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by 85_Z31
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting

Thanks Warrick - i appreciate the comments . Its quite time consuming and i wouldn't be able to do this without having some machining skills / being comfortable with micrometers and dial gauges For me its mental stimulation and my relaxing time Work is very stressful and its nice to spend the evenin...
by 85_Z31
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting

VK56DETT you say ?

It’s got plenty of grunt to enjoy, just needs to work. Aiming for 250kw at the tires . With all the changes I think it’s going to need a proper dyno tune. Don’t want to wreck my new motor
by 85_Z31
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

Engine Rebuild is well underway. Its funny because I'm right back to page 1 of this build thread. Quite a lot of measuring and blueprinting going on here. I'm really suffering only having one vehicle and i need this Z Back ASAP, but I'm balancing that by not leaving any stone UN turned - in terms of...
by 85_Z31
Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

I might take you up on that once its all stripped down. DJ offered me the same in a metric but all of my other mics are imperial so it seemed an idea to stick with one set of units.

I still need to buy one, just not spending $220 + on a brand new one that i wont use very often.
by 85_Z31
Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

Nothing Yet Bartman Engine is ready to come out, I just have to do the dance of the spacing down the cross member, to get the extended sump out of the way so the thing can actually come out. I'm needing to find a 3-4 Micrometer which I'm having trouble sourcing at a reasonable price. I'm just really...
by 85_Z31
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

DJ and I got this thing back in the shed yesterday. I'm going to look at stripping it back down, this weekend and getting the engine out and on the bench. I need to get a 3-4" mic and some standards. From there I am expecting to see some taper in the bore and then i need to decide which pistons...
by 85_Z31
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

It sure was Dave ,Very pleased to have the car in one piece and that we didn't put a rod through the block going up Burkes pass.

I was lucky it happened at the Twizel house and not on the road with a foot full of boost up it.
by 85_Z31
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: James Z31 Engine Blueprinting
Replies: 783
Views: 98448

Re: James Z31 Revival

Went for the Hero Pass, got my WOF on Friday at Rocky Auto Had a wee issue getting off the hoist. The exhaust decided to half rip itself off. So it was a bit of a scramble to put it back on and repair the damage while trying not to ruin my office clothes. Had a few more bugs to sort out on Saturday ...
by 85_Z31
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Upcoming Club Events / Meets
Topic: NZ Datsun Southern Cruise 21st-22nd April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: NZ Datsun Southern Cruise 21st-22nd April 2018

Sorry to bail on the meeting guys, was actually still building the car.

WOF today at Damo's Otherwise the Z is doing surprisingly well for the first 30 k's on a 4 month rebuild
by 85_Z31
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Upcoming Club Events / Meets
Topic: NZ Datsun Southern Cruise 21st-22nd April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: NZ Datsun Southern Cruise 21st-22nd April 2018

Posted a build update in my thread

I'm busting my ass to finish this build to go on this cruise

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