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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:14 pm 

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Location: Sunny Wales , UK
Got the suspension all back together today and got it outside to check
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Pretty happy with how its sittting now cou;ld be lower but want to be able to use it alot,

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I still need to cut the back archs and space the wheels out a bit, and fit the flares.

but feels like im getting some where now :D


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Banded steels and overfenders, eh ?
Top Job :D


Or just the steels !
Lookin good...

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:39 pm 

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Location: Sunny Wales , UK
the list is now getting shorter :)

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Front wheels off and up in the air for the last little bit of welding on the front inner wings

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I wasn't happy with how the front wheels sat so got some spacers and then machined out the back to fit the hubs,

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Finally got the front arch's on after deliberating weather or not to fit them, but with the wheels kicked out a bit with the spacers it works allot better.

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Finished trimming the rear shock towers and put a bit of carpet in the luggare area, I'm happy with it for now and worked out allot cheaper than the 350 quid to buy some,


Also tided up all the wiring on the front and got both the front old Bosch horns working with a bit of WD40 and a well aimed tap with the hammer,

I didn't have a interior light managed to find one from the states brand new NOS for £25 delivered fitted it and it all worked and even managed to find the wiring for the door switch :o


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No happy with the paint but its on there and in some places allot of it with run's and stuff, I'm thinking of just flatting it all back for now and then maybe mop it and blow some bits in or leave it or even maybe thinking of a colour change,

Still no bumper but if it turns up this week I might be booking that MOT ;D


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:28 pm 
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looks awesome! I think to get 'the look' for the front wheels, you need to get some neg camber happening, maybe longer lower arms to make the track wider

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:23 pm 

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Location: Sunny Wales , UK
Car is now on the road :D

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Still need a few bits sorting out and then some proper paint,

but think im just gonna burn it around while i do the work coz i love driving it already even after one day.


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Looks good, nice shot n'all. :tu:

Is that a rumble in the Mumbles ?

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:15 am 

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Yeah it is good spot :D

Had a quick test run around the Gower before sopping off for ice cream in Mumbles and some photo's, I only live down the road,


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:05 am 

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Location: Sunny Wales , UK
Went for a drive yesterday aound some nice Welsh A roads with a friend and decided to change the rear springs out for some stiffer ones, so today i've been playing around with back suspension,

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Ended up a bit close on the back

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Had to raise it up a bit and then messed about with some yellow tint film and some insulation tape

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Im thinking about front mounted oil coolers now to after seeing Mr.Vengeance thread


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:10 am 

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Heres a picture i took the other night when i went for a drive around some great Welsh A roads :D

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:27 am 

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Bit of an update from Wales

Now ive got the brakes all run in its time to make it go a bit faster :)

Had these lying around for a while. 3 x 40 DCOE's

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A quick strip and clean and a new set of gaskets and seals, checked all the emulsion tube and jet size's and fitted them out with a base setting to get it running until I get to the rolling road,

Managed to borrow a manifold of a club member as couldnt find one for a decent price, as I did a favour for a pattern maker the other day so he is returning the favour by making me a pattern so a can cast a few up, should pay for it self then hopefully :)

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Hopefully should be finished next week and then I can get a few cast up and machined,

Cant wait to here the induction roar :)


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:37 am 
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ooooo, make me a manifold too 8)

Love your Z, big fan.


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:20 am 

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Flauski wrote:
ooooo, make me a manifold too 8)

Love your Z, big fan.



yeah no worries, gonna make 5 in the first run,

Dont know what posatge to NZ would cost though ?


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:50 am 

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Morning all :D

forgot to put an update about the brake upgrade to

been driving it alot recently and enjoying it :)

Been mucking about with the height and got it sitting right now, changed the exhuast becuase I kept scraping the middle box everywhere so deleted it and changed the back box to a turbo muffler, and also converted the front to pug 505 vented disc's and bigger toyota 4 pots to help with brake fade,

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all the bits for the brake conversion,

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the disc's needed machining out on the bore and some more holes drilling for mounting to the dastun hub, also needed to make a spacer to move them back a bit to line up in the middle of the calliper.

here is is all bolted up might cross dill the disc's to if I get the chance

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now to the exhaust

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here'e the old one, bit of surface rust but solid, back box was a bit rattlely and full of rust,

so cut out the middle box and replaced it with 50mm pipe and put this back on

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sounds a bit louder but not to much and only makes noise when you really put your foot down :)


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:55 am 

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Looks absolutely fantastic so far. The ITB induction noise that you're awaiting for, is definitely pronounced in cabin. I'm spoiled/used to it now, but the first drive after putting on the triples... I'll never forget that roar :)

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:53 am 

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Location: Sunny Wales , UK
Thanks Kennymonster,

keep going back and reading this article on Speedhunters

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/eng ... -tc24-b1z/

and looking at those carbon fibre trumpets :D

so did a quick CAD model this morning

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and made up a mould for the trumpets so a friend can make me some out of carbonfibre and I will make the flange out of Ali and bond them together. saves me makiing all 6 out of metal, lighter to :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:12 am 

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went to see patternmaker today and now the pattern is finished :D

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even with a name on it :wink:


gonna go and see the foundry next week


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:46 am 

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Well Got bored of the white so a quick strip down and a lick of paint........

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Tangerine :shock:

Thinking about flatting it back so its matt or ever using a satin laquer on top, I quite like the idea of the satin tangerine to go with the satin black bonnet, archs and spoiler,

What do you think ?


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:25 am 
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I like the orange and black. such a sweet ride. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:15 am 

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picked this up on friday : 8)

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Pretty happy with the way it came out:)

Ended up casting it in LM24 as didnt want to risk it bending or moving to much when it was heat treated, and with LM24 it doesn't need it so will save a bit on cost to.

Just need to find some time on a machine this week and try and get it finished off,


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 Post subject: Re: just picked up a 240z
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Nice manifold

But man that orange is cool

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