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Solvang Datsun Roadster Show 4/26

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 10:30 am on March 25, 2014

 

We are only a few weeks away from the big show so prep your cars and book those hotels! It’s that time of the year again when the largest group of Datsun Roadsters gathers in the beautiful town of Solvang, CA. Come check out roadsters and other vintage Datsuns April 25-26. For registration and show info please visit Solvangroadstershow.com.

To catch a glimpse of the show check out Last Year’s Show Report and movie below. See you in Solvang!





Z Car Garage on Ebay Motors Blog!

Filed under: 370z,Events,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:06 am on March 21, 2014

2014 Nissan 370z Nismo

Our customer and friend of the shop Bill Clark just reviewed the 2014 Nismo 370z for eBay Motors Blog. In addition to giving readers a taste of the 370z, he also compares it to his slightly modified 350z. Bill’s 2007 350z was one of the first HR-powered cars at ZCG to receive a Bassani exhaust and minor bolt-ons resulting in just over 300whp. Time does fly and these mods were installed six years ago! Good news is that Bill is still Enjoying The Ride in his beloved 350z and he was kind enough to think of Z Car Garage when writing his eBay article. We happily dyno’d both the Nismo 370z and Bill’s 350z so check his review out for the results!

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Thanks again Bill for giving ZCG a shout in your review!

2014 Nissan 370z Nismo




Datsun In The Family: Scott’s 260z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Maintenance,Performance
by Alvin G @ 12:16 am on March 17, 2014

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We love to hear about Datsuns that stay in the family. Geri R has been a long time customer with Z Car Garage and we performed a full OEM suspension rebuild(plus many other items) on her Datsun 260z.


After 30+ years of ownership, Geri decided to sell her Z and Scott W is the lucky new owner. Here are a few before/after pics of the suspension refresh with freshly powdercoated a-arms, T/C rods, subframes, zinc’d hardware… so clean!

 

 

After taking a ride in Lou’s RHD FairladyZ, Scott wants to add full coil-overs, triple-carbs, the ZCG throttle cable mod, and Panasport C8 wheels:

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We are excited to see the next chapter in this 260’z life with a new home!





Dannie’s Infiniti FX35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 10:16 pm on March 12, 2014

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We worked on Dannie P’s Infiniti FX35 last year adding GTSpec bracing and a custom Bassani exhaust system. Dannie came back to ZCG recently for more mods. We installed additional bracing from Summit/GTspec and Fast Intentions resonated high-flow cats (HFCs) followed by on-road tuning.

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Here is the front crossmember brace:

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HFCs, in place of stock cats (L):

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We did on-road tuning to make sure the A/F and timing were safe. Enjoy The Ride Dannie!




Greg’s 350z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:24 pm on March 10, 2014

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Greg S came to Z Car Garage for some bolt-ons on his HR-powered 350z.  We installed JWT dual pop chargers and a Bassani cat-back exhaust:

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Intakes before/after:

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Bassani exhaust:

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Let’s take a look at what the bolt-ons do on the dyno. Starting with a baseline of 253hp/223tq the JWT intakes alone slightly increase peak hp/tq, with significant mid and upper rev range gains:

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Adding the Bassani exhaust yielded greater gains throughout the rev range, netting +8hp/6tq over baseline:

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An UPREV tune further optimizes these bolt-ons. Look at the huge low to mid-range gains of over 20hp/20tq! Peak numbers are 264hp/246tw to the wheels, a +11hp/23tq improvement over baseline with more power everywhere!

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Enjoy the newfound power and sound Greg!




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