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  1. That breakfast turned into an endurance event!!
  2. Got to be Would have to be quite the lottery win though!! More pics and info here https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/the-ultimate-mclaren-f1-road-car-chassis-018
  3. OK cheers. Makes sense it effects out of round all over too. We’ll see which way we go with this then.
  4. Hi Mark, Yes we're on all that, it'll be having the same treatment as my engine build. We were going to check the effects with distortion switching to the ARP mains before committing one way or the other........is some distortion something you've seen before? How much tighter does it make things on the vertical clearances?
  5. Always a pleasure!! Be a good build this one……..will be a gentle monster!!
  6. Cheers! Yeah it’s great!! Never the same twice!! Yeah I mean a set of 4S’s would’ve been plenty good enough over stone cold track tyres!! Engines been pushed a lot harder on the road was just tickling it round but still enjoyed myself! Thanks!! It was a quiet, low numbers day but in fairness I’ve cherry picked these laps as they were clear. Must say there were plenty of spinners but not one red flag all day!! Yep let’s hope the next one is dry………..and even if it’s not I’m hoping that by then I’ll have fully set up traction control which will be fun to play with. Envy is a deadly sin you know!!? You’re always on about my blueness
  7. 1. davey_83 2. tauvp 3. monkey1983 4. Andy_Muxy 5. ozzy_350zed 6. Defacake 7. PhilT_Zee plus Gimbal😁 8. SHEZZA 9. GranTurismoEra 10. Butcher
  8. Things have been a little slow with the Z with one thing and another, it dawned on me that it'll be a 3 year break from track days if I don't manage to get one in this year! Although I've had some decent runs out in the Z on road I was really wanting to open up the new engine and try out the new wheel/tyre combination to see if everything was moving in the right direction... Had a little look and saw Circuit Days listed Anglesey Coastal and so made myself a nice road trip route up there and booked on..........we've had such an amazing summer what could possibly go wrong! Even Wales has been having sun shine! Sadly I must have upset someome as Thursday had a huge band of rain that essentially hit the track at 9am and went at 6pm.........no rain the week before or week after!! Great!! Still been at it long enough to just get on with it and enjoy yourself.........it was the wettest day I think I've ever been on and the track although usually keeping bit of grip in the wet was like an ice rink in places! Engine was strong enough to spin the wheels through 3rd and I suspected 4th at full throttle so gentle rolling on and short shifting was the game...........with a little bit of playing around for good measure.........data gathering for building decent tc map is what I officially called it! Few pics Couple of laps...........I know it looks like I'm walking pace.........because it was.........and bloody slippery!!
  9. I'm not suggesting that your W brace and kidney brackets aren't corroded as the underside is looking pretty sad but you're buying things here which aren't the issue in question. But I think its worth taking your car elsewhere for some better info on the issue/s. For 1 the rear subframe on the 350z is made of aluminum (attached photo) and looks good from the small amount of it visible in your photograph and 2 the part your showing circled in the pic that's heavily corroded is part of the underside of the floorpan so would require welding to repair and is not a bolt on part Just my thoughts on how I'd go about it Good luck
  10. I sourced a donor VQ35HR engine from these guys. They were great, allowed me to be fussy, negotiated a great price and with a warranty if it was a dog when I opened it up which it wasn’t it had obviously been a very well maintained and looked after engine, which they had said it would be. Amazing what happens when you’re nice to your customers……..they come back. Would happily use them again for parts.
  11. Yeah was a good job done that! Not sure how many miles it would've worked out to be till they were fully gone and serious pressure issues resulted but safe to say they were well and truly on their way out and needed swapping out asap................which was good to see really after all that spannering just to inspect them!!
  12. Took me a while to sort and with a fluffed gear change in there too, but here’s a quick sound clip so you get the idea of sound of the car. I’ll have another go one day, with better location and a bit more time……..and light.
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