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    Need to post an update. I got my OEM seats back...

    Need to post an update. I got my OEM seats back in from the upholstery shop and just installed now vinyl in the back ... Car is looking REALLY good now.

    What a completely rewarding job that is. ...
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    And we are VERY glad to have you with us Z fan. ...

    And we are VERY glad to have you with us Z fan. I look forward to hearing far more from you.
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    Any car that pays homage to our WWII heros makes...

    Any car that pays homage to our WWII heros makes me tip my hat. Bravo.
  4. eeeewww, that would require drilling them out,...

    eeeewww, that would require drilling them out, tapping them with the correct tap kit and CORRECTLY inserting a new helicoil. May I be so bold as to humbly disagree with you my good man. I have...
  5. me thinks you may be a bit too worried. I am...

    me thinks you may be a bit too worried.

    I am using those captive nuts on my 71 and pushing a strong L28 though it. You will break the rubber mount before a welded in nut on a metal frame breaks....
  6. Lycoming, Continental.... you sound a lot like my...

    Lycoming, Continental.... you sound a lot like my dad who passed away in 2012, who was a certified A&P mechanic and instructor. I get all my anal mechanical tendencies form him.

    Oil most...
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    As far as an N42 head with flat tops, my engine...

    As far as an N42 head with flat tops, my engine came home with 10.6:1 compression with N42 and flat tops, and I can tell you the most timing I can run is 30 degrees at max advance without fuel...
  8. You know the same thing sort of happened to me. I...

    You know the same thing sort of happened to me. I center bolt was not positioned right on my mount so I ordered another one. It happens, but also check you have the cross member and mount installed...
  9. Okay, Any warm surface will cause water to...

    Okay, Any warm surface will cause water to evaporate faster than say just 70F ambient air. But why 185. Natually 185 would cause water to evaporate faster than say 170, but why do you say 185 is...
  10. bravo Well bought man.. You did good. Now...

    bravo

    Well bought man..

    You did good. Now go out and drive that work of art.

    You will not stop smiling ever. Its been 6 years for me and I love my Z more and more every day
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    You guys are awesome By the time I get...

    You guys are awesome


    By the time I get around to spending more money on the Z this will be an old and well understood mod. My Z's mallory is running so well, I will have a hard time pulling it....
  12. The guys at Z therapy are truly top notch. No...

    The guys at Z therapy are truly top notch. No kidding. You cannot go wrong there. SU's are fantastic carbs. They are very close to set it and forget it. When healthy they can keep a Z purring...
  13. won't drive, huge dent in hood, rear wheel wells...

    won't drive, huge dent in hood, rear wheel wells need to be replaced.... NO way this is worth 8000 dollars.

    I always find it funny how many people rebuild engines and then 1000 miles later store...
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    Installed my 60F8 jets this afternoon after work....

    Installed my 60F8 jets this afternoon after work. Car did not like the mixture ratio. It felt rich, but when the idles screws were adjusted to get the best (read as fastest) idle, the car stumbled...
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    Every time I see a Gnose, I start getting very...

    Every time I see a Gnose, I start getting very evil thoughts.
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    That engine shot has my attention... what is...

    That engine shot has my attention... what is that!!
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    I did email you... or so I thought.

    I did email you... or so I thought.
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    I found a lot of that by researching a bunch of...

    I found a lot of that by researching a bunch of our old DCOE posts blue. I think you and I should write a book one day!
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    The car had originally 55F8 idle jets. With the...

    The car had originally 55F8 idle jets. With the aforementioned issues that I attribute to a bit of a lean condition...

    I tried a leaner jet 50F9 - which should have made things worse, and they...
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    UPDATE: Well I managed to find time to pull off...

    UPDATE:
    Well I managed to find time to pull off the float bowl covers from my Webers. Unfortunately, both floats were adjusted perfectly according to what my weber book says for 45 DCOE 15/16

    So...
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    The main venturi is called out in my weber book...

    The main venturi is called out in my weber book to be a 38mm for a 45 DCOE 15. I know I have a hotter cam which would need more airflow if the head can supply it adequately. I think on the roadster...
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    AS luck would have it, I happen to be looking...

    AS luck would have it, I happen to be looking through my Weber carburetors tuning tips and techniques book and it happens to have a cutaway from a DCOE 15/16 and how to check the float level on those...
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    did you say DATA!!! DROOL

    did you say DATA!!!

    DROOL
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    With that green paint and those wire wheels, that...

    With that green paint and those wire wheels, that may be the classiest Z I have ever laid eyes on. I mean I have seen a lot of Zs, but I have never been tempted to call one classy until I saw yours....
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    Thanks Blue, I could not remember which ones ran...

    Thanks Blue, I could not remember which ones ran at 1 turn or less and 1 turn or more.... The thread pitch changed at some time. I know the mains are at least close. I will go and pull the jets to...
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