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    Default Hoses are getting really expensive

    I guess I'll never get those braided radiator hoses when NOS lower ones pass $125 on e-bay. Rats.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
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    That's nuts!
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    Buy a regular parts store hose, and get the dress up brading I've seen in the autoparts stores to slip over it. It comes close.
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    Yeah, that is nuts!

    What about cleaning up the old hoses as best you can then applying some black shoe polish? Will boot polish last? What's the best way to get these things back to life?

    And sorry but I should know this but what does NOS mean? Nissan Original Spec?
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    NOS - New Old Stock
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    Wow! I missed that one! No matter. I'm out of money at the moment, anyhow. Well, if you want original, that's what it's going to cost. And all you guys who think that's crazy aren't showing your cars in the stock original class, are you? The last braided radiator hose I saw on eBay appeared on the winning car at the national convention.

    Mark, follow my lead on this one. Buy some fishnet pantyhose from Frederick's of Hollywood and wrap the radiator hose with it. That's what I'm going to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26th-Z
    Wow! I missed that one! No matter. I'm out of money at the moment, anyhow. Well, if you want original, that's what it's going to cost. And all you guys who think that's crazy aren't showing your cars in the stock original class, are you? The last braided radiator hose I saw on eBay appeared on the winning car at the national convention.

    Mark, follow my lead on this one. Buy some fishnet pantyhose from Frederick's of Hollywood and wrap the radiator hose with it. That's what I'm going to do!
    Fishnet Pantyhose! Now That's something I would not have thought of. Any specific color, type, size, etc.? How do you actually attach it to the radiator hose, or do you just slip it on?
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    Pretty wild, huh Mark? Let's see...average $120 each, times two cars.... Ok, just deduct the points. Perhaps the "daily driver" class is more my style, anyhow.

    Yea, whatever color suits your fancy, color coordinated with the rest of the engine bay. You can't go wrong with black. Make sure you weave it so the Frederick's label shows just under the hose clamp.
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    Chris you can start showing the "Princess" in the Original Unrestored Class at many local shows around here

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26th-Z
    Pretty wild, huh Mark? Let's see...average $120 each, times two cars.... Ok, just deduct the points. Perhaps the "daily driver" class is more my style, anyhow.
    Heck, I don't have a style. I'm spending most of my time upgrading the 280Z to the neglect of the 240Z. Maybe it's mostly that I'm dreading cutting out and welding in more metal to the poor old thing. Ah well, we'll see over the next 5 years or so!
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    Explain that to the clerk at Fredericks! "Really! I am buying them for my car!"
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    You know Victor, that avatar is really amazing mate.
    I would have thought that the room behind you would have also been reflected in the mirror when the photo was taken.

    Yes, mate, truly amazing !!!!

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    In the morning e-mail from the winning bidder;

    "Just won an NOS lower cloth wrapped radiator hose for my 240Z on eBay. The find of the month! Paid about $140 which is quite reasonable. Now I need to find the upper hose. For Syracuse..."

    There you have it. That's what is going on. If you want to show.....

    And we're part of all this, you know. When we are at a show and looking at a stock Z, what's the first thing we notice in the engine bay?
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    Rick,

    Handsome buck, aren't I? Not far from reality. Look a bit like a young Alfred E. Newman. It's a Mad world.

    Wish I had the spare change to be able to make my 240 all original with $120 hoses, but I started with a 73 car that had a 71 block. No chance of matching numbers. Would have been fun to do a few shows. I'll have to settle for my hybrid and enjoy the ride. Victor.
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    Question, from the factory or on a brand new Z (if you guys can remember), were the hoses black or did they actually have a brownish or dark brown tint? The one in the ebay add looks brown and/or faded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zrush
    Question, from the factory or on a brand new Z (if you guys can remember), were the hoses black or did they actually have a brownish or dark brown tint? The one in the ebay add looks brown and/or faded.
    Vicky

    they are kind of dark grey when new, and they fade to almost light brown/white with age/use/heat. The one that went on ebay definitely looked very faded to me.

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    AHAAAAAAA, The Durango Kid Unplugged !!!!!!!!!

    Hey there Victor,

    Fortunately, "Precious" still has the original engine and gearbox (automatic).
    While she didn't win any prizes at the recent Rockhampton Motor Show I received some very favourable comments from the judges.

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