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Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by johnymd, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Put the engine back in today so I could make a start on the exhaust. I didn't manage to finish it but just working out how to fit the pipes in is more than 50% of the work. Finished the centre and rear box plus the bypass valve and collector pipework. Just the downpipes to do which required me ordering some bits.

    This was the first fitting of the engine with the steering all connected and I can confirm it hits on the manifold!!! bummer. It is all fixable though but will require modifying the top joint area to make more room.
     

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  2. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Finished the exhaust yesterday so time for a clear up in the workshop today. Need to make room for the grey 260 that's coming back at the end of the week.

    More parts arrived this week so the interior will be next on the list.
     

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  3. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Started on the wiring yesterday and made some good progress. I'm replacing the entire loom on this one by using a generic EZ-wiring loom. I've taken all the measurements from the car and marked out all the loom joints on some plywood. I will build and test it all on the bench before sleeving and sealing it.
     

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  4. Dave B

    Dave B
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    Ah cool, interested to see how much of a job the wiring is with the ez wire. Did you get the 12 circuit?



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  5. johnymd

    johnymd
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    I got the one with the most circuits as it wasn't much more money and I'll need a few extra for the FI. It's all pretty straight forward but they provide no wiring diagram at all so you need to trace some circuits like hazards/indicators. The rest is all quite simple. I wired up the headlights, rear lights, ignition switch and column switches on the bench and connected a battery to it. I've tested everything I could and it all works OK. Just need to incorporate 4 relay circuits to control the engine and add a circuits for the washers. I'm hoping to finish the wiring this week so need to spend a couple of evening drop the workshop.
     
  6. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Put the new wiring look in the car over the weekend and started wiring things up.
     
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  7. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Playing with the wiper motor wiring tonight.
     
  8. johnymd

    johnymd
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    The car has moved on a little and is almost ready to drive. Today I decided almost was close enough so time for a lap or 2 around the yard.

     
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member


    Well done John - 'a giant step for mankind'. When playing with the cars you are as happy chap - it's good to see.

    I assume that's Matt's Toyota, who owns the Anglia - you could drop a Z engine in it that you have left over?
     
  10. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Yes. That’s Matt’s car. The fords are my mate Ian’s who has the unit next door. He has another anglia with a Yamaha r1 v8 engine plus a few other toys, 32 Ford, rascal van with mid cosworth engine, db4, ect.
     
  11. johnymd

    johnymd
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    A little more progress.
     

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  12. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Is that quilted look interior standard for the 280z John?
     
  13. johnymd

    johnymd
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    No Jon, but then this one is far from standard. The majority of the 280z interior is made from fitted carpet with just the rear towers covered in flat vinyl. I wanted this one to be a bit different so have gone for quilted leather for most of it. Just can't make my mind up wheather to do the panels behind the door cards in flat leather or quilted. Quilted may look a bit much. I've done the roof in quilted but left the sections around it in flat vinyl.
     
  14. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Nice. Plush. You should have a cocktail cabinet too.
     
  15. franky

    franky
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    Its eastern european 'touring' spec.
     
  16. Woody928

    Woody928
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    This is going to be a cracking car once finished and on the road, the interior looks really tidy!

    Always impressed how quickly you manage to make progress.
     
  17. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Took the car for a drive after it passed it's MOT this morning. I've still got a list of little jobs to work through but a least now I get the car UK registered. Here a walk around vid:
     

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  18. Mark N

    Mark N
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    Really nice job, looks great! :thumbs:
     
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  19. Ian

    Ian
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    Love it.

    I hope you plan on fitting an air filter. I'd go for one with a velocity stack.
     
  20. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Yes, I do need to put an air filter on it. The airflow meter has a hard time coping with the turbulence.
     

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