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Spotted today ...

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by AliK, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Committee
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    ... just the other side of the Dartford crossing by a buddy of mine.

    Gorgeous condition! If it's someone in the club I hope they got whatever it was sorted out! I assume that's the owner in the background?

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  2. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Possibly looks like John Palmers old 260Z that was worked on by Fourways?
     
  3. Russell

    Russell
    Z Club Member

    Thats Tony's, collected yesterday from Iain at Passion Engineering who has done a load of work to it.
    Hope nothing serious as it was running beautifully
     
  4. Russell

    Russell
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    Not sure how often Tony gets on here but it seems the Alternator packed up on the drive home.

    Shame after all the work the engine has had being tuned properly.
     
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  5. jonbills

    jonbills
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    just part and parcel of commissioning I'd think.
     
  6. AliK

    AliK
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    I did wonder if it was an electrical issue given the battery cover was up.

    Looks like a stunning car!
     
  7. Russell

    Russell
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    It is a stunning car, i'm trying to get Iain at Passion Engineering to sign up here. He really is an incredible engineer and was the only one out of a few that tried to get this car spot on.
    He is building my 1jz car at the moment and has also done a lot of work on Marks orange car.
    Never an unhappy customer and as he knows his Z's he is a great expert for people struggling with issues down south or even just a service or look over.
     
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  8. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I was wondering why he was checking his screen wash level until you commented and I realized it was a right hooker! :jester:

    +1 for Iain, my car will be going back to him shortly for the next stages of my cars development, his attention to detail is particularly good. Glad to hear more Z's are making their way to him. You'll have to get him on here Russell! :thumbs:
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Nice wheels....and strut brace !
     
  10. AliK

    AliK
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    Committee Member

    My thoughts exactly!!
     
  11. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    Is he familiar with the ins and outs of the s13/14 gearbox swap?
     
  12. Woody928

    Woody928
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    He will be once he’s finished mine EXTRA;)
     
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  13. Russell

    Russell
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    He fabricated all the mounts for my 1JZ so I would absolutely say so.

    Mark’s sending his in for that swap soon as well.


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  14. AliK

    AliK
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    And mine ;)
     
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  15. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Yep, my old car that I passed on to Tony.

    I loved this car and still regret selling it. It was just the right balance between modified and standard with all the right parts. Drove and handled superb for a road car. Tony had a running issues shortly after I sold the car which disappeared after I replace the gearbox under warranty. It then run perfectly for a while until it started playing up again. IMO it was all related to a problem inside the distributor. I believe they converted to electronic pickup which would have fixed this issue. I think Ian has done a few other things to the car to improve further.

    No doubt Tony will bring the car into the workshop soon so I'll try and sort out an alternator.
     
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  16. AliK

    AliK
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    Would I've to know, what mods did it have Johny!?

    From the photo I can only see the PCV / breather to intake manifold delete and some lovely alloys / shiny strut brace.
     
  17. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    From what I was told about it last night it sounded a bit of a weapon, would be great if he joined on here and posted up a project thread with details!
     
  18. johnymd

    johnymd
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    It has four ways coil overs and vented brakes. Engine is moderately tuned with triple Weber’s.
     
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  19. Russell

    Russell
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    Sneaky pic from when it was in the workshop. New distributer as there were too many problems with the old one and converted to electronic ignition.

    Hopefully Iain will also join soon so he can explain everything he did to it.

    Including machining this awesome mount so an AFR gauge would look perfectly at home in the space the clock used to occupy. Even used the original brackets as it replicated the external dimensions of the clock.

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  20. AliK

    AliK
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    Loving that AFR install - shame it's not analogue
     

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