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Old 03-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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Well done Graham and who said that the 'Classifieds' don't work?

Brian and Brenda are a lovely couple.

Glad it's gone to a good home.
oh yes, fantastic couple... Mel was inside drinking tea chatting with Ray (his better half) and Brenda while Brian and I were outside talking cars

Just remind me if I am not doing it justice

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Congratulations.... But Gutted that Brian has sold his car. I've known Brian for 16 years and in this time he has owned at least 8 Zeds!!!! Every one of them was going to be his last Z!!!! 240Z oil is in his veins!!! He will undoubtedly buy something modern and then start 'itching' again.
First time in 24 years without a Z

He is obviously a bit of a legend in the Z world, so even more pleased with my purchase now
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:22 PM
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Congratulations.... But Gutted that Brian has sold his car. I've known Brian for 16 years and in this time he has owned at least 8 Zeds!!!! Every one of them was going to be his last Z!!!! 240Z oil is in his veins!!! He will undoubtedly buy something modern and then start 'itching' again.
Ditto. I was gutted too when I saw it in the classifieds. I was sad when he sold CHL (the Samuri). Now this. Brian and Brenda are lovely people and friends of ours for over 11 years. I do hope he sees the error of his ways, gets the itch again, and oops, another 240z ends up in the garage!

Enjoy the car and continue the trend Brian began with improving it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:05 AM
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I actually think that at Brian's time of life he has made an astute decision so fair play to him.

Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Ok, onwards and upwards - your journey starts now Graham and it's a complete contrast to GTR ownership I'm sure.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:09 AM
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Good call...

Though I do know the guys that run Surrey Rolling Road down south. They may not be able to do the work, but they are rather good on the dyno side.


I reckon 99% of their clients have cars with bleed valves, some pipes that scream, giant hairdryers, them electronic ECU thingies that you can now plug into your smart phone and download an APP to perform live road mapping etc

SRR are a good RR outfit, agreed. Not sure if carb tuning is something they have knowledge of TBH. Sometimes you get an old school mechanic who will tinkle with base settings of the the carbs and then hire the RR for fine tuning. Might be an option but could be doubly expensive.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:33 AM
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You should've just done a straight swap for the GTR
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:34 AM
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:22 AM
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I actually think that at Brian's time of life he has made an astute decision so fair play to him.

Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Ok, onwards and upwards - your journey starts now Graham and it's a complete contrast to GTR ownership I'm sure.
Thank you! And it is definitely a huge contrast, but that is what I want

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I reckon 99% of their clients have cars with bleed valves, some pipes that scream, giant hairdryers, them electronic ECU thingies that you can now plug into your smart phone and download an APP to perform live road mapping etc

SRR are a good RR outfit, agreed. Not sure if carb tuning is something they have knowledge of TBH. Sometimes you get an old school mechanic who will tinkle with base settings of the the carbs and then hire the RR for fine tuning. Might be an option but could be doubly expensive.
I am one of their customers with 2 hairdryers, complex ECU systems (GTR has quite a few ECUs) and I use my laptop, but waiting for an iPad app

Exactly.... but I need to find someone down south as this is where I plan to live for the foreseeable future.

There is going to be a MONSTER learning curve on this car and this will just be the start of it all. May be time for me to learn which end of a spanner to use....

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You should've just done a straight swap for the GTR
hahaa, well I am interested to see if Brian will come out for a hot lap of the heritage loop at Donnington

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:45 AM
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Piece of trivia for you - the exhaust on that car (MSA) used to be on mine, until I switched to the JDM twin pipe setup a couple of years ago...
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:01 PM
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Piece of trivia for you - the exhaust on that car (MSA) used to be on mine, until I switched to the JDM twin pipe setup a couple of years ago...
Is that the stacked twin pipe? 1 above the other vs the traditional side by side
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:10 PM
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Yes, Fujitsubo 6-2 SuperEX manifold and the LegalisR exhaust. Full stainless twin pipe with stacked tips.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:12 PM
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Yes, Fujitsubo 6-2 SuperEX manifold and the LegalisR exhaust. Full stainless twin pipe with stacked tips.
very nice.... seen them on Alans replica 432 car very very nice!
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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very nice.... seen them on Alans replica 432 car very very nice!
That is a car I would love to have a look at, finished or otherwise.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:13 PM
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dont worry i will loan him a sam to play with z32 power to fast for oap
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:53 PM
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That is a car I would love to have a look at, finished or otherwise.
That and his hakosuka.... I have driven a replica and loved it!!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:30 PM
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Collection is scheduled for Sunday, the car will be transported down with all the parts the Brian has found in his workshop.
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