Marty Rogan

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    Elkhorn, WI USA
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  1. The car was rustproofed back in the '70's. A company called Ziebart used those yellow plugs to plug the holes they drilled into the car to squirt their rust proofing in.
  2. I used the S12W. I believe they were from a 1988 Forerunner, V6. I retained the "S" hardline. If I remember correctly, the rotors were from a 1984 300ZX, but that will depend upon which spacer you use to center it in the caliper. I did not see that mentioned here. You WILL need a spacer. Not sure where to get them these days. The caring and feeding of any track car is not for the faint of heart, budget wise. But they sure are fun!! It is still cheaper than doing a full Wilwood conversion.
  3. Take the oil sprayer bar off and spray it liberally with brake cleaner until it pores out the holes. Then at least you will know it is not clogged up and preventing oil from being spayed on the cam.
  4. I used the Toyota 4 piston calipers and vented rotors on my early '71 for track duty for several years. The rear brake drums with cheap parts store shoes worked fine, as long as they were adjusted properly. I did not even need a bias adjuster. I would recommend using Motul 600 brake fluid and Hawk pads. Been using them for years without any brake fade or issues. Also, if you have not done so already, change to braided lines. With this set up, you should notice a huge difference in braking power. Of course if you are racing, you need to be sure this is in compliance with the organization's rule book before you install it..
  5. That is a beautiful rich color. Nice Job!!
  6. Looks like a really awesome museum. Did you go to the new Nissan Museum? I bet that was a fun trip! I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.
  7. You bet! The wiring, vapor barrier and walls are all done. I fired up the LED lights at the back wall to see how bright they are. They should work out pretty nicely, especially with a white ceiling. The walls turned out really nice. I built a neat access door to cover the power panel out of the same boards. It blends in so well, you almost don't notice it. The piping, wiring and structure are installed for the 125K Modine unit to hang from the ceiling. The propane tank was delivered and installed on Friday. Unfortunately, the ceiling contractor is backlogged until February or March. He said he would try to work me in on bad weather days when his guys can't work outside. If it wasn't for that delay, I would have been right on time to get it heated before winter. I also snagged a nice deal on a large tool box from Home Depot. Well, I have done as much as I can do until the ceiling is installed. I really can't wait to get it done, so I can start organizing the place. All of my car parts and supplies are just piled in the center of the barn right now. That's it for now till I get the ceiling and heat in. Marty
  8. I also emailed the owner within minutes of the posting and asked a number of questions. I have not received a response yet. I am looking for a good project for when I retire next year. This would fit the bill nicely. Is there anybody near there that could go look at it? Marty
  9. My blue on blue 6/70 does not have the access panels either.
  10. I have one in my '70 model with the stock 3.36. There is a polyurethane snubber mounted in it to limit the upward movement. You shave that down to fit the differential that you have. It does not affect the drive shaft angle at all. That looks like it may be the dimensions on his first iteration. Hi later versions have a notch built in to go around the brake lines on one side.
  11. Well, it has been a while, so I figured it was time for an update on the Garage Mahal. I was able to get the horse stall area concreted in this spring, so I now have 100% of the floor space in usable condition. In the first week of June, I had the asphalt drive way put in. They did a great job. I now have a lot of parking area and space to turn around with the trailer to back the race car into the barn. I can back to the whole rig in, with the truck still attached, close the door and just walk into the house. No more 45-60 minutes to unload when I get home from a track weekend. That used to really annoy the wife. The original builder of the barn came out to give me an estimate on the ceiling. He said that the trusses would have no trouble supporting a steel ceiling with R38 blown-in insulation. I am thinking about going with maybe R49 for better heating economy. I got several quotes on heating. The 12' ceiling height was not quite enough to make radiant tube heating work. They said it could bake the paint right off the cars. It needed to be at least 16' to make it work. So, I am going with a forced air unit. I just need to finalize my research to decide if I go with natural gas, or LP gas. The local gas company said it would cost me $3K to trench the gas lines out to the barn. I have got most of the wiring done. All of the wall outlets are in. I also put in a 220 line. I wired in 6 more lights for the ceiling and added 4 lights along the back wall over the work bench area. All of the lights will be 3810 lumens, so I am hoping it is pretty bright. My wife is always giving me crap by saying "Do you want to do surgery in there!?' My response ..."Exactly!!" The brighter the better in my book. I still need to figure out how to install 2 ceiling fans on the trusses. A lot of the quotes were coming in higher than I anticipated, so I am giving up on the idea of running water out to the barn. It would be nice, but it is not a necessity. All of the wall insulation is in. About half of the vapor barrier has been installed. About half of the previously installed wall has been put back up, and the rest of the wall materials have been purchased. Over the long 4th of July Holiday (took Friday off too), I put in a lot of hard work to get stuff done. So, as a little reward to myself, yesterday afternoon, I got the Z out for the first time this year and went for a drive up Route 67 in Southern WI. 67 is a nice curvy road that goes through the Kettle Moraine Valley. The Kettle is a really beautiful area and a popular destination for a car or motor cycle cruise. It feels good to get this much progress. There is still a lot left to do. That's it for now. Later, Marty
  12. Jeff, Congrats on getting it registered!!!. Now the real fun begins. There is nothing like the roar of a triple carbbied L-6. Do you ever intend to take it to a track day? That is where you car really get a feel for what these cars are capable of. They are just shear joy to drive hard on a track. Enjoy!! Marty
  13. Actually, that does not sound like a bad price. I have Stoptechs on the front of my Mustang Race Car. You see them advertised routinely for $2,200. So to get front and back in the kit with everything included, that does not sound out of wack to me. Stoptechs are awesome brakes. I didn't know they were available for a Z.
  14. Ha, this freaked me out when I saw the location as Elkhorn. I thought, this could not be possible. I live in Elkhorn, WI. A small town of 10K people. There was a nice '72 240Z for sale a few months ago only about 40 minutes from me. You just don't see many good ones for sale around here.
  15. Hey Chris, Glad to hear things are looking up for you and you are getting back to working on your cars. The body on 26th looks like it is coming along nicely! Marty