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My old 240Z in snow

Discussion in 'Rally & race' started by Rob Gaskin, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I thought it 'apt' to show this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7184pSjF9_4&feature=youtu.be

    Bit of poetic licence re 'we built it ourselves' and 'it's to the works spec of the 1972 car' but he is a great guy and gave my old car a new lease of life for a couple of years.

    It's strange to look at the car and remember the welding/filling/engine and gearbox rebuilds etc
     
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  2. Nigel Brook

    Nigel Brook Well-Known Forum User

    Rob: Did it have a slipper in it? If it did would explain probably why he talks about understeer if the the diff wasn't set up right.
     
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    It had an LSD installed for Zac by Duncan. I assume it was a Quaife.

    I completely understand his description of driving a 240 is slippery conditions and experienced it myself but also when Duncan took me around the rally stage at Oulton Park. He was getting understeer everywhere, his son Tim took me out and grabbed it by the scruff of the neck and also used the handbrake a lot. So much quicker and safer.
     
  4. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Everything was re-upgraded....:unsure:
     
  5. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr
    Z Club Member

    that good find I remember your old race car. good video of your old car :)
     

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  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Do you have any more of those pics Kristian?

    I want to see a side view. The guy had it resprayed twice but it still held secrets.
     
  7. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    is it just the snow/surface causing it to understeer? couldn't you adjust the setup to alter? Looks like fun.
     
  8. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr
    Z Club Member

    I'll try find more only found the one

    Christian
     
  9. Nigel Brook

    Nigel Brook Well-Known Forum User

    That's what I was trying to get at. A tight LSD would make it more prone to understeer.
     
  10. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    also making the rear harder?
     
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Guys, yes an LSD will be able to push the car a bit more in slippery conditions but basically it will have a tendency to understeer and it's safer to drive it with the tail out. That's all he was saying.

    In snow drive like the Scandinavians.

    I think the long bonnet and rear seating position make it feel more cumbersome than something like an Escort. He has an RS1600 and I think that will be the car he's doing the 2018 event with.
     
  12. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    Depends on the type of lsd I guess?
     
  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

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  15. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    PM sent to Mike.
     
  16. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    The car has been withdrawn from the auction - did anyone see it there?

    Anyway me and my lads went karting last week. We did ok and I reckon I was 30 years older than anyone else and probably heavier too :blush:.
     

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  17. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Wasn't there when I went yesterday....
     
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    chrisvega
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  19. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    There is no fun to be had with a 95 bhp car worth a lot of money.
     
  20. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    More fun in that than any modern 911.
    You can drive all 95 horses to the limit, that's where the fun's at ;)
    Remember James Hunt, his chariot of choice for racing around town was an old A35 van for the same reasons.
     

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