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    I just received the "Diagram Datsun Z2 (72?) -...

    I just received the "Diagram Datsun Z2 (72?) - 240Z" and within minutes of looking at it in depth, I've found numerous mistakes. For example, the battery positive has no connection to anything other...
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    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to these...

    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to these messages. I don't spend much time on classiczcars, and all of my classiczcars e-mail notices were going in my junk mail folder!

    Thanks for the...
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    Rear Drum to Disk Conversion

    As a design challenge, I decided to come up with my own rear drum to disk conversion kit that meets my standards (I'm a controls designer for the Nuclear Power industry) for a bolt on kit. I wanted...
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    Rear brakes are what let him down. He only has...

    Rear brakes are what let him down. He only has 240SX calipers/Z31 rotors out back. They're barely an adequate match for stock Z front brakes, and he's got the Toyota 4x4/Z31 rotors up front. You can...
  5. Brake Master Cylender...

    Brake Master Cylender

    Hard to believe that page has been online for 15 years! If you can think of it somebody has likely already tried it.

    Nigel
  6. LOL! That certainly crossed my mind. I have had...

    LOL! That certainly crossed my mind. I have had plenty of punctures mind you, including a 5/16" dia. trailer hitch pin. But the tires have always held enough air to allow me to drive a considerable...
  7. FYI, significantly increasing the brake torque on...

    FYI, significantly increasing the brake torque on the front wheels without a proportional increase in the brake torque on the rear wheels can actually result in longer stopping distances, which...
  8. I've been driving my Z for 10 years with no...

    I've been driving my Z for 10 years with no spare. I've been from Toronto to New Hampshire and back and also to Nashville and back. In 20+ years of driving cars in general, I've never had a...
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    I finished installing the hood this past weekend....

    I finished installing the hood this past weekend. The vent was a piece of cake to mount on the hood, but getting the hood on the car turned out to be an unexpected nightmare! I'll save that story...
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    I finished the hole yesterday. Note, you can only...

    I finished the hole yesterday. Note, you can only cut back to about 6" from the rear of the hood before the hood frame gets in the way. All it needs now is some paint. BTW, the vent is not on the...
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    Les at Classic Datsun came through and has...

    Les at Classic Datsun came through and has released a reproduction of the Competition Hood Vent. I'm not sure if I'm the first, but I just received one. The quality looks to be very good.
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    Does anyone know if anything came of this? I've...

    Does anyone know if anything came of this? I've e-mailed CDM, but in the mean time, I thought I'd ask about it here. My engine bay gets pretty bloody hot with the turbo, and I have terrible hot...
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    6'7", 38" inseam. I've spent 10 hours in my Z,...

    6'7", 38" inseam. I've spent 10 hours in my Z, driving from Toronto to New Hampshire. This year, I'm driving to Nashville. Awesome car for tall people. Unfortunately, other than the Z31, I...
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