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I own two sports cars: a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT 6M and 2004 Nissan 350Z Touring. I picked the Corvette up in December of 2020 thinking that it would satisfy my needs of a street car that is capable enough to survive demanding conditions at a race track. Well, the Corvette comes close but not quite what I’m looking for. Now I’m looking to upgrade to a C7 Z51. Update: No longer looking for a C7 since I discovered I couldn’t actually fit in one, even without wearing a helmet. I’m sticking with the C6 for the time being and will address the cooling issues with aftermarket oil cooler(s), hood vents and aftermarket radiator.
The 350Z, on the other hand, is not stock. It has an incredible amount of lateral traction on 200 treadwear tires. It is a great car, but cresting 100,000 miles leaves me wondering if I need to rebuild the engine to solve the inherent oil consumption issues of ththat all VQ35DE seem to have, or just pass the car onto someone else who will appreciate what it brings to the table while I move onto something else.
I used to have a 1971 Datsun 510 that has since moved onto another friend of mine. It was the last of a series of 510s that I owned and it had a lot of potential. Sadly, I have neither the space, equipment or time to focus on maintaining a car like that, and when that happens, the cars just sort of take up space and nobody really gets to enjoy them, so I decided to sell it. I have much more fun using cars for sporting purposes rather than just owning them or driving them on city streets anymore. C’est la vie!
I am very interested in the adapatation and tuning aspects of DIY EFI like Megasquirt and Speeduino. My 5 year plan is to pick up a K5 Blazer of an early-ish year range, swap in a modern engine & transmission combination along with 1-ton running gear and run MS3X.
You can view my growing collection of car videos here.