JamesZX

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  1. JamesZX

    JamesZX POZEST

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    Thought I'd start a re-build thread I can update regularly. I always get lost and I've been away for so long it would be nice for people to see it all in one thread from the beginning; which is where I will start.

    01-05-2007 I picked up my zed from a member James Strom (Strom) and this happened to be the first picture I ever took of it/her.

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    It didn't run right when I first got it, needed a tuning bad, new coil packs (running on 5), Still being in school I didn't have money to pay for what I wanted.

    Photo shows how rich she was :eek:

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    I did what I could and drove it around for a while, had fun. Just before I turned 18 (February 2008) the head gasket decided to leak.

    Even the upper plenum filled up with coolant:(
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    Sometime around February 2009 with help from a few members and friends the engine came out -
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    While plans of a RB26 going in or building a monster VG30 got tossed around in my head she sat in the garage gathering dust...:rolleyes:
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    Little tribute to a bit of dodgy work and steve smacking himself in the face (lol) I forgot about along the way...
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    In February this year I painted the engine bay hoping that this would motivate me to finish the build.
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    It seems In February each year there seems to be a little wind making the zed all piece together. So hopefully by February 2011. The motor will be in the bay and tuned.

    Engine Build Specs -

    Bottom End
    ACL Race Bearings (main)
    ACL Race Bearings (rods)
    Hyperlite Forged Pistons (Ceramic Top Coated)
    Scat H-Beam Connecting Rods
    Ross Racing Pulley
    ARP Head & Main Studs
    Rotating Assy Balance
    Bore, Hone, Acid Bath, Crack Test, Deck, etc.
    Bottom End Assembly
    OEM Oil Pump
    OEM Oil Strainer

    Top End
    Head Rebuild
    JWT Wild Camshafts & Tomei Adjustable pulleys
    Heavy Duty Valve Springs
    Head Gasket
    1mm oversized Valves
    Bronze Valve Guides
    Valve Guide Installation & New Valve Seats

    Miscellaneous

    JWT 700's x2
    740cc Nismo Injectors
    3" Dump Pipes
    AMS Manifolds
    Microtech LT12S with X6 Ignition Module

    and much more I can't think of right now...

    I'll leave you guys with a few teaser photos for now:):zlove:


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    Thanks to all that helped and are still helping along the way!
    Tom @ PZP for the motor build!:br:
    Stay tuned!
    JamesZX..
     
  2. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    cometic gasket!!! dude !!! 95% fail rate on those gaskets dude... id be expecting some engine out time pretty soon :eek:
     
  3. ZDUCTIV

    ZDUCTIV Active Member

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    Heh. Good pics. Looking forward to this being finished.
     
  4. SedatZX

    SedatZX Tyranus

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    very nice, should make serious power once its all put together!
     
  5. JamesZX

    JamesZX POZEST

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    What's wrong with cometic?
     
  6. ZXDEVIL

    ZXDEVIL Active Member

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    Was wondeting what happened to you! good to see its coming together:cool:
     
  7. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    they dont seal properly. ei. look at rob260 and about 20 guys on tt.net :eek:
     
  8. tom@pzp

    tom@pzp www.pzp.com.au

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    lol, i suppose you've rebuilt heads of vg's with cometic gaskets hey simmo?

    We use and recommend cometic gaskets for all of our engine rebuilds, never had one leak. Only time we've ever had one fail if with an SR22 160tho oversized pistons with big big boost. Only reason that was is because the pistons were that huge there was bugger all gap between cylinders.
     
  9. Nigel300

    Nigel300 New Member

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    Did you paint the engine bay yourself James? Looks great!
     
  10. rollin

    rollin First 9

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    stop plastering that bullshit failure rate all over this forum!!
     
  11. cru1sr

    cru1sr Bayside Hustla

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    Great pics! Sounds like this engine will really sing when you get it back in.

    Lol'd on the innovative use of your Yellow Pages too.
     
  12. Chad_

    Chad_ Well-Known Member

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    this is going to be a tough build hopefully you get it finished soon :zlove: eng bay looks great
     
  13. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    come on dude, whens it gonna be on the road?
     
  14. DUB

    DUB BRAMIS Photography

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    Would like to know more about how this has gone. Is it in and running yet?
     
  15. JamesZX

    JamesZX POZEST

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    This is where the car is at today... I've changes plans a few times and will write about everything in detail later tonight but i'll share some porn with ya's...

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    Enjoy :)
     
  16. kiff

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    Very Nice Job!!! :zlove:
     
  17. Romonski

    Romonski And Justice For All

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    oof i just made a mess in my pants
     
  18. SedatZX

    SedatZX Tyranus

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    One of my fav builds, did you swap the shell to a slicktop? Every thing looks awesome. My personal taste i prefer black over your new colour.
     
  19. Chad_

    Chad_ Well-Known Member

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    niceeeeeeeeeeee :zlove::br:

    very schmick i like the backing plate
     
  20. Miksta

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    Looks the goods James, bet it will go the goods too :D
     

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