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The Baddest Wagon: Anthony’s Datsun 510

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 4:51 pm on February 6, 2016

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Our good friend Anthony S. is a hardcore Datsun enthusiast and owner of this sinister 510 wagon. We first met Anthony years ago at the All-Datsun Meet at Mt. Shasta. He started visiting the shop frequently, driving this wagon all the way from Oregon to San Jose, CA and we attended many events together. Anthony built this 510 from the ground up himself, and it has been constantly evolving. He started with a rather unorthodox inline-6 cylinder engine, the Toyota 7M-GTE:

 

This single-turbo setup spun the ZCG dyno to almost 400rwhp! Anthony is a track nut and the 510 has seen many days running hard at Portland Int. Raceway. Suspension and brake modifications include Brembo calipers up front, a linked Ford rear end and massive 255/35 tires in front with 285/35 rears.

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The car has gone through some serious development including a full 2JZ-GTE engine, rear-mounted radiator setup and larger fender flares–all fabricated by Anthony himself!

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In his quest for more power Anthony recently visited us again for BC cams and Haltech tuning.   We started with a baseline of 399hp/332tq to the wheels. After the cams it made 447hp/347tq:

 

Anthony S Datsun 510 2JZ Baseline and Cams
 

With Haltech tuning final numbers were 461hp/362tq at the wheels:

Anthony S Datsun 510 2jZ Cams and Final Tune
 

More pics of Anthony’s fabrication work:

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This Dime looks so sinister on the road with its gargantuan tires just barely contained by the fender flares, we love it!

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Thank you Anthony for letting us be a part of your 510 build!

Interested in seeing more pictures of Anthony’s 510? Check the links below and Enjoy The Ride!

 

Anthony Gets Published
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America’sCoolestWagon

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Z Car Garage on Speedhunters!

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 4:18 pm on January 15, 2016

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Z Car Garage is both excited and honored to be featured on Speedhunters. Take a glimpse of the shop through the lens of photojournalist Mike Garrett by clicking HERE

Long Live The Z!




UPREV Tuning: Joey’s Q60 and Dax’ 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 3:42 am on December 24, 2015

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We love to install bolt-on parts that add power to your Z/G car. At Z Car Garage UPREV tuning can maximize power gains from individual modifications like intake/exhaust upgrades. Here are two examples of how we consistently achieve better performance through tuning, with mods or even without!

 

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Joey T’s Infiniti Q60 gained 18hp/11tq with UPREV tuning for a total of 323hp/267tq to the wheels. Note the increase in power and torque from 2500rpm to redline:

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Dax S’ 370z picked up 14hp/8tq for a total of 315hp/255tq to the wheels. More importantly is the power delivery with gains throughout the entire rev range:

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***Dear Customers and Friends we want to remind you that Z Car Garage will be closed from 12/24/15 through 1/4/16***

 

We want to say thanks to our customers, friends and the crew at ZCG for making 2015 a wonderful and productive year!

Read further to enjoy a few highlights from the year and Z you in 2016!

(Click on links to read the full blog post)

 

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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The Japanese Classic Car Show

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Cars & Coffee at Blackhawk Museum

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OS Giken TC24-B1Z in action

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Reid’s DR30 Skyline

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The SEMA Show

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Canepa Cars & Coffee

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The Solvang Datsun Roadster Show

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Movie Screening of Adam Corolla’s “Winning” at Apple

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Supercar Maintenance: Enrique’s GT-R

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Maintenance,Performance
by Alvin G @ 7:00 pm on December 17, 2015

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The Nissan R35 GT-R like any high performance vehicle, requires regular maintenance to ensure the car is performing its best and is well protected. Here at Z Car Garage we are not only interested in carrying out performance conversions, but can take care of all your Nissan R35 GT-R routine servicing. Enrique G came to us for 36k services on his Solid Red 2012 GT-R. He loves driving and you might recognize his car from our last fun run to Canepa Cars & Coffee:

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While servicing the Nissan GT-R we only use genuine Nissan parts and oil that is recommended or exceeds the manufacturers standards. For example, the GT-R’s VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayed bores has been developed to run on Mobil 1 (0W-40) fully synthetic high performance engine oil.  As such ZCG carries this oil specifically for GT-R servicing.

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For those doing track days, we can tailor your service to include any extras you may need such as additional transmission fluid changes, alignment and dyno tuning. Give us a call to discuss your next pre or post track day service.

Enjoy The Ride, Enrique!

 

 

 




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