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#61 Kirby

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

Studying my Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Currently on a work term as a research associate at an university doing Mech. Design, CAD, Drafting and Machining.

Yes Mate, The AZC Camber plates are fitted to my car. I dont envisage too many problems getting them passed.

Yes, I know what you are talking about regarding the possible rotation of the suspension arm main shafts. Up utill last weekend I had these fitted to my car, and untill I fitted them, I was worried about the same thing. trust me, once they are tightened in place, they are impossible to move. Only a large impact of some sort would move them, but they wont move with everyday normal use.


Thats kinda what I thought. I don't think I'd ever take them to a track tho :-\!

on the topic of control arms. I do like MM's RCA's http://www.modern-mo...products_id=68.

Mainly because they use bushings the same size as your stock RCA's. I still can't figure out if the adjustability makes them illegal. Any thoughts?

I think I could make them for under $600USD however.




#62 PeterAllen

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

...Are those AZC camber plates on your car? If not they are very similar. Have you spoken to your engineer about them? ...


With the present perilous exchange rate you might be better off considering a local product (fronts and back) http://www.k-mac.com.au/ (click on "New Products" and then on "Datsun") I assume from their advertising that the items are street legal.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:29 PM

With the present perilous exchange rate you might be better off considering a local product (fronts and back) http://www.k-mac.com.au/ (click on "New Products" and then on "Datsun") I assume from their advertising that the items are street legal.

:'(

I know. All my money is in Canadian Dollars at the moment. I was about to buy all my US stuff when it was around 1:1. Then i had to change jobs, so I delayed and the dollar went to the crapper (Canadian is almost as bad as AUD).

I figure I'll leave a few grand in my Canadian bank account. When the bottom finally falls out of the barrel that is the US economy. I will strike while the iron is hot.



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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

Mate its going to be a while....firstly, I need to do a road test.....thats sounds easy I know....but I dont have any wheels ! lol.....so I need to borrow some. They need to be 16inch min..They also have to have an offset that will clear the overhang that the 6 pot calipers have !

I have lined up someones wheels for next weekend, but I wont know if they are suitable untill I see them.

After a sucessful road test, I will then do a bulk order to help get costs down. If I do a bulk order (10 sets), it looks like the price for the kit will be around $500. This prototype set has cost me $630 to get made up , and thats excluding all the fuel used going back & forth....at least 3 tanks of juice ! lol

I wonder how many people will be keen on a kit now !!

Cheers mate,

Warren



Well I'm in on the group buy! But you'll have to send them to me in the uk if that's ok as the car will be going into a container in the next few weeks?

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:26 PM

Thanks CB, thats 2 confirmed definates......

No probs sending them abroad mate.....it will be a pleasure.



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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:41 PM

Hey woza was curious because a lot of this work is very involved. I'm studying mech eng at the moment like kirby.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:42 PM

Yeah tell me about it.....what looks like a simple Item certainly takes  lot of time & effort to get right

Keep up the good work dude ! haha

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:53 AM

Hey woza was curious because a lot of this work is very involved. I'm studying mech eng at the moment like kirby.


QUT or UQ?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:53 AM

UQ. I read your thing about canadian dollars and thought you were from there :P

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:16 PM

Hi Peter....you just got in before me...I second what you say - I keep getting notifications that there has been a post, only to find its nothing to do with the subject ! haha


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:13 PM

Sorry guys, will do.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:36 AM

You can count on me for a group buy!  To Canada! ;D

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:18 AM

A couple of thoughts:

Wosa - considering jerryb's interest have you considered doing a writeup of this on HybridZ as a means of generating more orders. Plenty of its member have the Wilwood setup so they will already have the hats, rotors or main calipers. You might consider doing a full writeup (photos, etc) in the 'brakes' forum and then seek orders in the 'group buy' forum - include cross-referencing. Remind them how good their exchange rate is. Gee, I can remember saying that about us just three months ago!

Also - could others who have posted on this thread consider modifying or deleting posts which are not relevant.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:55 AM

Peter.......Brilliant suggestion. I will wait however untill I have tested them, then after that Ill put something quite comprehensive together and post it on several Z Car sites. As you say, HybridZ will most probably be the best source for generating orders for a bulk buy, and obviously, the more I can get made at once, the cheaper it will be for everyone.

Yes...the dollar....quite depressing isnt it......A rye grin still comes to my face knowing I bought all my gear at 96 cents.....Not rubbing it in or anything !  ;)

Looking at some wheels to borrow this weekend...Im not sure they will be suitable though, but fingers crossed. Getting Closer !!!!

Woza

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 09:22 AM

Just a thought:  Get an ABN and claim this stuff back on tax, you will get a bit back I imagine, maybe even cheaper costs for supplies perhaps?

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:12 PM

UPDATE : Borrowed some wheels last weekend, and very cautiously went for a drive....Had a bit of a knock from the Right Rear rotor, so I swapped it from RH to LH to confirm it was the rotor and not anything else - It is the rotor - Will sort that out in due course.

The Handbrake - I couldnt be happier !  ;D It worked really well. I stopped on a fairly steep slope and it held no problems. I even released it and let the car start rolling, and reapplied the handbrake, and it stopped the car after rolling another metre or so.

Attached a couple of pics of the car with the borrowed wheels......clearance is tight, but its enough ! haha





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Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:34 PM

It would need to pass the test in table LG2 on page 13.

http://www.infrastru...es_3Feb2006.pdf

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

So when can I order? ;D

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:22 PM

Hey Jerryb...

Well, I have been thinking about that....As we all know the silly season is fast approaching, so I have decided to take orders first thing in January.

This will give me time to get the best possible prices from prospective suppliers, which will obviously mean a lower purchase price (depending on bulk buy numbers....)

Also, it just doesnt make sense to take on such a project approaching christmas, as companies are usually short staffed and overworked at this time anyway.

So....what i WOULD definately like though, is for all you guys and girls who are interested in a kit, to please Add your name to the list (starting with Jerryb)- see the next post !.....that way Ill know what qty's I will be chasing come the new year.

Thanks

Warren



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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:26 PM

INTERESTED Z OWNERS

If youre interested, add your name to this list and re-post it !

- jerryb





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