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There are 14 cars in Sport Compact Car's project fleet. Fourteen examples of aftermarket automotive glory ranging from the smoothly polished, diaper-wiped, Q-tip-cleaned neurosis of Project 300ZX to the rat's nest of wires, dirt and weld splatter that is Project Rally Beater.
When we last left off, we were busy upgrading the suspension and safety equipment of Project Z in anticipation of big power gains. Work is progressing rather slowly on our promised super engine, but don't despair, we aren't slacking off. Actually, we're moving
In our last foray in the adventure of building the poor man's exotic killer, we did some extensive suspension and brake work to prepare the chassis of Project 300ZXTT to make it worthy for the installation of our anticipated 500-hp-to-the-wheels engine. In thi
Because our original plans for a super-exotic brake system were thwarted due to production delays, we did a nice, but slightly less trick brake system to keep the car's stopping ability somewhat in line with its power output
You know how project cars can be, especially ones with goals that are as ambitious as the results we desire from Project 300ZX; stuff has to be made, things fail during testing, other things need to be redesigned. Days stretch out to become weeks, weeks become
In our last installment of Project 300ZX Twin Turbo (September '99), we began detailing our plans for a new engine built to handle 600 to 700 hp. Unfortunately, progress on that engine is running slower than expected (which, ironically enough, is what we have
In terms of project car building, some might assume that working for the Super Street Network and dealing with cars like this long-term 1992 Honda Civic VX hatchback means spending multiple days of the week wrenching away and making progress. The reality is, as much as I’d love to be able to do that, my