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  1. Even if 100 people commited to purchase, its still tiny small numbers vs an OEM production. Its got to be done out of passion and at least not to lose money. This is why this is such a huge acomplisment for someone like Derek, We are fortunate the passion runs deep. I cant imagine the hours of "un-billed" time
  2. No English version I could find, but they show some pictures of the concepts they are working on
  3. Has anybody else seen this video yet? It's JMC announcing more new cylinder heads for the L series. The FIA/Safari head a twin cam head, s20 head and another L series head. what do you guys think? I wish they did a LY head, with modern chambers and ports
  4. You’ll lose nothing in my opinion, Fuel injection has a tunable acceleration feature just like a pump on the Webbers. I ditched mine for fuel injection and it was way better everywhere and no hundreds of dollars to make a jetting change, just a few click on the keyboard to make changes and tune it. I would never go back.
  5. In the past when I would bench and smooth out casting lines in parts you would always see the smooth ground areas in contrast to the original casting finish. What I would do is blast it with a heavy 36 grit aluminum oxide to add even texture on the entire part, then Vapor hone it to brighten it up. It looks great, almost as if it were originally cast like that. So something to consider vs just glass bead if you decide to smooth out any of the maching marks and go with a more classic cast look.
  6. Looking good to me, lets see some detail shots of the machining that you are not happy with. Are you going to bench it down? Whats your plan for filters?
  7. The quality looks great, so good way to do it. The cost of materials in the USA, particularly in California, makes it uncompetitive even compared to other parts of the country. It's likely that the material costs alone here are as high as what you paid for the finished part. Its why I just make parts for myself anymore. I have to justify the time and cost with love of doing it as a hobby
  8. I still check in once in a while and still work on my cars all the time, but it bumms me out that its so quiet around here anymore. Im not a social media guy or have time to produce youtube videos for self promothion, so I just quietly enjoy my projects and keep busy. Seems all the forums for cars and motorcycles I use to participate in are pretty quiet. Times change, but not all of us follow along. Thanks for all the help along the way
  9. Ahhh, I thought you were programming and maching it, I was going to say nice work, not an easy part to program. Are you paying them based off 1 part? I assume the time to program and tool is a bigger expense than machine time? I'm in the same boat, I wish I could find a nice set-up for my NA car but nothing makes me happy. I might have to make one myself as well.
  10. Here are some final assembly pics of the NA car Rear brakes. I had to take the OEM Z31 backing plate and cut the spot rivets holding this parking brake cable guide on. I then had to shorten it and weld on a new front mounting point. I ground the welds all nice so it looked OEM and then replated it in Yellow Zink. In the second picture you can see where I press fit in some stainless steel rivots, just sitting proud of the surface. This is where the "feet" on the parking brake shoes hit, and a little dab of grease should keep them smooth and quiet without worry of wear on the aliminum I next had to make a custom boss that will screw in to the new backing plate. This is the pivot and load point for the parking brake shoes. So I turned it out of 4140 steel, Yellow Zink plated it and threaded it into the backing plate with Red Loctite. Then I could re-assemble the stub axle and companion flange. These parts came out nice with a Zink plating on all the mating surfaces and powder-coating everywhere else. They should stay nice for a while. You can see the mounting bolts for the new backing pates. This is what the caliper looks like mounted with the Z-31 rotor Installed the parking brake shoes, springs, adjusters, ect. All fit up just like OEM Some final shots of the plates all assembled. I think they came out looking cool, kinda morphing from the struts hub shape to the mounting ears of the calipers. The look will be very clean IMO
  11. Those look nice, whats you plan for MAP sensor, Brake booster, ect. Are you going to build a "log" to tie all the cylinders together?
  12. Finally finished both L&R of the new rear Backing plates for the NA car. These are adapters that allow me to use a Z31 parking brake system and z31 rotor with Z32 aluminum 2 piston calipers and bolt it all on to a stock 240z strut. Yep it all works. For fun I took some pics of the machining steps to show what it took to make them from billet and finish them up. This is the first operation that mills the side to mount all the parking brake shoes and hardware. Comes out of a 8"x8.5"x2" thick piece of billet. Some detail of the surface machining and stepover of the cutting tool to make for a smooth finish After the first operation is complete the part needs to be flipped and held to machine the backside. I made a simple fixture plate that held the part by registered with 3 mounting holes and a single center screw to hold it down. This is the fixture plate. And this is the part after the first OP held tot he fixture plate ready to machine the second OP This is the part after the second aoperation is complete. About 2 hours of run time. You could go faster, but I wanted small step-over lines so it would not need any hand finishing After washing it and prepping it for a Alodine finish, here is the part as machined Final finish is a 5 second dip in the Alodine which gives it a goldish iridescent finish, then I sprayed it with a clear Cerakote to keep it looking good and easy cleaning And this is the final part. Next need to make a few small parts and the parking brake cable
  13. I agree, I like looking at a chunk of billet and thinking anything I can imagine is in there, I just need to figure out how to get to it.
  14. And some final shots of the assembly, along with a comparison to the Turbo car set-up shown previously
  15. Here are some pics of the calipers I got from Ebay Japan. I ended up doing a complete rebuild with a nice Tungsten grey Cerakote finish and post machined Nissan logo. New pistons, seals and all freshly replated hardware with Stop-Tech pads
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