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#1 Gareth. J.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:45 PM

Hi guys I thought it was about time I posted my story or build thread. Actually it's more of a continuous improvement plan than a build or resto.
Anyhoo, I got my Fairlady back in 2001 for  six grand, this was at a time when they still produced the trading post on paper and many a zed was to be found inside the pages  :o  Oh how times have changed!

It's plated as a November 73 model, was mostly original with a three speed auto and had been stored by the owner for his daughter but she didn't want an old car so turned her nose up at it.... Jackpot me  ;D

Mods since I've had it include, Manual conversion, L28 P90 F54 block with 72 deg cam, BMW 8 inch balancer, six 42mm kehin vp carbs on 40mm custom manifold, extractors into twin megaphone exhaust, Scorcher elec dizzy, Aluminium rad with twin thermos, 260 5spd, SWM lightened flywheel and heavy duty clutch, R180 4.1 Torsen LSD, gear reduction starter, Coil overs with KYB inserts, R31 rear and hilux front brakes, braided lines all round, offset bump steer spacers, offset delrin control arm bushes, JDM chrome headlight covers, factory 'compe' steering wheel, calander clock, cobra race seats, six point roll cage with side intrusion bars, Konig Rewinds 16x8 with bridgestone re55s all round. Oh... and push button start, thanks to Dimitri's tutorial!

I was hoping to post some pics of it freshly painted but after battling with the panel beater since march and having it left there for six weeks without any work I have decided to remove it from there shop and go elsewhere  :'(    So old ones will have to do for now





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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:10 PM

Nice one...don't know about the riceburner remark...it hasn't got the shopping list down the sides and no Autobarn rear wing......so far  ;)

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

I have recently pirchased from Japan some NOS fender mirrors, Kenmeri hako 5spd gearknob, centre console, large front spoiler, rear 'victory' spoiler.

Here it is at the shop today.... Sad, lonely and half naked  :'(

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

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About time Gareth  :P
Its obviously been a while since Ive seen your car as there are some new additions there, for me at least.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:33 PM

More pics

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#6 Gareth. J.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Simon, I was hoping to only put pretty pics up after it had been repaired, but they f#*ked me around since march so I was fed up and removed the car. Will have to wait til after Phillip Island before I can get the repairs/respray done  :'( Very very disappointing!! Can we name and shame????? Cause I would never use these people and hate for somone to get the same treatment I did!

Dimitri, I have some nostalgic stickers (tokyo datsun, nchk motor sports 'ok', sport corner 'r') that I might put under the hood  8) So perhaps it should be stealthy riceburner...

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

hey Gareth, sorry to hear about your panel beating probs!  I love Gareth's car,  great blend of road and track...awesome.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:56 PM

Just advise people by PM if you hear that business come up, Gareth ;)

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

Nice work Gareth, I think you've closed the door on your dress in the first pic though.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:47 PM

The car is excellent Gareth, and I really like the carby mods.

Thanks also for your assistance and advice on my project .. always much easier to do something that others have tried successfully before.

Can I ask, are you sticking with the current colour on the re-spray? What type of HP is that motor putting out? and what specific benefit did you notice from those multiple carbs? Is it HP, economy, sound, or all of the above?

Cheers

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:51 PM

Love it Gareth, I'll have to come and watch the next track meet to see the beast in action.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:20 PM

I only wear mini's must be something else  ;D  It's a 'dorian' records lap times.

Thanks, Yeah sticking with white it easy to clean, it's also Japans racing color, will paint tail light surround, spoilers, metallic graphite to match whell centres. It's a second hand stock import motor from japan, unknown hp... It goes ok, excellent drive out of corners (thanks torsen) but engine struggles up high, 4th 5th gear. The carbs were purchased as two sets of four $370 for 8carbs, $100 for silicone couplers, made the manifold myself so was very cheap, 42mm I.D. no chokes, all knife edged from the factory. They are so easy to work on, very torqy, never had to sync them since they've been fitted, just need a head to match them in the top end.

They are good economy wise unless your heavy footed which I am.

I was meant to do the mott sprint but that bloody panel shop......  >:(    Phillip Island is the next meet, hopefully there will be a few zeds there

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:27 PM

I'll see you at the Island then G ;)

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:16 AM

I'll see you at the Island then G

Lurchos has gone baddass gangsta aight
woop woop
Better not get in his way on the track or he'll pop a cap in yo assss

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:37 AM

Lurchos has gone baddass gangsta aight
woop woop
Better not get in his way on the track or he'll pop a cap in yo assss

You idiot. ::)

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:03 PM

Lurchos has gone baddass gangsta aight
woop woop
Better not get in his way on the track or he'll pop a cap in yo assss


One too many sugars in you morning coffee Simon  :P

I spent the rest of the weekend rust proofing and the putting the front of the car back together.

While doing this I started thinking about colors, originally I was just going to keep the same combo but now I am seriously thinking about doing a works rally replica  :D I am interested to hear your opinions......

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:13 PM

And more...

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

I am seriously thinking about doing a works rally replica  :D I am interested to hear your opinions......


Computer says no!


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

I was thinking seriously about doing a replica like that... you already have the twins! My computer says yes! Don't need Carol Beer to tell you otherwise!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:01 AM

you own it... do whatever you like!!

I reckon it would be pretty cool though!!




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