S130 Fairlady 280Z 2 seater
Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:48 AM
Pictures tell a thousand words!
Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:43 PM
Until this week.
But only because I had an inspection done for the CH plates.
I finally jacked it up to find a vibration that started at Phillip Island. Thinking it was the steering, but nothing stood out as being out go the ordinary.
Dad suggested taking the front wheels off to get rebalanced, in case some weights fell off.
First problem was a buggered wheel nut that had the internal hex rounded off. So the Wat's were protected and the MIG was brought out. ZAP ZAP and it came off pretty easy.
Then when we rolled the wheels out of the way, that's when we saw how bad the situation was. Even though there is a fair bit of neg camber, the tyres were HEAVILY distorted on the insides and had bulged out...... HEAVILY!!! Unfortunately I didn't take a pic of them.
They were taken down to Craig at Trackside tyres. He said it's fairly common for that to happen at Phillip Island, especially with older tyres. So keep that in mind.
Ended up getting a pair of brand spanker Bridgestone RE55S's.
So once the log book comes in the mail, I'm super excited to get out there in it and blasting off some cobwebs
Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:11 PM
Life's been pretty busy with houses, cars, babies, broken bones, surgery and the likes.
Broken bones!!! What have you been doing?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:51 PM
I thought RE55s were superseded by re11s, I prefer the 55s.
Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:30 AM
It's been over a year since there's been any activity here.
Maybe because there's been no activity here!
I finally got out to the garage and gave the car a service and look over before heading out to Sandown Raceway on the 2nd of Feb. Dad and I double entered the car again and it started of well. But think the extra stress of 2 drivers, making it 8 sessions, was a bit hard on the car.
My best lap was a 1:32.4283 in the 3rd session. While dad layed down a 1:37.3436 in the 4th.
The final session was a waste of time as the steering would shake under braking, indicating warped rotors. Pointing to where I need to upgrade.
So I've started a new topic here http://www.viczcar.c...ic,15608.0.html
Here's a video from the 2nd session. You'll notice that the rear of the car gets a bit loose through the corners......... Needs some new rubber back there!
At the end of the day, I had a ball. Nothing seriously went wrong and I was able to drive there and back again. A first for Sandown!
So I'll call that a successful day
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