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#101 gav240z

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 10:02 PM

How's the price of the XB coupe!

 

And the Torana SS Hatch! On another page there was a Mazda RX-3 I believe for $3,500 or so... it's amazing how prices have changed.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:27 PM

And the Torana SS Hatch! On another page there was a Mazda RX-3 I believe for $3,500 or so... it's amazing how prices have changed.


.....and 15 or so years from now people will saying the same about todays prices for some cars - but which ones ?

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

.....and 15 or so years from now people will saying the same about todays prices for some cars - but which ones ?

 

With the computerisation of modern cars making them so hard for back yard mechanics to work on, and the epxected proliferation of electric cars, I wonder if there is going to be less of this going on in 20 to 30 years time ?  That said I think cars like the Focus RS/XR5 and the performance models of the Golf might be the right balance of performance and price to make them candidates.  I also wonder how much of a Korean car scene there might be down the track. In the same vein that Datsuns and Toyotas were considered "Jap crap" but are now mainstays, Hyundai and Kia were originally considered "Korean crap" but are no longer necessarily viewed this way.  If I didn't need the practicality of an SUV I would love a Kia Stinger as my next car for example.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:16 PM

Well Locky threw my set of dry stored Triples on her and apparently idles at 700rpm. It will need some heat shielding and aesthetics wise I miss the orange air box.

Looking forward to driving it after a good tune and some much needed work eg:brakes.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:37 AM

That manifold was a right PITA to make fit!

I was a bit surprised when it started up, once fuel pumped into the carbs...!
I just have to make the accelerator linkage work, fit the air cleaners, install the O2 sensor & get Lou M to give me a hand to fine tune it.
Going to need longer spark plug leads too, as they interfere with No1 carb drop link.

Gearbox is in too, with a modified cross-member & shifter - gearbox works a treat!

Next up is modifying the abortion that is the exhaust system & giving the brakes a once over...


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

So the shorty manifold is good for a LHD car, but not so great for a RHD car. The throttle linkage set up was going to be tricky to accommodate without some odd ball geometry so I decided to send my other manifold (which was originally for HS30 00150) down.

This longer runner looks nicer but will also make the linkage configuration much nicer and nobody wants a dicky throttle set up.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:56 PM

And what do you know? It appears my other manifold is an earlier version of the Harada Manifold. You can see the same casting ID and the cable set up etc..

Pictures attached of a "new" Harada manifold for comparison.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

I like the blue anodizing:) What is the difference in length between the manifolds and does Les recommend any manifolds for triples in particular?

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

Up to 300hp - Harada small port.
Over 300hp - Harada big port.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

Just got this photo from Locky, seems he's having fun. :D

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:38 PM

Is that a custom fuel rail? What sort of pump do you run?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

Is that a custom fuel rail? What sort of pump do you run?

 

Pic in Post #104 appears to show a standard Z fuel pump?


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:17 PM

Is that a custom fuel rail? What sort of pump do you run?

 

Pic in Post #104 appears to show a standard Z fuel pump?

 

OER fuel rail (has no return line I'm afraid), and standard mechanical fuel pump seems to be keeping up... :D



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:23 PM

Yes, the lack of return line is what caught my eye.
Is that a preferred setup? I thought the return line with the small orrifice was the pressure regulator device. Do you run a regulator, or the pressure from the mech pump is ok for the carb floats?

Will you bring Evie up to Sydney as a driver Gav?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

I would prefer to run a return line in future as I'd like to run the excess fuel through the Mikuni carb cooling bodies underneath as it will help keep the carbs cool and lower intake temps slightly. However the aim was to throw the carbs on the car then tune it, but as Locky has described it feels pretty spot on as it is. He said it feels quite quick now with the gearbox (close ratio box) and the Mikuni's on it. I don't run a regulator but if we go to the effort of dyno tuning and find it required we will fit 1. An electric pump with regulator might be beneficial.

 

The jetting in the carbs was set up for a relatively standard L28, the motor in the car has had some port work, a mild cam, light flywheel, advanced ignition curve, E88 head with L28 valves etc.. So it's a little worked but nothing over the top. We might run out of puff if we put a more aggressive camshaft in it and it needs more fuel up top.

 

It's more than likely the car will remain in Melbourne, my mum wants to sell her house this year and downsize, so I'm going to have a dilemma as to where to put it. But long term it's likely we'll settle in Melbourne as that's where our family is and Sydney housing is the second most expensive in the world. So I just don't see us staying here long term unless the real estate bubble finally bursts. But even then I think Melbourne is where we would prefer to be for family reasons.

 

I've been looking at houses in Melbourne, but there is a slight possibility I'd bring the car up and maybe pay to store it nearby or perhaps rent a workshop / garage for my cars up here and rent a different house with a smaller yard and no garage. We shall see what happens. I do miss having it nearby. However for now I just keep paying Locky to do stuff on it - rather than waste that money paying for it to sit in storage somewhere doing nothing. :D



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

However for now I just keep paying Locky to do stuff on it - rather than waste that money paying for it to sit in storage somewhere doing nothing. :D

Sounds like a win win to me. You just need to be closer to Locky!

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

Like the free storage idea, pity it does not need body work, apparently some panel beaters offer free storage for years :)


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Oh it requires (minor) rust repairs, but I'm under strict instructions not to touch it!
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:09 PM

Oh it requires (minor) rust repairs, but I'm under strict instructions not to touch it!

 

That's not entirely true. We may look at that after the mechanical stuff.. :D



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. :D

 

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Lachlan took her for a spirited drive recently and it snowed.






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