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    Automega (see link in djwarner's post above), is...

    Automega (see link in djwarner's post above), is where I got my molding. It's the exact same "rivet-on" aluminum & vinyl installed by most dealerships in the early 70's.
    Vinyl insert is available...
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    [Quote: "As for V8 conversions, I've always felt...

    [Quote: "As for V8 conversions, I've always felt that if I had the desire for a "go fast" Corvette powered sports car, I'd buy a Corvette.
    Dennis"]

    I consider V-8 conversions to be a matter of...
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    Sticky: My mistake, you are of course correct regarding...

    My mistake, you are of course correct regarding the Ford GT. __ The GT was still a beauty, especially in Gulf Oil color scheme! __ My only criticism of the "new" GT is the seat upholstery should...
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    Sticky: I displayed my car today at Burlingame's "Cars in...

    I displayed my car today at Burlingame's "Cars in the Park", along side my neighbors 240Z. _ Our 240Z's got lots of attention and compliments. _ It was a great time, though there were fewer cars on...
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    Sticky: Removed the original, non-functioning A/C...

    Removed the original, non-functioning A/C compressor, compressor mount and hoses from my neighbor's 240Z. Next step will be to get a new A/C kit and install it.
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    Jim's advice is 100%. One other piece of...

    Jim's advice is 100%. One other piece of advice; don't try to do it all at once. Attack the project in small sub-assemblies where you can "see progress". Keeps it from from becoming...
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    For me, the very first drive after completing the...

    For me, the very first drive after completing the restoration / rebuild. Driving a classic Z after over 10 years was like going back to 1979 for me.

    2nd place, (for humor), was when my car was...
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    Check for a burned-out signal light bulb

    Check for a burned-out signal light bulb
  9. Thread: A Short Rant...

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    Jim, thanks for the good advice. My case goes...

    Jim, thanks for the good advice. My case goes up for insurance arbitration in July. CSAA thinks they will win, given I have the guy's insurance and agent contact info. (to quote the CSAA agent:...
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    Swe-eet!

    Swe-eet!
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    Pretty car!

    Pretty car!
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    Sticky: Very nice looking 10 footer!

    Very nice looking 10 footer!
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    Love Japan, great country & culture. Don't...

    Love Japan, great country & culture. Don't think I'll ever make it back there again though.
  14. Thread: A Short Rant...

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    Thanks for all the understanding. It does make...

    Thanks for all the understanding. It does make me feel better!

    Like FastWoman, I can't imagine not acting responsibly and leaving a note with my contact info. Guess I'm a bit of an...
  15. Thread: A Short Rant...

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    A Short Rant...

    Two months ago, a guy rear-ended my Subaru while texting. I was stopped at a stoplight. Got my car fixed, but am still waiting for reimbursement of my deductible.
    His insurance, (Farmers),...
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    Look for a voltage leak or lamp that doesn't go...

    Look for a voltage leak or lamp that doesn't go out. Look at your glove box and the engine bay light to make sure they are off.

    My glove box light switch had been pushed back and didn't go out. ...
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    Naw, it was just movable ballast!

    Naw, it was just movable ballast!
  18. Is the 1st car and Elva?

    Is the 1st car and Elva?
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    I had to learn this the hard way on my 2nd Z... ...

    I had to learn this the hard way on my 2nd Z... Wish you had told me this 20 years ago!
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    Great work! Really wish I could weld like that....

    Great work! Really wish I could weld like that. I wouldn't trust my welds to hold a banana... :)

    The dash repair looks good as well.
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    Sticky: Went for a 3 hour ride today. Highway 101 South...

    Went for a 3 hour ride today. Highway 101 South to Highway 92 West toward Half Moon Bay on the coast, without much traffic until close to Half Moon Bay.
    South on Highway 1 with the ocean on our...
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    Correction: It's on July 26th.

    Correction: It's on July 26th.
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    Looks just like the A/C mount in my neighbors...

    Looks just like the A/C mount in my neighbors (dealer installed) car.

    I have a black fingernail from smashing a my finger after the wrench slipped while trying to loosen the belt tensioner on...
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    Cool!
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    Is the car from the SF Bay Area? I almost went...

    Is the car from the SF Bay Area? I almost went to look at one locally that could be it's twin. They are great cars!
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