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#41 be-zed

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:16 AM

No Matty : What you're feeling is worst than when kids are away . Kids away involves a party. The only thing it has in common is the handing out of hand fulls of cash.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

I know how you feel when your pride and joy is not at home with you. You worry that it's been properly looked after and nothing bad will happen to it while it's away. I'm sure it will be fine mind you.

So how difficult is it to pull an S30 dash out and put it back properly? I've only ever removed 1, not had to install it again. Sounds like a good way of labeling terminal points is key.

I love the Nardi wheel matching the door trims - should look a treat, keep us updated on the outcome of the tuning session.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

haha thanks for correcting me Aub, duely noted :)

pretty easy Gav but it makes it a hell of a lot easier to do with two people. i think we had the dash out and back in in around 15-20 mins thats with out the cowel and fan vent facia but. dunno bout your factory looms but mine were pretty easy to identify once extra wires were removed. just a matter of making sure i pluged it in the right way lol

hmm im very reluctant about leaving my cars at shops while they are worked on. the guy ive taken it too here in town has worked on another zed before and it came out tops so fingers crossed for mine. but when i had my 300zx the apprentice working there parked a crusier near my car leaving the hand break off and it rolled into the passenger side guard thankfully it was just the guard that was damaged. so im always iffy bout it every time the cars not home
but the nardi...
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just looks the part, ive only got the nardi horn button just sitting there as the clips need modifying to fit but i love it :D

but a bit of an update today with the car! She's 90% drivable, there was a small issue with timing and the positioning of my throttle linkage. the mech fuel pump also was shagged so a new one was fitted. i was also told the idle jets are too small for the current set up and makes it a pig to drive at lower rpms so im just waiting to see if he can source some in town or ill need to wait til the mechanic can source some else where.... but i was pretty stoked for the progress he made today and fingers crossed shes ready for the weekend!!

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

Love the shed. Spans a few eras. 1980's chicks on the walls. Any decade...steadily building piles of junk that'll still be there when you've got grey hair.

The purple wheels gotta go. How's that saying go....Purple and red should never be seen... White, grey, black, red yes. Purple, no.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:07 PM

Hahah i try to keep that in mind Jamo

So ive been slack in finally posting that she drives AGAIN!!!

A Local fella here in Toowoomba, Bob from CF performance sorted my tune after a timing issue and idle jet delema she was running pretty sweet apparently the way the linkages are set up is a bit backwards i was told but it works. After getting her home all that was left was to put the center console back in and the rest of my dash. the drive home was an interesting one and something that i'd dearly missed.

all though i was abit iffy with the gear box/clutch, gear changes were crunchy and reverse was near impossible to engage. mind you the box i have in her atm is the 240 5 speed when the time permits im thinking of fitting my 280 box back in. i only left it as one to save time and effort ( Or so i thought  :-\ ) with the motor swap but oh well these things happen.

i got to take her to my first meet in close to 10 months since i started the motor swap
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.......... it wasnt all smooth sailing but, having stopped to get i feed i came back ready to go only to find the battery had died so i had to be jumped then i had fuel line bust and spray fuel over the whole motor.... that was fun but i managed to do some ghetto fixes to sort her out and limp her home...... with out tail lights as i found out nor indicators so i have a few wiring demons to sort out could be worse i guess  ;)

I also picked up a series 2 260z bonnet from a guy who's friends with another mate of mine who just happens to have a 240z with a L28 stroked to 3lt and simply wanted to get rid of the bonnet as it was only going to be chucked out any way
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it's got a bit of cancer in the front and towards the rear corners but is easily fixable.... dont know what ill do about vents at this stage but when ive finished repairing and painting the bonnet ill go from there.... i know shes not much but give me a few weeks and she'll be like a stream line butterfly  ;D

Few months ago i might have decided to take my passion fot my car a little further as i have vowed never to get rid of her as shes with me for life....
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might seem a bit crazy to some of you here but as the saying goes you wear your heart on your sleeve, and 90% of the time shes got my heart

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:55 PM

You are not the only one with the letter Z tattooed on their body. :)

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

You are not the only one with the letter Z tattooed on their body. :)


With the few of the hardcore fanboys here I didnt think I would be the only one now ;)

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

I'm not sure if i mentioned it but it was around this time last year not long after the david hack day i set the ball rolling for my motor swap and i said id give my self until the next David hack day in may to get the zed running again and true to my word she made it out  ;D

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If you look carefully you can see 2 more zeds behind me, i met the guy in the red 240z last year. hes running a L28 turbo set up and what you can make out beside that is a blue 260 2+2 with a 350 chev, his plates were 350ZD
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I even let my Missus drive the Daily out too
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all in all i was pretty happy my second drive and she still seems to drive fine the gear box is better but still a little notchy but it works i even took quick vid after she was warmed up read to go ( mind the shit audio quality and wind :/ )

http://s1146.photobu...7a2d94.mp4.html

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:34 PM

Z looks really clean mate, non fluted bonnet FTW!

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:41 PM

Z looks really clean mate, non fluted bonnet FTW!


thanks Gav but i do have a series two fluted bonnet in the works but im not gonna part ways with my non fluted bonnet ;)

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

I Though its a time for a bit of an update on the old girl....

Not a great deal has happend ive swapped my gearbox back over to the 280 box instead of the 240 flange box that came bolted to the motor.
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Having a hoist at my new place with my mate makes life a hell of a lot easier now too  ;D

Considering i had her jacked up on axle stands to rip the other gearbox out, i decied to wait till i moved to utilise the hose and make it easier refitting the new box.

ive sorted out some wiring issues with the help of a friend and i now have fully functioning lights and indicators and have swapped out the old sealled beam lights for some semi sealed units with H4 globes best investment yet for $100 bucks. ive alos swapped out my clear indicator/park light lens as they were a little perissed and damaged

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Should look abit better when i get new front air dam :)

ive been a bit slack with work on my series 2 bonnet but ill have to get it sorted soon as i can find some good conditon bonnet vents that wont cost and arm and a leg and i still need to find a new front bumper too :/

really now after a month or so of her sitting around ill drive her a bit before i decide to save more coin and tackle a brake upgrade and have her pulled apart again. poor girl seems to spend more times in peices only cause i cant help but change things for the better hahaha



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Man if I owned where I live at the moment I'd definitely invest in a lift, gotta make life so much easier.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:38 PM

Man if I owned where I live at the moment I'd definitely invest in a lift, gotta make life so much easier.


I can tell you now Gav if i can. i plan never to move, the hoist is clearly a better investment than a missus hahaha
and going back to not using one would be slow and painful mate

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:03 PM

Man if I owned where I live at the moment I'd definitely invest in a lift, gotta make life so much easier.


Problem is that most garages do not have enough roof height for hoist.
I suppose you could fit one and restrict the lift so as to avoid hitting the roof. In the case of a Z you would still the car a few feet off the ground.

Hmmmm maybe I should reconsider getting one  ::)

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

I'm building a garage (DA stage) and am looking to buy one of these. Perfect for low height ceilings and with the added benefit of being able to remove it when you don't need it for a while. My plan is to just leave the post near the wall and remove the one near the centre of the garage.

The compromise is a lower lift height of 1500 which means you can't stand upright underneath the car. I can live with that. A good stool on rollers will do me.

http://happ.com.au/h...lly-adjustable/

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

I'm building a garage (DA stage) and am looking to buy one of these. Perfect for low height ceilings and with the added benefit of being able to remove it when you don't need it for a while. My plan is to just leave the post near the wall and remove the one near the centre of the garage.

The compromise is a lower lift height of 1500 which means you can't stand upright underneath the car. I can live with that. A good stool on rollers will do me.

http://happ.com.au/h...lly-adjustable/


I looked at these a while back, but never went through with it.

http://radum.com.au/...hp?cPath=11_246


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

The alternative to a lift is a mechanic pit, the only downside to that is more limited space to work around the car and if you want to remove suspension etc.. it's not as good as the lift. You also have to be careful of exhaust fumes.

Someday, someday.....

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

I looked at these a while back, but never went through with it.

http://radum.com.au/...hp?cPath=11_246


There were recalls for these lifts late last year.

https://www.recalls..../itemId/1050222

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:21 PM

There were recalls for these lifts late last year.

https://www.recalls..../itemId/1050222


Thanks George, glad I didn't go ahead with it.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

It seems to be all or nothing when i work on the zed. I'm waiting for a few goodies to show up in the next few weeks. i have a new exhaust manifold coming. once it's here i just need to fab up a new 2 1/2" exhaust system. I made a exhaust manifold for my mates Desoto at his place just using a mig to weld it up, actually came out alright for a home job and a few beers.

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Im also waiting on some some T3 gear also, front & rear strut braces, C pillar brace, braided brake lines and the tow hook kit well because racecar!

I've also scored some 350Z seats off may mate who upgraded his seats. here's the two side by side  8)
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i was lucky enough that all i needed to do was remove the factory 350z rails and put my 260z seat rails on. i only need to drill one hole in the front of 350z seat base for the 260z rails to fit straight on
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When it came to mounting the seats in the car i had to drill 2 new holes in the front section where it bolts to the floor. the reay section was too narrow so i used some 40x5mm flat with the extended holes drilled to suit and used the factory holes to mount my bracket so i didnt have to drill any more holes in the floor.
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once that was all bolted in the seats dropped straight in
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They actually look almost like they should be there. all the seat still function's and the rails move freely. i have removed the side air bags and repacked the hole with some foam cushion and you wouldn't even know. I've only got to run power to the drivers seat so i can be able to adjust the back support and it will be all sweet to get mod plated.

The purple wheels are no long purple but gold now.
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It looks a lot better and cleaner IMHO

The bonnet also hit road block. i was going to paint it red, then it was going to be matte or gloss black, but now after finding a set of bonnet vents thanks to a fellow forum member Triptych. I think ill get it wrapped with the intimation carbon wrap with the black vents in hi gloss black to offset it.
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so as you can see its been all go on the old girl lately.





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