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  1. Hello! Some progress again. Cutted the rocker panels aways and repaired some rust spots from the inside. New left side rocker panel is now in but forgot to take the camera to garage yesterday. Wasn't happy with the pedal box mount i made last time so cutted it away and made a new different style one. Also got the Tilton throttle pedal to match the system. This is something i made earlier this year but forgot to share it with you. My engine has the rear sump oil pan and i just got a custom racing oil pan for it so didn't want to go with the JBC kit so found pictures from online someone swapping full 240z steering system to 510 so decided to go with the same solution. (You can find a picture from relocated tension arms from the upper post) So i got the 260z front subframe from a friend (Will order Apex engineering one soon) then got used 240z steering rack and axle from online and made a new firewall for that. Got the lower steering column from post yesterday so i need to wait for final testing until the rocker panels are in their place and i can take the car down from the rotisserie. Then cutted a huge hole to trunk floor and installed new Pyrotect fuel cell, more of this next time. Sold the Volk wheels last week, will go with 13" but calculated that buying brand new custom ones are much easier and actually cheaper option than buy new lips for the old ones. My other option is to go with 15" but that something i can test when the car is ready.
  2. Here's one photo how the garage looks from outside. I have ordered lots of parts lately, hopefully they arrive soon so I can share some progress with you!
  3. Renowating the new garage was not that easy, so it's still ongoing but heres something that has happened lately. So I moved away from our 120m2 garage to my own 60m2 garage (it might sound good but im also renting a space for my friends BMW for a while to pay the loan) Heres how it looks at the moment, sorry i couldn't take a photo from outside because of a snow storm in May.. So basically the whole 46m2 downstairs is only for fabricating and building the car, then we made 18m2 upstairs for storaging. As you can see it's still ongoing progress but it's getting forward all the time! Then the 510.. We got the right side rear flare installation before i left the old garage. Last week I got the idea of getting rid of the stock steering box and change it to rack and pinion steering. Got myself a 260z front subframe and fitted it in, cutted TC rod mounting points away from the front of the engine bay and installed them to rear just like in the Z. Tomorrow im going to pickup 240z steering rack and column and then I order outer tie rods from Technotoy.
  4. Hi! Life has been busy for a while so I have totally forgot to keep this topic posted ! Lately I've got new job, new garage last Friday and lots of another stuff has kept me busy but I've had some time to work with the 510 also ! Here's couple of Iphone pictures how to car looks like at the moment. I will post up better introduction about last 5months in couple of weeks when we get the renevation of the new garage done !
  5. Hello! Idea of just fitting flares to four door escalated pretty badly, thanks to my friend who made 90% of these. So the body, door and wheelwell was modified to make those flares fit with fully functionable rear door. I think that these came out great, i have anyone else fitting flares to four door like this. It was maybe too much work for just a track day build but these are something to show in the car shows too. I will post photos how they look like when the car is on it's wheel next week when i get new parts to the rear axle. Till next week! -Jarno
  6. I'm not dead ! It's been quiet from my side for past two months but progress have been happening. Fitting the flares to the car is a big project but hopefully we will get the left side ready this saturday so I can share it with you guys! During the time I have made a transmission holder ( actually V1, V1,5) and V2 is now under progress. Will share photos of it on the weekend too! Some stuff for the engine arrived today and my new wheels will arrive in three weeks! Same volk rays mesh that i got now but 13" ! I need to get the crank balanced and then we can build the block! I'm doing the V1 engine with wet sump instead of drysump for two reasons. -Our teams other car got the same setup and it has been running good for the last two years so why it would not work on my engine? -Good wet sump system cost like 700euros compared to good drysump system which is 5000euro + I have bought all the fuel equipment (tanks,pumps, filters, fuel lines and AN fittings) ready so when we get the rear flare installation ready I will start to fit the fuel equipment and do small fitting stuff because soon it's time to move to new carage so dont want to start any other big project before it! Plan is to get the car to the paint shop next summer. Let's hope that i dont have anymore ideas that will ruin that plan hah! This time it was more text than photos but here's one photo from last Thursday when I modified the rear subframe to fit my new 2.5" exhaust.
  7. That was my first idea but assembling them more down could have caused tire to hit the flare when wheels are fully turned in speed. Also in the original BRE race car the rears are flush and the front comes a bit over the the line.
  8. Yeah, i didn't want to go with the flares at the first point but fitting these tires into stock body with that ride height was hopeless.
  9. These are 235/45/13 so they are 9,25" tires and I'm going to go with 240mm wide slicks in the future.
  10. This is a strong maybe, where the car sits now theres 10cm from the rear subframe to ground and 45mm from tire to fender. This is first racer for me so cant be sure is that 45mm enough suspension travel or not. On front theres 65mm from tire to fender but fronts need to turn. Atleast the stance looks good in my opinion but lets see what happens when i get to drive this thing. Yes the car being four door caused extra trouble, hopefully the end result is good when we get this done.
  11. Couple photos, sorry flare haters. rear flares need massive modification, will post pictures when its ready.
  12. Hi! Yeah I got the idea to flip them by reading this guys project topic on 510 realm(?) http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/09/datsun-time-attacker-gm-ecotec-power/ If i remember right he said something like ”they suck when they are upside down but when you flip them over they work better”
  13. Hi guys. It's been a while, i'm sorry for a lack of posts here. (If you wanna see the progress real time check my instagram @japrnoo !) So whats been up? I finally got the front coilovers, they are ground control coils with Koni race shocks. On the same deal i got DPracing aluminium hubs, they are great because they got the centers for discs machined to the hub! Today I installed new bearings on them and APracing 267mm disc + they got ARP wheel studs. Now I just need to find the center washer and nut to install the hub. I'm sorry Banzai but this is the way that this car is going now, sneak peak of the +55mm fender flares that i got. I will show how they fit when they are fully installed. Installed the Ground control coilovers the "right way" (these are upsidedown coilovers) the assembly was a bit of a trick to make but managed to do it myself! Sorry for the crappy phone pics, forgot my camera to home couple times. First my friend made me new upper ends, these are made from aluminium with 10mm thread on top and 14mm on bottom for the strut. Then I made 20mm thick Nylon bushing on it. So when trying to install the coilovers the bottom end didn't fit on the control arm sleeve, the spring was also hittig the wheelwell if you forced the bottom end to fit on the control arm. I cutted the original rear shoc mounting point off. Then I made 10mm thread inside the rear control arm, now the problem was that the strut is too close to control arm. When the strut didn't fit on it's place i made 6mm thick sleeve on the control arm and welded it on. After this the rear strut fitted on it's place as wanted My summer vacation starts in the week, my plan is to get the car on it's wheel and fit the flares + possibly there is some changes coming on the roll cage. I will post more stuff soon!
  14. Been out of budget for a while now so started to test fit all the parts to the car before taking it to the painter. Cutted dash frame to fit, modified the metal grilles that go on the dash and then modified the dash top pad to fit with the rollcage. Then tested that the stock cauges so they will fit with the roll cage also, i'm modifying the seat holders so seat is currently on the floor. it will raise like a bit from that picture but the steering wheel felt good on that height so trying to keep the seat as low as possible. I need to make the gear stick a bit more longer to fit my hand better. I'm going to put 3 extra VDO cauges on the center console and replace the heater adjustment panel with diy switch panel. Cant choose should i save some money and make it from ABS plastic or should i buy a piece of carbon and make it more fancy.. Then started to assemble the goods that i got from technotoy tuning while I was in the states this winter, next up is to buy front coilovers and hubs so i can get the car on it's wheels. Also tested that I can fit my Tarox calipers under 13" wheel with 267mm APracing discs, more of that when i get the coilovers and hubs so i can by the discs and start to plan the caliper brackets!
  15. This has been a idea for a while but it's hard to find 13x8 wheels with +offset (i need to go with 235/45 tire to be competitive in the race series that i'm going to drive) so tire that big is pretty hard to fit under the stock wheel arches. If this would be 100% street car then i would just thorw some 14x7 with +offset and go with smaller tires but grip is big thing when you are competing against +250hp bmw m3 etc. Thank you for all the positive feedback, got a lot of motivation to work on the car, i will try to post something very soon.
  16. Thank you! I have not decided the cylinders yet. My friend has chart that you can use to calculate just the right cylinders that i will use when ordering the cylinders. Here's how the pedalbox is now hanging in there. It's not ready yet but you get the idea. It's still missing some reinforcement pieces and welds so it wont give up while racing the car. Then some plans have been changing again, due to almost every company has stopped making 14" semislick so I borrowed some 15" inch wheels that are going for my friend 240z and noticed that they are definetly too big for 510 (in my eyes) so im going to buy 13" wheels next. Test fitted 13" racing wheels from my friends 510 and they fitted on the rear brakes just perfectly. Now last thing to check is can i fit my Tarox calipers on 13" wheels with smaller disc or do i need to sell them and buy another set of calipers. Here's the current situation. So the wheels are 13x8 offset is around 0. My plan is going to get RS Watanabe type-r in same size (Offset -6) so next thing is to get somekind of flares to fit the new wheels. Been looking this photo a lot lately and think that this is the way i wanna go. Anyone know the name of the front air dam? And many of you have been asking about my rotisserie. Here's some photos and info. Front part goes in like a bumper: Rear part attaches to bumper holes: and legs are very simple:
  17. Hi guys. Not much happened for at least for a month new because been busy in other parts of life. I see that many of you have been interested about the rotisserie i made. I will take some photos of it and how it mounts next time i go to garage. (Hopefully this weekend) -Jarno
  18. Hi guys! Test fitted Tiltons today, not going to fit into 510. I have to get a different model from them. When assembled the pedalbox as low as possible pedals were 28cm from the floor. On stock pedals height is 19cm so need to get ones with cylinders facing inside the car. Florida trip was nice, these came with me back to Finland. Got all the parts to assemble the block except the pistons, i should be able to buy those by end of the month. Just need to get my trigger wheel drilled to fit the stock crank pulley. Also got the Technotoy GTX2 control arm set and toe links. Got the nylon discs to engine mounts and test fitted the block back to the car. Then got the 5speed behind it. Today I got R180 diff with 4.875 gear ratio. Assembled it on it's place so now I just need the drive shaft so I can make the transmission mount. Not much is going to happen this month since I'm just waiting for the parts to arrive and working like a donkey to get some extra money for some new parts.
  19. A weekly post?! What?! Last night was succesful at the garage. Made new engine mounts, these are 28mm in height (stock 38mm) so i can add 10mm of nylon on top of them so they will still be stiff but still soften some ripple. Here's one photo of the L19 added some primer on it so it wont get rusty while waiting for the assembly. Next time i will drop it on the car with the transmission so i can start to make the transmission mount. So the car is now back on the jack stands and it will be there till i get to the end of my to do list. -Fit the transmission -Fit the pedalbox -Make new seat holders -Weld in seat belt holders After those things i'm ready to paint the bottom, then it's back to suspension building! Here's the photo of new tilton pedalbox that i got.
  20. Long time no see, but here's update whats been going on.. Stich welds + sanding the bottom is now ready and I'm going to drop the car from the rotisserie next week so I can make engine and transmission mounts + mount tilton pedal box. I bought 5 speed gearbox from my friend last week, also got a set of new H-beam connecting rods for the engine. I'm travelling to US (Miami FL) to relax for two weeks on new year and there should be some nice stuff waiting for me at the hotel (Technotoy GTX2 control arms and TC rods, technotoy outer tie rods, set a ARP bolts for the engine and ATI damper so we can start to spin it!) The block came back from the machining and it's now L19 ! So the cylinders got driller 3mm bigger and I'm going to get forged CP pistons to fill the cylinders. I will share more stuff about the engine when i get all the parts and we can start to build it. The target is to get over 200hp from the crank and set the rev limiter to 9k rpm. I try to post more often, specially now when i got some more interesting stuff to do thant sand the undercoat!
  21. Yes I build it myself, just got the measurements out of my head hah. Its 135cm wide, 100cm high, bolts where bumpers. Thanks for the nice words, hopefully I get some stuff ready next week so can share more!
  22. Quick update about past two weeks. Got the body rotisserie ready and lifted the car on it. 99% of the undercoat is gone now, just some small bits in those tight corners. Found one more rust spot that needs to be fixed, actually it was already fixed but that was like the worst rust repair in man history so had to do it again. Also started to reinforcement weld the bottom of the car, hopefully will get all the reinforcement welds ready next week so i can start to work with the rust spot. Plans are still the same, just the money is missing to get any new parts hah!
  23. Hi. It took a little bit longer than next week since the last post but here is little something. I got the rear firewall ready, it turned out pretty good in my own opinion. If you're wondering what the the thing in the middle of it is it's a straight part in the slanted firewall so it's easier to make the through outs for the gas lines. Then after checking things what I need to do before i can paint the bottom i decided to make a body rotisserie (I hope that i've done this earlier) List what I got to do: -Clean & reinforcement weld the bottom -Fit the transmission (5 speed big trans from Z) -Fit the wheels & tires -Tilton Pedalbox assembly -New seat holders -6 point seat belt holders Then some other updates. The engine is at the builder right now, it's going to be drilled next month. I sold the Keihin throttle bodies because they were too hard to fit with the FIA intake. I'm planning to buy Jenvey Heritage throttle bodies so the engine bay would have a nice classic look. Let's see what happens. I sold the BCracing coilovers, got the ground control coilovers for the rear and now looking for different options for the front if there's someone racing 510 and got good tips for the front coils please let me know. Then decided to get rid of old control arms and get new one's from technotoy tuning, also the outer tie rods will be replaced with technotoy products. Here's one extra picture how the garage & 510 looks at the moment.
  24. Hello. Too much time hangin out with local datsun enthuasiasts and my project has gone to next level. Where to start? Okay, smallest things first so ended up to make the rear seat back rest again. This time from aluminium. First i cutted the metal plates i made away. Then made new backrest and parcle shelf from 1mm aluminium. Next thing is to grind some of the old weldings away and add some primer before i attach the aluminium plates with pop rivets & glue. Also got the S13 handbrake lever & wires assembled while ago. Next up, suspension. I'm selling my BCracing coilovers (can ship anywhere if interested) and bought these ground control coilovers for the rear. And I'm looking for 280zx struts for the front, there will be custom made Bilstein coilover race shocks. And the dessert.. I got my hands on L18 FIA head and intake, im going to fit these Keihin 42 ITB:s to the head with custom adapter. So the engine is going to be pretty wild the block is going to be drilled from 85mm -> 88mm and I already got a custom crank for it then I'm waiting for forged rods and pistons. Also bought Nismo head gasket. So I'm selling my BCracing coilovers (custom made for 510, includes 510 struts & hubs with new bearings) 800e + shipping Also I'm willing to sell the 219 (SSS) head. PM if interested. More info next week when i get things done!
  25. Build is looking great, I hope that you get it running soon ! If the Nismo gasket leaks also, i think that you're head might be crooked from pulling it apart. Good luck and keep doing the good work, this topic is great way to get motivated before leaving to the garage.
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