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  1. Thought I’d spoil the old girl with some nice new rear lights
    9 points
  2. Just want to say thanks to jimmer (powerzed)for another great job he’s done on the zed 👍pushing the boundaries of power 🚀 Booked in with Greg (pro tuner)12 November to tune it with new G4 link and traction hopefully make some decent figures
    8 points
  3. More also on the digital AC in the days to come, I always had the manual pod on the 94 but with the white 95 providing the digital one I have migrated the full loom from that LWB into my 95 SWB, this was a mammoth task and I spent 5 days in Bristol doing this and amongst other jobs, for now though just a pic of the pod itself, I have the missing switch btw.
    7 points
  4. The clock in my newish (1990) wasn't working so I decided to have a go at it. Solder joints seem to be the main problem so I took mine apart so have a look. It has the 2 piece pcb so I split it by unsoldering the connections at the H and M end, 3 on each side which let me separate them. Using an iron and thin solder I resoldered every joint I could see, I didn't bother unsoldering anything first as the new solder mixed with the old. Took about 10 minutes. Put it back and it worked! That was yesterday. Today a friend with a 1992 300 came in with the same problem. His clock has a one piece pcb. Same plan, resolder everything in sight. Again, it's working. I mess about with Marshall amps and 99% of the problems are bad solder joints so I was happy enough that these clocks would be the same. You really need an iron with a fine tip and thin solder, plus a solder sucker can be useful. Fingers crossed but no reason to think it won't last.
    6 points
  5. Hi guys just thought I would share photos of My Nissan 300zx Fairlady , it has been an 11 year project , which is pretty much complete , I think it was worth it. Please let me know what you think , i have posted a link to the video as well Phil
    6 points
  6. Took the old girl for a MOT today and as usual all jimmers work was perfect once again car passed no advisories again 👍
    6 points
  7. I am willing/happy to show my car. It is a 1989 LWB twin turbo in complete stock form. I can help setup the show and can stay for the whole show on the stand (minus sleeping, eating and peeing!) I have attached a couple of pictures of my car for anyone that may not have seen it yet....
    6 points
  8. Lots more updates to come in due course but this is my engine bay as of today, totally rebuilt by Jimmer with pistons, turbos, etc, which I have posted earlier in this thread. Not fully totally done yet, I have jobs to do on the drive, like today putting the rad bracket on and the throttle cover with it's new decal. You may notice the cruise control actuator, this is a work in progress and is being retro fitted, more on that later.
    5 points
  9. Happy to display and attend for the duration.
    5 points
  10. More pictures from the day. We had a lovely location overlooking the Brands Hatch circuit. These photos are from later in the day when there were less people around, but I thought the event was well attended by Clubs and visitors alike. Many thanks to those who made the trip to attend and in particular Aftab and Michael who came all the way from Nottinghamshire and Norfolk respectively! Our Club display of cars looked great. Michael, I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of your Silver car. The pictures are hi-res if you click on them.
    5 points
  11. Lenses off one and on the modified backs, tomorrow this job 👍. And a rear shot, taken just now at dusk. Forgot to add, I have the black decal strip to go on yet under the spoiler.
    4 points
  12. Just had an email from the organisers and the car has been accepted for display on the circuit.
    4 points
  13. The HIDs that had been fitted to the car were quite a high Kelvin rating. Probs around 6200K. I was never happy with that so got a new set a few months back and was finally able to fit them today. Camera doesn't do it justice as it always picks out blue hues, but they are a very clear white (4800K). Also managed to get the ballasts tucked away under the nose panel. In the pics below the passenger side is new set and drivers still has old. Cleaned up some of the bay with degrease and fitted a few more stainless nuts and bolts. Discovered what I think is the start of lifter tick from the drivers side. Something to add to the "Jimmer list".
    4 points
  14. The keyless entry/exit system and a Toad alarm both worked in harmony on the white 95 LWB donor car, also a 2 relay 10 wire mirror closing 'system'. You can imagine the amount of wiring that was grafted onto the factory loom, was all well done though actually. Once this complete loom was removed and 'on the bench', I set to and removed everything aftermarket, soldering, bridging back up wires, and this was time well spent, start a fresh, yes I've now not got an alarm but it is something I can add at a later date if I desire.
    4 points
  15. Wasn't sure if I could use these WinFactory bonnet struts on the new car with the fitting of the cruise control but after a bit of a fiddle I've got them working sweet, they hold the bonnet up a little higher than the bonnet stay which is a bonus.
    4 points
  16. I was fitting a full interior digital AC loom from a LWB and making it fit and work in a SWB 👍. I spent 50 hours committed work down there with Jim.
    4 points
  17. I put halo's in my headlights many many years ago, Jim transferred the headlights from my old car into my new one without wiring the halos in, there was no need at this stage. Having now got the car back on my drive I can do jobs like this, half expecting the halo's not to work and having in mind that I'll be fitting standard headlights in their place, I quickly tested and they worked perfectly !!! My mind was then made up to keep the halo's and these I'll use has my side lights, so I linked them up with some new cable which you can see loose for now. I've removed the T10 side light JDM bulbs from the front fogs, I am not even going to take out the standard fog light bulbs, I know they're a bit yellow in comparison but these days I am not bothered about this kind of thing !! I have loads of sets of new HID lights but these were in when the car came over from Japan and as long as they continue to be 100% reliable, I will stick with them as the ballasts seem robustly made, the colour looks about right at 4500K somewhere methinks.
    3 points
  18. I could have bought new scuttles but I have 2 complete pairs, so on a warm day I cleaned and sprayed satin black. Cleaned the area, spraying GT85 everywhere and then carefully fit with mostly new clips. I also fit new bonnet hinge covers you may notice, these are often broken, that's if people even know about them !! I'm purchasing 2 x 21" wipers today btw.
    3 points
  19. I do have another brand new lit up facelift reverse light panel but this one is a little older and is illuminated differently, a bit brighter than the norm, almost brake light brightness. No number plate because I have only just sent the paperwork off to Swansea to register this freshly imported car and you can only register once you have a valid MOT certificate in your hand. And after mine and Jimmer's work, we got the MOT a few weeks ago. I need to put in the swage line tape I know guys.
    3 points
  20. Took of my old scuttle panels there not broke but faded and need painting but decided to get new ones from Luke along with all my new rear lights and centre panel..should freshen her up 😎
    3 points
  21. So its a waiting game now before i can get to drive her again…funny how you miss these old Datsun’s just waiting for new rear lights and centre panel and new scuttle trims then 12th November of to Greg aka Protuner for G4
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. Here are some photos from the day. Met @naz27 at Polegate for a spirited drive to Brands Hatch and happened along @AndrewG on the M25, so we convoyed there together. We had a brilliant location right on the main road in/out of the Brands Hatch just along from the start line. We had enough room for possibly 13 cars, so hopefully more can come next year! There were a lot of cars to look at, similar turn out to simply Japanese plus all the racing going on at the track. From out stand we could see part of the track which was good. All in all an excellent day out, well worth the £19. Hopefully see more people there next year!
    3 points
  24. Just had a reply with a link to get the pass Also found in junk email an email saying they had had a lot of emails bounce back so were sending a link
    3 points
  25. Managed to get the other half of the engine together, you have five minutes before the sealent goes off. It is a harder task because you have to put the piston in then turn it upside down, look through a small hole, knock piston up till it lines up with the piston rod, put gudgen pin in then the clip blindly in. Made my own tool.
    3 points
  26. Hi folks, I have fitted a new steering wheel to my Zed..... I am not a fan of aftermarket updates, but sought something a little more modern and "chunky" than the original. So sticking with the "OEM-plus" theme, I bought this from Interior Innovations in the USA. I still prefer the look of the original - especially as I had it retrimmed by Hide N Seat a few years ago - however I definitely prefer the "feel" of this new one!!
    2 points
  27. My intercoolers are massive, Jim fit some series 1 indicators to get the car through the MOT and even then had to relocate the bulb holder. Series 2 indicators are the only ones to have but do not fit much larger ic's without some modification, you can see how much they are fouling and that is without the actual bulb and holder in, adding even more depth, not a chance !! First job is get them in the oven and remove the lenses. Then slice off the kerb light bulb holder, I used my dremel type tool, then locate it next to the indicator holder. Just tack it on for now with some hot glue. If you don't want or have kerb lights, think it's a JDM thing, you may want to locate side lights to this position, so you can still proceed with this mod. Looking through the new position holder drill a pilot hole in the dead centre, I found this drill attachment worked well. You need to drill out an opening plenty large enough to fit the standard bulb and it'll end up looking like this. Put some tape over the old hole, like here. I'm going to use the cob bulbs you see in this next pic, orange for the signal and white for the kerb light, use standard filament bulbs if you prefer, both clear shown here, you may have the amber deflector, if you have removed, like I have you'll have to use an orange filament bulb. I used lots of black silicone, not just to hold the new bulb holder location but to stop any light bleed. Fit the lenses after applying some heat and job done.
    2 points
  28. Try and ignore a lot on this video as this was taken many years ago and things are long gone, much more simpler and factory approach these days. However, I have kept the side markers, rather than take another video I'm being lazy and showing this, installed today and they are solid red on with the side lights and then flash when you indicate, then after a second or so come back solid red.
    2 points
  29. The Goodwood Breakfast Club is hosting the 90s on 7 November. Seems like the perfect opportunity to show the Z32s off (weather permitting!). I'm not sure if I'm able to go yet but thought it would be of interest to the others on here. I took my old Zed about 12yrs ago and even managed to park the car on the start/finish straight where it go a lot of attention! Was an early but fun morning out and I'd be keen on going again. https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/breakfast-club/
    2 points
  30. Keyless system is a factory optional extra on later cars, the remote locks and unlocks the doors with a little beep, there's also a button that turns on the cabin courtesy light and a button for which you press and hold for tailgate release. It's basic but I like having this kind of thing. After spending time at Jimmer's fitting it I can now confirm it is working as Nissan intended, very very pleasing. These are the remote fobs I have for the system......
    2 points
  31. Tokyo Auto slam panel I think they call this, just had to fiddle this to get it to fit on the 1995. I do have the nose panel rubber to go on yet, for the bonnet shut line as on the earlier series cars, another thing that was deleted on the later cars.
    2 points
  32. Welcome Ed great Zed you have mate…there’s a few red Zeds in this club but uk ones are the finest ☺️
    2 points
  33. No only new for the old girl Jimbo its only the wife’s housekeeping money I’m spending anyway 🤑
    2 points
  34. I am free that weekend, If needed I can take the Wed + Thurs off to drive/help/setup/etc
    2 points
  35. I hope today goes well. Sorry I can't be there, I'll be thinking of you as I Bob around the North Sea. Thanks again to Andrew for the organisation on the day!
    2 points
  36. Have a good one guys and wish I was there. 👍
    2 points
  37. Happy to be attending this year! Will be great to reconnect with the club 😁
    2 points
  38. Hi yes I have just recently sold a yellow 300zx and if honest regretted selling it as I do want one to keep so I will be getting this black one lovely and keeping ..
    2 points
  39. Yeah is a real shame but ah well. Back in 2013 it would have been 20 years old - considering the perfect number is 175 psi, for a 20 year old car, that's pretty dam good I guess. Yep at least it'll be in safe hands with Jim so can relax. I'm looking at all the parts options now; I want response and reliability so thinking Z1 GT525's and CP Pistons/Rods seem to be best quality. Teaching myself as I go though so will wait and see what Jim advises. I won't ever sell this Zed, so knowing the engine is solid will be a peace of mind TBH.
    1 point
  40. Somehow doubt Jim would have endorsed those red hoses, the multitudes of 'Z' bracketry and the bright red SLICKTOP thing! 🤣
    1 point
  41. Hi All, Just to introduce myself. Am the proud owner of a twin turbo manual that I acquired a couple of weeks ago - have been dreaming of getting a 300zx for several years.... It's UK spec and was converted from auto about 15 years ago. Generally it appears in good condition with very little rust anywhere since it has been garaged for 20 years. However I can't drive it at the moment since just had surgery on my shoulder - may keep it boxed for now and then get it out again in the spring if I can resist for that long! I'll be doing lots of servicing on it since I'm not 100% sure how up to date it is on various fluids and filters etc. The cam belt was done 20K miles ago so should be ok for now but that was 18 years ago so I may look to get it done soonish anyway... The only other issue is an intermittent fault where the speedo goes haywire and then the power steering plays up. Reading around some of the posts on here it looks like I need to get the speedo instrument cluster out and check solder joints on the back? Will check this out in due course... Regards Ed
    1 point
  42. Fit my throttle cover and the Tokyo Auto strut brace. These actually touch each other in the centre, so I've used a piece of neoprene as a gasket.
    1 point
  43. One of the best visual upgrades you can make Graham especially to a black Z. Mine were first on my black Z then moves onto the red shorty.
    1 point
  44. Can’t wait to put them in the bin there was 2 inches of water in the right hand light 😂
    1 point
  45. Mods please close, I got my answer
    1 point
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