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  1. Why are viewers not giving likes here?
  2. US Shift also do a controller but for the Ford version the 2011+ 6R80, which I know nothing about, including if it retains engine braking.
  3. Mmmmmm, nice, what engine bay air extraction system does the car have? It's sooo important, both from a cooling and aero aspect to get that air out from there, at least as much as it comes in through the front. The design of which will challenge your original look requirement.
  4. Thread revive. Looking again at a ZF 6HP26/28 trans, it's viability has improved in that a bell housing adapter is now available for the LS as is a mickey mouse controller, the HGT GCU. Apparently these ZF boxes are exclusively trick inside in that shift speeds can be adjusted to near instantaneous. The car is a 280ZX 2+0 built for circuit racing.
  5. Thanks Miles for your information.
  6. Enough of the show pics, get it out on a road course with in-car video and lots of 'wows!'
  7. Change the switch over to the + side, that's where they usually go in my experience.
  8. How about assisting the OP instead of bugging him with questions, he still have to finish it FFS. For positive attention this topic would have been better off in Member's Projects.
  9. In my country there is a procedure to go through which involves the supplier before any CC money is refunded but I guess that there has to be a time limit, that makes sense. There are also small claims facilities but these are only viable if it's worthwhile which it's not for,say, under $1000. This has happened to me where I worked out that my $650 claim was not worth the cost and effort. All this is why I like using Paypal, I buy lots of stuff and have found that the Paypal dispute system works well.
  10. The world is going mad, seriously, what a bummer. But I'd be pressuring the CC people, what has time got to do with a claim like this?
  11. Yes, we need the Z to still look like a Z so subtle changes that actually work are extra cool. If the car is configured to run air from underneath front to back and use it to improve aero, other than via the usual obvious diffuser, then that would definitely be extra cool.
  12. Australia again, the first BRE customer 240Z rips it up at my local circuit where LHD puts the driver at a bit of a disadvantage, not that you'd notice..
  13. it needs to go on a dyno which will provide all the info you need plus give a power starting point for further tuning.
  14. That could work to fill in the low pressure area at the back then again wheel wells are low pressure areas too. Tricky.
  15. As a general observation I don't understand why inevitably aftermarket suspension suppliers don't publish any changes they make over stock specs and the reasons for such changes. It would save so much questioning plus add credibility to their products.
  16. Your option 2 would be fine to 300 whp only, drags and drifting excluded, a Z32 box is fine for 400 whp, you will need a R200 diff with suitable CV axles. Plenty of LSD options, my choice would be the most expensive (as usual) a OS.Giken. 400 whp can get quite expensive for it to all hold together and take a bit of abuse.
  17. Go with your first choice, the 4x114 to 5x114 adaptors. As you said they are available in the thicknesses you need and are a structurally sound option.
  18. My dreams exceed my capacity so this idea has been put to bed. But there is a turbo version of the Mazda 2.5 which obviously has a lot of potential, if I was proceeding that would be a favourite.
  19. OK, no Z this time, one of my favourite cars at the Nurburgring.
  20. That's one of the good things about the US, if it works there is no need to change. Elsewhere there is too much trendy keeping up with the latest, good or bad, appropriate or not.
  21. What you have done is better, it's added very little extra weight while adding considerable strength where needed.
  22. Manuals are so yesterday, get a DCT conversion, it will shift faster than you can and they are not relatively heavy. Particularly compared with a CD009 lump. That's if you want the best performance option, what is the point in handicapping a good engine with a less than optimal transmission?
  23. I'm liking what has been done here and the thought process involved. Keep going. What was done to my sills/rockers was to simply run some square tube underneath against the pinch weld flange and weld it in place. Makes jacking easy too anywhere along it.
  24. Seems like you have not made a decision yet on door area impact strength. My decision was to go with composite doors incorporating a separate light weight tube steel frame to connect to the hinges from the latch. The doors were then filled as far as practical with foam which cushions and spreads impact. Importantly the car has a basic cage which adds to impact protection and stiffens the body too. So what I suggest is deciding if the car is going to have a cage and go from there. I'm quite confident that my setup will provide excellent protection.
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