April 14th, 2022 - Quicksilver Wrapping Up...
What started as a harness & injector replacement evolved
into a whole lot more....like an engine locked up tight...this is now
wrapping up....and Goldie will be slipped in for a suspension freshening
& big brake upgrade....then starts the slicktops (yea, two CRP ones)!!
The Z Farm's 1990 Twin Turbo Full Resto build has been
regifted to another fellow Z enthusiast, so that build is showing
'completed' in the log. I saw some pics of it not long ago, he's
been making amazing progress with it. This was done because another peculiar build was dump on me in the form of
another Cherry Red Pearl Slicktop. This 90TT is being scrubbed in order to fuel this slicktop with parts.
I've wanted another slicktop for a long time, and everything I've found
has just not been what I was looking for; mostly just completely junked
up, rusted, or ragged out cars....and slicktops aren't easy to find
anymore!! ...and then to find a CRP slicktop in absolutely
fabulous condition.....and now the Farm Fleet has two...count 'em TWO very
rare Cherry Red pearl slicktops now!
Summer 2022 - Goldie Suspension Freshening, BBK, and 3:69
Goldie's suspension was done in ~2004.... Eighteen
years have passed, the cheap Monroe shocks are shot, as are bushings.
I bought all Nismo bushings; to include differential bushings. I'm
keeping the classic Eibach/KYB spring & shock combo. I'm also
removing all the adjustables and going back to stock-ish setup in front
with fresh Nismo bushings and the old classic 300* camber kit tailored
for the Eibach lowering springs. I'll keep the adjustables in the
rear, just so I can dial the camber in.
The crown jewel of this round for Goldie is the Rotora Big Brake
Kit.....but I won't leave out the Q45 3.69:1 differential, to replace
the NA 4.10:1. It'll be nicer to have gears a little taller to go
with the boost....and since 3.69:1 is the stock ratio of the factory
turbo differential, there won't be any speedo issues. FWIW in
December 2022, I'll have owned Goldie for 20 years!!
Goldie went under the knife over the winter 2014~2015 and made her 5spd
debut in May 2015!! She's also sporting a freshly overhauled
engine, a complete power steering rework, and topped off with a fresh