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#1 stevo_gj

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:08 AM

Hey guys,

The club meetings are on the last thursday of every month, but they tend to have a big agenda and there is hardly any time to have a chat. I'm wondering if any of you want to meet up on a mon, tues or weds night in the next few of weeks? It would be good to put some names to faces and have a chance to inspect some of the other Zs in Brisbane.  :)

I was thinking something informal and somewhere we can park, eat and sit around for a while. Maybe have a beer (open license as of last week ;D) Any ideas?

Cheers,

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 09:35 AM

I am very time poor, live Brisbane - work in Sydney, during the week is a nightmare.

If there is a get together, I would love to come but could not be sure to get there.

Keep them posted and I would see if I could get there

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:06 PM

What about people (person haha) from T-Bar? :P

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:03 PM

I was hoping for a little more interest, oh well. Even if only 2 of us can show up that would be worth getting the Z out  ;D (any excuse will do really)

Neuby next time you come to Brissie you should definetly let me know and we can meet and show of our cars  :)

Also, there is a headlight conversion day coming up soon, where one of the auto electricians in the club will do a step by step instructions and oversee us installing Xenon headlights into our cars. This means we do the work ourselves, get the guidance of a qualified electrician and only pay for the parts costs. Thought I would plug it here because who wouldn't want brighter headlights really!



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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:16 PM

i am keen for a run aswell. i have been travelling for work this year and haven't found the time to get to any of the meets. I don't think I've even paid my membership yet :S i would be keen for a general meet but am quite busy aswell. it would be good if there were a few more zeds around brisbane so the spontaneous drives could get more people to attend and therefore occur more regularly.

Alot of the events that greg has been emailing through look great aswell but jsut trying to fit them in is trouble for me. i will have to block out my calendar for the headlight workshop though. My yellow beast already has the headlight conversion but my daily driver and my project both need it done.

i think the other problem for me is that most of the members in the club are into the motorsport side of things which I don't really fit into. I don't know alot about the 'preformance' side of things and probably find it harder to make conversation. I wouldn't mind trying a few of the events but i can barely afford to keep my cars on the road without the cost of track days etc.

but anyways if anyone wants to go for random drive on weekends pm me and i will see if im available. maybe we could have a list of people we can pm when we have last minute decisions of 'hey im bored, lets go for a drive...' even if it is just to the sunny coast or something

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:24 PM

Alright, well uni is still a b*tch but from Monday next week I'll have the odd night/day to spare.

Sushi if Greg and I do something, say a sunday drive, would you be keen to tag along? Maybe Neuby and oldmates260z might be interested in coming too? A couple months ago Greg and I cruised up north to Mt Mee and had a great time. I'm sure we could repeat something like that.

From December i'm off to the mines, 12 hours north of Brisbane near a town called Tieri. I would love to have another day cruise in the Z before then but struggle to find a day to do it in. I still haven't tested out my new 5spd gearbox against Greg's 240z ;D

Anyway, if Greg and I plan anything I'll let you guys know.

Steve

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:40 AM

I am having the first week of the school holidays off to spend time with the cheese and kisses down the Coast but may be able to get away for a night/afternoon but this is not until 22nd Sept...

Not sure if that suits, but am keen and may be able to get my boy along with his too!

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:56 AM

yep sounds good. this weeekends out for me, i anticipate multiple hang overs from the valley fiesta ;) but after that i should be free. I will be heading for a drive up to gladstone one weekend soon but i haven't booked in any dates yet.

i've got a friend whos just got a subaru liberty who said he wouldnt mind joing us for the drive, i said he could even take my 260 if he wanted.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

Something else you can all try if you haven't is a motorkhana.  Steve's been to one and he should get his new Z out to another!
Greg and I went on Sunday, there was a guy in a sr311 roadster as well.  Check out www.hsccq.asn.au for more details.  There is another on 21/9 and again on 19/10.  Do a search on youtube for motorkhana and/or hsccq and you'll dig up a bunch of vids.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:47 PM

Would be great to meet up with some other zeds. Except today while I was at work a truck driving past lost its wheel and found its way into the front drivers quarter panel.  Quite a bit of damage so will be off the road for a while now.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

Oh shit!! That's terrible news mat! Sorry to hear it  :(

Hey Mike, good to see you on the forums  ;D

I take it you got those helicoils you were looking for?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

Yeah, got some thread inserts, but what a saga!  Number 1 rule, do it yourself if you want it done right. Still, in the end I got the handbrake set up close enough that I could lock the rear up most of the time.  Just needs a bit more tweaking.
If you get a day run organised I'll try and make it, just depends on family commitments. 

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:28 PM

Good to hear.

I'll keep you updated about a possible day run.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:02 PM

I am keen also.  I am new to z's and have been working the kinks out of the old beast.  I have a fuel leak around the transmitter unit in the petrol tank now so that is the next project.  Once this is fixed, I am ready for a drive and meet.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:04 PM

its getting warm.... anyone keen for mudjimba beach at the sunny coast???

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:25 PM

Hey Orange-Z. Welcome to the forums  :) You should post some pictures of your car in that thread in the general section!

I reckon hitting the beaches would be a great idea. Got any day in mind?

How is either day of the 11th/12th weekend of October for you guys?


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:32 PM

sounds alright to me... i can't think that far ahead haha. ill see if any of my friends want to jump in the 2+2 and ill drive the 240 ;)

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:47 PM

Cool, I've sent Greg an email too. Anyone else keen?

Edit: Also club meeting is on tonight, so if you can get to Shannons near Albion around 7pm then we can meet up then.

"The meeting will start at the Shannons office at 7pm. 3-11, Ross Street, Newstead"


Orange-Z even if you can't bring your Z along, you should try and make it tonight because the guys are very friendly and have a vast wealth of knowledge.

Might see some of you there!  :)

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

Always the way, I am on my way overseas for work that weekend..knew I would miss it.

Have fun ;D

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 09:29 PM

Steve, I'll try and make it assuming family, work and ZX all align favorably.

For anyone who is interested in a bit of easy low impact competition there is a "come and try" motorkhana planned for the 19th October at Wilowbank.  Search youtube for "HSCCQ motorkhana" to see what it's about.  Check out www.hsccq.asn.au for details or PM me.
Mike




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