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#61 ryant67

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 11:49 AM

Bought out a big stockpile of old Z parts from a guy down in Connecticut this past weekend. Some great stuff in there:
- v07 crank
- ported e88
- rebuilt unported e88
- comp triple intake
- nismo sprocket
- nismo Mikuni insulators
- bunch of Mikuni jets and venturis
- 1mm MLS gasket
- new L28 rods and p79 pistons
- full selection of lash caps
- enough Clevite bearings to build 3 engines
- set of new stainless steel valves (n42 sizes)
- 24 brand new Nissan rockers (!!!)
- two complete felpro gasket kits
- a dozen or so intake gaskets
- a bunch of other stuff.

Very happy with the haul and deciding where to go with it all. Building a stroker might happen, since it's pretty much all here, except the rods, but I have some l24 9mm rods lying around from my old engine still.

Anyway, the star of the purchase is the ported e88 head, which looks excellent. Enlarged ports, fully ported, unshrounded valves, 44/35 stainless valves, and a very high lift Racer Brown camshaft - measured it as around.630 lift. The other e88 is unported, but with the larger valves too, so I might get then both flow tested to see how the port work stacks up.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:08 AM

That's some nice stuff! Let me know if you wanna get rid of any of it... :mrgreen:



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:46 AM

Where do you find these hoards lol ... Nissan comp intake?
Let me know if you get bored with it lol

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:22 AM

Wow nice haul!! Can't wait to see the direction you go with all these new bits


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:20 AM

Fun vids. As long as your having fun is what matters right?
Sounds like you have a lot of unknowns , but the motor sounds good for sure. Lots of research for me shows that these heads really need a lot of porting for bigger power. When Rebello heads show 40mm ports , I can't hardly believe it. Higher compression , bigger cam, bigger ports might be one direction . I told myself I wouldn't get caught up in the HP race , but I do want more myself:) probably won't be happy until 3.2 stroker .
Going FI myself incase I get the turbo bug
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

Spring is nearly upon us, not that you'd be able to tell with all the snow up here right now...  

Anyway, the parts for this years round of upgrades are beginning to roll in.  My new wheels for the 240Z are here, a set of 15x8 ET0 Volk Racing TE37VSL's.  They are basically the TE37V, but a 2014 special edition that's just a smidgen lighter and with a bunch of silly stickers.  Should transform the way the car looks a little, and be better support for the 225 width tires I want to run.  Oh, and they weigh just 11lbs each!  

For reference, the Panasport in the pic is a 15x6 ET+6, and it weighs in at about 15lbs. 

I'll be ordering a set of Toyo R888R's in 225/50R15 soon.  Seems like a great tire for the money - with a 100 treadwear rating I hope they don't wear down too quickly on me though.  Seems like we're stuck with tires that are either way too hard or borderline too soft, nothing in between...  Better too soft I guess, grip is important.  

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

Ooh, I'm jealous. What do the Volks weigh? I would expect 10lbs or so.


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#68 ryant67

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:02 PM

Cheers!  They are pretty much bang on 11lbs.  



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:42 AM

Brought the car out for the first time this year yesterday.  Started up without issue, and is running great.  

Starting to work my way through my projects for this season.  

Here is where I sit now.  

- Ported E88 head in the machine shop right now, waiting to be flow tested.  

- Don Potter camshaft is on the way.  

- New rocker arms, springs, retainers, Nismo cam sprocket, ARP head studs, and head gasket are ready and waiting.  Still need to order the correct lash pads, which I will do once I get the cam in and the head back.  I have a full selection of lash pads sitting ready to help figure this out, which is handy.  
- New wheels (TE37V) are sitting ready

- New tires will be picked up this week, Toyo R888R in 225/50R15

- Picked up a NOS NGK Powerdex AFX wideband to replace my old AEM UEGO.  I'm hoping the proven NGK unit will be more accurate than the AEM was, and will be better able to aid in tuning the carbs.
 
- Filled out my carb jetting kit with every possible jet I could ever need.  I lucked out by getting a HUGE amount of jets in my big parts buy last Fall.  

- Find a Mikuni familiar dyno shop in Ontario/NY/NE area and book an appointment.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

That's the new tires and wheels on now - pretty happy with them! 

There is potential for some rub on the rears, it's close on bumps, but nothing yet.  I might end up having to trim or roll the rear arches, or just buying some coilovers and camber plates and using negative camber to gain clearance.  Not sure I want to put that on the credit card though, haha.    

Otherwise the fitment looks great, filling the wheel arches nicely.  The difference in grip and handling is pretty incredible, and I really can't wait for the next open track day!

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#71 ryant67

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The NGK wideband is in, and the old AEM UEGO is out.  The NGK doesn't look as nice as the AEM unit did, but the numbers are huge on the display and MUCH easier to read at a glance.  Hopefully I get better carb tuning results with this more reputable/accurate wideband as well. 

Purely for the sake of aesthetics, I will probably grab some thin ABS plastic and make a cover the unit to hide all of the stickers on it.  

 

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Posted 3 weeks ago

That's some serious rubber! 



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Posted 3 weeks ago

Some girl walking past my car liked it so much that she felt the need to climb up onto the roof and have her picture taken.  Here is what I walked out of my apartment to find on friday night...  

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I have indoor parking 3 blocks away from where I live, and as I was driving the car back there I went over a speed bump and heard a very loud WHUMP!  It scared the crap out of me, and I was worried a tire had blown or something crazy - just what I needed to make my night even better, right?  Well it turns out that as I was going over the speed bump the chassis flexed a little and popped out 90% of the dent.  Nice!  

Then as I was walking home, someone I know sent me a message with a picture of the girl on my roof.  Turns out she posted it on Instagram...  I looked up her Instagram profile, which was set to public, and then did several screen grabs.  Then I used her name to find her Facebook profile - one mutual friend, lucky - and sent her a message there.  The good news is that she seems willing to pay for the repair work if I get some quotes.  We'll see what she says if it ends up costing a fortune though.  

Absolute worst case scenario, I have already filed a police report and have the officers contact information.  If she refuses to pay, then I will just forward the screen grabs and personal info onto the officer and go through the police.  From what little I could glean from the social media profiles, she seems like she is probably a decent kid, just young and did something thoughtless and stupid.  Possibly while intoxicated.  So I am hesitant to immediately involve the police, since it could get her kicked out of university or something.  I'm a firm believer in second chances and giving folks the opportunity to make things right.  Hopefully that works out.    

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I will never understand people who think they have any business sitting/standing on other people's cars. As I expect you were, I'd be absolutely livid. I think you're very lucky to have not only found her, but that she is also being reasonable about it. That seems rare today.

 

The fact that it popped out going over a bump is very funny, but also fortunate! Doesn't look like it'll be too hard to fix, but I've heard stories about getting a roof straight on a Z.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

What is the point of standing on the car id be really pissed with finding that out the next day!

 Lucky enough for you that you did some nice private eye work.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

Still dealing with the roof situation, but it should be wrapped up inside the next 24 hours, then repair work can be scheduled in.  

The shop doing the repair will need to repaint the rear quarters with the roof, since there is no paint separation on the body between them.  I think I might go ahead and take this opportunity to have the rear valance replaced while they are at it.  The exhaust cut out has always been kind of beaten up on the car, and it would be good to fix that.  Shouldn't cost me much extra on top of the work they are already doing, or so I hope.  Zedd Findings is local to me and stock replacement valance panels, which is handy.  

I got some front wheel hub dust caps from an Ontario Z Car club member, so they are on now.  Nice finishing touch with the new wheels - there were none on the fronts, as the Panasport center caps wouldn't clear with them on I am guessing.  Previous owner stuff...

Also snapped a few nice pics of the Z up at my mechanics shop, where a nice older Z06 and Aston Martin were parked, and gave the engine bay a bath to get rid of the Winter storage dust.   

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I hope Zedd Findings rear valence panel is better than the one that MSA used to sell. I would personally think about splicing in a new cutout before replacing complete panel .
The deal with the panel I got was it wasn't formed quite right and it was like 16 gauge metal- terrible to try and form. That rear panel is actually a compound curve .
I'd try and find a donor
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Posted 2 weeks ago

I hope Zedd Findings rear valence panel is better than the one that MSA used to sell. I would personally think about splicing in a new cutout before replacing complete panel .
The deal with the panel I got was it wasn't formed quite right and it was like 16 gauge metal- terrible to try and form. That rear panel is actually a compound curve .
I'd try and find a donor

Good tip, thanks!  I'll be sure to check it over carefully prior to purchase.  Be nice to not have to buy parts online for once :)



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Posted 2 weeks ago

Did you find a better shop to do the work? I remember you weren't very happy with those last jokers.






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