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#21 peter mc

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:22 PM

Yes not to many zed fans in the USA will go the extra mile to build a L motor right. Gregs one in million

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:00 AM

Is this amazing engine and car proof that S30's don't really need front or rear spoilers?



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:37 AM

The track performance is certainly handicapped by the lack of even modest f/r spoilers.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:10 AM

Congrats to all involved, would love to see the look on the Porsche, Ferrari and Corvette drivers faces as they get blown away by a Datsun!

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:17 AM

Is this amazing engine and car proof that S30's don't really need front or rear spoilers?

Greg now runs a front BRE type air dam.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 01:41 PM

It really is a drivers car .built to drive in any situation. From a quiet drive in the country on any fuel he finds . Or go to the track remove the traler and fit some race tyres and kick ass all day then drive her home .its still got a heater and stereo carpet and full dash its a road car .not a full blown racer ..if it was 500lb lighter like the gtu cars .i hate to think how fast it would be

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:16 PM

what a beautiful car, hats off to everyone involved.



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:16 AM

It really is a drivers car .built to drive in any situation. From a quiet drive in the country on any fuel he finds . Or go to the track remove the traler and fit some race tyres and kick ass all day then drive her home


So does that mean there's still more in the motor with different cams and fuel?
Can you post a dyno graph, I'm interested to see the torque curve.

Love the video and congrats to all involved.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:25 AM

No Mick it's at it's limit with the current configuration.
The cam makes power all the way to 7800rpm, but Greg has the limiter now set at 7100rpm for engine longevity.
Full advance is set at 34deg & it runs happily on 91MON pump gas with 11:1 Static CR - THAT'S how good the cylinder head chamber is ;)



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:53 PM

Hi Lurch,
Top end seems fantastic. What is it like to drive in traffic with the 50mm carbs. Hesitation etc, or is the flow that good that you could do the shopping in it. I have been looking at ITB with my new engine but It's always good to keep an open mind.
Cheers David (Enzo)

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 06:48 PM

Hi Lurch,
Top end seems fantastic. What is it like to drive in traffic with the 50mm carbs. Hesitation etc, or is the flow that good that you could do the shopping in it. I have been looking at ITB with my new engine but It's always good to keep an open mind.
Cheers David (Enzo)

 

You may not believe me David, but it drives like it's got fuel injection. I did actually drive it around Warragul in peak hour just to prove a point & it didn't misbehave once. No coughing, spluttering or stumbling.

Yet when you open the throttle... 

 

The Solex 50PHH's have a very good idle circuit - much better than a Weber.
Certainly they are fitted to a big engine, but they are BIG carb themselves. Bolting a set of 44PHH's to, say, a L28 would yeald the same results (once tuned correctly).

 

It's certainly made me reconsider why I'm running EFi on my 240...


Edited by Lurch ™, 05 October 2015 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 07:08 PM

The later Spanish Webers vs older Italian made Webers have a lot f ssues,
The internal passages of the Solex carbs are equivalent, to the older Itlian Weber, but the Solex is mre deal for our intake teact goung into the valve bowl, as the accelerator pump jet rifices are better positioned in the Solex.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:13 PM

Thanks Lurch,

                      Looks like I may have to reconsider carbs as the cost of EFI can get expensive. The extra money spent on getting the carbs perfect would still be cheaper in the long run and have old school appeal. Thank you for the heads up. Keep the good work coming.

By the way, I was on Hybrid Z today and Tony D was telling people to get in touch with PMC in Melbourne if they wanted a 3.4 L series. Go Aussie.

Cheers David.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:21 AM

I mentioned this on some 240/260 page on FB. Naturally one of the blokes who has a LS swapped 240z was saying the L series are shit. so i commented with the above link. his reply was

 

"what can some Australian shop do that Robellos cant?"

 

I had replied with apparently they could not deliver a satisfactory product for the bloke so he went to a place where he could :D

 

But damn i've watched this video over and over!


Edited by MATTY, 06 October 2015 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

I mentioned this on some 240/260 page on FB. Naturally one of the blokes who has a LS swapped 240z was saying the L series are shit. so i commented with the above link. his reply was

 

"what can some Australian shop do that Robellos cant?"

 

I had replied with apparently they could not deliver a satisfactory product for the bloke so he went to a place where he could :D

 

But damn i've watched this video over and over!

I think that Les has done a very good job at understanding his customers needs, and that is the key, talk to your customer and interperate their ideas, I don't think that the Americans think they are above it , just seems that the owner found someone he liked and trusted with his money, after all the USA has had a lot of experience with Zeds for many years , I just suspect that the people in the know have either dropped off or are hard to find, as for Rebello I suspect they are more after a different market and have dropped the ball on the L series and old Zeds  to a degree,and Les , SWR, myself well we have stayed true to the L engine. Great work Les.    



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:48 PM

when I had my 280ZX 2 seater and came time for more power my mechanic at the time was Vince Rigoli (You may know him) and he pushed as hard as he could to get me to throw that L series in the bin. He wanted to do an RB30 with an RB26 head. I said no and tried to explain the goal. He relented and did a great job on my L28. He was pretty impressed with the result. I'll never forget the smile he had on his face when I came around to see it fire up for the first time. It sounded awesome with a big lumpy cam and it was something different to the usual hi-tec turbo twin cams he was used to.

 

Long live the L series.

 

amazing job on the Green Hornet................love it


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:53 PM

Something about the sound an L-series puts out, and the look of the motor in the engine bay. Seeing other motors in there never looks right for me, unless it's an S20 or LY head of course.

 

If you put a modern motor in an S30z now, in 10 years time it's just another old motor that's outdated. Stick with the L-series and it will always belong in there.


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#38 Lurch ™

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 05:38 PM

Les has uploaded a few engine build photo's to FB, AND there is a new video...
 

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

I am lusting over this.
Nice very very nice and typical high standard of work from Les.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:51 PM

WoW - oooohh

Did some one do a deal with the devil!

Possessive stuff

Love how it made the other cars look big cumbersome even the Porsche  

Awesome job LCR - unbelievable.

I grinning like a loon

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