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  1. Richard you would know it as the store that supported the LAPZ's events in 2010&11. Still under the same Management . Yes it is a good store especially for paint matching. But a dollar or two more than supercheap stores. Thanks have to go to Paul for organizing the day . Both Dave.s were also roped in to help as well. I would like to thank the judges on the day , but they would not or could not be bribed. so points wise I did not do well. They will be doing the 50th Anniversary event, so good luck with that.
  2. We were down a few cars today . It may of been caused by the ever present bush fire threat for those of us that live south of Brisbane in the Gold Coast hinterland .Some also didn't make it back from Targa Barrier Reef. Peter also parked up his 370Z next to a new Nismo 370Z . I must admit I could not see the extra 40k+ for the new car . Even with its 8K seats and 9K wheels. Still it s a nice car the latest offering from Nissan and ever easy on the eye..
  3. Adam you sound as if you are happy with the configuration of your power plant . But would like a little more drive ability from it. So if you have a L28 sitting around and don't wish to spend big dollars. I would look at this . The 42 and 54 blocks both have there pro's and con's pending on who you speak to. If the bore is standard put in 240Z pistons. If the bore is worn and you will need over size pistons . You can take a number of paths here. 1mm over size is common but pistons are becoming hard to find. A lot of us put in Z24 or KA24 pistons. A few install the LD28 crank with 240Z rods with 2 or more head gaskets. Or stay with the standard L28 or L26 crank with 240Z rods. But you may want to deck 1mm off the block and slot the holes in the chain guides to take up the slack in the timing chain. In this configuration with a n42 head and Z24 pistons give around 9.6:1 and KA24 gives around 10.4 :1 from a 2990 cc engine. This is standard machining and off the shelf parts. This is only a sample starting point for a weekend warrior with a few K to spend and wants some change in their pocket . But it won't buy much at MacDonald's
  4. In a word Adam :YES Yes it is worth it. I have been lucky enough to have belonged to a Zed Club for 35 years and have seen, not all of it but most of it. In my experience the Lseries engine stacks up well against all comers . It may not have it over all transplants but they have to work hard to put a L series down. The Barra transplants are hard to come to terms with as they are a cheap motor and look at home in a s30 engine bay. But I am old sckool. A S30 without an L-series engine is just an other modified car.
  5. It is looking as if we will have around 15 Zeds covering the whole range . Have a look at last years event in event history. Some but not all cars will be returning.
  6. This coming Saturday 7Th September2019 will see the NAPA store in Moss St, Slacks Creek, Brisbane have one of their pop up car shows and this time around it will be the Nissan - Datuns Zed series cars. The Zed Car Club of Queensland will do their best to field a full complement of all models in the series and with a few motorsport Zeds as well . This means a few AUSZCAR people will also be on hand during the day. So come and have a look. We will be there from 7.00am to around 1.00pm. This year will focus on the 50th Anniversary of the 240Z.
  7. There are plans that are work in progress that the Z Car Club of Queensland are undertaking with help from other Nissan - Datsun clubs from around Australia. This is for an event at Bathurst near the end of the year. Word has it and I may be wrong about this, but it will be about a week long. Good if you can attend . There are also other events that may develop , but no firm details at present for Queensland at least that I know of . But perhaps this forum could come up with a plan of action to celebrate this land mark event?
  8. Peter, Mine is a rs sport 260 and you have seen it many times. It is AUSTRALIAN delivered and SPORT stamped on the plate. Nothing really special about mine .
  9. Being from Brisbane. I would head over to Accurate Suspension at Woodridge - Underwood and talk to Ken. He has looked after a lot of the ZCCQ boys for more than 25 years now . He has seen it all when it comes to Zeds.
  10. Bonkers

    TEKNO NIGHT

    My budget ran out at the tinnie cooler Richard .
  11. Bonkers

    TEKNO NIGHT

    ZCCQ was invited to visit the Supercar team of TEKNO at its base homerooms just south of Beenliegh in Queensland last Thursday night. They have some interesting toys. Seems they can also supply all kinds of bits and pieces if you have bottomless pockets. Unfortunately no free samples were been given away on the night so we all went and had a meal at the pub to complain about that over sight.
  12. Yes Gav I did Interesting the way I found that out . I purchased the car back in January of 79. So being only 10 years old it was in fair shape . But it had been repainted the moron red of the G- NOSE car.As one does the minute you get a new toy, you start to modify it.Triples ,exhaust , front and rear spoilers the whole box and dice. Remember I was in my late teens at the time and that dark red does not do well out in the weather all the time.So a number of years later, Alan says to me , lets start a car club and you then find yourself at the vice President work place. By accident he damages the rear hatch with a scratch . This thing needs painting pointing a beer at it were the words i think he used . His idea of painting is a bear metal respray of the whole car . It was at that point we found the original colour. At the same time he came up with the idea of a triple SU manifold for the L - series 6 cylinder engine . We made 10 sets of manifolds . But that can be a story for an other time
  13. Gav is right . No 00046 saw it last day as a road car in May of 1989. It was hit from behind by a semi on the Gateway highway near Belmont QLD. It seems semi's can't stop for red lights in the wet when ZEDS can and come to a complete stop for some time. I know this as I was in it at the time. This is what happened to it . I have more photos but just not sure where they are . The photo's were taken at Alan Stean's Zed Car Workshop as he brought It off of me and sold me my current 260Z as a body shell . I transferred the 240's running gear over in to the 260. Alan said that the front cut would be used as a rally car.
  14. Turn's out it was also the ZCCQ birthday yesterday with the club starting it's 35th year . We also had a visit from a few Targa Barrier Reef cars and even Ross Dunkerton and Alan Stean joined us on the day. Plenty of S30's AND 130's on display . Unfortunately the 432 could make it on the day . There were more ex-presidents than the States has at the moment wandering around in the crowd.
  15. This coming Saturday will see the NAPA store in Moss St, Slacks Creek, Brisbane have one of their pop up car shows and this time around it will be the turn of the Nissan - Datuns Zed series cars. The Zed Car Club of Queensland will do their best to field a full complement of all models in the series and with a few motorsport Zeds as well . This means a few AUSZCAR people will also be on hand during the day. We will be there from 7.00am to around 1.00pm. The local Lion's Club will also put on a snag or two as well
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