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After a much needed vacation at Fontana Village then Zdayz, I jumped back on the grenade. The oil collector has been wrapped up, lines completed for the oil collector, fixed

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Old 06-02-2021, 08:32 AM   #751 (permalink)
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After a much needed vacation at Fontana Village then Zdayz, I jumped back on the grenade.

The oil collector has been wrapped up, lines completed for the oil collector, fixed the airbox side bracing with fender bolts, passenger side turbo up pipe completed and both waste gates are on.

Lotta stuff over the last week or so. Also, the waste gates are not absolutely lined up with each other, it is what it is. The right exhaust manifold, from factory, sits higher than the passenger side. If you have OCD issues don't look at the car too long. lol



















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Well kids, it's been a long haul but the Hot and Cold side fabrication has been completed. All oil lines have been completed (lied, I need to hook one up). All lines have been cleaned. Coolant lines have been completed. Scavenger pump w/ lines completed.

Everything has been put together as it needs to be... So what does that mean? I took it apart. I did that so that the exhaust manifolds and up pipes can be ceramic coated AND heat wrapped with foil. My buddy that designed the Ford GT exhaust offered to use the same materials on my manifold and up pipes... yes please! That solution will make it so I don't burn up my alternator or lines! F'N fantastic! Only downside here is the cost of the ceramic coating, that shizz is expensive... like 400 bucks. It would look a bit silly with rusted manifolds on the car IMO.

So... you're probably asking what's next?

Well... Brake lines need to be bent for the front. The MS3 harness needs to be pulled and hooked into the standalone. Fuel lines need to be ran and the gas tank needs to be drained and cleaned. Battery needs to be moved to the back (buy a battery too). Purchase a drive shaft, which needs to be done this week because the lead time is like 4-6 weeks due to metal shortages. Yay - Covid!

So, Next question is... when will it start? Maybe next month?
When will it drive? Maybe August?

Those are the goals anyway. I'd REALLY like to get my car to LS Fest East this year and do some show and tell. Brian Settle said that he will be taking his car to the same event and I think it would be rad to have to wild *** Z cars sitting next to each other. If you haven't seen his car... Do your self a favor and look it up. It's probably the most wild 350z race car I've seen in person.

I'm sure the build has a TON of little things between the large items I mentioned. I'm not going to be surprised if a few large items pop up. Additionally, if dates slide... It is what it is. I really thought this car was going to be running years ago.


Yes, there really is a -16 to -10 reducer available on the market(Shown on pan). lol







Notice the fender washers now in the shroud. 1/2" bolts were used directly into the aluminum core support where I had tapped some threads.



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Oh... I need to do A2W lines... but that's 1" cheap hose from the hardware store. I also need to order a small radiator for the A2W heat exchangers.

Yeah, Like I said... There's stuff to be done. Nothing major though.
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Hell yeah, man. Might bring some of the yahoos from the meetup by to check it out if the offer still stands.
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Hell yeah, man. Might bring some of the yahoos from the meetup by to check it out if the offer still stands.
You guys are welcome anytime to check it out. Honestly, these pictures really don't do it justice.
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Well... You're not wrong. lol

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I made some mounts for my headlights last week. Not terrible exciting but necessary. 2 tabs took 4 days (spare time). One mount was cut and tested (1 day). Other mount was replicated (2nd day). Hardware acquired - 2 bolts and mounting C clip - Primed Hardware (3rd day). Painted a few light coats and final fitment. (4th day)

PTFE -8 and 8 fittings, waste gate reference lines, Fragola Fittings (need more), Lokar transmission dipstick, Black Sheep Industries turbo blankets, CSF 7065 King Cooler and Weldable 1" bungs have all been ordered. Half of the stuff mentioned has come in through the week and I'm still waiting on the other half.

CSF King Cooler was selected for the compact nature of the radiator, it includes a fan and it has 1" (-16) bung fittings for the water lines. The 1" weld able bungs are needed to make a merge from the two lines coming out of the A2W intercoolers to one line returning to the radiator for cooling. I need to bend up a little water merge to make that happen. That's all the components I needed to make the closed loop work. If this makes no sense... let me know and I'll do more explaining.

I went with Hot Rod Fuel hose... Yeah, different than some of the Fragola I've been using but the price was great. Also, my buddy used it on his build... It looked nice... but we'll see in the long run
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Black Sheep Industries has got to have the best stuff out there! I've been a fan of all their stuff so far. The turbo blanket is no exception:
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The Lokar transmission dipstick is bad ***:
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Black Sheep Industries turbo blanket came in. This deserves its own highlight because it fits awesome and the quality is great! Normally when I see turbo blankets they are big and bulky. Simply put, BSI are the best blankets I've ever seen.

If you are wondering why I haven't made and real progress the last few days... well, I needed to slow down for a mental break. Sitting back and acquiring a few parts seemed better right now. Next week I'll put in some work; however, in a couple weeks I will take some time off from work to make a massive push to get the car running. AKA - Long days and a few long nights so I can hit the mark of "running by July, driving August and trip September". At this point... I find that to be a reasonable goal.








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Idk man, I feel like you could do a bit better overall; maybe take it apart and start over?
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Idk man, I feel like you could do a bit better overall; maybe take it apart and start over?
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Turbo blanket looks nice, sent Nicholas a few bucks for one.
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is this build done yet?
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Well. The good ol' feet dragging allows me to think about how to piece this turd together and purchase (recover) quality parts. However, this is the end of the road for stalling. I'm taking time off from work to make a final push in a few weeks. This is the calm before the storm.

It's time to sh1t or get off the pot. This is where I'm at:

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