I'm going 1JZ

johnymd

Club Member
I'll keep my eyes open for a W58 then as I would like to fit my spare 1JZ in the series 1 road car I'm building.
 

Russell

Club Member
I'll keep my eyes open for a W58 then as I would like to fit my spare 1JZ in the series 1 road car I'm building.
I have read that they are like chocolate and been told it won’t last long. Will see how it goes. Cd009 seems to be the way to go.
 

240z

Club Member
Only broke 1 W58 so far on a track day, they don't seem too bad. I have a bmw box (GS6-53DZ) and an adapter waiting in the wings if it goes again.
 

Russell

Club Member
Early view of tonight’s creation which will be painted tomorrow so won’t look like plumbing….which it is…
The 1JZ coolant loop for the heater is in a pretty awkward position. Almost like they didn’t design it to fit into a Z.

Rather than trying to run the whole thing with rubber tube we now have a really neat solution to plumb the heater in that meanders around all the components at the back of the engine.

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Russell

Club Member
Started working on connecting the middle pedal to something.
Cleaned up the R33 servo. Unfortunately the master cylinder that came with it was past it’s best and new ones are pretty pricey. This one is a new one that is meant to be on a Nissan Primera or something like that. The dimensions were pretty much the same but outlets in different places. That obviously doesn’t matter as running new lines. 3D0781C9-5A46-4784-B2BF-4CAC2CDA9819.jpeg
 

Russell

Club Member
Pretty hard to get a good angle but here is how the heater pipes run. Much neater than trying to do it with rubber hose.
Coolant back in, fired up and run up to temperature.
Heater blowing hot for the first time in at least 30 years!
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Russell

Club Member
Had a bit of time last night. Mainly working out how to mount the fuse box and igniter as well as brake lines which are next on the list.
No pics yet as we were just mocking things up.

We did finalise the fuel system though and have some pics. It was unlikely to slide out anyway but to make sure, the swirl pot is now held in with some custom bolts and a 3D printed washer/end cap to hold it all together.
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Russell

Club Member
Won't that be a challenge to bleed?
I had another look at this, this hose is the highest part of the system which normally isn’t right but is the same as when fitted to the Soarer.
I’m no expert but it comes directly out of the water pump so may just force air out.

Either way - it works
 
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