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  1. We did a video earlier this week, the Z hasn't been out the garage since July 2020. So happy for this, this is miles away from professional video, and the guy who helped me with the drone and editing, well he is not really into cars. But still happy. Enjoy Location is Torcross Beach, Devon.
    9 points
  2. 8 points
  3. Well that was a quick trip, planned to stay to Thursday but unfortunately had to come back earlier. At least Jimmer now has all parts to start an engine build. Hopefully we will see it in the next month or so.
    7 points
  4. Not the best quality pics, but look - no rust! Huge thanks to Ali for his time and effort on getting the car to this stage. Really need to get the bonnet sprayed the correct paint code soon. These pics really make it stand out. Alignment booked for Thursday. Then MOT on Friday.
    6 points
  5. Road Trip !! Heading on a 7+ hour drive with my truck loaded with new zed parts ! Could it be engine related; only time will tell. the journey begins on Sunday afternoon.
    6 points
  6. Hey all. Im new to Z32’s 👀 Well it’s been a long time since i posted on here. Thanks to Richard Smith and the committee members i’m back on. Hope all on here that remember me are well and hope to catch up with you all at some point. Those that don’t know me, i’m looking forward to getting to know you. Ive recently bout John Dixon’s NA manual SWB Slicktop. As i’m a bilateral leg amputee, the manual conversion will be up for sale soon as will the VG30DE. I’ll be doing a swap i’ve wanted to do to a slicktop for years, don’t worry, it’s still a Nissan engine. Obviously the only let down is it’ll have to be an automatic gearbox for now. I’ll hope to be putting a BMW DCT 7 speed in it in the future. I’ll be concentrating on making the slicktop track focused as i do a lot of track days. It’ll be road legal still, so i’ll be able to bring it to events and meets once it’s built. Cheers all and chat soon. Chunk
    5 points
  7. Finally going into paint today.
    5 points
  8. 1991 UK Spec LWB 300ZX TT Manual
    5 points
  9. Gaz proud new owner of the 1st one. Went and had a look at it today quite surprised the condition was very good not a speck of rust underneath lovely drive back home. Interior is lovely so comfortable no rips in the seats bodywork is very good as well just needs a Polish up. I'm over the moon.
    5 points
  10. As committee members, mine - and Gary's - primary objective is to do what's best for the club, come what may. We endeavour to do our best, but like anything, we cannot please everybody, all of the time. Your primary objective, Alex_ GT (or who ever you may be behind that keyboard), from what I see in all your posts, is to spread negativity in every which way you can. If you have anything constructive to say, both in the interest of the Z32 or, perhaps, some ideas on how we can improve the club for all our members, please do let us know. But if not - and it pains me to say this - you pays your money (or not, in your case) you takes your choice, so if you don't like it here, you know where the door is🙄
    4 points
  11. Back to bed she goes until the engine is ready !
    4 points
  12. Went for a much needed drive, car filthy but going to rain here all weekend.
    4 points
  13. These photos show off the stance a little better 😎. The rears are looking a little skinny now in comparison, so may have to get wider ones soon. Good thing JR’s are cheap and relatively easy to get ahold of.
    4 points
  14. the Volvo washer jets arrived today, popped them in along with a one way valve and they work great. replaced the washer tubing under the bonnet as well whilst I was at it. the old jets broke on removal and were full of black gunk.
    4 points
  15. On the birthday of the 300zx lets see your Z in a short description and picture. 1993 imported SWB 300zx TT manual.
    4 points
  16. 1993 JDM Twin Turbo Manual (converted) LWB with 103k miles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  17. 1994 UK-spec auto. Purchased in 2009 at 69k miles - with history - and still going strong at 120k miles today....!!
    4 points
  18. As i just blocked a whole IP block from the Russian Federation. Noticed earlier that our site was getting hit by about 30+ bots from various locations in Russia so i just blocked them all.
    4 points
  19. 1989 JDM Nissan 300zx Twin turbo LWB automatic
    4 points
  20. JDM 1991 2+2 Twin Turbo Auto
    4 points
  21. 1996 Imported LWB 300ZX TT Manual
    4 points
  22. Well the “repair” lasted about a week before I got grinding of broken gears and a stuck actuator again. However after some Anglo Saxon and a bit of a search on eBay I found the mode control motor from a 1999 Nissan Patrol which looked externally identical apart from the electrical connector. (Pic attached) Reasoning that if the geometry between motor and output shaft was the same the gear train probably was I took a punt… … and it worked! The four internal gears are IDENTICAL. So is the motor, which is a good thing as I found my old one would spin much more freely one way than the other so was probably dodgy. The only issue is that there are two sets of contacts on the back of the output gear rather than one, but wire cutters solved that. A bit tricky getting the control arm indexing right, but it’s now in and I have a smooth-running motor and undamaged gears for the first time ever! Thought it was worth mentioning here for all you others with an S4, as Patrol bits are a lot more likely to turn up in a scrapper! I don’t know the Nissan part number but there’s a picture attached and it was advertised as a “Heater actuator 8-C”. Oh and if you are ham-fisted and break one of the gear shafts a small drill bit cut to length happens to fit perfectly. Mentioning for a friend…
    4 points
  23. I know that car,Walk away,In fact run,Run as fast as you can !!
    3 points
  24. We have to reapply for a stand each year, regardless of being there in previous years. I duly applied back in the spring, however the planners are taking a bit longer to announce the participants this year. Our application is still being considered - and I dropped the organisers an e-mail asking for an update earlier today.
    3 points
  25. There’s always been an element of that, the cars share so much that it’s always reflected on the cost of parts. The cost of parts for Z32s have always been excessive for what is a non premium brand, compare what parts cost for say fords of a similar vintage or American cars. You could rebuild a whole Golf for the cost of a set of Z32 exterior trims and the Golf would be worth more. As an example Temp sensor for a z32 £28 for a mk2 golf £6. Admittedly It could be worse, Porsche parts are quite expensive but then it’s a bloody Porsche not the same company that brought you the Micra and the Bluebird. I think the rise in price to a certain point is good because it makes it more justifiable to actually spend money on them. There was a time not that long ago that a 60k service, especially if you had to pay for labour, would make a Z32 an uneconomical repair. It’s now actually worthwhile to look after the damn things.
    3 points
  26. The truck is now packed what i hope is 100% whats needed to build the engine.
    3 points
  27. I picked her up July 1st with the new brakes, replacement RPS clutch and rebuilt SZ flywheel. The alignment, although done by the local tyre shop who are supposedly decent, Jim found to be way off and aligned it all properly. Now all sorted and driving like a dream. Everything’s now coming together very well. With the 10mm spacers on the front now effectively making them ET15’s, the stance is super aggressive. I do now get the occasional arch rubbing when going over bad bumps, but other than that, all good. 500 miles of running in have passed so far, taking it easy, and feel there’s another couple hundred miles left until the clutch/flywheel are properly bedded in. Trying to drive her as much as possible in this nice weather, on evenings after work and on weekends.
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. How about everyone just steps away from the keyboard for a moment. Both of you type in a way that can provoke. Maybe you don't see it yourselves, but you do. So just leave it be. Both have different opinions. No saying who's is right or wrong.
    2 points
  30. I got the Oxidation and Rust Removal Ultrasonic Cleaner Solution - 5 Litre Cleaning Fluid, There are many different cleaning fluids, the cheap ones don’t really work. I will use ACF-50 to coat all the parts to protect them. https://www.allendale-ultrasonics.co.uk/detergents-and-fluids
    2 points
  31. Welcome back mate and as I always say "You can check out any time you want but you can never leave."
    2 points
  32. You better get it fitted quick before he realizes his mistake and changes his mind!
    2 points
  33. Bought my house 15 years ago for about £160k, Built in the 60's i believe they all had rear garages of sorts but most of them have been demolished. My zed barely fits past the house and i also had to remove the side hedge to get it in. Cars of today are much wider than 50 years ago and most council garages that you used to be able to rent very rarely have cars and are also getting demolished now. This is the view from above and the stones are technically the driveway to the garage at the back. All the hedges were removed to free up some room in the garden and i think we gained about 7ft.
    2 points
  34. I would kill for a garage like yours... space for the zed and a massive model railway...😎
    2 points
  35. Simply Japanese was a good day out this year. Set off at 05:30 in the rain, which stopped by Shoreham. Met a friend in a Mazda MX-5 mk3 and had a bit of a play down to the tesco at Applemore on the edge of the new forest. Had browse around the mini-meet that happens every year. We then headed over to beaulieu and drove straight in with no queuing! We were parked together right in the corner of the tarmac centre arena next to the entrance to the main museum building. Really good spot as everyone saw our cars first as they walked in, but the metal barrier put people off squeezing past the cars into the arena! There was a sudden downpour while we were in the restaurant getting a coffee and bacon roll, but it stopped by the time we finished eating. Had a good look around for a few hours as people were still driving in at 11:30am. The sun even came out in the afternoon. I stayed to watch the people's choice award ( a Blue Nissan S15 won it) and then headed home along a very flooded Chichester by-pass! I was impressed with how many people made an effort this year, the main area was jam packed and the back fields were over half full. Here are a few select photos of the day!
    2 points
  36. $42,500 with 9 and a bit hours to go.
    2 points
  37. Time to clean out the zed cave as i've got so much more room to move about.
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. Great news Lee and have a safe trip mate.
    2 points
  40. Another job off the list was giving the coolant overflow a bit of a refresh as it was looking a little scabby. I used Bilt Hamber autofoam on the inside and Surfex HD degreaser on the outside with a green scotch pad…. Not quite “new” but not far off!
    2 points
  41. Here: https://www.300zx.co.uk/forums/topic/139080-what-did-you-do-to-your-zed-today/?do=findComment&comment=1613936
    2 points
  42. It was so close yet so far away..
    2 points
  43. I’ll be collecting a swb tt auto within the next week.
    2 points
  44. Congratulations hoffmeister! I shall be collecting my 3rd Z soon. I can’t seem to stay away from them!
    2 points
  45. Thats my 100% pass's up to date with this latest one. Never failed an mot although the mot centers were closed last year because of covid so everyone got a tempery certificate. Happy man with happy Z 🙂
    2 points
  46. Holy thread resurrection Batman… But the motor is working again. It took me 3 hours on my back in the footwell, a USB endoscope and some moves that would impress a Pilates instructor, but I managed to undo the screws and get the little blighter out from below. Turns out there was one broken tooth on the output gear wheel in the position it goes to for full demist. Probably been broken for years, but what seems to be new is the broken bits had shifted and jammed the gearbox. Cleaned them out, put it back together, more yoga and all is working. Except I haven’t tried full demist and never will! It might go again and if it does, it does, but confirmation the motor can be swapped without removing the dash, should you ever have to. And may the Lord have mercy on your soul if you do, I don’t ever want to contort like that again. Should have followed advice and taken the seat out! Anyone know a good physio…? 🙂
    2 points
  47. Nice one. Well done
    1 point
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