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  1. My shifter had a reverse lockout as well, I think most do, but with a weighted shift knob to push down on the lock out spring and extra leverage, it actually isn't hard to push past. I never engaged reverse, but more than once I've felt the shifter slip under the bar.
  2. You can undo the short throw by using a longer shifter with an extension rod. I feel you on what you are saying some of the shifts with the CD009 are sketchy and hard to tell especially with a short shifter and a soft transmission/motor mount. My fear was always somehow missing 5th or 6th and slipping into reverse (forget which way it goes).
  3. Will say your transmission looks really nice and centered with what looks like the stock hole no less.
  4. Bruno makes a controller that is automatic based on I think a GPS module feeding the VSS, but he didn't recommend it for sport driving since the rate would get easier as you braked for a corner making it harder to modulate linearly. I have heard additional caster can help with centering somewhat. The failsafe setting on the toyota ones are constant on. At speed you hardly need any assist so that was unappealing to me personally.
  5. SC300 hose on the passenger side for sure, I think it needs a bit of a twist, so I cut it and used a coupler. Inlet was really simple I think it was an SC300 hose as well if not the stock datsun hose.
  6. If it is what I think it is, I think the first time my fix was to fill in the hole with jb weld, let it set, then file it down to size. I think devcon steel putty would probably be better since JB still has a bit of flex. In the end the key was just super loose and I couldn't get it rekeyed so I picked up some aftermarket assemblies.
  7. Saturn Vue motors are popular. @Ben280 has one in his car that is a very clean and simple install. My first set I made a hybrid, because I wanted a column that could collapse in an accident. For the second set I figured out you could do it much cheaper if you just cut and weld where you need and even easier if you ignore the safety features, granted I wouldn't run that unless you were running harnesses.
  8. I forgot that car existed! Granted I think I like the sound of sidedrafts over ITB's.
  9. OEM seals are used on 1000hp builds so power level isn't much of a concern. Interesting point with the trans, you are running less weight and not much power so a W58 may be perfectly fine. If you do oil pump, worth looking into modified ones with front seal retainers. I did a whole write up on the FMS, differences between the seals and how I think it should be installed, but everyone has their own opinion. Also make sure to run good crank case venting. You won't have the normal problem with pressurizing the crank case, but you will have the problem of not having much of a vacuum source unless you can tie all the runners together. Ooh does danst make a conversion manifold? I think this would honestly be inline with my next build now that I've more or less scratched the turbo monkey. I'd hope for something fairly high compression, maybe even keep the VVTI, and throw in some balancing and try and run the motor a bit more towards higher RPM. That would probably involve crank cradle and all sorts of balancing, but one can dream. Would love to see how you get along. Keep us updated!
  10. Bummer, it seems design wise they were among the forefront. Manufacturing problems aside, I wonder if it is a case of being overwhelmed and refusing to hire staff, or if it is a case of having margins so small they can't afford to. @Zetsaz for consideration.
  11. Yes, duckbill would sell like hotcakes. Seems a bit too tall as well, and I'm not sure I love what they did with the rear end. I'd love to see the Nismo spec sport some ZG flares as an homage. I think it is a step in the right direction. If the 400Z got even wider and bigger than the 370Z, I think that would have really jumped the shark. I'm hoping for something ala mustang. Cheesy throwback for popularity and slowly work on it and more importantly flatten/proportion work until they get something like what the new mustangs are. Definitely bigger parked next to a classic, but still look proportionately right. 3 generations to hopefully get it right. I hope this inspires them and gets enough interest to make bringing back that 510 throwback a reality.
  12. Not as relevant to I think many on this forum, but Nissan released new images and details about the upcoming replacement. Looks like they are trying to head more towards the 240z and thinning down as well as offering a manual and a factory turbo option. https://www.caranddriver.com/nissan/400z Edit: I goofed... if someone can move this to the non-tech section that would be appreciated.
  13. I'd go slightly bigger just so you can comfortably reach everything and get tools etc in there, although a spare storage cover would look like it definitely belonged.
  14. Can't wait to see it come together again. Keep them updates coming!
  15. I see. Perhaps they just have a larger buffer room and those two cylinders fell just shy of it so they chose to run sleeves rather than being forced to. Please keep us updated on your journey!
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