Motorsports This board is for Z Racers who compete in Autocross, Road Racing and Time Trials. Focus will be on car set up and modifications. Event coverage, and race parts for sale or trade.

F Prepared tripple carb sizes

Old 11-29-2002, 08:28 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
F Prepared tripple carb sizes

Hi Guys,
Here is another question for you. If I remember right the rule book limits you to three 45mm carbs, or injection with weight penalities. I have noticed that Tom and Alan are using the 44
Mikuni's. Advantages and dissadvantages of using 40's Mikuni's or 40 and or Weber 45's . It appears with a well prepped L28 the 44's aren't to large. What is your carb set up ? I realize altitude and othe factors effect the set up , but what is a good starting point for the 44 Mikuni's ?

Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-01-2002, 06:49 AM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 100
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Crap... another perfectly good FP car sucked over to the dark side of road racing... If you ever feel crazy you ought to try and make it to Nationals at least once. It's a real blast to find that level of competitiion.

Someday we'll meet!

Tom
FP29

tholt29 is offline  
Old 12-01-2002, 08:23 PM
  #3  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Tom,
I emailed Brian to join us in here , and I think a guy in San Francisco
area has a competitive F Prepared Z. I will try and track him down.

Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-01-2002, 10:10 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 4
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Hi Mike, Alan, Tom, everyone. Not sure who you are refering to in the SF bay area but I run an 1970 FP 240Z (not sure about the competitive part) based in Santa Rosa, but competing in San Francisco Region and Sacramento Region. Alan, I had some limited email contact with you last year regarding suspension choices. Tom I've followed your site for a few years.
I have done substantial work to the car over the last few years while in school, but now that I am working full time again I can continue developing the car and especially the driver.
The only other FP Z drivers around here is Steve Parmlay (Sacramento region) and my uncle, Steve Mannion (also Sac. region). I only got the car out one weekend this year for a shakedown and was encouraged to be only a few tenths off Chris *** times in his very fast M3. I have high hopes for the project and intend to go to the Nationals in the next few years.
Glad to have the Z autoXers coming together!

Michael Mannion

nocones is offline  
Old 12-01-2002, 10:27 PM
  #5  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Michael,
I am not sure who the person was. I just remember reviewing the results from some where in
California and saw a Z. There is also a guy in the Central Coast of California with a pretty stock
looking Prepared Z. I also would like to get a hold of Dennis Thoney . I think he is up in Mckinnleyville.
He ran the Open Track Challenge last year with his 240. I also think that I emailed a guy in LA that runs
an old GT2 converted 240. If you guys know of any others let them know we are here.

Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-02-2002, 06:48 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 4
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Oh yeah, there is also an FP Z running out of Fresno, Steve and Ian are the drivers (don't recall the last names).
As for the original question in the thread...
I also run the 44 Mikunis, mainly because they are what I have and they work.

Michael

nocones is offline  
Old 12-02-2002, 08:33 AM
  #7  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 100
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Steve Parmley... that's the guy! He sent me some video of my old black car when it was owned by Andy Craig... I still need to capture put that up on my website...
I also contacted a few other guys to try and get them on board here... We'll see if they show up.

Tom
FP29

tholt29 is offline  
Old 12-02-2002, 08:53 AM
  #8  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Tom,
I think I will post on the team.net mailing list today about the board , and try and locate
Steve Parmley's an a few others email addresses.

Thanks guys for participating in the board. I think this thing is going to take off this Winter.

Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-02-2002, 10:15 AM
  #9  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Michael,
I found two guys on the Fresno web site that look like they are sharing a car.
The guys name is Steve Carlson , and the other one is Ian Lewis. We also have
a guy over in Missoula , Montana that is running one. I will try and get his email address
as well.

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-02-2002, 05:49 PM
  #10  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 4
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Yep those are the guys. I met Steve and Ian last spring, nice guys. This is a very cool thing getting some of the FP Z guys together online.

Michael

nocones is offline  
Old 12-03-2002, 10:46 PM
  #11  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Michael,
You think you can get an emaill address for them ? I would like to invite them to join us in here.

Thanks,
Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-06-2002, 12:37 PM
  #13  
Registered User
 
zlalomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 165
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Hello, Alan Giles alerted me to this thread. I am currently working on converting my autocross car to open track. Since this is a slow and painful process, I put the motor ,suspension, and slicks on my former street Z to autocross when I can. I put some pics up in the ride section under '73 zlalomz. I will add some motor pics soon. Steve Parmley

zlalomz
zlalomz is offline  
Old 12-06-2002, 01:33 PM
  #14  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Steve,
Very nice looking project. What fiberglass is that you are using ? Are you planning on running at Thunderhill ?

Mike

Spudz is offline  
Old 12-06-2002, 02:23 PM
  #15  
Registered User
 
zlalomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 165
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Thunderhill, Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow are the tracks I will drive with my brother. The fenders are NLA but could come back in production. If you go to www.hybridz.org and look in the Body Kit forum there are some threads and pictures of this kit. Here is a picture of this kit done right. Steve



zlalomz<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small"><EM>Edited by Spudz on 12/06/02 02:39 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

21799-280 YZ leads nother pack.jpg
zlalomz is offline  
Old 12-06-2002, 02:26 PM
  #16  
Registered User
 
zlalomz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 165
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

Oops. Sorry for my poor computer skills. I will add a pic in my 'rides' section

zlalomz
zlalomz is offline  
Old 12-06-2002, 02:29 PM
  #17  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Re: F Prepared triple carb sizes

The attachement worked fine for me !! I have seen that picture before . It looks like a VR Engineering body kit .

I added a direct link to the picture on the Innovator Z web site .

Thanks,
Mike

<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small"><EM>Edited by Spudz on 12/06/02 02:42 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Spudz is offline  
Old 03-17-2003, 11:45 PM
  #18  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
it Looks like Reaction Reasearch is back in business with these body kits. Now all he needs is people to buy them
Spudz is offline  
Old 03-18-2003, 11:58 PM
  #19  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno
Posts: 54
Newbie to this site

Hey Guys,
I just discovered this site and found my race partner and I have been mentioned. We're Steve and Ian - running the 71 FP car out of Fresno.
Missed our first event (Ian and his wife had a baby that day) but our next one is April 13th at Castle Airbase. Hope some of you can make it.
Attached is a photo of the car at Castle.
Steve
FPguy is offline  
Old 03-19-2003, 09:13 AM
  #20  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 646
Hey, Is this the ZF Racing adjustable control arm car ?? I have seen pictures of this car before

Welcome to the Z Racing forums Steve !

I think there is a few guys down in your area .
Spudz is offline  
Old 03-19-2003, 09:21 AM
  #21  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno
Posts: 54
Adjustable A-arms

Yes - both front and rear arms are adjustable (ZF Racing parts). It allows an amazing range of alignment settings - all done very quickly. Much superior to anything done at the top of the strut.

Anyone going to the Z Car Nats in Southern CA next month? We plan to take the car to run the autocross.

Steve
FPguy is offline  
Old 03-19-2003, 10:55 AM
  #22  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 100
Okay... I'll bite... Where does one get a look at ZF Racing adjustable control arms? How much do they cost, etc... Judginf by the big ZF on the hood, I assume you guys are affiliated with them?

Tom
tholt29 is offline  
Old 03-19-2003, 05:59 PM
  #23  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno
Posts: 54
ZF Racing

Contact Mike Kelly [email protected]

We have nothing to do with the manufacturing but we've been experimenting with them since Mike started production. Try his e-mail - he responds pretty quickly. The last I heard he was talking about going pretty high tech with the materials. Ours is the "first generation" stuff but still very high quality.

Our alignment settings are pretty unusual for a Z car - and it can only be done with this type of set up.

As a result of this set up it stuck really well but leaned too much (you can see it in the photo) - to correct that we've changed everything (lowered the car - stiffer springs - change pick up points) this year. It's essentially a new car - we'll see how it works.

Steve
FPguy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Spudz
Motorsports
4
04-08-2005 07:55 AM
tholt29
Motorsports
8
04-29-2004 11:43 AM
Spudz
Motorsports
4
01-28-2004 07:14 AM
Spudz
Motorsports
0
09-10-2003 08:03 AM
eric489
240Z, 260Z, 280Z (S30) Forums
1
08-17-2002 10:48 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: F Prepared tripple carb sizes


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.