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theremm last won the day on June 23 2018

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  1. Very interesting indeed - exciting to see what possibilities have become available as technology has advanced. Looking forward to see where that goes.
  2. Yeah have seen those available on yahoo japan and from kameari, i'm after a set of genuine ones though with the correct casting and straight bleeder nipple. Not for any other reason than I get a bit caught up with collecting rare parts lol. Though I do fully intend to use them.
  3. What are the chances someone has a set of Sumitomo mk63 vented calipers they might be interested to sell?
  4. Are those the original carpets still in the car? Or are they new? If so would be interested to know where you purchased
  5. 14inch watanabes look alright too with stock suspension and they fit nicely without having to roll the lips. Really happy with the feel on the road. 14x7J+3 A-type (front) / 14x7.5J+1.5 B-type (rear) and 195/65R14 (Dunlop LM704) tyres all around.
  6. 260z 2 seater shell here, bit of work required though. See link below. (1) Facebook
  7. Nice work mate. Are you planning on keeping/using those chrome headlight covers? Would be interested in buying them off you if not. Alex
  8. I concur. Have ordered heaps from him over the past 6 or 7 years and never had a complaint. Very transparent fees and items are always packaged excellently. Bidding is super simple too.
  9. I'm using an R factory airbox, 50mm mikuni solex trumpets fit just fine within. I think 70mm/75mm trumpets would be too big though, it's a pretty close fit with the 50s. I could check and measure at home though to confirm
  10. I'm using this one from Trade Tools for a Toyota 12HT engine (about 330kg), really happy with it. https://www.tradetools.com/renegade-industrial-680kg-rolling-engine-stand Also using a standard ~450kg stand for my L28. I prefer the 680kg stand, think it is a much better design.
  11. Ok thanks mate, will give them a call to discus.
  12. Ok thanks for the honest feedback. I hadn't spoken to an engine builder yet about my specific plans or budget so wasn't entirely sure how far my money would get me. Given 5-8k might be on the lighter side then for a complete rebuild, another option I had considered was just getting the bottom end of an L28 done and pairing with my current head. I have an E88efi head on my L24 currently which was rebuilt by MIA (including with a regrind cam) about 1.5-2years ago. Already set up with an adjustable cam sprocket too. I can assemble a short motor at home myself and dial in the cam etc so that could be an alternative more suited to my budget. The E88efi head has the 42mm intake and larger 35mm exhaust valves. Smaller intake valves than the 44mm N42 and also smaller chamber size. Not sure if it would be suitable to use this head on the L28, or if I would be better just delaying until I could afford to get the larger N42 head rebuilt instead. Probably worthwhile speaking to a shop about my plans but really just wanted to firm up a better idea myself of what I was hoping achieve prior to doing so. Alright thanks Peter, appreciate the offer. That would be really good actually. I will send you a PM over the coming weeks then to see if there was a time suitable for you.
  13. Budget is about 5-8k, probably prefer to keep on the leaner side if possible. Already have exhaust and intake system sorted so that's not included. Can do all the fitting/installation/carby tuning myself, but would prefer to just send a motor away on a pallet and get somebody else to do the work as I have another project which is my main focus currently. It's really just a quick road car that I'm after. The L24 is nice to drive when you're out in the countryside and at higher speeds but its frustrating around town as you just have to rev the thing out to really get any decent power. Below 3,000 it just feels so slow and hardly any torque. As mentioned the motor uses a bit of oil and probably is a little tired, I haven't had the compression checked though. Never driven another L24 or L28 though so not sure really how it compares.
  14. Cool thanks Peter, looking forward to see the dyno/tune results later this week then once available. Sounds like a good baseline comparison.
  15. Hello The bottom end of my L24 is using a bit of oil and so I’m considering going in for a full engine rebuild with MIA engines. Have had some cylinder head work done by them before and was very happy. I have a spare L28 at home which I was leaning towards taking out to 2.9L with one of their stroker kits. Now is probably the smart time to upgrade. Other than my slightly worn out L24 in my 240z I’ve never driven another L series. Wondering If any members around Brisbane who have had an L28 or even L24 rebuilt for that matter wouldn’t mind showing me how their car drives in comparison. Wanted to get a more realistic understanding of my expectations. Also interested to see what the driving characteristics of an L28 are compared to the L24. Not quite sure which motor to work with yet. Thanks Alex
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