mikec(nz)

240k Race car - GTR tribute

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Hey All,

1st a big thanks to those that posted various info on this site, really has helped with my research.

A couple of months ago I bought this race car (been a race car since 2006) here in NZ.

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Decided to make it into a GTR replica - along the lines of the blue image car - like this

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But it needed to stay compliant with the NZ motorsport rules so those big flares and no bumpers were out.

Nearly finished. Had two real talented guys get stuck in and get it done super quick. Car had only the smallest amount of rust and all the trim was intact so that was great.

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Let me know if you guys want some more info/pics.

Cheers Mike

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I think the flares you have gone with look much better than the model. What about the grille? Can I see a front view. Looks great. Not sure if it is the same one but youtube has a blue coupe posted by keith g. Same car? If it is the same it sounds fantastic and I have been wondering what engine, exhaust, carb combo it runs. Any info please.

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You are correct that is the same car. L6 2.8 engine with diesel crank stroked to 3.0l, custom extractors and triple dellorto carbs. New side exhaust is planned, currently just a single.

Got the flares and grill from restored via Ottomoto, unfortunately nothing fitted that well. Chad spent hours modifying the grill and we modified the flares a bit but might need to revisit one of the rears.

The grill is not fitted at the time I took this photo as we have only just finalised the power steering conversion.

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How it arrived compared to stock

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How it fitted (or did not fit)

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After adding an extra 20mm in the middle and replacing the mesh with something lighter and better.

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Close up - also removed the three bars that held the mesh, I know this is how they came, but prefer the cleaner look.

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Painted grey metallic (re chromed bumper still needs alignment and GTR badge needs to be fitted)

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ID: 4   Posted (edited)

Very cool mate. I'd love to see more photos but especially more videos of this beast!!!

With the graphics on the car are they all stickers/decals? was there much work getting them right when printed?

And how did you secure the rear wing?

Im just deciding on what i want from my coupe, but since it'll probably be a club race car (not a recognised category racer), i'm toying with an RB26DETT setup similar to the gibson motorsport Grp A R32 GTR but run the whole big flare race car setup. But sadly at the moment its a stripped shell.

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This car belongs to Mr Kitagawa in Japan

Can't wait to see more (and hear) more of yours!!!

Edited by 240k Style

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Probably a couple more weeks till it is all done, then will take it to the track and will prob get video etc.

Understand about your car being a club car, but putting a RB in is a bit sacrilegious especially as they are getting so rare now. However can always go back.

We affixed the spoiler using the same rivet bolts we used for the front spoiler and the flares. Restored provided normal rivets - but they would have looked like crap.

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We also modified the front of the rear spoiler as it did not have the indents for the rivet bolts, so we used four at the back and four along the front. I think they used double sided tape at the front and rivets at the back for the street versions. But don't want it coming off at high speeds so took a bit of care.

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

We affixed the spoiler using the same rivet bolts we used for the front spoiler and the flares. Restored provided normal rivets - but they would have looked like crap.

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We also modified the front of the rear spoiler as it did not have the indents for the rivet bolts, so we used four at the back and four along the front. I think they used double sided tape at the front and rivets at the back for the street versions. But don't want it coming off at high speeds so took a bit of care.

Yeah that's why I asked. I was worried it wasn't secured enough also. I've seen some rear wings having bolt fiberglassed into the underside of the wing in the gap so to speak. I was thinking along those lines (I'll have to find a photo).

And as for the RB it's a long way off but I was after something different with some serious go. And yes it's reversible.

I have a Yonmeri (sedan) for my purist side of things

Hearing engines like yours though doesn't help the RB cause muchLOL

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Sadly I don't know who makes these ones. Uras saw them on Yahoo Japan

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That looks like a much better designed spoiler. Probably the restored parts are my biggest regret of the whole build, normally Japanese parts fit so well, these were just crap. I am going to have to redo one of the rear flares as it is just not right.

Here's what we did with the rear spoiler

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I took a video (bit tricky as was still on jack stands and lighting is not the best), but will let you guys know when it has finished uploading.

Also got the badges onto the grill, sticking with both the 240k GT and the GTR badges for the car, seems the right thing to do.

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

Had some dramas with You tube but finally got a video up -

Due for full clean tomorrow, couple of small tidy up issues then we need to get to the track to bed the new brakes in and make sure everything is fine.

Regarding the signwriting it was really difficult. We use printed media, but had to print out in sheets otherwise would have had a lot of cuts and breaks. The signwriters did it first with tape, then with cheap media, then finally with the gold. Took probably around 20 hours of designing and mucking around.

EDIT

Video seems to be having trouble processing...

Here are some images in the meantime

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I have over 100 images of the rebuild process so if you want to see anything let me know.

Cheers

Mike

Edited by mikec(nz)

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Check out those pipes!!!!

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Absolutely love it Mike. In evey way possible,the colour, the look, the interior, and the engine. And the sound of it is even better.Top work Mike and congratulations on this awsome race car and the way you've done it. Will definitely be grabbing info about this engine off you once I get a 240k.

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Did you use a custom loom/ wiring for the car? And did you have to cut the dash to fit the roll cage?

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No we used existing wiring with some modifications (it was already modified to run a 280Z ignition, which we pulled out and replaced with Mallory distributor and MSD). The dash was already cut to fit the roll cage, all we did was get it recovered. You need to cut the dash to get the roll cage set hard up against the pillars otherwise it sticks out too much.

Thanks for your comments 240kfreak-we tried really hard to be as close as possible to the GTR while still retaining the 240K flavour and the NZ motorsport rules without ruining it.

Just got a polish from a passionate expert so took some photos in the sun, so will post up a couple more later.

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Thanks was thinking of using the standard loom

And modding it. MSD is the way to go

Love to see the photos in the sun!

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Few things to look out for when doing the MSD, must read the instructions!

Hard to get good photos in the sun, here's a few I like

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I think you got it spot on mike,well done

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She certainly looks amazing. I was thinking of painting my replica a blue that was so dark it looks black, but will be blue in sunlight

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The sound your car makes is amazing!! Watched the few youtube clips a few times, hooked up to the stereo and the big speakers.....cranked it :P

Would love for my K to sound like that......even close to it.

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The sound your car makes is amazing!!

We pulled the restrictor out of the exhaust last week - now it sounds even better!

I am putting together a full build thread on the Z club site in New Zealand, only halfway through at the moment so keep an eye on it if you want to see the step by step.

Mike's 240K to GTR Replica Build

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Thanks for that. I really enjoyed the read. Gave me a few ideas too : )

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Brilliant job Mike.

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Thanks Guys, I updated and finished the Zclub thread just now if you want to see the final bits.

If you need any ideas or help just ask. I do have some bits left over that I am unlikely to use so will post them up sometime too.

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That's an awesome read.

I'm absolutely hanging to see videos from your first track day

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Well we have just put the final touches on the car and took it for a quick road test. All seems good. Goes to the track next weekend, will try and get some video but as I will be driving might be difficult, will see what happens.

Bought the rear quarter covers from City Auto, but the quality was not the great. The petrol cover one fitted fine, but the other side needed a point but it was rounded. Lucky my mechanic is handy with a hammer (it hurt to watch) and bashed it into shape.

Also fitted the rear badge, decided to have both gtr and 240k like the front.

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both my ones where fine from city auto, must of got unlucky :/

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