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    Thanks for the help, Blue and Bruce. Blue, I...

    Thanks for the help, Blue and Bruce.

    Blue, I had missed that amazing set of photos. Extremely helpful. A lot of this stuff is not at all evident in either the parts fiche or the FSM, at least to...
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    Mine have the rubber as well (thanks, Blue). The...

    Mine have the rubber as well (thanks, Blue). The photo is something I grabbed off the Internet. On the looser bowl, at rear, I was able to tighten the nut somewhat, so I guess at this point, both...
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    Mounting of the float bowl to SU body

    On my SUs, the float bowl pivots pretty easily relative to the carb body. One, more than the other. It seems strange to me that the affixment would be at just one point, so that it can in fact pivot....
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    Thanks for all the well-informed replies! This...

    Thanks for all the well-informed replies! This guy certainly had a beautiful car. It's too bad the air dam isn't more readily available. Seems like a good design to me, without the big notch between...
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    Identify this air dam?

    Couldn't locate one like this on a quick search. Anybody know? Thanks.

    http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/4/474/3569/38684284001_large.jpg
  6. Rebuilt distributor - Z Car Source?

    I just e-mailed these guys, but does anybody know anything about the rebuilt 240Z distributor they list on their site?

    Datsun 240z Distributor

    For instance, is it a Cardone? I'm looking at...
  7. No need to answer. Found threads in the diff....

    No need to answer. Found threads in the diff. lacking the stub axles. Removed bolts and stub axles from the donor.
  8. Aha, great. Thanks for answering. Is there...

    Aha, great. Thanks for answering. Is there anything that holds that nut in place, so that I'll be able to get the bolt into it when I re-attach; without taking the diff. further apart? (Yes, it's...
  9. Removing the side stub axles from an R180? early type

    I picked up an R180 differential out of a 1972 240; hopefully less noisy than the one in my 1973. These are the exact same part.

    The replacement differential is missing the side flanges and stub...
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    I've been getting the Avast warning on HybridZ as...

    I've been getting the Avast warning on HybridZ as well, running Avast on my Mac. This is probably only the second or third such warning I've gotten in 6 months or so of running Avast. I don't think...
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    Well, the 1970-72 dash cap arrived today, and lo...

    Well, the 1970-72 dash cap arrived today, and lo and behold, it fits really, really well. So Dennis of Palco was 100% right. Of course, I now have the indent for the toggle hazard switch, and my...
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    Thanks guys for the thoughts, and glad to learn...

    Thanks guys for the thoughts, and glad to learn more about using heat. I spoke with Dennis of Palco this morning, and he says he runs into problems like mine from time to time. He wants me to try the...
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    Thanks, SteveJ, very interesting. Palco (aka...

    Thanks, SteveJ, very interesting. Palco (aka Dashtop, MSA's supplier) currently lists only one cap for the 1973.

    Meanwhile, looking over the parts microfiche, it seems the glove box door is the...
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    Thanks for those thoughts. That looked promising,...

    Thanks for those thoughts. That looked promising, but my dash does seem to be a '73. It doesn't have the indent for the hazard-light decal, and the hazard light itself is the push-pull version. It...
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    Fit of 1973 dash cap

    Wondering if anyone else has found these problems with the '73 cap (not the same as those for the earlier Zs):

    1. Glovebox opening narrower than door across the top couple of inches. I measured,...
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    Ah, now I get it. Many thanks, Duffman.

    Ah, now I get it. Many thanks, Duffman.
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    Stopper - idle in SUs

    The parts catalog refers to this item as "Stopper - idle." Can anyone explain what this part does? Mine have gotten totally loose. Maybe it's sometimes referred to by another name? Two visuals...
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    Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate that. Had no idea.

    Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate that. Had no idea.
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    Loose fuel nozzle on bottom of SU

    I just discovered that the nozzle on my front SU is loose. This is the fuel feed nozzle on the bottom, please see attached photo and illustration.

    It's loose, as in I can rotate it with my...
  20. Good seats (Eclipse) sighted - SF Bay Area boneyard

    In case it does someone some good -- I saw a pretty decent set of the highly desirable black & grey Mitsubishi Eclipse seats at the Oakland Pick N Pull today near the Coliseum. People have had...
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    Appreciate the help from everybody. Very...

    Appreciate the help from everybody. Very enlightening. Since I had already ordered a set of 195-70-14 (BF Goodrich on a great new special at Tirerack, dunno if still there) -- I decided to get rid of...
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    195-70-14 on 14x7?

    After dragging feet for, well, years -- I'm fixing to get some tires onto my car. (Has had 185-65-14 since I bought.)

    I think I want to go with the 70 profile for the period feel, the feel of the...
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    I've got a set of these same wheels waiting for...

    I've got a set of these same wheels waiting for some tires. I don't think you indicate what size Falkens you're using?

    Thanks,
    Steve
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    Need Libres?

    BTW, I noticed there seem to be a set of Libres on this car near Sacramento --

    http://www.usednissanparts.com/detail.asp?product_id=232

    Doubt they'll be cheap, but....

    Steve.
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    Drip rails -- removal?

    Any special techniques or tricks for getting these off without twisting them up? (What holds them on, just a crimp?)

    Also, on the door, exterior, chrome molding running width of door at bottom of...
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