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Everything posted by johnc

  1. 2mn is a little over 1/16th of an inch. It's well within the margin of error if you're measuring to tires. If everything is being measured to metal the 2mm is an error to be concerned about.
  2. You can also slot the mounting holes in the front diff cross member and the top mounting holes on the rear transverse link braces. You should be able to move things around enough to eliminate the 2mm thrust.
  3. You gear the car to hit the HP peak at the end of the longest straight in the car's highest gear.
  4. A factory quality single stage paint job is $15K here in California. A full restoration on a S30 is over $50K if you're paying someone to do it.
  5. I wouldn't coat them to sell. Media blast inside and out, paint with high temp, and then bake in the oven. You can get $500 for the comp headers if you do that. I would do the same with the Hooker headers and then talk with Chuck.
  6. There is a date stamp for the 1969 cars, but your point is correct. There really is no separation in the S30 series. Ultimately if buyers are willing to pay more for a 1969 build car or a car with vertical defroster lines and hatch vents then the market itself is making the categories.
  7. Not worth it for a street car. You have to make engine and trans mounts, cut the floor pan under the gas pedal for header clearance, modify the steering rack mount (if you lower the engine), shorten the driveshaft, make new radiator hose, and modify the throttle linkage.
  8. The whole Series 1 thing is a seller marketing trick. It's a early Z. There's no such distinction as part of Nissans manufacturing and model release history. Changes were made to the cars throughout the production timeline. Condition is far more important to the cars value then when it was built (except for the S30s build in 1969).
  9. $500 depending on condition. Post pics.
  10. The customer hated the ACT clutch. Car was driven very hard and drifted (customer is in the UAE). He had issues with the hydraulics and the shift fork when the clutch got hot. The clutch chattered real bad. He sent me the trans, flywheel, clutch, and PP. I setup the OSG unit with an annular release.
  11. A carbon/carbon multi disk especially in 7.25" is pretty mellow for street use. Less pedal pressure then the beefed up single disk clutches. OS Giken has some really nice clutch/flywheel combos for the LGata engines. I swapped out the nightmare ACT 6 puck on this car for the OS Giken twin disk unit and the car was much more driveable: http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/sr20det-240z/
  12. Quartermaster 7.25" double disk of 5.5" triple disk.
  13. No. Most folks are pretty unrealistic in the 240Z pricing. Things will settle down next year.
  14. Is it binding in rotation or is it binding as you compress the strut (not enough angular range)?
  15. Mike at classiczcars. com used to sell reprints from the parts microfiche.
  16. Properly tuned the flat tops can outperform tuned round tops. But the parts situation makes that a moot point.
  17. Gallardo would be my choice for an up and coming collector Supercar. Good cars are selling for $75K to $100K and they are the first Audi designed Lambo. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lamborghini-Gallardo-Base-Coupe-2-Door-/182072070219 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lamborghini-Gallardo-/252336045483 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lamborghini-Gallardo-Superleggera-/351686819204
  18. Don't do it. You will regret spending over $70K on a car that will be worth $20 when the payments are done. Take that "doable" monthly payment and put it in the bank. FYI... I've worked on Vipers and was crew on the Viper GTSR that came in 7th overall at the 2000 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
  19. Load transfer in front also happens quicker. You can also increase front track to see if that solves the problem. I had similar issues with my racing 240Z and increasing front track by 19mm fixed the problem.
  20. For safety reasons and to keep from messing up the car, please do as suggested above and tie the two ends of the rotisierre together.
  21. And more from 2012... http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/29/wisconsin-man-avoids-jail-by-agreeing-to-have-his-nissan-skyline/
  22. Change the throttle opening for the first and third carbs so they don't open fully. Inspectors are most likely to only check the center carb because its easier to view. Reduce timing. Loosen the valve adjustment. Change the cam timing (retard it). Richen the carbs to 10 to 1 under load. Add an exhaust restriction.
  23. You should have a wiper seal on that gland but. It's not 100% required because that's the shock body (Bilsteins are an inverted shock) but you can get dirt into the internal seal and slowly wear that out.
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