350z LS1 Drift Build “Black Beast”
So guys here I’m back again with a update, sorry so long since the last one but a lot of things have been going on over here so the build has taken on a slow state of movement. But finally getting around to getting things ready so I can finally hear this thing.
With saying all that lets kick this thing off with the beer for the week which is Magic hat “Elder Betty” this beer is a Weiss Ale type of beer a Hefeweizen yest, which is my fav and by far a good beer for the summer and BBQs.
So with this update I have addressed a couple of things. First was the cam, which I stated on my last update that I have purchased a torquer V3 cam which will better suit my needs as the MS4 was to aggressive. Next was the purchase of new ported and milled heads, which was a impulse buy, so what you see in this pic is me switching over all my springs and valves to the new heads.. And yet again some good beer in the pic which is a Kona Longboard beer so good.
Next I addressed the FAST 102 intake cause I hatted the grey, so painted it black.
Installed the FAST 102 TB and my Lokar Throttle cable bracket and also the sensors. I think it looks really good black
I also repainted my Water Pump to pull all the black components together.
also here is a little teaser of what my fittings will look like.. Black & titanium finish AN fittings FTW!!!
So took some time off from the build to help out my good buddy Stewart Leask during LSB and Rd2 of Lone Star Drift series. Which he killed it in and got 1st..
Also had some epic tandems with Matt Powers… too much fun.
Now back to the build.. So my water pump holes were a bit stripped so I took on the task of re-tapping them with Helicoil which will save me later on done the line.. It was a easy fix for all 6 wholes and came out good.
Next I picked up two sets of KRC Water Bypass fittings, So I can run these to my Tank.
Going to bridge the front and have it sent to the Tank, but the rear will have each side going straight to the Tank, trying to prevent any over heating issues I my come a cross.
Next I installed my 42lb Lucas injectors with my FAST billet fuel rail, which is a nice upgrade from the one I had installed before.
So the rails are installed and they will be bridged and T’ed off in the rear so the passenger side will feed back into the FPR… But nice and clean up front..
Next is my starter..
Picked up this nice PRO Starter that I think will get the job done nicely.. And looks good too..
BAM installed. I do still have to replace one or two sensors just to have peace of mind since I found one that was cracked..
But everything is ready to rock,
Just have to get my V-bands welded to my headers and get them ceramic coated and they will be done.
here is a nice pic showing how the engine looked before it got turned into a black beast and with the new fuel rail. Much better and should look good in the Gold engine bay..
Next update will be focused on my suspension, As I am replacing almost everything and have to get everything put on before I can drop motor in.. So till next time enjoy a good beer…
Oh on a side not just to give everyone a heads up George has now completed developing the rear dual caliper kit for the Z33/G35 community, and I should receive the prototype soon and will have a nice write up on this. I feel this is a good option for any one that is in need of a dual caliper setup.. Here is a pic of the kit and a small description form George..
“Z33/G35 Dual caliper bracket final prototype. This one was significantly harder than the s-chassis one to design. CAD designed and FEA tested. It is compatible with stock iron and brembo calipers. It is also compatible with OEM rotors! They will be released after some real world testing. Watch for it!”
Here is his test fit
Plastic prototype for test fit
Looks good, you guys can use either two OEM Iron Calipers, two Brembos or two aftermarket Calipers if you choose too.. Dual 6 piston calipers anyone??