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  1. Nice! Thanks a million, guys. One correction...

    Nice! Thanks a million, guys.

    One correction to my earlier post, these bolts are M8's, not M10's. The TC rod bolts are M10.
  2. Double checking ball joint to control arm torque??

    My FSM gives the torque for the M10 bolts that attach the ball joint to the control arm as 35-45 ft-lb. But as I was tightening past 30 the bolts that came with my ball joints (marked with a "10" on...
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    I had wanted to have PMB Performance restore the...

    I had wanted to have PMB Performance restore the calipers, but I found a local place that specializes in caliper rebuilds so I went with them in the interest of supporting local business (and saving...
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    Update: It turns out that me and my obsessive...

    Update: It turns out that me and my obsessive compulsiveness are highly susceptible to the "while I'm at it" affliction, which results in me diving deeper into projects than I originally planned and...
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    John, do you know how it affects feel/feedback? ...

    John, do you know how it affects feel/feedback? It doesn't affect lateral stiffness of the rack, only rotational stiffness (if that). Any idea what were the customer complaints that it addressed?
    ...
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    I thought that might be the case. Thanks for...

    I thought that might be the case. Thanks for getting back to me. You must have email alerts turned on to know to respond so quickly!

    Cheers
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    re-necro-post

    1.5 qt, huh? What diff have you got? My FSM says 1 qt and I'd hate to end up with too little once I get started. This stuff is not so easy to come by.


    Per the product descriptions, the NS is...
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    Sorry to bring back an old thread with an...

    Sorry to bring back an old thread with an off-topic question, but Chas - do you have a write up on your steering rack resto? Finished product looks really nice!
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    What's wrong with the front bumper? Looks just...

    What's wrong with the front bumper? Looks just like the original bumper on my '73.
  10. Thread: Brake pads

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    Do you mean that your pads are used up, or that...

    Do you mean that your pads are used up, or that the Centrics aren't available anymore?
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    Ok, piggy backing off my own thread here... while...

    Ok, piggy backing off my own thread here... while I'm on the subject of original springs, it seems my options are pretty limited for refreshing the suspension... I can
    1) reuse my original springs...
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    Thanks for the info, Dan! I had searched for...

    Thanks for the info, Dan! I had searched for stock spring color but it's tough to wade through all the threads from people doing suspension rebuilds when you do a search like that.

    So the rears...
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    What color were stock 240Z springs?

    I thought for sure that my car had stock springs but tonight I was sandblasting and found blue paint under the rust and crud. I was expecting simple black paint or plain e-coat. The blue blasts off...
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    Your first problem will be the same one I'm...

    Your first problem will be the same one I'm currently experiencing, which is that Illuminas are (temporarily?) no longer distributed in the U.S. I know that Tokico was bought out or otherwise...
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    I used the G2 kit on my Mazdaspeed3 daily driver...

    I used the G2 kit on my Mazdaspeed3 daily driver and it's in great shape after three years, including one track day during which the front calipers got hot enough to scorch off a vinyl "mazdaspeed"...
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    I had new bushings pressed into the control arms...

    I had new bushings pressed into the control arms and was getting ready to re-install everything, but my hubs and struts are just as nasty as everything else and I'm having a hard time bolting the...
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    After sandblasting, the parts should be cleaned...

    After sandblasting, the parts should be cleaned with Tri-Sodium Phosphate then wiped down with acetone. They rust extremely quickly at this point so it's important that they’re dry and to get the...
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    Time for an update. I finished my first batch of...

    Time for an update. I finished my first batch of powder coating! Everything turned out well I think, for my first time. Here are some before & during shots while sandblasting the parts:

    65438...
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    Re: flat tops and smog, just look at this mess. ...

    Re: flat tops and smog, just look at this mess. Wouldn't you rather have a shiny set of properly sorted ZT SUs sitting in there without all that other nonsense?

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    I'm lucky to have a...
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    Thanks for the nice replies, guys. Rich,...

    Thanks for the nice replies, guys.



    Rich, you're right, the PO didn't mess with it hardly at all. He seems to have taken great care of the car but I don't think he was particularly mechanically...
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    Thanks Mike, I'll continue updates as I progress....

    Thanks Mike, I'll continue updates as I progress. I have some more progress made by now but it'll have to wait for another time.
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    The car and I made the 150 mile drive home from...

    The car and I made the 150 mile drive home from the PO's house, despite tires so old they didn't have a DOT code that I could read. I drove the car all of three times on short trips around town...
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    Caretaking and progress updates for my '73

    Hi everyone, I'm starting a thread to document my progress and share my experiences in the caretaking of my '73 240Z.

    I don't remember the first time I saw an S30 Z-car, but I've been preoccupied...
  24. ^yikes, that would be even more challenging than...

    ^yikes, that would be even more challenging than the screwed in tabs. It's probably a Series I vs. II thing, when the consoles changed.

    My smaller tab (with blue tape) definitely goes in the empty...
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    Wow that seems like a really great price for that...

    Wow that seems like a really great price for that car! Especially being numbers matching, mechanically sound, low rust... I think you got a great deal. Enjoy it!

    Quick thanks to Hardway for...
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