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Just got my original bumpers back from the re-chroming...I will miss my left kidney but damn was it worth it to have original bumpers looking this fantastic!! Great job Les and Locky from LCR and CAF respectively. 
 

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2 minutes ago, C.A.F. said:

Wait till you see the suspension components and fuel tank...

Oh stop it. Any more z porn and I’m gonna need a Gatorade.

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More pictures from Les Collins. I am told that the new cam will go in next week and that the engine will start looking like an engine...very excited to see those photos coming late next week.

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Lastly, a big shout out to Locky Fowler from CAF. I would not want anyone else working on my z. The guy is a stickler for quality and should be at the top of your list for choosing who will manage your z restoration. 

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Yes I have based the engine and all the upgrades on les’ recommendations with the stipulation that it needs to be still nice/reasonably easy to drive on a sunny Sunday and additionally I want it to be quick and to have modern sports car performance figures. 
 

And I couldn’t agree more Jeff...the L Series is an amazing engine. That engine and that sound was the essence of the z cars...I wouldn’t want to go down the road of changing that.

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More photos from Les. 
He also gave me the following info:


The pistons are new 85 mm  
Crank is L28 79 mm stroke.
Conrod's are 133mm late L24 rods with big rod bolts same as L28 bolts.
Engine is 2690ccs
10.8 to 1 compression.
E88 head with 44 mm inlet valves.
Heads on engine about to receive front cover and sump.
Then its close to being ready to dyno.
Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.
 

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4 hours ago, Wags said:

More photos from Les. 
He also gave me the following info:


The pistons are new 85 mm  
Crank is L28 79 mm stroke.
Conrod's are 133mm late L24 rods with big rod bolts same as L28 bolts.
Engine is 2690ccs
10.8 to 1 compression.
E88 head with 44 mm inlet valves.
Heads on engine about to receive front cover and sump.
Then its close to being ready to dyno.
Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.
 

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Super exciting Jon

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5 hours ago, Wags said:

Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.

Be aware that the throttle linkage on the Harada intake manifold can interfere with the attachment of the brake booster vacuum line onto the manifold. Get Les to check this as otherwise you will need to put in an elbow fitting out of the manifold.

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On 8/1/2020 at 8:15 AM, Wags said:

Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.

Interested to know what emulsion tube and jet number(s) etc. the Webers have been set up with - can you let us know?

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16 minutes ago, AndBir said:

Interested to know what emulsion tube and jet number(s) etc. the Webers have been set up with - can you let us know?

No worries mate I will speak to Les next week and find out. 

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