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    I've already tried the penetrating oil, heat, and...

    I've already tried the penetrating oil, heat, and pounding the locking bolt out with a punch, but the thing must have become one with the spindle pin. May have to take to a machine shop and have...
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    Spindle lock bolt

    Of course I have snapped off the spindle pin lock bolt nut and have researched on these threads to see how to push the bolt out of the spindle. Having no luck with sledge and heat. Any suggestions...
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    Thanks for the confirmation. You'd think they...

    Thanks for the confirmation. You'd think they would put a little note with their springs describing which was which. I did try emailing them, but never received a response. Hope the springs...
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    Eibach Pro spring installation

    In looking through the threads pertaining to this topic, apparently the springs with the number .001 go in front and .002 go in back. However, my set has the .001 springs, but the rears? have the...
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    Thanks for the reply, ...

    Thanks for the reply,

    The strut cartridges are new and all tie rods, ball joints, ans bushings will be new. Definitely will need an alignment after I'm finished. ...
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    Installing Eibach Pro springs

    I will be installing a set of Eibach Pro springs and was wondering if there are any adjustments or modifications I need to make to the suspension(such as bump steer spacers) to have the suspension...
  7. Thread: Carb heat shield

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    Thanks for the reply. Then it looks like I can...

    Thanks for the reply. Then it looks like I can probably use the stock heat shield. All I have to do now is find one. I am taking off my triple weber set up and putting the round tops on instead. ...
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    Carb heat shield

    Will the stock heat shield for 3 screw SUs work with headers? If not, can the stock heat shield be easily modified to work, or is it easier to fashion one from scratch? Thanks, Victor.
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    Autometer 3990 tachometer installation

    I have seen references to replacing the stock tach with an Autometer 3990 tach, but cannot find any description of how it is fitted to the stock housing and wiring. Has anyone done this? I would...
  10. Thread: Rebuilt 5 speed

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    Actually I put the 5 speed in to get the higher...

    Actually I put the 5 speed in to get the higher 5th gear to get my gas mileage up, my differential being a 3.90. I was getting between 18 and 19 mpg with the 4 speed, am now getting between 22 and...
  11. Thread: Rebuilt 5 speed

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    Rebuilt 5 speed

    Just finished rebuilding my 1980 ZX 5 speed that I have in my 1973 240. Was able to get the rebuild kit on Ebay for $50 which included all the bearings, drive shaft bushing, seals, and gaskets, and...
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    Synchros for 5 speed

    How many synchro rings are needed for a 1980 280ZX 5 speed? Vic British says 4 and that's what their illustration shows, but a parts place on the net says 5 are required. I see that the 82-83 turbo...
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    The ride height of those European springs looks...

    The ride height of those European springs looks quite close to the height when I installed brand new original equipment front springs on my 240. Lots of space between tire and wheel well. ...
  14. Thread: Stoopid question

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    lamb slam

    It's called "Mutton Ruttin". Victor.
  15. Thread: Getting Old?

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    I think as you get older the urge to whup a** on...

    I think as you get older the urge to whup a** on any guy who pulls up next to you and dares to think he's going to beat you off the line or to the next corner diminishes rapidly. The combination of...
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    Z scarcity

    No worries mates! When you figure in the the 240z's accellerating ROR(Rate of Rust) factor, the supply should be shriveling like the dessert tray at an Overeaters Anonymous convention buffet. Then...
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    Just avoid those sleeper Pintos and the Yugos...

    Just avoid those sleeper Pintos and the Yugos with NOS stickers, and you shouldn't get whipped too badly. ROFL Just kidding, just kidding! Hate to admit I don't know squat about drag racing, so I...
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    Window defrost grid test

    Here is a fairly simple explanation on how to test the grid:

    http://www.ifsja.org/tech/electrical/defroster_repair.shtml
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    No question but that you should trailer it. My z...

    No question but that you should trailer it. My z had been stored for 20 years and there was no way I could have driven it home without spending about 2 or 3 thousand dollars having someone get it...
  20. Thread: Restoring badges

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    I just scrubbed out the painted areas with a...

    I just scrubbed out the painted areas with a toothbrush and dish soap and then some isopropyl. Then just painted with a fine brush. Seems to be holding up alright. The plastic chrome is beyond me,...
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    The sentence where you say that "it will be mine"...

    The sentence where you say that "it will be mine" says it all. When you restore it yourself, it has to mean a lot more to you. But then again, if you have the money, it would be nice to avoid all...
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    Stevemasum, I was exagerating a...

    Stevemasum,

    I was exagerating a bit, but your sugestions are right on. I do have some spacers installed and my seat is pretty much totally collapsed, so I know I would benefit from...
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    I'm 5'7" and need stilts to reach the pedals. ...

    I'm 5'7" and need stilts to reach the pedals. The horn pad makes a permanent mark on my chest because I have to scoot the seat so far forward. Look like "Kilroy was here" peeking over the steering...
  24. Thread: tach calibration

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    I have a little handheld meter that measures the...

    I have a little handheld meter that measures the RPMs, but then you have to assume the meter is accurate. It hooks to the coil. I've seen meters for sale that you just point at the rotating object...
  25. Thread: "the real deal"

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    Nah, you got it all wrong. This is the "Miss...

    Nah, you got it all wrong. This is the "Miss Laguna Lifeguard Pageant" and the guys are just looking at the next contestant running up the beach. See, you didn't have to get all worked up about...
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