Well it's probably time for another update...
After the clutch/flywheel assembly when in, I entered another Sandown track day in early November with my best mate Alex as pit-bitch.
Rain threatened from Midday onwards on the day, but I remained optimistic.
The organizers however had different ideas and showed their incompetence - I didn't get my first run until 12:30PM, then once my run finished the rain hit... HARD.
No point continuing, so we packed up and went home.
However the Z proved itself fit for duty, and it was now ready for...
CHALLENGE BATHURST !*
2019 was the 50th anniversary for the 240Z, so CB2019 was a big deal.
I'd committed on the entry early on, so I was not going to miss it. And I'm glad I didn't!
Bucket list item ticked off!
I could write an entire magazine article on the adventure, but for the purposes of this thread I'll stick to the Z.
Bathurst is scary in a grunty Z, and it showed a few shortcomings of the Z and more so the meat-sack behind the wheel...
Saturday I was inside the top 10 in regularity, but that didn't last
As I got more familiar with the track, I went faster but the Z couldn't 'quite' keep up - after the long run down Conrod and into the chase (where I hit 222kph on the GPS into the kink),
I experienced chronic fuel starvation heading down into Murray's - this got worse and worse as Sunday progressed.
To the extent that I got 2 laps into the last session on Sunday, before calling it quits. I was not interested in detonating the engine.
(I have a couple of theory's as to why, and I'm currently working on a solution.)
Regardless I had a great time and full credit must go to Dave and his crew for their amazing organization.
And that's where I leave it for the moment.
This Beerflu has nobbled any use of the Z and it's currently in my shed up on axle stands waiting to be unleashed again - hopefully later this year...
*Full thread here:
And a big thanks to Ned (OdinZ) who came along as my co-pilot for the trip.
Bruce (Lightmaster) for his great photos of the event.
Oh, and Gordo won the CB19 Regularity for the 2nd year in a row - they tinny bastard.