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AK260

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AK260 last won the day on July 28

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    Designer underwear model!

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    1977 260z. Theme: look as original as possible, be anything but when the loud pedal goes to the metal. L28, N42 with flat-tops, late E88 extensively ported, 270 degree high lift cam, 10.5:1 comp, ATi Damper, Fidanza Fly, 123 ignition, Flamethrower coil, Z-Therapy SU carbs, Z-Story Race / Sport full system. c.245BHP @ 6400, c.220lbft@5000. S12w and vented discs front, funky cool dums rear. Likes eating hot-hatches at the lights, loves a good massage with wax, purrs when stroked and hates the rain.

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  1. Thanks for the tag! Hey Dave - very lovely looking car and I suspect you are right about it being the youngest in the UK. Unless you’ve already done so and I missed it, pop over to the UK site too www.Zclub.net and let’s see if we can get you along to an event next year. Where in the country are you? I’m down in Surrey at Ict6 of the M25. Hope to meet you in person and see this beauty up close. Ps. Your side indicators are indeed on backwards as mentioned already :p
  2. I got mine from MSA about 4 years ago
  3. I cut the holes open into a V shape. the webbers are 65mm centres and the SUs are 72mm centres. For the post above I used tapatalk and uploaded on my phone - looking at it on the PC now, I had no idea the photos are that HUGE! Apologies guys.
  4. Modified fully radiused Webber velocity stacks to fit my SUs. On the test drive the car sprinted into the rev limiter in first and second without me intending to! So they are adding value. The quality is 500% better than the MSA horns and they cost 1/3 in England. Can’t recommend these highly enough for an aftermarket air box.
  5. To echo Steve, great post! [emoji106] What motor did you go for? (Year / model number)
  6. I’ve been on the back of a GSX-R600 and MY GOD that thing could accelerate. Cant imagine what it must have felt like in yours full throttle aiming for the horizon!
  7. Agreed chap! My buddy did go with his SUs and we got them tuned right pretty quickly. It produced excellent power below the 4k rev limiter ceiling on the first drive, so he's going to use them for the first 1000 miles and send the car with the triples to the RR once the run-in period is completed. With the AFR sensor / gauge installed, we should be able to find a needle in my collection that is rich enough to fuel it sufficiently further up the rev range. On that note, to prove that the SUs can deliver enough fuel for over 230bhp to 6.6Krpm, I dropped in super rich KV needles into mine and the carbs can hit high 10s on the AFR at 6K rpm on a third gear pull - clearly over-rich, but point made! With that argument out of the way, there is only the question of flow, which his OERs will clearly address in good time. The beauty of going this way is that he will now have a direct comparison for SUs v DCOE (for the sake of scientific research 😛 and my personal curiosity). This way he will not wonder if he should have just kept the SUs, he will know through real-world driving experiences, where the SUs work best and where the DCOEs bring the engine to life even more. I'm personally a die-hard SU man for a road car, but with this nearly 3.0 engine being something quite special, even I have to concede that it needs the extra flow and sound track of the triples. But equally, I want to see what they do to the engine's current scintillating pull between 2-4Krpm - where we spend a lot of time in 2nd /3rd around the UK's fun twisty country roads - and it's still not "on cam" at that point!!! Can't wait to see what it will do between 4-7K. I've seen too many dyno charts of triples showing a rise in torque at 2/2.5k only to drop off quite noticeably until 4K where they come to life and produce great power / fuel atomisation. I'm hoping with some proper tuning and choke sizing, he can have the best of all worlds. Either way, that engine needs triples or Efi to give its full potential.
  8. Yeah, I was wondering about that too!
  9. You know, I have a dropbox folder full of little gems I discover over time on the net - this was in that folder and I have to agree with you. I was looking at it on my phone screen so didn't spot it. I also have no idea what it's supposed to be or where it came from 😉 Sorry for causing confusion / mis-info.
  10. The first one is looking from the top down, the third one is looking from the underside up. I think ;)
  11. I did mine as per the diagram on the right for exactly the reasons you mentioned - namely to provide more surface area at the top against the insulator.
  12. Ps. Mine arrived just now and it is indeed glass! This came in too! When the wife asks, I’m blaming Cliff!!
  13. Yep! That’s exactly it. Been thinking about It for 3 years and finally ordered it. I saw installed it in a friend’s car at the weekend and it looks period correct in any classic car. The “glass” though is plastic - which is a good thing if you think about it. Hope the Site-mister gets his pump sorted out! Oh and his fuelling too.
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