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    Default It has finally arrived :)

    Hi there,

    for a long time i wanted to have a 240z and those days i found one. normally i am working on english cars so i am quite new to the Z world. It has triple webbers a 3.1L and CR5 speed gearbox with r200 diff. suspension had been fully redone by the previous owner with sway bars front rear illuminas and a coilover conversion with camber plates. Front willwood brakes and the rear discs seem out of a 300zx. It has a motorsport sump from arizona z and some other bits and pieces.

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    The interior looks quite tired with a missing carpet some broken plastic parts and worn out vinyl.

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    Already placed some larger orders @ Motorsport Auto / Black Dragon and Arizoa Z. Currently waiting for some touch up paint to begin the work with.

    Things that need to be done :

    Put in ally 3 row rad ---> done

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    Replaced Clutch Master/Salve as both are leaking slightly ---> done
    Changed engine oil/gearbox/diff oil ( penrite 20W60/royal purple 75W90 / royal purple 75W90 ) ---> done
    Seemed the diff had been in the water in some time of itīs life as the oil that came out had been milky brown. gave it a good flush and refilled it.
    wheelbearings rear left/right ---> waiting for parts
    tie rod ends front left/right ---> waiting for parts
    new control arms front/rear from arizona Z ---> waiting for parts
    steering knuckles from arizona Z ---> waiting for parts

    have already all the outer ruber and interior parts except for the carpet set doorcards and the new seats. will throw out the original seats and get in some
    sparco sprint as with the original ones if you go raound corners fast i am sliding on the seat. will get them redone in this style

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    Greddy gauge arrived those days to get proper readings of oil/water and oil pressure

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    Also on the table is already the AEM wideband lambda just for piece of mind

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    will need to get some different brake pads for front and rear as the race pads currently installed
    need to warm up a lot. i guess will get some EBC yellow stuff and the problem will be gone.

    Suspension also needs some attention as the eibach rates that are currently used are 275F and 250R.
    Springs in combination with the coilover conversion are to stiff and to short. I think will order some longer
    ones with 225F and 200R as if to soft the illuminas could be made harder if needed. currently running them on
    setting one but the car does not feel right.

    next will be to get a second muffler in the car. currently running a 3" with a single maganflow muffler at the end.
    in idle it is ok but government forces me to quite it down a bit. did 118db at 3500rpm. hopefully the second
    magnaflow muffler will bring it down to 110db. i know it is straight through but i like the sound.

    as the car is comming from california there is almost zero rust. will touch up anything i find with brunox epoxy
    and give the whole car underneath protection with mike sanders and fluid film for piece of mind.

    i guess work should be done lately in december to give the carbs a final tune up

    those are the cars i am normally working on

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    Maybe sombody knows where i can source this kind of tie rod ends except from japan ?

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    Cheers

    R.

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    You have a great car I know you will enjoy for a long time and those extras for piece of mind are nice too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siteunseen View Post
    You have a great car I know you will enjoy for a long time and those extras for piece of mind are nice too.
    thx will keep you updated with some pictures of the built process. should take some time but will bring it to a new level.
    itīs one of those cars that are highly rewarding to work on

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    Very nice! Restoring the rest of it will be a great experience.

    One place that I remember that has the spherical ball joint tie rod ends is here.

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    did some work on the car the last few days incl. wet sanding the whole car.
    lousy job but now getting front and rear suspension done

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    as the front is currently done and revised with H&R race springs as the eibachs had been to stiff started to work
    on the rear end with some goodies

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    was looking like this

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    now with the correct spring setup

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    Seems pretty fast, how much power is the engine making ?
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    Hi there!

    Another great Z on german roads!
    Would you mind to tell me in which part of Germany you live? I'm desperately looking for some decent specialist to take on some work on my Z, including putting some Webbers on her. I live next to Heidelberg.
    If you don't mind, just send me a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartsscooterservice View Post
    Seems pretty fast, how much power is the engine making ?
    cant tell exactly. would guess from the feel 200+ but wont give it full wot until the carbs are set up properly. have to modify the rear sway bar to fit the new rear suspension and get the geo set up. ordered some speed bleeders those days for the calipers to make life easy. new ebc yellow stuff brake pads are on their way and hankook rs3 waiting in the garage. would be great to get the federal rsr on the car but size is not available in 16" interior is almost pulled out and all the parts will be upholstered. color will be changed to black. new front windscreen will be coming in in 10 weeks time as on backorder.

    currently donīt see any light in the tunnel as still to much to do........
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZ240 View Post
    Hi there!

    Another great Z on german roads!
    Would you mind to tell me in which part of Germany you live? I'm desperately looking for some decent specialist to take on some work on my Z, including putting some Webbers on her. I live next to Heidelberg.
    If you don't mind, just send me a PM.
    give IOZ a call. should be 1.5H drive from Heidelberg. IOZ Zünd- und Vergasertechnik - Ihre Leidenschaft, unsere Profession

    They know their job and have a good reputation. Triple webbers wont be cheap so be prepared to spent some bucks....

    In regards of location.... i live there where you live next to

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    What was the car at the end of post number one? I didn't recognize it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gacksen View Post
    give IOZ a call. should be 1.5H drive from Heidelberg. IOZ Zünd- und Vergasertechnik - Ihre Leidenschaft, unsere Profession

    They know their job and have a good reputation. Triple webbers wont be cheap so be prepared to spent some bucks....

    In regards of location.... i live there where you live next to
    Thanks a lot! Funny thing, that IOZ shop is almost within the area from where I bought my Z
    I've got to ask the previous owner if he ever serviced the Z at IOZ. He mentioned something about calibrating the carbs.

    My driving season this year comes to an end. Plates run out in October. But my Z has a completely reworked suspension, so if you need some input or ideas, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patcon View Post
    What was the car at the end of post number one? I didn't recognize it...
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    Itīs a UK car. TVR T350

    TVR T350 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    around 300 of those are left and scattered around europe i guess. donīt know of any in the US as per import regulations.

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    had it on the dyno today with the carbs not set up. quite unsure whats inside the motor in regards of cam springs head work done etc.
    seems like it is a stroker actually and my guess with 200+ had not been far off normally there must be some more in it.
    also donīt know for what fuel the carbs had been set up and what is standard fuel in the US ? we have a min standard 95 octane.
    will get it set up at 98 as this is available at every major gas station in germany. told the guy to not rev it beyond 6K rpm
    but the dyno figure seems like it is already making max power at 6K.

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    I might need a translator for the dyno graph as my German is very limited. I like the TVR it seems to be a fairly new car and I haven't taken car magazines for years so I don't see the newer cars. I love the lines from three sides but don't like all the holes in the rear panel. Very quick though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patcon View Post
    I might need a translator for the dyno graph as my German is very limited. I like the TVR it seems to be a fairly new car and I haven't taken car magazines for years so I don't see the newer cars. I love the lines from three sides but don't like all the holes in the rear panel. Very quick though.
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    the old ones have more soul as the new ones if you rev that thing to 8K rpm it realy starts to scream and makes some nice pops and
    bangs on the overrun. this had been there top model but prices went straight up the recent years into a non afordable range.

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    and the torque is 227 lbft

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    Nice numbers. Will be even nicer if set for 98 octane.
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ID:	74705got some time today and fitted in the rear sway bar again. mounts differ and the bar had not been supposed to work with the ACZ parts.
    made some changes widend some polybushes from another car and finally got it in. more work as expected as the whole suspension and
    exhaust had to be taken off again. doorcards and the whole intererior except seats consonsole dash headliner is out the car. with the headliner
    will wait until the new windscreen will arrive. anything elese getīs covered in black leather. floorboards will be cleaned and painted. further some
    dynamats will come in.

    does anybody know where to get those seat back vents of the original seats ?

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    will get the suspension set up next week after have installed the rear sway bar again. currently waiting for new EBC brake pads to arrive to continue work.

    as it started to rain again some nice driving from southern france this year


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    Quote Originally Posted by gacksen View Post
    also donīt know for what fuel the carbs had been set up and what is standard fuel in the US ? we have a min standard 95 octane.
    will get it set up at 98 as this is available at every major gas station in germany
    The octane numbers are not the same. Europe uses RON while the US uses (RON+MON)/2. 98 octane in Germany is the same as 93 octane in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff G 78 View Post
    The octane numbers are not the same. Europe uses RON while the US uses (RON+MON)/2. 98 octane in Germany is the same as 93 octane in the US.
    thx Jeff for the tip. didnt know that there is a difference in the rating. so i guess our 102 octance pump fuel available will be around 95 in the us rating. seems need to check the timing the engine is running.

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