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CBR Jeff

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  1. You are such a tease Locky. Jeff
  2. It will be very interesting to see and I’m sure it will generate some discussion. For the sake of the investors who lost money I hope all the cars sell for a premium. I won’t be surprised if the 260z sells for well upward of $80k. Jeff
  3. Thanks Ryan All of the photos and more detail are in the build thread. Didn't want to make the video too long. Keep peoples attention. Jeff
  4. Not that I was going to attend but that’s disappointing. I always look forward to the photos. Jeff
  5. This is an interesting video from quite a few perspectives. Very Japanese in its style and content. Some nice close ups of the L28 TC24 B1Z cam gear drive train and a nice car or two. Worth watching. Jeff
  6. I used pinchweld from Bunnings across the rear bulkhead. And (I think) 5mm plastic rivets from one of the online auto supply companies. You could get 50 rivets for the same price as getting 10 at repco. Jeff
  7. Happy new year to you. Locky that is a testimony to your craftsmanship. Thurley beautiful and I'm sure the attention to detail will be just as good if not better as the first impressions the photographs provide when closely inspected. Only negative may be that its now too nice and valuable to drive. Jeff
  8. Hope everyone has had a great Christmas and are heading to a happy new year. Our son and his partner gave me a great Christmas present. Max arranged a local artist to draw the Z including an ode to my old mate Rocky (RIP). I will admit to having a tear in my eye. I also made a short video of the build from start to finish (6 years). Been out and about driving as much as I can and thoroughly enjoying the experience of driving the car and the reactions I get from people. Jeff
  9. Get new ones, You can get exactly what you have brand new for about $600, or you could probably spend half that and a heap of time and still end up with something that's old been rusty and corroded and has a short life expectancy. Jeff
  10. Les plugs the hole with a Welch Plug. Jeff
  11. This sold for a tad over 39k. Interest seemed low until the late stages. Went for less than I thought it was going to but you never know with modified cars like this. Jeff
  12. I received this email from a neighbour who is a old car man. if you are interested in completing the survey the link is below. As they say the more information the better when lobbying governments. Jeff FIVA Socio Economic Survey – Update As of the 5th October, FIVA has advised that they had received 1691 completed surveys from Australia. This is quite a good result and is statistically significant. However, I have asked the Peak Historic Vehicle Organisations to once again go out to the member clubs to ask that we try and get more completed surveys from those clubs/members, which have yet to participate. The more surveys we have, the better will be the statistical analysis and the more credible will be the resulting information, when lobbying governments over issues which can be impactful to our use and interest in historic vehicles. The survey is open until the end of October, so for those people who have not completed the on-line survey, please make time to respond to the survey, which only takes around ten minutes to complete. The survey is accessed by logging onto fiva.org/en/fiva_survey and then clicking onto the Union Jack Flag for the English Survey. In a drop-down box the survey can be completed by the responder at their address in Australia, which then collects all the information specifically for Australia, prior to it being consolidated with the survey results from 70 other participating countries. The survey information specifically gathered in Australia will be made available to us in Australia, by FIVA. The survey is based on the 2019 calendar year and avoids the disruption of 2020 and Covid – 19.
  13. That should pull the skin off the custard Jeff
  14. I have been enjoying driving the Z around over the past few weeks. I changed the oil again on Friday evening before the weekend driving. That was the second oil change since the engine was installed in the car and after about 250km of running. Next change will have a few more kilometers on it. It was getting bit dark after the last change but with a few kilometers on it now its still nice a clean. We bumped into two other 240z owners on the weekend when we were out for a coffee run and some shopping. It was good to have a chat with them and talk Z cars. I had a call from Les Collins last week enquiring about the drivability of the engine around town on a low throttle. Les was a bit worried about how it had turned out as in his words "on the engine dyno its a big of a guess to get the low throttle percentage correct". I was happy to report its spot on and extremely drivable at very minimal or no throttle. No hunting or surging and smooth to accelerate. I have been a bit concerned about fuel economy as every time I have driven the car the fuel tank seems to empty to a level lower than I was expecting . Saturday had me a bit worried after we started with a full tank drove about 40 km and had to put almost 10L in to fill it up again. So today I embarked on a controlled economy run. No big throttle accelerations just grandpa driving and long low throttle runs down the Parkway at 100 90 and 80. I can report that if you drive appropriately the car is quite economical. Started with a full tank, drove 46.4 km over 36 min with an average speed of 69 km/h max of 106 km/h and used bang on 5 L of fuel. So that works out to be 10.77 L/100km . Then on the way home after the service station I gave it a bit of a run up a hill near home but out of suburbia. Set the accelerometer, started conservatively getting rolling before pushing the right foot down hard. 0-60 km/h = 3 sec 0-100 km/h = 8 sec 1/8 mile = 8sec (I'm told this would equate to about a 12.5 sec 1/4 mile) would be a bit quicker is the start and gear changes were quicker but that would be hard on the mechanicals. Anyway its nice to drive around town, pulls hard when you want to get going but cruisers along nicely at the speed limit. A big tick from me for what Les has provided. Ticks all my boxes. Jeff
  15. I know I would rather find more rust than expected.....this would be very disappointing to find. Jeff
  16. You are correct Jeff my mistake. Cannot count 4 spoke V 5. They were heavy and weak. Jeff
  17. Thanks Jon. Looking forward to a few drives together. Jeff
  18. Exciting times Jon. I’m guessing your not going to make the dyno run? Jeff
  19. Sure. My recollection is that in the late 90s or early 2000 Performance wheels made a run of copy Nissan works wheels for some of the Rally folk. They looked similar but were quite a bit heavier than the works wheels, being made from cast aluminium. Over the years there have been a few supplies of various Nissan works wheels into Australian. In early 2000 there were some 240RS (see below) style and some other Nissan works wheels that were imported from Reg Cook in New Zealand. I believe (not verified but rumoured) that someone has also recently purchased some more wheels from Reg that would probably be old Nissan wheels. The simple way to determine if the wheels you have found are genuine is to check the weight. I’m sure of the figures but someone on the forum will know what the weight of the factory wheels was. Jeff
  20. Ryan I watched this video a few days ago and felt your concerns. Keep you head up mate. Get the car stripped, then tackle one section at a time. It’s not going to be a short or easy journey but it’s all doable. It will be very gratifying when it’s all finished. Jeff
  21. They do look like violet wheels, but might also be knock offs made by Performance Wheels a few years ago. the weight of them will be the quickest way to tell. Jeff
  22. Nice looking car. Interesting to see how long it takes to sell and what I think is a fair if not low price? Seller also has a RA28 for sale. Jeff
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