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1970 Datsun Race Car For Sale

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 10:36 am on August 31, 2013


Up for sale is a nicely sorted race car for more details please go HERE





Epic Datsun Roadster Roadtrip

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by Alvin G @ 10:37 am on August 27, 2013


A fellow Datsun Roadster owner has embarked on a very ambitious road trip in his ’67 1600. Along the way he has captured some incredible scenery that I feel everyone should experience!


Scott is still on the road and currently returning back to the US from Canada. Follow his blog chronicling his travels at http://www.roadsterroadtrip.com/

Enjoy The Ride Scott, and thank you for the inspiring journey!





Godzilla Lives: David’s R32 Skyline

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by Alvin G @ 2:05 am on August 23, 2013

 

Over the years Z Car Garage has worked on almost every chassis of Nissan Skyline from the early GC10, R33, R34, and current R35 platforms. We love the R32 model and recently had the chance of helping one get back on the road. David C is the lucky owner of this beautiful black R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R. He acquired it through the internet and had it towed to a shop where it unfortunately remained sitting. David had even purchased an entire RB26 front clip to get the R32 running again but there was no progress. After hunting for a shop that could handle the task of waking Godzilla from its slumber David contacted Skyline guru Sean Morris who then referred ZCG….challenge accepted!

 

David and Rob spoke over the phone and agreed to tow it to the shop. Within a few hours of getting the Skyline our very own Josh C figured out the culprit. The fuel delivery system had been modified by the PO and fuel pump bypassed. Thanks to Josh, Godzilla fired right up and David was able to drive his GTR for the first time in 3 years! Unfortunately the engine was not healthy as cylinders 5 and 6 had low compression. David decided it was time for a change and sold his front clip in favor of rebuilding the existing RB26.

Teardown: Godzilla’s heart is quite complex!

 

The bottom end was built with Rebello consisting of forged JE pistons, and Eagle Rods. Mild headwork and stock turbos make up the top end:

The freshened powerplant along with a new clutch/flywheel are reunited with the chassis.

 

A new, OEM coil plug cover adorns the mighty RB and we also installed a few ancillary parts like this remote oil filter/oil cooler:

 

With the drivetrain buttoned up the engine was carefully broke-in by Rob. The PowerFC that came with car shorted and caused running issues so we switched to a Haltech Pro Platinum. We were impressed with the ease of tuning and base map of this plug-in-play solution.  The GTR was  dyno tuned conservatively on 91 octane making a silky smooth 384hp/305tq to the wheels!

 

With the Skyline running strong David treated it to full suspension to make those open track days enjoyable. Front/Rear coil-overs, sway bars, T/C rods, camber/control arms and a host of goodies from Cusco and Powertrix:

 

 

When was the last time you saw an R32 with Stoptech brakes at all four corners?  R32s are relatively heavy cars and with 400hp it’s easy to overwhelm the stock the setup. Large, 332mm vented rotors F/R will ensure fade-free braking duties:

 
 

The uprated brakes are housed in beautiful Forgestar wheels, running a square 18×10 with 265 tire setup:

 
Adjusting the coil-overs for ride height before/after, we think it sits just right:

We love that David immediately started Enjoying the Ride in his GTR not just on the street but on the track! Here he is attacking Thunderhill Raceway:

 

This Skyline is Driven! Thank you David for letting us be part of your project, your R32 is wicked!

Check out more detailed pictures in the gallery
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Nissan Brings Out The Oldies

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by Alvin G @ 11:36 am on August 22, 2013


You have probably heard all of the hype surrounding Nissan’s latest move to revive the Datsun brand in emerging markets overseas. It looks like Nissan is finally showing off its Datsun heritage by displaying some really classic cars at a press event in SoCal. Catch the Autoweek article with slideshow HERE





Fontana Nissan’s 5th Annual Meet 9/8/13

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by Alvin G @ 11:59 pm on August 15, 2013

Mark those calendars for an exciting day in SoCal! Fontana Nissan is hosting the 5th Annual Nissan Meet September 8 at Auto Club Speedway. For more details please go HERE

Teaser video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAV7A6JchLw





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