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metalmonkey47

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#1534667 Are the Nismo HD torsions still available?

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 14 December 2017 - 09:03 AM

Bumping this thread because I am currently looking at the NISMO inventory sheet (work) and came across this number on a browse. 

NISMO shows the 99996-T1450 620 torsion bar set is still in stock, but most likely out of production. They appear to have a few sets on the shelf. If anyone reading this is interested, PM me for pricing. I won't post that publicly. 

They have a few more NISMO HD Torsion Bar PN's listed that I'm going through today for more fitment or information.




#1533114 I got to play with the BRE cars

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 05 December 2017 - 12:27 PM

We shut down Road Atlanta for about 45 minutes photographing a few sets of cars and filming them (we had a hell of a film crew there this year, lots of cool BRE footage to see soon). 

 

There are some photos I've heavily edited (a little cinematic for fun), and a few quick snaps I figured you guys would enjoy seeing.

37219550194_744a7a730f_b.jpgDSC_4612.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

24078070308_bc00321a70_b.jpgDSC_4659.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37898236032_a5b0d98e44_b.jpgDSC_4702.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37898245652_384d238aaf_b.jpgDSC_4702-2.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37876839196_57118e2886_b.jpgDSC_5164.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

23993047807_3fb876312a_b.jpgZNats-5110 by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1533113 I got to play with the BRE cars

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 05 December 2017 - 12:27 PM

Yep, back in October I got to play with the BRE triplets at Road Atlanta.

Not so much in the 'toy' sense, basically I got a unique opportunity by Nissan to photograph these iconic cars on Road Atlanta, where they once dominated.

Every year, the company I work for (Z1 Motorsports) holds an event called Z Nationals that is basically a multi-day event that pays homage to the history of the Z car. We generally do a track day, and a car show. This year Nissan Motorsports came through for us and unlocked the Heritage Collection, bringing out semi-truck loads of iconic Nissan race cars, including my favorites here. We had access to the BRE 510 along with their LMP1 car, Bob Sharp ZX, and a few others. We also had the 370Z Tribute car that you may have seen photographed on Road Atlanta many years ago, although I assume no one here cares much for that. 

In addition, we had Randy Jaffe's BRE 240Z Tribute. I use the term tribute very lightly because this car is actually the re-embodied original BRE 240Z that was crashed in the 70's. It contains all of the original parts from the car John Morton raced, down to the roll cage. They have been transplanted into this new body and driven by John at Laguna Seca just a few months ago. It is the closest the world will ever get to seeing the original BRE 240Z.

 

24077308418_9f337c95c0_b.jpgDSC_4425.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37875310256_5c38222cc4_b.jpgDSC_4421.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

26152690669_5c4ccdf167_b.jpgDSC_4417.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37897292582_c4659a6ac1_b.jpgDSC_4413.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37928477151_784a6be8bb_b.jpgDSC_4435.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37897384852_3fdbd689ef_b.jpgDSC_4443.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37218943074_197e4538b7_b.jpgDSC_4444.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

26153119739_91471e870b_b.jpgDSC_4543.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37929140471_f2c184c3e5_b.jpgDSC_4631.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37875668466_69312dc652_b.jpgDSC_4491.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1532113 INSMNCS: Spandex is the key.

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 30 November 2017 - 09:45 AM

MM how ya doin'?

 Just floatin through life. Current job keeping me busy with race cars. Hopefully finding my way back into Datsun soon, been eyeing a few trucks.

Also, got to spend some time with some of the Nissan Heritage Collection at the race track, have some exclusive pictures of the BRE 510 on Road Atlanta from October I'm holding out on.

 

26154023409_0ec609c5bf_b.jpgDSC_5132.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1531925 INSMNCS: Spandex is the key.

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 29 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

Glad to see the insomniacs thread is alive and well with the usual daily shitposting.


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#1520301 Sweet datto action

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 29 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

Caffeine and Octane ATL last month, a BRE 280Z tribute with a built L31 stroker, complete with standalone EFI (obviously), custom plenum, etc. It's crazy cool. 

 

37013509705_12bec8b3a4_b.jpg_DSC7135.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37013512995_2b1115d1b3_b.jpg_DSC7137.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37013514525_e1f8a22e36_b.jpg_DSC7140.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37013507705_06c298f8e9_b.jpg_DSC7134.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1508506 14" tires are they still made?

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 07 August 2017 - 08:35 AM

Hankook, Nexen, Falken(ZE-322), and Kumho all make 14's in that size still. Probably perfect for what they are. 

best option is probably the Toyo Extensa although with a UTGQ of 360 I'd imagine treadlife may not be on par with your expectations. 




#1502582 Help! Will a blown radiator hose cause.....

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 11 July 2017 - 12:54 PM

It's possible, yeah. Any other symptoms? 

Time to do a compression/leakdown test.




#1501897 Sweet datto action

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 08 July 2017 - 06:54 PM

More ZCON pictures from the show at Circuit of the Americas. The S30/S130 turnout was nothing short of amazing, but I'll tough on that another day.

 

35403843212_94a6bae5de_b.jpg_DSC6244.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

35403835602_fc1777d1be_b.jpg_DSC6241.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34730547804_8ec823131f_b.jpg_DSC6220.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34762715613_c8bf4750c1_b.jpg_DSC6213.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34762706803_e404245742_b.jpg_DSC6212.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34730525854_aae1844789_b.jpg_DSC6211.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34730517154_5f59f7e46c_b.jpg_DSC6210.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

35532881236_bae108408d_b.jpg_DSC6208.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

35532873216_f0e6b39499_b.jpg_DSC6207.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1501894 Post-tits $1.99

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 08 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

This thread is the reason I keep returning to Ratsun.




#1501893 Happiest day on Ratsun, Saddest day on Ratsun

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 08 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

Saddest day when I saw Indy post his car for sale on the book of the face.




#1500199 Sweet datto action

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 30 June 2017 - 12:30 PM

Met Matsuo-San at ZCON in Texas last week. 

 

35168625390_0cf9a8715c_b.jpg_DSC5595.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

35532818516_ce5fc90f2e_b.jpg_DSC6178.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

35571785495_61004a55b1_b.jpg_DSC6175.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

I've got lots of S30 pictures to share now.




#1493395 Sweet datto action

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 June 2017 - 05:36 AM

I don't have any video of it, but I can probably track some down.

 

Another picture of the above car from Formula Drift/GTA.

 

35043576385_24d9515abc_b.jpg_DSC4016.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

Chris Forsberg at Zdayz in the mountains few weekends ago. The car is RB swapped and QUICK.

 

34148463073_d6afc6fba9_b.jpgDSC_8851.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

34148464663_4e2511d07f_b.jpgDSC_8877.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1493394 Metal's 350Z Daily

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 June 2017 - 05:17 AM

Because I haven't updated in a while, here's a pic of it shooting towards the esses on Road Atlanta chasing a TT Z32 last October. He got passed.

 

30550925886_581554a68f_b.jpgZ_Nats_Highlight_10 by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1493393 Main Cap Bolts - Z24

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 June 2017 - 05:14 AM

Looks like you're looking for a 12293-01M00. Still available new, about 3.72 from the dealer.