Jump to content
HybridZ

Progress on my insane VQ35HR 240Z project


Recommended Posts

Crunch time! Still planning to test/tune in mid September and drive it to Nismo Fiesta in October. Shift actuator installed the transmission. Driveshaft arrived. Fixing leak on cam covers and while they are off we'll repaint them with a nice speckle red. I always loved the way Ferrari intakes looked with that texture. Lastly I'm converting the 3D printed canards into a mold to make carbon fiber parts.

 

IMG_1040.jpeg.d7cbb03056b3b47179402164b7fb5ea5.jpegIMG_1037.jpeg.eadf804542e61e1cf33275d52389632d.jpegIMG_1035.jpeg.8d260ef63d0cdd12d97daf264022b04a.jpegIMG_1046.jpeg.fdabe0f696d417351755d795ef191e25.jpegIMG_1032.jpeg.bd8d5e3cc5bc04086df23d3a3da61359.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • Replies 595
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I've been a poster for a few years in the RB section of this site. During that time I built and have been maintaining (breaking and fixing!) my RB26 240Z.   http://www.rolston.me/NewSite/Z-c

That's just what the Actor, Mark Rolston would say.....

getting ready for Zcon in two weeks. Almost all done (never completely finished. ever.)

Posted Images

On 10/4/2020 at 3:33 PM, markrolston@mac.com said:

yes. actually just spent many months doing some reworking of the engine after blowing it up at COTA. I'm hoping to bring both to the show.

 

 

 

IMG_1127.jpeg.9927bf2eb7b7ddfa8552b918b24f4de1.jpeg

 

Despite the insanity of your current build, this one remains one of my all time favorites

Link to post
Share on other sites

The 3D printed real panel just arrived. I had to send it to someone with a large format printer and even then it came in 3 parts. We will have to adjust the position of the lights a bit to get it mounted correctly. For now I'm going to leave the red/white paint showing behind it, despite my original plan to black out that area. It looks pretty cool in person. It's easy enough to change it to black later.

 

i0000010.jpeg.623a9c495ebf28d8e46fdaa1bf58c669.jpegIMG_1149.jpeg.327fae9117278948eb7c7c1356318408.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 months later...

The car is running and getting more refined. I had entered an event at COTA a few weeks ago but then Austin had that terrible freeze and I missed the event. In the meantime we've been able to finish the adjustable wing, using the mechanism and sensors from the Victor Racing wing setup. We took their hardware apart and installed it nicely into the rear hatch assembly and came up with our own mounts. The programming will allow for basic flat aero, a slight downforce for turns, and a big tilt for aero braking. I've seen these at work at previous events and they work so well they crushed the deck lid of someones Mustang. Obviously I am going to reinforce the mounting of this thing.

IMG_0330.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

so the car is technically finished. Yet I keep tinkering with it. This week we managed to Dyno and tune the car beyond the turbo's native spring pressure. It made a bit more power with almost 600whp and tq. At <2500lbs this much power is just fine and a good safe range for heavy track use. We will be at Harris Hill Wednesday to button up the sequential' shift maps, traction control, shocks, and the wing's set positions. 

 

image.jpg.c505784a88cd7fb1edcd6e26dff6e1ac.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

And speak of tinkering...3D printing my own parts is amazing. I made a custom tail light assembly that will allow air to pass through the middle of it. It's the same outer shape as stock but is really just a deep ring rather than a flat panel. Shown here is the CAD assembly and an example of the LED we will put in it. It's clearly not stock but should be a nice update to the original design aesthetic. Also included is a shot of the inspiration behind the design from a GTR.

 

110086327_RearDatson_2275.jpeg.7c7f4353fafc667d83e070a84ef13d61.jpeg

Rear Datson.2271.jpeg

IMG_0467.jpeg

IMG_4896.tiff

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...