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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!

  >> Current Z Build:

Summer 2022 - Goldie Suspension Freshening, BBK, and 3:69 Differential Swap

   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 v3.0!!
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 alignment!

  >> Upcoming Z32 Builds:

Z Farm's 1994 Black Emerald (DJ2) Twin Turbo Restoration, begin date to be determined.

Z Farm's 1993 Convertible Restoration & TT Build, project beginning is to be determined.

  >> Completed Z32 builds in order by date:

Jarrid Easton's 1990 Twin Turbo Engine Replacement, Summer 2020

Z Farm's 1991 Yellow Twin Turbo Engine Refreshing, Fall 2017

Brian Lantrip's Black 1993 Convertible Engine Overhaul, Summer 2016

Z Farm's Goldie V3 Build, Winter 2014~2015.

John Burn's Red 1990 NA Deer Strike Damage Repair, winter 2015.

Zach Elliot's Custom-build 1990 NA, winter 2013~2014.  This is my first successful attempt at a full Z32 Restoration.

Jarrid Easton's 1990 Twin Turbo Repairs, mid 2012.

John Burn's Red 1990 NA Engine overhaul & car reconditioning, Late Summer 2011.

Steve Fowler's 1993 Convertible Engine overhaul following a broken timing belt idler stud, summer 2011.

Steve Fowler's 1991 2+2 Gremlin Fixes, Suspension, and Maintenance, late 2009.

Z Farm's 1994 Black Emerald (DJ2) Vert's Engine Freshening, winter 2009.

ExtraTitanian's 1991 Twin Turbo Rework, early 2009.  This is the legendary 1000-dollar TT!

Z Farm's Goldie Original Turbo Swap, done over the winter 2007~2008.

Steve Fowler's 1993 Convertible Suspension, circa 2006.

Branson Z Fest
Past BZF Pictures

May 17th, 2022

Branson Z Fest 2022 is going on from June 1st through June 5th.  Unfortunately I am unable to attend this year, the dates conflict with my anniversary....but those who go are in the know of what a great time it is!!

Abe and his crew did a fabulous job revamping the event!  Branson Z Fest Official Website

Branson Z Fest 2022!!
Join us every spring in Branson, Missouri for the largest annual "Family Reunion" of Nissan Z cars in the Midwest!!

I would also like to take a minute to thank all those that are sponsoring past events.  We couldn't do it without you!!  Most of the names on this list are no longer sponsoring BZF due to some BZF planning screwups....but they're still good folk, so I won't remove their links.

My thanks to:

Russell Floyd & Z1 Motorsports
AMZ Performance
Nissan Sport Magazine
WD 40
Black Dragon Automotive
4 Season Awards
Concept Z Performance
Z31 Parts.com
Yokohama Tire
and last but not least, ZMODS.ORG!  :)

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