Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Ztherapy??

  1. #1
    Registered User H2O-Z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-1969
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Junction City, Oregon
    Posts
    22

    Default Ztherapy??

    Ok all,
    I'm in a dilemma....My son and I are currently rebuilding a '70 that sat in a field for 13 yrs,
    and the carbs were pretty 'gunked' up. I Chem-Dipped the whole mess,
    after disassembling the whole thing, but now the housing, though clean,
    is fairly corroded and the linkage has lost almost all the plating that remained,
    as well has some rust coating (which I did a acid wash to remove most).
    (I know this is lengthy...but hold on, I will get to the point)
    I just found a local polisher that will polish just the bell housings for $90.....
    and then I went to Ztherapy.....
    Now obviously, I would love to have all the linkage re-plated,
    as well as all of the aluminum polished, inside and out,
    (I was considering painting the linkage and lower housings instead)
    but is it really worth $600?
    Actually since I've taken these all apart,
    I figure I could do the rebuild myself for the $400 from Ztherapy (just parts),
    but still.....

    Scott Wood(I know this is lengthy...but hold on, I will get to the point)
    '71 240Z first car ever owned, still on the road
    rebuilding '70 with son, stripped to shell

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-1499
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,388

    Default

    Well, if you can budget the 600 for the ZTherapy carbs they are definately worth it. They do much more than just polish and re-plate the housings and linkage. Every piece of the carb is as good as it was when it was brand new and in some cases it probably is better. They re-bush, re-plate and rebuild every part of the carb. If I ever get the body work on my 71 it's getting a set and I may have to get another set for my other 240.

    Consider what a new four barrel carb goes for now and I think you will see that ZTherapy carbs aren't really all that expensive considering the carbs are as good as new.

  3. #3
    Registered User Marty Rogan's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-874
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Arlington Heights, IL USA
    Posts
    1,202

    Default

    I was just talking with a guy yesterday about rebuilding carbs. He is a member of the Z Club of Texas. I have had him do a considerable amount of re-plating of parts on my 1970. Any way he said he does similar work as Z Therapy in rebuilding the carbs. Polished, replated, etc., only he rebushes them with teflon bushings instead of roller bearings. He charges $450.00 for the set. Takes him 15 hours to rebuild 1 set. It turns out that he re-did the carbs on the car used by the Franklin mint to make the 240Z model.

    Personally, I have not seen a set of his rebuilt carbs. His plating is very good, and with the correct greenish zinc tint. It would be worth checking out.

    His name is Joe Barta, and his email address is: Joe Barta [b4burn@yahoo.com]

    He is a true Z nut and a real good guy. Tell him that I referred you.

    Marty Rogan

  4. #4
    Registered User Dan's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-1856
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Charleston S.C
    Posts
    158

    Default

    Yea 2Many is right about the ZTherepy carbs if you can get a set. Your old carbs will cover the core charge.If you can get your hands on another set its a hundred bucks of your puchase price. Also they flow better than stock SU's. Stock Su's flow at 150cfm where as ZTherepy carbs flow at 175cfm due to the thinner throttle shafts they make.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-868
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Boise, Idaho USA
    Posts
    84

    Default ZTherapy Carbs

    I will add my testimonial to the ztherapy carbs. They are worh the money. One issue you must be aware of when rebuilding a stock Hitachi roundtop is that when the linkage wears out it also wears the bushings out and you get air leakage into the throtle body. The bearings eliminate most of this "wear" problem and the performance is great.

    Keith

  6. #6
    Registered User H2O-Z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-1969
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Junction City, Oregon
    Posts
    22

    Default

    thanx all for your input......guess I gotta go get some!
    '71 240Z first car ever owned, still on the road
    rebuilding '70 with son, stripped to shell

  7. #7
    Registered User 59ghia's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-1964
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    South San Francisco CA.
    Posts
    172

    Default

    You don't have to get the complete carb, for 175 bucks they'll put those roller shafts in (you by a carb body and send in your bodies as a core) then 150 bucks for the rebuild kit and video. video is real good. and boom, for 325 bucks you have z-therapy carbs. Of course your linkedge won't be real pretty.

  8. #8
    Registered User oranngetang's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24765
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Grande Prairie, AB
    Age
    35
    Posts
    117

    Default

    My Ztherapy carbs arrived today. If you want to see what they look like before and after, here is an example. I obviously dished out a little more for the whole works to be polished and redone, but the carbs would be the same as what you're looking for. I didn't take a picture of the new fuel rail, or linkages, but you get the idea.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0171.jpg 
Views:	120 
Size:	124.0 KB 
ID:	53143Click image for larger version. 

Name:	photo(12).jpg 
Views:	164 
Size:	163.7 KB 
ID:	53144

  9. #9
    Former frequent poster sblake01's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3797
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    San Bernardino, Ca. U.S.A.
    Age
    69
    Posts
    10,574

    Default

    Wow...a 10 year dormant thread awakened. That has to be the record.
    2004 Ford Ranger EDGE Supercab
    (@Moonpup: This one really is an EDGE!)
    2005 Pontaic GTO
    2010 Mercedes Benz C300 AMG Sportline (Wife's car)
    2014 Kia Rio LX (Wife's daily driver)
    Certified HVAC/MVAC Technician

  10. #10
    Admin Mike's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-4
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Age
    49
    Posts
    6,070
    Blog Entries
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by oranngetang View Post
    My Ztherapy carbs arrived today.
    Beauties!! Considering what they looked like before, this is an amazing difference.

    m
    Mike

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-2139
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Salem Or
    Posts
    1,556

    Default

    What a walk down memory lane.. This thread was started about 7 months after Steve nad Pam took over the business. I can truley own up to the fact that I've never had as much fun in a quasi business setting as I have had being "camp counselor" for Ztherapy. To this day it seems our last job sells our next job (thanks to you all) and the product goes out the door and with rare exceptions stays out. In the automotive field "come backs" are the scourge of the industy and are to be avoided at all costs. However there are rebuilders out there, generally electrical type rebuilders that'll swap out replacement units at the drop of a hat and send you on your way and save money by building everything to lowest standards possible.

    Anyway, fun reading this thread and thinking about what a job Steve and Pam have done improving the image and product quality these past 10 years......
    Montezuma likes this.
    Bruce Palmer
    Salem Or
    Sales@ztherapy.com
    www.ztherapy.com
    503-587-9800

  12. #12
    Registered User oranngetang's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24765
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Grande Prairie, AB
    Age
    35
    Posts
    117

    Default

    Whoops! I saw 4-19 and figured it was the most recent thread. Must have missed that extra "0" in 2012.

  13. #13
    Registered User BoldUlysses's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24084
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Age
    40
    Posts
    149

    Default

    Man...I need to get my car's balance tube ground down. I hate all the extra bumps and bosses from the removed emissions stuff. The whole setup looks awesome!
    Matt | Spannerhead.com | Original Z Owner #129 (2nd Gen) - '72 240Z (HLS30-93069) '95 525i/5 '05 MPV

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-2139
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Salem Or
    Posts
    1,556

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BoldUlysses View Post
    Man...I need to get my car's balance tube ground down. I hate all the extra bumps and bosses from the removed emissions stuff. The whole setup looks awesome!
    Plus chicks dig it!! nyuck nyuck
    Bruce Palmer
    Salem Or
    Sales@ztherapy.com
    www.ztherapy.com
    503-587-9800

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •