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Tom1200

Member Since 05 Nov 2013
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In Topic: Help on buying a new Carb for a12

Today, 07:36 PM

These trucks, Utes, Bakies were made worldwide from 1971 until 2007.

A couple of things; there are vacuum lines that aren't connected as well as the wire in the one photo. From your description it sounds like the motor is pretty solid. Just get the carb straight and you should golden. A vacuum leak in and of itself will make the car idle poorly.

As the others have said the truck looks great, nice work.

In Topic: Can anyone give me 280ZX caliper & carrier weight?

04 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

Because the 1200 is running 185/60-13s and 1796lbs with me in it, I don't need 4 piston calipers. Wilwoods are normally the obvious choice but in my case there's no need for more powerful calipers.

While the Cressida calipers are cast iron boat anchors they are on 1-2lbs more than the Wilwoods plus I wouldn't have to fabricate an adapter. The final bonus Is cost; $60-$70 total versus $350 for the Wilwoods. Note I like Wilwoods all of my single seat race cars have had them, including my current Formula 500.

In Topic: A15 Build

30 December 2017 - 02:32 PM

@scooter I fail to see the logic here; If it's my car I can build it however I wish but only if I have intercourse with at least 2 haters (haters is plural implying a minimum of 2) or do I have to have sex with all the haters (haters also implies a complete sub set of people)??
The latter seems like an awful lot of work and I've only got one tube of wheel bearing grease left.

For the record I'm using BPR7's (stock is 5) in the A15 as the motor fairly mild as race motors go.

In Topic: Can anyone give me 280ZX caliper & carrier weight?

27 December 2017 - 08:40 PM

Mike , it being called a Yoke makes kind of makes sense; caliper rides on a slider pins like a pair of Oxen in a yoke. Albeit a single piston caliper.

In Topic: A15 Build

27 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

I've been using the NGK Iridium plugs for a while, I find a difference between those and the standard NGK plugs but I couldn't say how they are on the street.

Tom