Jimmy V came to Z Car Garage with his 2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan, aptly named the “GNTLMN Z”. Jimmy and Rob discussed options for the best exhaust system, tuning and suspension. We got him dialed in with a Fast Intentions cat-back exhaust system using 18″ resonators and 2.5″ piping, Motordyne ART pipes, and Hotchkis sway bars:
Stock vs Fast Intentions exhaust system:
Jimmy wanted to see dyno results before/after with no tuning at this time. With Stillen Gen3 intakes already installed we baselined at 301hp/250tq and 315hp/256tq to the wheels with the new exhaust components:
You can watch a video of the dyno run (and see more pictures) of Jimmy’s G on his Instagram account linked below:
Our friend Patrick Chio continues to race in the US Touring Car Championship (USTCC) with his Nissan 350z that we’ve helped prepare. The events are televised on Final Drive TV with some great commentary and white-knuckle action! Check out Patrick’s report from the last three events here:
Attention Skyline and GT-R owners! The Skyline Syndicate in conjunction with NCRC are hosting R’s Day: a unique opportunity to drive your Skyline with 30 other Skylines on the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway!
In 2011, the engine inside the “Gimlet” was tired. The owner, Kevin, wanted to keep the 2.4L block that came with his 240z so we built a 2.7L using his existing block. This is a Rebello specialty for customers that want to keep their L24 block.
The engine/transmission were removed and prepped:
We installed a JWT aluminum flywheel and HD clutch:
Engine re-assembly time!
The triple Webers were re-jetted for the 2.7L:
A new tach tach adaptor so his tachometer would work with new ignition items like the MSD box:
We bring up this build from 2011 because we recently saw Kevin for the first time and in the 5 years that’s elapsed he put 3500 miles on the Z. C’mon Kev, you gotta Enjoy The Ride and put some real miles on her! Here is the 2.7L all buttoned up and back in the Gimlet:
This time we refreshed the clutch hydraulics, fixed a couple of things in the suspension and performed an alignment. Long Live The Z!