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andyk_79 last won the day on June 28 2017

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  1. I really like it. Taken elements of the entire Z history and packaged them up into something else. Longer and wider than 370z. Hopefully they get the powertrain and handling to be where they need to be as well. It is always going to be tough standing out in a market where there are already so many reasonably priced high performance cars - completely different to when the original Z came out. Only have to look at the Kia Stinger GT as an example of what I'm talking about. Hell even the i30N is a hell of a drive. The unicorn factor of a reasonably priced sports car that is not massively far off the performance of the top European marques is no longer there, which was a massive part of how the Z earned its stripes. And I definitely don't envy the task of designers who have to try and come up with something distinctive without completely ignoring trends etc for fear of designing a Homer that no one wants to buy. Given those factors I'm happy with what Nissan came up with. They're never going to please everyone but I am glad there is clear thought, and a touch of nostalgia, that has gone into this
  2. @CroS13 I should trade it for a Suzuki Vitara.........
  3. I haven't been active on the forums for a while but still too long since I last donated so done now. Thanks as always for the time and effort you put into this site Gav
  4. The car is in the shop at the moment having a few bits and pieces tidied up that I didn't have the time to execute myself. The main reason I wanted to get those items sorted was because I am potentially looking to sell. Not because of the car itself, but with going through a divorce, selling my house and starting from scratch financially (which has gone well so no sympathy please ), moving twice, along with the intricacies of a new relationship when I am co-parenting a gorgeous and wonderful, but very sassy 9 year old, I lost a lot of the passion for the car. I still love Z's, which is why it still says "potentially" selling (I change my mind twice a week), but I think my time and money may be put to better use elsewhere. Hell it's that or put a modern fuel injected drivetrain in it to simplify things.............. If anyone is interested in the car have a read through this thread and drop me a PM
  5. Congratulations to you both. I concur with what everyone else has said, especially the part about parenthood being both the most difficult and both rewarding thing you can do. My one piece of advice and the biggest life lesson I learnt: A kid is important and can dominate your time, energy, heart and mind, but remember to both take time for each other . The best life lesson and example you can set for a child is how a loving and respectful relationship should look
  6. The auto link is directing to the wrong address if anyone clicks on it, but type the address and you get to the right place
  7. andyk_79

    Standard 260 wheels

    Delayed response. I have a set I don't need if you're still looking. Based in Sydney.
  8. Seriously can't believe the gall of these people. What they are doing is fraud - plain and simple and therefore a criminal act
  9. They're not really much different to the standard twin filament globes, and they definitely fit as I have them in my car
  10. Love stories like this. Pretty amazing. There's some of my old cars I wish I could track down but I don't have the VINs or anything to go searching
  11. My right rear suspension knocks whenever there is a bump or similar. Interestingly it is also the only corner of the car where my tyres scrub around corners (when turning a hard left). The knock has been there since I got the car on the road and I haven't thought too much about it but thought it might be time to address it. Suspensions is standard struts, King Spring Lows and Koni reds. I am thinking that maybe the shock in that corner I inadvertantly twisted and softened the setting (think for memory the reds had 4 stages of adjustment ?), or that the shock needs replacing altogether. I know I should have the inner guards rolled with the 15 x 8 +0 wheels I have now to reduce the scrubbing risk, but want to fix the knock first so that at least it is not scrubbing at medium speeds. Am I thinking along the right lines or is a knocking noise indicative of something completely different ?
  12. Something that won't interest those who are obsessed with originality, but might help those that own a 72 like me and are sick of having to tell roadworthy inspectors that it was complianced before the ADRs changed to the requirement that front indicators had to be amber. These LED globes are white when park lights are on, and flash amber for indicators. Work well on my car. Only downside is that because they are a very white LED they make my headlights look very yellow (time to switch to LED replacement H4s as well ha ha ha) https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1157-5630-20SMD-White-Amber-Dual-Color-LED-Bulb-Switchback-DRL-Turn-Signal-Light/302233920591
  13. Pretty compelling offer to a shaky hands mechanical numpty like me, considering they source the car and panels, do all the bodywork etc as well as the extensive mechanical work. Import costs and engineering for rego in Australia though would have to add something like $30k to the already high price I am guessing. I ended up having to outsource 90% of the work on my car so I know what it costs and my car is far from perfect!
  14. Thankfully I'm not going to court, but agreed a similar arrangement with my ex!
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