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    Guys, thank you for all your input. The bracket...

    Guys, thank you for all your input. The bracket broke where it first contacts the bumper, it was somewhat corroded. Also, the bumper had taken a slight hit (in the very middle) before I installed it...
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    Bumper bracket broken, weld back on?

    I just noticed that the side bumper bracket on my front bumper (early 240Z style) is broken (see pic below, note that bracket is turned ~45 degrees to support the bumper).

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    I have done no...
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    Rossiz - I have a similar set-up and I love the...

    Rossiz - I have a similar set-up and I love the sound. If you find that the transmission tunnel gets hot with the resonator close to the driver side, I'd suggest you install a Thermo-Tec Heat Shield...
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    Steve - Thanks. Yes, the rear speaker on the...

    Steve - Thanks. Yes, the rear speaker on the passenger side just fits under the bump in the plastic panel. I sized it to fit in that space.
    Cheers,
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    Yesterday at Katie's, a guy spoke to me about my...

    Yesterday at Katie's, a guy spoke to me about my car for about 10 minutes. He said that he had owned five or six Z's over the years and that he'd like to buy my 240Z, with cash, today. I told him...
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    Audun - Welcome to the site! I concur with...

    Audun - Welcome to the site! I concur with Hardway: Buy the best, most rust free car you can afford. Replacing parts is relatively easy compared to major rust repairs and metal work.
  7. A great article!

    A great article!
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    Bill, When you swapped transmissions, did you...

    Bill,
    When you swapped transmissions, did you change the clutch and pressure plate?
    If no, when you installed the five-speed, did you reuse the clutch collar that came off the car? The correct...
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    Cliff - I was just getting ready to point Andreas...

    Cliff - I was just getting ready to point Andreas to my post in the difficulties I had installing the full dash cap on my '73.
    Andreas - It can be made to work / fit on a '73. The installation is...
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    Mine was in 2007, driving my Z, 3,200miles from...

    Mine was in 2007, driving my Z, 3,200miles from Eglin, Florida to Cold Lake, Alberta.

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/open-general-discussions/26355-long-road-home.html#post222314

    When I...
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    Jeff - Thanks! Greg - I think the sound...

    Jeff - Thanks!
    Greg - I think the sound deadening made a big difference; however, these Z's will never be as quiet as a modern car.
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    Update: After much deliberation, I cut holes in...

    Update: After much deliberation, I cut holes in my new dash cover and cut corresponding holes in the top of the dash for the tweeters to flush mount and a grove in the dash to the outboard sides for...
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    That's a Mk 1 Lotus Cortina. Nice, though I...

    That's a Mk 1 Lotus Cortina. Nice, though I prefer white with green stripe.
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    Dan, I also had to deal with firewall holes...

    Dan,

    I also had to deal with firewall holes following removal of aircon. To plug/cover the holes I used 3M strip caulk (bought from Amazon), which works really well:
    3M Strip Calk 08578

    FYI...
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    Dan, I added a Dynomax Bullet Race Muffler...

    Dan,

    I added a Dynomax Bullet Race Muffler (WLK-24236) to the MSA exhaust system in the transmission tunnel area, which really quieted the exhaust down and reduced the resonance. I installed the...
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    A pic of me and my Z at Katie's. 72284

    A pic of me and my Z at Katie's.
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    Moal Torpedo Torpedo...

    Moal Torpedo
    Torpedo
    - owned by the same gentleman who owns the above aviation themed hot rod;
    - has a Ferrari drive train
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    Bob, I took a couple of pics for you....

    Bob,

    I took a couple of pics for you. Normally, you really don't notice the edges of the dash cap. The flash used to take these pics make it a lot more noticeable.

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    1. I followed...
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    Attached are some pics of the final installation...

    Attached are some pics of the final installation (I also refinished the metal spokes of my steering wheel and my wood shift knob):

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  20. Z Car Club of Northern Virginia Show - 8 Jun 14

    Attached are a few pics from the ZCCNV Show from last weekend:

    Below is Eiji's (Datsun Spirit) extremely clean ZG:
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    Some of my '73 240Z:
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    I finally got around to posting some pics from...

    I finally got around to posting some pics from the show. There was an awesome collection of early Zs. Plus I finally got to meet Guy!

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    NOTE: The above...
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    Pics from Katie's - 24 May 14 ~ 0730hrs: 72151...

    Pics from Katie's - 24 May 14 ~ 0730hrs:

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    Two Italian exotics I had posters of, on my wall as a teenager:

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    An awesome aviation themed hot rod with an aircraft V12...
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    Attached are some pics I took at the event:...

    Attached are some pics I took at the event:
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  24. One year follow-up: Thermo-Tec Heat Shield works...

    One year follow-up: Thermo-Tec Heat Shield works extremely well and keeps transmission tunnel temperatures down.
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    I've got 16x7 Konig Rewinds with 205/50R-16...

    I've got 16x7 Konig Rewinds with 205/50R-16 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires (Extreme Performance Summer tire). Note my 240Z has been lowered with Suspension Techniques Sport Springs, lowers...
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