Archive of posts with category '350z'

Looking for another 350z

The time has come to revive the Project 350z. We are currently in the market for another car, (or V1 of Project350z if @Dozzle will sell it back). Looking for...

So long my friend, V3 lives in Florida now

Haven't kept the site up to date, but the 350z has shipped off to Florida to the new owner who has already ordered a bunch of parts to finish up...

STU 2003 Nissan 350z For Sale-Project350z V3

SOLD! 2003 Nissan 350z Touring $9000 Well, the time has come for V3 of Project350z.com to be put up for sale. Before we part it out we will post the...

350z at the Wilmington Summer and Blytheville ProSolo

So the 2016 ProSolo series is nearing its end, with the final two events of the year being held within 6 hours of the house, I entered both. The Wilmington...

2016 Wilmington ProSolo #1 and the 2016 Spring Nationals ProSolo and Champ Tour

So here we are, another month has gone by since the last blog post, time for an update here on the status of @Project350z.

Weekend progress on the 350z

It was a good weekend on the 350z, I made progress on pretty much everything I needed/wanted to do to start the 2016 season, with only the corner balance and...

How to drop 40lbs from your 2003 350z, new seats!

This weekend I spent some quality time finally working on the 350z before the upcoming autocross season (Dixie Champ Tour is coming up quickly).

350z Setup and Modifications for SCCA Autocross STU class

We'll try to keep this list updated with current modifications, and a list of past modifications as well as we build and compete our 350z in the SCCA STU autocross...

350z with XXR 531 18x11

Earlier today I took the leaking wheel/tire to Solo Performance Specialties to take the tire off the rim and take a look at the wheel and see what the damage...

Washing, Waxing and then Cleaning 350z Headlights

This weekend, being what is likely the last warm weekend of 2015, I decided it was time to wash/claybar/wax the 350z. The weather was beautiful, I spent most of Saturday...

Project350z V3, coming soon?

So the time has come, I am currently car shopping again. I've been threatening it for a while now, but with the 2015 Solo National Championships going on this week,...

Project350z #2 is gone

Well, the car was in my hands for almost three years (2 months shy), that is longer than I’ve owned any car since the first Project350z left my hands in...

2004 Nissan 350z Enthusiast model for sale, Half Moon Bay, CA (SOLD)

(SOLD) The time is nearing for when the 350z must be sold, so if you are interested hit me up 2004 350z Enthusiast, <75k miles, currently sits stock other than...

Undoing the modifications to the 350z, suspension and exhaust

So what did you do this weekend? Did you spend two days under your car? I basically did, well more like 1 day, but it was broken up over an...

Undoing the BSP 350z

This morning I began the process of converting the 350z back to stock, or close to stock. Mike Lane over on the east coast requested the control arms/custom bushings that...

For Sale (4) 18x10" +38 Enkei RPF1 w/ 710s

Asking $1600 local (delivery extra, I have small vehicles so transport is a pain). Currently located in Half Moon Bay, California, just south of San Francisco.

Mounting a video camera behind your car

Today was the first event in the San Francisco Region's slush series. I decided to head out and try to dust some of the rust off, and last night decided...

350z with a white stripe

I was looking around at Flickr today and happened to check out my "photo stats". The most viewed photo for the day (having just started according to the Flickr servers)...

2011 Solo Nationals Sunoco Fuels Pick The Winners Contest

For the past few weeks we've been putting together this years rendition of the Solo National Championships Pick The Winners Contest. The contest unfortunately hasn't run since 2008, due to...

2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals

Anyone going to the TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals that is looking to split hotel costs? I'm flexible on arrival dates and locations, may even be willing to split costs on...

Installing the Hitch on the 350z, Time Lapse

If you want to read the details, check out yesterday's post. If you want to see the video, you are in the right place!

Installing the 350z Trailer Hitch

So the time finally came, or I finally got around to it, the hitch is now on our 2004 Nissan 350z.

Watching The Car Show

So I got home from work this evening, spent some time with the baby this evening, and now I am watching The Car Show (@carshow), a new series on Speed,...

Videos from AAS Round 8

Here are the photos from the American Autocross Series Round 8 from 7/3/2011. The car is of course our 2004 Nissan 350z in half prep for B Street Prepared.

Back in the saddle again

This morning I took off from our house around 6:10am and headed south on Highway 1. I was on the road to Marina, CA. The trip was nice and uneventful,...

The missing helmet! Natalie found it!

Over a year ago I realized that my Bell Helmet was missing. Somewhere on the move from Colorado to California it went off into its own world.

Autocrossing this sunday in Marina, CA

Alright, it's time to get back into the swing of things. The 2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals are in two months, I need to try to get as much seat...

Old Project Z posts

I've been doing some work on SOLO2.ORG the past two evenings, working on restoring a bunch of my old blog posts from over there from the early days of the...

Let there be sound, and I'm going to Nationals (not in the 350z)

So I finally had it with listening to my Motorola Droid (Google Music and Pandora) for my commute. Why don't I have a stereo? Well back in February I ripped...

2011 SCCA Solo Nationals, should I stay or should I go?

So here we are, at the end of May 2011, and it's time to figure out if I'm going to the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in late...

Autocross 350z Modifications List

I realized recently that I didn't have an ongoing list of modifications for the 350z. So I figured I should create one. The idea is that this will be continually...

Project350z on Hiatus?

So things have slowed down for the Project350z, at least for a month or two. After running quite a few events in February, March and April, I haven't run an...

Color for the wrap has been decided

A week ago I posted a “question” on Facebook to see what color we should wrap the 350z in.

350z Stereo For Sale, Stealthbox Subwoofer

I took all of this stuff out of my car a few months ago and am just now getting around to selling.

What color should I wrap the 350z? You get to decide!

So I've wanted to do this for a while, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger.

Naked and famous

So the car is naked, well about as naked as it can be.

SPL control arms in BSP

So I finally heard back from SPL Pars regarding an email I sent a few weeks ago. I emailed them to ask if they could provide me the information on...

El Toro ProSolo Day 1

I just don't have the energy to do a full writeup for the ProSolo today, and to be honest, it won't happen Sunday, and likely not Monday either

Listen to the El Toro ProSolo Live

So today I did some testing with UStream and the FM Audio Broadcast at the El Toro ProSolo. I think I managed to come up with a way to broadcast...

Learning how to tune the suspension on a car

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tune the suspension on a car?

San Diego National Tour Autocross Runs

So here we are, one day after the tour and I have all 6 of my runs squared away on video. Now to get them blogged about, in order of...

San Diego National Tour Day 2

I was pretty down today. Going into the first set of runs I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away and I wasn't happy with my...

San Diego National Tour Day 1

I'm worn out, so this will likely not be as long as it should be, but here's a quick summary of the day today.

San Diego National Tour Practice Day

Today was a practice day at the San Diego National Tour. This morning I took part in the Evolution School advantage program, basically you get a ton of seat time...

GoPro Firmware Upgrade

So if you read my postings a month or two ago you know I had trouble with the GoPro firmware last time around. Ended up bricking the camera and having...

Alignment done, at least for the road trip

So I didn't figure I was going to have time to do the alignment on the 350z over the next couple of days, and I wasn't sure that I really...

Lowering the suspension in reverse

So today I went back at the suspension of the car. Time lapse of lowering the suspension, in reverse The problem with the video is that I did the time...

The suspension is on!

So after a week of farting around with things the suspension is finally on the car!

Success! The bushings are removed from the upper control arms

Well it just goes to show you. Having the right tool for a job is the key to getting the job done right.

OEM Bushing Update

Today I went to a machine shop (twice as he wasn't open the first time) to try to have the bushings pressed out of the OEM upper control arms. Unfortunately...

Suspension, FAIL

No, the suspension didn't break, but man did murphy show up in full force today.

Suspension progress, none!

So I didn’t make any progress today, well not much at least. I spent the morning watching the baby while the wife got to get some much needed pampering time....

Weekend plans, suspension install

It will likely be a full weekend for me, lots of suspension work to do on the car. Though the biggest task might be making room in the garage so...

Suspension plans, sort of

So I wasn’t able to find a part that would make the SPL Upper Control Arms legal for BSP yet, though I am still looking.

The suspension is here! Now to fix it

My birthday gift (early) from my wife showed up today (I have the best wife ever!), a new suspension (well new to me) for the 350z. There's only one problem...

Top 10 PAX!

So I went to the autocross today, kind of a last minute thing, and boy am I glad I did.

Excellent customer service from GoPro

The night before an autocross, and I'm stoked for tomorrow, even if it rains (as forecasted). I got a replacement GoPro HD camera today in the mail.

350z Traction Control and Square Tires

So I experienced something while driving the 350z yesterday that I haven't experienced in quite a while. Typically the 350z comes with a staggered tire setup, meaning that the front...

350z Autocross Tire Pressures

So with all the blogging I've done over the years I have been unable to find any posts where I mentioned tire pressures!

Weighing the 350z at the Divisional

So there's been much debate (or really just many people telling me I am crazy) over on SCCAForums in the thread I started to discuss the proposed move of the...

Night before the Project 350z's first divisional

So today was a busy day, I had a lot to catch up on at work, training to provide internally, and a final to take this afternoon. After that I...

San Francisco Region SCCA Boondoggle 2011 Results

So today was the first day for a few things It was my first time running an autocross with the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. I must say things...

My GoPro HD Died

So I ran into a few issues today with my GoPro HD. I was working on the car, and was going to do another time lapse, even picked up a...

Prepping for the 350z Stud Install

I was going to do a blog post on ChrisHammond.com tonight with a video embedded that I took at the NASA Ames Research Center tweetup, but unfortunately the video I...

Nope those lug nuts won't fit

So I ran around Redwood City today over lunch, I needed to find some spacers and lug nuts to go along with the new studs that arrived today from www.soloperformance.com....

350z Tire/Wheel Fitment 18x10 inch 305 V710s

This evening after work I came home and cleared out the garage so that I could get the new wheels test fitted to see what all I was going to...

Wheels for a BSP 350z, ARP Studs, Sway Bars

So now that wheels and tires (used) are taken care of, at least for part of the season, I need to locate some longer/stronger wheel studs for the 350z.

350z BSP Parts Configuration

This post will be a continually updated (on project350z.com) list of parts (to buy) and configuration for the 350z preparation for SCCA Solo's BSP (B street prepared) Class. If you're...

Autocross Video from NorCalUFO 1/30/11

Sunday I partook in the NorCalUFO autocross, their second event of the year, my first attending since the baby was born in October. I got to the event and heard...

How do you travel with your video equipment?

So this isn't the blog post I had intended to write today, but I think it's a useful one nonetheless.

The 350z goes on a Diet

On Saturday the 350z went on a diet, losing (rough guess here) about 3% of it's total weight.

Buying an Autocross Helmet

If you're looking to buy an Autocross Helmet you should check out http://www.soloperformance.com/

350z Trailer Hitch, Take 2

So for my 2003 350z I had a custom trailer hitch built by a friend in St. Louis. It was hefty, mounting with ubolts through the bottom of the bumper...

Injen Super SES Installation on the 350z

If you followed the blog post earlier this week you already know that Injen came through and got me the replacement midpipes for my Super SES Exhaust which I removed...

Injen Customer Service Update! It rocks!

So a while back now I complained that I wasn't able to get any customer service from Injen Systems on the Super SES exhaust that was on my 350z when...

Decking out the Project350z in DotNetNuke

I don't have an Autocross event coming up for a couple weeks, but I couldn't wait, I had to do something to the car.

Race tire mounting in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula)

So as I try to get ready for the 2011 autocross season I stopped into a tire shop the other day, the Les Schwab on El Camino in San Carlos,...

350Z Koni Shock Install

This post was originally posted on Solo2.org in June of 2004, but the site has gone away (it might come back) so the post was lost. I think I've corrected...

Look out, Vinyl Boy is back

So it has been over 2 years since I've had vinyl on a car, that will be changing in 2011. Look out for the upcoming transformation of the Project 350z!...

Unable to get any customer service from Injen Systems

So I've been trying for 4+ months now to get some customer service from Injen Systems for the Super SES Exhaust on my Nissan 350z that has a massive leak...

Buy a motor to build up?

So I am not sure where the 350z is ultimately headed. I think SSM in SCCA Autocross could be fun, though that will take some time and a lot of...

Injen Super SES exhaust removal, OEM 350z exhaust installation

If you've followed my struggles here on Project350z.com you know by now that my 2004 350z came (when I purchased it in January 2010) with an Injen Super SES exhaust...

How do you get better at Autocross?

This is often a question that people will ask when they first start autocrossing, or in my case, when they resume autocrossing after two years of not competing. Additional questions...

Injen Exhaust for a 350z, Still Leaking

So I still have an exhaust leak in the Injen Super SES System on my 2004 Nissan 350z. And I must say, I'm not too happy about it. I blogged...

Our first California Autocross, with video and photos

So today was the first time I've ever autocrossed in California, and the first time the car has seen an event since our runs at the Colorado event in January....

Nismo Cold Air Intake for a 350z

So when the Project350z was purchased in Colorado back in January it had a Nismo Cold Air Intake on it. Shortly thereafter I moved to California, and guess what? The...

Where'd the 350z go?

So it's been a while since I've done any updates here on Project350z.com, so here's a quick update.

On the road again, temporary tag for smog

So this weekend while my beautiful wife was in town (haven't seen her for three weeks!) I rented a car for the weekend? Why? Well, to be honest, the 350z...

Buying a modded car

Don't do it! Unless you buy it from a friend and know exactly what they did!

Always good after a wash and a wax

It has been quite a while, over a year, since I really spent some time washing a waxing a vehicle. My how time has flown, last year we spent time...

Dropping Weight in the 350z, for STR (now BSP)

This blog post will be gradually updated over time as I figure out how to drop weight in the 350z prepping it for STR in 2010 BSP for 2011.

Wheels for a 350z in STR

So I'm slowly starting to figure out what I need to do to get the car ready for the 2010 Autocross season. I've been looking around, reading the 2010 SCCA...

And so it begins, Project350z.com now has a project

So begins the latest project, Projectquattro.com has been disposed of, after the incident a few weeks ago, where it took out a light pole, it was time for the car...

2011 Autocross Schedule

Tentative Schedule

350Z Autocross Car Setup

Running in BS (B-Stock) for three years I learned a lot about the 350Z and the setup for the car. While I don't currently still have that car, I will...