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[2014] What did you do to/with your Z today?

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Rather than let these threads go on forever as they do in some other forums, I thought I'd start new ones for separate generations for the New Year. Use these threads for short, Twitter-like posts, things that may not be worth their own thread.

Since only the S30 threads got any use over the past couple of years, I've only created this one thread this year for all Zs.

Enjoy, and let's keep each other involved!

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My wife took my new Konig Rewinds to the tire store today to get tires mounted on them. I put the wheels on the 260Z this evening and swapped the Iron Cross wheels to the 240Z.

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Steve,

Bet they look good. How about some photos?

Photos will be coming. I was tired when it was done, and I wanted to get warm.

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I got the splash pan from the 260Z blasted and coated. The place turned it around in one day for me. I lucked out in that they were coating a bunch of other things flat black, so they added the splash pan into the mix.

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For the Atlanta area people, this is the place I went to: Professional Cryogenic Metallurgy & Coatings,Atlanta,Georgia,Cryogenic,REM Gears,powder coating,ceramic coating,sandblasting,metal polishing

Pete Thomas recommended them to me, and I can see why.

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What a project - not fully completed yet but the hardest part is finished........yep, spindle pin replacement along with all bushings

POR 15'd Semi-gloss black and silver - Custom G2 paint for 110 - 15/16th's for Toyo brake upgrade

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I watched the remainder of the snow melt. I will not be taking the Z out until we get a good rain to wash off the salt they (belatedly) put on the roads. I have a small inkling of how our northern brethren must feel every winter. I'll take Atlanta's once every few years winter problems over theirs.

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I watched the remainder of the snow melt. I will not be taking the Z out until we get a good rain to wash off the salt they (belatedly) put on the roads. I have a small inkling of how our northern brethren must feel every winter. I'll take Atlanta's once every few years winter problems over theirs.

Well, at least use your daily driver to come visit us at C&O tomorrow.

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Today I painted the 240z back floor "hunter green" a spray paint color from thrifty hardware similar to the original #907 green for my car. Last summer I scraped off the tar material that was back there so I painted it today so it would not be bare metal. I thought it was interesting that most of the metal was shiny and rust free underneath that tar stuff. I know it is like undercoat but I didn't think it was supposed to be much protection.

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Layed on my back in the garage with hot water from the hose - washed / degreased / rinsed the entire underside of my car. Getting ready to re-freshen the undercoating with some 3M and get ready to put the rear suspension, diff, brake system back in..........a very wet job to say the least!

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Yesterday I pulled, cleaned and gapped the plugs and serviced the carbs, today I took my son to Waffle House for breakfast and he and I will likely take it over to a SuperBowl party tonight.

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It's one of those "while I am at it" projects. What else would you do if the rear suspension, exhaust, diff, struts were out of your azz end? Yep, pull the tank, evap tank, return lines............"while I am at it"! Vapor hoses are a PITA - two parts are left from Nissan - 1 is formed - the other is not. All 5 lines different sizes for venting.......WTH!!

Break out the POR15 again.........might as well do the EVAP tank and the gas tank "while I am at it"..................let's see what else I can find back there. I've already checked all the rubber plugs to make sure I'm keeping exhast fumes out.....just ordered a new filler hose...."while I am at it".

Damn - I'm glad I've got an understanding wife!! ;)

Edited by Travel'n Man

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Running vapor hoses and re-installing the vapor tank........installing the gas tank tomorrow evening and finishing up vapor hoses and tank.

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Replaced most of the coolant hoses in my neighbor's 240Z, with exception of the under-dash heater hoses. No leaks, just preventative maintenance.

The original dealer installed A/C makes the interior hose connections very difficult to get at, and I had to remove the A/C evaporator. Her heater valve was completely frozen, so I have to order a new one before I can complete the job, probably next weekend. I think the heater hoses and valve had never been replaced!

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Almost finished with this winters mod's and refresh - now if we can get this friggen snow to stop!

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Just got the 78 out of the shop and breaking it in after a rebuild. Used N42 block, head (gasket match porting), and intake. I went with flattop pistons for ~10.3:1 compression and the cam got a regrind from Elgin to a Stage 2-2.5, triple ground valves w/Isky springs, a 6-3-2 header, and 2.5" exhaust. I had already lowered it with Eibach progressively wound springs and KYBs. I've got the Koenig rewinds as well. Gotta get those bumpers off of there! This is my daily driver.

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Travel'n Man, great looking car!

I spent my night with one victory and one defeat. I swapped out the shifter bushings which is night and day, mostly due to the bushings not being there in the first place! Here's a video to show the difference:

The defeat was swapping out my thermostat. It's stuck open so I picked up an $8 replacement and figured two bolts should only take 5 minutes of my time. That was until the bolt closest to the block sheared in half. >_< Spent an hour with a left hand thread bit trying to back it out to no avail. I've got it soaking in PB blaster hoping that'll help loosen it up for tomorrow's round 2. :cry:

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Keep us informed, I'm going to have to replace mine as soon as the weather warms up.

I'm thinking of just tapping the center of the bolt that's stuck in there if it still won't back out and run like that until I can pull the engine and have someone do a "welded nut" extraction on it.

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