Last updated 06-07-2011
1986 Nissan 300ZX ProStreet
My latest car is a 1986 Nissan 300ZX. The car has been drag raced for years but has remained street legal. I had originally planned on going with a 2JZ Toyota engine with a TH400 trans but ended up going back with a small block Chevy since the car was previously set up for that. The engine I'm using is a 355ci small block Chevy roller engine with 14:1 Ross forged pistons, Callies crank, Carrillo aluminum racing rods, extensively modified bowtie angle plug heads, Crane roller rockers with girdles, and a 684 lift roller cam. The intake is an Edelbrock Victor with a 750 Holley carb. The engine is mounted with a front and mid plate. The transmission is a Powerglide with a 4200 TCI stall converter, manual valve body and transbrake. The fuel system is comprised of a Barry Grant BG400 pump, BG5000 filter, Earl's braided stainless -12an and -10 an lines and a RCI 4 gallon fuel cell. Hooker 1 7/8" headers with Dynomax 4" bullet mufflers make up the exhaust. The chassis consists of a tube frame from the firewall back along with a Chassis Engineering 4 link rear suspension. The rearend is also a Chassis Engineering housing with back brace and a Moser aluminum center section with Moser Pro 3:73 gears and Moser 35 spline axles. Koni adjustable coilovers are used in the rear along with Carrera coilovers in the front. Wilwood calipers, drilled Wilwood rotors, and dual Wilwood master cylinders along with custom stainless lines make up the braking system. Bogart lightweight custom D10 racing wheels are used front and rear. The fronts are 15" x 3.5" and the rears are 15" x 12". Custom built chromoly wheelie bars round out the rear. The electronics consist of a MSD Digital 7 programmable ignition with MSD coil, MSD crank trigger, MSD billet distributor, NOS progressive nitrous controller, and full Autometer instrumentation consisting of a 160 mph speedometer, 10,000 rpm tachometer, oil pressure, water temperature, nitrous pressure, voltmeter, fuel pressure with isolator, and a MSD shift light. The shifter is a Hurst quarter stick with a Biondo shift solenoid and TCI linelock. Also in the interior are 2 yellow top Optima batteries and a full roll cage with a ultrashield racing seat. The car has been completely rewired with a Painless racing harness. The rear slicks will be replaced with Mickey Thompson ET Street tires of the same size.