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#141 Romell R

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:09 PM

Great work as usual Bro. One question.... where can I get the motor with the tri carb setup. Romell B)

Edited by Aftashox, 09 August 2010 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:21 PM

Great work as usual Bro. One question.... where can I get the motor with the tri carb setup. Romell :D


Thanks Romell. B)
Mate, the triple carbs come in the Safari version of the Datsun. They fit on the standard head motor, same side as the stock "twin carb" set-up. ;)
The twin-cam head is what I scratch-built. The triples mount on the opposite side of it.


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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:20 PM

Great Great work.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

Great Great work.

Thanks Derrick. :) She's getting a spell while I work on others at the moment. ;)

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:19 PM

Thanks Romell. :unsure:
Mate, the triple carbs come in the Safari version of the Datsun. They fit on the standard head motor, same side as the stock "twin carb" set-up. :blink:
The twin-cam head is what I scratch-built. The triples mount on the opposite side of it.

thx greg.....Now get back to work! LOL! :huh:

Edited by Aftashox, 21 September 2010 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

She's getting a spell while I work on others at the moment. ;)


That GT40 I hope... ;)

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:06 PM

Long time no update..
What's wrong?
Engine won't turn over??
Scale gas IS hard to find, isn't it.. :( :)

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:17 PM

Long time no update..
What's wrong?
Engine won't turn over??
Scale gas IS hard to find, isn't it.. ;) :blink:

Funny you should bring this up Rodney. I have had some dramas getting the hi-compression motor to run smoothly...............:lol:
Hey, I have actually done two nights work so far this week.....on the DATTO. B) Nothing worth bragging over yet, but it's a start. :D Been 7 months since things slowed down, time to up the antee......

Oh, Happy Birthday too mate. ;)

Cato, sorry mate.....no GT40 progress yet. :D I got side tracked with the release of GT5 and what not....but I'm over that now. BACK to the bench ! :D


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:23 PM

As an owner of a 1:1 Datsun Z with a G-Nose kit on it I am very interested in this build. Nice work!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

Thanks a lot Greg.
Just watching how this build has Progressed in such Fine detail is Amazing.
Can't wait to see updates when ya get to it.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:12 PM

Thanks very much Adam, glad you like it mate. :huh:

Thank you too Rodney. :)
Will try and get a pic or three over the course of the weekend.
The driver's "position" has been the recipient of my attention....the "race style" seat.....passenger will only get a "sport" seat, aka 240Z Safari version. :P
Working on getting her on wheels too....up-rated front brakes (vented and drilled) are getting fitted. Still a bit to go there...:lol:


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:09 AM

Well it's about time you stepped in from that PARADISE you live in to work onna model, for a change!!! Where you been Bro? Like as if LIFE itself is MORE important than MODEL CARS! (Do I sound like some anal members?;) )Just glad ta see ya back atha bench, Greg. You KNOW how much i enjoy these updates from you. I've NEVER seen a 240 Z being assembled, and THIS is probably THE closest I'll EVER get! Keep it up, Bro, we still VERY interested in this build!!!;) :D B) ;)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:34 AM

I am truly enjoying this phenomenal build, thanks for sharing man!!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

I hate to bring back the dead but I'm a huge nissan/datsun lover and at present building this car. But what has happened to this awesome build?!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

Super cool build! Amazing detail! cant wait to see some more!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:47 PM

I hate to bring back the dead but I'm a huge nissan/datsun lover and at present building this car. But what has happened to this awesome build?!

Hey Ricky, thanks to yourself and Dave, my Datsun enthusiasm is slowly regaining momentum. :)

Guys, I know this build (well, 3 x 240Z builds...) is waaaay long overdue on an update, but you may be pleased to hear, things are ramping up again. :)
I have a container load of bits and pieces on the way, mainly a host of nuts, bolts, fittings and such so I can try to get these big boys done....
ALL 3 (maybe 4 :unsure: ) will be of near equal detail, with the exception of adding working hand-brakes, opening glove compartments and the like....

There have been (and are continuing) some small changes of plans along the way, mainly concerning power plants.....Bare with me while I try and explain. :P

This original build, the 240ZG (OS-Giken motor) is now going to be getting a turbo-charged RB26 GTR engine. It will still be painted blue.

The "stock" 240Z build, (originally with stock motor) will now be getting the OS-Giken motor. It will be orange, to match the car that inspired the build up of the twin-cam motor.
The remainder of this build will still be "stock" with the interior coming from a ZG kit, discarding the race bits from the rally car.
The only addition to body mods will be a custom made front chin spoiler, just like the car that it is to replicate.

#3 build will be a completely stock 240ZG, with the stock engine from the kit above.... :wacko: Phe-eew.....There you have it.

Really it's just a couple of simple motor swaps, but getting them ALL to work was a bigger challenge than actually building them. :lol:
Re-arranging fuel supply lines was the biggest hurdle, since most of these have been in place for a good while, it took me a while to re-think every thing...

The OS-G motor needs to have the exhaust headers rebuilt, as the glue (super glue) has deteriorated and they come apart. :angry:

The new fuel system is now completed and installed on the orange car, and looks something like this.......
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The original fuel lines were left in place, as I didn't want to putty all the old mounting holes.... :lol:
It also enabled me to use the "return line" and still have it as a functional line, connected to the new fuel block, draining back to the fuel tank.
The old supply line has been disabled and blocked off.
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There we are.....The work bench is now in session. :)
Stay tuned for more as it happens, as I really hope to get the 3 of these progressing at a similar rate of assembly......
Thanks for your continued interest and following guys, I hope you like the small changes.

Cheers
Greg

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:26 AM

hey stump, I hope you enjoyed your time off from building! now its time to get back to work on these bad boys! we missed ya man!! beautiful work brother!!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:39 AM

Wow ! There is some great work going on around here.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:31 AM

Very cool!

Very cool!

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:24 AM

I love this build. Good work Greg. I love the attention to detail.