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#1 260DET

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 07:13 PM

Invites are out, as usual there are two series, A and B. Which one is going to be nominated as the Z one for 2016, A series? And what class should my 6 litre road registered 280ZX be nominated for? I'm thinking Modified Production over 3001cc, same as Paul's 300ZX. See you there.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 08:05 PM

About time Richard SNR :)

 

A series is the zed one...

 



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:01 AM

Ten minute drive now :)



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:20 PM

No excuses then

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:20 AM

Look at the number of entries, wow, this is the A series list where the Z cars lurk, there is a B series too  :o http://www.morganpar...RIESWEBSITE.pdf

 

Mine is in the Modified Production over 3,001cc group, not sure at this stage if the Zed will be ready by 19 Feb as practice will be essential to learn/relearn the track and make sure that everything is working as it should.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:25 PM

Look at the number of entries, wow, this is the A series list where the Z cars lurk, there is a B series too  :o http://www.morganpar...RIESWEBSITE.pdf

 

Mine is in the Modified Production over 3,001cc group, not sure at this stage if the Zed will be ready by 19 Feb as practice will be essential to learn/relearn the track and make sure that everything is working as it should.

Plenty of time mate...



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:21 AM

Need plenty of time too, latest news from the guru is that it looks like the wrong type of torque converter was supplied  :-[



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:04 AM

Seventeen Zeds of various shapes and sizes entered in the A Series. That's pretty impressive! Although I see a couple of names on the list who seem to regularly enter but don't show.
Richard, I can't believe the bad luck you have with suppliers, but it just reinforces what a complex process it is when you undertake a substantial modification/re-engineering project such as yours where you go where angels fear to tread! The devil is in the detail and getting all the other little bits right. The thing I'm finding difficult is maintaining the enthusiasm levels. Slogging away in a westerly facing garage in the middle of the Brisbane summer is good for loosing weight but not so good for productivity.
Looking forward to seeing the 280ZX hit the track. The auto concept worked well for Jim Hall's Chaparel Sports Cars in the sixties.
My immediate problem is no tyres in reasonable shape for Round 1 MP! I'll just have to go with what I've got and expect to get spanked!

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:26 AM

Seventeen Zeds of various shapes and sizes entered in the A Series. That's pretty impressive! Although I see a couple of names on the list who seem to regularly enter but don't show.
Richard, I can't believe the bad luck you have with suppliers, but it just reinforces what a complex process it is when you undertake a substantial modification/re-engineering project such as yours where you go where angels fear to tread! The devil is in the detail and getting all the other little bits right. The thing I'm finding difficult is maintaining the enthusiasm levels. Slogging away in a westerly facing garage in the middle of the Brisbane summer is good for loosing weight but not so good for productivity.
Looking forward to seeing the 280ZX hit the track. The auto concept worked well for Jim Hall's Chaparel Sports Cars in the sixties.
My immediate problem is no tyres in reasonable shape for Round 1 MP! I'll just have to go with what I've got and expect to get spanked!

I agree & Richard SNR...you still have plenty of time :)

 

What say we all agree to run on our oldest tyres for R1...I won't have new ones either :)



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:21 PM

If it's ready the Zed will be there for sure, looking forward to the series and the gang of Zeds wreaking havoc :) 

 

Auto project is interesting, the guru is a drag racer and there have been a lot of developments in autos for that purpose, some of which are relevant to circuit racing. So I'm confident he will sort it all out. I'm not sure what is going to be the best way to drive it, wide open throttle shifts when accelerating are a given but corner entry with braking will be a learning process for a while.



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:03 PM

I would assume like any sequential type 'box, where the car does the braking and once settling and slowing bang down the gears to the right one before exit of the corner and power away.

 

Hardest part to get used to from H pattern is losing the ability to jump gears as you go down the box, eg from 5th straight to 2nd in one change.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

How did you manage to get away with calling it "modified production"
She's a "sports sedan"
Darren Siddens runs a Mk 1Escort, Pinto engine with blower, hes a Sports Sedan! Way less mdded than the Datsun SUV,,,,,

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

Will it be a column stick or one of them push button jobbies the ol' Valliants used to have?

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

Nah, not as good a box as the old Torqueflite box from the Val's. They were indestructible....  ^-^



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:01 PM

How did you manage to get away with calling it "modified production"
She's a "sports sedan"
Darren Siddens runs a Mk 1Escort, Pinto engine with blower, hes a Sports Sedan! Way less mdded than the Datsun SUV,,,,,

 

It's road registered Jason  :P



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:04 PM

Will it be a column stick or one of them push button jobbies the ol' Valliants used to have?

 

lol stick shift on the transmission tunnel Mike, forward is +, back is -



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:39 PM

The wrong way 'round........

 

It should be pull back to go faster and push forward to go slower like all the racing boxes are in GT and WRC and super taxis.......

 

This also works more intuitively with the body under the expected forces for changing up under acceleration and changing down for braking.

 

Or go fancy pants flappy paddles.......



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 07:09 PM

Easy enough to change it, just swap the right wires around, which might be an option. Considered flappy paddles because they would have been easier to do off the shelf but I like a central lever and the positive feel it has.



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

The glaring omission on the entry list ( I had an epiphany on the shitter this arvo) is Lee Falkner. Anyone got a story on this or did he mis the close off date - again)?

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:33 PM

Lee is there amongst the heavy hitters, Cobras et al.






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