Continued: MoulaZX Build Thread

Discussion in 'Z Re-builds' started by Jamie, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Most of you know, but I recently bought Emile's car. For those who haven't been following the thread, here's the link.

    http://www.aus300zx.com/forum/showthread.php?t=313565

    Me:
    Jamie, 20, Casual Bartender, Z32 #3. Currently on green P's and have another 2 years until i'm able to drive this car. In the mean time, i'll be building it into the Z of my dreams.

    Model:
    1990 2+0 Targa Top, Manual TT

    Price:
    $11.5k

    Build:
    Responsive street car that will be used in the odd track/drag event.

    Colour:
    Gunmetal Grey

    Bodykit:
    2k front bar, Brazillian.

    Engine Type:
    VG30DETT

    Arrival modifications:
    Powertrain

    - Forged 87.5mm Wiseco Pistons (Coz)
    - Forged Eagle Con-rods (Coz)
    - ARP Head Bolts (Coz)
    - ARP Main Cradle Bolts (Coz)
    - HKS GT2530 Turbos (UAS)
    - JECS 750CC Injectors (Coz)
    - Standard Fuel Rail + FPR (OEM)
    - Extensively Ported Heads by AVO Japan (Chad)
    - Ferrea 1mm O/S Valves (Coz)
    - Standard S1 Cams & Cam Gears (OEM)
    - Full 3" Exhaust (AMS 3" Expansion Dumps, 100CPSI Cats, 3" Resonators, 3" Inlet / 4" Outlet Varex Cannon Mufflers) (Coz + Varex + AMS + Misc)
    - Japtek SMICs modified for 2.5" Inlet & Outlet (Japtek)
    - ECU Nistune chipped and tuned @ 1.65 Bar Max (22 PSI on Scramble Mode)
    - 1.25 Bar (18 PSI) Boost on High, 0.8 Bar (12 PSI) on Low
    - AMS 2.5" Intake Pipes (Turbo to Throttle Bodies) (AMS)
    - Custom Made 2.5" Intake to Replace Turbo Inlet & Accordion Pipe (Mungyz)
    - Selin Intake Kit /w 2x Apexi Pod Filters & 2x Z32 MAFS (Coz)
    - 2x GFB Hybrid BOVs (Cazracing)
    - 56mm ASI Radiator (eBay)
    - JWT Heavy Duty 500hp+ Organic Face Clutch (Coz)
    - NISMO Gearbox Mount (Cazracing)
    - 1-Piece Aluminum Drive Shaft (eBay)
    - Lightened AMS Pulley Set (Crank, P/S, Water Pump) (AMS)

    Handling

    - Koni Adjustable Shocks on the Front, Adjustable AGX's on the Rear
    - King springs on Rear shocks, Stock Springs on Front
    - Cross Drilled and Slotted Front and Rear Rotors (eBay)
    - QFM HPX Pads Front and Rear (GSLRallysport)
    - HICAS Eliminator Bar Fitted (Cazracing)

    Exterior

    - Charcoal Grey
    - '99 Spec Front Bar
    - '99 Spec Rear Lights
    - Rear Center Panel EL Panel Mod Completed (SPOOLE300ZX)
    - 50W HID Lights @ 8000K
    - New OEM Fog Lights
    - New OEM Nissan Cowls (A-Bris-Z)
    - Brazilian Rear Conversion with JUN / IMPUL 300ZX Wing

    Interior

    - Full Custom Black Leather Interior with Orange Stitching
    - OEM Steering Wheel
    - OEM Dash Cluster, /w White LED bulbs
    - HKS EVC4 Boost Controller
    - 3x Saber Gauges (AFM, Oil Pressure, Boost) in Custom Pods
    - Blitz Dual Turbo Timer DCII
    - 2x 40W Tweeters
    - 2x 6'in 120W MTX
    - 2x 6x9 Kenwood 350W
    - 2x 10in Fusion 200W RMS Subs
    - Boss Audio 4 channel 1200W Amp
    - JBL Mono Block 350W RMS Amp
    - Sony deck

    Misc

    - New OEM Engine Mounts
    - New Strut Tower Brace
    - New RHD Brake Master Brace (Coz)
    - New Centric RHD Master Brake Cylinder (Coz)
    - New Centric Master Clutch Cylinder (Coz)
    - New Centric Slave Clutch Cylinder (Coz)
    - Lower half Braided Clutch Line (Coz)
    - Refurbished Gearbox /w New Lever, New CZP Pivot Ball & Lever Boot
    - Numerous redundant / inactive systems deleted and all associated gear removed (AIV, EGR, HICAS, CC, PRVR)
    - Engine Bay Clutter reduced, majority of Cables neatly managed
    - Engine Bay Rust Removed and Engine Bay resprayed


    Bad parts on arrival:
    Massive boost leak
    Rear main seal issue
    Ordinary lifter tick
    Needs a respray and new exterior mouldings
    Interior could use with a tidy up


    Date of purchase:
    8th June 2013 15:00

    Work to come:
    Where do I start? Going to pull the engine and gearbox together, completely refresh/rebuild the engine to hopefully sort the lifter tick out. Complete new interior will be fitted, exterior will be resprayed. Wheels will be replaced with either LMGT4's/TE37SL's/Professor SP1's. Engine will also undergo a tuck and a respray of the plenum and cam covers. Full overhaul of the suspension will be included too.

    Budget:
    $10-$20k

    Goodies that I currently have(or have in transit) that will be fitted.
    Eboost2
    Whiteline swaybars (front and rear)
    Aragosta coilovers (will be sent for a full rebuild before fitting)
    Altia Sills
    RAV3 Immobiliser
    TwinZ rear bar with integrated diffuser
    TwinZ roof spoiler
    TwinZ foglight ducts
    TwinZ side skirts
    TwinZ front lip for 99 spec front bar

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  2. bRACKET

    bRACKET Do Right Dean

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    Where are the photos you nugget? This will be great when you're done, looking forward to it :)
     
  3. ProckyZ89

    ProckyZ89 Senior Member

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    Great potential for snack food money lol,

    Look after it or else!

    Me and rob will be seeing you shortly ;p

    Good to see you did your homework and like I told you, yeah it hurts your bank account but you fall IN LOVE with a car you build
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Just took photo's, but my computer is rooted. Will get some off of the iPhone and upload them.
     
  5. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    It'll be snack food for most of you guys. I'll be staying away from you, Rob, BB and Ron. Will hang with the cooler kids like Logan and Trent if he ends up moving down :p

    You will indeed, about another 5 weeks and the engine will be coming out. That's also around the time that tax will be coming back, hoping to throw the $2.5k that i'm expecting straight into getting the engine rebuilt/refreshed.

    There's pro's and con's about this car. Fair enough it's going to take a lot of work as Emile found a new love and Jordan was slightly neglected. But i've found that doing it this way I can do it in my own time and have no time restrictions. If I converted the NA it would have been a whole lot more time consuming and more than likely $$ consuming too.
     
  6. SIM300

    SIM300 FAKE MODERAT0R

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    Great platform to begin with, Jamie. So the TwinZ gear is days away from arriving. Do you have a priority list of what things will be done first etc?
     
  7. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    You fall in love (hate) with a car you build yes, not buy
     
  8. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Thanks Jono, I agree. Plus it has a few rare goodies that I intend on keeping.

    Who knows when the TwinZ gear will arrive, could still be a few more weeks before I get the items into my greedy hands.

    Quite honestly, there isn't a solid plan set in concrete. There is so much to do on this car that it's basically impossible to do so. The main focus at the moment is the engine. The car won't be driven regularly so there's no use in the respray being done until the final stages as the paint will only deteriorate.

    - Engine+Transmission pull ~ 5 weeks away
    - Engine Disassemble, clean it up, re-ring, reco of heads and if necessary replace pistons (absolute extreme case there)
    - Engine Reassembly
    - Drop engine and gearbox back in

    I'm really expecting the engine rebuild to be a quick process thanks to tax time, looking to have it completed within a month of pulling the engine. Wether that happens or not is a different story as i'm dealing with a Z here and we all know how notoriously wrong things tend to go.
     
  9. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Trying not to jump the gun here Mike, but was that a low blow directed at me? Fair enough I didn't buy all the engine components, but i'll be rebuilding this car from the bottom up.
     
  10. 3clipse

    3clipse #TEAMROB

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    This.
    I may have bought a high powered zed, but I am doing all the body work and interior over the next year, and once I finish uni and get into a stable job, the motor will be out for a full rebuild + upgrade.
    It may not have started out as a stock zed, but almost every aspect will be changed
     
  11. MagicMike

    MagicMike Mod and Event Coord [QLD] Staff Member

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    Not aimed at anyone, just saying (imo) modifying a car is about getting your hands dirty (and bloody). Not writing cheques ;)

    Hitting stuff with hammers and having stuff fight back creates a bond.

    most will know what I mean, those who argue different are not modifiers.
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Too easy, I agree with that. Hell I'd even cop that title if I bought something like Robs car and did nothing with it, but that's far from the case here.
     
  13. kawasakirider

    kawasakirider New Member

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    LOL, it was a low blow at me :p


    It's cool if you have the cash to build a monster, but if you can snag one for less than the price it would cost to build the engine, then I don't see the drama.

    Granted, I'd LOVE to build a car with no expense spared, but I am not in a position to do that.

    I should make a thread about my nugget, seeing as she is gunna be mine for a long time :p I like this car a lot man and I think it's awesome that you have so long to work on it, should be sweet when you're able to drive it.
     
  14. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Thanks champ, one of the few people that sees reasoning in me buying a TT so early.
     
  15. 3clipse

    3clipse #TEAMROB

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    haha, i see why you're doing it, because I did the exact same thing.... granted, it was a turbo nissan exa i was building :p
    but that is also why I tried to talk you out of it, because I did the exact same thing :p

    Then again, I did it again... but with 4 1/2 months to wait this time, not 2 years haha
     
  16. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    I'm sure ill regret it at times, had a moment today where I thought I'd bitten off more than I can chew. Ill get through it though, I'll be more satisfied in the end.
     
  17. ed300zx

    ed300zx New Member

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    For car mechanically challenged retards such as myself, cheques are all we have :p

    Looks like a good buy Jamie, good luck.
     
  18. ProckyZ89

    ProckyZ89 Senior Member

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    I've built mine from pretty much stock, I regret it everytime I go to withdraw $$$ from my bank haha XD.

    In saying that I forget it the second I hear her purring ok and burry my right foot to the floor.

    Shame Emile never got the thing dyno tuned
     
  19. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    But you're a lovable retard :p


    Jamie, didn't know it had 2530's!! Score!
     
  20. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

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    Yeah mate, bought brand new from UAS.

    Power wise I'd be disappointed if it made less than 350rwkw, would be over the moon if it cracked 370rwkw or more.
     

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