Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by bernjean » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:34 am

She is looking really smart, great work.
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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by Grunzter » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:58 pm

No major update. My replacement tie-rods arrrived from USA from APEX Engineered LLC, so will swap out the original set as they were machined wrong.
Also rear shocks are at Koni's getting shortened and travel checked. Had to double check what the minimum travel was.
Need to get a temporry donk in the engine bay ASAP to get the headers made...
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by bernjean » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:42 am

Must be getting close to being finished, that car is looking soooooo good, well worth all the blood sweat and tears. :P
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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by Grunzter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:33 pm

Aiming to finish this year with luck.

Ok, a good week, and lots to do.
Last weekend thanks to another Z car guy I managed to get some spare front axles/struts and rear stub axles. So very happy.

Another great leap forward, is that i collected a spare dummy engine from CMR which will go in this weekend fingers crossed.

Also paid a visit to MSEL so they could teach me a few things about distributorless ignition. So got some coils which i need to mount, and will organise a Motec dash and other bits in the coming weeks.

Rack is back from PG Hydraulics and tested perfectly, they only had to re-crimp the ends for the steering arms. Also replacement steering arsm from APEX Engineered LLC fitted.

Also ordered a new cam timing thingy from EFI Hardware in Aus., and will make up a 36-2 trigger wheel for the crank... At the same time i put a billet fuel rail on the order.

And lucky last, rear shocks back from having 50mm travel limiters installed. They were also tested as well...
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An example of mounting them, but i think i will mount them on the inside of the wheel arch...
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1981 280ZX #33 IMSA GTU Race Car ...not yet finished...
(Sold) 1984 300ZX Z31 2+2 Turbo
(Sold) 1980 280ZX 2+2

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Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Post by bernjean » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:52 am

Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better.
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