dang that rear flare work looks dang good!! I was hoping to see a finished product but I'm excited to see this progress! are you going to the SLC Tinners show today? The guy at JDM legends is holding it in sandy at 2pm
Posted 09 September 2015 - 06:41 PM
Ok, Time for a small but good update.
My 1978 280z 2+2 is now Zeal Red.
The Zeal Red is a single stage pearl from Mazda. It is a bit on the pricey side. Due to the rules of the EPA, I had to use a low VOC base and clear. This was a bit odd to me as the inlet pressure for the HVLP on the base coat is 5 to 8 psi and is a 75% overlap as from the spec sheet.
I must admit, it took me a few tests shots on the wall to get it right, but the car came out great.
The clear flowed well on the flat.
Some color sand needed on the sides though.
The carcass (I mean chassis) is now painted.
Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:51 PM
Posted 23 December 2015 - 08:02 PM
As a small update, it runs. I am back to mad scientist on electrical wiring again. Running 36-1 wheel with MS1.
Edited by AkRev, 23 December 2015 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:38 PM
Been a bit since an update.
Life always takes priority over a car. Shortly after I painted the car, my three year old got sick with osteomyelitis and needed surgery, at the same time I got an opportunity to move to a better company and job. We also had our first girl this month. So that brings the tally to four boys, and one girl. So with all of the medical expenses, I held off spending money on the Z until things settled down.
I got the Z back together. I have yet to paint the front fenders, hood, and bumper. But I got the chance to take it out for a drive this past week.
I will place the camera not next to the valve cover next time. Keep in mind this was a very crude tune, so I did not get past 1/4 throttle, and was just making sure everything felt right.
After watching the vid, I need to make a mount for the fuel rail as I didnt notice how much it moved around.
I changed up the cooling, I am using a radiator system from a 90 e30. That is why you see the expansion tank on the right side.
More updates to come.
Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:18 AM
Work is still happening on the 280z. I have been sidetracked by a lot of other project cars lately. The most important part though.
It drives good, just need to spend some time and tune it. Was also able to hook up a three wire Bosch idle air valve to my Megasqurit. That has been the best update I could have made, it makes the car so much easier to handle with the the cam.
Posted A week ago
Dang, its been a bit since I checked your thread! That Zeal Red is so sick!! Very awesome color! it looks great! The video definitely stoked me out to finish my z! How long did it take you to get yours put back together?
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