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Old 01-19-2001, 01:14 AM
Richard Wooldridge Richard Wooldridge is offline
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Location: Battle Ground, WA
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350 V8....

Hi there,
I think I have a better answer than a 350 V8 for the 280Z - I have a 1962 215 CI aluminum Olds V8 I've been saving for the Z... It's rated 200hp at 10,500 rpm! They are real screamers - my brother put one in a volkswagen bug, and it became a corvette eater! Kennedy Engineering in Pacoima, CA makes adapters for this engine to fit most any application. I guess I'd have to put fuel injection on it to make it pass smog, though - a little known fact is that the L-jetronic injection found on 280Zs supports 8 injectors - the resistor packs already have 8 resistors, in fact! I think I would go with TBI though, as it's less trouble than L-jetronic and possibly a bit more precise. L-jetronic has too many connectors that always end up corroding.

Just daydreaming, way off the Mercedes subject line!

Richard Wooldridge
'82 300D/4.3V6
'77 Jag XJ6L
'77 280Z 2+2
'74 280C "It's a Classic"
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