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Jay's RB25 240z

Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by Jay., Sep 4, 2017.

  1. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    The rear wheels are positioned towards the front of arches - hence why, as you note, things look off on your car with the overfenders as they are currently. I think it is also exacerbated by the fact your car is sitting on 17s. It kind of amplifies the problem IMO (from the visual effect of the large wheels with the polished lips). The rear wheels would look more tucked in with the overfenders on the right sides and that big gape wouldn't be there.
     
  2. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Didn't some cars (the early ones?) have the wheels in a slightly different position to the later ones? Or have I just dreamed that?!
     
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    That was the diff to straighten the driveshafts. They should have moved the wheels back too.
     
  4. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Yep, all those things are exacerbating the problem. I think that even if I switch the arches around, with the wheels as they are it'll still look off-centre. TTT do adjustable control arms which can bring the wheels up to 1/2" rear-ward, which will help.
     
  5. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    The car has always been missing the inner door channel felting which means the window would vibrate when wound down. I finally managed to order a length of the material from East Kent Trim Supplies, at a cost of approx. £20 delivered. Was finally motivated to fix this as the interior door handle suddenly decided to stop working - meaning I'd have to wind down the window to let myself out via the exterior handle... Entertaining!

    Felting went in easy enough, simply cut down to size and fit it in. Window now comfortably goes down without wobbling.

    The inside door cable bolt had come loose and fell inside the door. Thankfully the nut was still in place and after reattaching the door handle works perfectly again.

    Whilst I had the door cover off, I also put a bunch of Dynamat sound deadening inside the door and on the face - hoping this would stop the "drum effect" t hat the door has when closing. It worked really well and the door feels a lot more solid :)
     
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  6. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Still no exciting updates.. but did the other door today - again it made such a good difference. I'd happily recommend some strategically placed sound deadening to anyone looking to make the car feel a little more solid and quiet

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    If I wanted to make my Z more solid and quiet, I'd drive my other car! I want to drive it as if it were 1972. Okay, I'm not in the US but Allan Clarke has headed the winner for Leeds in the Cup Final and Datsun will sell over 30,000 cars in the UK this year ...
     
  8. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Cup Final? In December???
     
  9. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    No, just a general 1972 comment! I was there at Wembley, aged 10.
     
  10. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    I was at Wembley, also aged 10, in '76 for the Charity Shield. :)
     
  11. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    It absolutely does not sound quiet :rolleyes: But the drum-like noise when shutting the door sounds significantly more solid. You can definitely still hear that 70's in it, don't worry :hurray:
     
  12. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    I did my old fastback front to back in the Dynamat stuff and it made no difference to the noise at all! :bigears:
     
  13. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    I sort of wish I had recorded some decibel readings to determine what the difference is!
     
  14. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    Did you have to remove the window frame to replace the channel felt?
     
  15. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    No, you can feed it into the bottom of the channel and then roll the window down into it, and then push it back up the channel when you roll the window up. It was a little fiddly but doable
     
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  16. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    The theme of this build thread always to be becoming a pile of excuses as to why my car is not progressing :jester:

    Shortly after my last post, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world and, unsurprisingly, spare time become absent. Between some health concerns in my little family and a quickdeployment overseas, I've only just started to find energy to tinker again - just in time for another deployment next month :banghead:

    During the Christmas stand down, I tried to get the Z serviced in anticipation of said baby, however I was caught short when the baby arrived early and I was left with an engine bay in pieces

    The aim of the work was to:
    • Replace all fluids - oil change, brake fluid, transmission oil, differential oil and coolant
    • Replace coilpacks
    • Replace spark plugs
    • New cam cover gaskets and half moons
    • Refresh cam cover paint
    • Replace top U-bend rubber vent hose
    • Clean the engine bay as it was getting a bit dirty!
    It wasn't supposed to be a big job, but it's left the car unusable since Christmas.
    Hopefully I'll get this stuff finished off so I can tackle some of the other jobs that are left to do !
     
  17. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    You can see the state of the cam covers in this picture - it bothered me every time I looked at the engine (which for me is what makes the car even more special)

    [​IMG]

    And a Birthday present from my parents, this LED light bar is super handy - and I'm fairly confident it was designed with the 240z bonnet in mind as it fits perfectly!

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Congrats on the little one! We’re grandparents to a one-year-old … it’s great fun, and we get to hand her back!

    The car will get where you want it to be eventually, never fear!
     
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  19. Garaculas

    Garaculas
    Z Club Member

    Keep at it man, little bits when you can and it’ll soon be back up and running. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway!
     
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  20. Rushingphil

    Rushingphil
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    Looking forward to seeing the painted cam covers :thumbs:
     
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