Lone Star Bash 2018 Video;
This year ZDAYZ for us started in San Diego, stopped in Tucson AZ for Mothers Day to visit my mom, went off-roading in her new jeep, then off to Dallas.
West Texas is not for pussies. Going eastbound there was a series of potholes and raised ground… avoiding one patch of shitty road led us directly into another patch of even shittier road. We got a bit of air in the Z and then lost all tire pressure in the left rear tire. The Drag Wheel was perfect, not even a bend, just a tear in the sidewall.
In Fort Worth we stayed with a long time friend of mine John Gamble and his girlfriend, caught up on his recent move and crashed at his house. From there, the next morning we visited my Z32 that Mitch from EP Racing has rebuilt and was at Wireworks Performance for the tune, took some pictures to let people know the car still exists and it is still mine 😉 and headed out to Dallas where we met up with Billy, Vince and the guys ant Courtesy Nissan, grabbed lunch, and headed out to Birmingham, AL to stay with Todd and Nicole Weld.
Once in Birmingham Nicole and I stood in the grass for .5 minutes while we watched Chris Waters wash my Z when I got so many mosquito bites that my ankles formed kankles—tmi? nahhhh.
Leaving Birmingham with Chris, Todd, Nicole, and Amanda, our next stop… ZDAYZ.
ZDAYZ this year was a little bit mellower than years past, maybe i’m getting older, maybe everyone else is getting a little older, maybe a combination. The Z1 Deck party was still awesome as usual… got a little rowdy at midnight when a couple cars turned on in the parking lot and started rev’ing and shooting flames-thats how I knew I wasn’t in CA anymore…Freedom…’Murica… yah.
Chris Forsberg showed up with his rig of awesome. He brought his 240Z, NOS 370Z FD car, and the really mean M45 and took out the 370Z out for a little drifting in Fontana Village streets.
Photos by @Chris_Waters^^
Video of Forsberg Below by Killboy.com
This Labor Day weekend has been awesome. Saturday morning we woke up bright and early before the sun rise to get to Cars and Coffee in Irvine CA.
Nissan Design was there with some vintage Silvia’s and a vintage Skyline race car. Andy Juang brought his R33 Skyline, Symbolic brought four Bugatti Veyron’s, and Magnus Walker brought some cool Porsche’s.
After meeting up with some of the awesome guys from Nissan Design, we cruised down the way to the Nissan 360 experience and got to see some of the concept cars from Nissan and Infiniti, saw some of the Nissans from all over the world with the different designs to fit the different demographics, and saw the GTR GT3-which gave me some ideas on what to do for my Z.
And I know you want to see more of that GTR….
(Photo Credit to Julien Thiebaud)
Here’s a little bit of the Journey!
Thank you EP Racing… You have built one hell of a smooth engine that I can’t wait to beat the $hit out of.
Thank you to Specialty Z for getting everything dialed in and the tune for my AEM stand alone!
Thank you to Courtesy Parts/Nissan for all of my OE parts, it’s like a brand new Z now!
Thank you to Z1 Motorsports, that PG Exhaust system is the effing loudest thing-seriously tickles my ear drums!
Thank you to Clutch Masters for the 6 puck, clutch kicking will be just aggressive enough.
Thank you Nestor A. For the great deal on the internal engine components!!
And thank you to everyone that helped with the uninstall and install of the motors!
I love this video! It’s like a teaser for my engine build.
Welcome to the table…. Engine Block Porn. Boom
Here are a few more picture updates for the build! Coming along nicely. I can’t wait to get it back!
Fresh machine work…
Check Valves and restrictors…
After some High Temp Paint to make it look nice…
Go Fast Bits…
Almost Finished! Engine Build Sexiness!
More Pictures as the motor build continue!
Thank you Drag Wheels for letting me represent you guys in the new Import Tuner Magazine! Neon wheels FTW!!
If ya’ll havent seen the newest issue of Import Tuner Magazine, follow these steps…
1) go out
2) pick it up
3) purchase it
4) open to page 68
5) gently tear it out
6) frame it
7) hang it on your wall.
So I ordered a Sentrab oil cooler from Z1 Motorsports…. needless to say it was overdue.
This is just a pretty basic ‘how-to’ install ,pictures included.
First take the bumper, nose piece, and intake off, this will make things easier to get to.
Remove the fan with the two 10mm bolts on top and pull forward and lift out so you can access the oil cooler bracket. (Don’t forget to unplug the electrical connector to the right of the fan also)
It takes a 10mm to remove the oil cooler as well.
Bolt up the new bracket in the existing location using the same 10mm factory screws.
Bolt fan back in and plug the electrical thing back in the right side of the fan.
Install oil cooler, and make sure to top off your oil.
Z1 sent these fittings so I could use my stock lines…
Install fittings, make sure the fittings on both facing the passenger side of the car. It’s also a good idea to use some 3m double sided sticky tape along the bottom to secure it down even more.
Attach factory lines to fittings…
Then just re-attach your air filter, and you’ll be running as cool as ever! ;P