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#381 Hoover

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:34 AM

I emailed them but no response. If he has the pieces, I can repair them and make molds if anyone else wants this....

Help!!!!!

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

HI Everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying the Super Bowl!!!!

It's been quite some time that I've frequented the forum etc....
I've had a great time with the Z and attended every Cars & Coffee last year and so far this year! The Z has run flawlessly.

My wife decided to use the garage and even with a HUGE garage, two full-sized pro-shops, I ended up not having space to park the Z, so it sits under a car cover and I use the Z once a month to attend car shows. Today I noticed from just being parked under a car cover and the recent rains, it's needs some TLC: window seals, engine hardware needs changing, ceramic coatings for exhaust finally needs to be done and a very small fuel leak on the fuel rail. In addition, I prefer the stock gauges, wooden wheel/shift knob or Nissan Comp. wheel (which doesn't look as classy). I wish there were more hours in a day, but at least I get to drive the Z whenever I want. This evening, I ordered a wrinkle finish black valve cover, new engine hardware and looking for all the other parts that I could finish within a few days.

So........I've met so many people attending the car shows and worked on a few Z projects from referals. My other Z, the red one in the avatar has been on my mind. Honestly, it's in a billion pieces and I'm not sure I can stomach a job at this level, but I can't stand seeing it just sit there lifeless. What to do? My schedule is booked with client projects this entire year and there are other cars that I'm very interested in. All in all, I need to consider the build-theme before purchasing parts, and that will begin with the large IMSA flares; although cool, I'm considering removing them for a different look but still retain the gnose.

Anyways....
Enjoy the last quarter of the game.......

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 10:58 PM

Well.........I made two orders to MSA today and bought another set of ZG flares. I've located a couple of fenders for the front of the Red Z. It only took seconds to spend a few thousand on restoration parts......no real easy way.........

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

I would keep the widebody!!  It's a unique look that's gonna be hard to replicate if you ever change your mind


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:11 AM

It's been a widebody all its life. Hard to drive as wheel offset really aren't right which affects scrub radius, bump steer and bearing loads. I'll keep the flares and body got memories.


Boxes of parts arrived yesterday from MSA and few other sources. It was like Xmas.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:53 PM

Boxes of parts have arrived, but I lack the space and he time for even simple work......

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:39 PM

Made good use of the day. Andy Craig (Datsun Z auto-X and road race champion) came in and worked on my car while I took care of customers and day to day work load.
Feels good that all the big boxes of parts were finally being installed.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Cleaned up engine bay, but exhaust header work will be next week.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:41 PM

New hardware.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:42 PM

Better........

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:44 PM

Drove home in the rain. The windshield wiper motor worked better and better during the duration of the drive home.....must have knocked the rust off that too.....

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:49 PM

Hi Folks,
I finally broke on the way to Cars and Coffee. I made it 15 times consecutively and simply blew a fuse.
My Lotus customer picked me up.
Lots of people headed to the show recognized the car and pulled over, but I had tow truck in the way.
Still went to the show in another car since I live only 2 minutes from the location.

All in all,
It was
Rather funny!

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:50 PM

Did some
More
Minor tuning, but still needs a bit of TLC.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 08:42 AM

Hey Folks,

It's been a while.

I've been gathering parts to rebuild the red z in the avatar; I am removing the big IMSA flares.

A customer bought my exhaust and I'm going to reinstall my 3" stainless exhaust since I don't have a lot of time nowadays for extra work. I'll post pics of this shortly.

I'm also making a post on old school wheels that I'm remachining.

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Posted A week ago

https://youtu.be/3e-Cn0uyH8M


Its been a while-
Built a 3" exhaust and modified the collector- gained 10hp from 3200 to 5200rpm...
Even though I only attend shows, but learned something.


Will start a new thread as big red will be pulled out of the warehouse next week..

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#397 BluDestiny

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Posted A week ago

What were the numbers? 


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#398 Hoover

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Posted A week ago

235whp 220 ftlbs




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