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    Thanks! No more MM oil...

    Thanks! No more MM oil...
  2. I'm on keeping the spare side of this particular...

    I'm on keeping the spare side of this particular issue.

    1) A guy at work had a tire failure this weekend when he hit something on the road. From his description, some canned goo wouldn't...
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    I have a Pertronix ignition. Timing checked...

    I have a Pertronix ignition. Timing checked with a timing light, vacuum disconnected at 750 RPM.
    (My vacuum advance is not connected at this time).

    I do have a vacuum gage and will try...
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    I plan to hook-up a mechanical gage to the port...

    I plan to hook-up a mechanical gage to the port this week, though I suspect, as posted above, everything's all functioning normally.

    Am already adding acetone, (mixed with a small amount of...
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    Smart!

    Smart!
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    The excessive oil pressure thread got me...

    The excessive oil pressure thread got me thinking. I'm running a Fram oil filter. Was thinking that perhaps the bypass valve is open and I'm losing pressure there, enough to lower pressure at...
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    Yet Another Oil Pressure Post

    Last few days I've been driving my 72' 240, and noticed a couple strange events.

    Observation #1)
    Normal oil pressure at speed, (2/3 to 3/4 on gage), but while sitting at a stop light, gage...
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    I hate brake problems..! "Zero" pedal feel...

    I hate brake problems..!

    "Zero" pedal feel does not indicate a small leak. Look under the car for evidence of brake fluid.
    No pedal feel sounds more like a problem at the master cylinder.
    ...
  9. Thread: Really? $185

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    Carl, I agree completely, if it had the OEM...

    Carl,

    I agree completely, if it had the OEM rubber seals. However, it's just the edge trim, no door seal, which seems out of line cost wise.

    Is the bare rubber seal, (not mounted to the...
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    Happy holiday weekend to everyone! A small but...

    Happy holiday weekend to everyone! A small but welcome break!
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    I would not tow with a car cover on. Even a...

    I would not tow with a car cover on. Even a soft cover would possibly abrade the paint.

    If you are worried about sun on the interior, just tape tin foil on the inside of the windows with...
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    Too funny! Unless I'm driving it, which is...

    Too funny! Unless I'm driving it, which is typically only one day a week, I guess mine qualifies as garage art as well!
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    Actually it will work. I used it on my previous...

    Actually it will work. I used it on my previous Z many years ago, glued after-market rubber seal to the welting.
    Looked and worked fine, a better fit, in fact, than the precision rubber I used...
  14. Thread: Really? $185

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    Really? $185

    $185 for door welting w/o rubber seal?
    Datsun 510 240Z Door Welting Set New | eBay

    I can buy the same thing, (or very close), from McMaster-Carr (Style 6 or 9)
    McMaster-Carr
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    Yes, I used weather-strip adhesive, coating both...

    Yes, I used weather-strip adhesive, coating both the back of rubber and face of bumper guard.

    For "rough" rounding of the edges I used 100 grit on a small bench-top belt sander, then finished...
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    Yes, to fasten it to the bumper guard I used...

    Yes, to fasten it to the bumper guard I used weather strip adhesive. Coated both sides, let them dry for 15 minutes and stuck them together
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    Homemade Bumper Guard Rubber

    Sorry it took so long, but was having some computer issues, (due to an abortive attempt to down-rev from Win 8.1 to Win 7). Don't get me started...

    Attached is a pick of the garage made front...
  18. I check them maybe once every 6 weeks, but my car...

    I check them maybe once every 6 weeks, but my car is 95% complete and I'm not really in buying mode anymore.
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    Actually, I made one front bumper guard strip...

    Actually, I made one front bumper guard strip using 1/4" thick black rubber sheet I had in the Garage, (from McMaster-Carr), for my niebor's 240Z. Used a belt sander for making it the correct...
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    I watched and felt the same way... How could...

    I watched and felt the same way... How could they do that to such a low vin car!
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    I recall reading the early 240's come with rubber...

    I recall reading the early 240's come with rubber mats instead of carpet... Can someone confirm?
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    Makes sense!

    Makes sense!
  23. Nice work! Looks great. 93 octane? I'm so-o...

    Nice work! Looks great.
    93 octane? I'm so-o jealous. Premium pump gas here is 91, contains alcohol, (and I think they are lying about it being 91 octane).
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    Wow! That's a huge improvement. Looks Great....

    Wow! That's a huge improvement. Looks Great.
    I agree, send the before & after pics to Meguairs.
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    Why a 2+2? Just curious...

    Why a 2+2? Just curious...
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