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    Also, you never know what you're going to find...

    Also, you never know what you're going to find once you crack open the engine. Look at some of the grim and sludge that I found in my 1972 240z (one owner car w/ 104k miles)...bigger mess = more...
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    My lower side mounts (with the lock) have been...

    My lower side mounts (with the lock) have been damaged by a previous owner using a screw driver. Anyone have any suggestions on how to restore or replace them? Can't seem to find interpart louver...
  3. Here's how I DIY'ed the headlight relays. I'd...

    Here's how I DIY'ed the headlight relays. I'd suggest anyone not comfortable with electrical work, soldering, etc. to just purchase the MSA version.

    Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Headlight wiring...
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    They call them "NA", which is the first body...

    They call them "NA", which is the first body style fro the early to mid 90's. Any should work, but these early ones, in my opinion, are the most comfortable!
  5. Just remember to upgrade to a relay harness for...

    Just remember to upgrade to a relay harness for your headlights & parking lights! Don't want to melt out the new box.
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    Here's a quick link to my write up as well as a...

    Here's a quick link to my write up as well as a diagram that I drew when I added an electric pump to my '72 240z...

    Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Electric Fuel Pump Installation

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    I've got a 77 280z (2-door) OEM flywheel that has...

    I've got a 77 280z (2-door) OEM flywheel that has about 70,000 miles on it if anyone is looking. Located in the Chicagoland area.
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    You'll need to look at the model # of the...

    You'll need to look at the model # of the distributor that you have. Another tell-tail sign would be all of the emissions gear on the balance tube & carbs, but given the age of these cars, who knows...
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    For anyone who's installed the miata seats, I'd...

    For anyone who's installed the miata seats, I'd strongly recommend adding some headrest speakers. The cutouts are there & I ended up just using a cheapo set of speakers that I was going to throw...
  10. The air cleaner would have made for a much...

    The air cleaner would have made for a much cleaner install, but I didn't want to drill into it, so I opted for the heat-shield. After a bit of re-engineering the mechanical linkage I swapped back to...
  11. I believe the "H Plate" allows for a stop point...

    I believe the "H Plate" allows for a stop point for the cable housing. I ended up fabricating a bracket for mine.

    See Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Throttle Jerk Fix

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  12. I've got the clunk but no whine in the R180 in my...

    I've got the clunk but no whine in the R180 in my '72 240z. I don't know which is worse to have!
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    I would highly suggest either buying the Dave...

    I would highly suggest either buying the Dave Irwin harness from MSA or build your own like I did ... Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Headlight wiring harness with relays
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    Is there any reason that I should be hanging onto...

    Is there any reason that I should be hanging onto the original strut inserts after I upgraded to tokiko's? They're 42 years old & I didn't think they could be rebuilt. Should I keep them or send...
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    I had great luck with an early Cavilier's...

    I had great luck with an early Cavilier's weatherstripping.

    Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Door weather seals

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    On a related note, I'm in need of new valve...

    On a related note, I'm in need of new valve seals, and probably could use a clean-up and valve job on my 72 240z (E88 head). Would it be worth me just purchasing a $400 head from Datsun Parts LLC...
  17. Thread: Any floats yet?

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    This looks like a steal, but based on the...

    This looks like a steal, but based on the pictures these might be reproductions as my OEM floats don't have the molding lines.

    Datsun 240Z Su Carburetors Floats Pair L R Nice | eBay
  18. I just upgraded to NGK (7133) BPR6ES-11 and have...

    I just upgraded to NGK (7133) BPR6ES-11 and have a Pertronix...I run much better now. Its more the spark plug gap than the plug in this case. The old points needed a smaller gap, where as the...
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    Yep, sounds like the same guy. When I saw the...

    Yep, sounds like the same guy. When I saw the prototype, it looked great. Being aluminum, rather than copper, it wouldn't be as corrosive when gasoline passes through. I believe they said they...
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    I know someone out here in IL was working on a...

    I know someone out here in IL was working on a "U" shaped metal tube with flares on the end to aid in the nasty vapor hose that does the 180 degree turn. Haven't heard much since last summer on it.
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    Sounds like the diaphragm in your vacuum advance...

    Sounds like the diaphragm in your vacuum advance might have a leak, thus leaning out your mixture.
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    Anybody have any experience with Willpak louvers?...

    Anybody have any experience with Willpak louvers?

    Willpak 10532 Aluminum Rear Window Louver | eBay
  24. The geniuses at Nissan used different sized hoses...

    The geniuses at Nissan used different sized hoses for each of the vent tubes. This seems like a pain, but it actually makes connecting the right hose to the right connection much easier! At the...
  25. Sounds like a short in the OEM wiring that you're...

    Sounds like a short in the OEM wiring that you're using. Here's how I wired up the electric pump in my '72...

    Dave's 1972 Datsun 240z: Electric Fuel Pump Installation
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