240Z Build Cost - $4948.14
I posted this in the Yahoo Group in 2009
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/24h … Mons/files
240Z Build Cost.pdf
So how do you spend $5000 on a $500 car?
240Z Purchase $200.00
280ZX Donor/Parts Car $150.00
Car Total $350.00
Salvage Sales $468.80
With a cheap car and salvage sales the initial carcass was less than free now we need to turn it into a race car!
May the spending begin:
P/B Booster $108.24
Master Cylinder $32.24
Hard Line and Tools $26.58
Front Calipers $59.39
Brake Fittings $14.05
Rear Calipers $90.00
Front Pads (Porterfield R4 x2) $323.00
Rear Pads (Hawks x2) $129.56
Caliper Brackets (rear disc conv) $268.13
Brake Total $1159.90 (We had enough old rotors to turn and use)
Toyo T1R x 8 $1134.25
12 gal RCI Craigslist $50.00
PCV Valve (not sure why its here) $2.48
Gas Gauge & Sender $152.55
Fuel Lines $50.00
Conduit (metal cover over vent line) $25.00
Fuel Cell Total: $302.92
Jegster (DO NOT USE THIS NOW!!) $269.99
Texas Iron $119.02
Brookshire Steel $120.00
Drill Press CL (1/2 drill will work fine!) $80.00
Hole Saws (buy online to save) $45.00
Roll Cage Total: $783.01
Harnesses & Seats:
2 Latch Links $119.90
Mounting Tabs $33.76
Crap Plastic Seats (CL) $100.00
Return & Exchange Shipping $50.00
Harness & Seats Total $357.16 (All this got replaced after first race with better stuff!)
Used Struts $20.00
Used Springs $20.00
Suspension Total: $96.35
Main Bearings $31.85
Rod Bearing $38.60
Water Pump $21.65
Damper Mod $25.00
Fuel Filters $5.13
Engine Paint $5.00
Spark Plugs $12.00
Engine Total: $321.04
Head with Cam $20.00
Battery Hold Downs $9.72
Mighty Putty (filled lots of holes) $10.81
Clutch Master & Slave $37.95
Fire Extinguisher $32.15
Tail Lights $25.00
Cutting & Grinding Wheels $80.00
Clutch Hose $10.00
Welding Gas $40.00
Cutting Torch Repair $30.00
Additional Expenses Total: $365.63
Build Total: $4870.26
Track Repairs @ First Race
Ball Joints (safety today not in 2008) $124.00
Track Repair Total $244.00
How does $4870.26 result in a $500 Car?
240Z Purchase (police auction) $200.00
280ZX (CL) $150.00
Head with Cam $20.00
Clutch Master, Slave & Hose $47.95
Salvage Sales -$467.80
Lemons Total $367.54
We over bought tires and brakes for the first race.
We upgraded the rear brake pads to Porterfield R4s after the first race.
We use Raybestos ST43s now. They last a LONG time!
We replaced the latch link belts with camlocks after first race.
We currently have FIA camlocks that were about $150.00.
FIA belts are a little more expensive and have a longer certification.
Plastic Drag bucket seats were replaced with Kirky seats.
10 years later still kicking ass and taking names!
1973 Datsun 240Z