Shane's new Turbo RaceCar Project

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Shane's new Turbo RaceCar Project

Post by Shane001 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:28 pm

nuf said 8)
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Post by rock_it » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:38 pm

Never been a fan of the Fairlady.

But all the best with it..
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Post by Shane001 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:45 pm

TBH I've always had a love / hate relationship with them, never knew why, until I started researching options and realised there are two different chassis, the longer 4 seater and the shorter 2 seater. The longer 4 seater looks boring, the shorter 2 seater looks RACECAR 8)

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Post by rock_it » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:47 pm

Shane001 wrote:TBH I've always had a love / hate relationship with them, never knew why, until I started researching options and realised there are two different chassis, the longer 4 seater and the shorter 2 seater. The longer 4 seater looks boring, the shorter 2 seater looks RACECAR 8)
Well there you go.. I didn't know that...

Will be good to see more pics and what not.

Is it pretty much just ready to race?
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Post by Shane001 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:03 pm

No, a lot of work ahead, may not even use that shell yet, have another silver one in the back yard as well.

First step is stripping them down, removing all the interior and everything I don't need, then start looking at engine, etc.

Hope to have it on track by around mid year, racing by end of the year. Must be ready for Bathurst next year :twisted:

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Post by rock_it » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Shane001 wrote:No, a lot of work ahead, may not even use that shell yet, have another silver one in the back yard as well.

First step is stripping them down, removing all the interior and everything I don't need, then start looking at engine, etc.

Hope to have it on track by around mid year, racing by end of the year. Must be ready for Bathurst next year :twisted:
Cool.. Good luck.. Always helps to have a spare shell..
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Post by Technikhaus » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:50 pm

Still keeping the FTO?
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Post by bjk » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:02 pm

Technikhaus wrote:Still keeping the FTO?
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Post by Shhtuart » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:27 pm

I've got a couple of mates who've just bought 2 and are restoring one back to it's former glory. Full rebuild with engine too.

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Post by spetz » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:22 am

I've always liked these and often imagined that in their day these things must have been unbelievably impressive to see.
Though as a race car it seems a bit of an odd option considering the weight/bulk of them and from what I gathered the engines were never too reliable and/or had overheating issues.

Either way, nice car :)
What happened to your FTO race car? Gone?

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Post by Astron_Boy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:26 am

Almost bought one of these, several times.
Just too much stigma with them which stops me.

Hope it all turns out sweetly.
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Post by Shane001 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:27 am

spetz wrote:Though as a race car it seems a bit of an odd option considering the weight/bulk of them and from what I gathered the engines were never too reliable and/or had overheating issues.
:?: Wrong, wrong and wrong ;)

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Post by Daniel2019 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:36 am

I'm pretty sure they're lighter than an R34 for example ^
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Post by Shane001 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:03 am

Much lighter, I'm hoping to bring it in around 1300kg race weight. The FTO is 1100kg.

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Post by Technikhaus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:47 pm

Pitty you're selling the FTO :(
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Post by Shane001 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:37 am

Technikhaus wrote:Pitty you're selling the FTO :(
What made you decide to change?
The FTO is the first fwd I've owned, all my previous cars have been rwd, v8s or modified 6s, my first racecar was a 300rwhp turbo Supra. The FTO is a great car and is a lot of fun to race but it's time for me to step up a class again to something a bit faster. The zed will hit the track with around 300-350rwhp, with easy bolt on mods to get this up around 400rwhp as I develop the car, Plus lots of easy bolt on brake and suspension upgrades.

Plus I've always wanted a (2 seater) zed 8)

The only downside is my running costs will double :(

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Post by Taz » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:41 am

Shane001 wrote:The upside is my fun will double :)
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Post by destinationtoby » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:39 pm

That dish :D nice
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Post by silverGPX » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Needs more pics, more description

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Re: Shane's new Turbo RaceCar Project

Post by Shane001 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:56 pm

Yeah once I start a build thread over on the 300zx forums I'll post up a link and more details.

For now, first stage is the dismantling.


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