James Z31 Revival

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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby b110sss » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:30 pm

Buggar! Old Man to the rescue was it James- complete with car trailer?
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:38 pm

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.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby Bartman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:32 pm

I'd be very curious as to the exact nature of the failure.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:14 am

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 to order.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby Bartman » Fri May 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Any news James?
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 am

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 over it and dragging the chain a little bit, the exhaust was also more damaged than i first through Parts that i have recently re made will need done Again again.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby SRCooper » Wed May 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Hey i can borrow a 3-4inch metric Micrometer from work for the weekend if you need, they just have to be back on the monday
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 pm

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.
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