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Old 03-21-2018, 07:27 AM   #91
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Haha, very true. And thank you! It's funny because for the longest time I absolutely despised these cars. Then one day a few years ago they started to grow on me. Over time, I started to love them and since I always wanted a Z but didn't want the same car/s my dad has, the Z31 started to become an obsession. I was a kid in the 80's too so the nostalgia is huge for me. The goal here is to change a lot of people's opinions on these cars. The problem is they are shit in stock form and most people seem to have/had horrible taste when modding Z31's.
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A good looking Z31 is hard to beat. I have a pair of em
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:12 PM   #93
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Project z31 Z432 N/A RB swap

Tried to replace the radio in mine today, what a pain in the ass. Climate control and radio in one massive bulky bracket. Seems like it only has a inch of extra wires for the unit to move and was not interested in snapping a wire or breaking a old plastic plug. Took the loss and left it for another day lol.. Anyways loving the build.


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Old 03-27-2018, 06:02 AM   #94
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Thanks!

Getting there on fitment. Still plenty of adjustments need to be made. Ideally, I want to tuck a tad bit of tire under the fender.









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Old 03-30-2018, 03:04 PM   #95
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Yay!! 205/55 fits! I rolled the fenders and was able to set the camber much less aggressive. Tried to eye the toe close to 0 as well. Very happy with how this looks.











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Old 03-30-2018, 06:01 PM   #96
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This is a cool build, I had a Gray 86 300ZX Turbo about 15 years ago, always said i'll get another one and do a proper build. Keep up the amazing work.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:56 PM   #97
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very cool build. can't wait to hear it.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:44 PM   #98
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:51 AM   #99
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
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Beginning of the render with cleaned up rear pan.

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Old 04-04-2018, 05:41 PM   #101
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Whoa! These just became available. What are the odds? I was already looking around to have this done. Couldn't pass them up. May have the inside of the lenses blasted to create a soft glow.

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Old 04-07-2018, 11:30 AM   #102
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I got some great news! My machinist is finally on my engine! He said to come by next weekend for some progress photos as he would have the guides and brass valve seats in. Might have already started port polish/combustion chamber reshaping by then too. And the good thing is once he starts on one, he rolls through it reasonably quick. I got him the kit to take a mold of the cylinder once the head work is done. Then I can send the cast to Raw Brokerage for the custom pistons to be made.

I also tried to see how low I could go with the wheel/tire combo and now see where the frame needs to be notched a tad. The upper control arm hits the frame rail and the trac rod barely hits the inner fender metal.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:21 PM   #103
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so why are you caging this? is the body flex "that" bad?

also are you going to roll those rear fenders? and what engine management are you going to use? I'm going to make a plug for ecu master.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:17 AM   #105
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I decided not to cage the car.

I did roll the rear fenders and am able to drop it down really low with the 205's.

Will run stand alone just not exactly sure which at this stage. Will keep that in mind, thanks.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:46 AM   #106
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What are the plans on attaching the ITBs? Going to cut and modify the existing lower section or getting an adapter plate made?

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Old 04-09-2018, 11:13 AM   #107
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Using the stock intake manifold (will block off anything not needed). Having it ported to match the enlarged itbs and headwork. I got a used intake plenum though for assisting with mockup and fabrication of a mount for the throttle linkage.

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Old 04-09-2018, 04:16 PM   #108
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Picked up my S13 Fortune Auto coilovers. Looking forward to getting these in. My best friend is towing the car back to his place soon to weld in the Response Type S13 front conversion kit and he will also notch out the rear frame rails. We decided to see how low the car could go with the current wheel/tire combo and it can go really low. The upper arm hit the frame rail before the tire made any contact. Lastly, my bump steer spacers arrived from Japan.

Note the notches in the S13 front kit. It's really cool because you can adjust camber at the bottom and/or top which means I can bring the track width in our out to suit wheel/tire fitment. It also allows you to rotate the upper camber mount and use it for caster adjustment if you desired. Just offers up a lot of adjustability overall.






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Old 05-01-2018, 05:30 PM   #109
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Haven't update in a while but ran into some roadblocks. First of all the wheels will not allow for the Z32 brakes. There is only about 1.7" of clearance between the rotor surface and the back of the spoke. Neither front or rear came close. Even the stock front Z31 caliper rubs ever so slightly so I am going to plan on using the Wilwood D52 slimline 2 pot's. I now need to find someone to make the brackets. Second issue is the Z31 upper mount does not line up with S14 bottom mount for my coilovers. The angle is off. Not sure if it's because I am using the rear drop spindle. I adjusted the arms to get it to at least bolt in place but the upper hat wouldn't come flush with the shock tower and the camber was positive. Seems the best option would be to have the upper shock tower modified with a new top section. If I could source one from S13/14 car, that would be even better. The new one will have to be angled slightly. Lot of work for all this but should be worth it in the end to have the drastically improved rear S14 suspension.

My RB26 has the new Supertech valve guides and Tomei beryllium copper valve seats in place. Port and polish begins this weekend. I hope to update with some photos soon.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:56 PM   #110
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My friend is trying to see if he can come up with a spherical bushing for the rear upper mount to allow for articulation. That would solve the rear coilover issue. And seems it won't be too hard to make a caliper bracket since both are lug mount.

Headwork is coming along nicely! Tomei valve seats and Supertech guides are in. He was very impressed with both and was happy the seats were slightly oversized for an ideal fit. Port and polish starts this weekend. He is going to completely reshape the combustion chamber and unshroud the valves along the outer edges of the chamber. Then cutting for the valves and clearance for the larger cams. Amazed how much different it looked from the last time. I was pretty shocked when I saw it but he wanted me to come take photos because he knew I would feel that way. He said when I see it next time, it will look like new.

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Old 05-04-2018, 07:36 AM   #111
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Just saw your E38 build sell on BAT. You do some great work. Nice to see a project/swap car go for such good money!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:38 AM   #112
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That wasn't mine. But it was built by the same guys who built mine. Mine is a bit more extensive with a supercharger, BBK and BC forged wheels. Also has caramel interior. The guy who sold that one wants to buy mine lol.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:47 AM   #113
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Port and polish is done on the head. Just need to get back over for some photos.

Fortune Auto added pillow ball mounts to the S13 rear coilovers so they will work properly in the Z31 with S14 rear subframe. I will have those back this week. My powder coated custom modified RB26 cover will be done this week too. Matte wrinkle volcano stone.

Renown 130R steering wheel arrived in leather/rosso and lastly, my dapper lighting sequential LED tail light inserts arrived. Hopefully things start picking up again soon!





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Old 05-23-2018, 03:21 PM   #114
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Custom RB26 valve cover powder coated in wrinkle volcano stone with a new NOS ornament plate. There are two flaws in the left side so I will have to get them fixed. Going to be pretty anal on this build.





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Old 05-24-2018, 03:12 PM   #115
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Valve covers came out so well!
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Really cool to see someone putting effort into a z31. I'd like to own one some day
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Thanks! The prices are moving up fast and more companies are starting to make some cool parts for them. Finally!
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:56 AM   #118
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Went to see my machinist. He is almost done with rough porting. Then he is going to cut the valve seats, polish everything up and then combustion chamber shaping/unshrouding of the valves. My dad met me over there in one of his 240's so I snapped a pic of our cars together too.























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Old 05-31-2018, 12:57 PM   #119
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Feal suspension released a coilover kit for the Z31 and were willing to build me a rear S13 coilover with the Z31 top hat as part of the kit. Swift springs and likely going with 9k/5k. I got the car at my desired static height to give them measurements for ideal shock travel.

I also got notice that my Bride's are shipping from Japan!



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Got my Bride's. Holy crap these are awesome and so light! They fit me perfectly too.



















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