What have you done to your zed today? Part 4............

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Vader, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Prepped and primed 2k bar, white base coat this afternoon. Finished clear coat on fog light ducts. Removed nasty wheel lock nut and finally installed last lenso 18in rim. Installed freshly painted drivers guard with dress up bolts and washers courtesy of rob260. Finished painting engine bay in gloss black, still have to clear it and mount a few things like fuel hard lines etc. Installed vented carbon fibre hood. Prepping and priming passenger side guard also. Both guards and engine bay have been taken back to bare metal, paint stripper is brutal stuff. Trimmed plastic tabs to fit clear side indicators. Marked out and started hacking away at the stock nose panel to make a letterbox vent for the ls1 intake.
     
  2. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

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    Finished the conversion today.

    1. Installed NA bracket to block
    2. Installed wire loom bracket to PS pump bracket
    3. Fitted banjo bolt to top of pump nipped up, then decided to do it all the way up once it was completely installed onto the bracket
    4. Fitted reservoir cue swearing as everything was oily
    5. offered up the PS pump and installed top hinge / pivot bolt
    6. Installed belt, tensioned assembly
    7. Fitted fan and retensioned alternator / fan belt
    8. Fitted radiator and filled with fluid
    9. Filled PS pump reservoir
    10. Commenced bleeding of PS system
    11. Started engine to do the powered bleed of PS system
    12. Fluid everywhere FML.
    13. Be me. Day 2 of having a dexron 3 ATF shower.
    14. Curse and swear for a good 5 minutes. Grab a bourbon for inspiration.
    15. Fabricobble together a 24mm crows foot wrench, uni joint and extension to nip up the top high pressure outlet banjo bolt that was leaking - which I forgot to do up completely in step 3.
    16. #winning@mechanicing
    17. bleed radiator. Finish bourbon and pack tools away. Hopefully I won't need to work on this bitch ever again.
     
  3. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    Full professional interior and exterior detailing today. Colour correction with sealant applied, the paint is like glass. :zlove:
     
  4. Finished painting the 2k bar in ev1 lightning yellow, came out effing awesome. Test fitted gloss black fog light ducts and indicators and they fit like a glove. Very happy with the progress being made to this zed.
     
  5. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

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    Timing kit, including cam seals, water pump, thermostat, vtc springs, new plenum gaskets, egr/pcv delete, cleaning, bling parts, chrome balance tube, started a lambo conversion, wiring specialities harness, 56mm ally radiator.
     
  6. CARZ

    CARZ Member

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    ...got sick of looking for a missing Z key ;)

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  7. Stripped off all old crappy electrical tape from loom and re-taped the entire harness from firewall onward. Aligned cf hood correctly and cut down the catch on it, lines up nicely, now for hood pins. Gave the vinyl plastics in the interior a good clean, will steam the tweed eventually. Not Z related, but finally cracked that darn starter motor on the 2j and got the rest of the sc300 up to roadworthy condition including new tyres, seatbelts, steering wheel and a few other bits and bobs. I absolutely despise the tops bolts on FR bellhousings when no hoist and gearbox jack are available and you have to do it in the gutter on a slight decline. Anyone out there happen to have any hints for detailing matte black rims?
     
  8. kickerzx

    kickerzx Member

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    Step one: Check.. :cool:
     
  9. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    fly by wire throttle for a haltech ?
     
  10. kickerzx

    kickerzx Member

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    Im running Emtron, but yeah.
     
  11. Instamatic

    Instamatic Active Member

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    Went on a pleasant Sunday drive to regional Victoria.

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  12. Simmo88

    Simmo88 New Member

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    Pulled the plenum this arvo for the first time, getting ready to do the usual bypasses.

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  13. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

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    The big one or the little one?

    I also read just the other day that the tuning software is dealer only. Are you a dealer?
     
  14. mtopxsecret6

    mtopxsecret6 Member

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    So your the one with the qld 300zx plates! haha. Ive got the vic 300zx plates. wanted to swap to qld plates..
     
  15. kickerzx

    kickerzx Member

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    Its a KV8. By "little one" i pressume you are refeering to the SL series?

    Not a dealer at the moment. We`ll see what happens in the future.
    If you would like to try the software just ask a dealer if you can have the demo software to play with.
     
  16. The_Ikon

    The_Ikon New Member

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    Good luck and keep us posted
     
  17. Jordz

    Jordz Fashionably Late

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    Installed my battery box in the boot. There's something that doesn't feel quite right about cutting into your pride and joy with an angle grinder. This battery box has been made to fit an NS60 sized battery, which is the smallest "standard" battery that will still start a zed reliably. I plan to use a LiPO race battery down the track which will be much smaller, but doing it this size offers the option of an affordable starting battery if I ever need a replacement and i'm flat broke or cant wait for a LiPO etc.

    I've put the box where it is for a few reasons.
    1) The hunt for the perfect engine bay. No decent looking bay has the battery still in it.
    2) My boot space. In the last picture you can see the false floor of my NA, which sits about three inches lower than factory on the actual metal floor. I didn't want the battery box tacking up space IN the boot seeing as i went to all this effort to make more room in there.
    3) Weight distribution. Not so much a consideration when i moved the battery, more of a happy coincidence.

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    ^ Cut out for battery box. This is pretty much the only place it will fit through without interference or fouling on something else.


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    ^ Cutting the bracket to make enough space for the box. This cut is snug with the battery give or take a few mm.


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    ^ Battery box sitting through the hole in the boot. Its on about a 10 degree angle in this pic, but when its all bolted up through the floor properly instead of just sitting there it levels out nicely.


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    ^ The brace/bracket/crashpad thingo bolted back on over the box.


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    ^ The rear bumper fits over it perfectly with no interference. Its not fully bolted up in this picture, but it does fit perfectly fine.


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    ^ False floor sitting over the top of the box.
     
  18. NI85

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    260km dash cluster

    Finished installing the 260 km speedometer purchased from Anti. :)

    Thankfully a simple install, almost as good as plug & play.
    Since the components were like the early clusters in the way they mount. The speedometer itself was swapped into my gauge cluster. So I didn't need to change anything. Second picture is of the cluster that the speedo came from.
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  19. mtopxsecret6

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    I like this. Whats it like with the dynamat? does it quieten the exhuast noise down considerably?
     
  20. Jordz

    Jordz Fashionably Late

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    It works better than the factory tar, and weights less for the same surface area too, so yeh its great for exhaust drone etc. Took ages to get all the tar up just to replace it, but i think its a good option.
     

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