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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:28 am 

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great vid 8) :tu:

you're car seems to be so stable through those tight cones not much body roll at all,

what sort of spring rate are you running ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:08 am 

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Location: San Diego
Thanks! The Z is indeed planted pretty well, as for the springs though they aren't anything amazing, previous owner made notes on it as "Arizona HD lowering springs" and I have no idea what that is/or the rate. It's about 1" lower than stock height, if I had to guess maybe 200/175 lbs front and rear, it's somewhat stiff but still gets little bit of body roll. Shocks are tokico illuminas.

I would think that my large sway set up + wider wheelbase track (15x10 -25mm square) probably has more to do with stable corner negotiating.

Big plans for 2014 might be complete suspension overhaul with fully adjustable arms and coilovers.... but after a day like this past Sunday, I'm considering just keeping the current setup ;p

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:31 pm 

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Little preview of what I've been upto today... some changes coming soon to start the new year :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:23 pm 

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Back is killing me from being hunched over in the garage all day, having a bud light now to reap the reward of couple weeks of cumulative work :D

Here's couple pics as a teaser. More to come soon, very happy with how it turned out.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:54 pm 
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Nice work.
Absolutely love the fared in headlights! But then I'm probably slightly biased on that topic... :oops: :wink:
I'm still undecided on your new front valance. Would like to see a full-car-pic to see how in works as a package...

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:30 pm 

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02Anders wrote:
Nice work.
Absolutely love the fared in headlights! But then I'm probably slightly biased on that topic... :oops: :wink:
I'm still undecided on your new front valance. Would like to see a full-car-pic to see how in works as a package...


Thanks Anders, ask and you shall receive :)

It was 80 degrees in San Diego today so went out for a quick cruise and some day time pics.. even I didn't get a chance to see it in sunlight until today, been driving it nights mostly for the last few days.

May not be everyone's cup of tea, but very satisfied with how it came out / on par with what I had envisioned, was going for a classier look while retaining stock body lines, without too radical of a change, but still trying to pull off an unique set up... a tricky task indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:42 am 
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I began racing by autoxing in that same lot, 14 years ago! I had an Acura Integra that was a very similar color to your Z. These photos are pure nostalgia for me.

Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:57 pm 

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I like it alot

but I still cant love that lower valance as I feel it just needs a lil splitter or slight chin.. just to bring it to a peak.

I LOVE the old incantation though!


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:27 pm 

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Matches wrote:
I began racing by autoxing in that same lot, 14 years ago! I had an Acura Integra that was a very similar color to your Z. These photos are pure nostalgia for me.

Thanks for sharing!


^That's awesome! There's just few (hundred) more pot holes there now, but still an incredible amount of space for mile+ courses on the west lot, some of them well into 90 second tracks with plenty of 3rd gear action!


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I like it alot

but I still cant love that lower valance as I feel it just needs a lil splitter or slight chin.. just to bring it to a peak.

I LOVE the old incantation though!


Yeah, I'm contemplating on making a stainless steel undertray, probably not going to have anything poke out as a splitter though, as the new front end is meant to be more minimalist. So far I've gotten few funny "I thought it was a Jaguar" comments at gas stations :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:48 am 
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For me, the jury is still out on this one...
The fared in headlights are just pure and undiluted JNC-porn!! :P Love it to bits...
But while I basically appreciate the simple and clean shape of the new front valance, I just find that the grand gapping hole it leaves as a grill in the front looks not quite finished off... Just my opinion of course. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:03 pm 

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^haha I agree with you fully on that. It's always gonna be a work in progress to some degree I think, I'm thinking of incorporating a mesh type of screen to hide the guts from showing in the lower half of the valance, little tricky given the curvature of the air dam though. The only thing I'm sure at this point, is that it's gonna be put together in my garage with whatever materials I can find :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:40 pm 

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I think the whole "Devil Z" thing gets played out online, including my own, however it seems fate has somewhat intertwined this car with similarities of the anime series, now in form of a blow through turbo setup.

The install looks simple enough, however tuning will be an adventure of its own, at least from the little info I can find. Next race day is the 27th - Hoping to dyno tune these in by then for an amazing experience.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:36 pm 

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FARK yea!!!

for the front i think the bumper bar would help a lot with the look


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:10 pm 

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Nice!
btw are you selling your old air dam


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:53 pm 

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^Sold that thing before I even had the new one painted :) Need to fund my low budget build somehow!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:45 pm 

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Clocks a'ticking until the 27th.

Boxed up the air horns, it's a sad sight to see, but hopefully for the greater good.

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Inspect and refresh, can't afford to have any vac leaks now once the plenum goes on, and everything becomes a pressurized environment.

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My nemesis with his red hardtop, also progressing towards a forced induction upgrade on his 1.6 w/ megasquirt.

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Never thought I'd go this route honestly, with this motor, keeping everything else intact.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:14 pm 
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I can't wait to see the final product. Those blow through setups are mental!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:34 pm 

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Every time I spend an extended weekend on the s30, my right side knuckle ends up looking like I've been in a street fight. All good stuff.

Boosting at 7 psi, albeit with dangerous ignition timing and way lean of AFR, fatter main jets on order and hoping to dial in a street tune this weekend.

Some after install pics:

AFR gauge: cleanest install I've done on this car lol, gutted the stock clock housing, sandwiched the AEM wideband inside for a factory clean look. Even set the backlight to green to match the stock aqua dash lighting.

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One downside of going boost and having to switch to the plenum cover vs. air horns... that distinctive, throaty ITB growl is now muffled, and my exhaust sounds like a prius even under load. Will be going 2.5 straight piping with no muffler, just a resonated Pacesetter tip. Hoping to gain back some of that angry inline 6 growl.


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More updates to come, hopefully with vids of WOT pulls, and not a series of pics describing what went wrong with the motor ;p *knock on wood*

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 3:11 am 

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Looks good, not everyday you see a Blow through setup on a 240Z.


So when are the Watanabes and twin turbo setup coming? It's getting closer to the Devil Z every day, only thing that's different with the outside is the mags and the ZG nose.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 DevilZ 240z L28
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:50 pm 

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Lots happening... dropped another 1" due to camber plates, new shoes and BFG rivals, straight piped, blacked out mirrors... now boosting 10 psi.

Should have some vid / pic footages from Zcon weekend, due to work schedule I'm not doing any of the weekday events, but racing this weekend for sure. Itching to get out there.

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