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Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by peter_s, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    It's not solid mounted now, it's suspended in poly bushings. It will hold up fine for this application, not worried about it. The nice thing about the T3 setup is that it will make the whole rear chassis more solid.

    I've driven many cars with aluminium bushes, and the vibrations are not too bad (most have been pure track cars though). The scary part with solid mounts are the cracks that can form around the bushing mounts.... As you said, it will be looking for the weakest point
     
  2. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Got one control arm and dog bone in yesterday. Had very little time, so I said "just one thing"

    These parts look so good!
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    Here are the mustache mounting points. Just like the stock ones, but with poly bushings:
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  3. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Getting a little bit stressed now, first autocross of the season is on Thursday next week! Booked alignment on Friday, and then a local shop will adjust the valve clearance now after dynoing and a little breaking in.


    I went to the garage with my assistant, he actually helped me hold some bolts etc. Got to start sometime!
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    Got the CV axles from Z car garage mounted. Hopefully they will sort out some vibrations in the driveline I had at higher speeds.
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    Rear end is basically done, only sway bar left and then I need to tighten the bolts around the bushings when they have load on them.

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    Basically all the T3 parts just bolted right up, very impressed with how they have been designed to be able to accommodate variations in fitment. Almost all parts have compensation for adjustability in them.


    Then I received my floor mats from Cocomats. I've been looking for some Sisal style mats, and here they are. Coco mats even sent me templates to check with the car and approve. The quality and service are outstanding!
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    I can also tell you that I've brewed my first batch of beer in my life. So I did the right thing and designed a label. Drew my car and made a logo:
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  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    First of all what is an Autocross in Sweden. In the UK it is racing in a field.

    Well done on the beer front. My Dad worked at a brewery all his working life and we lived in a brewery house in the grounds!
     
  5. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Thanks Rob, the taste was far beyond my expectations. Not bad at all.

    I go Autocrossing with a local Sports car club. There are five events that where four results are counted in the total cup. We also run two events in the winter just for fun.
    The track is most often on an general aviation air field (they are cheap to rent), and if so the track is inspired by a test layout a Swedish car magazine used to test sports cars with. It's basically a slalom that wants to upset the cars a little by changing from higher speed to lower speed by tightening the distance every now and then. The track is pretty fun, very technical, but has a nice low to it.

    Every now and then we rent something else, and then the track might resemble a small race track but with some cones thrown in. As you might figure, the track benefits low weight, but it's fun. Drove the M2 last year at one event, car worked surprisingly well, times were pretty competitive actually. I plan to do the full season in the Datsun if I can

    Here is one I found on youtube of our "standard" track:
     
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Ok I think I have seen a video you posted a while ago. We would call that a Sprint. Ben240 on here is a Sprint expert in his historic Janspeed 240.
     
  7. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Considering the series is called "The Sprint Cup" I probably used the wrong word :D

    Glad to see another Z doing sprints!
     

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