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    Don't be fooled by the photo, they're far from...

    Don't be fooled by the photo, they're far from perfect.

    I'll break down the procedure:
    1. Remove clear coat with paint stripper, careful with this, as some paint strippers can damage the...
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    George_Zed: Thanks! :classic: The wheels have...

    George_Zed: Thanks! :classic: The wheels have been painted with clear coat at some point, so I removed the clear, wet sanded the wheels and polished them with metal polish. The picture shows wet...
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    Gentlemen, thanks for your insight! I have a...

    Gentlemen,

    thanks for your insight! I have a center console with the sliding ashtray cover, so I'll try that one. I prefer the looks of the other one though. :classic:
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    Sorry for breathing life into an old thread, but...

    Sorry for breathing life into an old thread, but better keep the info in once place, right?

    I've recently bought and installed a 5 speed in my car, and encountered problems with the shifter...
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    Well, after a couple of weeks struggle, the car...

    Well, after a couple of weeks struggle, the car is back on it's feet again, and running. Still needs a bit of tuning, but very happy so far. Now I have only the exterior and the interior left. Oh,...
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    This sounds like a great project! Looking forward...

    This sounds like a great project! Looking forward to updates on this!

    I went the Rebello route myself, but bought all the parts and built it myself. But my goals are similar to yours, ~200 hp and...
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    Woa. Thread ressurection. Work has been slow, but...

    Woa. Thread ressurection. Work has been slow, but I've managed to finish the engine, and been gathering parts.

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    Bolts and hardware has been acid dipped and treated to...
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    Looks like you're off to a great start, and the...

    Looks like you're off to a great start, and the car looks tidy as well! Keep us updated! :)
  9. Ok, thanks for the answer! I have some Prothane...

    Ok, thanks for the answer! I have some Prothane bushes to go there, but they didn't come with new washers. My old ones are, well, old and dirty. :rolleyes: I'll have a look around ebay, so far I...
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    Between gardening and servicing the daily driver,...

    Between gardening and servicing the daily driver, I managed to squeeze in a little work on the Z this weekend.

    My other Z (now parts car) came with a lot of goodies, among them a full set of...
  11. Loving this project, great attention to detail! ...

    Loving this project, great attention to detail!

    A question - where did you find the large washers for the front tension rods? I need some new ones..
  12. Thread: My Datsun 240Z

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    You can get inserts, so the wheel centers on the...

    You can get inserts, so the wheel centers on the hub. Anyway, you could ask the shop to do a test on the wheels themselves before mounting the tires. Good luck, and hope you get it sorted. :classic:
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    Thanks for the kind comment, really appreciate...

    Thanks for the kind comment, really appreciate it! :classic:

    Added two stickers to the Z, from my favorite Japanese tuners. Their cars are huge sources of inspiration.

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    Got the block...
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    Kleen Flo? Never seen that over here, what is it?...

    Kleen Flo? Never seen that over here, what is it? Looks like it works great, though! I usually just soak parts in diesel to clean off oil and dirt. Your valves must seal good, though, that's good...
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    Time to get the crankshaft in. I carefully...

    Time to get the crankshaft in.

    I carefully installed the seal. This is supposed to be done with the crank installed, but I did it before installing the crank.

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    All bearings in place. I...
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    Thank you, I really appreciate it! :classic:...

    Thank you, I really appreciate it! :classic: You're doing a lot of that type of work yourself! :classic:

    Ok, so finally some progress again.

    After measuring all bearing gaps, to make sure they...
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    Thanks for the kind comments! Much appreciated!...

    Thanks for the kind comments! Much appreciated! :classic:



    Thanks! Ship it anytime you like, not so sure you'll get it back! ROFL Seriously, though - if you're ever in this part of the world,...
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    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated! ...

    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

    I've turned my attention to the engine.

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    I'm sticking with an L24 block. Most of you might ask why I don't just get an L28 - well the answer...
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    Great work on the engine. It looks so easy when...

    Great work on the engine. It looks so easy when looking at the pictures, but I guess we all know there's lots of work behind all that progress! Keep it up! :classic:
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    Great work, man! You don't cut any corners, which is great! Looking forward to see it painted! :classic:
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    Just read through the whole thread.. I'm in awe!...

    Just read through the whole thread.. I'm in awe! Great work on the rust repairs! Can't wait to see more!
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    Am I..? ROFL The last few months have been...

    Am I..? ROFL

    The last few months have been slow.. mostly busy with normal life, but also planning and gathering parts (and waiting for parts). Anyway, time to get busy again!

    When we...
  23. Thread: 73 240Z build

    by Torby
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    Something about your garage looks very familiar!...

    Something about your garage looks very familiar! Looks to be a good project, and the car looks really good! Keep us updated! :classic:
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    Stunning engine bay, love the fuel line setup. I...

    Stunning engine bay, love the fuel line setup. I must start looking for a similar fuel rail myself, looks waaay better than just connecting the triples with hoses and t-joints. :classic:
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    Sticky: Blue - you engine bay looks amazing! What did you...

    Blue - you engine bay looks amazing! What did you do to the oil pressure switch wiring?
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