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Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped Datsun 280Z

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Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280ZIt's hard to believe that it has been two and a half years since we last did a photoshoot with Chloe Harris.  You may remember her last feature: 3 Boosted Z06's Equals 2000 Plus Horsepower. In the time between, we have discussed shooting with Chloe on multiple occasions and were even lucky enough to have her join us at one of the No Fly Zone Midwest Half Mile Events.  Yet, we just never seemed to put all of the pieces together until this Fall.  As things started coming together, we knew the perfect car for Chloe to work with... David Robinson's Small Block Chevy swapped 1976 Datsun 280z!

 

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

David found his Datsun 6 years ago in Milwaukee, WI.  When he picked it up the car had only 48k miles on it and had every service record with it since the time it was new!  He enjoyed it for about 2 years in stock form, with just a few minor suspension upgrades.  David had begun planning on doing a basic Chevy 350 swap into the car but by the time he finally decided to pull the motor be convinced himself to go big!  He contacted the guys at Fast Times Motorworks and ended up having them build him a 383 SBC motor with forged internals and a solid roller cam.  It took David another 2 plus years to get the motor swapped in and iron out all of the bugs that come along with a swap like this.  Once it was completed, the Datsun put down a respectable 460rwhp and 440rwtq.

BTS Video of the photoshoot w/ burnouts and nitrous purge:

After being able to enjoy the car for an entire season, he spent some time working on the appearance over the last year.  He began by stripping the 280Z down and doing some bodywork.  Once he got it all prepped, he sent the car over to D.TWO Industries for a complete vinyl wrap.  David also worked out a sponsorship agreement with the crew over at Nitrous Express to be able to add one of the nitrous kits to the forged 383.  The addition of nitrous has helped the Z crack off a 10.5 second quarter mile at 140mph!

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

1976 Datsun 280Z Full Mod List:

  • SBC 383 Motor
  • Solid Roller Cam
  • Dart Pro1 Heads
  • Edelbrock Super Victor Intake
  • Nitrous Express Nitrous Kit
  • Custom Long Tube Headers
  • Holley Ultra HP 750 Carb
  • Meziere Electric Water Pump
  • Stage 2 T56 Transmission
  • Mcleod Street Twin Clutch
  • Custom Chomoly Driveshaft
  • Helical LSD r-200 Differential
  • Billet 4130 300zx CV Axles
  • Wilwood Superlite 4 Piston Calipers on all 4 corners
  • Megan Racing Coilovers
  • Techno Toy Tuning Adjustable Control Arms
  • Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280ZRota Wheels
  • Holley HP Fuel System
  • 6 Point Chromoly Roll Bar
  • Aluminum Racing Seat with 6pt Harness
  • Seam Welded Unibody
  • Custom Radiator Ducting
  • Speedhut Gauges
  • Vinyl Wrap by D.TWO Industries

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

Now lets get back to our girl Chloe!  Two years ago this beautiful 21 year old joined her friend Angela Angelovska for our photoshoot with the ShockerRacing Boosted Z06's and the photos turned out amazing.  It was easy to see that Chloe was a natural in front of the camera.  The 5'9" Blonde is super easy to work with and is immediately comfortable in front of the camera.  We found a dead end street near O'Hare airport to provide the perfect location that allowed us plenty of space to work without distractions.  It was also secluded enough to have some fun doing donuts and burnouts in the Datsun!

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

Ms. Harris tells us that she got into the car scene because of her friends, but since she has met the ShockerRacing crew she has really started to appreciate the car scene even more.  She joined us last year out at the Omega Motorsport NoFlyZone Midwest and was able to ride with a few of our members down the half mile.  Chloe currently works as a Nanny, but would love to do more promotional modeling so be sure to contact her if you are looking for models for your events or automotive photoshoots in the Chicago/Indiana area.  She currently lives in Indiana, and moved all over the state growing up with a military dad.  Chloe enjoys visiting Chicago as much as possible and is interested in doing more photoshoots.

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280ZChloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

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More from our interview with Chloe:

SR: What was your first car?
Chloe: I drive a Chevy Malibu and this is the first car I have owned.

SR: What is your favorite car brand?
Chloe: I love BMW's and would love to own one someday.

SR: What is your dream car?
Chloe: Even though I love BMW's, my dream car is an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante!

SR: If you could take your Aston Martin and go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Chloe: Sydney Australia.

SR: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Chloe: I hate when people don't use their blinkers while driving.

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280ZSR: What is your favorite food?
Chloe: I love Italian food.

SR: How about your favorite pizza topping?
Chloe: Smoked Gouda Cheese!

SR: Which of the Fast and Furious Films is your favorite?
Chloe: Fast and Furious 4.

SR: Are you a Vin Diesel or Paul Walker kind of girl?
Chloe: Paul Walker for sure!

Follow Chloe on her social media - IG: @ChloeeHarriis & SC: Clo.14

Follow David Robinson on social media for more with his Datsun - IG: @PolarisXLT96

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Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

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Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

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View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

View the full photoshoot here

Chloe Harris with David's 383 SBC Swapped 1976 Datsun 280Z

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