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metalmonkey47

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#1565985 INSMNCS: More 1-Ups than a Mario Game.

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 22 May 2018 - 01:17 PM

I just bought two sets of NOS 510 Fender Mirrors, I don't even have a Datsun.

 

Oh and I bought two Hakosuka C10 'Skyline' fender emblems. I'll never own a car to put those on.

 

Lol wise investments




#1564401 Metal's 350Z Daily

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 15 May 2018 - 07:03 PM

I actually took a picture of it yesterday. I had my camera, saw an interesting perspective, and snapped it. 

Since I last updated, the car has gotten giant 14'' brakes, new 200tw Nexen tires, and a variety of other wild bullshit that I really didn't need to spend money on, but did anyways like a Eurospec rear fog light.

 

41420566214_06c39e5858_b.jpgLRM_EXPORT_20180515_225440 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

For shits and giggles, our Time Attack 370Z circa this morning still in Global Time Attack trim. We took first place in Street RWD class at Road Atlanta Saturday in this monster. It makes about 560whp and still has a lot left in it.

 

27258172327_50869bb96d_b.jpgDSC_0735-Edit.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1564042 2003-2004 Infiniti M45 - Anyone?

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 14 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

They're okay cars. They had a VK45DE (V8) hence the M45. It's a first gen Y34 chassis, similar to the G35 but lacking the aftermarket support.

 

The Y34 chassis was only made from 07/02-12/04 so its short production run makes it an oddity. Their maintenance cost isn't too terrible, but that's assuming it doesn't need a ton of work right off the bat. (Lets be honest, a high mileage infiniti thats over a decade old is probably going to be clapped out unless you spend a fair amount on a nice car)

 

You'll honestly probably be happier in the long run with a G35. Great aftermarket support, easy to find, fun to drive, etc.




#1563064 E85, IS It Plant Juice Power, Or Fuel System Eating Acid From Hell

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 08 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

Have you used it? If so what on?

 

We use it at work from time to time. Our 550hp TT 370z that we use for time attack gets E85, as well as most of our own DD's that are boosted.

 

Sometimes use E85 on NA cars when we're trying to squeeze power.

 

E85 is scarce out here in GA.




#1562868 E85, IS It Plant Juice Power, Or Fuel System Eating Acid From Hell

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 07 May 2018 - 05:02 PM

I love E85, but I hate it at the same time.

 

Great for squeezing a bit more power, especially from forced induction cars but the drop in fuel economy, lack of supply and its corrosiveness make it sucky to use.




#1562248 1.4L race motor needs more ...

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 04 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

OP, I think a lot of what you're looking to learn can be found in the Datsun1200.com wiki. (linked below) Some of this might help you better understand what some of the acronyms people are using mean. 

 

General Engine Modification: http://datsun1200.co...e_Modifications

 

Distributorless Ignition: http://datsun1200.co....php?title=EDIS

 

Fuel System: http://datsun1200.co...ory:Fuel_System


Best place to start looking is valvetrain. Cams, valve springs, maybe even some port work just to help it flow.

 

It probably has a Weber 32/36 carb on it. That's a progressive carb made by weber for economical performance. Weber makes a 38/38 synchronous carb that is a bit larger, would work well with a bit bigger cam and supply more than enough air for a high revving A-series engine. I ran one on my 2.2 stroker years back and loved the response, it wasn't nearly enough carb for me, but it'll be more than enough for an itty bitty A-series engine.




#1562020 Metal's 350Z Daily

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Someone got a picture of my shit pile on Road Atlanta last October.

 

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#1562017 DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Yep, it's all stock Nissan geometry all around, or as close to stock as I could keep it. Where do you work that gives you cheap coilovers? I'm clearly in the wrong line of business!

I work for Z1 Motorsports (link) I guess cheap is a relative term haha




#1561996 The Mitty @ Road Atlanta

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 May 2018 - 11:13 AM

Also Stoked because John Morton signed my bitchin BRE 510 poster...

 

 

27925081758_f16951725a_b.jpgDSC_0349.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1561994 The Mitty @ Road Atlanta

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

I was ecstatic.... I can't begin to count the number of people that walked up to me to tell me that they saw my old truck.

 

41076599594_c5658982fe_b.jpgDSC_0100.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41792951601_d41ff272fb_b.jpgDSC_0092.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41076595684_bd948bc91a_b.jpgDSC_0095.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41099069844_ce772138d2_b.jpgDSC_0223.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41774025872_d226a2d692_b.jpgDSC_0230.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41815637321_d5bc8e7e61_b.jpgDSC_0338.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41774030672_f5a40724da_b.jpgDSC_0340.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41815644761_d11743f608_b.jpgDSC_0341.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41774041402_a1dfa16c23_b.jpgDSC_0366.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41076582994_d0dc9851f2_b.jpgDSC_0083.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

41076575684_4eee916a33_b.jpgDSC_0077.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

39985946590_5e49e30516_b.jpgDSC_0069.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

Not a Datsun, but I loved it.

 

27925003028_b4394e4ee4_b.jpgDSC_0014.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

40894290175_2b42ba0ee9_b.jpgDSC_0013.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

40886591145_0fdac43cc4_b.jpgDSC_0078.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1561926 DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 03 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

You know the rules.

 

Pics or it didn't happen :lol:

 

 

Ask and you shall receive! Only pics hes posted so far

 

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#1561071 The Mitty @ Road Atlanta

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 28 April 2018 - 06:29 AM

I just got here and holy shit. Oics soon


#1560628 Sweet datto action

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 26 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

BRE Triplets making their way through turn 10B on Road Atlanta.

 

Crazy to think that back in 1971 this exact car was absolutely dominating on this very same track.

 

39165959421_0cff876972_c.jpgBRE Datsun 510 by Matt Yates, on Flickr




#1560400 The MM47 CB750 Cafe Project

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 25 April 2018 - 07:10 AM

Sorry hainz, I'm ruining it. I've already chopped the frame in the back lolz.

 

The plan is to build a period-correct british cafe-themed cafe racer. Something along these lines.

 

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#1560182 1970 S30 Nissan FairladyZ "S30 LDY"

Posted by metalmonkey47 on 24 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

This thread is so awesome!!!