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#21 Lurch ™

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:14 PM

I couldn't find my cam chain wedges at the time, so a bit of old architrave came in handy...
Murphys Law I found them after I'd finished the job >:(

Anyway, Bruce picked the car up on Saturday - I think he was happy with the result...
Here are a few more pics:
Replacement VL RB30 starter motor - half the weight of the orig. unit(!), bolts straight in with no mods & turns the motor over much more efficiently.
And a couple of pics of the head.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:23 PM

two things worth noting on the Rb30 starter.

1. the solenoid will sit out further than the origional.
Instead of sitting straight above the starter body, its along side it.
keep that in mind with your wiring.
I didn't have an issue, just had to move the thick wires a bit to 'lengthen' them.

2. they are a reduction starter, they use a planetary gear setup internally.
some of the components are plastic, and after time can shatter.
you'll know it if it does, you'll hear the starter running but the engine wont turn over.

looking good!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:16 PM

Good tip on the RB starter - I have a RD28 starter as this is more of gear reduction starter and is perfect for a high Compression motor ;) There is a LD28 starter that is almost the same also (Have one of them too). It is funny how much the RB and L6 have in common.

Excellent work on their Lurch - next time I am in Melbourne on business (last time was Oct last year) I will have to make a bigger effort to met more of you guys - I have gav240z before this site was even up if I recall.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:49 PM



Nice work Lurch....

Re starter motor, I used this one on the Z and similar on my other cars, High Torque and much much smaller than the RB and OEM

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:03 PM


Nice work Lurch....

Re starter motor, I used this one on the Z and similar on my other cars, High Torque and much much smaller than the RB and OEM

Looks like the LD28 and RD28 ones I have ;)

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:24 PM

Looks like the LD28 and RD28 ones I have ;)


Hi Nzeder, their good value and they work a treat.....

:)

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:03 PM

A very big thank you to Lurch  ;D
The car run better than Before. It is going faster than,the wife even said it sound better, the cat in the front brake is gone.{ I hope it like living at your place now}
and the kid like the fact that the floor is there and they cant see the road any more.
once again a very big thank you.
Bruce.
   

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:47 PM

Hey Lurch any chance of a tutorial on floor pan replacement? ;)

#29 Lurch ™

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hahaha, Floor pan replacement is easy!
Just measure twice & cut once :)

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:05 PM

Quick question Lurch, the trans tunnel side of the pan did you butt weld or overlap?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:07 PM

I've tried to butt weld but its so hard to hold the stick with my cheeks and I won't even mention the sunburn.  ;D

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:44 PM

I've tried to butt weld but its so hard to hold the stick with my cheeks and I won't even mention the sunburn.  ;D


LMFAO!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

You need to do more squats in the gym

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:25 PM

Hahaha...just got a picture in my mind I didn't need!

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

Well... A few months(?) ago, Bruce had the Zed parked at work when his work's forklift must have go jelious of the Zed & decided to roll down the drive & crash into the DS door.

SO Bruce purchased a infamious Rare Spares door skin & it was then up to myself to fit it.
Surpriseingly it DID fit up 'OK' after about an hour of playing around adjusting it.
The door frame also had a nice twist in it from the forklift, so it made for a whole new challenge...
With more time (& more skill on my part!) I reckon I could have gotton it to fit perfectly.
However time is not on my side atm, so it'll do.
I also gave it a service & general tidy-up, ready for Tassie ;)

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:18 PM

It look good to me mate ;D ;D ;D ;D
May be I should go for a rat Z look now the door doesn't match  ::)

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:41 PM

It look good to me mate ;D ;D ;D ;D
May be I should go for a rat Z look now the door doesn't match  ::)


Give it to Galderdi to do some butt welds on it and you should get the look you're after.  ;D

Just don't take any action shots........ :o

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:01 AM

It look good to me mate ;D ;D ;D ;D
May be I should go for a rat Z look now the door doesn't match  ::)


Lower it on its arse by a ridiculous amount and put some fender flares on it and hey presto you might get covered in every car blog on the Internets. :)

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:50 PM

Nothing smart to say.  Just want to able to find this post again easily.  Want to me able to look at Mossy's underside whenever I want.  Stop thinking smutty and look at page 1.

Love your rails, too SpaBoy!!  (don't you wish you had that name now?!)  Could have been worst you could have combined your spa business with you Zed passion and been SPAZED!!!  :-\

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:26 PM

As the people who attended the Workshop day will attest, Bruce's old L24 is sounding a tad sad.
Lucky Peter Mac is on the case with a nice reco'd, & slightly enhanced, L28 for Bruce's 240.

The short motor is together & Peter is currently porting the head.
Together with a very mild reground cam, new headers & exhaust system, an electronic dizzy & a good retune it should breath some new life into Bruce's Z!

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