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  1. And ya don't look 65.

    And ya don't look 65.
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    There was an Australian Version which aired here...

    There was an Australian Version which aired here in NZ. Stupid show. It didn't rate very highly here.
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    I have had a couple of radials with sidewall and...

    I have had a couple of radials with sidewall and tread separation. A dangerous situation.
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    I have had the same clearance issues on my 240....

    I have had the same clearance issues on my 240. Both with the stock steel 14'' wheels and also with 14''mags. I don't use wheel spacers. You will need to fit shims/washers on the caliper mounting, to...
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    I assume you are meaning Toyota Hilux-Surf...

    I assume you are meaning Toyota Hilux-Surf calipers.
    You will most likely have clearance issues with these calipers and 14''wheels.
  6. Thread: Valve Seals Done

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    Nice job. I found that a few taps with a hammer...

    Nice job.
    I found that a few taps with a hammer around the perimeter of the spring caps before using the compressor, will loosen the collets.
  7. Thread: My Datsun 240Z

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    Thanks for the pictures of your holiday Bart....

    Thanks for the pictures of your holiday Bart. Nice pictures.
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    Very little oil there. Hard to tell from a...

    Very little oil there. Hard to tell from a picture where it may be coming from, but looks as though from somewhere higher up in front. Did you change the oil before the trip. Spilled some???
  9. I had a similar problem on my 72. Was a dirty...

    I had a similar problem on my 72.
    Was a dirty distributor to coil connection. I had previously squirted WD40 around, and over time it had collected grime on the connections.
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    A little footage from Targa NZ ...

    A little footage from Targa NZ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxXE91RF1do
  11. Thread: Nose High '72

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    Doesn't really look that bad. A coil removed from...

    Doesn't really look that bad. A coil removed from the front would probably be my choice.
    My 72 looks a similar height at the back.
  12. Thread: Nose High '72

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    Three inches difference front to rear. Are you...

    Three inches difference front to rear. Are you sure the rears are still stock.? A picture would help.
    I have taken some off both front and rear springs. The spring should still be firm between the...
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    Sold. $1325 US.

    Sold. $1325 US.
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    We are paying around $2.15 litre for 95 octane...

    We are paying around $2.15 litre for 95 octane here in NZ. 95 is our lowest priced fuel, which i have been running in my 72 for the last 16 years.
    It appears our fuel is equivalent to around...
  15. Thread: Z Noise

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    Sounds to me like a small end or piston noise....

    Sounds to me like a small end or piston noise. Broken ring. Piston slap.

    I had an engine which broke a ring, and a couple of pieces ended up mashed into the top of the piston. It sounded similar...
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    Yes that sounds about what i did too. I also...

    Yes that sounds about what i did too. I also plastered black underseal on there to make sure no muck gets into the cavity.
    Hoi JB. Nice to see another 'senior citizen' on here.:)

    Brian.
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    Hey Old Head. It may be worth spending a few...

    Hey Old Head.
    It may be worth spending a few dollars on a set of valve stem seals before you rebuild the old mill. You don't even need to remove the head. It would be interesting to see how many...
  18. I had fitted halogen lights, and was afraid of...

    I had fitted halogen lights, and was afraid of cooking the headlight switch, so
    i fitted Daves plug and play LHD headlight relay harness on my RHD 240 4 years ago. In conjunction with Halogen...
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    Exhaust bracket or pipe or muffler just touching...

    Exhaust bracket or pipe or muffler just touching the body somewhere.???
  20. Thread: stalling 240Z

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    I had similar on my 72. Was a loose low voltage...

    I had similar on my 72. Was a loose low voltage wire connection.
    It would stop for no apparent reason then start-sometimes.
  21. Thread: My Datsun 240Z

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    Thats great.

    Thats great.
  22. Thread: My Datsun 240Z

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    Hey Bart. I once had an annoying bouncing in my...

    Hey Bart. I once had an annoying bouncing in my 240, and the tyre shop traced it to four poor quality tyres which were impossible to balance. The inside bead of the tyre was not true with the tread...
  23. 32C is a pretty hot day. My 72 does exactly the...

    32C is a pretty hot day.
    My 72 does exactly the same during the hot summer months, but in winter it is OK. Try not to idle in traffic.
    I fitted an electric fan to mine in front of the radiator,...
  24. Thread: Is this OK?

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    The idea would have been to get a cold air intake...

    The idea would have been to get a cold air intake into the engine.
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    Definately go with body colour for the engine bay.

    Definately go with body colour for the engine bay.
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