SteveJ

ZCON 2018 Roll Call

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    On 10/17/2018 at 7:55 PM, jfa.series1 said:

    Thanks Charles,

    My wife recently completed a long run of prednisone and the withdrawal left her with fatigue and body aches, now subsiding.  She was in no shape to travel so we had to cancel our plans for ZCON.  You, the Jims, Cliff, and others will have to party just a wee bit harder to cover for us.  See you all next year in Branson I hope.

    Jim

    Yes, I hope to see you two in Branson. My prayers for a good recovery

    C

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    I'm sorry to hear that.  Were you in the second round of judging for a gold medallion or something?

    I have posted these pictures a number of times...

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    1 hour ago, 240260280 said:

    If this is on early Z's AND it is to deal with the crank vibration then Nissan would have known about it long before Brock got his racer.

     

     

    Please remind me to go into more detail about what Peter and John said. I am busy with preparation for the closing ceremony today and tomorrow.

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    Matsuo San was in the registration room graciously signing memorabilia this evening. After he finished signing he hung around and the 5 or 6 people left in the room were thanking him for coming and started asking him questions about the design process. He spent about 15 minutes drawing diagrams and explaining his process. Some of the same things he talked about in the Tech Talk, but others as well. We were just mesmerized. The session was recorded, so hopefully it will be shared. It was one of my highlights of the convention.

    Altogether an awesome day. Congratulations to the aerial photo crew for putting that together. I am looking forward to seeing the photo.

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    I haven't had the camera out too much this week. I knew in my heart it would be that way, though I didn't want to be.

    However, I made up for it other ways.

    1. I got to work with a great team that no matter what disagreements we might have had, we put differences aside and worked together.

    2. I had the privilege of assisting Matsuo-san put together the slides for his presentation.

    3. I got to spend some more time hanging out with John & Sylvia at the track. I leave John alone. He has plenty of other people bothering him. Sylvia is a hoot.

    4. Johnnie Gable shared some of her stories with me. There isn't much that can slow her down.

    Organizing a ZCON is a wonderful experience that I hope never to do again. LOL My hat is off to the ZCCA directors for putting the effort into making it happen year in and year out.

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    8 hours ago, 240260280 said:

    If this is on early Z's AND it is to deal with the crank vibration then Nissan would have known about it long before Brock got his racer.

     

     

     

    7 hours ago, SteveJ said:

    Please remind me to go into more detail about what Peter and John said. I am busy with preparation for the closing ceremony today and tomorrow.

    The narrative - as related in the September 2018 issue of Classic Motorsports Magazine - doesn't really add up.

    Nissan was very well aware of the harmonic problem with the L24 crankshafts even before the end of 1969, several months before Bob Sharp received his first 240Z - let alone BRE.

    The lead-time involved in investigation of the problem, re-designing the crankshaft, machining and testing the new forgings and then putting them into full production, apparently took something like 12 weeks or so. BRE were relaying their findings back to "the factory" (wasn't that Katayama's job?) in good faith and "hearing nothing" when Nissan were in fact already hard at work rectifying the problem and putting the new parts into production. New Year 1969/70 got in the way, with Nissan's forging plant shut down for a week's holiday.

    Hearing these stories is fascinating, but we need to hear the viewpoints and facts from all sides before we put the big picture together. 

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    I'm sorry to hear that.  Were you in the second round of judging for a gold medallion or something?


    Yes, not sure how close I was. I think I had a score of 276. Also missed a couple easy points but it was a great learning experience.

    Sent from my C6902 using Classic Zcar Club mobile

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    That never should have happened, motorman7.  Sorry.

    I'm happy to hear everyone enjoyed talking with Matsuo san.  I recommend; "DATSUN 240Z Engineering Development" by Hitoshi Uemura.

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    9 hours ago, Mike said:

    Keep the updates coming!  Some of us couldn't make it and would love some updates from Zcon...

    m

    I drove over Friday to spend the day with our gang at Road Atlanta and have my picture taken with Guy. LOL

     

    Great group of people, some new faces and some I'd already had the pleasure of meeting in Memphis.  Thank you all for a fantastic day.  Cliff

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    3 hours ago, Mike said:

    Nice!  Is that you two in the last photo above?

    I need someone to play photographer.  Payment will be made in hugs.  :victorious: 

     

    Sorry, Mike. My camera has been stowed away for a lot of ZCON. I had to lock myself in my hotel room to get some of the background work done for the convention. However, I'm glad to hear that most people seem to be happy about how things went.

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    @Mike

    Thanks for setting up the gallery. hopefully I can figure out the "drag and drop" deal. I was just getting ready to start a picture thread

    @240260280

    "Mad Mike" said you need to get off your "assets" and get out to Branson next year!

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    Today at the PCshow

    Mark Maras on the left

    Zup in the middle

    Matsuo San to the right

    at Zup's car

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