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A280Z
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Post by A280Z » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:22 pm

Pedey wrote:Looking sweet! Not going RB any more I see?
rb is still sitting patiently waiting. This was meant to just be a paint the bay job then throw the L back in but seems to have escalated some how...

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A280Z
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Post by A280Z » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:03 am

Bit more progress

Last few bits back from electroplaters so could finally put the carbs back together and bolt them back on.

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Radiator mounted for the last time hopefully and water hard lines done.

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Because of my new home made strut brace I had an issue with my old fuel line setup not clearing. So had to get all crazy with AN fittings to make it work, yep its totally ridiculous but only way I could make it clear brace and throttle linkage gear.

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Shes pretty tight, but all sort of fits

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Catch tank mounted and plumbed

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Coil up front

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As it sits now, pretty much all the mechanical stuff now done thankfully

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Wiring nightmare now begins...

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mike260z
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Post by mike260z » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:10 am

Wow that is just amazing , excellent work as always man
74 260z 2+2

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Post by Karljsw » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:54 am

Oooo shiny :P

Looking good!!

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Post by nzeder » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:23 am

Looks very bling great job.

I see Motorsport regs now state the breather bottle/catch can now must be located on the opposite side to the exhaust. Not sure if Land Transport have the same requirements might pay to check.

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Post by Andy » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:42 am

nzeder wrote:Looks very bling great job.

I see Motorsport regs now state the breather bottle/catch can now must be located on the opposite side to the exhaust. Not sure if Land Transport have the same requirements might pay to check.
Bugga, reminds me of the Blackadder episode when Edmund came up with some missing words! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOSYiT2iG08

Engine compartment looks good, nice with the coil and plug wires tucked away. Hope that beautiful engine has a C type box behind it. :-)

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A280Z
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Post by A280Z » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:37 pm

nzeder wrote:Looks very bling great job.

I see Motorsport regs now state the breather bottle/catch can now must be located on the opposite side to the exhaust. Not sure if Land Transport have the same requirements might pay to check.
I had it in a similar spot for the last warrant and wasn't an issue but cheers for the heads up.

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Post by waidez » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Oh sooooo sexy! Very nice work.

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Post by merlin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Very nice work. I can really appreciate the time and effort to do a nice job not to mention the money.

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A280Z
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Post by A280Z » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:31 am

Started making some headway on the wiring. The original loom was in a pretty messy state due to years of people cutting and splicing not to mention my car having had a LHD to RHD conversion along the way. I have cut away as much of the old redundant fuel injection wiring as possible.

Front end done. Replaced a few of the old connectors and tried to route as neat as I can. All wiring now runs through the guard as wanted to try and keep the engine bay clean.

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Engine bits finished. New 2G cable running to battery in the back of the car

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Through firewall

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I managed to score some sweet sealed 12V battery's from Craig260 to replace my old dead one, chur bo! These things are nice and small which is cool. One should do the trick but am going to use two.

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Knocked up these guys to mount them

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Decided to mount behind the rear seats, they just squeeze in there.

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Post by limezed » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:21 am

nzeder wrote:Looks very bling great job.

I see Motorsport regs now state the breather bottle/catch can now must be located on the opposite side to the exhaust. Not sure if Land Transport have the same requirements might pay to check.
That's a great rule. So what do you do with a V configured engine?

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Post by A280Z » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:49 am

limezed wrote:
nzeder wrote:Looks very bling great job.

I see Motorsport regs now state the breather bottle/catch can now must be located on the opposite side to the exhaust. Not sure if Land Transport have the same requirements might pay to check.
That's a great rule. So what do you do with a V configured engine?
Bolt it to the bumper?

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Post by A280Z » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:40 pm

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Moddy
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Post by Moddy » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:21 pm

Jesus this thing is beautiful. You really cant put that RB in her anymore haha, you've GOT to keep the L-series
***** Drive it like you stole it *****

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Post by HasMilk » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:29 pm

This thing looks simply amazing, and bad ass with the hood off.. Makes ya' wanna throw her around some corners, gracefully :)
In a long distance relationship with my 260z

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