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    Quote Originally Posted by REGs View Post
    Hot Rod, Street Rod, Sports Car .... call it what you will ...... it just another guy into the sport we all enjoy ..... neat build.

    Keep us posted on the progress.

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    Yep and keep posting pics this is another cool one to watch.
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    can you call a corvette a hot rod or perhaps a AC cobra a hot rod .. i think so .. i think you`re building one nice little " hot rod "
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    For some purists "HOT RODS" are only specific cars produced in a specific historical period. But for me, and I hope for many others of you, hot rod is any mechanical means that completely satisfy desires of its owner. Passion is the engine of life! Your Ferrari clone is a hot rod.

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    As long as it is loud and fast,-------call it YOUR CAR. cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REGs View Post
    Hot Rod, Street Rod, Sports Car .... call it what you will ...... it just another guy into the sport we all enjoy ..... neat build.

    Keep us posted on the progress.

    Ratty 46
    Right on; build it like you want and call it what you want. I think everyone here respects another car builder; no matter what his project is.

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    Does John Force drive a hot rod?! Well I've heard him call his funny a hot rod about everytime he is interviewed about it.

    Hot Rod : Noun
    •S: (n) hot rod, hot-rod (a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration)


    from wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn


    Why yes, I believe you have a hot rod there!

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    Keep posting progress pics. This looks like a fun HOT ROD PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    " "No matter where you go, there you are!" Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitz View Post
    Does John Force drive a hot rod?! Well I've heard him call his funny a hot rod about everytime he is interviewed about it.

    Hot Rod : Noun
    •S: (n) hot rod, hot-rod (a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration)


    from wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn


    Why yes, I believe you have a hot rod there!

    Kitz
    Aha,,a keenly fought arguement in all parts of the world... gotta agree,although certain factions down here,and probably up there,would disagree..Tuff...I like it,and specially kool when ya modify an Italian,or German car to suit your own needs.The dictionary quote says it all..
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    Minor Progress

     



    Progress is slow these days, but I have managed to do some clean up on the rear suspension.

    Front suspension and steering is next.
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    Looking good and if I may ask a question please,is that a Datsun Z diff and will it handle the power from a strong 350 chevy??? And never be too worried about slow progress on your project as everybody here will tell you that building your car is a hobby to be enjoyed but not at the expense of your normal family life. So thanks for posting an update and we are all here to help in any way even if only to encourage you when things are going slow in your mind.
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    Thanks for the encouraging words. I have to say that even though I'm into my fourth year on this project, my enthusiasm is still running high.

    As for the diff, it is in fact the one that came in my donor 260Z. According to the JTR V8 conversion manual, it's fine for cruising with my mild 350, but won't handle excessive abuse. The 280Z diff is "nearly indestructible in a V8 Z". If mine doesn't hold up, the 280Z is a simple swap.
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    Im part of that group of stroppy purists who dont like pro stock being called "factory Hot Rod" and dont think J Force is driving a hot rod down the quarter, and who doesnt think your car is a hot rod either.

    But I think its way cool & Im happy to have you (and it) here. I owned a twin turbo 300zx for about 5 years and think they are great cars, but they aint hot rods.

    And the Datsun rear ends are plenty strong. A mate with a blown 427 chev in his bucket is drag racing it and its got a Nissan Skyline diff in it. He cant break the diff.

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    Anyone remember the controversy that Don Varner's rod caused in the early 80's? Rear engine on a 23 chassis...
    http://image.streetrodderweb.com/f/8...stones01_z.jpg

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    Very nice car.

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    More minor progress.
    Blasted and painted front suspension parts.

    New rotors and calipers to come next week.
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    You don't have to be crazy to do this...
    ... but it helps!

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