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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. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I also think hte Jenvey is well over priced. The Makes the OER kit with manifold look like a bargain in relation.
     
  2. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Also on ITBs: another interesting option to me is using RB26DETT ITBs. There is a manifold available in Japan - I'll have to dig out the link - that is designed for L-series heads and looks like a typical triple manifold, but it features injector bosses at the head flange to squirt into the factory injector notches of the N42/P90 etc. The other flange is designed for the RB26 throttle bodies, making them a bolt-on solution. It's about £800, so not cheap, but a set of RB26 ITBs can be had for under £250, so swings and roundabouts.
     
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  3. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Yes - agree on the OERs. Complete kit with ITBs, manifold, linkages, fuel rails, TPS, trumpets for £1300 plus post. Absolute no brainer IMO. In fact - WhyTF didn't I consider them?... :O

    Actually, I know why: I was a little concerned that the OER fuel rails are positioned in a way that might interfere with the cold air box I'll be running. Not insurmountable though.
     
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  4. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    They look cool also!
     
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  5. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Well-Known Forum User

    Hmm not a fan of the OER fuel rails or manifold but it is significantly cheaper. I asked for discount at Jenvey to which I got a swift no...
     
  6. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Why not(oer)?
     
  7. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Well-Known Forum User

    Purely visual, not my cuppa.
     
  8. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Thankfully, DHL got their shat together and found my missing Harada manifold, so now I’m good to go, both with making changes to the Fairlady Z’s intake setup and having one ready for Dixie. Both will be port-matched and polished, the latter requiring a good dose of hogging out given the 40mm intake ports on that N42 for the stroker.
     
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  9. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Well-Known Forum User

    Get some pics up of the new manifold with cable when you get it, nothing online!
     
  10. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    See the photos on the previous page of this thread! The new one is identical. I’ve got a universal Venhill cable that I will solder a ball end onto that will connect to the factory ball on the pedal. I’m going to get a stepped, threaded washer made to locate it neatly and tightly through the bulkhead hole to the pedal. No drilling, brackets, or modifications to shell or parts required.

    The fact that the manifold comes with a built in bracket and rotator arm for cable allowing both cable and rod linkage setups is rather useful.
     
  11. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Well that moved quickly!
    My rods were maxspeeding with an S when I got them but it looks like they've rebranded to S less.
    Maxspeedingrods.com redirects to maxpeedingrods.com.

    Anyway, I've revved mine well past 8k many times with 0.55mm piston to head clearance so I guess it depends what you mean by "not rev them too high". Some of those sexy Japanese builds go up past 10k rpm.
     
  12. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    I like the sound of this solution !

    Just a heads Richie , When I spoke to my Dyno guy he had nothing good to say about the FAJS copy Webers as he had just had a car in with a set and couldn't tune them properly, But Weber castings are a complicated bit of kit . ITB's are a lot more simple and less to get wrong , so hopefully will be good .


    In other news I have started the mock up of the front carbon strut brace and have made some prototype brackets out of ally to get sizes right , next step is the real steel ones

     

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  13. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    I guess we will see. As you say, ITBs are much simpler than carbs. Quality issues can only really crop up in machining and things like the butterfly and spindle assemblies.

    Apparently, the FAJS Weber copies are very popular in Sweden for some reason; lots of resto-mod Volvos running them!
     
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  14. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    Kool, I will do some some more reading about them , if you find a link for the manifold can you post it up or send me a PM would like to have a look
     
  15. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    The manifold is made by Proshop Nakagawa and is Y88000 - £620. Design is pretty similar to the Harada, but adapted for injectors, fuel rail, and the RB26 ITBs. It’s on this page, along with a bunch of other cool stuff:

    https://more-drive.jp/parts/

    Fancy a new manifold engineering project? I’d be up for some collaboration there!
     
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  16. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    I bought the ZX an early Christmas present, a nice new set of seat covers from the ZStore. Got fed up of waiting for the upholsterer who was (never) going to recover the seats.

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    They are really good quality and all the internal material fixing are in the right places to wire them to the seat frames.

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    Something to do in the New Year!
     
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  17. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
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    I went for a little drive in mine. They're quite nice these Z things aren't they?
    And afterwards it went in the garage for the first time in a month or so. Its been languishing in the garden while I've been doing an engine swap on an mr2.
    Spiritual successor to the Z

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  18. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry
    Z Club Member

    Had lots of endless fun getting the seats to fit :conf2:
     

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  19. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Bits of the Jigsaw before the car gets back.

    FYI, Mr Mori at Kameari is great to deal with. Answers questions quickly, offers advice, actually very sensible prices when you look around also.

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  20. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    No jobs just drove both yesterday.

    I sometimes wonder why I bother with old cars and think perhaps it's time to move on, however after a drive I have a big grin on my face and it reminds me.
     

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