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    Hi Kats. I've been a lurker as of late. New...

    Hi Kats. I've been a lurker as of late. New business taking all my time, and only time to read about others and their cars :(.

    Yeah, mine came with the hand throttle, but there were two choke...
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    #215 Choke/Throttle plate

    Here's what was on #215 when I got her. Look's like Mike's original pic. Sorry about the quality - I don't appear to have a better one, and the parts are in boxes in the garage...
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    Memory's a bit fuzzy, but I believe that the two...

    Memory's a bit fuzzy, but I believe that the two small pieces in your picture are part of the mount for the body piece that mounts in the space between the front bumper and grill. A long, thin,...
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    Now THAT's cool. I didn't even know about...

    Now THAT's cool. I didn't even know about it...not paying enough attention to the board, I guess :disappoin

    Thanks!

    Mark
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    FYI: http://www.zhome.com/IZCC/ZRegisters/ ...

    FYI:

    http://www.zhome.com/IZCC/ZRegisters/

    Mark
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    I had a similar problem, but I had already...

    I had a similar problem, but I had already removed the strut from the car! I solved it by using the wheel, rope-tied to an 8-foot 2x6 as shown here. Might work for you on the car too...

    Mark
  7. Thread: New hood

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    I got a 280Z hood from Nissanparts.cc. Ordered it...

    I got a 280Z hood from Nissanparts.cc. Ordered it in April, got it in July. The first one they got from Japan was damaged, and they had to get a new one. They told me that they weren't sure that they...
  8. Thread: Mpg....

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    If your '77 is truly stock, then you must have a...

    If your '77 is truly stock, then you must have a problem. My '78 gets 17 in the city, and that's with a 3.9 diff instead of the 3.545 that is stock. I could get more in the 18-19 if/when I put the...
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    Just for more information, try this thread: ...

    Just for more information, try this thread:

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21572

    I had a crunched hood, that I've been using a rusty replacement on for 2 years, and just a...
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    Will's suggestions are great. I'd look at the...

    Will's suggestions are great. I'd look at the area under the battery tray too. Battery acid is no respector of climate.
  11. The one I have for #215 has little paper...

    The one I have for #215 has little paper "corrections" glued over the top of references to the hand-throttle...
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    Well, I certainly won't say that I know about...

    Well, I certainly won't say that I know about every leak in Washington, but I really expect that any commercial plant is the least of your worries. Even your dog example stems from cold-war,...
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    Thank Jimmy Carter for most of the waste problem...

    Thank Jimmy Carter for most of the waste problem with US Nuclear. Reprocessing the spent fuel would solve most (not all) of the waste problem, but it was banned due to worries about plutonium...
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    I want chrome Z's for #215 :cry: Guess I'd...

    I want chrome Z's for #215 :cry:

    Guess I'd have to be better at the search out and buy game...:eek:
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    One big argument that has been being discussed...

    One big argument that has been being discussed around here (heart of the corn belt - ethanol plant planned just outside of town) involves use of the local groundwater to produce the product. Large...
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    "Survived" is relative. I did in fact find it on...

    "Survived" is relative. I did in fact find it on a side street with a for-sale sign on it here in Champaign. I bought it from Erich Scheeler (referred to on zhome.com:...
  17. Thread: Mpg....

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    Yeah, I had a place that sold "real gas" until...

    Yeah, I had a place that sold "real gas" until last fall, but they switched to gasohol this winter. I just filled up at another place that at least doesn't have the "10 percent Ethanol added" sticker...
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    Just finished my first tank after the winter's...

    Just finished my first tank after the winter's sleep, and only got 15.4 mpg ('78 280Z). However, I couldn't find anything but 10% ethanol, which cut things a bit. Last year, I was getting around 17...
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    A few. My #215. 26thZ's #26 and #27. Probably...

    A few. My #215. 26thZ's #26 and #27. Probably others that don't come to mind right now since I'm not on the list too much anymore...
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    We just got a Harbor Freight in town 2 weeks...

    We just got a Harbor Freight in town 2 weeks ago...I'll have to go look at this cabinet now! I'm really tired of the little plastic bench-top unit that I've got.

    Thanks!

    Mark
  21. I put a hitch on my '75 280Z (long gone...) and...

    I put a hitch on my '75 280Z (long gone...) and towed a trailer back and forth between Illinois and Los Angeles. The first time I went west (1983), as I came down I-15 from the high desert into LA,...
  22. My 280Z is a good-weather car now. Essentially no...

    My 280Z is a good-weather car now. Essentially no rust, and I intend to keep it that way.

    But my 1st and 2nd Z's were year-round cars ('71 240Z and '75 280Z), and here in Central Illinois, they...
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    Yup, I believe it did. If memory serves, I got it...

    Yup, I believe it did. If memory serves, I got it at Sears...
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    Back in the 80's I used to drive my 1975 280Z...

    Back in the 80's I used to drive my 1975 280Z back and forth between Illinois and Los Angeles a couple of time a year, and I added an aftermarket cruise to it. It was vacuum-based. The '75 had a...
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    That is a great story, and you tell it well! You...

    That is a great story, and you tell it well! You can almost see the guy...

    When I was 17 (in 1978), I had a choice between a 1969 Firebird, and a 1971 240Z. I bought the Z. And except for a period...
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