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Vagabond

M –32
Middletown, Connecticut
United States

 
 

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Frigid and Boosted

By Vagabond

Reassembled the car and got it running one day before my arbitrary Dec 09 deadline. Car is now 90% complete and it comes equipped with heat. Pimp.

Working on getting Nistune installed and tuned as well as the V-mount IC and Radiator setup finalized.

Plans are to work out the bugs by Spring and bring the Z down to EFI Logic for a final tune. From there it's autoX and drift events before I make it look pretty next year.

So Shiny!

By Vagabond

Engine is 90% back together. I paused the build to order new Hi Flow Fuel Rails and Calculate some cam specs.

Before the rails come in, I'm tapping the intake manifold for the direct port nitrous injection, so I wont have to pull the manifolds off later.

Car has some rot in the foot wells that need replacing and the engine bay prep is 90% complete.

New front camber plates will be on order as well as a custom driver-shaft while the flywheel and pressure plate get balanced.

Good progress. Should be tuning by October.

Down again. Up again.

By Vagabond

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Blew the head gasket. Buy Nissan only. It's time for the next level. Engine and transmission are getting a nice over haul with some new seals and gaskets, T3, light weight flywheel, aluminum drive-shaft and 6 puck clutch. Also added some new poly parts thanks to Z31parts.com. I have the second version of my mini itx CarPC in the works, and will be starting on a direct port nitrous setup soon. The best part will be the addition of NISTUNE programmable ECU thanks to Mark at NISTUNE, courtesy of Gregmatic.

Good things to come.

Suspension

By Vagabond

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Better late then never.

Well the suspension Is just about done, This includes the brakes, wheels, and tires. Still rebuilding the extra turbo motor and soon to start the interior Stereo and computer install...

Project Goals

By Vagabond

1: To match the factory performace of Nissans latest Z car.

2: To create a unique and interesting interpretation of Nissans legended Z cars.

3: To have a kick ass 80's ride that even chicks can dig!

4: To be faster than you.
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