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#121 handsandwhich

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hey John,

Yes, can't believe it's been a year since that day already.

I never ended up going with Bottomley. I dropped in to visit him to talk about the build but he didn't seem interested at all and palmed me off to someone else. Might have just been a busy time for him or he just didn't like the look of me (I don't blame him).

Anyway, here is a short walkaround vid of the car.

http://www.youtube.c...v=z9sdAF8QFhM#!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

That is one sweet exicuted ride there Tom !

Now share and tell us about the radiator you installed LOL

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

The aluminium radiator was from ebay for an r32 gtst/gtr with twin thermos and shroud.

All I had to do was grind a little off the welds on the end tanks and it slipped right in between the frame rails on the zed. Have to be careful doing this as the first time I grinded a little too much weld off and a pinhole came out (chinese welds ftw!) but it was easy enough to weld it shut again. It is a perfect fit and it has the inlet/outlet right where I needed them. Obviously the mounting tabs need to be moved to suit the zeds radiator mounting position too.

As per all cheaper chinese items, you have to be prepared to do some mods and swear a bit if things don't line up where they should. The shroud tabs did not line up with the radiator mount so had to weld new ones in and there was nothing holding the shroud to the bottom of the radiator so it sort just flapped in the breeze so had to weld a bracket there to make it right.



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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

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I never ended up going with Bottomley. I dropped in to visit him to talk about the build but he didn't seem interested at all and palmed me off to someone else. Might have just been a busy time for him or he just didn't like the look of me (I don't blame him).


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Hi Tom.

Disappointing to hear about Bottomley, I was about to call him to have a look at mine. Who did he palm you off too and how have they been?


David

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

Maybe he just had a very large workload at the time, maybe he didn't like what I was planning on doing, I don't know but I'm fine with that.

I did not go with who he recommended. I ended up going to see Kevin Williams in Plenty. We sat down and had a long discussion about what I was planning on doing and he told me what I should look out for and things to avoid.

He seems pretty down to earth and doesn't want to bust your balls as long as you go in there with a clear plan and list of what you want to do. Mind you, I have gone a 'little' over my original plan so we shall see how I go.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:57 PM


I have driven this thing a few times now and it's pretty much what I expected. Bordering on crazy (crazy fun that is). At the moment it's on some 235x60 102H (suv) tyres which doesn't help in getting traction to the road but will see how this thing hooks up once some decent wheels/tyres are on.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Crazy we like.....congrats mate. Must feel unreal to drive it for the first time.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

Good 1 Tom  i see the bonnet is on must look great mate

#129 handsandwhich

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Good 1 Tom  i see the bonnet is on must look great mate


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

i must have been hiding under a rock somewhere to miss this.

Im still drooling.  ;D

Pete awesome work on the engine. A masterpiece
Tom Great work on the car and engine bay. love it. (bit biased im a sucker for blue Z with RB  :P)

10/10 for both of you guys.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

Hows this going?


Love this build, one of the cleanest looking RB S30 bays I've seen. Hope I can make mine as clean as yours.



Can I ask what you did for the throttle cable? Are you using an R33 GTR cable or did you use something else like a custom one?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

:'(

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

Holly crap what the what the?  :'( Wasn't around for this. What happened?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

Got on the gas too early going through the final turn at PI at Datsun Nationals, spun out and went ass first into the wall.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

Oh dude, I just about have tears in my eyes looking at this.  Sorry

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

How did he up after this, is the car rebuilt, I have a early shell that I will be cutting the roof off shortly and the rear cut will be for sale, was  Mattes race shell. but it is on the Gold Coast, it would fix most of the back damage. edit, just noticed yours is a 260 mine is 1970-71 240 shell

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

Nasty, sorry to see that. Hope there were no serious injuries from that.


Take it the fuel from the tank caught fire after the crash?

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

Hi,
Just curious with what happened to this car
i would love to have a chat to the owner and see if he has anything available left??

charles.




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