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  1. Now you’re asking mate...to much money been thrown at it and still plenty to spend on it. i think if you were going to utilise the the and system of the rb26 there would be some mad modifications made due to there I barely enough room for the engine and you would need a custom subframe to hold everything. Gearbox I’m using the cd009 as it strong but having to get mine modified and welded with a rb26 bellhousing. It’s the best way then I can use any clutch configuration I want.
  2. Well well well i really do leave these updates few and far between. Since my last update the engine did get built and the baby arrived the same week Here's some pics of the progress seeing as people love pictures. Got to use my friends office in his garage which was handy i must say Started off my getting everything masked off so i never scratched the freshly skimmed head when lapping the valves or painted stuff not meaning to be painted. Some cleaning was in order to get these valves back to the best they could be before the lapping of valves began Some new uprated HKS valve springs. Not that they needed replaced but it was one of those while im in there i best just replace them situations Some nice new Tomei type B poncams got installed which should be enough for the drive ability and power i shall be running Then onto getting everything cleaned up in the block starting off with the oil squirters Freshly balanced crank got installed with ACL race bearings and ARP main studs Wossner pistons and PEC rods ARP headstuds installed along with a Tomei oil restrictor to stop all the oil going straight to the head which can be an issue with these engines With the rb26 using such old technology of coils it was time to upgrade to some r35 coils and platinum racing products coil bracket kit which consists of the bracket and proper stalks for the coils so the spark plug wells actually seal. You'll never see if but its pretty haha Some superforma goodies getting installed so i can remote mount the filter and help drain the oil out the head and back to the sump, along with the platinum racing products trigger kit. Then to finish it all off this tomei head gasket to accommodate for the amount the head and block had to be skimmed Finished off with a ATI harmonic balancer and here with have the finished article. Now to just get it to fit and working in the zed. Heaps ive missed out but my head being up my bottom at the moment i cant remember much...haha Next job involves custom sump then onto stripping the whole underneath for powdercoating, polybushing and undersealing. Wish me luck
  3. Haha...I know what it’s capable of but we shall just see how it goes.
  4. Nah nothing this year. Just concentrating on getting the car built. Next year though. Aiming to have the car finished for Scottish car show 2020
  5. Welcome...looks like a clean zed
  6. Well it’s been sometime since I was last on here. Whats changed? Well me and the wife found out we were having a baby so for most people they would just through down the tools and decide that’s the project never going to happen now. Me on the other hand saw it as a challenge to get the car finished before the baby is here...haha This may be because we had already pulled the engine and sold it on when we found out...doh So since last update got a big new lockup so it’s been all systems go. Old VQ got taken out and sold to Clark motorsports and now Chris at tarmac own it. Test fitted the rb26 and it fits...woop woop Now the engine has been stripped and sent away to the machinist to get some work before the forged rebuild starts. I know every one loves photos so here’s some to sink your teeth into until the next wee update.
  7. Welcome and hello from another fellow Aberdeen zedhead
  8. Looking to find out what the widest size of tyre and wheels people have went on the rear with no stretch, no stupid camber and no wide body kits...rolling of the arches is fine though. Currently have 265 on the rear of mine an mine and feeling once the winter project is complete that 265 wont be substantial anymore
  9. hey buddy, I'll take it if its still available
  10. Well its been almost a year since ive posted on here and all thats happened in the last year was i finished the air and audio install so nothing exciting. Thought id give this thread a new lease of life as i finally prepare to get the rb26/28 swapped into the zed. Away to check out a unit when im home after this trip offshore and its going to be all hands on deck getting the engine and everything stripped out and have a nice fresh bay to get started on...this includes the air suspension as its just not my scene Parts have started to come in from all parts of the world for the build and i can say im excited. So for now watch this space and the next update will be when i finally start ripping the car apart
  11. If any of these meets come any closer to the north give me a shout. Last time we had a joint meet we went to Perth for a half way compromise
  12. Hmm I just want something I can jump in and have fun in really. I’ve got in my head I want an evo x. Got a spin in my mates the other month and the thing is just crazy so now I’ve kind of set myself on one I think
  13. Yeah I’ve set myself the task so I need to go through with it. Be it however many years it takes. Not in a hurry to get it done though as I never plan to sell the zed even though I’ve had many the melt down when I’ve thought bugger it let’s get rid possibly thinking of picking up something else though aobthe zed can go off the road to get done.
  14. Slowly slowly slowly all my time and money has been going towards my wedding earlier this year and starting up my own company. But that’s all done now so I can crack on with it.
  15. Hey im back Cant remember the last time ive posted anything in the forum or really been active. So whats been happening? Whats changed? Is MPSS still the go to tyre? Have we been taken over by fake rocket bunny kits yet? Well heres how the zed is looking at the moment anyways.
  16. Im offshore sadly so i won't be making it
  17. Also tora tora banzai at Crail on Sunday
  18. Hello from a fellow Aberdeen zedhead
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