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    Paint??

    Paint??
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    What a cool project! The interior looks great...

    What a cool project! The interior looks great with the wood trim, etc. Were the seats custom upholstered?
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    Also interested in 1973 front and back, mine are...

    Also interested in 1973 front and back, mine are pretty badly worn.

    I've read some tips for cleaning up the layers of oxidized rubber, but I'd love to replace with new if some were available.
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  4. Ingenious, nice work and great results.

    Ingenious, nice work and great results.
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    How about switching from Dot 3 to Dot 5 - any...

    How about switching from Dot 3 to Dot 5 - any special requirement or flush process necessary?

    Also, since Dot 5 isn't hygroscopic, does that mean you can leave an open bottle on the shelf and...
  6. Good info, thanks again! I'll try the screwdriver...

    Good info, thanks again! I'll try the screwdriver tap but I think I'll get a new MC on order to be prepared.
  7. Thanks for chiming in, Chas. We thought it might...

    Thanks for chiming in, Chas. We thought it might have something to do with the pistons stuck at the end of travel. If that's the case, are the piston(s) hanging up in some grime, and the springs...
  8. No fluid coming out at master cylinder bleeders - 1973 240Z

    Hoping to get some help on a problem that's got my brake bleeding buddy and me stumped. Bleeding the brakes is the last step in my suspension rebuild. The calipers have been rebuilt, the wheel...
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    I paid $7500 for my '73 (not as good as a '71)...

    I paid $7500 for my '73 (not as good as a '71) which is in about that same condition except unrestored/detailed. I'm now doing all that work myself and while I'm enjoying it for the most part, it...
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    You could try sourcing a mini-spare from just...

    You could try sourcing a mini-spare from just about anything with a 4x4.5 bolt pattern. I wouldn't limit myself to Datsun parts. Offset will have less of an impact on a wheel that narrow, and even...
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    When you have an alignment done at a shop, their...

    When you have an alignment done at a shop, their Hunter machines have bearing plates under each tire that allow the adjustments to be made with minimal friction. One way I've seen this done at home...
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    The sway bar will add spring rate too ("wheel...

    The sway bar will add spring rate too ("wheel rate") if the frame mount bushings are torqued while the suspension is hanging. The frame mounts are particularly important to torque while the...
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    Well? :)

    Well? :)
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    Where are those troublesome cowl drains? Like...

    Where are those troublesome cowl drains? Like under the grille in the exterior cowl?
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    If you're still looking for the fuel hose thread,...

    If you're still looking for the fuel hose thread, I think this is the one you were talking about: http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/tech-pubs-howto/25857-rating-factory-240z-fuel-vent-hoses.html
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    Weren't you talking about getting an Alpha GTV...

    Weren't you talking about getting an Alpha GTV not too long ago?? ;-)
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    Engine removal! Figures. Thanks a lot!

    Engine removal! Figures. Thanks a lot!
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    Resurrecting an old thread here, but webdawg's...

    Resurrecting an old thread here, but webdawg's picture is very helpful. Does anyone know the torque specs for the bolts in that illustration (both horizontal and vertical)?

    I don't see mount...
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    For 17238-E4602 I think I'm going to use 2 feet...

    For 17238-E4602 I think I'm going to use 2 feet of McMaster Carr p/n 5282K69 (3/4" ID petroleum hose - Use with diesel fuel, fuel oil, gasoline with up to 15% ethanol, and hydraulic oil).

    I...
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    2014 update: These hoses are all getting very...

    2014 update: These hoses are all getting very scarce. In the order that Arne originally listed the four hoses:

    MSA currently stocks 17239-E4601 for $37.08 (their part number is 11-3263). This...
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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback Captain! ...

    Awesome, thanks for the feedback Captain!


    Tearing is exactly what I was worried about. It's counterintuitive to think that the full range of suspension travel could be taken up by the deflection...
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    No problem! Say, have you put everything back...

    No problem!

    Say, have you put everything back together yet? I'm having the issue that when I tighten up the spindle pin nuts, the control arm locks down so tightly to the strut assembly that the...
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    Here are some. With just the nut removed...

    Here are some.

    With just the nut removed (showing metal and rubber washers):
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    Flat side of rubber washer outwards; fits snugly over the bushing inner metal just like yours:
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    And...
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    Hey Captain, I have my 73 apart right now...

    Hey Captain, I have my 73 apart right now (original parts) and as you guessed, the bevel goes to the inside. I'll post up a pic or two later.
  25. Is anyone interested in a set of original tires for the cost of shipping?

    I have the original Bridgestone RD-150 175HR14 tires from my 73. They're too old to be road worthy, but maybe someone is looking for an original set for shows or something? They still have tread on...
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