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Block bored 20 thou oversize, decked and o ringed, fitted with forged ACL race pistons and rings

Scat H beam conrods, fitted with ACL race bearings

Crankshaft linished and deflashed oilways

Modified oil pump for greater flow

Heads have received a lot of work with machining, porting and polishing, cc’d, flow tested

1mm oversize Ferrea valves

Competition valve springs

Compression set at 8.5-1.

Inlet manifold has been match ported to the heads and the upper plenum

Modified crankcase ventilation with catch can

(Jim Wolf Technology) JWT 400+ wild Cams

BDE (Brett Dempsy Engineering) modified Intake Cam gears

Tomei adjustable exhaust cam gears

A new set of hydraulic lifters fitted with shims has the motor running nice and quiet

2 x GTX 28/63 turbos

Complete 2.5in intake to turbo to intercooler to throttle body piping upgrade

Massive 2.5 inch, ducted side mount intercoolers

54mm throttle bodies with match ported plenum

Twin Apexi power air filters

Turbosmart, BOV’s

Ross Metal Jacket balancer (36-2 wheel)

56mm Alloy Radiator

72 plate external oil cooler

Z Center upper timing belt cover

ECU Link G4+ 300z plug in

Wiring Specialties wiring harness



Custom 5 bolt, divorced dump pipes

Mike Smith Performance exhaust manifolds

Twin 3” system through hi flow cats, and pair of Varex adjustable Mufflers



BDE (Brett Dempsy Engineering) top feed fuel rails with various modified stock bits to suit (balance tube etc etc)

Bosch 1650 top feeds

Fuelab 52901 regulator

Walbro 460 in tank

Custom surge tank

Fuelab 42401 external pump

Custom fuel cooler

Teflon braided lines front to back with various heat shielding

Multiple fuel filters, pre external pump, pre fuel rails, post fuel cooler (pre main tank)

Flex sensor

Battery has been moved to the boot area sealed in a battery box fitted with an isolation switch

Series two power transistor unit

HKS DLI Ignition Amplifier

Spitfire coilpacks

Engine earthing kit



OS Giken twin plate/lightweight fly combo

Chrome molly one piece tailshaft.

Richmond leader diff gears of 4.11 ratio


Bilstein PSS9’s coilovers

Powertrix front upper control arms

Powertrix front lower tension rods  

Tune Agent rear camber

Tune Agent traction arms

Energy suspension bushings all round

Nagisa Auto Gacchiri Support fender braces

UAS HICAS lock out



Front - Stop Tech ST-40 calipers big brake kit

332 mm slotted, curved vein rotors 

Braided stainless brake lines

Ferodo 2500 pads

Rear - Reliance Edge 297mm slotted rotors

Ferodo pads

Stone shields have been removed and tubular ducting has been fitted for extra cooling


18x9 and 18x10 Gram Lights 57F-Pro

Also available is a pair of stock 16” wheels fitted with Mickey Thompson ET street radials for those nights at the drag strip



2000 model urethane front bar with Powertrix carbon air guides

Twinz Design front lip V2

Various undertrays

2000 model rear tail lights

Modified stock bonnet

Modified nose panel

Genuine Trust/Greddy side skirts

UAS rear wing

UAS enclosed rear bar fitted with Perspex diffusers.

Aero mirrors

Custom made air guide for improved cooling to the radiator.

HID headlights



Recaro SR3 driver and passenger seats on Z32 recaro rails

Stock gauges have been replaced with el panels giving various shades of blue

Genuine Defi triple set, oil, water temp and pressure

Pivot boost gauge

Twin AEM wideband AFR gauges

Boarder racing gauge hood

Kenwood head unit with four kenwood 5” speakers

Terrano chrome door handles

Leather 300zx logo handbrake boot

Leather 300zx logo shift boot

2000 model gear knob

Leather trimmed doorcards, glovebox, center console etc


Can has previously made 616hp @24psi on pump fuel. This was pre fuel system upgrade with Nistune. Car has gone 11.3 @ 120something, when it had about 500rwhp.


Current work in progress is setting up the crank trigger system. I have the crank sensor mounted, and I have just modified the CAS for the cam pickup last night (aluminium tape over the optical slots). Still haven't decided exactly how to attack the cam sync, but figured this is a good, cheap start.


I had previously got all the wiring in order for an adaptronic ECU, but since sold that (never used) in favour of the link. So I have to have another look at all the wiring for all the extra sensors again. Also have a fancy Specialty Z sump to go in at some stage when I could be assed.



Then it should be nearly ready for start up again.





















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I had to source a donor ecu to use for the case. Luckily a mate recently sold his GTR as a shell so I got his Mine's ecu cheap enough to bin its guts. Only last night installed the link and XS looms.

Ross balancer and Cherry sensor are installed. I pretty much just have to finish the wiring for all the other inputs and then hopefully try and fire it up (or at least be able to crank it and check the triggers).

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  • 1 year later...

Bit of an update...

We had Zedfest #8 over the Easter weekend here, which was a 1200km round trip. I had a massive push to get cars running and in a state to make the trip. Both (my and my wife's) zeds ran great all weekend, and we got a couple of trophies between us. Cara won In Car Entertainment and People's Choice, and I won the innovation award for my PCLink dash setup mostly.

Progress update wise, I have redone my fuel setup, no surge tank anymore, no fuelab products at all anymore. 2 x 485 pumps in tank controlled by a SSR (and ecu) and a FPR2000 reg.

Have the triggering sussed out now, with the NZ Wiring cam sync wheel/GT101 combo on the cam and the cherry on the crank. Established that there is a big difference between the stability of ignition timing going from rising to falling edges on both sensors. Not sure why I had them on rising edge originally. Anyway, sorted now.




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