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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. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    Is that a tuning fork?
     
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  2. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    Tidy looking motor your putting in, but how does the garden fork help you have in your hand?
     
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  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    My latest project car had come to a bit of a standstill as I couldn’t fit su’s with the exhaust manifold I had chosen to use. So I brought forward the plan to swap the FI from the ratty silver zed. With that car now back up and running on su’s and distributor, I could continue with this one.

    Spent the weekend fitting the ITB’s along with a new inlet manifold (which needed quite a bit of reeking). With that all finished I moved onto the fuel system. In the other car I had the hp pump, filter/regulator and swirl pot all in the engine bay. As I’m trying to go for a cleaner look and consider fuel temps a bit more I desired to fit it all near the tank. A bit tight back there but it’s all fitted now in a similar layout to the blue car.
     

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  4. RawlinSTR

    RawlinSTR Forum User

    It would have had to have been a pretty special tuning fork to enable me to both take the photo and be in the photo at the same time :cool:
     
  5. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Been preparing the Harada manifold for the Fairlady Z; given the chrome and polished aluminium theme in that car's engine bay, I couldn't bring myself to just go with a factory casting appearance, especially as the current Cannon manifold has a polishing job on it. Completely unnecessary for any of you function-over-form types, but I like bling. So, cue lots of faff with a dremel and wet and dry paper, etc....
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    As shown, the cable is connected. I will we soldering a ball end onto it allowing direct connection to the pedal. It will be a non-invasive mod with no drilling or faffing about. I will be getting a thick, stepped washer/finisher machined up that will go over the existing throttle rod hole in the bulkhead, with a threaded hole through it to accept the cable end fitting/adjuster.
     
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Rich that is a bit much but you and I are at different ends of the scale re bling. When you solder that nipple give it some mechanical strength so you are not relying on solder alone. For example splay the strands of the cable before soldering.
     
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  7. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I like the, polished to a nice bright satin sheen effect, not a big fan of manifolds etc being highly/mirror polished!
     
  8. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Each to their own! It’s no different in look to the existing polished manifold and works cosmetically given the carbs are mirror polished too.

    Re: the cable end, yes, I’ll do something to secure the solder. A tutorial on Hybrid Z showed the cable end being impregnated with solder before joining to the ball end. I’ll do that and see how it goes.
     
  9. Matt Berry

    Matt Berry
    Z Club Member

    Had a little delivery from Skillard. Great service, and quick delivery
     

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  10. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    Brackets are done for the R32 caliper/Disc's , just waiting on some custom stainless brake hoses now to finish it all off and test drive it . Should help on the mountain roads, just need to check the weight compared to the old Toyota set up now
     

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  11. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Also made these on Sunday- bolt-on uprights for my front end axle dolly. Need to pop over one lunch and fit these and then Project Dixie will be properly secured to the dollies rather than just resting lightly on them. Much safer for moving around and crawling around under!
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  12. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I could of worded my reply better, what i meant was, I like the finish you've achieved, it didn't look too highly polished in the photos, but either way, it's much better than the dull/matt surface they come with! ;)
     
  13. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    New front spoiler fitted in the sunshine
     

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  14. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Dixie is booked in for a full four stage treatment at EnviroStrip in Tamworth at the end of March. So, pyrolysis (oven bake), rust removal, protective coating, and 2k bodywork weld-thru primer. Will then be ready for body repairs and modifications. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling towards the car being painted before the end of the summer.
     
  15. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    Is Stu painting it ?
     
  16. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Not asked him yet. I heard a vicious rumour he’d stopped doing classics.
     
  17. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    Just an observation and I'm obviously no expert on brakes, but the caliper looks like its too high, as in it should be closer to the hub, so the pads are more central on the disc, no?!
     
  18. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    I know what you mean Toopy, But they are in the same position as they were on the R32 , I used the wipe pattern off the old disc's as a datum.
     
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  19. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Had a cheeky bid on an auction in Japan expecting to get outbid. Should’ve learnt from last time I did that - Japanese bidders don’t tend to snipe!

    Used full set of RS Watanabe R-types incoming soon...

    Those 15x9 -15 Rota RKRs may soon be up for sale!
     
  20. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Its an exclusive club :)

    What size did you get? What bidding service did you use?
     

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