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Members Project(s) Journal / Re: A much less rusty Z
« Last post by thriller on April 19, 2014, 09:16:45 AM »
Thanks Gav.

Car came with the extractors, they weren't rusty at all but were painted black. Felt like silver suited a little better.

I was tempted to heat wrap them as well just to give it that cool vintage racer feel, but they'd be a pain to keep looking tidy.
Members Project(s) Journal / Re: Evie 1972 Datsun 240z
« Last post by Zedman240 on April 19, 2014, 07:50:26 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyed the read Gavin...
Memories came flooding back when you showed the pic of Marc's zed; still remember when we were on the way to the Zed nats? I think it was in 2001 to Shepparton and Marc's zed snapped a cam shaft on the freeway luckily while we were still in Melbourne. Its a bit hard to fix that on the side of the road so in the style of Top Gear drives, we just left him and continued on..
Tools and Equipment / Re: Building a rotisserie
« Last post by boyblunda on April 19, 2014, 07:41:14 AM »
With regard to the mounting of a Zed on a rotisserie, the Dadson team had a minor problem with mounting their car onto a rotisserie that might be worth considering. Fortunately they they have documented and photographed the problem if you want to see what happened and what they did to remedy the situation.

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I seem to have derailed this thread a bit with my ranting about the Lords in France, but what I was trying to say was if CAMS is mandating what is safe for us, surely they have an obligation to consider all safety options, particularly if that safety measure is "equal to, or better than" the CAMS prescribed measure. Hence my question about why not the USA model FHR as well as the HANS style.
Yes I agree we can't have a hotch potch of rules and regulations as that would be way too difficult to police. But what about a performance based regulation rather than a prescriptive one.

The Building Code of Australia allows you to pursue two options - the "deemed to comply" (prescribed) or the "alternative engineered solution" (performance based). The onus is on you to demonstrate to the powers that be, that your solution complies fully with the intent and meets or exceeds the prescribed solution. Let's take roll cages as an example. They are a finite structure. The CAMS manual is highly prescriptive about the design and installation. Application of finite element analysis can absolutely quantify structural integrity/strength of any prescribed cage in any vehicle within the confines of the class rules e.g.6 point not extending through the firewall etc.. A performance based approach could result in a stronger, safer, cheaper, lighter cage that does the same or better job. That's got to be good and if it's analysed by your engineer on a mandated analysis software to CAMS satisfaction what is the problem? This is becoming more pertinent with the introduction composites into production car manufacture. It seems ridiculous to bolt dirty black plumbing pipe into a McLaren MP12C, for example.

So if CAMS are serious about our safety they should be looking at ALL options, not just FIA mandated requirements.
Members Project(s) Journal / Re: Evie 1972 Datsun 240z
« Last post by PB260Z on April 19, 2014, 06:33:59 AM »
Good read Gav,

I always find amusing that we makes changes (improvements) to cars in our P plate years only to realise later on that we didn't really improve anything. These days my father and I laugh about the improvements my mates and I were making to our cars.

It is so good to see that despite travelling and all the other things life throws at us, you have managed to keep the same car for 10+ years.


Wanted / Re: Door Parts - Striker
« Last post by 240Z_au on April 19, 2014, 06:24:42 AM »
Parts found and ordered. Tx
Wanted / Re: Coilovers - Bolt On
« Last post by 240Z_au on April 19, 2014, 06:23:38 AM »
Techno stuff looks great. Exactly what I was ofter. Thanks for the tip. Will be listing my adjustable koni shocks and Kmac springs shortly.
Members Project(s) Journal / Re: Evie 1972 Datsun 240z
« Last post by Minestrone on April 19, 2014, 03:16:44 AM »
That was a pretty interesting read and awesome history.

It also looks as though you are parked in front of my sisters old place in Wheelers Hill in the pic with the green VR/VS Commodore in the driveway.
Tools and Equipment / Re: Building a rotisserie
« Last post by Minestrone on April 19, 2014, 02:38:25 AM »,6090.0.html

Pics weren't loading for me before and I thought given the date the thread was posted that they probably weren't working anymore.


EDIT: Would it be OK to mount the car using the existing bumper mounts? It will be a bare shell until suspension is put in then it will be on the ground again.
Wanted / Re: RHD Parts house for early Z cars?
« Last post by Kerrigan on April 19, 2014, 12:54:53 AM »
Not sure to whom this observation is intended.  I'd just comment that anyone who sends their credit card information to anyone in an email, in the blind, isn't exercising common sense ... or has a deathwish for their credit account.

As a point of information, I did finally get a response from Revive from a different email address than I had previously.

They can do one ... for $136.00 USD .... that requires a re-think on my part as to how badly I want it ....

Are you actually completely f**ing retarded or just pulling our legs? You even quoted this post so you must have read it at some point!
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