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  1. At last count we had 54 Z cars signed up for track action, at least 45 of those would be S30's which has to be some sort of world record. Furriners are invited, don't think we have any yet, you won't get run off the track or anything LOL.
  2. Yeah, maybe search '280ZX suspension' because the person who sold those did stuff for the S130 like brakes too.
  3. ABS delete on mine it's all gone, engine has a larger aluminium sump but no aftermarket engine oil cooler which is perhaps why it has a oil temp gauge, diff has received a lot of attention. It came with a manual switched pumped cooler and now has a clutch type LSD, NISMO cover and a thermo switch to control the pump. Plus have done lots of detail things like fitting magnetic drain plugs front to back.
  4. Wide from where to where? You may be better of looking for a dimension plan drawing for the 350Z.
  5. A car model that makes a good drift car makes a good circuit car.
  6. Bought a Z33 race car, doing preventable maintenance checks and all looks good so far. Should have done this ages ago rather than spend forever on a project race car get something that is ready to go and work on a project on the side.
  7. The problem for informative forums like his 'grate sight' is that people come for the information and then yak about it on social media without contributing here. In other words this site is used but not replenished.
  8. Didn't think that the Z33 had rev match, so was it a bit slow? I prefer the look of the Z33 and that's crucial for a race car LOL.
  9. They look great but I don't know why they are so expensive.
  10. To ship to 4370, Australia, it's not hard to do, pay by Paypal. By 'gear set' I mean just the crown wheel and pinion which means that it would be easy to pack. PM best, cheers, Richard.
  11. It's basically the same as what came OE behind SR20's so it should fit but chasing unusual auto applications gets very frustrating, the good shops have heaps of regular work and don't have to spend the time sorting out something different while those that may be good but you're not sure want to mortgage your vital body parts in payment.
  12. Thanks Gollum, I had a feeling that you would come up with something interesting and practical.
  13. So, a Honda 2000 engine and gearbox? I like the sound of that, BUT, will the gearbox handle turbo power? I know that you said that the transmission is fine but how fine? I'm thinking that 400 horses at the wheels would be tops. A budget engine rebuild would be lower compression pistons and stock everything else? Wonder how it would go with E85 fuel with the stock pistons?
  14. Thanks fellas for the very useful contributions, cheers. I should have mentioned that using an auto trans is a option but weight is crucial with this project, at present I'm looking at what autos may bolt up to a SR20DET, the manual option for it would be the Silvia gearbox with a close ratio Kameari gear set which is the sensible option. But 'sensible' does not always win LOL
  15. That's the automatic transmission used in the Z31 300ZX and other Nissans of that vintage, I can get one good to hold 450 hp with full engine braking and convertible to full manual shift, no electronics. But first I have to know if it will bolt straight up to a SR20, anyone know?
  16. A bump for this monster project, have been thinking about putting a stock configuration VQ30DET into the circuit racer 280ZX but it looks like the engine will not go far enough back for the sump to clear the Xmember.
  17. And the effective length of a bend is different to a straight anyway.
  18. Say around 400whp capable with a rear drive gearbox that will handle such power, a Mustang Ecoboost would do but virtually unavailable in Straya so back to square one. Spending too much money on the other project so this would be a 'done properly but not lavishly' thing for circuit racing so no crate engine, used Japanese preferred but not essential. Thinking that someone here may just have experience with a not so popular engine that goes better than it looks.
  19. Thanks fellas, will pass the contributed info on to him. Link to cryogenic treated rotor info for those interested http://www.frozenrotors.com/about/why-deep-cryogenics/
  20. Have used the Carbotech XP10 compound on my race car and have recommended them. But yes, the racing class my friend runs in requires the use of standard OE brakes, he is improving the usual stuff like cooling and compounds but there are also more subtle possibilities like shims made of ? to reduce pad/bucket heat transfer, modifications to the OE parts, heat/freeze treated rotors, heat extracting wheels and so on. He has to use 14x6 period style wheels. It's all about attention to detail with his car class.
  21. Back in the Z glory days, boy did Nissan miss an opportunity to be a real sports car maker to rival Porsche like they used to.
  22. Welding the diff puts more stress on the rest of the drivetrain of course, I thought that drifters used a specific clutch type limited slip diff. Going cheap usually does not work the best.
  23. Friend of mine has to use standard brakes on his historic race S30 and of course they are inadequate. Putting this up in case some old school racer has some tricks on how to make them work longer, we know the usual stuff but perhaps there is something that is ........ trick
  24. That Ford Performance kit looks the go, in my book that sort of equipment is essential if available, problems in that engine control area can cost heaps to diagnose and fix let alone the frustration and trying to find someone who can do it. Time is better spent on building the race car.
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