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    3 wire to 4 wire tachometer

    Maybe a better way to state the question would be: is there a way to install a 4 wire tach into the original 3 wire system? Has anybody tried this? Thanks, Victor.
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    4 wire to 3 wire tachometer

    Is there a way to convert a 4 wire tachometer to a three wire? My 73 240 has a 3 wire that is malfunctioning and I have a spare 4 wire that works. Supposedly the 3 wire is the more reliable one,...
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    Thanks. Been going through a separation and the...

    Thanks. Been going through a separation and the move out took some time and plenty of money. Quite amicable but still a pain in the a**. So now I have some time to get back to being a smart(dumb?)...
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    If you're brand new to engines, just pay someone...

    If you're brand new to engines, just pay someone to tune it. New plugs, timing, maybe plug wires, etc. Keep all the lubricants and filters up to snuff. If you really want to get into the mechanics...
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    Not possible! Couldn't be any rust on a $900...

    Not possible! Couldn't be any rust on a $900 240. I learned the hard way a long time ago that it is always best to go through your insurance company even if the damage appears to be minor. No...
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    A hidden benefit to purchasing that 4 wire set...

    A hidden benefit to purchasing that 4 wire set would be a 33% increase in gas mileage for the Z. Kind of like the cylinder cutout method for increasing gas mileage on some of the newer cars. Well...
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    Rick, Handsome buck, aren't I? Not far from...

    Rick,

    Handsome buck, aren't I? Not far from reality. Look a bit like a young Alfred E. Newman. It's a Mad world. :laugh:

    Wish I had the spare change to be able to make my 240 all original...
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    Explain that to the clerk at Fredericks! ...

    Explain that to the clerk at Fredericks! "Really! I am buying them for my car!" ROFL
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    Poll: Job history timeline: Dishwasher-rowboat...

    Job history timeline:

    Dishwasher-rowboat supervisor-beach bum-bodybuilder-musclehead gym instructor-carpenter-yacht salesman-trout hatchery superintendent-dishwasher(Full circle! Right on!)
    ...
  10. Thread: trivia

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    The push for using the metric system in the US...

    The push for using the metric system in the US was instigated by the large tool and fastener manufacturers. Tool sales had stagnated because everyone already had their SAE toolsets by 1970, so they...
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    Well, wrong spot for this reply. Sorry.

    Well, wrong spot for this reply. Sorry.
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    Yeah, I've seen many, many warnings about NOT...

    Yeah, I've seen many, many warnings about NOT using hollow blocks for jack stands. Apparently not wise. Victor.
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    Hey 2-4-t-z-man, what happened to the 73 Z? Just...

    Hey 2-4-t-z-man, what happened to the 73 Z? Just because it has a couple of boat anchors doesn't automatically exclude it from the early Z club. LOL
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    It has always amazed me that 90% of the Zs that...

    It has always amazed me that 90% of the Zs that you see for sale have been both stored for twenty years(not 21 or 19 years) and were never driven outside of the no-rust states of California or...
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    I think these kid's interpretation of history is...

    I think these kid's interpretation of history is probably more truthful and useful than most textbooks. Way more interesting and funny. Thankfully just got home from LA, home to all road rage and...
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    For some odd reason I was thinking about this...

    For some odd reason I was thinking about this subject just last night. Hadn't even read this post yet. Was musing that if someone does make a replacement part, they need to designate someone on...
  17. Thread: Offset Question

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    I have been looking at wheels on Ebay and was...

    I have been looking at wheels on Ebay and was also a bit confused about offset for a bit. Apparently, the more positive offset you have, the more the rim moves toward the inside of the wheel well. ...
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    This old fart got an old fart present from the...

    This old fart got an old fart present from the wife: one of those swings with a canopy to put on the deck and contemplate my navel. She just wants me to get into the old age syndrome and croak...
  19. Thread: Useless info.

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    This obviously shows that the Irish woman's...

    This obviously shows that the Irish woman's temper has intimidated Irish men into submission, resulting in Irish men being meek and compliant. In conclusion, red hair genes combined with estrogen...
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    If you are definitely going to install a...

    If you are definitely going to install a different tranny soon, but need to get by for a short period, why not clean up the "ring" as best as possible and install the new seal with some JB weld or...
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    I'd bet you could also do some interesting new...

    I'd bet you could also do some interesting new riffs, maybe start a benefit concert and call it "Band Aid". It could be for a good "gauze". I can get some nice cuts and bruises just changing...
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    Undoubtedly one of the reasons the cops may feel...

    Undoubtedly one of the reasons the cops may feel it's necessary to give you all of those nice tickets is that if the person you hit decides to sue you and/or your insurance company for whiplash or...
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    The engine and tranny are so easy and quick to...

    The engine and tranny are so easy and quick to pull as a unit and 100 times easier to work on outside the car that doing it any other way doesn't make much sense. Unless you can't or don't want to...
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    It may not make any difference to you, but didn't...

    It may not make any difference to you, but didn't the 71 have the smaller diameter rod bolts? If you replace all the rods, you might want to go with the ones that use the larger diameter bolts. I...
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    I've always told my kids that the word "fair" was...

    I've always told my kids that the word "fair" was invented by someone on shrooms. Has no meaning outside of fairy tales. If you take the word seriously you're in for a really disappointing and...
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