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2 seater build
January 3, 2014
3:43 pm
fomedome
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Cant remember how long ago this started but getting the car on the road & complied was the 1st mission.

to this
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She had no engine in her to start with only a block & flogged pistons, managed to put a engine together from parts had lying around & members of the club, cheers Rob, Lincon, Nigel & Glen.


Turned out to be a good engine so I pulled it out & swapped it with the my other Z's 2+2 enginebash
That decision came when I had blown 2 auto slush boxes in the 2 seater, Lincon kindly sold me a manual conversion kit so now I could mate that to the hot engine that was in the 2+2, this particular engine has made 193 rwkw not bad for a non turbo.


Engine in place time to start fettling evil
After talking to Rob "tufnis" a few years ago the idea came about individual throttles, sorry Rob for pinching your idea hide
Using the inlet manifold off the VG30DET I could string together two rows of throttles, easier said than done limited space & on a inlet manifold that was never designed for that purpose was always going to be hard.

But 1st the inlet ports were 10mm smaller on the heads than the new inlet manifold, so the heads off to fix a suspected blown head gasket & open up the inlet ports.

Abit of port matching for the exhaust side aswell.

Clean up the block, jiff works well for cleaning engine partswink

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Engine back together.beerchug



Inlet manifold coming together, 10mm thick base plate & throttle body of choice 4age 40mm throttle, room is an issue with them staggered like that.brickwall

Next hurdle make some pulleys to link the two rows.
Cheers JB for the billetbeerchug





New lick of paint for the valve covers as well she's looking pretty smart. A few issues like vacuum & injectors will sort out later.
The pulley for the throttle cable is larger than the Z equivalent so had to modify the throttle pedal by chopping a section above the piviot mount out & welding it back together.

January 6, 2014
2:24 am
Jibber
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Wow that looks smart. Glad I could be a small help!

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fomedome
January 6, 2014
7:26 am
mungyz
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Looking sweet Marty :D

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fomedome
February 19, 2014
9:32 pm
fomedome
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Need your help glen, I need a flange of some sort welded where the hole in the manifold is so I can screw the vacuum T piece in.
This is the last piece of the puzzle before I bolt everything back together brickwall so please ring or txt me when your back in Hams
Cheers

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February 19, 2014
9:58 pm
lostsoul
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Hey Marty, don't know how I missed this … looking very cool !!!!

February 20, 2014
9:06 pm
fomedome
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Thanks Nigel a few of your parts you supplied me made there way in there, Cheers for thatbeerchug

February 22, 2014
8:32 am
mungyz
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Back in Hams for the weekend so will give you a call soon :D

February 23, 2014
5:45 pm
fomedome
Guest

No worries I know your busy I don't mind leaving it with ya, let me know when I can drop it offcool

February 23, 2014
6:14 pm
mungyz
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Sorry dude, got overloaded & forgot to get in touch, should be home on Thursday & will be back for the following week so should be able to sort ya out then.

March 2, 2014
6:19 pm
fomedome
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Got A txt this morning from Glen to say he could have a look at my manifoldsmile

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Now Ive got no excuse to put it all together

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Battery relocated to the boot & new steering wheel fitted beerchug

July 27, 2014
7:57 pm
fomedome
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11

New gauge rings fitted to the speedo cluster. Dunno if anyone else has had the same problem as I had fitting the small rings one trick is to put the gauge rings in the freezer for a few hours much easier to fit.beerchug

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August 3, 2014
2:32 pm
mungyz
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12

I have a target date for completion for you Marty: 22nd Nov 2014 cool

August 31, 2014
7:56 pm
fomedome
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13

Better get crakin thenwink

August 31, 2014
8:13 pm
fomedome
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4 days off good chance to get back into it.
With the battery in the boot I can remove the Battery tray & clean the corrosion underneath
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Need to rip the spot welds out though.
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A tip from my panel beater mate said to use a piece of copper behind the hole your about to weld friends
Welds still look like shit Hahamachinegun
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Never mind grind em back & apply Bog
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Also tidy the wiring loom up
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Going to relocate the fuse box underneath the left headlight will post more pics when finishedbeerchug

September 6, 2014
9:20 pm
mungyz
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15

You finished yet? tounge

September 7, 2014
7:49 pm
fomedome
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16

Hehe Eeeeerkk brickwall
Got A Microtech igniter on order hopefully be here next week then I can finish the wiring loom.
Fusebox relocation finished.
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September 14, 2014
6:26 pm
fomedome
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17

Igniter wired in & checked now have fuel & spark Woohoo!thumbsup
Just need to tidy up a few loose ends & then set up a base tune so it can move under its own power, its been a few years beerchug

September 17, 2014
4:56 pm
Vulcan
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18

Looks good, I want to see a video of it running when its finished!

September 21, 2014
7:28 pm
fomedome
Guest
19

Vulcan said

Looks good, I want to see a video of it running when its finished!

Cheers so do I. Ill make sure I post some vids.
Pretty much finished all the wiring except I forgot the water temp gauge wire doh
Fitted Fuel reg & relocated Fuel filter

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September 27, 2014
8:38 am
lostsoul
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20

Very tidy !!! … would keep on eye the exhaust cam cover vent, you may find oil coming out of there participially during right hand corners.

A "lostsoul" designed and "mungyz" built catch tank would look good in there ;-)

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