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clarkspeed last won the day on September 24 2016

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About clarkspeed

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    Downtown Orlando Florida
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    Building and racing cars. Anything automotive. Guitars. Local music played in local clubs.

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  1. Yes, and I will keep it secure with those same ty-wraps. I used the real thick ones.
  2. Nissan was celebrated at the Mitty a couple weeks ago. There were some very cool cars there both on and off track. This is a video I made with photos and in car footage. Enjoy.
  3. clarkspeed

    240Z Wide Wheels

    Did you happen to weigh them before mounting?
  4. Man that looks a lot like my current project.
  5. Big Jim @ Dover Cylinder in Orlando does all our work. Best in central FL. He has a very good eye for detail that you need. Don't know what machine he uses. 407_481_0088. Tell him you know me.
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    Where to get exhaust valves for mild race engine?

    Note on SI valves. My head builder always has to straighten them before install. If you do that, they work fine. Ferrara and Manley were custom last time I checked.
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    Exciting news! I just got a 240Z race car!

    Just don't do another BRE tribute.
  8. clarkspeed

    Stock cam high CR.

    I agree with above. At 10:5 the stock N42/N47 is on the hairy edge of 93 pump gas no matter what cam you choose. Unless you can get 100 octane for free, not worth it. Otherwise leave it stock and just work on freeing up intake and exhaust.
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    Front calipers on the rear

    We had to rebuild the rear quarter panels on the current car so they might have a little flare in them but much less than a zg. Car has 15x7 with 0 offset wheels, 225/50 tires, and they just barely fit without rubbing. Actual total spacing is 0.337 for rotor and 0.5 for wheel spacer sitting on top = 0.837" on each side. We did fit checks with big nuts and washers on the wheel studs and lowering the coil over springs to make sure everything would fit, and it was close. Here are some pics without the wheel spacer. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/9k9HXv
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    Exciting news! I just got a 240Z race car!

    Awesome, another vintage Z racer! I race HSR and SVRA in the southeast and also engineer for some others. Let me know if you have any questions.
  11. clarkspeed

    Project Binkey

    I miss measured the center of the car in the rear about 4" when building the frame holding fixture. (measure twice, weld once!). So I couldn't quite get the side to side cg exact. If you look close, there is a 4 cylinder crank and some steel ty-wrapped to the passenger door cage. Otherwise if would have worked perfect. I may re-do the fixture later.
  12. After looking at all the variations on the net, I decided to go my own route. Mostly 2 and 2.5" square tubing. Acme thread adjusters to center the weight. Didn't want the greased pipe in pipe for rotation so sourced spindle pins, hubs, bearings, and 8" wheels from etrailer for about $100. I think I have about $250 in it total and the thing practically paid for itself the first time I used it. I can't believe I actually considered trying to work underneath this thing. It also rolls around on the floor easy. As you can see, the car does not weigh over 1/2 ton, but I could upgrade it to handle more weight if needed with a different wheel/beam set up. https://www.facebook.com/262575520591481/photos/pcb.803277733187921/803277706521257/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/262575520591481/videos/801158750066486/
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    Project Binkey

    That rotisserie is not so hot. Check out my one hand check out spin last week for the rotisserie I designed/built in our shop. https://www.facebook.com/262575520591481/videos/801158750066486/ (I know it is not as nice as theirs, but humor me)
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    Need 8mm wheel spacers

    I have been drawing my own and getting them waterjet cut in aluminum.