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Well I went to Pro-Motion Distrbuting on Friday and picked up their final stock of the Sparco Pro2000 Seats as well as some aluminum side mounts.

 

I also got my Momo steering wheel hub but still trying to decide on which steering wheel to do with...

 

Keep your eye out for the ETB Instruments DigiDash coming soon :)

 

Check the seats out:

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Been trying to clean up the rest of the interior so we can prep it for paint and begin to move onto the rest of the good stuff!!!

 

The rubber seem sealer is a pain in the ass to wire wheel all off, but it is finally done! Oh and I used dry ice of course to remove all the tar.

 

http://www.alexvillabrille.com

 

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I was comparing a stock VQ to a built SR20det. I guess its not a fair comparison. I don't have any numbers on hand, but I'm willing to bet that a sr20det with all turbo components is going to be lighter than a turboed VQ setup!

 

So sure? I'm not going to try to argue, but I'd say both engines are within spitting distance of each other. The VQ might be a smidge heavier, but will have a lower center of gravity, and sit slightly farther back if the blocks were mounted staring at the same point.

 

All in all I'd say the differences aren't mentionable. You'll see more of an effect created from a full tank to empty tank. Both engines should come in under 400 pounds in NA form (dry),which is "light enough" for most applications. Verified weights can be found of both engines in the enginer/trans stick on this site under the misc tech section, though they're hard to compare because of what is and isn't missing on each.

 

All that being said... this car looks great. Looks like you took a "perfectly good" 350Z and turned it into a perfectly good car finally :-P

(just kidding, i've grown to respect the 350Z but i'm excited to see this project progress)

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Well this would have been a productive weekend usually, if we had actually liked the final turnout of the interior paint. We spent the entire day on Saturday prepping the car to be ready to paint and we got to the interior on Sunday morning and were going to start painting the exterior of the car but it was drizzling and not a good day to continue. The end result of the interior we didn’t like so much, but you guys be the judge. Going to re-paint it this weekend hopefully.

 

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TODAY:

We brought the infamous SR20 powered 240Z to rip its heart out! It was sad to take the car back home on a trailer but it had to be done at some point. In the future the 240Z is likely to get a 2JZ for some street fun. (Don’t mind the tow straps as were pulling the engine, its super light and didn’t have the transmission attached to it anymore)

 

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Be sure to keep up on http://www.AlexVillabrille.com

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A few updates over these past few days.

 

The motor pulled from the 240z was dropped into the 350z :) Fits very nicely and just need to modify the top-mount manifold so that the turbo clears the strut tower and is closer to the motor and further away from the brake parts.

 

I went ahead and pulled the brake pedal (was automatic before) to cut it down to size and also install the clutch pedal and master cylinder at the same time. Brake booster and master were also set in place and re-installed

 

We also got started on the re-wiring of the standalone and complete car. The factory wiring harnesses for the car weigh so much its ridiculous. This new EZ-Wire setup definitely comes in handy but is very time consuming.

 

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our SR makes just under 400 ft. lbs of torque and 500whp. The VQ is heavier and would have cost us more to build, not to mention the lack of room to work around the engine and doing routine maintenance between events.

 

It feels like the project is getting closer and closer but there is still so much to be done!

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thats crazy.i dont doubt the engines capability of power whatsoever,good idea,just not something i could do..im a v6 lover.lol

 

You're either very sarcastic, or a very big idiot.

 

But that's ok, because I hate V6 engines because they don't make power, you have to have a V8 to make any REAL power.... :roll:

 

All joking aside there's plenty of power available from this powertrain and if you'd actually read the thread you'd see that the reasoning for choosing this combo makes perfect sense.

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Well we were extremely happy with the way our 240z handled and reacted to the power when we put the engine behind the front crossmember so that is why we decided to go ahead and throw the motor into this build.

 

Update coming in a little bit, we finished the center dash panel with carbon :)

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We are trying to have continuous updates and progress on the car while still working on customer cars during the day. These past two days I have been doing routine service and prepping cars for swaps while my dad started to work on the dash center panel.

 

He found some carbon sheet lying around the shop and got to fitting it into where the old navigation and Bose stereo used to be. The gauges fitted into the pod are temporary for fitment purposes only.

 

Check it out:

 

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http://www.AlexVillabrille.com

 

If you go to the blog page you can click on all the pictures to view them in full size.

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Carbon? To cover the area where I took the radio out of my car I just got the think cardboard found on the backings of drawing pads, cut it to shape, spray painted it black, screwed in over the opening and nobody is ever the wiser. lol. They never realize its just cardboard until I knock on it.

 

I love how the car is turning out so far. I've never got to see a VQ in person but I was thinking the VQ would be shorter since it would only be like 3 cylinders long instead of like the SR being 4 cylinders long. Was I wrong?

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You're not wrong but with the way that they designed the intake manifold we would have had to go off and make a custom intake manifold in order to set the engine further back against the firewall like we did with the SR.

 

Plus the cost of building the VQ and force inducting it as well.

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Yeah, that makes sense. I forgot how the intake was designed. I agree with the cost of building and turboing it would be outrageously high. Even if the prices for the parts were the same as for the SR, it would still be buying 6 connecting rods instead of 4, 6 pistons instead of 4, 6 injectors instead of 4.

 

But I also like displacement. I want to have a turbo VQ35 powered something (no idea what) one day. I'm not focusing on that though, all my brain power and man-power is going into my Z. lol. Thats not the only engine either. I want to do something with a SR, a CA, and a KA. I love all of them. I'd also like to build a LSX, RB, 13B, and see how much power I can get out of one of those big ol' deisels. I also want to have a AWD car one day, either a custom creation or an EVO. I actually have quite a few custom creation ideas drawn up, but I'm not doing anything towards them until after I have my Z the way I want it.

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Chet at Galek Motorsports came through with the ETB Instruments DigiDash 2 Lite. It finally arrived today after such a long time in deciding what we were going to do with the central gauge setup.

 

We will have it installed and wired as soon as the rest of the sensors come in the mail and get some new lit up pictures! Dont forget that if you go to the blog page you can view the pictures in full size when you click on them.

 

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http://www.AlexVillabrille.com

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I love the idea mainly for the weight factor. Having less weight on the front end will give it more natural oversteer, or lessen understeer depending on the car, in the corner. That's why I'm shooting for a 45/55 F/R on my car.

 

i thought it was the opposite. please correct me if im wrong but i thought more weight up front would increase oversteer since weight is transferred to the front during braking and therefore unloading the rear suspension causing oversteer.

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i thought it was the opposite. please correct me if im wrong but i thought more weight up front would increase oversteer since weight is transferred to the front during braking and therefore unloading the rear suspension causing oversteer.

 

All you have to do is look at the cars really. A Porsche 911 is a rear engine (most weight in the rear) and it's notorious for oversteering too much. Then you can look at the old American muscle cars, they're really front heavy because of the all iron V8s and they understeer. Of course its about how you tune the suspension too.

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I know I haven’t lived up to my word in supplying updates for this build but we have been hard at work trust me! UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The entire blog post can be viewed at http://www.alexvillabrille.com

 

Here is a preview:

“…KA24 510 tuned but ended up blowing the motor due to tuner error :/ We brought the car back, pulled the KA24 and swapped in an SR20det instead…â€

 

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“…new brakes for the 350z track car (Wilwood 6-piston front and 4-piston rear), new front windshield installed, as well as painting the roof…â€

 

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