What did u do to your Z today ???

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Rager » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:55 pm

Z-owned wrote:Had another night to work on the Z tonight and got the plenum back on and started to hook stuff up, still have alot to do though.

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^ is this part of the tt swap?



also i drove my z this week. mileage this year in the Z, less than 100 :/. i wish i had my Z here where im living now. its tough living in ct and the z at my house in vt.


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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z-owned » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:08 pm

Rager wrote: ^ is this part of the tt swap?

Unfortunately no the tt swap is taking much longer than originally expected due to me wanting to do everything once on it, so it's till on a stand half torn apart. I had some leaking valve covers I needed to fix though and figured I would try out my color scheme i was thinking about on the n/a before doing it on the tt.

that said my gf and I finished it up today. Just needs a little better cleaning done still and the cc deleted after this upcoming show this weekend.
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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby z32loverboy » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:35 pm

finally sanded down the front stock wheels. will finish painting them this week and have pics of the finished product. i'm so sick of having only the back wheels black.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby WOOZZH » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:01 pm

Traded out the insturment cluster with one out of a '92. Everything fit fine and the speedometer now works. :woot:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby mrmoose » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:44 pm

Relocated my ptu and shortened the harness, installed my new tial QR bov springs, and installed my train horn!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Muhib » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:59 pm

WOOZZH wrote:Traded out the insturment cluster with one out of a '92. Everything fit fine and the speedometer now works. :woot:
Hi fellow pearl yellow Z owner! :D

Got pioneer avic D3 installed in Z today. Thinking of tune up. Should I get spark plugs only or more stuff?

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby ArticDragon192 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:50 pm

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Almost ready to rock.
Timing belt done. Had my water pipes powdercoated matte black, and those are on as well. My Billion thermostat is installed again.
Valve covers painted metallic black, with a golden/ bronze flake in it. TB got cleaned up and are nice a brushed looking. Changed the injector cap hardware from Phillips screws to allen head bolts. Motor is pretty much almost complete.
All that's left to do: relocate some exhaust studs for the NA headers, reseal the oil pan, replace the oil pan lip seals, new rear main seal, install clutch and flywheel, and a few other minor things.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Chattzx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:20 pm

ArticDragon192 wrote:Image
Almost ready to rock.
Timing belt done. Had my water pipes powdercoated matte black, and those are on as well. My Billion thermostat is installed again.
Valve covers painted metallic black, with a golden/ bronze flake in it. TB got cleaned up and are nice a brushed looking. Changed the injector cap hardware from Phillips screws to allen head bolts. Motor is pretty much almost complete.
All that's left to do: relocate some exhaust studs for the NA headers, reseal the oil pan, replace the oil pan lip seals, new rear main seal, install clutch and flywheel, and a few other minor things.
Very nice, looks like we will both have new motors. Getting mine completely rebuilt starting next week after my spun bearing. Can't wait to see your's up and running!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby ArticDragon192 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:09 pm

Should be a fun motor. 40P TT heads, valve job done, JWT S1 cams installed as well, and going Selin dual intake set up with custom short intake pipes. Should be fun and responsive.
I also have a 4.3 gearset I have yet to have installed in the diff.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:48 pm

+1 looks good Edgar !


I shipped some goodies out to get chromed friday! I can't wait to be driving my car again.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby BigTDogg (MA) » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:44 pm

Got her up and running. Drove her out, checked the vitals with Datascan, then gave her a much deserved bath. Gonna take her out to the company outing this coming Thursday.

Still have some little s*** to fix, PS and exhaust leaks, but nothing major. New battery even matches the engine bay better than the old one :chuckle:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Afi » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:12 pm

More basic stuff for me: 120k maintenance done though the car has only 54k.
A bit overkill I guess but could no longer trust these 20 year old belts. Now I start to see what you mean when you say that maintaining a 20 year old sports car hurts the wallet. Only drove 1200 miles so far this summer (weekend car exclusively) and I'm already at 2500$ of regular/preventive maintenance (dealer maintained because the mechanic has been working on Z's since the S30, I'll pay the rape price for peace of mind). The car was running just fine before the 2500$ so I can only imagine the bill when the car is actually really broken.
Next up: new cat-back, I'm leaning toward Specialty Z because they are the only "top brand" who seem to offer the NA stock specs: 2.25 inches diameter combined with dual round tips.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Rager » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:39 pm

^ what I went with , with a "large" resonated "h" pipe. i coudnt be happier. I will let you know that most orders are made to order and will take about 3 weeks . I didnt know this at the time of ordering , but im very please with the product I received!

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when i received mine for a 2+2

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Afi » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:03 am

^^^Thanks! Specialty Z? How is the sound, is it close to OEM even with the large resonators because that's what I'm looking for. Any issue with drone?

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z-owned » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:40 pm

Got my Z back together and timed today and took it for a small drive to test everything. Had pulled the ud pulley off to check it's mark with the stock one and when it wasn't off had to tear down to check the timing belt to see if it had jumped as my cas was having to be maxed to one side to get 15btdc. Ended up being a temp sensor keeping the ecu thinking the car was cold. But it did allow me to paint my timing belt covers. Also changed my oil today and with royal purple changing their oil up i switched to lubro moly 10w40.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby DCaff300ZX » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:37 pm

I love the color combo Chris, if I ever go crazy under the hood I'm gonna "steal" your colors! :dblthumb:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby BigTDogg (MA) » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:35 am

Z-owned wrote:But it did allow me to paint my timing belt covers. Also changed my oil today and with royal purple changing their oil up i switched to lubro moly 10w40.
And they look great, did you use the Duplicolor perfect match stuff?

And FYI, the Royal Purple HPS is the good stuff. Their regular stuff is no good anymore, IMHO. I used it for the oil change I did Friday, but I also added a bottle of ZDDPlus for piece of mind.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z-owned » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:13 am

Thanks! Your bay is looking great as well, hopefully I can get that extra piping in mine sooner than later lol. I bought the paint from automotivetouchup.com I have used there paint in various forms For different projects and really like it. I wish I could find the RP HPS stuff locally but I don't feel like ordering oil online.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby kowboydmac » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:59 am

How'd you find Lubro Moly but not RP HPS?! lol

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z-owned » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:29 pm

kowboydmac wrote:How'd you find Lubro Moly but not RP HPS?! lol
Went to every parts store in my area to see if they carried the HPS and none did. Napa carries the lubro moly been running it in my mr2 for awhile now and it loves it so figured i would try it in the Z, may try rotella t6 next time if I dont like it.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby DCaff300ZX » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:30 pm

BigTDogg (MA) wrote:
Z-owned wrote:But it did allow me to paint my timing belt covers. Also changed my oil today and with royal purple changing their oil up i switched to lubro moly 10w40.
And they look great, did you use the Duplicolor perfect match stuff?

And FYI, the Royal Purple HPS is the good stuff. Their regular stuff is no good anymore, IMHO. I used it for the oil change I did Friday, but I also added a bottle of ZDDPlus for piece of mind.
I used the Duplicolor perfect match for my rotor hubs and other minor stuff, it works nice and looks pretty good if not a perfect match as they'd like to say it is...but good enough if not right next to my CRP car body.
Funny about Royal Purple...I mentioned the same about the RP recently to Chris, I had changed the NA's oil and it didn't feel the same as usual on RP and now it makes sense. Gonna go Rotella T6 in the TT when the next oil change comes up in a few hundy miles...

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby canadian booster » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:59 am

oil change, new smoked lights, reflectors, clear side markers, custom plate (PSHHHT) and put my old JDM plate on the front from Yokohama

i was thinking of putting some light window tint on the foglights, just so they're not so white and shiney

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gotta fix that wheelgap, yikes

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby canadian booster » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:07 pm

added a brake cylinder booster brace, and a quick release steering wheel hub

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby DCaff300ZX » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:01 pm

Oil change with Rotella T6, and cleaned the throttle bodies and tightened the boost hose clamps this weekend :bigthumb:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Muhib » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:50 pm

cleaned the bird poop off passenger t-top....i hate birds....

also uploaded these backgrounds for the navigation

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Navigation background
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AV background
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Got them from avic411 and Google :)

Question, guys. My next oil change is 2000 km away and the car is going to be put away in 20 days :(. Should I still do the oil change or do it next year? I dont drive the car at all during fall, winter and early spring except start ups.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby ArticDragon192 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:03 pm

Went dual intakes with my Selin unit. Relocated the filters under the headlamps. I will be redoing the piping soon to tuck the headlamps a bit higher. But this will do for now. Intakes growl nicely!
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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z31toZ32 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:04 pm

^ no splash guard?

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby DCaff300ZX » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:21 pm

I made arm rests for the door panels in the TT, the flash doesn't do justice as the color match is good. I also recovered the worn front and rear speaker covers while I was there.

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Fixed a couple of other small items as well such as gluing with a special hot glue the cargo cover fabric that was coming apart at the metal rod, and made thinner/smaller front speaker mounts so the door panel doesn't get pushed out with 3/4 material, as the PO had them.
Fun stuff!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:17 pm

This thread must not die!!!

Tonight we installed the Stillen rear swaybar. :)

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby IonZ32 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:53 pm

Finshed installing the Ionic Dynamics TT spoiler (90-93) and it really looks good. Had some paint matched, I primed it, sanded it, then shot it (over the course of a week or so). Looks pretty good, a sag or two, but that will go away once I color sand it. Drilled all the mounting holes and mounting holes for wires and third brake light! Now my brake light warning light is on, but I'll cut that wire shortly haha! I'll get some pics of the spoiler up soon, very very good fitment on the wing. I didnt have to sand any of the wing down for it to sit flush.
Almost at 120k miles. Oh no, timing belt time! I'll prolly delay it a few thousand since its an n/a, should be ok.
Next up I'll track down a TT rear sway bar, some decent rotors, and maybe paint my stock wheels black, but thats a big maybe!


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