Jump to content

Marty Rogan

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Marty Rogan last won the day on November 29 2018

Marty Rogan had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

59 Excellent


About Marty Rogan

  • Rank
    Registered User

Social Sites

  • Website


  • Gender
  • Map Location
    Arlington Heights, IL USA
  • Occupation
    Contract Manager

My Cars

  • Zcars Owned
  • About my Cars
    1970 HLS30-05341

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I was surprised to see it show HP. Every other dyno run I have seen in Australia showed power in KW.
  2. Since this was done in Australia, it is probably KPH, which is about 109 MPH.
  3. I have never heard of them before. But this sets off all kinds of alarm bells for me. I would never send somebody money and then hope they ship me the car. Nobody will ship a car to you at their expense and then come take it back if you don't like it. Finding a good 240Z for $4K today is also hard to believe. Your signature says you are in California. You should be able to find good 240Z's out there, that you could go see in person. That is the best way to buy these cars. Take your time, and wait for the right one that you can buy directly from the owner.
  4. I have had the 3500 and the 5000 and really like them. I take my 5000 to the track with me all the time. And yes, it is heavy, but I think the added safety it provides over jack stands is well worth it. Plus, the newer design has wheels built in, so it helps compensate for the weight somewhat.
  5. Fantastic work! That 903 paint job is just beautiful. 903 was the original color of my car. You just don't see many in that color around.
  6. If you are in a cold environment, electric heat will bankrupt you. I am probably going to go with radiant tube heating in my shop, like they use in some factories. My buddy has it in his 1,500 ft hanger. He pays only about $40/month, and he keeps the temp at 65 all winter long. When the heat is on, all of the surfaces are warm to the touch. Even the floor. I can see the benefit of being able to take the wheels off with the 2 poster. However, you would not be able to use it for storage. I have been leaning toward the 4 poster, with a jack bridge option to get he wheels off.
  7. That is a very nice shop! What did you use for insulating the roof? What kind of heat do you have? Insulation and heating are next on my list for my shop once the weather starts getting better around here. Why did you opt for the 2 post vs a 4 post lift?
  8. That's some nice driving!. I have seen those at the track. They are just stupid fast, since they are so light. The power to weight ratio is way better than most anything out there.
  9. As long as you are using a redirect up on the C Pillar, you should be ok then. Good to hear.
  10. Jeff, You mentioned in this video that you plan to mount the seat belt retractor on the wheel well. That is a really bad idea, unless you install an anchor point up high on the pillar. If you anchor it down low, so that it just goes up and over your shoulder, then down again to clip into the buckle, you could compress your spine in a crash. I do some racing with NASA (National Auto Sports Association) here in the U.S.. Here is the section in the regulations that addresses this: "The shoulder harness should be mounted behind the driver and above a line drawn downward from the shoulder point at an angle of no more than twenty (20) degrees from horizontal with respect to flat ground. " I hope this makes sense to you. If you have questions, let me know. Marty
  11. First off, I don't know much about 280Z's as I have only owned 240Z's. But this sounds like a problem I had with my first 240Z. It had been running fine. Then one day, I could turn the key, it would crank and fire, then die. I realized that as soon as I let go of the key from the start position it would die. If I held the key, it would continue to run. It turned out the be the ballast resister going bad. Once I replaced that, it was back to normal. If the 280Z has a ballast resistor, I would replace that and see what happens. Good luck!
  12. Ok, I get it now. It just made me scratch my head every time he called it the 680.
  13. I guess I missed something along the way. Why do you call it the "680g"?
  14. I had a contractor out at the house for some other work. I had him look at the barn while he was here. He also talked about the macerator pump. Unfortunately, his plumber blew out his knee before he could come out and work up a quote. I had heard stories about raining inside of a pole barn. The contractor recommended the steel ceiling , with blown in insulation in the attic. He recommended some additional ventilation to keep the air flowing in the attic. Sheet rock might be tricky. The trusses are 8' apart. I am not sure if the trusses are designed for the additional framing that would be required. I am trying to get the company that built the building to come out and discuss my options. I also want to discuss with them the best way to insulate. The walls that are finished so far do not have a vapor barrier. That really concerns me. I don't want the walls sweating and get moisture in the insulation.
  15. It is 36'x64', so just over 2,300 square feet. Up here they call it a pole ban. Build as big of a garage as they will let you. You never have enough space. You need a large space to work on No 26 & 27.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.