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  1. A little glimpse as to what I got up to yesterday
    8 points
  2. Another little job done. I made up a mounting plate for both the oil cooler and the Improved Racing remote filter mount. This is the “final draft” made with some Ali checker plate, which to be honest, is a bit flimsy (but free). I managed to get hold of a bit of aerospace grade 1.5mm ali sheet that I’ll make the finalised version from.
    8 points
  3. DJ's point about the A/C got me doing a bit of research on the model family for the JDM "99" series. There were four named types - "Version R" in 2+2 "Version S" in 2+2, "Version S" in 2+0 and "300ZX" in 2+2 (all available TT or NA). From a copy of the JDM FAST book (here) covering the VINs (chassis numbers) allocated during the '98 to 2K production for the "99" series start (from October '98) as follows. CZ32 (2+0 TT) Version S 560001 GCZ32 (2+2 TT) Version R, Version S and 300ZX 570001 GZ32 (2+2 NA) Version R, V
    6 points
  4. Time for the biennial insurance photos.
    6 points
  5. She’s not quite sitting how I want it, some little tweaks needed on the right hand box, but it gives a good impression of how it’ll look, and I’m really pleased. The 3.5” APR tips give the OEM+ look I was after and fit the recesses in the bumper perfectly
    5 points
  6. So after a very long, dry, safe and cosy sleep since the beginning of this global pandemic she’s waiting for an MOT.
    5 points
  7. Hi all, thought I'd throw on some progress Ive been making on my 92 NA 2+2 since I got it. I aquired the car mid Max Power transformation as per my newbies thread (first time z32 owner) and set about returning to a nice factory example. Mechanically the car is very good, runs nicely, pulls hard and after a good service has given peace of mind to use through the spring. I take the Z to work at least once a week plus weekend fun just to keep it alive. I'll be using the car in its current state throughout summer before tucking away for winter for a full body and paint restoration at my friend
    5 points
  8. Little jaunt out this morning. When I see her next she'll have a clean MOT! Hopefully.
    4 points
  9. Today I did nothing to my Zed, as I wanted to enjoy the sunshine.... However yesterday I gave it a well deserved wash and wax - and naturally, I took some obligatory pictures😁
    4 points
  10. Some new bits have arrived. Front adjustable bushes for the OEM fucas that I've overhauled to replace the cheap Midori style ones that came with the car. New wheel nuts to replace the fecked chrome plates ones that don't seat properly on the alloys. Got home from the boat today. Now got 2 weeks to get the front end sorted and a few other niggles done before she heads down for metal work and some paint.
    4 points
  11. She’s been booked in over at Powerzed with Jimmer, will feel a lot better once the pros have had a look over the car, so thanks very much chaps for that information. the fan clutch needs replacing, it’s extremely loud at low speeds, new one on the way. front left indicator has been fixed, loose ground wire. I have spent a good few days cleaning the car, got a chap in to give it a chemical clean as well so it’s smelling fresh again. now I have given it a good cleaning it’s pretty clear that it’s not that bad at all, only a couple of rust spots, all the wheel arches are clea
    4 points
  12. First stage of the exhaust modification/custom build sorted. converted my expansion down pipes to V band (rest of the system will also be v band) shall be ordering the rest of the pipework needed for my exhaust in the coming weeks
    4 points
  13. Job done! After disconnecting the control rod from the motor there was still no life so the gears are either totally jammed or it’s burnt out, so I didn’t bother trying to manoeuvre it out. Just left it disconnected and locked the side link in the demist/footwell position. For reference if you ever have to do the job, all you actually need to remove is the panel under the steering wheel and the two pieces of duct behind it, plus the instrument console glare shield if you want to get to the screw that holds the motor in. By far the hardest part is getting the ducts back into place, but wel
    3 points
  14. My 94 car and soon to be 95 car are a Version S fyi but I think you're being specific to the facelift. For desirability, you just need a clean example, manual is best and a turbo, some or no mods, a bit like Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, no big gay spoilers 🙂.
    3 points
  15. So as not to leave a story unfinished, just a quick update to say all is now installed and working. Jimmer (top bloke among top blokes) had a good rack from a ‘95 car, and after confirming all the electronics were there he’s swapped it in and worked all the alignment and calibration magic. Just on the drive back from Powerzed I think I can feel it’s dialled out some of the initial understeer on quick direction changes, but need a few more miles to really get the feel of what’s different. Certainly feels nice and planted though. Thanks again to all for the help and advice, and as usual a hearty
    3 points
  16. Hi Guys I should have my blocks back next week, they machine out the original Porsche Lokasil cast in liner, preform and replace it with an aluminum alloy cylinder plated with Nikasil, all 6 being done with new pistons. I have sent them my old IMS shaft to be upgraded to the larger bearing. I have never had so much cleaning to do on an engine & gearbox before but getting there. Few snapped bolts as Porsches are know for, not even started on the rusty exhaust bolts.
    3 points
  17. Second job was to mock up all the Haltech bits in the footwell. Took my finest puzzle solving skills to figure out what to put where and have enough room to route wiring etc. It’s a shame the patch harness connector has no provision to hard mount it to a surface, so I’ll have to have a think about some way of securing that. still waiting on a few sensors to turn up, and then need to finalise the wiring, routing etc.... but you get the idea (The forums having a hissy and won’t orientate the pic correctly)
    3 points
  18. ok just to put this to bed, it turns out it looks like the immobiliser shat it self, anyhow bypassed the immobiliser circuits and the car fired straight up, just the mis fire on number one to sort now.
    3 points
  19. Been busy today. I gave up with the exhaust bolts. I'll let the garage that's doing my new sills drill them out. Instead I made a start on the front end regarding the bits raised in the last MOT. Needed the angry spanner to get the knackered drop links off, but at least I managed not to damage my eye this time. Unknown brand crappy adjustable FUCAs removed. Finished painting up my spare set of OEM upper arms, and will install the Whiteline adjustable bushes in tomorrow and refit to the car. New Moog drop links in. And I've cleaned and painted the front ARB and hav
    3 points
  20. Perhaps the market is firming up for nicely modified cars using quality parts. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-38/
    3 points
  21. Today I shrunk the other zed
    3 points
  22. Topics of this nature just boil my pee ! the powers that be just will not leave the motorist alone, its not enough that they are trying to force us all to be driving highly unethical cobalt powered milk floats by 2035 but in the meantime mess with the fuel of our current petrol and diesel engines ! its all political crap anyhow just to fall in with the "green " demand in the world today, lets face emissions on modern cars both petrol and diesel are so damn good now when compared to the 70`s gas guzzlers. My question is, the 10% bio-fuel part, what exactly is it made up off and will
    3 points
  23. Currently up for auction with bidding now at $27,000 with 6 days to run a very clean low mileage example. How high will bidding go? https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-4/
    2 points
  24. Sold for $46,000. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-nissan-300zx-twin-turbo-4/
    2 points
  25. Well she's covered in dust and bird sh**, has 2 holes where rear sills should be, but she's back on 4 wheels and started no bother after 5 months without being run. Need to replace this JapSpeed heap of junk exhaust. Hateful PoS.
    2 points
  26. Hi all, The car arrives in less than a day. This whole week has really dragged by, I can’t wait to get stuck in tomorrow. It’s been sat in a garage for 18 years, the sills and underneath of the car looked sound. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. I’m fully aware there could be hidden issues due to the age of the car. Once it’s up on four jacks I’ll be able to get some pictures up. Major issues are, bodywork and the engine... I have quite a list of things that need addressing and I know that list will get longer the deeper I dig. For now, some of these are…
    2 points
  27. Slow... It looks like the cambelt has slipped a few teeth, cylinder 6 recorded zero compression. Not ideal but, it’s an excuse to pull the engine out for a rebuild and get the drivetrain, fuel tank etc out for the resparay and under seal. The journey is about to get a whole lot longer, however. It will be fun and the end result will be awesome.
    2 points
  28. Cheers.... this pic shows the rear stance a bit better
    2 points
  29. If copying an existing off the shelf design is your thing 😜
    2 points
  30. Nothing like some shiny new parts [emoji41] Keep her going for many more years to come. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  31. I used the fitting from an old Hozelock garden sprayer. But something like this would do (to suit the internal diameter of the hose going to the Honda pump).
    2 points
  32. I did just that with a JDM washer bottle. I used a Honda Stream head light washer pump to keep the headlight washers (required for MOT).
    2 points
  33. That must be one of the best oem Z32's out there. $35,000 + would still be a steal and how good it would be in UK spec. Love the black leather.
    2 points
  34. To expand Richards example, let’s say he took the scenic route along the coast. You’d be out of electric by the time you got to my place, good luck finding a charge point, there are some but not many... and the further west you go the greater that issue becomes. I have a rule, I don’t go to Cornwall without enough fuel to get back the idea of doing that as a day trip with an EV is laughable.
    2 points
  35. I can remember things like that too but in the end innovation can get blocked by the big corporates as there is still plenty of cash left in the oil markets.
    2 points
  36. Not a problem Richard, you just need to pack something like this in your boot - a fossil fueled EV Mobile Charger. Don't leave home without one!
    2 points
  37. Me neither - and this could be the saving grace.... I mean, let's go back to basics. You decide to take a holiday in the UK using your car - you decide to head south-west in the summer (why not). It's a 300 mile trip and you have an electric car with a range of 300 miles at best. It's hot, so you have your AC on to keep cool - you have a family, so they want to use their i-Pads etc to watch movies, thus need to charge them. You have your mobile plugged in to keep that charged, just in case. You decide you want to make the most of your vacation, rather than waste it on the journey, so you
    2 points
  38. Very Interesting I won’t give up my petrol cars without a fight.
    2 points
  39. A few pictures from today!
    2 points
  40. Yesterday, I took my Zed out on the ritual Sainsbury's run first thing - then filled it with Esso's finest and took the scenic route home. I really should have given it a wash, but it's mainly just dusty, so will leave it until next weekend. I did, however, give the interior a hoover and wipe-down - along with some Gliptone leather treatment. I also fitted my new tailored floor mats - I'll post a few pics in a separate thread - but I went for these: Nissan 300ZX 1990-2000 Car Mats - In Stock - £19.99 "Executive" spec, in graphite grey with dark blue nubuck trim. They match
    2 points
  41. Infinity have completed my exhaust, this is what was stated on the invoice.......... 'Shorten existing front pipes & fabricate & fit 3" stainless steel twin exhaust system including x pipe setup & centre silencers & with quad large rectangular tailpipes'.
    2 points
  42. Have you asked Jim@PZ if he has any s/h 370cc ones? I would imagine that he might what with upgrades to larger sizes for customers.
    2 points
  43. After a *long* lockdown hibernation (did just 255 miles in 12 months!) did a service and check over to make sure everything was OK. One thing that had decided to go awol was the oil pressure sensor which was reading low (at all RPMs) - a common fault. So it was replaced with new and the oil pressure gauge is now reading as it should. On RHD cars the sensor is located on the n/s of the engine block near the oil pan. https://conceptzperformance.com/wiki/index.php/Oil_Pressure_Sending_Unit
    2 points
  44. Hi all, Not used forums much so hope it ok to wake this post up. Guessing that as it's been nearly nine years this would be appropriate? (I’m also very dyslexic so if I come across as condescending or incompetent, please go easy on me. Grammarly for some reason won’t work in the forums text box so I’ll be using google doc’s to compose all my messages). I managed to get myself a nice restoration project yesterday. She’s a 1991 TT auto that has been sleeping in a garage for 18 years. I’m really looking forward to sorting out the hopefully minor rust and dent issues in
    2 points
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