A) Drive 12 hours through the mountains to meet up with a bunch of Z dudes in a different city B) Remove and install an engine with Greg & Seb overnight in 13 hours C) Do a dyno day and have your car tuned by Greg & Seb D) Drive your newly tuned car home 12 hours through the mountains
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E) All of the above in a weekend.
Warning: Ridiculous number of pics ahead... not responsible if your internets get broke.
PART I: Thursday -The Drive Out
Heading to Vancouver, BC, Canuckistan for a Specialty Z dyno day... Like all good Canadian stories, Tim Horton's figures pre-dominantly:
(coffee spill under car, not leakage)
Cold & rainy, but mostly mountain driving for the next 10 or so hours:
Ahoy, another Z bound for Vancouver:
Parked @ Meatman's shop
Meatman's facilities for pre-dyno tuning were pretty sweet:
We were gathering...but there were complications:
PART II: Overnight Engine Swap Madness
Situation: Meatman, the Dyno event organizer had spun bearings the previous weekend... he was out of the dyno day, or so it seemed. Greg & Seb arrived, we assessed the situation, checked over the parts (2 spare blocks, full gasket kits, lots of manpower, 4 point lift, and Tim Horton's coffee every 90 minutes. It was decided to pull the engine, swap everything onto a JDM block with good compression & leakdown numbers, and drop it back in.
With 15 hours until we had the start of the dyno rental day, we went for it:
Pretty much fuX0red:
Scurf, our coffee gofer, picks up a tool and lends a hand:
This miserable bitch was good for an hour of grief:
We heated it:
We beat on it and eventually
we went through about 9 dremel wheels (no die grinder)
rusty little mofo:
Seb grabs some shut-eye:
Old block ring lands fubar'd as well:
Oops, just about forgot the 'standing in the bay' shot:
KYB Adjustable time says 5 hours until dyno day starts:
Sunrise over the Fraser Valley:
Man, that Seb can sleep through anything:
Fire in the Hole:
PART III: Dyno Day on no sleep
The heart transplant victim arrives:
Working on practically no sleep, these two aren't men, they're Z tuning machines:
I love being @ sea level:
Getting baked off of C-16 fumes:
My Red Zed found some company:
Z looked good in this spot, snapped a few:
PART IV Driving Home... a new beginning
Sniff, I'm going to miss this:
Nice thing about the Trans-Canada Fraser Canyon run, there is a series of Exhaust Resonation Test Chambers on the route:
In front of one of the most majestic peaks of the Canuckistan Rockies:
Incredible 4 days.
Thanks to the 604Z crew: Meatman, JK, Mike M, Mike S, also Tom from Calgary (dyno Monstah!!) and of course, the Specialty Z crew of Greg & Seb. Thanks for coming to Canuckistan and pulling an all-nighter to get Josh on the dyno... we (and our Zeds) appreciate it!
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My Zs are hybrid vehicles, they run on gasoline and money
I'm off to wax mine and go for a drive now. - BigTDogg (MA) 07:17:08 07/17/09
times change, people change, but the Z32 still kicks ass. - apudapus 16:46:02 06/15/07
I was more wondering how you set your climate control to 22* lol, it would be that fastest freezer on wheels! - Briscoe'sZ32 (NJ) 23:15:44 02/05/07
You have *got* to be getting a cut from B&B :D - SeedyROM 15:24:29 08/16/06 What do you think B&B stands for? - YugoBernie (NoVA) 15:57:09 08/16/06
What have you done lately to call yourself a Z enthusiast? - vorpalZ18:18:32 07/26/10