1978 280Z - LS1 V8 - 6 Speed Manual

1978 Datsun Z-Series

Technical specifications of Datsun Z-Series 1978

Price: -
Item location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Make: Datsun
Model: Z-Series
SubModel: 280Z
Type: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 2,000
VIN: HLS30458080
Color: Blue
Engine size: LS1 - 346 CI
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1978 280Z LS1 Swap

280Z chassis with ~107,000
V8-LS1/T56 with ~70,000 miles
~2000 miles since swap


LS1 out of a 2004 Pontiac GTO. Stock
Stock ECU, tuned to run standalone with HPTuners
MN12 T56 (slightly different gear ratios and better synchros than f-body T56)
Shifter from a Holden Commodore
CXRacing swap kit (engine mounts, trans mount, headers, y-pipe)
Custom exhaust with 2 Magnaflow mufflers (11229 and 14419)
Fast Shaft Chrome Moly custom driveshaft
Champion 2 row radiator
Flex-A-Lite Syclone (2500cfm)
Tilton 7/8" Clutch MC
Wheels,Tires and Suspension

XXR 531 16x9
BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2 245/50r16 (square stance)
Eibach lowering springs
Chassis/ Body

Shaved rear bumper
Urethane front bumper with brake cooling ducts
ZG fender flares
MSA Victory Spoiler
Vented fiberglass hood scoops from thezstore.com
Replaced weatherstripping for hatch and both doors
Rear hatch threshold plate cut out and replaced (notorious rust spot)
Rust spot behind passenger front tire, treated and covered
Plasti dipped with Black and Blue with Deep Sea Blue Pearls
MSA Rear Adjustable Strut Bar
Replaced compression rod bushings
Replaced differential mount insulator
15 Gallon Fuel Cell
Walbro 255 external fuel pump
Upgraded larger diameter fuel lines
Brake booster and MC from 79 280zx

Reckhorn 80Mil Thick Sound Deadener throughout car
New carpet kit from thezstore.com
Original 280Z steering wheel wrapped with stitch on cover
Speedhut Revolution Gauges (Tach, Speedo, fuel, water temp, oil temp)
Vintage air Mini Unit (No a/c at the moment, needs compressor and a/c lines)
Rockford Fosgate R165X3 Prime 6.5inch 3 way speakers (2 speakers)
Aftermarket Pioneer headunit
Corbeau A4 Reclining Racing Seats
Cipher Racing 4 point harnesses
Dash cover over original dash (original dash is cracked)


HP Tuners MVP Pro Tuner included in the sale - allows for unlimited tuning of this ECU
Bench Harness for tuning/setting ECU out of car
Additional GM credits for tuning other ECU's

Viewing / Inspecting

Car can be inspected in Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Tons of upgrades with well over $20k invested. Reserve is set well below that, so bid today!

Selling so I can move on to the next project car. Not looking for trades and I do not need help selling it.

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