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crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/24/23 1:26 a.m.

Life is full of surprises. I got an amazing job offer in Atlanta to run a fraud department at a bigger credit Union and I decided to take it. The Mondial and the CBX are being shipped down and the rest is headed down the Alcan with  in my truck tomorrow morning. Alaska was a good time and I wouldn't have left if not for a big opportunity. In my field, the pond was too small for me at this point and I just couldn't grow. Back to friends, family, Road Atlanta, fish and grits and all that pimp sh....laugh

Hectic angles getting out of the garage. It's going covered to GA but I hope it makes it without damage.

Then another round for the CBX.

 

If I get my stuff together and fix a couple leaking oil lines, it's wild to think I may be able to bring this to the Mitty this year.

Got the "new" fitting plate to make sure she blends right in:


 

See y'all later. cheeky

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
2/24/23 4:47 a.m.

Woot!

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/24/23 6:05 a.m.

Great news!

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/24/23 8:05 a.m.

WOW! There's an unexpected plot twist.  Congratulations! 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
2/24/23 8:09 a.m.

They'll call you a Yankee when people in Atlanta find out you've been living "up north"!

All jokes aside, awesome news and wishing you the best. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/24/23 9:53 a.m.

Welcome back to Atlanta! Hit me up sometime - I'd love to see the Ferrari and I'm a huge fan of the CBX. 

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/24/23 10:08 a.m.

You know, the Challenge is in May this year. Would love to see this car in Gainesville.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/24/23 5:30 p.m.
hobiercr said:

You know, the Challenge is in May this year. Would love to see this car in Gainesville running in one of the open classes.

 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/8/23 10:01 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

Welcome back to Atlanta! Hit me up sometime - I'd love to see the Ferrari and I'm a huge fan of the CBX. 

Heck yeah, hoping they show up shortly. If you're going to the Mitty I'm hoping to bring the car if I have it buttoned up. 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
3/8/23 11:15 p.m.

Where's the 240Z?  Aren't you the green 240Z guy?

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/9/23 5:36 a.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

Where's the 240Z?  Aren't you the green 240Z guy?

Yep im also that guy. Page 1 goes over all that.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/16/23 10:13 p.m.

Car made it in yesterday. It's dirty but all there.
 

Parked next to a buddy's king cab Nissan. Just classing it up over here.

Once it gets a good wash I guess I could drive it more before working on it. I forget I can just do that already this time of year. 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
3/17/23 2:55 p.m.

What part of town did you end up settling into?

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/17/23 3:49 p.m.
nderwater said:

What part of town did you end up settling into?

In Holly Springs/Canton for now and the new house will be in East Atlanta/Decatur shortly. Currently commuting to Lawrenceville which is hell even on back roads. 
 

The plan is a deep wash on Sunday and then double check all the mechanicals. The CBX is on a crate stuck in California because of their rain/snow crap.

 

Its still filthy so I figured I should drive it in the rain anyway. It was stumbling and basically was on fumes pulling in to the gas station but fresh fuel and a natural wash was good for it.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/26/23 12:13 p.m.

I was having a new low rpm misfire below 4k only so I decided to check my spark plug wire extenders which are known to crack with age. 


 

All looked new but one was suspect with what looked like a hairline crack.

The throttle body was filthy so I needed to clean it up. Once EGR is gone it should stay cleaner for longer I hope.

Swapped the plugs out for new ones. These didn't look horrible but are old and look a little lean. So far the new plugs are working fine but we will see if the miss comes back in time. Oddly my weeping oil cooler lines haven't dripped on the ground after a run around town so perhaps I'll touch them after the Mitty. 
 

 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/15/23 11:45 a.m.

As mentioned last year, I was on the hunt for the right 16 inch wheels to ditch the 390mm wheel/tire setup. I put 3 piece wheels on everything so when I found some period J55C Gottis in 16x8 and 9.5 with 5x108 bolt pattern, I pulled the trigger. These came off a 308 so the offset is a little more aggressive but with the planned coilovers I'll be able to add camber and hopefully stuff them in. If that doesn't work, I can still buy individual pieces from Gotti and build them to the spec I need. I won't be running the 255 size in the rear and I'll probably get 225s on all 4.


 

Inspirations:


 

For the second time in this thread we have an Ice T reference. laugh

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/15/23 11:58 a.m.

Uff, those are going to look great. 

Awesome find!

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/15/23 12:16 p.m.

Those Gottis are going to be just right.  I had a set of replicas, probably Eagle or American Racing or one of those ubiquitous brands of the 1980s, on my AW11 years ago.  The size was an unimpressive 14x6 and the offset was all wrong, but from certain angles (probably not this angle), they still looked good.

chandler
chandler MegaDork
4/15/23 1:05 p.m.

Yeah buddy! I love Gottis!

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/15/23 1:24 p.m.
Slippery said:

Uff, those are going to look great. 

Awesome find!


Preview on the jack still up in the air :

Its not going to be a stance car but I think lowered with a little camber and something like a 225/45/16 with a modern sidewall would set this car off. It's never going to be pushed hard or setup for maximum handling so it's just fun to play with on the street. My $0.02.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/23/23 8:29 a.m.


Some Mitty weekend prep included getting a camber shim set from Ricambi. Yay $75 for a set of washers with a slit cut in the side. laugh


 

Next up is getting some airflow in the car. The A/C is weak and the windows stopped working a few months ago. My buddy Kyle helped me diagnose it. 


 

Bypassing the cars power with an 18v Milwaukee battery and the motor works.


The culprit was the bigger gauge power wire that a previous owner sent directly to the window relays was broken. Ferrari power windows of this era are notoriously slow and poorly grounded so the PO ran power from the battery through its own separate relays and it was plugged into the aftermarket amp for the stereo so around the time I messed with the stereo it must have stopped. I didn't put those two things together since I wasn't thinking about windows when touching the stereo.
 

 

Lots of fiddling, new relays and fuses, and cleaning up this wiring was completed but I have windows again.

 

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
4/23/23 8:40 a.m.

Great job figuring it out. Electric can be a bear. 

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/23/23 8:46 a.m.
 

 

Thats a SWEET nissan 720.  Is he doing anything with it? 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/23/23 9:37 a.m.
TJL (Forum Supporter) said:
 

 

Thats a SWEET nissan 720.  Is he doing anything with it? 

That's next on the list for him. It has a VG swap and will continue getting cleaned up.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/30/23 12:50 p.m.

It's Mitty weekend and it started off with a quick warning from Hall County's finest. laugh
 



The rest of the post is just a photo dump from some highlights from the weekend. Some friend's cars and some race cars mixed in.

 

Grocery/camping mode:


 

 



 

 

 

 


 

Last year, I sold my 240z right after the event and was headed to CA to buy this car. I shipped it to AK then back down to GA and it's been a whirlwind of a year but I made it back. I've been doing the Mitty forever and I always tell people the infield experience is just as much fun as the racing. I'm so glad to be around my car related hobbies/events more than a week or two a year.

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