RyanT67

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  1. Any updates? Or have you been too busy enjoying driving it? Weather permitting, hope to see you at Zfest!
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. A video of the problem would help a lot. It's useful to see whats happening.
  5. 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?
  6. Looking forward to seeing it at the OZC swap meet then!
  7. So far so good! Same colour as your old one?
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!
  11. 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!
  12. When selling a used engine do you typically charge what it cost to build it?
  13. That much money with only mild port work? I don't see it. With those carbs, that camshaft, so little headwork, and a so-so exhaust, I can't see the engine putting out much more than 200hp. There is value in the short block due to the large bore and v07 crank, but with cheap ITM cast pistons, it's not exactly a Rebello block. If selling used, I'd think it would go for maybe $3k. If it was fully ported, forged pistons, triple Mikuni carbs, a proper performance header, and a dyno sheet showing what it puts out, then $6k, maybe a little more. All of this said, at $12,000 it's a very nice, and solid, looking car at a great price. Should sell quickly!
  14. Thanks! And WOW, that is VERY reasonable!!