Zcar Nationals 2011 - Goulburn
Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:04 PM
Apparently about 60 cars are entered for the track day, so should see plenty of suspension /brakes setups
Who else from Vic. is going?
If all goes well see you at the Z NATS
P.S. the organisers that I spoke to were very helpfull....welldone
Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:24 PM
For those heading up to Gloulburn for the Zed Nationals, a large contingent of Zed "heads" from Melb and Sydney are staying at Trappers (plenty of parking, bar, pool etc and close to everthing)
Rooms are filling fast
Best Western A Trappers Motor Inn
P.O. Box 267 Goulburn, NSW, 2580
ph: 02 48225445
fax: 02 48225440
Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:26 PM
2011 Nissan Datsun Nationals
If you haven’t already sent your entry in for the Nationals,
IT NEEDS TO BE NOW!!!!!
Call me as soon as possible if you want to attend
Nationals Entry Form & Track day Registration Forms are on website at
You can save the forms to your computer or print directly from website
More Information - detailed itinerary, entrants list, Concours categories & track classes will be emailed to entrants next week.
GOULBURN POST ARTICLE
Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:27 PM
$100 per car.(+30 unless you have a CAMS L2S)
A great way to shake down your car before the Sunday Wakefield day.
Also a good oportunity for interstaters to sample another track.
Just send Gary an e-mail to reserve a spot.
Marulan Driver Training Centre is about 20km north of Goulburn ad easy to find.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:20 PM
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:06 PM
my mob is 0408 770100
Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:20 PM
Firstly the fiberglass guards were installed and the rears bonded to the original fenders after cutting them back by 3.5 inches.
Then off to the wheel alignment place to do a basic race suspension setup. Resulting in custom tie-rodsbeing manufactured and installed [ approx. $400 ]. This enables 4 deg. of camber.i had previously converted and installed ford xb castor rods which has enabled initially to have 2 deg. castor
To fill the guards out so they won't look like an empty tent,I purchased 25mm spacers for the front in conjunction with 245x40x17 semi slick tyres.The rears created there own problem and 45mm spacers were custom made and in cohoots with 275 x 40 x17 sem slicks fill the guards out magnificently.
The idea of using spacers on a race car didn't sit well with me but over $2000 for custom made rims forced me into this way
Took the car to the painter for a quick, and I mean quick , lick of paint and some body smoothing/blending filler for the fiber panelswhere they attached to the steel guards.
Then it was back to the suspension place to set car up height and weight wise
With only 2 days till testing on good friday, which will be my initial test and only practise day,I am under the pump.
Installed new fuel filler location, windscreen wiper, gearshift boot, battery/fuse cover panels, headlight guards with the chrome surrounds [ they look sweet as ], mount fire extinguisher and headlight low/ high switch.
Oh yeah raced [actually went quite sedately, I needed a break] to town sometime in amongst that to pickup Blue Hawk brake pads which I will fit first thing Fri morn. before we track test the car.
OH yeah in between work and car stuff we also modified the car trailer with longer and wider ramps and redesigned the rear of trailer to accomodate the 196cm rear track width
The good news being that the Z basically is ready.
Perhaps not to go at race speed , but should be atleast 80 to 85 %.
Hopefully so will I.
To those who haven't left yet see you at Wakefield Park...If tomorrow is successful
Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:55 PM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:59 AM
There was some fantastic Dattos there and a big turn out for the racing. We had quite a good turn out from the forum. Big thanks to Z Car Club of Sydney for running the event, it went pretty smooth.
I'll post any photos I have in the Nationals photo thread soon.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:34 AM
Getting scary speed though at this point, still have to have time for a proper full rollcage
Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:26 PM
After just being there and doing a 1.11.5 and getting into 5 down the main straight,I changed into 5 before the finish line,my rev limiter stops me from exceeding 6200rpm, your engine must be revving to buggery , what does she rev too
I am running A t56 6 speed behind a LS1 with slight race cam developing 335rwhp
What are your tyres semi or slicks and what width [235 x40 x 16 ?? ]
What type of rotors and calipers, vented etc
I would love to know so I can improve
i forgot to mention that my car is the 240z with the extra wide rear end...number 43
Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:47 PM
Running 255/40r17 r888 on 8.5" rota wheels. Hilux calipers with machined down s13 disks on front, standard on rear.
I only have limited footage from my last day down there but my first out lap showed as 1.10 and as you will see, tyres were still warming and I was black flagged (they thought I was dumping oil from the smoke coming from the car - it was just the paint on the exhaust burning in)
Was also plagued with a electrical gremlin and a not so accurate tune. Will upload the vid to you tube now.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:13 PM
It was my first time at Wakefield so was pretty stoked at my times ...40.4 sec for the short track
Especially being only the second time in the car , the other being on Fri. before Sunday Nats.
The brilliantly presented orange 600z has the Arizona brake upgrade so I am investigating this option.
It surely has to be a huge improvement compared to running the Hilux conversion, our horsepower surpasses the stopping capabilities of them.
The r888 are slicks or semis?
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