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Nurgleton last won the day on February 18

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  1. Thanks! Yea most of the Zs around here are piles of rust haha. We have a decent amount running around down here in Cincy.
  2. The weather here finally broke and I have been able to get pretty much everything removed from the rear. I removed the entire strut assembly and took it to a friend's shop to press the stub axle out. I cleaned everything up nice and the new wheel bearings are in. I decided to clean up the hub areas on both rear struts and spray them black as well. The diff is now out and going to another friend's shop to get the M-Factory LSD installed along with the finned diff cover. Once I have that back, I can start putting everything back together with the Arizona Z Car diff mounts and get the T3 rear brake kit installed. I've been collecting a lot of parts over the past few weeks to finish the rear end build. I took a massive step and picked up my LS1 2 weeks ago. It was a pull-out of a 2000 Trans Am with 85k miles on it. Unfortunately, there are signs of carbon build up under the valve covers. I didn't like seeing that, but the price was right and the engine is getting refreshed during the summer anyway. The ricer in me wanted a new steering wheel, so I grabbed a Renown USA x Speedhunters leather wheel. The Viilante wheel I have now is nice, but I'm not a fan of suede. Still need to order the rear mount rear sway bar, and wilwood prop valve. I've also decided to install the Techno Versions diff mount in preparation for the swap next winter. I keep getting overwhelmed with how much work lies ahead...especially when I consider what I still have to buy to make everything happen. Just gotta keep my eyes on the prize.
  3. Just a heads up, Wolf Creek/Futofab came out with 108mm versions that will handle higher power output. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to use these or the DSS on my on build. Didn't realize the adapters were causing fitment issues on the DSS... Larger Futofab/Wolf Creek kit. In regards to that video of the couple working on that 280z, they are using the OEM rear LCAs, which is where the DSS fitment came into place. Fitment might not be an issue when using T3 or Apex rear LCAs.
  4. Here are a few pictures of my current set up, which is temporary. Using old JPN Garage fenders on 16x9 -15 rota grid v wheels. Using toyo R888R tires on 245/45/16. I also using a 1-inch bolt on spacer.
  5. Not much to report as the weather in the mid-west has been less than desirable. I got all of the drum brake parts removed and realized that my driver's side rear wheel bearing is starting to go bad. I attempted to use my slide hammer but have been unsuccessful with getting the stub axle removed. I'm waiting for a warmer day (anything above 50*) to take a space heater out there to warm up that area, blow torch it a bit, and then use the slide hammer again. Several parts arrived in January, which is always exciting. I snagged the AZC Mustache bar and brace used for about $250 less than retail. I was also able to find and buy a really clean finned diff cover, which pretty much completed the rear diff set up. At this point, it feels like I'll never have the rear end work done in time to drive the car in the spring, but I'll keep pushing through. I attached some pictures of the new parts below. I haven't mentioned this in my past posts, but I'm the outside sales manager at C&R Racing. I'm personally working on product development for many different platforms, including swapped S30s. The engineers and I are working on a dual pass set up that will work with both LS and RB/JZ swaps. I can keep everyone posted on that development in this thread.
  6. Looking good! I love that red more and more every time you post it.
  7. Thanks for the feedback guys! I already have 280z stubs so maybe ill be ok in the short term.
  8. I haven't had much time to work on the car over the past few weeks. Shortly after posting the picture of the installed caliper and rotor, I noticed that the rotor was facing the wrong way. Got that corrected and the other front caliper installed and now working on the rears. Will post some weight differences for the rear in the next post when I have all the drum brake parts removed. My G nose set up from restored.jp came in a few weeks ago and the MFactory LSD showed up this week. Just waiting on the finned diff cover to come in so I can get the LSD installed. Also have AZC Mustache bar and brace coming in shortly. Once I have the majority of this installed and finished, I'll be ordering a set of Wolk Creek/Futofab axles. From what I've read and seen, this set up should be strong enough to handle my power goals (400-450ish), with the stubs being the weak point. Any feedback from more experienced members would be greatly appreciated though!
  9. Viilante 330mm suede wheel. Came with the car when I bought it and tempted to go with a leather wheel in the future.
  10. CXRacing is doing 12% with their promo code that lasts until 12/2.
  11. Thanks! The flares were put on by the previous owner and I believe they are old JPN garage flares. I'm trying to make them last until I go to the next phase of the exterior, but the quality is not very good tbh. Yep 16x9 -15 all four corners. I am using 1-inch bolt on spacers on all 4 corners though.
  12. Started working on the front brakes over the weekend. I was able to get everything installed on the front passenger side except for the lines. I also installed a T3 roll center adjuster on that side as well. My original intention was to replace all of the brake lines throughout the car but I took about an hour to inspect everything before install and was surprised how good they looked. I guess I'll hold off on that for now. There is so little detailed information on the T3 brake kits out there, so I decided to take comparison shots of everything and record the weight of everything compared to stock. As you can see below, there is quite a big difference when comparing the front calipers and rotors. For those wondering, the T3 set up is 2.8 lbs lighter on each corner up front. I will post the weight difference for the rear as soon as I can. Once I finished the install, I test-fitted a wheel so I could see what everything would look like. Going out of town for Thanksgiving, so I wont get to work on this for a few weeks. The G-nose is coming in on Wednesday, and will post pictures of that once I unpack everything to make sure nothing got damaged in shipping. I hope everything has a great Thanksgiving and long weekend!
  13. Very interested to see how things go with the electric power steering, as I'm considering the same thing down the road.
  14. Back from the dead! Thank god. I really love this build and want to see how the rest of it goes. What frame rails are you using?
  15. Yea i have the g nose from restored.jp coming in next week. Ill post some pictures of that and the T3 front and rear Wilwood brake kits that just came in.
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