240z ANDO WERKS

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ConnorAnderson240z
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Re: 240z ANDO WERKS

Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:53 am

thanks Bernie,
I was looking at those products the other week, really nice looking stuff.
Not sure if I'll use those or go to CV's.
plenty of other things to sort out before I get there haha

Can't wait to get this thing back on the road. Waiting for parts to arrive has been slowing this project down soo much.
In the future I won't be pulling it off the road till I have everything I need (although it's those little unexpected things that get ya)

ConnorAnderson240z
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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm

Back into making videos again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mleQFVzIhJU&t=1s
Pretty un Z related except for the little update at the end.

- Should have the speedo issue fixed and the gearbox back in very soon
- Basically what happened with the coilovers, is I went through an NZ dealer, as I wanted an NZ contact in case of any issue, rather than having to go back and forward with KW in Germany (hindsight, should've just gone straight through KW)
However, the dealer made a bit of a stuff up, didn't understand the nature of the work and i've just found out my struts have been sitting in the office in Auckland for the last 3 months, rather than being in Germany being turned into glorious adjustable coilovers.
The original lead-time was going to be about 6 weeks.
Long story short, we're another 6 weeks away, safe to say i'm pretty gutted about it, just hoping they are here before xmas.

Also is there a trick to posting photos? I can't seem to figure it out

cheers,
Connor
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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:47 pm

Never mind, figured it out!

Here's a picture of my Z how I first got it 4 years ago for reference
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ConnorAnderson240z
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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Another Ando Werks video up, E30 again, not the 240z, but thought I might as well keep posting them here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTEth4jpH8w

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stevenewenham
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Post by stevenewenham » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:15 am

Great video guys, always entertaining, keep them coming.

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Post by bernjean » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:00 pm

Really enjoy the videos, Even if not a Zed. I find there are always tips to be had.
Many thanks guys.
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ConnorAnderson240z
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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:07 am


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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:11 pm

Hi all,

Finally back into it again with the videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG4k4YN-Upg&t=431s

Another 2 videos coming in the next week.
Been awesome to actually drive the car, crazy how much attention they get now.

cheers,
Connor

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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:18 pm

Part 2/3 of the KW coilover nonsense:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnvnrkOzGEw

editing the 3rd now

surprisingly the car has held together after all my work, except for a fried battery (but it was time for a new one anyway)

cheers,
Connor

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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:17 am

Last video of the KW coilovers + just driving this awesome road I found between Inglewood and Tarata.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEAJHmaWVb4

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Post by Grunzter » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:15 pm

Very cool professional looking video!
...on a great subject. :)
1980 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...nearly done!
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Post by stevenewenham » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:12 pm

Excellent trio of videos !You have a real knack for explaining clearly what you are doing and why.
The aerial footage in the drive part was really cool.
Good to see my old wheels still rolling, for now anyway!
I am interested to know what spring rates those coilovers use , front and rear, and how you find them..
I installed coilovers years ago when the car was used mainly on the track.Now that it
is used mainly on the road with a few track days each year it is probably way over sprung.

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Post by bernjean » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:47 pm

Thats a great way to handle it. All the best with progress.
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Post by ConnorAnderson240z » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:03 pm

Cheers guys, appreciate the support.

Steve, wheels are doing the job and don't look bad at all, happy with the purchase.
However, I'm a bit of a wheel nerd so theres a few on my list to get, just can't decide what to go with!

Spring rates are 40N/mm (4K) front and rear. I think thats pretty good for sporty street use and i'm sure they would go alright on the track as well.

Now i've got to figure out what to move onto next.
After the manual swap, turns out the cheap 260z 5 speed box I got 4 years ago isn't in perfect condition. some people might of noticed in the video it has a bit of a crunch if I rush it into 3rd.
Originally I just got the box for the bellhousing to put it on a 71C box from a SR or RB. It shouldn't be too hard at all now to do that conversion, so I just need to track down a 71C box.

Also as some have mentioned the auto diff at 3.5 is too long. I'm keen to do a 3.9 Subaru STI R180 LSD swap, but not sure what to do for axles. If I really need to spend the extra money on CV's or stick with the standard ones? the car will probably never make more than 200hp so i'm not worried about strength.

Just thinking out loud now, the list of things to do is endless!

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Post by agecage » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:33 am

ConnorAnderson240z wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:03 pm
Also as some have mentioned the auto diff at 3.5 is too long. I'm keen to do a 3.9 Subaru STI R180 LSD swap, but not sure what to do for axles. If I really need to spend the extra money on CV's or stick with the standard ones? the car will probably never make more than 200hp so i'm not worried about strength.
Bernjean is busy doing the STI diff swap atm. Think he brought some stubs from America and then swapped the universals over to allow you to bolt both ends.

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