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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. 240Z View Post
    The clutch fails and releases the metal fan into the rad and/or hood.

    By way of suggestion, check for any play in your fan. Take a blade and attempt to move it perpendicular to the axis of rotation. If there is any detectable movement (wobble), be aware of a potential clutch failure.

    Also, I should mention that if you observe any loss of fluid (oily)from within the clutch mechanism, it's a heads-up that a change is due. The original Series 1 clutch fan hubs were not designed to be refurbished; only replaced.

    Hope this is of value to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-tek View Post
    MY MY - it's looking lovely!!! You've pulled ahead of me now! I'm just finalized mine for paint now. I'm waiting for Dupli-color to send me some Blue Metallic so I can add it to the Silver to make a custom Blue-Silver Metallic. I'll be painting the inners later this week and then will shoot the exterior shortly thereafter. Then it'll sit for a long while because I have another couple of project I want to get a move on....

    At least I can watch yours go together....and DROOL!!
    Having it painted and not putting stuff back on would drive me crazy. You still have time to catch up, I don't think I will get mine back for another couple of weeks.

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    Finished the tank. Coated the inside with the POR 15 tank kit and painted the outside with POR 15 and a top coat of black paint.
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    Started working on the wiper system and found the backside of the plastic cover melted. Decided I better check the motor. Hooked it up to my DC power supply and it turned but was pulling 23 amps!! Wire got really hot in a hurry. Lucky I had a spare one which pulled a nice 1.3 amps. Cleaned everything and as the melting was on the backside I am able to reuse the cover.
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    Lucky you found that before if could damage all the wiring, although 23amps should blow the fuse. I think Banzai sells the wiper motor boots for around $50.
    Gas tank looks great. Cleaned up really nice.
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    I don't think Banzi or anyone else will have the hard plastic one. Only the soft bag type.

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    Just got back from the paint shop. Did the final approval of the work done and they will deliver it home on Friday. Very happy and already pacing in the garage waiting for it to arrive.
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    Whoa! That might be the best epoxy primer job I've ever seen! That painter must really care about his work. Now, what color ya gonna paint it?

    Well, we know where to find you this winter. Happy assembly while wearing nothing by soft flannel and kidd gloves. Enjoy!
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    Jim that was mean Dan took B&W photos right?

    Non-joking.....That is simply a beautiful body and paint!
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    More B/W pics of the primer
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    And here I was assuming there would be more comments about various ways for Dan to wear a flannel outfit, and fewer about my color selection ribbing.

    And yes, the "color" is spectacular!!!!
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    That paint job is nothing short of brilliant? Hats off to the painter. Not to mention all the prep you did to enable him to achieve it.
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    Stunning! How many guide coats/filler did it take to get the body that smooth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannyknot View Post
    Stunning! How many guide coats/filler did it take to get the body that smooth?
    Sorry I do not know, they do very nice work. It even looks nicer in person. As well, I got the dash repaired while it was there. I will post some photos once it is home.

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    FANTASTIC!! The inner aprons look incredible. You know when the engine bay comes out that well the rest is gonna be spectacular.

    Now don't make the mistake I did and open the door into the bench when you get it home...
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    Car is home again. now to put on the flannel and start putting it all back together.
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    Saved the best rad out of all my parts, took it to the rad shop and core is shot. I got them to put a new core in. He did a three row. Looks great but is a bit heavier than the old one.
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    This is the BEST part of a restoration - cleaning parts and putting them back on - its always what gets me through the other parts! Enjoy!
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    Great work, I cant wait until my Z gets to that point.

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    And so starts a long winter of re-assembly photos.
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    Had to put one little dab of bling on the car. The gas cap had to go on the car, it was a gift from a good friend over 25 years ago. Finally got a car to the stage that I could put it on.
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    Fixed it for you:

    And so starts a barely long enough winter of fun, interesting, clean and joyous re-assembly photos of my awesome project that will emerge in the spring in show-room condition!!!
    Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!



    Love the gas cap too - where did he get that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-tek View Post
    Fixed it for you:



    Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!



    Love the gas cap too - where did he get that?
    Yeah, that's what I meant. The gas cap is from a 73 Z and was chromed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    Had to put one little dab of bling on the car. The gas cap had to go on the car, it was a gift from a good friend over 25 years ago. Finally got a car to the stage that I could put it on.
    Your not trying to tell us, you have been collecting parts for the last 25 years for this project.

    The chrome gas cap suits the colour. Looks really neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    Yeah, that's what I meant...
    Too much?
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    e-tek
    No no not to much, I was happily agreeing with you.
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    Sort of, my first Z was a 1973 daily driver from 1987 to 1989. This car I've only owned for about three years.

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    As promised an update of the progress. Almost done the engine bay. Gas tank is installed.
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    Worked on the back end today. Going to try installing the hatch glass tomorrow.
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    Hatch glass in and all sealed up. Bumper on and thought i would hang the muffler to see how it looks. Back end almost finished.
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    Nice hatch to body alignment and shiny chrome! BEAUTIFUL
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    Finally got the hatch area done. Decided to use the MurderMat product in the cabin area. The 40ib kit seems to be enough to do the floors and the inside of the doors.
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    Well Dan, your on the home stretch now. All that hard work is paying off atlast. Looking good for the summer.
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    nice plate
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    Very nice work!!!!
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    Drivers door all trimmed out and glass in.
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    Absolutely beautiful.
    1973 240z w/ ztherapy round top conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    nice plate
    I picked it up at a swap meet back when I thought the car I would be restoring was a 73, but alas it too far gone to restore. I will have to find a 70 plate.

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    Nice job. Good to see another alberta z. What bodyshop did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takayuki View Post
    Nice job. Good to see another alberta z. What bodyshop did you use?
    I took it here. They are based in Wetaskiwin and I was told they do work for the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The owner Randi did the paint.
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    Years ago my fan clutch locked up on my 71. It sounded like an airplane prop and robbed the engine of a lot of horsepower. My solution at that time was a flex fan. I drove the car for close to twenty years with it on and had no issues with it. Not original but a good solution. I likely still have the original steel fan if anyone is interested. Also, I'm going to be dissasembling my early 71 if anyone needs parts. Dan is using my old ashtray in his project. Glad to see it going to a good home.
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    Installed one of my homemade firewall insulators. As well the tunnel vinyl is in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    Installed one of my homemade firewall insulators. As well the tunnel vinyl is in.
    What material did you use to make your firewall insulator? I need to make some also.

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    I used a heavy rubber mat with a foam backing, it is a bit on the thick side and was hard to fit in places. I bought it at Princess Auto which is a lot like a Harbor Freight here in Canada. As well here is the Drivers side all done.
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    Cleaned up the choke/hand throttle. As well here is a pic of it all hooked up to the gas petal.
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    Cool.. did your Z come with these installed?
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    It had the bracket on the body and the gas pedal arm, I picked up lever and cable on e-bay for $35.00

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    LOViNG it!! The mat looks PHENoMiNAL. Great find. Princess Auto rocks and I just happen to have a trip on the radar for tomorrow (OK, I'm there several times a week...!)

    Did you have some stuff Cad plated - or did you paint it?

    Are you rebuilding everything as you go like I am? I''ll be trying to catch up next week!
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    I have the same twin-lever set-up waiting to be installed on my '70 when I finish the interior resto in the spring. What do you plan to use for a throttle lever knob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-tek View Post
    LOViNG it!! The mat looks PHENoMiNAL. Great find. Princess Auto rocks and I just happen to have a trip on the radar for tomorrow (OK, I'm there several times a week...!)

    Did you have some stuff Cad plated - or did you paint it?

    Are you rebuilding everything as you go like I am? I''ll be trying to catch up next week!
    I have been cad plating the parts myself with the Caswell kit.
    It has been a mix of both, I tried to have everything rebuilt while it was at the painters, but there was a few things I missed and I used a few parts from my spare parts pile and found out when I went to put them in that they did not work for a 1970 build car. So I had to modify them or restore the one that came with the car. I think I spend more time looking for little screws and other bits than i do putting parts on the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namerow View Post
    I have the same twin-lever set-up waiting to be installed on my '70 when I finish the interior resto in the spring. What do you plan to use for a throttle lever knob?
    I have a reproduction set of knobs that I bought a while ago. I do not think the guy is still making them. I will ask, but when I asked about another set a year ago he was not very interested in doing a run for one set. Maybe if there is enough interest here to put in an order that is large enough he might do a production run.

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    Someone had already removed the hand throttle lever from my 70Z when I got it but I've always wondered what the purpose was? It reminds me of the PTO on a tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannyknot View Post
    Someone had already removed the hand throttle lever from my 70Z when I got it but I've always wondered what the purpose was? It reminds me of the PTO on a tractor.
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    No I do not think it was a cruise control, it was used to warm up the motor faster. A little choke and a bit higher rev gets you going sooner on a chilly morning. Not many cars would have them, I understand they were only installed on the very early cars. Lots of cars including mine would look like it was removed, but in fact it was never installed.
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    Nice little addition.

    I wonderif they dropped the manual thottle when they changed to the water heated carb and the E88 inlet manifold. The E46 inlet manifolds didn't have the water passages to the carb body. The SU's also had the 4 screw domes.

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    2000 roadsters have them
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    My understanding has always been that the U.S. dealers and/or distributors (or more likely, their lawyers) were concerned about safety issues. The hand throttle -- cool as it is -- doesn't have an auto-return feature. It also has the potential for (variously) linkage snag, cable freeze, lever bind, etc. from poor maintenance or poor adjustment (remember the million-car recall a couple of years ago for 'floor carpet' issues? And the other issue -- same manufacturer -- for 'run-away' vehicles due to owner not understanding how to turn off a car fitted with a push-button starter?).

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    Is the throttle knob produced as a repro of the OE piece (i.e. mirror-image of the choke knob, and with engraved 'throttle-plate' graphic)? If so, I'm definitely interested. Anybody else?

    Maybe Datsun 240z rubber grommets & parts would like to take a shot at this? Not a trivial task, though, because I don't know of any easy way to produce a mirror-image mold of the choke knob. Not to mention the need to cast in a mounting slot and a recessed set-screw hole. And then there's the graphics. A 3D printer could produce it easily, and maybe that's the way this is going to get done. It will depend on figuring out how to get a set of x-y-z coordinates off of choke knob. Anybody got access to a contact profilometer?

    On the other hand, a good tool and diemaker could probably knock off a master in an evening. Volunteers?

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    Here is a pic of the knobs.
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    Finally warm enough to get back in the garage. Elec about 90% done. Finished the hatch area today.
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    What kind of garage heating are you using? (and what's your definition of 'warm enough to work'?)

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    I use a 220 elec heater with a fan. One of those 1' cubed orange box construction style. For the last two weeks it has been -15C during the day and -28C at night, now it is -10C at night and 0C during the day. My heater can keep up with these temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    I use a 220 elec heater with a fan. One of those 1' cubed orange box construction style. For the last two weeks it has been -15C during the day and -28C at night, now it is -10C at night and 0C during the day. My heater can keep up with these temps.
    Similar temps here (north west New Brunswick) and I've been using a similar heater for my 24'x24' garage which was built in 2002.

    If you haven't already, consider making/installing an insulated partition to supplement your garage door even if it's insulated. I made one with R20 foam sandwiched with 1/4" plywood. Come spring I store it off the ground mounted on an exterior garage wall. While I can't remember what the materials cost, I'm sure it's paid for itself in energy savings, not to mention the comfort of 20C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 240dkw View Post
    I use a 220 elec heater with a fan. One of those 1' cubed orange box construction style. For the last two weeks it has been -15C during the day and -28C at night, now it is -10C at night and 0C during the day. My heater can keep up with these temps.
    I have a Reznor forced air natural gas up in the corner. I keeps the shop 5C all the time, then I turn it up to 12C when I'm in there - plenty warm for working and doesn't cost much to run. Now if I could just spend more time on my own cars....

    The hatch and vinyl work looks AWESOME - so clean! Is that new vinyl, or the original stuff? I have new carpet but will try to re-use m vinyl. Are you going to keep those tires, or go with something with a newer edge?
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    e-tek: It is the original vinyl, it has a few small nicks, but not bad overall. The carpet is the kit from MSA. Picked it up while on vacation when the dollar was at par. So I saved shipping/UPS charges which made it more cost effective. I am going to keep the tires for now, need to get it on the road for a while before upgrading them. Back to -30C at night, I am really getting tired of this winter. I see you guys had -40C with the windchiill.

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    Center console in and choke plate. Had to take the glove box back out to get at a non op clock. Clock is working again. Now I see that the Tach that was stuck at 4000 (which I took apart, lubed and freed the stuck needle) now goes to 8000 when ever the power is turned on. Looks like I am pulling it and replacing with another one. I am really regretting not pulling the dash and going through everything on the bench. I was worried about cracking it so I left it alone. Oh well, something to remember for the next one.
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    You would have had these same snags if you had refreshed all connections, I had the same issues with temp sensor, tach and turn signal switch. Murphy lives
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    Hi Dan
    I'm curious about the chrome that had been replaced by rust on the ashtray. Do you have a method for restoring it?
    Great job on your Z. After hearing about the problems in your dash, I'm going to pull mine and go through it. Got my L26 running but the only power I have to the dash is the map light & it's dim. Electrical is next. Mark in Portland

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    Mark: I was not able to used the metal bits, too far gone. I had the inside grill piece from another one so I was able to shine it up as well as the door spring. I am now looking for the ring that goes around the lighter.

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    Interior looks awesome Dan. Any updates? I posted some of my rear susp. teardown. Looking forward to getting the 40 Ford outta my shop so I can concentrate on it!
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    e-tek: had a slow month, not much progress on the car. Very busy with some house stuff. I have joined the ranks of the retired/unemployed so am planning on lots of progress/updates over the next couple of weeks.

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    Your car looks fantastic. Did you replace or refinish your brake/fuel/clutch hard lines? Would you mind elaborating on that?

    Thanks...

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    Congrats on retirement (I mean freedom!). Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanrussell View Post
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    Thanks...
    Sure, I used a brass wire wheel on a elec motor to clean them, and then used "never-dull" to polish them up. I then sprayed a clear coat. They are silver rather than the zinc-cad finish. My plating system is not large enough to do them so I will live with the wrong finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Congrats on retirement (I mean freedom!). Have fun!
    Thanks, I have lots of plans, the first is to get the car done.

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    Retirement, a fresh Z and summer on the way. Life can truly be good.

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    Congratulations on your retirement! At the rate I keep spending, should only be another decade or so for me1 I look forward to seeing your car sometime!
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    More congratulations!!

    This afternoon I was quizzed (cross examined) by a lawyer about, 'What are you doing these days?'. I then asked him, 'what do you mean?' To this he asked the same question again. Without hesitation I responded, 'Gordon, I do what I please, when I please.' And with that, Dan, I had a very difficult time trying to contain a smirk. Enjoy!!

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    Thanks everyone. As promised an update. I installed a rear sway bar. Another one of the parts I bought 25 years ago and finally get to put it on a car. I have a 25mm bar for the front.
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    Looking good. Must feel good to be making so much "visual" progress.
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    Spent the day installing the front windshield. It worked out well, fingers are sore but no cuts in the rubber or my hands so I would call it a success.
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    Wow you are like the Henry Ford factory now!!!

    How did you find installing the corner trim?
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    Blue: I had no problems with getting the corners in.
    Finally got to install my new door panels. One more day and the inside will be done. Only big item left is the motor.
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    Those photos smell like a new car.
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    Well, hit another milestone today. Motor all tucked in and I think it is happy to be home. I have had a few days over the last few years thinking this day would never arrive. I hope to not start any threads about no spark/fuel/idle/weird noises, but cannot promise anything.
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    Wow, that looks fantastic! You do very nice work! Congrats on the milestone!
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    Looks fab!


    Double tighten the water hoses before you start....from experience.
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    All of the front end bits on. Including the splash pan and a big ass sway bar.
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    I did just that after your post. I seem to remember that when we were out your way I called and you were stranded with a coolant leak while test driving a car.

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    yup. I had ~ 650mi on the car with the rebuild just broken in and was just starting to readline it for the first time to tune the carbs. The hose popped off at its first redline... initially surprising then messy more that anything
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    Wow! Spectacular skills and patience to pull of this job! Very inspirational to me, I have to do something similar to this in the future to one of my cars. Beautiful job sir. Congrats.

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    Boy that is a beautiful Z!

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    Very nice day so out it came for a bath. I still have to do the bleed the brakes so that is why there are blocks behind the wheels.
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    Outstanding work!
    Did we pick the same colour?

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    Just to close out this build thread. I have been driving it for the last while. Fighting a rear end noise, but otherwise running well. It has been a enjoyable, rewarding build. I learned a lot about bodywork and got to know my car quite well. Everyone positive feedback and help has been greatly appreciated.
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    Looks great.


    Scrutinize the cam for wear wrt noise.
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    Very nice work, your attention to detail has been inspiring. I hope to do a similar job to my '70 over the next few years to be complete before our cars hit 50 years old.

    I was curious about the history of your car, was it a Canadian car?

    The clutch fan discussion here reminded me of an issue I had back in '83. I heard a strange intermittent ticking and then eventually a thud from under the hood as I was driving on the highway. Well it turned out that my water pump was failing and the intermittent ticking was the fan just contacting the rad as the water pump shaft was walking in and out. The thud was when a fan blade hit the rad to hard, bent over 90 and stuck right into my newly re-cored rad as I was approaching my destination. Luckily I didn't over heat as all of my coolant was on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanTechZ View Post

    I was curious about the history of your car, was it a Canadian car?


    Mike
    Mike: Yes it is a Canadian car. Is is HLS30-06513. Our cars might of been next to each other on the boat ride over. I don't know much about the car. It was last plated in Grande Prairie and I bought it in Sherwood Park. I think it was always a Alberta car.
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    Hi Dan,

    Awsome result. The car looks great.

    What is the exhaust system you are using. Tale pipes look neat.

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    It is a Abarth
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