbs and their manifold already bought me a set of contactors

I'd often thought of a propane conversion, every one of the problems on my '76 was fuel system related, a pressurized gasseous system sounds awesome. Seems like a waste without a turbo/supercharger/high-compression build and advanced timing though.

Are you using dual mixers? I always had my eye out for one of those 4bbl arizona manifolds for the easiest swap. Even seems like a fuel injected man. could be made to work with some modification.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:51 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Awesome job, can't wait to see how the generator works.

Hey Ampeater, I just wanted to say that I'm a complete electricity nut as well. My son's middle name is Tesla, to give you an idea... I'm currently stuck in Iraq, but am seriously considering doing an EV conversion when I get home. I had the idea just the other day when I was looking at the range on some of these EVs... "why doesn't someone put a diesel generator in one of these things?" And that's how I stumbled upon your thread. I've been told many times, by many people that I couldn't do something electrically related. Just wanted to let you know, that I've been in your shoes plenty of times, and it's always great to prove em' wrong. In any event, I can't wait to see what kind of range you get with a generator. I want a small 900cc kubota, but I have 6 months left in the desert, and am just going to be waiting for a really good deal on e-bay/craigslist.
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Ampeater - glad to read you're still working on the project.

I'll second that !

I was wondering how things were going !
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I visited your site and ... gasp ... you sold the car ???

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you get for it ?

I would love to buy something similar.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but i just read through this whole thing. I would love to do something like this. Is it really sold?
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but i just read through this whole thing. I would love to do something like this. Is it really sold?
Yeah, sold long ago (seems like)

Now I'm working on this;



And I'm doing another Z as well. I've taken lots of flak on other forums (ruining a classic car and all )....but you guys get me


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