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#21 zzzzed

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Currently looking at getting a Z31 Californian, as a daily... stay tuned (is in getting inspection)
For what they are, and the cost etc, its a pretty good setup, couldnt get much better for $4k...


i have a Californian. I paid $3000 for it and love it to bits, it is very nice to drive.
the are no sports car though, there targa roofs give them the structural rigidity of a wet noodle.
Look out for leaky injectors, this is there biggest fault. if they are leaking vl turbo injectors will fit if you swap to the non turbo single feed fuel rail.

if you want to know where the ozzy z31's hang out check this out
    http://www.auz31club...110e3fe7f32a51e



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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:24 PM

Datpilot don't buy one unless it is an absolutly top mechanical car otherwise you need to own a bank!
Lynton 8) Just my 2 cents worth.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:26 PM

Datpilot I also have an S15 they are a much sweeter car but it all comes back to your budget$$$$
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:17 PM

if you know where to get the parts from they arnt that expenceve to fix.
Just dont buy genuine parts if you dont have to
I rebuilt the heads and with new valves and replaced all injectors  for not much over $1000
I am about to have the rack & pinion rebuilt by adelaide z cars for $450 which i think is reasonable
There is always the option of replacing the vg with an rb if you want to make it easier to find performance parts 

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

I have a black '87 2-seater with an RB25DET.  It is a gem - low ks and is astonishingly quick.

I never liked the V6 Z31 or 2+2 shape, though. 

My car has all Skyline running gear and I especially love the gearbox. I have a couple of Z32s and the gearshift on the 200ZR is like a knife through butter by comparison.

I'll post a few pics if anyone is interested.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:28 PM

better yet post a sale price ;)
sounds like a nice 200zr

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:35 PM

yeh put up some pics for sure in mebers projects I would love to see more z31's on the sight.
i know there are a few. but they never get shown. i love my 240z and it will always take first place  over the z31 but i think thease cars get to much of a bad wrap.
I think people are scared off them because they dont know enough about them, so not enough of them are getting saved.     

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:35 PM

Post pics of the 200ZR, YellaZed!

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:22 PM

A few pics.  Fitted with an RB25DET with a high mount Greddy manifold and a TD06 running 15lb boost.

Now has  DTM 'Rush' 18x9.5 rear, 18x8.5 front with Nexen 3000s. Trim is stock 200ZR cloth. PO had fitted Defi guages in place of the air vents.  Haven't done anything about them. 

Under bonnet is a bit cleaner than shown.  Will take a few more recent ones when I'm home next week.

The car is just a toy. Hardly driven but nice to have.

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#30 ScottyB

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

hahaha, I knew it was this car.  I enquired about buying it.
Nice 200ZR

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

noce indeed. I think i might have seen it over on hybrid zed or some were 

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:55 PM

Nice 200ZR

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the positive comments, guys.  Yeah I bought it in Adelaide and shipped it back to QLD where it was originally complied.

Have a respray in mind soon, but got three other Zeds requiring minor attention, so not sure when.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

damn that was in adelaide.

very nice 200zr. that must be one of the later ones.

the main cluster is that original Looks like it but that looks more like 90s than 80s style. from memory they had pretty ordinary looking 80s style cluster besides the 50th aniversary glow ones.

nice car nevertheless. they look so good in black.

TIP: keep it away from lancers they seem to have a taste for Zs... LOL

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:07 PM

looks like a skyline or silvia cluster


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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, Skyline instrument cluster.  It's practically all Skyline under the skin - engine, 'box, diff, brakes.
I bought a 300kph speedo unit but haven't fitted it.  It's not as easy as I hoped it would be. The cluster isn't a separate piece as the the Z32.  Looks like the whole dash has to come out! 

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

Datpilot don't buy one unless it is an absolutly top mechanical car otherwise you need to own a bank!
Lynton 8) Just my 2 cents worth.


Not true. Just buy your parts from the USA. Even with shipping they are still at least 50% cheaper than you local Nissan dealer.  eg: valve lifters AU$89 each from Nissan Aus. US$12 each from Courtesy Nissan.

I must have bought about the equivalent of AU$4000 worth of parts for AU$1200 by getting them from the states.

Also just another shameless plug for www.auZ31club.net

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:38 PM

hmm I might join that club mr camouflage hehe

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:32 PM

The Z I was looking at got a deposit on it the night before I flew to Hobart to check it out. Most annoying.
Still went down, said hi to the family etc.
The Z31 was sold for $2500, had leaking injectors but also a 14 year history record, most recent service included full brakes, steering rack, tyres, recoed En741b Auto tranny....

So for my next daily/mini project is either a non- running 1979 280zx 5 speed (needs clutch, full service and safety cert etc, prob about $2000 worth to pass), OR a Z31 that needs a new starter motor and TLC, (and about $500 to pass safety cert)
280zx is a grand
300zx is a 'your kidding i'll buy it'

still thinking about it though. for the price of either i could sink it into the R30 and it would be well and truly on its way to being finished...
to be continued

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:13 AM

Aus delivered Z31 n/a gets delivered tomorrow morning.
Current plans are to keep it on daily driver duties once starter motor is sourced. there is a VG30det in the garage that is getting lonely though...
evil plans




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