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    "But boy, can they fold a shirt." Andrew Dice...

    "But boy, can they fold a shirt."
    Andrew Dice Clay :>)
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    They are not "stamped" on, they are spot welded. ...

    They are not "stamped" on, they are spot welded. My advice would be to drill a hole where the spot weld was (two of them) and then plug weld (fill in the holes) with a mig welder while having the...
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    The car looks good in the pics. I'm sure there...

    The car looks good in the pics. I'm sure there was a lot of prep work involved. You can wet sand and buff out the orange peel if it is noticeable. Just don't sand through the color.
  4. Thread: Steering issue

    by tlorber
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    Ball joint?

    Ball joint?
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    Looks like a nice car-especially in front of that...

    Looks like a nice car-especially in front of that Steinbeck Impressionist mural (very Central Valley). I'm not generally a huge fan of downdrafts on these cars, but that's good if you got them...
  6. By the picture, that car does not look like it is...

    By the picture, that car does not look like it is riding low. The springs may be too soft, but I doubt they are too short. I used Eibachs on mine. Got them from Motorsport.
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    When I did the same swap, I had the prior coil in...

    When I did the same swap, I had the prior coil in until I bought a flamethrower. The original coil did not adversely affect the way the car ran.
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    This should be a pretty easy swap. Engine will...

    This should be a pretty easy swap. Engine will go right in, as will the tranny (keep your old shifter though). As stated above you should plan on a header and new exhaust ( or use the one from the...
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    I was at a Ferrari show a couple years ago and...

    I was at a Ferrari show a couple years ago and spoke with the driver of an ENCLOSED transport truck (you could eat off the floor of this thing). The driver said she tells clients to never use a...
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    Nick, just keep in mind that anything post 1975...

    Nick, just keep in mind that anything post 1975 will require you to pass a smog test every 2 years.
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    That's got Wernher van Braun written all over it!

    That's got Wernher van Braun written all over it!
  12. I check the classifieds so INfrequently, that I...

    I check the classifieds so INfrequently, that I can't even bother responding to this poll.
    Oh wait...
  13. Too bad I couldn't get up to Carmel this year

    1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for a world record auction price of $38.1 million! - NY Daily News

    Or, for $37,993,000.00 less, I could just get another Z.
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    Also make sure the nozzles are dropping down when...

    Also make sure the nozzles are dropping down when the choke lever is pulled. If you can't richen the mixture, the car will probably not hold an idle until warmed up. If this comment or the one...
  15. Thread: Datsun-Parts

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    Just to clarify, there is a Datsun Parts (that...

    Just to clarify, there is a Datsun Parts (that sells roadster stuff+ some crossover Z stuff) and Datsun Parts LLC, which is referenced above.
    Just make sure you know which one you are dealing with.
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    I was thinking it looks like the Volvo 1800 ...

    I was thinking it looks like the Volvo 1800

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    Can you just grind down the head diameter of the...

    Can you just grind down the head diameter of the screw that you have to get it to fit?
  18. Thread: Hls30-00502

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    That is a great story. Please keep us updated...

    That is a great story. Please keep us updated when you can. Will this car need a repaint, or can you keep the original?
  19. The emblem looks nice. The tail light looks...

    The emblem looks nice. The tail light looks nice. Please get that finishing panel painted in the appropriate contrasting color.
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    As far as losing coolant, you might want to get...

    As far as losing coolant, you might want to get yourself an OEM overflow tank:

    7290272901
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    I would first yank the thermostat, and see if you...

    I would first yank the thermostat, and see if you have the same results. Then check if your radiator needs to be rodded out. If you are saying that it worked at some point, that something has...
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    Current Status

    In case anyone is interested in the progress, this car is now roadworthy.
    In addition to changing out fuel lines and boiling out the tank I have replaced the clutch, patched some rust holes in the...
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    I drove my '73 onto a truck scale. It showed...

    I drove my '73 onto a truck scale. It showed 2,450 with me and one of my tool boxes in it (appx 180 lbs between us) and the original spare tire. That nets about 2,270. The car had roughly a 1/2...
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    The wheel from one of my Z's was not to bad so I...

    The wheel from one of my Z's was not to bad so I hit it last night with a plastic rubbing compound and a buffing wheel on the drill press. The luster came right back. The best part is that the horn...
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    I put an '82 ZX tranny into my '73 and had no...

    I put an '82 ZX tranny into my '73 and had no issues beside a 1/4" conflict with an aftermarket exhaust. The only electrical I remember hooking up was the reverse light. Just make sure your...
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