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  1. Hi All, Long time no post! Good to see so many members on here. I've recently been involved in an accident (sideswiped by a van) and am looking for a repair shop in Brisbane. I'm covered by Shannon's for insurance so I'm looking for a good quality place to have the work done. I used to have a friend in business but he's since moved on, so I've got no starting point! Is anyone able to recommend a repairer in Brisbane? I've attached a few photos of the damage for those who are interested. Cheers! Stephen
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    80s Special 260z 2 seater for sale.

    Hey guys, I saw Radovan's car in person a few years ago and it is top notch. Note that I had my car's paint completely redone and was shocked when I saw how little rust there was - clearly these cars have been well taken care of! As you will notice if you look at my build thread I changed the style of my car to be a little less 80s, and it was so easy because it was such a great starting point. Cheers, Steve
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    Lurch visiting BrisVegas in July!

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  4. Hi All! I'm looking to sell the following: $200 - Ebay exhaust headers still wrapped up in original packaging from seller. I ended up not needing them. Here is the ebay ad I bought them from: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nissan-Datsun-240Z-260Z-6cyl-Petrol-Extractors-Header-/261194213622?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cd06368f6&_uhb=1#ht_683wt_750 $375 - OEM Nissan 240z pistons As I understand it, by installing these into an L26 you up the comp ratio to just under 10:1 on an E88 head and power and torque goes up by around 25%, an easy modification to a stock L26 without major reboring or head work. If interested in either of the above please call or text 0416 (eight) 10 906. Thanks, Stephen
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    Installing headers

    I have found it easier to do it with the motor in the car but I have had limitations with the chain block I've used not being able to lift the motor very high. Make sure you block those ports up though!
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    Spring rate calculations

    Sounds like your measurement was in the ballpark to me. 1 ton car divided by four springs = 1,000 kg X 9.81 m/s^2 / 4 springs = 2,450 N (kg*m/s^2) Springs are typically simplified as a linear increase for each unit of compression or tension, but in reality near the free length they can be highly nonlinear. Spring formula is usually F = kx, where x is the change from free length in meters, and k is the spring constant in N/meter. If you are really keen, compress your spring at 10 intervals from the free length to operating length, and plot the measured force versus the compression length and you should see a graph that is initially non-linear, then becomes linear.
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    Best place to get flat top/High comp l24 pistons

    I have some original Nissan 240z flat top pistons I bought off another forum member for my rebuild. It turned out my bores were too big for them. I'm looking to sell them for $425. Not sure if it is what you are looking for but if interested my mobile is 0416 810 90-six. I'll throw in shipping for free.
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    Steve's 75 260z 2 seater

    Hey guys! Well the work has begun on the motor, I pulled it out and sent it off to be rebuilt a couple months ago. I should be getting it back in early Jan. Unfortunately I could not install the 240z pistons due to my cylinders being slightly too large from wear. So brand new flat top aftermarket pistons are going in as recommended by the builder. I have bought the Stewart Wilkins entry level extractors HPC coated. Based on advice from another thread I am going to install a stainless 2 1/4" exhaust with magnaflow straight through resonator and muffler. I have installed the new radiator, ready for the engine. Anyone want to buy either of the following: Ebay 240z/260z extractors (painted silver), untouched original Nissan 240z flat top pistons?
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    Rev's Zed Emporium

    Hi Rev! Within the next 4 months would be nice, if possible. I am chasing the diamond pattern for the strut tops, transmission tunnel and 'deck' (? vertical bits behind seats). Basically all of the bits that come in the diamond pattern. Cheers! Stephen
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    Rev's Zed Emporium

    Hi Rev! I know this thread is a bit old, however I am not sure where else to find these parts. Is it possible to get any of the 260z 2 sweater interior vinyl kits any more? Best Regards! Stephen
  11. Hi Guys! I am looking to source some of the original diamond material for an upholsterer to fix up my interior to look more original. Does anyone know of an Australian supplier who stocks 260z interior vinyl kits or just the diamond material itself? This old thread confirms my suspicion that the 240z diamond vinyl kit from MSA is not a very good fit for the 260z without some work. http://www.viczcar.com/forum/index.php/topic,10517.msg104861.html#msg104861 Current shipping price for the 240z vinyl from MSA is $64 US for express. Cheers! Stephen
  12. That sounds like a great idea! No worries at all.
  13. Yep spot on, that's exactly what I'm getting! The HPC coating and stainless are for the look and longevity of the system. Peter just pointed out these are the 'cheap' SW headers. The general info I have posted above is a handy reference for the next person that comes along, the performance considerations aren't really a significant factor, for the reasons you've said.