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What did you do to your Z this week?

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by jonbills, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member


    Congrats. What was the cause of the rear toe-in issue?
     
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  2. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    New clutch and flywheel a set of new rear tyres and had the Watanabe wheel redone loosing the polished rim.
     

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  3. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    Thanks :) That's a very good question... I haven't got to the bottom of it yet, but it the car passed regardless.

    I've a list of things that need attention and this is very near the top!
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member


    Wow, surprised they didn't notice it. Surely it steers from the back?
     
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  5. AliK

    AliK
    Z Club Committee
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    Ooh do tell JB! Sounds like a heart in mouth moment!
     
  6. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    It's not great! I didn't want to ask if it was a failure in itself. I haven't read the MOT rules but it might have helped that it has brand new tyres and so wouldn't have shown signs of uneven wear.

    I was hoping something might settle now it's done a few miles - of course it hasn't...
     
  7. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
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    That looks very nice Dave.
     
  8. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Does it drive straight Paul?
     
  9. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Not much to tell - all the cars in front of me hit the brakes and I had none. Luckily the lane to the left was still moving and the poor bloke I pulled in front of managed to slow in time.
    I had overtightened the hardline in the past and the flared end had been effectively cut off, so not much of a seal. Quite a lesson to be very careful with the brakes.
     
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  10. AliK

    AliK
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    Thank goodness it passed without incident JB!
     
  11. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    I really like the look of your car Dave and I do prefer wheels with out the polished rim, looks more old skool,

    I've been driving mine in between the rain here in Wales trying to get 500 miles on the new engine before I go to the dyno,



    Ignore the date I forgot to set the camera up, The car pulls really well and make a lovely noise from one of Sean's Z-Story exhausts and the webers , cant wait to get it on the dyno and see what it makes :)
     
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  12. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I recently had the rear of mine in the air, and i noticed that the drivers side appeared to point inwards more than the left,while hanging on the suspension.

    Back on the ground and rolled backwards and forwards to settle the suspension and it all looked straight and normal again!
    I only noticed it because it was in my mind after Paul's initial post about it.
     
  13. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    While the hubs are off getting the longer studs fitted, i took the opportunity to clean and paint the calipers in gunmetal grey, also thought i might as well do the new and shiny Toyota replacements at the same time, as they will hopefully be going on soon instead.
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  14. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    I hope your speedo reads fast - 86mph on the queen's Highway ;-)

    Sean's exhausts work well - generally all tuned L Series cars make a lovely sound.
     
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  15. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    I've only done a few miles to the MOT testers and back and it seemed OK. I need to go for a proper trip out now I'm legal to do so.
     
  16. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    Yes i like the new look of the car found a perfect powder coat match for the watanabe wheels colour, your car sounds and goes well.

    Dave.
     
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  17. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Trying to fix a broken hood release catch. So far so good

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    Just need to get the latch fixed and the hood put back on
     
  18. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    MOT day for the red car and it passed without a problem. Just need to get some miles on it to check for problems.
     

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  19. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Nothing as usual.
     
  20. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    Work gets in the way of all the fun stuff doesn't it?!
     

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