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  1. As Patcon said, Robello might be the way to go if...

    As Patcon said, Robello might be the way to go if you want to keep the stock engine, assuming that it actually is an L24. Check out his site under the 2.7L Purist Z Car: Complete Engine Builds
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    I am in the Chicago area, not that much farther...

    I am in the Chicago area, not that much farther than Jerry. This would be the perfect retirement project for me. When does he have to have it out of his storage facility? Unfortunately, I have no...
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    I had that issue once. I pulled the fuse,...

    I had that issue once. I pulled the fuse, pinched the prongs together, so it held the fuse tighter. the problem went away.

    Hope your problem is that simple.

    Marty
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    Do you have a CarQuest auto Parts near you? They...

    Do you have a CarQuest auto Parts near you? They have an "OEM Line" of parts. I believe they carry the Ishino, which they said is what Nissan would supply at the Dealers. They are a lot cheaper...
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    Nice clean example. What are your plans for the...

    Nice clean example. What are your plans for the car?? with your obessession on weight reduction, it sounds like you are prepping it for racing.

    These cars are a blast on the race track.

    Marty
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    Welcome to the club. That is a great looking Z. ...

    Welcome to the club. That is a great looking Z. I am partial to yellow Z's, since I owned one for 7 years. Does it have any rust? IT looks pretty solid from the pictures at least.

    You will...
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    I can attest to Darrel's tool working pretty...

    I can attest to Darrel's tool working pretty well. I think the bearing was a big improvement. I was able to pull 2 cars sets of pins out in an average of 15 - 20 minutes, without a lot of effort.
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  8. Is that the 112 Yellow one on Craig's List in...

    Is that the 112 Yellow one on Craig's List in Pleasant Prairie, WI? The top side pictures make it look really good.

    Marty
  9. While grabbing some parts off of a 12K mile...

    While grabbing some parts off of a 12K mile total, one time, I saw a big pile of OEM bolts, nuts and clips that someone left lying on the drivers side floor. I grabbed the whole pile. That has...
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    Matt, I had a hard time bleeding brakes on my...

    Matt,

    I had a hard time bleeding brakes on my Z after installing the Toyota 4x4 calipers. Here is a copy of the post I did back then:

    I feel your pain. I had one hell of a time bleeding my...
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    I was just replying to your post. I did send...

    I was just replying to your post. I did send John an email.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks. The picture does show the brace with the...

    Thanks. The picture does show the brace with the "ears" for a rear mount, but the description of the kit never mentions them. I am trying to find out if they come with the kit, or you have to get...
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    I did some searching and they list them as 3/4"...

    I did some searching and they list them as 3/4" now. All of the diagrams do not show the transverse link vertical braces. Did they change their design to the type that mounts to the floor?
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    I am on the look out for a Suspension Techniques...

    I am on the look out for a Suspension Techniques rear sway bar for my '70. The 7/8" thick one, with all the mounting hardware and the vertical transverse link mounts.

    Marty
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    Thanks for sending this. It looks at least equal...

    Thanks for sending this. It looks at least equal to the MSA Strut Bar.
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    The Top End brace looks like a nice piece. I...

    The Top End brace looks like a nice piece. I agree that the triangular brace would work much better.

    The installation directions are not real clear, and the don't show a picture on how it is...
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    Strut Bar Opinions

    I am considering putting strut bars on my '70. MSA's front strut bar is priced at $110. I had one of those on my '71 and thought it worked ok. They also list a Cusco strut bar for $215.

    Has...
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    Another option for you is to use the PU bushings...

    Another option for you is to use the PU bushings mounted on the front of the TC rod and the rubber bushings on the rear of the TC rod. This would eliminate the problem of the TC rod breaking, as has...
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    Yeah, that baby sounds great! I love an L-6 at...

    Yeah, that baby sounds great! I love an L-6 at full howl, especially with tripples. Nice driving too! How much HP is that thing putting out?

    Marty
  20. Check this website: Race, performance & street...

    Check this website: Race, performance & street cars, engines, engine parts, trailers for sale

    It has the largest number of trailers for sale out of any site that I know of.

    Good luck.

    Marty
  21. Alan, Thanks for the very detailed response....

    Alan,

    Thanks for the very detailed response. It is really fun to see the thinking and details that went into these cars. I would love to see one in person some day. However that would be highly...
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    I am also anxious to see what you scored. Just...

    I am also anxious to see what you scored. Just so no one misses it when you put the list in the classifieds, notify this post also when it is available.
  23. It's beautiful! Doesn't even look like it needs...

    It's beautiful! Doesn't even look like it needs to be refreshed.

    I didn't notice any badging that identifies it as an "R" model. Is there anything on the car that identifies it, or do you just...
  24. You can still buy replacement panels from Nissan....

    You can still buy replacement panels from Nissan. However, they are only available through Canadian Nissan Dealers. I never understood why U.S. Dealers can't order them.

    Marty
  25. Thread: I spy a z!

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    Arlington Heights, IL On Sunday December 7,...

    Arlington Heights, IL

    On Sunday December 7, 2012 I was driving my buddy's newly acquired, race prepped Miata on a test drive, eastbound on Lake Cook Road. I caught a quick glimpse of a 919 yellow...
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