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  1. this is mine after i treated the rust... followed by a couple of coats of rubberised paint and some underseal. Would recommend having a look as its far easier to deal with at the early stages.
  2. this has got me paranoid another spot to look out for is at the front of the rear wheel arches, there is some sort of plastic cover, that rather tha keeping the dirt out just acts as a muck trap and get filled with all sorts of muck. Its easy to pull it out they way and clear all the crap out when you have the wheels off. I'll try and dig out the pics of when i tackled mine during the first lockdown
  3. https://www.nissan-cdn.net/content/dam/Nissan/za/Maintenance/370Z.pdf This is what ive been working off, either way I'd say every 2 years is about right. That's a great shout would be an awesome feature. I need to get my act together and get remapped with Ecutek soon
  4. with the gearbox oil i never really notice any real difference after I change it, may say it feels a bit "slicker" but certainly nothing major if anything at all, but i do it regularly as I'd rather have it over maintained. Both engine and gearbox have both been perfect in the over 3 years I've owned it. On the Nissan service schedule for these it says every 2 years or 18k miles if that helps?
  5. thanks mate... If i had a quid for every time someone has said "that's its now yous got a baby the car will have to go" I'd have enough money to actually finish the build haha. Thanks everyone that has chimed in on my wheel dilemma, its pretty much confirmed what i was already thinking that if i sold them Mk1 Nismo rays at some point in time i would definitely wish I hadn't. I also like idea of having normal road tyres on them and having a less compromising semi slick on the new wheels, that way I fit whatever suits my needs at the time. Also after changing the diff oil, there was no sign of swarf or metal fragments in it that has put any fears of the diff being mis-aligned to bed after the whiteline bushing went in.
  6. Sorry, for the lack of updates with this... we had a baby so so both time and money are at a premium at the minute. Only real update is fresh gearbox, diff, brake and clutch fluid going in at some point this week. For those who are interested i give the Motul rbf660 hell and track and it never lets me down (swap it out every 4 or 5 track days) Have been toying with the idea of getting a set if 18x10.5 wheels as the square setup with plenty of tyre at the front as it would be far better for me than the 19" staggered setup. Plus more good semi slicks are available in 18" and are far cheaper, and being able to rotate tyres would be a massive bonus. Dilemma I'm having is do i sell the mk1 nismo wheels, (which i absolutely love the look of) and get something proper top shelf like some TE37s, CE28, lmgt4 Omori factory spec etc..... or do I keep the nismo wheels and get some cheaper but still light wheels like some Enkei RPF1 or Rays gramlights. I'm not sure why but i only really want to sell the Mk1 Nismo rims if they're getting replaced by something equally a cool otherwise i feel like i am depreciating the car for some reason I am in no rush to decide as i still have tyres left and there are other parts of the car that need addressing first and i don't have infinite cash money, but anyone with any useful input on this let me know
  7. thanks for the extra detail, looks a really good set up. And its great to see another 370z used in anger round a racetrack I really like this car and you clearly only fit the best parts. If money was no object for me my car would end up something like this! I suffer with burning up the dust boots in the front calipers alot. I spent 2 days stripping the front caliper down and replacing them along with the seals while I was at it, only to burn them up again on the next track day! Which was annoying to put it mildly! I actually find the the stock calipers very good with the right pads and brake fluid in and they take the abuse really well, however extra cooling would make this even better. Plus if the titanium shims can keep some heat sway from the caliper its self that great for the caliper and the fluid. Apparently most track guys in the US don't even run with dust boots anymore and many manufactures of aftermaket calipers aimed at track/race use dont have them in either as they just cannot take the heat. I currently take the pads outs the clean inside after every trackday to keep any crap from getting at the seals. Key is to never push the caliper pistons back in until its all clean in there, that ways you never draw any muck into them and reduce the risk damaging the seal or piston. Its not perfect but i did inspect all the pistons when i did a full strip down to replace the seals and they were all still perfect.
  8. This is absolutely incredible Do you have any more info on your brake cooling set up? And did the titanium shims make much to difference? Also are you running the stock nismo rear arb along with the hotchkis front bar?
  9. A few shots from last weekend at Anglesey. Awesome day and stayed dry all day. Only 30 cars allowed booked on due to currently local restrictions which meant loads of track time and only 1 red flag all day!! Also my undertray decided to commit suicide on the way there, so it was cable ties and duct tape to the rescue. Its only the access panel that cover access to the upper fixings (its a different layout to the other 370z undertrays) so I will just remove it for now but will be looking for an aftermarket aluminium one as the plastic one is crap. Unfortunately Z-speed are the only manufacturers who do one for a mk1 Nismo and the price is extortionate. I heard rumours that Z1 have on in the pipeline as they already do one for the mk2 so i may hold out for that. Failing that i will have to CAD on up and get it laser cut myself. https://www.z1motorsports.com/undershroud/speed-performance/speed-370z-performance-aluminum-undershroud-09-14-nismo-p-11891.html
  10. That looks so much better! you can see just looking that they sit a fair bit lower than the stock seats. Plus the weight saving from taking those heavy stock seats along with electric motors is a bonus!
  11. Looks like our end goals are very similar. Its a real shame they've discontinued the AD08R, as their predecessor - the AD08RS sounds a bit poo from what I have been hearing about them 100% agreed about the seat, i run a CG lock which is a big help but no substitute for a proper fixed back bucket seat. For me one of the main issues is going to be getting an aftermarket sear to sit lower than stock. I'm 6ft 5 so my helmet rubs on the roof liner. I'm not fussed about having rails so will probably mount directly to the floor pan as long as I can find somewhere to fab me up a sub frame. I have also looked into DIY brake cooling ducts, piping from cutouts in an aluminium under tray. Never got anywhere with it though. Car needs them though the dust boots in my calipers are toast and even after a cool down lap my brakes can still be billowing when i come back into the paddock
  12. Well now i want one even more!! It does sound like a big improvement and you aren't the only person to say so. What other suspension/handling changes have you made if you don't mind me asking? It's always good to hear from someone with similar end goals who is further down the line The wish list for this car is never ending. I had better try and save some pennies over the winter
  13. Its on my wish list but like you said not a cheap bit of kit by a long shot, do think it would make a difference though. The stock vlsd is not horrendous by any means but at the same time isn't great either. I feel it will become a must for me further down the line. Which diff did you go for? Does it live up-to the hype?
  14. Also additional fuel pump was a huge success, managed to run down to use over a quarter of a tank with zero issues! I am confident you could run it even lower if you wanted too. Make a big difference not only shedding a bit of weight but not having to top the fuel off after every other session. Really pleased with the outcome with it would 100% recommend for anyone else with the fuel starve issues!
  15. Cheers for the heads up on this. Luckily, after much digging, looks like I may have them the right way round. Like we said earlier I am gonna manually measure the old bushing and compare to the new next time I am under the car. Then also change the diff oil and if there is any sign of metal shavings in it i know something is not right. I am fairly confident its is right going off all the digging I've done on the US forum but you can never be too sure! http://www.the370z.com/engine-drivetrain/100343-rear-diff-bushing-top.html Oh yes it has made a huge difference. Another thing that was noticeably better at Anglesey yesterday is when the car does oversteer and step out the feedback from modulating the throttle is bring it back into line is so much crisper. Real confidence inspiring stuff! At one point i even managed to catch a slide going down the corkscrew there, I will have to dig out the footage





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