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Jason’s 600hp Single Turbo G35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 5:11 pm on May 29, 2015

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Jason D has been enjoying his G35 coupe since we finished installation of a Momentum single turbo in late 2011. With over 500whp and 315-width Michelins he started breaking the drive axles and came back for some traction upgrades.  We started by installing 900hp-rated axles to replace the 500hp-rated units:

 

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A common failure that is exacerbated with high horsepower is found in the rear crossmember and differential bushings. All were replaced with Whiteline units:

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On the power side we installed JWT C8 cams w/springs:

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The cams transformed the car and UPREV tuning yielded sweet results on the dyno:

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Jason’s G now makes 523whp/432tq…peak gains of 26hp and 54tq! Despite a slight trade-off of power below 3500rpm when boost hits both curves jump with as much as 50-70hp/tq until redline.

Enjoy The Ride, Jason!




Datsuns and Exotics at Apple

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 5:15 pm on May 17, 2015

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On Sunday we attended a private screening of the new movie “Winning” about actor/driver Paul Newman. The venue for this event was held at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, CA.  Our crew of eight cars met at the shop but before we departed a friend offered us a ride in a new Tesla Model S “P85D”.  This is the one with two electric motors, 690hp and the fabled “insane mode”.

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The Tesla lived up to its hype. With 4 adults on board Rob launched the car and our heads abruptly hit their headrests. We couldn’t resist weighing this marvel and it tipped the scales at 4,920lbs.  With that experience checked off the bucket list, we proceeded to Apple:

 

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When we arrived the parking lot scene was surprisingly like a Cars & Coffee meet with high-dollar/exotic machinery everywhere, like this $1.6 million Mclaren P1:

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An entire section was taped off just for our Nissans/Datsuns! It was great to see enthusiasts appreciating the mix of cars, both vintage and modern. Here a few Datsuns that caught my eye, starting with Dave Stone’s 610 on Watanabe wheels:

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This Datsun 240z (S30) also sported Watanabe wheels and a striking red interior. Loved the fender mirrors too!

 

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Before watching the movie we admired some amazing cars from all marques.  There was a large turnout of Ferrari’s, more new than classic like the 458, FF and F12:

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This Dino and familiar Lusso of course will always be the pinnacle of Ferrari’s design:

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I really dig the interior on the new Mercedes Benz AMG GT S:

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Cool muscle cars too like these Mopars and Shelby GT350:

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We enjoyed the movie and it gave us Datsun geeks a chance to shine as Paul Newman piloted everything from 510s to 900hp Nissans on famous road racing tracks throughout his career. “Winning” is a must see documentary for every automotive enthusiast. You can catch it in theaters May 22 and on demand through iTunes.  Cheers to Adam Carolla! Please check the picture gallery for even more wonderful cars from the Apple parking lot.

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For Sale: 1973 Datsun 240z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects
by Alvin G @ 11:47 pm on May 14, 2015

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This 1973 Datsun 240z is now for sale after 5 years of ownership and maintenance by Z Car Garage. Please visit our For Sale page for more details on this beautiful S30.

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Enjoy The Ride!





EVENTS: June 7th Cars & Coffee Blackhawk Museum

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 10:57 pm on May 12, 2015

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The Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA has been hosting Cars & Coffee every first Sunday of the month. From what we have seen in the media turnout has been phenomenal with some really impressive cars.

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We would like to gather a group of Datsuns/Nissans to show their cars at the event on Sunday, June 7. If we can get a firm number of attendees in advance the nice folks at the show will tape off an area for us to park! Interested in parking with your fellow owners? Please contact alvin AT gmailDotCom or simply reply to our Facebook page or Instagram (#zcargarage) posts. All Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti cars welcome, see you at the show!

 

 

 





Happy 510 Day!

Filed under: Events,Featured Cars and Projects,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 4:08 pm on May 11, 2015

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We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy 5/10 yesterday in their Datsuns! To celebrate the occasion we drove our Dimes up to Uvas Reservoir. Our good friend Anthony drove down from Oregon to drop off his Datsun 510 Wagon for tuning. You might remember this flared, Supra-powered beast from being featured in America’s Coolest Wagons in 2011:

 

The car has gone through some serious development including including a full 2JZ-GTE engine, rear-mounted radiator setup and massive fender flares–all fabricated by Anthony himself! We will have full details on the blog soon.

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Joining us was Rob in his SR20DET 510 and Lou with his new 2014 GTR Track pack. Kane, the ZCG shop dog Enjoyed the Ride too! Before heading out we stopped by the scales on De La Cruz to satisfy our curiosity. All three cars surprised us…
Anthony’s 2JZ Datsun 510 Wagon: 2888lbs

 

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Lou’s 2014 R35: 3880lbs

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Rob’s SR20DET Datsun 510: 2240lbs

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From the scales we cruised up to Uvas Reservoir.  Watching Anthony’s Dime in motion is impressive. The incredibly huge ToyoR888s (285s!) at all four corners look absolutely menacing from every angle:

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The weather was great and we had a blast on 510 day. Check the gallery for more pictures!

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