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  1. Metalmonkey47 makes a good point. I found that...

    Metalmonkey47 makes a good point. I found that the heater valve ('water cock' in Datsun-ese) in my Z was frozen solid at the main pivot point of its linkage. This apparently frustrated the previous...
  2. I went thru the steps to pull the heater/blower...

    I went thru the steps to pull the heater/blower assy in my '70 Z last year. Although I was able to remove them successfully w/o pulling the dash, I eventually decided to do that too... so I now have...
  3. Is this not simply the glue-on/bolt-on fibreglass...

    Is this not simply the glue-on/bolt-on fibreglass body panel kit that someone used to sell years ago? I think it was called 'Alpha GTO'? This car looks very much like that kit (i.e good, but just...
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    p.s. The big crank bolt uses regular threads, so...

    p.s. The big crank bolt uses regular threads, so you turn CCW to remove.
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    I recently went through this process (crank bolt...

    I recently went through this process (crank bolt removal, followed by pulley removal) with my '72. I considered all of the alternatives and decided to start with my electric impact wrench (1/2"...
  6. I went 'chemical shopping' on the way home from...

    I went 'chemical shopping' on the way home from work yesterday, so now have a full assortment of stuff to try out this weekend.

    @djwarner: The tin of MEK I spotted at in the store specifically...
  7. Thanks, everyone. Lots of options to...

    Thanks, everyone. Lots of options to investigate. I think I'll try them all, and will report back later on my results. p.s. the paint in question here is the original factory paint, as applied on...
  8. Removing glue from vinyl trim and interior surfaces - What works best?

    I've stripped the soft vinyl trim out my 70 Z's interior and I'm now attempting to remove the old contact cement from the interior (painted metal) surfaces. Naptha is proving to be only sort of ok. ...
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    One key point hasn't been mentioned yet. Going...

    One key point hasn't been mentioned yet. Going the dash cap route means that you won't have to pull the dash out of the car (not a trivial task -- especially if you've never done this before) and...
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    Latch rubber bits are being offered as a 5-pce...

    Latch rubber bits are being offered as a 5-pce set (per side) by Datsun 240z rubber grommets & parts

    $15.00 per set. Website says, 'Only 4 left'.
  11. You'll find four more of these 5/16" (8mm) spade...

    You'll find four more of these 5/16" (8mm) spade connectors in the dash-to-front harness connector bundle, over under the RHS of your IP. In my May '70 Z (dash is out of the car at the moment), a...
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    When an ex-pat Brit car-buddy saw my...

    When an ex-pat Brit car-buddy saw my freshly-restored Z heater box, he said that it looked just like the 'Smiths' heater boxes that he used to see when he worked in the auto trade in Britain back in...
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    I learned that working with music wire has...

    I learned that working with music wire has 'special challenges'.
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    73983739847398573986You're right. Those cables...

    73983739847398573986You're right. Those cables aren't OE. I re-built the cable/lever system for my '70 Z last winter, having had a very similar issue with a bent-up control cable (along with a few...
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    My dash had three, full-span cracks and that was...

    My dash had three, full-span cracks and that was what made me decide to do the repair. However, when I had the dash out and sitting on my workbench under good lighting, I found a few tiny hairline...
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    I've just finished my dash project. Will post...

    I've just finished my dash project. Will post pix and notes later, when time allows. I tried a lot of different bits in my Dremel when working on the vinyl overlay (which is ~ 1/16" thick). It's...
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    Nice write-up and pix. Thanks for taking the...

    Nice write-up and pix. Thanks for taking the time (during and after). It's good to see that the cautions about 'jack-up-the-engine-and-remove-the-oil-pickup' were unnecessary. I'm curious to hear...
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    For those of you who've never visited, the...

    For those of you who've never visited, the Hamilton Warbirds Museum is a beautifully-done, medium-scale WWII aircraft museum that holds, amongst other things, one of only two airworthy (and still...
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    "can i pull the oil pan without pulling the...

    "can i pull the oil pan without pulling the engine?"

    I'm facing a similar task with my '72, so I feel your pain. From a review of previous posts on this topic:

    1. You can pull & replace the...
  20. The gauge faces are thin-gauge sheet-metal...

    The gauge faces are thin-gauge sheet-metal stampings. They're one-piece (full-disc) stampings for the speedo, tach and clock; two-piece (two half-discs) for the other two. IIRC, the half-disc...
  21. I've been playing recently with de-rusting parts...

    I've been playing recently with de-rusting parts by electrolysis (12VDC battery/battery charger, sacrificial steel anode, soda bath -- lots of write-ups on this technique available on-line). This...
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    Nice job, great results. Your attention to...

    Nice job, great results. Your attention to planning and detail has really paid off. I'm curious about the extent of coverage this cap provides on the ends of the dash (i.e. the surfaces visible...
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    Burlen Ltd. in England operates a group of...

    Burlen Ltd. in England operates a group of carburetor-related business enterprises under the umbrella of The Burlen Group ( Burlen LTD Home page ). They appear to have purchased the manufacturing...
  24. Should have read, "240Z Series 1 dash. No...

    Should have read, "240Z Series 1 dash. No cracks. Includes shipping case on rollers. $1,000."
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    Your Z is going to be a real showpiece by the...

    Your Z is going to be a real showpiece by the time it's back on the road. Hope to be able to take a look at it at Whitehead's sometime before you pick it up. Can you comment a bit more on the...
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