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  1. About 6 years ago I offered a complete undercar...

    About 6 years ago I offered a complete undercar fastener kit (yellow zinc-chromate, all new parts) sourced from Wurth. Class 8.8 and 10.9 fasteners as appropriate for the application. No takers. I...
  2. In most cases you don't need to replace the...

    In most cases you don't need to replace the bearings in an R180 or R200. They are pretty sturdy and if the diff has had the fluid changed a couple times in its lifetime the bearings are probably...
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    It could be something that exists on all S30s. I...

    It could be something that exists on all S30s. I just don't remember.
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    Side window glass is specific to each side of the...

    Side window glass is specific to each side of the car. The passenger (right) side glass is etched on the inside. The driver's (left) side is etched on the outside.
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    Noticed something on 502. The lettering on the...

    Noticed something on 502. The lettering on the glass on the passenger 1/4 window and the door glass is backwards. Is this unique to this car or something that happened on some of the other 1969...
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    I never had the car in my shop, it was about...

    I never had the car in my shop, it was about 8,000 miles away. I do have a pic of the diff I built:
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    You will not notice a difference through the seat...

    You will not notice a difference through the seat of your pants. If you want to do it face the open part of the gap towards the intake valve.
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    FYI... the yellow SR20DET 240Z sold for about...

    FYI... the yellow SR20DET 240Z sold for about $50K to a buyer in the UAE. I built him a new differential, a new suspension, and sold him a OSG clutch system because what was on the car was...
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    FYI... Find the Betamotorsports page on Facebook....

    FYI... Find the Betamotorsports page on Facebook. I added some quick pics of the car, it arrived at our shop (Benton Performance) yesterday.
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    Yes, the serial number above is correct.

    Yes, the serial number above is correct.
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    Barn Find Race Prepped 280Z Warning

    FYI for those that might see this car on eBay, Craigslist, etc.

    Barn Find/ Shop Find race prepped 280Z for sale in socal. - Nissan : Datsun ZCar forum :Nissan Z Forum: 240Z to 370Z
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    A couple helpful tricks: Put the new races in...

    A couple helpful tricks:

    Put the new races in the freezer and the hubs in an over at 250F. The races go in much easier.

    Getting the races out is very easy if you have a TIG welder. Just run a...
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    Its already been repainted once. It will...

    Its already been repainted once. It will probably get repainted again.
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    And how do you pry these cars out of the owner's...

    And how do you pry these cars out of the owner's hands? Be nice, honest, and pay a fair price. Janelle said she's had a lot of guys try to buy the car and all treated her like she was a stupid...
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    I've known about the car since the owner,...

    I've known about the car since the owner, Janelle, took it to her first autocross back in the mid-1990s. I was her instructor and when I realized what the car was I suggested she find another car to...
  16. Honda, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi,...

    Honda, Mercedes, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, GM, Chrysler...
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    Hls30-00502

    A short video of it coming out of the horse trailer it was stored in for a few years.

    https://vimeo.com/101361546
  18. Adding a zirc fitting or penetrating any of the...

    Adding a zirc fitting or penetrating any of the seals to add or change the grease will just create an avenue for contamination. And a sealed bearing is not a panacea, look at Porsche's problems with...
  19. The rear wheel bearings on the S30 last a couple...

    The rear wheel bearings on the S30 last a couple hundred thousand miles with normal road use. How many more miles do you guys want?
  20. That's really cool!

    That's really cool!
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    So... you're saying to choose the cooling system...

    So... you're saying to choose the cooling system thermostat opening temperature to boil off water in the oil? I have never heard that before. That would require an oil temp gauge.

    I suggest that...
  22. M48 x 1.5p taps are a little difficult to find. ...

    M48 x 1.5p taps are a little difficult to find. Use a M12 x 1.5p threaded bolt to hammer the top of the strut tubes round. Lay the bolt thread in the tube thread and hit the side of the bolt with a...
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    This is how to properly string a car. ...

    This is how to properly string a car.

    Determining Wheel Alignment - String Your Car - Circle Track Magazine
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    Exactly. There is a lot that can be done with...

    Exactly. There is a lot that can be done with those additional parameters and JWT can custom program the unit to meet your engine specs. I know at least one person running one of these ECUs on his...
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    Its already been done... Jim Wolf Technology...

    Its already been done...

    Jim Wolf Technology website
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