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    Sealed my tank with POR-15 today....I'm exhausted!
    - HLS30-00655 240z on a long road ahead

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    I finally installed the 280ZX distributor in my 73. I'll test it tomorrow after Caffeine & Octane.
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    Blew a tire last week, took my Konig Rewinds out of the garage and to the tire guy Friday, changed the tire today, hope to have some 225-50-15s by this time next week.
    '73 HLS30 129806 ; L-28, street cam, SUs, 5-speed, Koni's, Suspension techniques springs, swaybars, 3.90 R200 LSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJ View Post
    I finally installed the 280ZX distributor in my 73. I'll test it tomorrow after Caffeine & Octane.
    Well, after I got back from the car show, I removed the valve cover & spark plugs. I put oil in each cylinder & all over the cam. I put back on the valve cover and went to turn over the engine with the starter, only to find that I forgot to keep the trickle charger plugged in. Whoops, dead battery. The voltage was too low to use the bigger charger, so I put on the trickle charger for a few minutes. After I got the battery up to 10 volts, I switched over to the big charger to recharge the battery.

    After a couple of hours charging, I used the starter to turn over the motor. I then put in the plugs and attached the wires. I sprayed in some starting fluid and cranked the engine. It fired but soon died. That wasn't too surprising for two years sitting dormant. I used a little more starting fluid and got the car started again, only to die again quickly. Only this time I saw it has spit out some gas. I then coaxed She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO) to crank the engine while I watched. I saw the gas spitting out and pulled the float vent tubes from the air cleaner & plugged them with my fingers. SWMBO cranked the engine again. It sputtered and spit like crazy. SWMBO turned off the car and went back inside. She was done with the smell of gasoline for the day. I moved the plunger up and down in the back carb, but I couldn't get it to move much on the front. Heck with that. I pulled the dome off and moved the piston up and down. Then I put the dome back on.

    I reattached the vent tubes, crossed my fingers and tried again. The engine cranked, fired and ran! Woo hoo! Success! I yelled, "It's alive! It's alive!" (Young Frankenstein reference) Now I can go to setting the timing and taking care of the myriad of issues that need to be addressed before putting her back on the road. (The 73, not SWMBO)

    What's more expensive than fixing up a Z car? Fixing up more than one Z car.
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    Pulled the intercooler, the radiator, the cam. Installed a new cam, new rockers, and prepped the new aluminum radiator and e-fan for assembly tomorrow. Checked head torque. That's it for today #my back speaking.
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    Decided to remove the ac unit from under the glovebox on my 72. Had already taken off all the hoses pully and other items under the hood. Installed the msa firewall insulator. And marveled at how good the z is looking.
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    The other day i got a note offering to purchase my 280z :]
    1977 Datsun 280z, 4/77, 81k original miles. Been stored under a tree, just waiting for me.
    Now a daily driver, see its progress at www.DailyDatsun.com

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    Default Got KIA weatherstip

    Learn from this thread and got weather strap from Junkyard.

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    Installed interior panels, new rivits and finised the interior. Waiting for my new stainless bumpers that were shipped Monday and should be here Wed. And thats what I will be doing this week end.
    Mike

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    Yesterday, I installd the MSA Stage 1 Rear disk brake conversion Kit. Just need to adjust the E-Brake and we're golden.
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    Got the Z out of winter storage on Saturday (2 days ago). Install new leater boots on shifter and hand brake. Today i did put a tune up kit in there. fuel filter, Changed Oil and filter, Point, ignition rotor, plugs and cables, install new airfilter.

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    I drove mine to work

    1978 Datsun 280Z (owned since Aug 1997)
    1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 (SOLD!)
    1996 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 (daily driver)

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    Picked it up Saturday with new Konig rewinds, Toyo proxes 225-50-15 plus TTT T/c rods and AZC steering knuckles/bump steer spacers.
    '73 HLS30 129806 ; L-28, street cam, SUs, 5-speed, Koni's, Suspension techniques springs, swaybars, 3.90 R200 LSD

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    Visited her at the paint shop - block and sand stage. May be awhile before she gets the paint as she is extra work for the shop, behind their bread and butter jobs. Getting pretty anxious, but won't rush them. Hope to have her ready for ZCON 2012.
    1971 240Z - HLS30-23305 2/71
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    Drove the Z to our first Indy Z car club event of the year, Garage Day!
    It was raining and cold, but an excuse to drive the Z makes it all worth it. Not to mention that Rick cooks the best beef brisket known...
    '71 240Z, Because any fool can drive fast in a straight line.

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    Changed transmission tail shaft seal and put in Redline MT synthetic.
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    Do you know where my Grandpa's 240z is? He sold it around 1994. I think it was a 72. It was orange with black interior and some sort of scissors style aftermarket crank up sunroof. I think it was sold to a fellow pharmacist and I think he was from Egg Harbor Wisconsin. At the time the car had between 32-36k original miles. He sold it for the lowly sum of $3000-$3500. My grandpa passed away a few years ago and I would like to know its whereabouts.

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    Yesterday, I drove my 240Z to the 2012 ZAttack Car Show that was held at Nissan's Headquarters, in Franklin TN (where the 2010 ZCCA National Convention was held). The Middle Tennessee Z Club did a great job putting the event on. They had over 100 Z's attend. Friday many went on a Nissan Plant tour and a BBQ Friday night at the Lane Museum. I have posted some pics in the gallery so check them out.

    Randy S and Bob M great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ZULAYTR.....thanks for the eye candy PS,my Z is currently resting, the 510 is getting it's spring beauty treatment and health check
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    Installed a belt for the A/C compressor. Noticed it missing while doing the oil change; just in time for summer.

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    Now a daily driver, see its progress at www.DailyDatsun.com

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    My replacement hood release cable came in, the original broke without opening the hood. You have no idea how happy I was knowing I had a redundant cable release attached several years ago. It worked like a champ. The new install went well, but still keeping the other cable just in case. Cleaned up the brake booster hoses and clamps while I was at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzi Lon View Post
    My replacement hood release cable came in, the original broke without opening the hood. You have no idea how happy I was knowing I had a redundant cable release attached several years ago. It worked like a champ. The new install went well, but still keeping the other cable just in case. Cleaned up the brake booster hoses and clamps while I was at it.

    Bonzi Lon
    That sounds very interesting. How did you do it? do you have any pictures?

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    Taz0162 reminded me.. {Post 106} - So today I pulled the Vintage Air system out of my White 72 - and am returning the car to stock - so I'll be refreshing the original heater/blower and reinstalling it over the next few days...

    I may just get carried away and pul the engine to refresh the engine compartment as well...

    FWIW,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTTED View Post
    That sounds very interesting. How did you do it? do you have any pictures?
    I used some braided picture frame wire and 2 lead fishing weights for clamps looped around the pull lever, routed the cable over to the wire loom tab, then straight down to the tab on the frame rail. It might be a little shade-tree, but it sure saved a lot of time, frustration, a lift and money. After breakage it was open in about 20 seconds.

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    Dropped the gas tank, filler neck, taillights out, weatherstripping out, interior panels out. Tomorrow the engine comes out.
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    drove next to a great 280zx turbo near the SJC airport. i spotted it down the street and went the long way to work just to wave hi. he threw out a hang 10 :]
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    Gave her a wax job, going to a cruise-in tonight. Love driving the Z.
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    Just purchased some 260z seats with tracks off Craigslist. Only $20, bargain in my opinion. Using best seat tracks between these and my 73's originals for my Corbeau seats.

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    Well technically, not my Z... Starting to reassemble my neighbor's 72 240Z Automatic.

    Polished-up all the exterior lights, installed drip mouldings, adjusted one window mechanism, installed side lights & front parking lights.
    Doing it a liitle at a time as I have time. Plan to have it put together and on the road in about 2 months (or less).
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    Changed the fuel filter and Cleaned the SU Carbs. Took for a short run... Ran great~
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    Got a vintage Recaro leather seat for my 73 for $200 with Recaro seat rail. I am so pumped; found it on Craigslist Orange County. I did not even barter on the price; I took it and it will be delivered today so I can install it in time for MSA.

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    1977 Datsun 280z, 4/77, 81k original miles. Been stored under a tree, just waiting for me.
    Now a daily driver, see its progress at www.DailyDatsun.com

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    Default Shortened Shift Lever

    Cut and threaded shifter today, and installed Nismo Shift Knob. Looks great, but I hope 3 inches off isn't too short. I have to get the car going before I can test it out.

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    I changed the oil, washed the car, and replaced the horn relay today. The car is pretty much as ready as she'll be for the Mitty on Friday.
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    After installing the TechnoToy LCAs, I drove the 240 to the alignment shop and back, before go off to work.

    Camber 2.3, caster 3.4, toe 1/16 front with 2.1 camber and 1/16 toe in the rear.

    After work, I spend a few hours drilling holes (tranny, oil pan, diff drain plugs, etc.) in the 240 race car to attach safety wire (tomorrow's chore)
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    I installed new weatherstripping in the windows for the doors. (there was none in there)
    Installed new rear interior panels as a previous owner cut out the speaker grills leaving a large hole.
    Fixed ebrake.
    Replaced starter.
    Removed front valance in preparation for installing a new air dam.
    Removed steering wheel and test fit the original steering wheel to see how I like it. Still can't decide what I'll use
    '73 HLS30 143820

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    Today the 510 will go to rest for a while and the Z will be driven for a week or so and then swap again the joys of multiple cars
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    Wire wheeled misc. brackets and pieces under the hood, and gave them a clear coat.
    Got bored and moved onto the interior.
    Ripped out old vinyl and carpet, seats and seat belts.
    Test fit new carpet kit
    Hammered out mystery floorpan dents, someone did some serious offroading.
    Vacuumed and wirebrushed the dried mud and sand from under the driver's seat carpet... I think this car spent some time in a river, or mud-bogging, hense the substantial floor-pan damage, rot and river mud?
    Wondered how I'm going to fix the rusted out hole under the driver's seat on the subframe
    Drilled out shift pin hole and ran bolt through to reduce play in stick... Serious engineering fail on the inevitable wear on tear on the fork.
    Installed clutch fork and slave cylinder
    Clear-coated finished engine
    Went to Canadian Tire and bought two cheap door mirrors that look suprising better than expected
    Test fit new-to-me rusty headlight bucket after throwing out MSA headlight bucket becuase a piece of dried mud would fit better than that crap.
    Satisfied enough with the fit, ground of old studs and welded in new ones. Gave up on that for now.
    Greased passenger's side window tracks and rollers, window now works!
    Noticed locks and latch mechanism on both doors does not work and broken...
    Came here to investigate replacing entire locking assemblies
    Wondered why popular Zcar part supplier sent a shift pin and snap ring when the shift pin requires a pin and not a snap ring. Furthermore had the shift pin they sent been the one that required a snap ring, the snap ring they sent is the wrong size...
    Wondered why other popular Zcar part supplier is always out of stock of their outsourced parts...
    Wondered who the suppliers are so I can dodge the middle man, pay less and get my shipments to my door weeks sooner.
    Wondered how this car ever passed an out of country inspection to get into my hands when it's clearly broken everywhere, doesn't have legal seatbelts, doesn't have door locks and the driver's side window track is broken.
    Had two beers and went back and sat in the car, on the floor, not in that order.
    Pulled steering wheel
    Removed brutal leather wrap from wheel.
    Sanded the **** out of the wheel and wondered what finish would work best while matching the shift knob.
    Removed door weatherstripping from door frames, and stared at door lock....
    Came back in house and again researched door locks...
    Found this thread.

    Anyone got a link to good how to on door lock replacement? By lock I mean everything.

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    I added brake cooling ducts to direct air from the inlets that came on the "spook" more toward the brake calipers. This isn't a high end professional job. I used 3" hard dryer duct from a local discount hardware store and attached it to the inner fender with stainless steel band clamps that are pop-riveted to the unit-body.

    I posted pictures in the photo gallery. Search for "brake cooling duct" and they should pop to the surface.

    I have no idea if this actually accomplishes anything as far as brake cooling, but at least I plugged up the vent holes in the air dam.
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    Having pulled the center dash finisher, the heater control panel, the heater & blower motor out last week - I disassembled, cleaned, sanded, Ospho'd then primed & painted the heater box assembly. Today I'll be putting new seals in and re-assembling it. Heater core and heater control valve are in excellent condition!! Now all I have to do is find the new heater hoses I bought last year!

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    Glued in new carpet. Bye bye vinyl!
    Bolting trannit to engine, prep. engine install.

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    Spent two hours scrubbing black tar glue from vapor barrier on doors on my 78.
    What a mess that stuff is i saw it dripping down when warm for the two years that i drove the car.
    Did the 240 have that black mess applied.
    NISSAN must have got it cheap.

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    Sounds like acoustic sealant. There really is nothing that works better for sealing vapour barrier, but it is messy and terrible stuff. For a while one wall in my garage, and my tool chest was covered in it, after the ceiling vapour barrier started to fall down... nasty, nasty. Brake cleaner seems to help with clean up a little.


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    Today I opened up a box from Ztherapy... Suddenly I felt a kick in the pants to get the engine in!
    I need to cut out a section of floor and replace it, but apparently local code says it needs to overlap 1.5" and be welded AND riveted... They can't be serious. If I grind everything clean, and spot weld a perfect fitting piece to replace the one I cut out, prime and seal it, whats the problem? I bet I could POR 15 that area to match the rest of my floor and they wouldn't have a clue. The factory floor plans are essentially held in place the same way, are they not?

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    I washed and vacuumed the "new" Z. Took some glamor shots which are now posted here. Tomorrow will be her first show outing.
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
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    New owner of HLS30-15653
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    Right front wheel bearings replaced.
    '73 HLS30 129806 ; L-28, street cam, SUs, 5-speed, Koni's, Suspension techniques springs, swaybars, 3.90 R200 LSD

    Heavily medicated for your protection

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    Installing engine and transmission.
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    On my neighbor's 240Z: Painted rear valance and grill Duplicolor Wheel-Cote Charcoal. Installed reat tail-lights and valence. Dark charcoal goes great with the dark green metallic paint.

    Sprayed vinyl dye rear strut towers. They look great and came-out much better than I thought they would. Cleaned-up the center console. Will post some pics when the front lights and bumpers are installed.

    Next step, remove and paint the door panels. Then add shiney aluminum tape to the chrome strips.
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    I got my suspension parts back from powder coating today and the difference is amazing. I have all new nuts and bolts, arriving early next week. They will be class 10.9 zinc plated. The "Bolts!" thread was a huge help, so a BIG thanks to anyone who contributed to that effort. And to finish this off i have the Eibach springs, 4 piston disc brake kit and Prothane bushing kit all waiting to go in. Heres some before and after pics.

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    Resto in progress:
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    Took car to body shop for floor pan corrosion repair. Sounds like new pans and supports... $$$

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    took the car to the paint shop this morning!!! wwaahhhh! ^__^
    he literally had the sanding wheel spinning as i pulled in.
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    a lot more posts on my blog, DailyDatsun.com
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    Now a daily driver, see its progress at www.DailyDatsun.com

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    On Sat.

    Went to Efland, NC to attend the Timeless Cruizers Car Show. 280 cars in attendance. Failed to place in the foreign class, but did place in the top 125. This is mainly a Muscle Car Show, but there app 10 foreign cars . The last two shows I attended ,VW always win.

    Next show Butner NC in three weeks.

    Still great day to take the Z out.
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    Rebuilt the trans on my 1971 240Z race car. New bearings, seals and and syncros. Should shift much better now.
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    Added new scuff plates and new door latches.
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    Default Cleaned up the heater control panel.

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    This piece needed a lot of TLC. A PO tried to remove the blower knob by prying it off. He darned near pulled the set screw through the knob. Some people should not even be allowed to use a screw driver.
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    http://zccne.org/forum/index.php?/to...8060#entry8060

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    I found my heater line is leaking coolant into the passenger compartment today!

    picked up a driver's door and hatchback in the same original color as my 71 240z for 150$ last month and a rear bumber too!

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    Rebuilt a breaker plate. Sorry no pics.

    Buttery smooth... also rebuilt the rest of the distributor.
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Installed a Momo Shifter - much better then the round wood one................then had to go out for a test drive............fantastic!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

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    Installed clutch, transmission, then motor.
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    I said goodbye to mine. I sold the car, hope it enjoys it's new home. I will really miss this one, it was special and a hell of alot of fun.
    HLS30-143697 1973 110 ORANGE
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    Sanyo Sport kit induction, Datsun Comp exhaust. Datsun Comp internals. "C" grind cam
    Mallory DP ignition W/ Pertronix kit. Koni struts, Koni RallySport springs. Euro rear sway bar
    Who said they don't build em like they use to.


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    I traded my orange 72 Z and 510 for a one of a kind impeccable Z, she is a silver Cali 72 with an LS1 , 6spd , A/C and a bunch of goodies
    Last edited by 72 OJ; 05-30-2012 at 04:48 AM.

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    I cleaned up some of the wiring on my race car and then cleaned the garage. While I had 3 of the Zs outside I thought I'd take some pictures.
    Yellow - 1975 280Z ITS race car
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    I took my car to its first Cars & Coffee meet, have a nice new showboard to explain its history and the work done on it.

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    Very nice Jim!

    Look forward to meeting you one of these days!
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    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
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    Continued welding up the holes in my bumpers. A bit more grinding then it's off to the chroma.
    Also got some work done on the roadster's gas tank.

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    Dropped the diff today. I really don't think the Nissan engineers could have made that much more difficult... Although I hear the Porsche 944 guys complain a lot more.

    Got the rear cover off and discovered my R180 has a sort of metal baffle for the breather tube sandwiched in between TWO rear cover gaskets. So I guess I gotta see if my FLAPS has another gasket...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuczesk View Post
    I cleaned up some of the wiring on my race car and then cleaned the garage. While I had 3 of the Zs outside I thought I'd take some pictures.
    Yellow - 1975 280Z ITS race car
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    Nice trio,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    This was last week but.. I got married with mine! Completed just hours before use hahah but it was perfect. Actually, my uncle also saw ANOTHER Z (240z) also with "just married" on the back the same weekend!
    http://dailydatsun.files.wordpress.c.../img_30621.jpg

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    I made the 680 mile round trip to the Branson Z-Fest for the 5th time. A very unique 4 day event / car show in a fantastic location for spirited driving, let alone everything else going on in that town.

    The car averaged 26.8 mpg, the engine has 11k miles since the rebuild, 5k since the new rebuilt carbs. The 4 speed made it sound so nice at 3k to 3.5k rpm.

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    I took pictures of the inside of my gas tank as I am nearly done cleaning it prior to sealing it with the POR15 sealer. This picture was taken after running 2 gallons of hydrochloric acid through it (muriatic acid substitute according to the label) in four 1/2 gallon applications over two days and a quart of marine clean the third day. Thanks Jeff G 78 for your assistance with this. My tank wasn't bad to start with as no particles or chunks came out, just rusty water. Doesn't, er, everybody do this for entertainment?

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    70 240Z HLS30-00907, 1/70, wiper motor 97 Accord, Dave's harness mods, turn signal relay mod, quartz movement in clock, map light fixed, connectors cleaned/greased, 60A alt w/ NOS voltage regulator, weatherstrip replaced, defroster grid replaced, undergoing rust prevention. Previous owner of 71 240Z, 8/71, HLS30-41545, last seen in Sacramento painted blue (originally orange) has anyone seen it?

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    Cleaned 2 fuel lines - will clear coat them tomorrow if its sunny. Took apart the Assembly-switch Brake Indicator and cleaned all the pieces except main body - will do it tomorrow. Cleaned grease and built up crud from diff, drive shaft, and half-shafts. Will remove u-joints and replace the half-shaft boots tomorrow and then prep for priming, POR and final paint.
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    odometer turned over to 00000 !!! today.
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    Productive evening. Since 8 PM:

    - Got the diff cover back on and new gear oil in (Redline 75W-90)
    - Diff bolted back in (thanks floor jack)
    - Rear trans seal replaced
    - Driveshaft back in
    - New gear oil in trans (Redline MT-90)
    - Both axle shafts on

    If my brake bridge comes in tomorrow (it should), I'll bleed the brakes, set the timing and she'll be back on the road again (for a few months) after 8 years of sitting. So close.
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    I had to cancel my quick steering knuckles from MSA as they are not available for 4-6 weeks...
    Boooooooo

    On a brighter note, I just saved 320 dollars!
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
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    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
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    This weekend I took my new to me Z to two car meets , one in Maple Lawn MD( high end imports) and the other in Burtonsville MD(mostly restored American muscle) both are within 10 miles from my home. The reaction from this two groups of guys to my Z has cured my buyers remorse syndrome and justified my emptying of my wallet

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    This was a terrible day for me....got my brake booster and I completely f00ged it up, ruin one of the mounting thread bolts for the master cylinder on the unit,gone to hell,,,what a to do,,,,,more money what else... but to get an other
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    On Saturday I put my vintage leather Recaro seat in my car. I had to relocate my Wesco seatbelt retractor in order to get the seat back as far as I like it. The seat looks awesome in the car, it feels even better to ride in. I only have one and I will be looking for another one.

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    FSM says clean the carb suction piston & chamber every six months. Had Z for 6 years and finally did it - way less work than I thought it would be. Lots of goop in there. Faster response now. Also adjusted the carbs. Wish I had a meter to put in the tailpipe like at the dyno. FSM says after initial setting, move the idle adjusting nuts 1/8 turn up or down til the idle is best - couldn't tell any difference. Runs OK though. That's the good. The bad: set the fasteners for the K&N's on the lip at the rear of the hood, forgot to get them when I went for a test drive - a chrome acorn rolled down to the end and disappeared forever into the body. Never do that.

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    Today on PAPI'S day went to the local car meet, lots of shinny iron , my silver Z got's lot of complements. The was a vendor doing touch up/scratch repair on site and I had mine done, so I give my Z a mini spa treatment, she shines like a silver newly minted coin

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    Nuthin! Recuperating from a bout with Shingles.
    Back to work next weekend on neighbor's 240Z refresh & boat's brightwork...
    Julio
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    For the First time since owning my Z (4yrs) I drove it. And found out 15 seconds later it didnt have brakes. Toyota Calipers just showed up and my parts guy is trying to get me some brackets to do a rear brake swap.

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    Default Refreshed and Repaired my Glove Box Door

    Hi,

    Over the weekend I cleaned and repainted the glove box door. After painting, I applied Rainx. That really cleaned the slick plastic sides and removed the scratch marks. An Armour All spritzing was the final step.

    To repair the broken hinge, I'm trying something different. I started with fiberglass mesh (used for dry wall seams), sprayed it black and super glued pieces at the three hinge points. It is hardly visible when the door is installed. I'll see if this turns out to be a durable solution..
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    1971 240Z HLS30-26667

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ID:	54347Had another S30 Z pull up behind me off CA-101 and McKee! A great surprise!
    1977 Datsun 280z, 4/77, 81k original miles. Been stored under a tree, just waiting for me.
    Now a daily driver, see its progress at www.DailyDatsun.com

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    Default Good times at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

    Over the weekend our club went to Mid-Ohio to enjoy the vintage races.
    We met at a rest area...
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    Hung out at the track...
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    And even got to take a few laps during lunch...
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    It was a good weekend.
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    Last Sunday I took a four county, 130 mile cruise to see what was 'new on the farm', just 13 miles south of town.

    This is the beginning of Kansas' largest wind farm, it will start with 300+ towers covering 66,000 acres, with plans for up to 2400 towers. Each tower has a hub height of 213 feet and rotor diameter of 271 feet, turning a 1.6mw generator. Quite an impressive sight.

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    1969 HLS30-000110 SOLD Shipped to Dubai UAE
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    Had to take the car in for state inspection and turned over 50,000 in OD at 8am today June 26,2012.
    Michael 11/75 - 76-280 - HLS30-281,114
    Web site -Click Here and ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THE 280Z (1975-1976 -1977 - 1978 - ONLY) REGISTRATION[

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    Replaced the front brake pads and all the hardware.
    Ray
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    My Very First Car
    Purchased 5/23/1974

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    Since Wednesday my buddy and I have been tearing down our 71 in prepartion for a resto-mod. On Wednesday evening we pulled the motor and tranny. Yesterday I got the heater box out, I will restore it. I plan to get the core checked for leaks and pop a new valve on it. I will also test the fan. Our resto-mod will have a working heating system. Today I will continue to prep the interior for Lizard Skin and paint. The body is pretty much ready for paint; we will paint it blue(original color). It came with a blue interior that someone painted black. I wish it was still blue. We will put a nice L24 with E31 head in the car. We also have stroked L28 sitting there ready to go in if we choose it. I drove the car that the L24 came from and it was pretty quick with that E31 head. This weekend the work goes on; we will pull all the electrical out of the engine bay, power wash the engine bay and prep it for paint. Once the car is finished it will go up for sale.

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    Momtezuma......pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72 OJ View Post
    Momtezuma......pictures
    I know...I know. I must take pictures, I am so bad at that. I spent 21 years in the Navy traveling all over Asia and I have little in the form of pictures to document my travels. I was thinking I must picture document our build. I will start today. Thanks for the encouragement to document. This car is going to turn out awesome. We got most of the parts we need.

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    Default Lifted car for first time

    Put my car on stands for the first time... ABOUT TIME TOO. It's been less than a year since I got it, but I haven't had time to learn/do anything myself to any real extent, and adding the body kit didn't really require me to lift it...

    ANYWAY so I changed out the clutch fluid because I had noticed it was low, and then further noticed that it was looking pretty murky. First time I've ever done that, I hope I didn't introduce any air into the system. Probably should have used grease to seal the connection between the end of the tubing and the nipple. Tried a zip-tie but I don't know if that really helped at all. The bigger problem was that the nipple had some surface rust, and I didn't bother cleaning it off first, so the rough surface probably wasn't sealing with the tubing. Click image for larger version. 

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    Anyway, noticed/was reminded of some things that need to get done (the pictures) install choke (though I don't think I can attach it to anything since it's a 4 barrel system), figure out why the front air dam is bent weirdly, figure out how to raise the exhaust pipe, bleed the brake lines (why not, I have a lot of extra fluid), verify that I've found the timing mark, verify that it's ok that the rear bumper has a gap between itself and my the rest of the car, figure out why there is a part covered in oil and probably dirt, and not be such a newb when it comes to just about anything on my car. Learning by doing, though. And yeah, that bottle is the fluid I was replacing today. I think I'll probably be posting in the help forums soon for some advice on some of those projects.

    Oh, and I'm not a packrat, but I'm back at home with my family for the month, so I'm living out of boxes until I get back into my own place, so that's why the mess in one of the pictures there.
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    Default Appeared in a Tulsa news video

    Actually it was my son Alex in his '78 280Z. He was rear-ended in his Nissan Titan a couple of weeks ago and briefly commented about the never-ending Tulsa road construction while driving his Z. They appear around 1:00 into the video.

    http://www.fox23.com/mediacenter/loc...navCatId=19942

    Here's the Z sitting in the driveway in Houston last Labor Day.

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    1974 260Z RLS30-004104
    In the garage for now...

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    got the engine,tranny,fenders,front valance.rear hatch.rear bumper off the 73 240z that I'm parting out. Found very little rust.

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    Getting ready for the parade and car show in Laurel MD on Sat July the 7th

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    Took third place, 1st generation, stock, at the Midwest Heritage Z Show.

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    Keith
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    Went for a drive in the country

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    Got my first trophy at a mayor car show event,12th Annual Independence Day Car Show, Laurel MD.'' Nicest Foreign Classic Car "Sat.July the 7th 2012

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    Default Painted some parts, replaced some lines the motor is slowly getting there

    I worked on my most recent Z upgrade. I've got an L28ET i've replaced the oil pan, oil pan gasket, front main and rear main seals, timing set, i've painted the passenger side, now i'm working on the intake exhaust side before swapping. Its getting there, slowly. I did take the soon to be transplanted Z for a spirited ride today too. Its 100 degrees here and it never thought about running hot which is very good. I have some concern about the oil pressure fluctuations in that car from idle to 3000 rpm. Its all over the place. Not a huge concern as that motor will be on the stand soon enough
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    Awesome Lee, who wouldn't love that car. Feel any better now?

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