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  • Birthday 09/29/1984

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  1. Unfortunatley I'm going to have to sell the 280zx. If anyone is interested please let me know!
  2. Yeah I agree. We may end up just going more basic this year anyway just because of time.
  3. I'm am still studying the "why" it is a good idea. From what I know now it acts like a diffuser for the front of the car helping to add downforce for the front of the car. I'm still learning, but while I was working on the plans I figured I'd copy a few le mans prototypes.
  4. Next we got approval from our "official" Mishimoto mascot. Then replaced the front suspension support with a piece alot stronger and slightly less bent then the original. Added our moch up L28 and started fitting the radiator and our new mishimoto intercooler. Our oil cooler isn't going to fit where we had planned so our oil cooler location and splitter/under tray design are going to be changed quite a bit. Details on that coming soon
  5. Got the bottom finished and painted. Onto the engine bay
  6. I'm planning on taking it out the side skirt since that will be the easiest. It'll be interesting to see how everything fits once its all in place.
  7. Nice! That aluminum wing looks pretty awesome. One of my friends from the Pikes Peak Hill Climb built his own carbon wing following the above procedure - but he actually spent quite a bit of time researching the best shape. On the last page of his build it shows the current wing. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=271303&page=9
  8. Oh yeah, and here are the designs for the front end. We are making molds of all the new body work if people are interested down the road. from
  9. Here are some pictures from this years Hill Climb... good inspiration! I'm just glad these cars won't be in my class!
  10. In order to do things right we have stripped everything out again and are taking off all the undercoating, cleaning up any rust and stitch welding the whole chassis. So far things are going really well. We picked up alot of supplies this week to change some of the body work and improve the aerodynamics. Here is some of the CAD work for our front splitter design.
  11. Here are some awesome instructions on making your own rear wing. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1306900-Foam-Carbon-Fiber-Wing-DIY Fairly easy for a pretty awesome result.
  12. When I got to bama I did almost nothing on the zx besides get it painted, add a splitter, and rev it up to impress people. It does look good though. So after several years I moved back to Colorado - with my southern belle. Since coming back I've realized that SCCA Club Racing, while fun, it is ridiculously expensive with no exposure and incentive for sponsors. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb however is right in my backyard, relatively cheap, with HUGE exposure. Its a one week commitment verses a 9+ race season. So with those thoughts in mind my long time friends and team members and I started turning the car into a Hill Climb car. I would like to run the car at autocross and track days again to be able to enjoy it! The 280zx was originally going to get a vq40 that my friend had laying around - but the 4.0 is actually a really really tall motor that won't fit in the space we had. In order to make the power we want on the budget we have with are taking the L28 back to turbo again. We already have awesome engine internals with a highly developed head, so we should make some good HP numbers. More to come tomorrow...
  13. After one full season in the Rocky Mountain Region I decided I wanted to change to SCCA Club Racing and really step the cars capabilities. So began alot of work with Jeff Winters at Rallye-Sport in Denver. We switched back to NA because of rules and made as much power as possible. Jeff redid my suspension to make everything wider and fully adjustable. I also switched to a complete fiberglass body. I ran it for one test day at Pueblo Motorsports Park w/o the bodywork before moving to Alabama (and running out of money).
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