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KatoKid

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    KatoKid reacted to Wags in Wags’ 240z nut and bolt restoration   
    Got the latest update from Les at LCR. It’s starting to feel real now! Look at the pipes coming out of that thing...just stunning!






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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in R.I.P. Gav240Z   
    Congrats Gav, life changing for all the right reasons!
    I can confirm that fatherhood and Z's can coexist.
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    KatoKid reacted to CBR Jeff in Jeff's 240z build   
    Heater tap arrived a few days ago. Installed it and piped in the heater over the weekend. Happy with the pipe along the side of the engine although I did get the brackets slightly in the wrong spot. I’ll touch up the paint later. 
    I also moved the small LED 4000 lumen lights that I had mounted under the front bar in the fog light holes back behind the grill. I was not happy with the look on the bar they were too obvious and looked wrong. They are now quite hidden but should still be effective. 
    I just need the cartridge air filters to arrive from EFI Hardware, when fitted I can take the car to rego. 
    Jeff


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    KatoKid got a reaction from CBR Jeff in WTB: 240z/260z   
    Time for Mossy to chime in re S30 and Mustang comparison!
    Sure, new Mustangs are nice but they are like arseholes......no one notices or cares too much about them...they are just another new car (albeit pretty good looking) that anyone can buy.
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from OdinZ in WTB: 240z/260z   
    Time for Mossy to chime in re S30 and Mustang comparison!
    Sure, new Mustangs are nice but they are like arseholes......no one notices or cares too much about them...they are just another new car (albeit pretty good looking) that anyone can buy.
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in Z Car Club of Sydney cruise to Lithgow 26th July 2020   
    Ditto 
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    KatoKid reacted to JDM-TOY in The Build 73 240Z   
    More pictures of it coming together 


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    KatoKid got a reaction from CBR Jeff in Must Watch Automotive Program Thread.   
    Not necessarily a must watch but spot the Datsun part at 2:32+
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in Must Watch Automotive Program Thread.   
    Not necessarily a must watch but spot the Datsun part at 2:32+
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from Ponyo240z in Must Watch Automotive Program Thread.   
    And watch the longer version in the link 
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from CBR Jeff in Must Watch Automotive Program Thread.   
    And watch the longer version in the link 
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in Must Watch Automotive Program Thread.   
    And watch the longer version in the link 
     
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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in Fuel filler pipe   
    Thanks Jeff.
    My original one was rock hard and doesn't seal well where it screws to the  filler recess so contemplating buying a new one but will try and wait until someone else is bringing in an order from MSA to share freight rapeage.
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    KatoKid got a reaction from OdinZ in Z Car Club of Sydney cruise to Lithgow 26th July 2020   
    Ditto 
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    KatoKid reacted to C.A.F. in Wags’ 240z nut and bolt restoration   
    I got a bit carried away with the gloss black... Semigloss would have been more appropriate, but at least they'll stand out...!
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    KatoKid reacted to C.A.F. in Project: Factory Fresh   
    So one of my customers purchased this very original '72 240Z a number of months ago, with a view to investing in it's originality.
    It's a lovely original matching numbers car with history.
    901 Silver with red(!) interior car, that has been converted by Les Collins from Auto to Manual.




    The original bonnet had been damaged - presumably in an accident - and as typical, had been poorly repaired, with copious amounts of filler...
    My brief from the owner was simply to purchase, fit and respray a new bonnet, as well as realign the rear bumper, and fit better seats that the owner has supplied.

    So once in the shop, the rear bumper was realigned, and the new bonnet was gapped and fitted, but before the seats were fitted I delivered it down to my spray painter for him to paint the bonnet.



    That's when the scope of the project changed...
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    KatoKid reacted to CBR Jeff in Jeff's 240z build   
    Bled the breaks and checked nuts and bolts. Adjusted the rear ride hight. Then decided to fit the Enkei mags to see what it looks like. 
    Also sorted out an idle problem that has been bothering since I started the engine in the car. Engine had a fast idle when hot and it was not adjustable via the throttle stops. Eventually found that 5&6 were breathing harder than 1 to 4. The spark plugs also reflected this with 5 and 6 being leaner than the rest. I discovered and fixed the problem. Looks like at some time between leaving LCR and being fitter to the engine at home the linkage for the third set of ITBs was knocked around the linkage shaft slightly leaving the butterflies for 5 & 6 slightly more open than the others. Adjusted and all happy. 
    Jeff
     



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    KatoKid reacted to CBR Jeff in Jeff's 240z build   
    Finally had some time this week to sort a few things out. Went to rego and got a permit for the day for a shake down and test. Did a few laps of the block then off for a couple of longer runs. All went well. I’m away all next week so hopefully I’ll get to rego soon after. Still needs a proper wheel alignment, ride hight adjusted and a few other things but having it mobile if going to be appreciated. 
    I’m still smiling!! Man does that LCR donk pull hard. 
    Jeff
     

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    KatoKid reacted to Dragonball240z in Julian's 72 240z   
    We have made a bit of progress in the last week.  I sourced some Kia rubbers for the doors and hatch. They fit great and were very easy on the wallet.
    Continued with cleaning and painting the underside. Most of it completed now. 
    Hatch was also installed. She is starting too look like a car now!  
     





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    KatoKid got a reaction from gav240z in 240z mirror   
    Huw, post up a photo
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    KatoKid reacted to CBR Jeff in Jeff's 240z build   
    Some of the other projects over the last few months have been. Renewing the rear luggage straps, making a new roof lining from some 5mm foam and black vinyl. Making all new roof and pillar vinyls and gluing them in as well repairing and repainting the interior plastic components and installing them.
    Jeff
     
     





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    KatoKid got a reaction from OdinZ in Iridium Spark Plugs   
    We've got a IS350 and the fob has an  emergency key hidden in the side.

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    KatoKid reacted to Riceburner in Datsun 510 on FCR carbs   
    Started a new little project with my bro to install the two spare FCR41’s I have to his newly rebuilt 510.
    He sourced a Nissan SU manifold for only $50. I spent time yesterday sand blasting and cleaning up the ports with a dremel lol. My first try at porting, so hopefully it’s ok. It’s going on a stock L20B with a brand new V912 head running a 72 degree cam.
     
    Mikuni couplers will need to be ordered but I think they’ll bolt straight on to the manifold studs. We might also have a look at port matching the manifold now it’s been buzzed a little. 
     
    Looking to run it with the gold Keihin ‘power blade’ velocity stacks. They’re 50mm long, 65mm at the opening and run a blade half way through the stack. It’s meant to improve air speed at low to half throttle.
     
    The hardest thing will be fuel supply as the FCRs run plastic T pieces that are held in by the adjacent carb, now the spacing has changed we need a new solution. 








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    KatoKid got a reaction from mossy in My second 240z   
    Bout bloody time too!
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    KatoKid got a reaction from JDM-TOY in Some more cool Z videos - youtube.com   
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