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Old 17-05-2017, 11:14 PM
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Looks amazzzzzing,great garage too

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Old 17-05-2017, 11:17 PM
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Looks amazzzzzing,great garage too



Derrick


Can't claim the garage I'm afraid! It's my mates storage and work area - his paint booth is just next door but I am jealous of his workshop! The car looks right at home there.


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Old 18-05-2017, 06:18 AM
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Head gasket done,all seems ok,short shift fitted,that's nice just need to drive it,
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Old 18-05-2017, 09:49 AM
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Done nothing to it this week - however pushed it out of the garage a couple of times to get to house paint!
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Old 18-05-2017, 11:45 AM
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I'm goner wash it now as it went out in the rain again
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Old 18-05-2017, 12:17 PM
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Propshaft let go this time. Got a lift home to pick up a spare from the workshop (over 200 mile trip!!!) and replaced it at Santa pod. Was going to have another run but thought better of it.
I ended up making a propshaft from a Landrover front shaft. Never broke 1 again
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Old 19-05-2017, 09:50 AM
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Spent yesterday with Dean, doing a few final jobs on his race car. Engine started for the first time and run well. Not far to the finish line now.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
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Old 19-05-2017, 09:53 AM
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I'm running the land rover rear joint and that's the one that broke Ben. I think the actual joint is fine but the flange has an open centre which creates a weak point around the bolts.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 21-05-2017, 05:02 PM
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What did you do to your Z this week?

I fitted my replacement rear left brake cylinder and cleaned the drum et al up. Thats both rear cylinders and the master cylinder I've had to do this year. And the front calipers are sticking, so they need attention.

Then I managed to bleed my KYB damper back to life and stuck it back in so I can drive the car while I procrastinate about Illumina or Gaz replacements.

Oh, and I've been setting up one of them tracker things, powered off a scooter battery where the aerial used to be.
Battery charges when the car is running and is isolated when not.

That works well, gps signal through the car and tin garage works less well.
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Old 21-05-2017, 05:22 PM
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Been thinking about painting my rear drum brake covers. What's best to use? Powder coating acceptable?


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Old 21-05-2017, 06:49 PM
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What did you do to your Z this week?

Liking your style JB! \m/

Messed about with timing and found the car is sooooo good to drive now! Can't believe the car has been set up so wrong in all the time I've had it - despite having been to a "specialist" garage 3 times!

Love catching people on the motorway pulling up along side and yoyo-ing back and forth to look at the car only to then give the thumbs up!

I'm also constantly surprised by how many young guys check the car out - but I suspect it's featured on some computer game.
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Old 22-05-2017, 11:54 AM
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The Z was finally out for the first time properly this year! Took it to a local car meet - a very nice mix of cars there from old to new.

I feel like I may need some spacers on the front so will try playing around with the look as summer approaches.

Bad end to the morning though as one guy wrote his R8 off trying to show off leaving the meet...
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Old 22-05-2017, 12:12 PM
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Was that the red one I saw on Facebook, just coming off a roundabout?


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Old 22-05-2017, 12:32 PM
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Was that the red one I saw on Facebook, just coming off a roundabout?


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That was the one!
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Old 22-05-2017, 01:01 PM
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I've still yet to visit a car show in my Z. Struggling to find any up here in West Yorkshire to be honest - but stories like that make me nervous of gunning it whilst leaving...the urge to showboat is too strong for some of these guys, although I do feel for him damaging what is undoubtedly his pride and joy.


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