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  2. FS5W71B 280zx transmisson rebuild

    found one local, the plan is to take the mainshaft with me and check fitment, if good, found a local machine shop to grind to length. the plan is to do 2 to save some on the setup, and have a spare.
  3. Today
  4. Hi everyone: I ordered a collector reducer to connect to my MSA downpipe (to stock manifold). The collector reducer comes with a paper gasket. Is this paper gasket sufficient? I see that there are other varieties of gaskets like copper, aluminum, and non-asbestos type fiber material, but I don't know if they are overkill for a street car? Thank you. Howard '74 260z
  5. Coolant temperature

    I think I'd try a cooling system flush. At higher RPM's the engine logically produces more heat. Members who have pulled the freeze plugs in the block have reported vast quantities of grunge in the coolant passages.
  6. FS: S30 Rear Marker Set

    This is a refurbished OE rear marker set - not some of the cheap aftermarket crap! The housings are in excellent condition, not a spec of rust or corrosion, no damage to the wiring or connectors. The gaskets are fresh and flexible (look new), no aging or other deterioration. The IKI lenses have been cleaned and polished, no cracks or chips. The SS bezels are straight and have been polished. Included are the mounting screws and replated fender clips. $60 includes free shipping within CONUS. Payment via PayPal.
  7. New garage

    Man i'd give my left ... for a garage that big. Nice!
  8. 5th Gear inner race FS5W71b

    its the sleeve that is directly behind the schro hub for the 5th/reverse. Mine is a bit more worn than I would like. NLA from the various vendors of course.
  9. Will do. I'll pop it back in tonight.
  10. Kenmeri coming to USA very soon.

    Just came back from Long Beach Ca (2017JCCS)....
  11. Any install a Stahl header?

    Yes it does! Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

    That's the plan, poly in the front and ruber in the back. I had two good washers. So I only need one kit.
  13. Any question is easy if you already know the answer.
  14. Retro Sound Install

    That looks good, I know how hard it is to get it just right. I have been toying with the idea of getting a label maker and seeing if I can duplicate the lettering of the original for things like volume or tone or balance or something.
  15. FS: 240Z Bell Crank

    Thanks for the response, PM sent.
  16. Winter Blend Fuel

    This "fuel" is a big lie just like "speculation" of the price of gas. Govt should stop the energy cartel from these games. With global warming the winters here now start in Feb (compared to November) and they are shorter..... it should be called "spring blend gas" if they wanted to sync with the actual period where the temp is significantly lower. I wonder what they sell in Calgary where it can snow in August and you play golf in January.
  17. It might take twenty years, it might take a hundred, but the the autonomous car revolution is coming. The question is, where will it leave those of us, presumably everyone who reads JNC, who prefer to manually hurtle ourselves across great distances in little metal … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  18. I plan to do the Euro lips offered at most of the sites. It's Fiberglass right? Any feedback on fitment of these? I definitly wish the urethane one was more readily available! http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/50-1636 https://jdm-car-parts.com/products/datsun-240z-260z-280z-uk-euro-spec-oem-front-spoiler https://whiteheadperformance.com/product/classic-european-air-dam-front-spoiler-datsun-240z-260z/ Sent from my SM-G955U using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  19. North Bend Drive

    Drive & Lunch Sat.Sept. 30th To Los Cabos Los Cabos in North Bend Take your Z For a Ride with us on the back roads to LosCabos Meet with us at the back lot of WHOLE FOODS 888 – 116TH. AVE. Bellevue. Meet 9:30 AM.& We Leave at 10:00 AM Any Questions Call Richard Pepper cell 425-358-0198
  20. Found this tonight on facebook. $36,500 collector owned it says... https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/6319387030.html 1972 DATSUN 240Z. 4- speed. Senior owned. Sold new at Forest Datsun in Redwood City California. THE original dealer stamped sales brochure included, with original manual, documents and dealer maintenance credit card. 100% original Persimmon Red paint. Yes, 100% front to rear, top to bottom. Never damaged. Fully detailed. Collector owned. Smog equipment removed long ago and saved for posterity. Unrestored Bone Stock California car in absolute garage kept immaculate condition. Documented professional engine rebuild less than 1,000 miles ago, circa 2000. The Mechanical Engineer original owner was a fanatic on checking compression and ultimately decided the engine was becoming tired, resulting in precautionary rebuild. Once again, all documented in depth photographically with applicable receipts. His Peterbilt Truck design department parking garage decal remains on the rear bumper. Runs and drives as well as it presents. Fresh Vredestein radial tires. New exhaust. Seeing is believing. Still has new Z smell. All concise documents and maintenance log since new. I am the second owner. Titled in my name, current registration. Clear title. Not into stories, car is for sale. Take care, Rick
  21. Deja Vu: 1971 Restoration

    So I cleaned up the rear shock towers and got one completely assembled. Will finish the second tomorrow. The old shock was stuck in the strut and was a challenge to get out. The picture is a bit blurry, but I held the shock is my vise and put my slide hammer on the other end. I ended up pounding on the slide hammer with a 4 lb hammer. I soaked the strut in PB Blaster and Kroll for a couple hours. Eventually I heated up the strut and pounded the strut off. There was a lot of rust on the shock. I got the brake and fuel lines back from the plater and got those installed. Will tackle the rear suspension tomorrow. Pics are below
  22. 280z parts for sale

    That would be the pinion shaft flange. There are different styles out there. Beware. Specify the drive (propeller shaft) that you'll be using. The Z's up through the 280ZX's all used the same bolt pattern and bolt size, except for 1975. Might be easiest just to get an old open 240 - 280Z open diff (except 1975) and steal the pinion flange.
  23. It's supposed to be silver, but over the years whatever grey, silver, etc. paint I could find to cover bald spots was used. I get razed all the time, "when you going to paint that?" I used to say it's urban camouflage, but I'm starting to accept I'm cheap and lazy. The interior, where I spend most of my time, is very nice. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  24. 1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    Haha! And I thank you immensely! No hurry on sending a care package my way. I'm not taking my car down right now. With so few remaining Z days in my part of the country, I'm going to stall on any hard core work until the weather turns! And as for your back, I completely understand. You know I'm there with you bud!!
  25. Tail Gaters...

    Haha yeah I do tend to pretty transparent. It's part of "my story", and I appreciate it when others can relate. That's a crazy long time without a license! Around here it really sucks since public transportation is a joke. It would be different in NYC or somewhere like that. I did my share of bicycle commuting for a minute. Luckily, nowadays, they make/let you get that breathalyzer in your car, so you can still drive. Since something like 70% of people who lose their license (for whatever reason) still just drive. Sometimes you have to get to work, food, etc... There's a lot of judgement about it, even though I'm willing to bet that most people have been just as guilty at some point. I know a guy who's been let go my the police multiple times. I only spent 30 hours in jail (more than enough), then house arrest, ankle bracelet, then years of probation. The stuff you have to go through only fuels the desire to drink more. Made some art about county jail. I loved the way my eyes communicated the pain involved from the entire situation. It's kind of like a slumber party that you don't want to be at: And a good friend of mine was killed in high school by a drunk driver, so I get it. I'm not proud of it. But I'm proud that I have empathy for other people's problems. It really is a problem for me that I will have to work on for the rest of my life. At least you had fun! Almost all of my experiences were negative, I'm like Dr. Jekyll/ Mr. Hyde with that stuff. The irony is I quit that skunk smoking since I graduated college and jobs do drug tests and I thought it was a better "legal" alternative... very wrong I was, as Yoda would say. I should've stuck with the pot. It's legal in a few states now, so I think they're starting to realize it's not even in the same room as alcohol, but the new problem they have is how to manage "marijuana DUIs", since it is in your system for a long time (30 days or more, I can attest to this from experience..). The other consideration is how much does it really impair your driving? A comedian once said if it was legal to smoke and drive, people would be driving all slow and letting everyone get over haha! I really appreciate your honesty too, much respect. I hope you've gotten it under control, or at least found ways to deal with it. You can probably guess why that Monte was totaled at this point... I made some art about that day, featuring the real plate and sling: During my sober periods, I focus on staying busy: making art, planning for Halloween, working on the Z. I would like to think that once (if) things start getting better financially, socially, etc... I might realize it isn't worth it. But it's not like drugs, it's everywhere: TV, sports, every store you go to. It's always there, and encouraged. I was heavily considering getting the message "ZUI" on my plates, then the cops would laugh when they run my record. Oh well, that's life. Sometimes it's the pain and disappointment that fuels growth and progress. Or at least I hope so, nowhere to go for me but up right now. At least I was able to keep the Z all that time. Makes you appreciate driving it that much more! Much respect again, thanks!
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  27. FS: New Poly Steering Coupler

    This was part of a poly bushing kit I bought from MSA a few years ago, fits all S30's and S130's. Never installed. $12 includes shipping within CONUS. Payment via PayPal.
  28. WTB: 240Z Grill Parts

    This one is out of a '73, looks identical to my '71 so I don't think there were any changes due to the bumper changes. Thanks for checking.
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