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    I just had a very similar coincidence resulting...

    I just had a very similar coincidence resulting in my brake lights staying on all the time. The problem was the brake light switch at the brake pedal as suggested above. The switch can go bad of...
  2. Hi...would you mind sharing the name of the shop...

    Hi...would you mind sharing the name of the shop in Weaverville?

    Thanks..
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    Great topic. Reading with interest. I am not...

    Great topic. Reading with interest.

    I am not sure how you would drill the cap without leaving destructive metal shavings.
  4. Not sure this helps but I have found 918 orange...

    Not sure this helps but I have found 918 orange to be a good match for my orange original paint 240. I haven't tried to blend or anything like what I think you are describing, however. I have used to...
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    Unless I have missed it in this thread, I have...

    Unless I have missed it in this thread, I have not read whether you are having Eiji do any chamber and port work on the N42. Any chamber reshaping, etc?

    I met with Eiji about a year or so ago. He...
  6. It could be argued that the 37 Vintage Z cars...

    It could be argued that the 37 Vintage Z cars have their own “originality” stamp. We might find, at least for the sake of value, that as time progresses it becomes important to leave the nuances of...
  7. My guess is that the auction never reaches the...

    My guess is that the auction never reaches the reserve and that the seller is using ebay as an advertising mechanism to gather potential buyers.

    From what I have read there are lots of detail...
  8. Nissan Factory / Commemorative 240z on ebay

    You don't see these for sale very often. It will be interesting to see where pricing goes. Good set of photos too.


    Datsun Z Series Sport Coupe | eBay
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    Excellent. Really helpful Chas. Thank you.

    Excellent. Really helpful Chas. Thank you.
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    Gary, Chas, I have a related question. I am...

    Gary, Chas,

    I have a related question. I am rebuilding the front suspension on one of my cars (78 280)- strut inserts, bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, motor mounts, etc. Like a lot of our...
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    When I build my own hard lines, I buy from...

    When I build my own hard lines, I buy from fedhill.

    The fitting I use is their M5-3 which is fully threaded, 10mm, 1.0 fine pitch. I buy their #18 pack of 12. Here is a link to the fitting.
    ...
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    Just a theory.... The old T/C bushings were...

    Just a theory....

    The old T/C bushings were compressing while driving, angling your a-arm backward a bit toward the rear of the car.
    The new T/C bushings don't compress and maintain the a-arm...
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    Sorry for your troubles. What you are going...

    Sorry for your troubles. What you are going through can be very frustrating.

    So, you previously had a Megasquirt setup managing ignition only, but changed to a 280zx electronic setup to eliminate...
  14. Couple of things to think about based on your...

    Couple of things to think about based on your coolant level post.....

    If your coolant level continues to drop then you either have a leak or you have a blown head gasket.
    Check your oil. Make...
  15. I just want to be clear that what worked for me...

    I just want to be clear that what worked for me was to remove the radiator and use acid. Don't pour acid into your system (radiator installed, car running, etc) like you might with a radiator flush...
  16. I was chasing a "running too hot" problem with my...

    I was chasing a "running too hot" problem with my dad's 78 280z. Since we were getting it running again after sitting for several years, I was willing to replace multiple parts while chasing the...
  17. About 8 years ago I rebuilt my dad's brake system...

    About 8 years ago I rebuilt my dad's brake system in his black pearl 280z. I replaced everything- calipers, master cyl, wheel cylinders, etc. I knew that his car would sit a lot and his car has...
  18. I am working through a "won't start, no fuel...

    I am working through a "won't start, no fuel pressure during start attempt, no sound from fuel pump during start attempt" situation also with my 78. I am in metro Atlanta too, fyi. Last weekend I...
  19. If I were anywhere in Japan, I would go to Rocky...

    If I were anywhere in Japan, I would go to Rocky Auto.

    rockyauto.co.jp
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    Your car looks fantastic. Did you replace or...

    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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    Is it possible that it is in a NOS box but is a...

    Is it possible that it is in a NOS box but is a rebuilt dash- Just Dashes.....? A Just Dashes rebuild could have different padding and finish dimensions. Does the dash surface look identical to your...
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    I hear what you are saying about not pulling too...

    I hear what you are saying about not pulling too much apart. You might consider this though if you haven't already...

    In addition to cleaning up / painting the engine bay while the engine is out,...
  23. If that is the worst rust you have, then you are...

    If that is the worst rust you have, then you are in great shape. How do these areas look?

    Floors (both sides).
    left and right corners of the hatch deck area that gets exposed when you open the...
  24. This looks to be a great find Darrel and at an...

    This looks to be a great find Darrel and at an amazing price. Assuming the typical rust areas of these cars look good on your car, you should feel very fortunate. Congratulations.
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    I have been following your project closely. This...

    I have been following your project closely. This is a great thing you are doing. Thank you. Count me in for at least one....will start with my 75 280z.

    Question: How will you handle future...
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