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The 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R we recently listed For Sale has found a new home! We are excited to see this Baby Godzilla go to Leo J, a hardcore Pulsar enthusiast!  This just in from Leo:

“I was looking for another Pulsar for about 3 years since I left my old GTiR in Germany (2014) where I was stationed last (USAF retired). And yes, sure thing…when I called Rob to inquire about the car, he answered my questions with a very polite and professional tone. Told him that I was interested in buying the car (gave him a little history about me that I was former military, in search of a Pulsar GTiR and that I had owned 2 GTiRs, 1st one a rust bucket, and the 2nd in a little better shape, both Okinawa island cars…then brought the 2nd to Korea and then to Germany).”

 

“I asked Rob if I could check it out in person, so we set up a day and both agreed with it. A few days later…saw the car in person and I was in awe as this was 100 times much better shape and in very good condition compare to the ones I’ve seen in the US for sale!”

 
 

“So Rob took me for a test drive and the car’s acceleration and handling were amazing and on point (this was the feeling I’ve been missing for three years)!  He drove it like he stole it, lol. I took it for a test drive and fell in love with that feeling again! Right there and then, I was sold! I knew then that Z Car Garage is a competent and a more than capable shop that you can trust and count on.  All in all, it was a very pleasant and worry free buying experience and wouldn’t hesitate one second to recommend Rob and ZCG to anyone!”

We were also pleased to find out that Leo drove the Pulsar all the way home from the Bay Area to Reno, through ice and snow!

“To be honest,  I didn’t want to drive it on that snow or ice, but had to get back home for family. I was cursing and crying (lol) at the same time I heard all that sand getting thrown under the wheel. Gary, the previous owner said the car was never driven in the rain, and now I’m driving it on the road with ice, sand, and salt!…washed it really well as soon as I got home though.”

Beginning the trip in Sunnyvale, and a masking tape check at a rest stop:

 

Cruising on the freeway:

 
 

A quick stop at Travis AFB:

 

Donner Pass, and finally at home, masking tape job still intact:

 
 

Enjoy The Ride Leo! Find your next Nissan/Infiniti/Datsun on Z Car Garage’s For Sale page. We will have new listings beginning next week!




Technician Wanted!

Filed under: Maintenance,Performance,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 2:33 pm on April 27, 2017

 

We are seeking an experienced and skilled automotive technician to join our team.
This is not an average automotive job. The position is for a special candidate that wants to be part of a shop that is growing and always striving to set the bar a little higher.
Requirements: Experienced with a good set of tools, willingness to learn, and be part of a team.

Interested or know someone who might be a good fit? Please contact rob@zcargarage.com or call us at (408)452-0350.





Jimmy V: Keeper of the GNTLMN Z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 12:56 am on August 29, 2016

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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:

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Stock vs Fast Intentions exhaust system:

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ART Pipes:

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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:

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You can watch a video of the dyno run (and see more pictures) of Jimmy’s G on his Instagram account linked below:

 

Here are the Hotchkis bars installed, front stock(Left):

 

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Rear:

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We also installed a new battery in his key fob and GNTLMN Z was off to Enjoy The Ride. Thanks for coming to ZCG Jimmy, and we like how your G has progressed!

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Steve S’ 2007 Infiniti G35 is for sale. This is a 500whp+ fully loaded sports coupe that has been built and maintained by ZCG. Interested? Check it out in our FOR SALE section:
2007 Vortech Superchaged Infiniti G35





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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