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    Kevin, some of those aluminum rads will be well...

    Kevin, some of those aluminum rads will be well built and some will probably be crap.The original 2 row brass/copper rad was well built and you have it in your hands.
    If you are not adding huge HP...
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    Here is another that is local to me, Garage find...

    Here is another that is local to me, Garage find with title! 1972!

    I also bought a late /71 a couple of months back that turned into a parts car.
    How many more can still be out there?
    Chris
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    Mark, the painters are the Prima Donna's of the...

    Mark, the painters are the Prima Donna's of the car world, what they say goes.
    Set your sites for next spring.
    Having done some bodywork I know the hired guys want to get away with as little work...
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    Ben, as long as you use good quality materials...

    Ben, as long as you use good quality materials there is no reason to believe they won't last many years. I rebuilt my heater box 2 years ago and it is working well but then I only use it in the early...
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    Mike, you're a good Z man.

    Mike, you're a good Z man.
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    Steve, I hope he finds something conclusive for...

    Steve, I hope he finds something conclusive for you, or atleast it all sparks up nicely when you get it back together.
    Nothing worse then multiple gremlins.
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    Torby, personally, I would cut the console before...

    Torby, personally, I would cut the console before bending the shifter.
    The part of the console that needs cutting is mostly covered by the shift boot anyway.
    Or if you use the console that has the...
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    Mike there are so many good parts on that car!...

    Mike there are so many good parts on that car! The rear quarters, the doors, the fenders, no one is making anymore of those.
    Chris
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    Or, you can use KIA Sportage door seals like many...

    Or, you can use KIA Sportage door seals like many of us have with good results.
    $20 at the wreckers or new from Kia.
    Chris
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    dj, please update if you find anything, I know I...

    dj, please update if you find anything, I know I have a tight engine but that 0 reading on the gauge always catches my eye.
    Thanks,
    Chris
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    Thanks Jim, wise words.

    Thanks Jim, wise words.
  12. Steve, the braided hose is for originality only,...

    Steve, the braided hose is for originality only, I think I paid $10 for my knock offs and they are good quality. The rear tube on my 72Z is 1/2" dia.
    Chris
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    Hi Guys, I think I'm going to have to part her...

    Hi Guys, I think I'm going to have to part her out, have been digging into it the last couple of weeks and just finding more and more rust.
    There are 2 ways I could save it, have the body chemically...
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    Mark, looks fantastic! It appears they are doing...

    Mark, looks fantastic! It appears they are doing things properly.
    But that only leaves 1.5 months for reassembly and working the bugs out.
    What is the weather like in Alberta mid Oct.?
    Is that a...
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    sorry, double post

    sorry, double post
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    Is the etching on the inside or outside of the...

    Is the etching on the inside or outside of the glass? Maybe they were switched left for right?
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    Tamo3, as the guys have said above you'll...

    Tamo3, as the guys have said above you'll probably have to make your own but
    just be sure you use closed cell foam, you don't want that foam soaking up water and holding it.
    Chris
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    Mike, you are wise to go slow but removing the...

    Mike, you are wise to go slow but removing the tar mat from the floor is not a bad thing, that is where the rust starts. From your pics it looks like a well taken care of Z but the rust spots that...
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    Something has to hold the car together! I think...

    Something has to hold the car together!
    I think I'm going to replace the floors first and then do the doglegs and rockers so things don't get bent out of shape.
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    Just bought my 2nd Z !

    I really had no intention of buying another one but when I saw the ad for this car it was obvious that it was going to need a complete restore or it was going to the wreckers.
    Floors are completely...
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    Original A/C units

    The original AC units for the series 1 cars, were they installed by the factory or the dealers?
    Thanks,
    Chris
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    I would put a zerk in there if for nothing more...

    I would put a zerk in there if for nothing more than keeping the grit out, also, most grease zerks have a conical thread that is coarse enough to make its own threads.
    Just don't tighten too much....
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    Cliff, funny that you posted this just now as I...

    Cliff, funny that you posted this just now as I was about to ask the same question.
    I'm looking at an Isky stage III for my N42 head.
    I have read many times from guys on this forum that they...
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    Chuck, I used this thread to help me restore my...

    Chuck, I used this thread to help me restore my early steering wheel and it worked well. The cloudy white stuff is mostly from the sun I think and just underneath is new material.
  25. The rear wheel bearings on my 1970 had 150,000...

    The rear wheel bearings on my 1970 had 150,000 miles on them when I pulled them off during the resto. They were working perfectly but I was replacing everything wearable.
    As I remember, the inside...
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