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#61 pauly_adams

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:51 PM

thanks for the help its much better now :D also i was wondering has any 1 ever tried making the dohc z head again because u could nearly recreate the head by the pictures and by using the pictures to make a scale to give u the dimentions

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 12:08 AM

Lead on Mc Duff!

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:00 PM

lol i was just curious i would have a crack at it if i had the funds id say thats y so many people havent tryed it :roll: well hopfully some 1 does sooner or later

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:31 PM

there is someone trying with 2 ka24 (?) heads or something, welding them together.....but think that a dead end.

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.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:25 PM

well i just left school and m joining the army but i could quite possibly write a letter to them i was thinking of doing that last night anyway ill see what happerns tomorow when i find out if im in or not and then i might write that letter after all

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:39 PM

I was planning on writing it to the Osaka office in Japanese.....
figured I'd get further that way than by using english, especially cause it's a slightly strange/no profit encounter.

thoughts?

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:27 PM

Hi guys, I don't want to ruin your day but I think you may be hoping for the impossible. After reading many discussions on classiczcars.com and comments especially by member Alan Thomas (a 240zg owner) going by the alias HS30-H. Apparently he has spoken to OS Giken about the possibility of remaking the TC-24 head.

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

http://www.classiczc...hlight=OS Giken
http://www.datrats.c...KEN ENGINES.htm
http://www.classiczc...hlight=OS Giken
http://www.classiczc...hlight=OS Giken

Good luck!

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:09 AM

I saw your red Zed the other day and was blown away.

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.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:10 AM

http://www.tunerzine...cles.php?id=188

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#70 RUSSJZ-ZED

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 08:52 PM

That's the same car that features in (bodywork) installing ZG flares- 10 out of 10.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:08 AM

High Guys
Just wanted toecutter to PM me if thats possible

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Thanks Mate


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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:59 PM

done!

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, that blue 240z above is the same one that belonged to that dude who totalled his Z in a tunnel with some other Zs (including a Z33). The video was getting around the net a while ago, though I can't seem to find it now.

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.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:20 AM

The only thing missing is a ZG wing/turn-up on the hatch.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:43 PM

I can't believe that here in Australia we did'nt get the 280Z S30 2 seater and the early 300zx in a 2 seater. How nice does this early 2 seater 300zx look!

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Another cool pic of a couple of 2000GT's in Japan!

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:08 PM

on a side note...
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.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:12 PM

http://www.terra2imp...66373688844.htm

Judging by that page, I'd say 2000GTs can indeed be imported from Japan. I'd be surprised if there was any sort of law disallowing it, it'd be quite unusual.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:25 AM

Real sports cars don't have back seats!
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.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:13 AM

Originally I would have liked my Zed to look something like jack kuziors 240ZG but over time I have realised there is nothing like a Zed of your own, something that has that little personall touch or difference to it.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:35 AM

I think I'm probably the only person alive who doesn't like Jack's Z. I really don't like G-noses, I don't like GT wings on Zeds, and I don't like those rims. Not a fan of the yellow either. Sorta leaves me screwed when it comes to liking that car!

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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