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    No issues whatsoever, though the velcro is mainly...

    No issues whatsoever, though the velcro is mainly attached at the upper edge of the carpet, and goes across the tunnel to attach to the other side. Works well, and should it ever need to be replace,...
  2. Getting into the door isn't that difficult. All...

    Getting into the door isn't that difficult. All that's needed is a phillps head screwdriver, and a thin flat/wide blade (or strong fingers) to pry/poop the door panel off.
    Remove the door pull and...
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    I don't know if this was original to my 79 or an...

    I don't know if this was original to my 79 or an add-on improvisation by the PO, but I found a few strips of heavy duty velcro going up and over the trans tunnel, connecting the driver and passenger...
  4. I agree with Zed on the starter-it's the lock...

    I agree with Zed on the starter-it's the lock cylinder that's mucked up-should be easy enough to replace. As to the window not operating, the scissor mechanism may have seized up, tracks fouled, or...
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    I guess I'm just on the unfashionable side of the...

    I guess I'm just on the unfashionable side of the curve... I've had 2 in the line, but not the years/models listed. 1975 Fiat 124, and 1979 280zx...
  6. Thread: Weird.

    by zbane
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    Here are the pics for when the posting is gone. ...

    Here are the pics for when the posting is gone.

    (my question besides "Why?" is "what the heck is that thing in the first photo, and why is it even there?")
  7. Thread: hey guys

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    There are several things you should look into,...

    There are several things you should look into, starting with the simplest: Is there gas in the tank? (seriously. I helped troubleshoot a friends Honda, only to find the tank was dry-and the low fuel...
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    Have you contacted FIMZ? He might be able to get...

    Have you contacted FIMZ? He might be able to get you in touch with the folks that bought the car so that you could make a deal with them... just a thought.
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    What interior parts are you looking for? I have a...

    What interior parts are you looking for? I have a few odds and ends sitting about. If you were to list (or preferably post photos of) what you're looking for, you'll most likely get better results.
  10. '71 240z in Greenville SC (parts car, most likely) for $700...

    Car looks complete, could be resuscitated... or used for parts...
    Here's the link: http://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/2905659325.html
    Body of text (minus phone):



    (standard disclaimer:...
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    Rockauto has one for $65...

    Rockauto has one for $65...
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    Oh, I wasn't planning on selling them, just...

    Oh, I wasn't planning on selling them, just showing it can be done easily and cheaply for oneself. However, if you'd like I'll sell you the one in the pics (minus the drive) for $99.99...but I can't...
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    @ SBlake, thanks! The thought of being able to...

    @ SBlake, thanks! The thought of being able to swap out the car for others was the whole idea. I like that the drive will be out of the way, hidden (less clutter) and provide a nice place to display...
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    Perhaps a little more elegant...

    Here's my take on a Z based external hard drive enclosure... Just a few pieces of wood, some glue and nails, stain, lacquer, and (although it's hard to see in the photos) rubberized undercoating....
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    It's a starting point for ideas... perhaps a...

    It's a starting point for ideas... perhaps a hollow base to enclose the drive, with the car on top. That way you'd be concealing the drive while displaying the Z on the desk or shelf. Hide the...
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    That's the reason I enjoy watching British...

    That's the reason I enjoy watching British Touring Car races... The cars seem to have been bought from a dealership, modified, then raced...just like in the old days of racing in the US.
    Here's a...
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    You're certainly not going to hurt anything by...

    You're certainly not going to hurt anything by cleaning the contacts and connectors, so you might as well try it. Also check the fuses, but don't just peek in there and look at them...pull them out,...
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    While it may well be an issue with wiring, have...

    While it may well be an issue with wiring, have you checked the simple things first? You state you put in new bulbs...but did you put in the correct bulbs? I've seen similar oddities occur when the...
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    Stephan, I don't know why the original poster...

    Stephan, I don't know why the original poster would need to do this either (unless there are track days in the car's future), but I wanted to at least try to answer the question with something not...
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    Back on track with the subject at hand... The...

    Back on track with the subject at hand...
    The speedometer is certainly reading the correct speed, but a circuit in the cluster isn't allowing the display to show it.
    It's been set up to display...
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    I had similar problems with mine, though it was...

    I had similar problems with mine, though it was the trip that wasn't resetting easily. I pulled cluster out of the dash (easier with an s130), opened it up, and found that all it needed was a good...
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    Competition Hood Vent for sale on Nashville CL ($100)

    As these are a bit of a novelty/rarity I thought I'd post the link.
    (no relation to seller, yada yada)

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/2851081227.html

    (here's the text of the page-minus...
  23. Thread: Z Dayz info?

    by zbane
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    I've not been in several years, but the time I...

    I've not been in several years, but the time I went there was a very nice assortment of Z cars from all the years. There are several places to stay, from campgrounds to hotels, but not many. Lot...
  24. Thread: my 280zx 2-2

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    To handle the squat and roll, I got myself a set...

    To handle the squat and roll, I got myself a set of Tokico Blue struts... In my opinion, they provide a good balance of improved handling dynamics and ride comfort.
    As to the roll (if the struts...
  25. the compression levels look to me like a classic...

    the compression levels look to me like a classic example of head gasket failure... I know from experience; your description of how the car ran before failure also sounds familiar.
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