What you would like your Z to look like?
Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:00 PM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:31 PM
I'm in the process of writing an enquiry to OS-Giken about them.
hoping to at least get some info, but uni has slowed down the letter writing.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:25 PM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:39 PM
figured I'd get further that way than by using english, especially cause it's a slightly strange/no profit encounter.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:27 PM
From what he says the old wooden templates they used to mould the head became warped and useless and any attempt to build the heads again would require alot of investment $$$ from OS Giken. It is apparently not profitable for them to attempt this again since the original kit comprised of many parts including new pistons, harmonic balancer, timing assembly and the like.
It really was just the L-series block in use and crank + rods. If you are really keen on the idea of a twin cam 6 well I'm sure you know the RB series is probably the best option.
I'm sorry if this bursts your bubble, however many have thought along the lines you are and have reached the same dead end. By all means write them a letter, the last thing I want to do is discourage anyone. I'd love to see a twin cam L-series in a Z.
For more details search classiczcars.com
Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:09 AM
I wouldn't go red though, I'd go a silvery gunmetal grey. I saw it photoshopped on another site tonight but cant remember where.
As for the engine, I've always wanted a mild 260hybridz v8.
81 280zx (currently off the road)
wannabe 240/260z owner (SWMBO says no :cry: due to financial crisis)
Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:52 PM
Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:08 AM
Just wanted toecutter to PM me if thats possible
Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:14 PM
But yeah, considering how young he is, he's either got a ridiculously good allowance (damn these rich kids), or he's working about 18 part time jobs outside of school hours. Even including the fact that he did most of the work himself!
Really is a very amazing job, though. Without being able to see the paint up close (he reports it himself as being good but very far from perfect), I'd have to say this is the best s30z I've ever seen. The wheels, the colour choice, the quality of the chrome and the badging. So very nice. The only thing I wouldn't have done is the CF hood, and that's about it.
Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:20 AM
Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:43 PM
Another cool pic of a couple of 2000GT's in Japan!
Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:08 PM
someone told me the 2000gt's were unofficially forbidden to leave the country (Japanese gov't won't give customs/shipping approval) don't know whether it is true, but could believe it.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:25 AM
Apart from being useless, uglies up the looks/line as well.
you can still find 2 seater 280 and early 300s in NZ,( most will have gone to the tip by now)You don't need compliancing, and there is a monthly roll on roll off car carrier service, I bought in a car from there a couple of years ago, freight was only $1300, duty and GST bugger all on Kiwi prices.
Same from the states-You dont have to look far here to find heaps of unwanted 4 seater for your conversion parts.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:13 AM
Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:35 AM
On the other hand, I definitely admire the amount of work that has gone into that car, my hat goes off to him and his cohorts for that.
RUSS: I generally agree that a sports coupe should have no back seats, but that said, I think the MkIV Supra (1993-2002) was a pretty good example of how you can have backseats without ruining the shape of the car. It's one of the best looking coupes I've ever seen.
That said, the seats were absolutely useless. To get an adult in the back (I say an adult, because I never let anyone sit behind the drivers seat - it would require me to move forward and I wasn't going to do that!), the front passenger pretty much had to crush their legs up against the glove compartment. Not exactly ideal!
Doesn't change the fact though that the roofline of the Supra is absolutely perfect.
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