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  1. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    That's really awful news to hear, Chris. My diesel crank was damaged when my 3.0 stroker engine spun a bearing a couple of years ago, and I had a crankshaft shop in Toronto repair it by welding and regrinding the journals for oversize (or is it undersize?) bearings. Ran me about $500 CDN. I'll see if I can dig up the name of the place for you - I'm pretty sure the name had the word "Crankshaft" in it actually... Bit of a headache though, given the confidence you had in the engine health and the professional rebuild that was done on it not so long ago. Wonder what would have caused the bearing failure?
  2. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    Still running great and loving it, Chris?
  3. 280Z EFI Upgrade Kit Coming Soon !

    Be a nice upgrade for EFI folks that want to swap to wilder camshafts. The stock ECU is a huge bottleneck in such a case. Good stuff!
  4. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    Any updates? Or have you been too busy enjoying driving it? Weather permitting, hope to see you at Zfest!
  5. Anyone done business with these guys?

    The guy that runs that business was at a local car show here a couple of Summers back. Based on my impression of how he presented himself, what he was driving, and his general demeanor when chatting, I would say that giving him your money and getting a quality product in exchange is very very unlikely. This was a pretty epic read as well though: https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/showcars-fiberglass-steel-bodyparts-unlimited-c10197.html
  6. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    That stitched leather looks really great! Looking at all of the soundproofing you have in there, it's going to almost be as quiet as a modern car inside I bet. Are you going with a molded carpet kit as well? Love those mirrors too!
  7. quick help with triple Mikuni's

    A video of the problem would help a lot. It's useful to see whats happening.
  8. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    That engine bay looks absolutely stunning!!! You must be getting close at this point. Most of the mechanical stuff looks about done, so just the interior to go?
  9. HLS3015981

    A few pics of my Dec/70 240Z. Most of the extreme mods were done by the previous owner, but since the car sat for several years prior to my buying it back in 2012, I have enjoyed spending quite a bit of time refreshing things. It's getting there...
  10. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    Looking forward to seeing it at the OZC swap meet then!
  11. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    So far so good! Same colour as your old one?
  12. Since I've been through a lot of oiling with the ITG air filter I use on my Z, I'll chime in. No Toil makes a great foam filter oil - you spray it on the dry (clean) filter generously, rub it into the foam carefully, then squeeze out the excess. The foam will be very sticky, and can make a little bit of a mess on anything it touches while installing, but that stickiness is what catches the dust and keeps the inside of your engine clean. The No Toil oil is nightmarishly difficult to wash off without a proper cleaner though, which they sell. Interesting stuff that cleaner, it's a powder that has a lovely burning sensation when you use it to wash the oil off your hands after forgetting to wear gloves when oiling... ITG has actually recently switched from recommending No Toil and now recommends "Rock Oil Factory Eco Foam". This oil is actually water soluble, meaning you can wash it using water and a touch of regular detergent. No need for a fancy foam filter cleaner. I'll be switching to it. Coast Fabrication in California sells it, good people.
  13. The BHJ damper is MUCH cheaper if bought through Rebello. I realise this seems counter-intuitive, but I think BHJ very much prefers for people to buy through their resellers, so they jack up the prices when selling directly. I believe Rebello sells that damper for something in the region of $375. Nice piece!
  14. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    I'll drop my car off to you on Friday. I have some rust bubbles on the rear hatch deck, and could use a small patch in the driver's foot well. I'd hate to see you having any free time to relax, Chris All kidding aside, I really can't wait to see how the car looks when you get it back!!
  15. Even a broken clock is right twice a day I had a budget stroker build in my Z when I bought it, pretty similar to yours, except with triple Mikuni carbs. What it lacked in absolute horsepower output, it made up for in fun with it's wide torque band. Great engine for the street!
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