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About GIchiro

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    Stockton, CA
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    College student

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    first car was a '71 vw bus. Got good grades so now I got my dream car, 1973 240z.

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  1. -I have everything painted. -Install should not be more than an hour? Thanks, GI
  2. I have the rear brake lights in/wired. How much time does it take to install the brake light/license plate bezels that have the little plastic rivets? Thanks, GI
  3. -Is the relay panel grounded by it's mount to the inner kick panel? -I am having starting issues, used the hard start relay, been starting fine for 2 days and now just click at the solenoid. -I have a 25amp fuse for the hard start relay and it is blowing them . -Battery is new and 12.7 volts. -This electrical system is killing me. Thanks, 'GI
  4. Yes, he fooled the hell out of me. He was on the cover of magazines and seemed so passionate. He was meticulous about details, except for my sons car. One drama after another. He swore his painter was the best when I stated I would have someone in central, CA do the paint/body. The car has to be repainted because the bondo is cracking under the paint on the hood and many areas were not addressed as discussed. I even bought a rotisserie and offered it o the body guy so he could get the difficult, but rust prone areas. He refused and even after taking the car back 2 times, not done. As a last resort I called the BAR. They investigated and recommended a full refund. Funny thing is, the items not completed that I paid for, as well as the incomplete body/paint are more than the full refund of over 40K. I may not see a penny but, I will hold a picket sign in front of his shop and show everyone the garbage job he did. As well as talk to the DA about probable fraud/theft charges, because there were items not returned/suspicious double charges/etc. I will also send everything to all the magazines /clubs. Perhaps his ego, or the possibility of jail will make him think about doing the right thing to avoid this.
  5. That is awesome. Thank you. GI
  6. No sir. Only if my case goes to court will I divulge the company/owner since the records will be public record. I am hoping the owner accepts responsibility/man's up for 6 years of ....lies/deception/poor workmanship/taking original parts and not returning despite my many requests. As well as wanting another 10,000$ and not having even completed the work I had already paid for.
  7. Well I may have it solved. -Went to check all the grounds/hard start relay etc. -Turned over the engine and the starter kept running, even with the ignition off and key removed. I had to take off the + batter cable. -Placed in the original starter, started right up, no starter bendix issue. -Did a research on the part number on the starter, being the Z car guru I hired to restore the car has taken every short cut possible to maximize his profit. Low and behold he put in the Auto Zone type starter (16584) garbage!! -I am just disgusted with this guy. Should I have to go the litigation route, he will be exposed for the dirt bag he is because the BAR report will be public knowledge. Thanks, GI
  8. I will tonight and report back. Thanks, GI
  9. It is all like new, with electrical contact grease too. I have confirmed continuity with an ohm meter from the grounds back to the body and to the starter.
  10. I have the gear reduction starter and all was well for about 1 month after taking the car back. -One day the battery would not turn the starter over and I was at 4 volts. Battery was new and needed charge for 3 days which is alot for this type of battery. -Load tested ok. -I made a hard start relay 30/40 amp relay. -The car will not turn over w/o the hard start relay. -When the car does turn over the starter is still turning over for a couple seconds, most of the time. It doesn't happen every time. -Starter is new? -II also have the MSA upgrade alt/diode. I have 14.2 volts at idle. -Is that too high? Thanks, GI
  11. No prices on his site that I could find. Looks like a meticulous guy
  12. If you don't mind, what does it cost to have that gentleman build a 3.1 like that? I paid Rebello 7,500 for a 3.0 less carbs/manifold (I had WCR setup bought and tuned for the motor). He did break in the motor on his dyno.
  13. Trying to get information from the engine builder (Rebello) and the z car specialist I hired to restore/build/tune the car has been a disaster for the last 6 years. I am not going to name anyone unless it goes to litigation at this point. The distributor is stock (as I was told by the tuner/Z car specialist), the points are used pertronix and a MSD blaster coil. Previously I had a Mallory vacuum/mech advance with mallory coil. But when you wait over 5 years for your engine to be dynoed/installed the diaphragm can get dry and not function properly. I also have Bill's racing velocity stack covers and K & N filters on the way for everyday use.
  14. I think having greater control over the timing through the rpm ranges may be best. Over the top. Probably not but over cautious, yes.
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