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    It works, but sometimes, the glass still doesn't...

    It works, but sometimes, the glass still doesn't sit right. I've had to push on the glass a bit to get it to sit properly. Then again, I'm just a backyard mechanic.
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    If you're not going to pull the glass out, a...

    If you're not going to pull the glass out, a trick I learned a long time ago may help. Carefully lift up the rubber and put some string under it. This will keep the rubber off the metal and get the...
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    Here in Hawaii, all oil is refined by Chevron or...

    Here in Hawaii, all oil is refined by Chevron or Tesoro. All oil refined in Hawaii comes from Indonesia. Different additives make it turn into Shell, ARCO, Union 76, etc. The "Katrina" explanation...
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    IF you have time . . . Toyota Museum in Aichi...

    IF you have time . . . Toyota Museum in Aichi Prefecture. Nissan Parts - Yokohama Nissan Parts Warehouse. They also have one in Sagami somewhere. There is a big Nissan Auto Mall in Sagami where...
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    My eyes hurt just looking at the computer...

    My eyes hurt just looking at the computer monitor. I can imagine what it looks like in full sunlight. I'm not too crazy about it, but it's your car. If it suits you, that's fine.
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    Actually, the Japanese government made Ford up...

    Actually, the Japanese government made Ford up their stake in Mazda and now they're the majority owner. Globalization at its best.
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    Lucky no one was hurt and the Z escaped damage. ...

    Lucky no one was hurt and the Z escaped damage. Maybe it's time to move? Or maybe put up some barriers like a wall or fence?
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    I believe Japan required two mirrors on the front...

    I believe Japan required two mirrors on the front fenders. They did not go to the door mounted type for a long time, and they still produce cars with the fender mirrors.
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    Darbji, we love you. You come here and...

    Darbji, we love you. You come here and contribute a lot of information and ask meaningful questions. Forgive the idiots, they can't help themselves. Guys, treat the Ladies with the respect they...
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    Grundy for me. Haggerty doesn't do business in...

    Grundy for me. Haggerty doesn't do business in Hawaii and my primary insurer, USAA, offers Haggerty as their collector car insurer. State Farm advertises heavily, but they don't tell you that you...
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    Since you brought it up . . . . Just where do...

    Since you brought it up . . . . Just where do these politicians think that electricity to power the "non-polluting cars" come from? Unless it's a solar powered electric vehicle, that electricity...
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    Obama grew up here in sunny Hawaii. Although he...

    Obama grew up here in sunny Hawaii. Although he went to the elite private school founded by the white missionaries, he probably experienced a lot of prejudice, pain and hurt because he's black. ...
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    If you have the time and the space, fix it...

    If you have the time and the space, fix it slowly. No need to dump lots of money all at once . . . slowly, as it comes. If not, try to sell to someone else who can fix it. Last resort is to chop...
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    I think the problem is not so much the talking,...

    I think the problem is not so much the talking, but the writing. People tend to write the way they talk, and then it gets all screwed up. I agree that "proper English" (and who knows what THAT is -...
  15. Thread: Gt-r

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    Yeah, I'm waiting on the new GT-R.

    Yeah, I'm waiting on the new GT-R.
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    Somebody help this thread and move it to the Z...

    Somebody help this thread and move it to the Z area.
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    I saw this 1973 Z going for $45,000. What makes...

    I saw this 1973 Z going for $45,000. What makes a 1973 z be worth this much money?



    1. He spent that much or more on building it and wants to get his money back.

    2. He's got a kid on the...
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    The is no "the" in Nihongo. It's understood. ...

    The is no "the" in Nihongo. It's understood. Consider Z が 大好き Literally translated, it means "I like Z very much," but it can also be interpreted to mean "I love Z."
  19. Thread: Awesome color

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    That is a classic Datsun color. I think every...

    That is a classic Datsun color. I think every 3rd 510 was painted in that color. I know ours was.
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    Carfax free search turned up this information: ...

    Carfax free search turned up this information:

    Sorry, posted before I saw "PM me"
  21. Thread: Color = Ticket?

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    Color doesn't seem to matter too much as what...

    Color doesn't seem to matter too much as what it's on. I've been pulled over once with with my beige Lexus 4-door and white Camry wagon and got off without a ticket. But I did get one while driving...
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    Yes, my car knew all too well that I had money. ...

    Yes, my car knew all too well that I had money. Brake job, valve job, shocks, ball joints . . . . and in JAPAN, the parts can be expensive. Now that the car is in America, it doesn't seem to have...
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    Tire Rack has been good to me. The only thing is...

    Tire Rack has been good to me. The only thing is to find a local installer who won't rip you off on the install and balancing. Call them up and talk to them - they are very knowledgeable about...
  24. Thread: 240z Alternator

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    I got a 105 amp internally regulated unit from Z...

    I got a 105 amp internally regulated unit from Z Specialties. Works really great and is a big improvement over the stock unit. I tried to source the 280Z unit, but could not find one . . . . .
  25. Thread: Spirit Garage?

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    I believe that Fujitsubo is the major...

    I believe that Fujitsubo is the major manufacturer for Z exhaust systems in Japan. You might want to look them up. I don't know if they carry it here in the US.
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