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big hugh ness

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About big hugh ness

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  • Birthday 11/08/1962

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Shellharbour
  • Interests American iron, vintage and classic cars from 1930's to the 1970's. Leadsleds, hotrods, muscle cars. Most things with two doors. Rotaries! Love 'em! Z cars forever! I like film noir, acoustic guitar, horror stories and girls in boots. Oh man!
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  1. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Why did you decide to buy a Z?   

    Totally agree with everything you said. Were you into performance vehicles before you settled on a z?
  2. big hugh ness added a post in a topic New to zclub considering a 370z   

    I owned an 86 for about one month. Great car, pretty quick, very nimble around town, great looking. Just about everything you would need, I thought.
    And then I drove a Z.
    A week later the 86 was on the market.
    Depends on what you are after I guess. That 86 was so light and that little engine was so revy. It was aching for a squirt around a track. Seems like that is what it was made to do best. The Z, to me, is like a GT, Grand Tourer. Bit of a lump to lug around, plenty of grunt, lots of lux. Every time I get in the Z I feel like I am sitting in something very special. That is what did it for me. I'd give you a run in mine but I am in cockroach country.  Good luck. You WILL love it! 
  3. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Why did you decide to buy a Z?   

    um, what?
  4. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Bridgestone Potenza RE050A or RE003's?   

    Ta mate. I'll take that into consideration. 
    Peter.
  5. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Bridgestone Potenza RE050A or RE003's?   

    Thanks mate. That's good to know.
  6. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Been a member since 2010 and STILL haven't got my z! SIGH!   

    Thanks mate. She was clean. Must have a bit of k9 in her because she found all the mud puddles you could find along the way.
  7. big hugh ness added a post in a topic Been a member since 2010 and STILL haven't got my z! SIGH!   

    Here she is! My new toy! Finally after years of friggin' around, I've got one!

  8. big hugh ness added a topic in 350Z Wheels & Tyres   

    Bridgestone Potenza RE050A or RE003's?
    gents. 
    Just checking what sort of tyre Jax could do for me and their website came up with the RE050 (around $510 each) as their choice of tyre when I selected their drop down menu items, 
    but isn't that a redundant tyre?
    Tyresales.com.au have the RE003 for about seventy bucks less at $433 a corner. 
    Jax don't list an RE003 in 273/35/19 (I think this is what's on the car at the moment) However, they're having a $150 cashback at the moment, but you have to buy 4 tyres. Even 
    with the cashback they are still dearer than 4 tyres from tyresales.com.au
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  9. big hugh ness added a topic in Off Topic Lounge   

    Why did you decide to buy a Z?
    folks, what made you decide that a Z was gonna be your car of choice? Just curious. 
    For me it goes way back to the early 80's
    I have never owned a z car before, but I have very vivid memories of taking a 240z for a test drive way back in the early 1980's. This red with a black roofed 240z had just been traded in and was up the back of Giddings' car dealership in Moss Vale. I rocked up. Asked how much. The salesman said "about three grand." In the early 1980's, that was a fair bit of cash. But not a massive lot. I asked if I could take it for a drive and he said "sure, no worries." He added. "Don't flog it, because we don't know much about it."
    Well, I don't think I flogged it, but I gave it a spirited drive and...well, let me just say I have never forgotten the experience.  This car had a 280c engine; twin webbers and went like a rocket!  I have since owned a twin turbo rx7 FD which was very fast, but I reckon that little datto would have given it a hell of a run. 
    So, it just seemed natural to me that I should settle down with a z after all these years. 
    Could not be happier. It's like coming home to an old friend.
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  10. big hugh ness added a post in a topic recommend mechanics in illawarra?   

    I ended up forking out 1700 for second hand Meisterschaft with some work to be done on the flexi pipe, but Muffler Men say around $140 to fix, so that aint bad. Just hoping it isn't gonna cheeze mr Plod off too much, nor the mrs, as I said it was only going to make the sound a little deeper...heheh...Let you know when I get outta the doghouse some time next month...
  11. big hugh ness added a topic in Engine & Drivetrain   

    GTHaus catback decibel stats
    Guys and gals (if you are one), does anyone have the dirt on the db rating of the GTHaus system? Just about to hook mine up on the weekend. I am guessing its over the 90db max allowed, which probably means I will just have to drive like a wimp around town. 
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  12. big hugh ness added a post in a topic recommend mechanics in illawarra?   

    Sounds nice, mate. Yeah Muffler Men have done a few jobs for me over the years and have been quite reasonable about it. 
    Yeah, Ben, I wish I owned a bank or something because I love the sound of the Armytrix Super Sport Valvetronic setup, but, man, not cheap! Still, you get what you pay for. Motordyne, GtHaus, Ark; they're all special for slightly different reasons. 
  13. big hugh ness added a post in a topic 2j in a 370z   

    I guess if you had the whole 2JZ-GTE complete with twins and all the associated plumbing and your Nissan v6 was dead and you were looking for something different, it might be a fun option, otherwise it would be a shame to pull that gorgeous 3.7 outta there. Then you would have to get it engineered, etc. Would all of your sensors work? Probably not. Lot of adapting, rewiring, plumbing. Big job. Dunno if it would be worth it. 
     
  14. big hugh ness added a post in a topic recommend mechanics in illawarra?   

    2010 model. Manual. Stock as a rock. Does have tints. I need a better (louder) exhaust. This thing is so goddamned quiet! The 86 I just sold was noisier! 
  15. big hugh ness added a post in a topic recommend mechanics in illawarra?   

    He's in Warilla. Nice enough fellow, but I never took my z to him as I have only just acquired it. Just take the wifes Hyundai to him and he seems to only ever do half of what you ask him to do. Always reckons he's busy and I have to book it in again to finish the job.