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    Welcome to the BEST Z car site ever. Lots of Z...

    Welcome to the BEST Z car site ever. Lots of Z folks in and around Colorado. Check out zroad@googlegroups.com.

    Cheers, Mike
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    An old friend says, "Experience is what you get...

    An old friend says, "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"................

    Cheers, Mike
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    On the battery itself, I found out that Costco...

    On the battery itself, I found out that Costco sells their own brand of battery, but it is made by the same company and to the same specs as the Interstate, but at 2/3 the price. Good deal? Yes, I...
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    FWIW, I would add that if you are coming to the...

    FWIW, I would add that if you are coming to the US to look at Zeds you might want to come to Orange, California, in late April and go to the MSA Z Car Nationals show. You will see more Zeds in one...
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    Just another quick thought...talk to a good...

    Just another quick thought...talk to a good machine shop about the helicoil in the crankshaft idea and see what they think about it,

    Cheers, Mike
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    I'm not sure if I would want to put helicoils in...

    I'm not sure if I would want to put helicoils in my crankshaft. It might be very difficult to install them, too. Perhaps one of the truly mechanically inclined would chime in...zcars, John Mortenson,...
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    Very interesting post. FWIW you can buy pure...

    Very interesting post. FWIW you can buy pure mineral oil (no fragrances) at some kitchen supply or retail stores. It is used for maintaining wood cutting boards. I've been using RedLine for the...
  8. FWIW, I removed all the manifold coolant lines...

    FWIW, I removed all the manifold coolant lines and the piping that goes around the back of the block due to some corrosion,and leaky hoses. The result has been that it takes about a minute longer to...
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    +1 on the ball/socket T/C rod thingums. I took...

    +1 on the ball/socket T/C rod thingums. I took mine out and replaced with new rubber bushings ( I found the plastic parts were cracked after about 10K miles FWIW). I got tired of the steering...
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    Nice to see you on here again, Daniel. I know you...

    Nice to see you on here again, Daniel. I know you are a certified hybridz guy. Guys, Daniel has an amazing story to go with this post. Maybe he will tell the rest of you what I already know about the...
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    FWIW, Probably the reason it's so expensive is...

    FWIW, Probably the reason it's so expensive is that you have to remove the dash and seats making it labor-intensive. It is not a simple plug-n-play. About $1500 for the Vintage Air kit. V.A. doesn't...
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    FWIW, I used a 4:11 rear from a 200sx to replace...

    FWIW, I used a 4:11 rear from a 200sx to replace my stock 3:36 R180. The difference is amazing. For long highway trips the 3:36 was great, very "long-legged", but for canyon carving which is what I...
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    This is gonna date me but, Brett Maverick on our...

    This is gonna date me but, Brett Maverick on our family tv on Sunday nights. +1 for Grand Prix. A good man, fine actor, and better than average race car driver. He will be missed.

    Mike
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    The one thing I found that helps to make the...

    The one thing I found that helps to make the cables run smoother is to use the 70-72 position for the cable through the firewall. In 73 they had a much longer cable and ran it through the firewall on...
  15. When I went looking for my car the best advice I...

    When I went looking for my car the best advice I got (and followed) was from Carl Beck. Buy the best car you can afford. You'll be way ahead in the long run. He was right. I spent more than I wanted,...
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    An easy way to get the pins out from their dark...

    An easy way to get the pins out from their dark recesses is to put a handkerchief over the nozzle of your shop vac. Leave some room and secure with a wire tie. Turn on vac, collect said pins, turn...
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    Me too.

    Me too.
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    240 Zeds do not have cv joints. They have...

    240 Zeds do not have cv joints. They have u-joints. You can get them from MSA or Black Dragon...maybe even the Nissan dealer. Good luck and be sure to use the search feature here to change them out....
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    You can get a free pickle fork at any Auto zone....

    You can get a free pickle fork at any Auto zone. They lend all sorts of tools.
    Cheers, Mike
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    Spied a Colorado historic car plate on one of...

    Spied a Colorado historic car plate on one of those. Where was this show?

    Cheers, Mike
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    If you are slipping in 1st you might as well bite...

    If you are slipping in 1st you might as well bite the bullet and replace the pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot bearing, and the throw-out bearing. As long as you're at it replace the front seal on...
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    The renowned Mr. Brown likes his twin brother...

    The renowned Mr. Brown likes his twin brother very much. What a beautiful example.

    Cheers, Mike
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    My very first Datsun was a '68 2000. They were so...

    My very first Datsun was a '68 2000. They were so much better than the British cars of the era it wasn't even close...reliable, started every time, no oil leaks, roll-up windows, no weird electrical...
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    FWIW, I have an F54 block with an N42 head in my...

    FWIW, I have an F54 block with an N42 head in my '73 Zed. As you stated there is no place for the old manual fuel pump. I used a Carter electric pump instead. It works fine. It is a bit noisy, but I...
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    FWIW, I installed a KYB/Eibach combo. Hasn't...

    FWIW, I installed a KYB/Eibach combo. Hasn't killed the strut inserts yet. That being said I am seriously considering going back to the original springs. The combination of the springs, the use of...
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