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Originally Posted by ZontheRocks Never forget the Z, but enjoy the new ride! The Z is not forgotten, I took it out and I was like ok, need to do

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Old 03-10-2020, 10:47 AM   #256 (permalink)
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Never forget the Z, but enjoy the new ride!
The Z is not forgotten, I took it out and I was like ok, need to do some track days with it and let it run....

This will happen in May - Planning a Track Night @ AMP to knock off the rust, then hopefully a lapping day at mid-ohio in June,

Now need to start planning the rest of the year
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Congrats on the new daily!

Okay so l think we should start a pool on how long he will last until he takes it to an auto X event!

If you don't then I guess you are a hair dresser!
LOL, oh it will, just have to look at my crazy schedule..... already saying ok, need to look at the brakes and upgrade the brakes pads
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LOL, oh it will, just have to look at my crazy schedule..... already saying ok, need to look at the brakes and upgrade the brakes pads
Right on! I have really enjoyed my NB over the the last year. The car is so fun on short tracks in particular. Unfortunately there are no mountain or canyon roads around here as it would be fun to run down them German sportscars!

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I always get a giggle from people and comments, so new neighbor moved in, in his early 30's and comments on the Z. Smiles on my face... its a bit funny in the apartment complex with the Z and MX-5, seems I have the most sporty cars of everyone and enjoying them both
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decided to add something to the car --

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eye candy, in several favors
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next things to do with the Z

1) roof wrap - carbon fiber wrap
2) side skirts - debating, need to find out the cost to get wrap or buy carbon fiber
3) canards -- have a pair of stillen, not sure, going to see the cost of carbon fiber wrap or look for something different
4) Diffuser - thinking

Me -- start reviewing more driving videos and working on driving on a sim Currently using accosta costa, at AMP in a 370Z nismo. Funny my son and I at times run together, but I am about 3 seconds off him. Spend more time on it and cannot find the 3 seconds. Just have to try different things, hoping I find out where to get it and when I finally go back to tracking, something sticks.

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today did not take the Z, took my mini and did the tail of the dragon with it for the last time. Need to get some pics of it, since I have been here I have taken all the cars that I have own on the dragon
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Took, the Z out on a 50 mile drive, made me realize how much I miss driving it. It is most comfortable car I have. So I think I am going to target July to do a Track day/night. Also need to find another weekly drive around here, there are options
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add a carbon fiber wrap to the roof, since it seems to take a beating and wanted to protect the roof
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Just a couple little thoughts on a Monday...
Over the weekend was working on the Z a bit and it was idling, someone walked by and said sounded nice... always makes me grin.....

Then found this a few days ago, I think it is my favorite picture of me in the Formula Ford I ran, this was at mid-ohio and taken by my 10 year old son at the time

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well its Friday, made some decisions

1) track night at AMP on Aug 12
2) Playing Assetto Corsa at AMP with the Nismo in the game, will find out if this helps, at least I feel better about the track
3) got the roof a carbon fiber wrap (been posted)
4) sold the Stillen Canards -- just did not do anything for me
5) working a windshield banner using Steve McQueen quote from LeMans - we'll see if it works...
Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.
6) looking at lips for the Z..
7) debating on going to a driving school again.... Looking at AMP school, because its close

Just thoughts.....

Thanks for the look
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well on the list from Friday, item 5 is done, came out pretty good...
just different
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Well at the place that it was done at, look under there lights and went, I think its time to have the paint rub/clean/glazed professional. Targeting this for the winter months.....
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Did my first SCCA Track Night of the year on Wednesday
-- COVID 19 setup
masks for all meetings, no indoor meetings
Good social distancing / masks 80%
I felt comfortable in going and participating
-- driving
forgot about the 'S mode' - which would explain funny feeling on down shifts (I do not heel / toe)
Traction control, was reminded real quick to turn off
Tires - Michelin PS4S front 36 / rears 32 -- good wear
no rear sway bar -- to tell the truth I have no butt feel
find out why the seat seem to move, seems as if something was not locked on the back..
best time was a 1:51:79 -- not bad for me...
-- Turns
13 - 16 the carousel lot of body lean, its a bit fun, leaning turning left and shifting... From 2nd to 4th...
Turn 6, for me is a 2nd gear corner
Turn 1, is from 4th to 2nd, and start breaking at about the start finish line.
-- Things I have to improve
Shifting, go to be more smooth and makes sure 'S Mode' is on.
Traction control make sure it is off
-- Note
I played Assetto Corsa, and have AMP and Nismo, it did help in making me feel more familiar with the track. but the sim vs the actually were a bit different on shifts and of course not a really feel

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