What have you done to your Zed today?

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by murci, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    i thought that if it was made in 1991 they sold it as a 1992?

  2. Revol

    Revol Member

    Finally got around to finish changing my cluster/pod lights to blue leds with 300km/h Nismo cluster and installed the EL panel to light up the 300ZX letters on the rear centre panel. Pretty happy with the result, but was a nightmare to get done. Almost melted the panel using the oven method. Bought a blow touch and that worked a treat, so much faster and more precise. Hardest part was finding the right paint to black out the panel so light doesn't pass through, luckily got some from a good friend at the panel shop near where I work. All in the all the result was worth all the headaches. Check out pics in my garage.

    Next job is to upgrade my radiator. Already bought a 56mm AMS radiator and nismo thermostat, but waiting to buy some stainless steel intake pipes and do the change over all at once. Don't think I will be doing the radiator myself though, abit too technical and didn't want to risk damaging anything mechanical, so will be looking for a good mechanic or someone to help when the time comes.

    Also getting some new rear tyres this weekend at Advance Tyres in Richmond as recommended by other members. Going for Federal 595's 235/40 R18, $130 installed. Checked out their website and seems like these tyres have good street/performance cred and been used extensively by pros. Can't wait to feel the difference as my rear has been sliding around alot with the current Maxxis MA V1 which are worn to the steel, but milking them to the max for burnouts.
  3. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    I can help with doing the radiator if you want...its quite easy :) Is yours a NA or TT?

  4. Revol

    Revol Member

    Mines a TT, kool, when I get all my stuff together I will contact you. cheers Abraham, I'm Michael by the way, think I met you briefly at one of the GOR cruises, your white ZX has the white Lambo doors if I can remember. Actually, do you know where I can get nice steel intake pipes from in AUS that are reasonably priced?, that's that last thing I need to do the radiator.
  5. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    If you are after hard pipes...i am after some aswell :(

    You just need a TT radiator...plenty of coolant...my TT radiator takes almost 2 bottles when empty :( plus the intake pipes and couples if you already dont have some...

    Yes, mine is the white one with the lambo doors LOL...cant remember seeing yours at the GOR run...mine looks heaps different since then LOL

  6. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

    5L should be the coolant capacity with a plenum pull. Thats how much we used after my last flush.
  7. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

    5L isn't the coolant capacity. Stock rad capacity mabe.
  8. Mongrel 295

    Mongrel 295 89 Z32 TT 2+0 J-spec

    drove my car to work. discovered my fuel light works but also heard a vibration somewhere. both win and fail
  9. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    Got a 200+ piece tool box brand new for $65 :cool: as well as some car stands brand new for $31 delivered :cool: i love my bargains :)

    Washing my zed today and then cruising to Chapel st to watch a movie...cannot wait :)

  10. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Stripped the sh!t out of the 14mm nuts on the lower 2 bolts of the upper camber arms cradle (only attempted driver's side so far). Keen to get these FUCA's fitted and get down with the whipper-snappers but now hit this wall.

    Before I take a grinder to them is there anything I should know? I'm thinking that an E-Z off socket won't work because these suckers were teee-iiiiight!!! Had a good quality ringy on them and had a breaker bar about 2 foot long with all I had to give.
  11. Hidds

    Hidds THAT annoying guy....

    picking my Z up from ASR automotive, got my 200k service done, will be keen to see how it feels and runs after that :D
  12. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

    no, you derp. only if they were made at the end of the year. yours is a '91.
  13. ABZ300

    ABZ300 G

    LOL...all paperwork says 1992 so :p

  14. lolwut

    lolwut Developing OCD

  15. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Cool -should throw up a new thread and let us know how it goes!
  16. a2zed

    a2zed Guest

    Try a single hex socket on them, single hex only has 6 points so will grip much better.

    A 91 build date after August is sold as a my92.
  17. brisz

    brisz Well-Known Member

    That is the "Model Year" but does not make it a 92 car, MY prefixing is a relatively modern thing to minimise the issue of effect on business of model changeover and the perception of old stock.

    Yes a car with a manufacture date of 2007 can be a MY08, but it is still an 07 manufacture date.

    The MY08 manufactured in 07 will have the MY08 fit out and that is what it is about "the model" VN, VP, VR, VS etc etc, people want to buy the latest model a series 1 a series 2 a VY rather than a VT etc etc, sales and marketing added another model identifier, so selling a MY13 in 2012 has prestige, they can negotiate a better price because if you want to deal you can have the MY12 that is floor stock and is probably running up interest on the floor plan finance deal the yard uses. Either way they have the upper hand "hey it is still a VE", they get to sell the latest at top dollar and direct there barging hunters to remove old stock. It is a sales gimmick nothing more nothing less.

    It is a relatively new thing and certainly was not around in the early nineties, back then Holden used VN and VP and series 1 and series 2 to do the job, MYXX is just another layer.

    Anyone calling there 300ZX a year any other than what the VIN decodes the manufacture date to, is a numpty.

    Otherwise the 08/00 last manufactured 2 seat TT is a 2001 is it not ? :rofl:
  18. Hidds

    Hidds THAT annoying guy....

    im not much of a story teller, but what i can say is its basically a new car, engine purrs, its actually quiet on idle, and everything has improved

    he went above and beyond with his work, had a few other issues that he fixed for me, but in his words, its basically a brand new engine

    anyone who has heard my engine before will hear an instant difference

    next up? exhaust system and diff bushes/cradle
  19. Roadeater

    Roadeater Warrior of the Wasteland

    Thank you, but the Butcher of Roxby(being me) went right ahead and... I don't really want to talk about it actually.

    Here's one for the haters.

    Before: :vomit:
    After: :zlove:

    In the flesh is nice. I like.

    Got rid of those pesky, pathetic LED's that mess up the flash rate. I could have went with the idea below...


    ...but that would have meant hard work! :eek:

    If I were to cut slits in the nose panel and mount the overly large oil cooler under it do you think it would have enough air flow? I need that space where it currently is to mount my FMIC.
  20. nemz

    nemz nemz cam: active

    Model Years has been around since the 80's bris, when the globalised VIN system was introduced, and even before hand, the Japanese market model year usually changes with the tokyo motor show (or just before the tokyo motor show). So they can show off the new next year model's
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