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gregkring

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  1. back to the transmission. What clutch slave cylinder and lines did you use? I am doing a L6 with JWT 6 speed, but the conversion kit type lines don't fit inside the bell housing. I don't want to use a stock one as they are bad plus having to figure out how to convert the hydraulic lines.
  2. Obviously that will not work due to my location. Probably not much call for an auto trans, but I can use the bellhousing. If you can see fit to help a fellow Z'er I can cover shipping. If you don't want to then it's cool and I will keep looking.
  3. will take transmission. Only need housing, you can keep/resell the rest
  4. anytime I see boost falling with RPM I would check valve spring pressure as well. Especially if it is stock springs with that cam. A little play on a turbo is fine and won't cause dropping boost, but it is you doing the wiggling so I can't judge that. Feeling it move is one thing, but hearing it move by hand is definitely bad.
  5. This is your late Christmas present. There are so many threads on rims this one should go to the tool shed. However, All the rims you listed will work, but won't give you max tire size. I have a 71 with BC coilovers. I went with 17X8 and 225/45/17 tires. The rims were Rota RKR with a 4 offset. If they made the rims with more offset (+10) I could have fit a 8.5 on the rear with no rubbing. You do not want negative at all for stock fenders. That is for guys with flares. You need positive offset to push the rim towards the coilovers to get a wider tire in there. If lip is more
  6. Did it. Not a bolt on deal, but easier than a LS1 swap! Nobody here should be scared. rear parking hat brakes
  7. About &950 with shipping, series one available next month. No mention of free shipping when I contacted them. Just glad to finally have an option over the $2000 legendary dashes wants to redo one. Anybody need a new dash cap? Greg
  8. just to go on record I am in for one of the kits, but have not heard back how to confirm. I don't have a running car, but am ready to install engine and trans if that helps. Waiting on this trans kit has been one of the many reasons I have procrastinated. I have a series 1 so the trans mount will be different anyway. I did email you direct, but as busy as you are I don't expect quick answers. Does the custom flywheel use the 225 mm regular or the 250 mm turbo and 2+2 larger clutch diameter? Thanks, Greg
  9. I have one, but can't remember what I paid for it years ago. Still holding out for the 6 speed adapter.
  10. I messaged you on Facebook. Was wanting to try your adapter with the VQ37 6 speeds. I happen to have a couple good ones already. Lots of shifter, hydraulic clutch, and throwout bearing kits and spacers out there for the IS300 and supra conversions. Would love to mix and match on the Z car. The hydraulic clutch spacers makeup for the adapter, just need the starter addressed. Greg
  11. Tim, did you get your bellhousing yet?
  12. very impressive. Everything that company does has been top notch and priced reasonable.
  13. I would be in on one. I was toying with the same idea as you. So would the RB26 work if holes were slotted? I don't care about SFI rating. I also thought it was pretty close and willing to try one out. If I had a T56 ready I would have tried it out. I actually had one of the RB26 bellhousings in the shopping cart of Summit and backed out at the last minute. I keep holding out for Hokes conversion kit. I am parts manager of the largest Infiniti dealership in the nation so I can get ahold of the CD009 easily. I'd rather use a GM 6 speed as more stuff is available including mechanical speedo.
  14. I just ordered a set as well. Little pricey, but very cool. I also think I can modify them easier to move the engine back an inch. Every little bit will help with fan clearance!
  15. close. That kit is for the 2.36 offset brakes. Our cars have short offsets, closer to 1.9 inches. You need to use the parking brake kit from the 2 inch offset bronco kit. http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitsProdRear.aspx?itemno=140-13733-DR You can only use the parking brake kit portion, unless you have 5 lug hubs. The rotors that come in the kit are multiple pattern 5 lug ones. No room to redrill for 4 lug. I used the wilwood "blanks" instead. http://www.wilwood.com/Rotors/RotorProd.aspx?itemno=160-6868 You can also get drilled and slotted versions. I was wanting just slotte
  16. Been working on this for awhile. I previously had 81 280zx discs which worked fine, but were plain, ugly, nonvented, and the parking brake cable routing was poor. I have looked at all the popular conversions. while they all work fine, they floating caliper style definitely aren't sexy. All the fixed calipers either have no parking brake (unsafe and inconvenient) or have a separate spot caliper that is not my preference. There is the one "rally style" modified wilwood out there, but I have no idea if it actually works well. I wanted to go with the internal parking brake inside the roto
  17. Ed Pink has been doing some of the work on the newman racecars owned by Adam Carolla. Definitely well known in the domestic world.
  18. Bang for the buck? That braille battery is $600. Promising 3 to 5 years longer than a lead battery, but it only has a 1 year warranty and 2 year prorated "available" after that. My cheesy autozone or walmart batteries have at least 3 year free replacements. I would bet that is why someone would go a little bit larger than a stock z car battery. As you say for daily drivers it is no problem to keep the battyer charged and ready to go. On the flip side the lithium batteries are very cool. I keep a small lithium jumpbox in my daily truck and it works awesome. I can agree they are great mo
  19. 2 things, First, you think the guy filed the claim before the video came out? Very likely. The vid makes it look like he was playing with himself or the radio while driving and ran off the road. Unfortunately a lake happened to be there. When it came time to file a claim he probably made the fatal error of making up a less embarassing excuse than I ran my million dollar car into a lake by mistake. Second, the policy he had was a classic car policy with restrictions. Car was insured for travelling from show to show or display only. Not for running errands around town or cruising. Basica
  20. All you need to worry about is having a decent tune to get the engine fired quickly and cleanly. I am assuming the engine builder put plenty of assembly lube on everything. Pull plugs and crank motor over to get oil pressure quickly. Make sure injectors are not firing and flooding the motor by unplugging ECM fuse or injectors. Once you have oil pressure put everything back together and fire it up. I prefer to run until it reaches operating temp, then drain and change oil and filter and go have fun.
  21. Two people can do it. As easy as the suspension is to remove at that point you may leave it all in and jsut remove it at the shop. Three nuts on each strut and 4 bolts on the crossmember and the tension rod nuts and the front falls away. The rear is even easier. I would buy the rotisserie anyway. If you are wanting to blast the bottom it will be so much easier. Think of how much tme you are going to spend on your back restoring that underside. You will get at leasy 80% of the cost of the rotisserie back when you sell it so think of it as a rental. I have rented mine out to local enthusia
  22. Don't waste your money on this panel. It is almost perfectly flat and the two pads for the bumper mount are not stamped deep enough at all. We had to slice and dice the panel to get it to curve in both directions to fit the car. The bumper pads had to be cut on three sides to allow the panel to conform. Other than the stamping impression in the middle you are better off starting with a flat piece of sheetmetal for $20. To add insult to injury I found a supplier $100 cheaper than Motorsport for this piece. http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/240z.html In this case I got it fast, but
  23. Well, the panel showed up today. It shipped on Monday, the same day I ordered it. Looks like Motorsport was confused and telling me it was on backorder, meanwhile it was already on the way! I'll forgive the mistake this time since it was in my favor. I will say their customer service has always been great. I can forgive their higher prices as long as I get the delivery and service. There is good, fast, and cheap and you only get to pick two.
  24. They supply the top panel and other pieces to motorsport, but not this piece. They offered to make one if they can get a good one to start with. I obviously don't have that much time to wait. Mine actually looks pretty good, but the paint is starting to bubble at the spot welds and I would rather replace than repair if possible. I don't want to hold up the body guy for a month waiting on this panel, however. Greg
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