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      29 Apr
    hawaii z

    i have a 04/1972 240z vin#hls3076649 i bought in hawaii in 1977 that has less yhan 6,500 original miles.how do i find out what day it was produced my b-day is 04/20/1958

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    Moving to SoCal July 2015

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To Dream the Impossible Dream (Redwing's Z cars)

Open S30 Z Discussions Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Hi everyone,   Jai (Redwing) is a bit timid about protocols, even though we're a pretty informal bunch.  So I'm taking the liberty of explaining her situation.  She needs a bit of special help from the Z community, starting with a frank assessment of her situation and the formulati...
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Shaking, back and forth motion at 1st and 2nd gear

Engine and Drivetrain 29 May 2015
Just tuned both of my recently remanufactured SU Carbs and filled them up with ATM fluid. THe car drives great at high speed, however in 1st and 2nd gear when releasing the clutch pedal and accelerating slow, not hard! Imagine getting in a traffic jam or passing a Street bump, the car presents a...
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Body and Paint Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Hi!   I'm new to this forum and also new to Z cars. Just got my first '71 240z a month ago. The car is imported from California to Norway.   I got a set of ZG flares with the car, and I really like to get these on the car. But have som questions, hope someone can help me :-)   How...
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260z Brake Failure - Jump, Roll & Fire

Racing 26 May 2015
Once my neck isn't so sore I plan to part out the car and try to find all of the spare parts and wheels a new good home.  I think I'm going to move on to something with fuel injection and no drum brakes. https://www.youtube....h?v=AeqNnZbC1Z0
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A Different Headlight Relay Upgrade - 4 Relays

Electrical 25 May 2015
I recently completed a headlight relay upgrade, but I did it differently than the traditional approach. It's a little more complicated, but I think the results were worth the effort. Basically, I used four relays instead of two so that each filament has it's own set of contacts and high curr...
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Fitting 240Z bumpers and Valences to a 280Z

Body and Paint 12 Feb 2013
Hi fellow members,I have been searching the forum and although I can find a lot of info about replacing the bumpers I can't find much about replacing the valences. My plan was to buy the fibreglass bumpers, fit them, if everything went well replace them with the Stainless steel bumpers from H...
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Nice Cam

Open Chit Chat Today, 10:36 AM
Honda Insight Update: It is actually fun going slow on 3 cylinders with 12 valves.  Just did a valve lsh adjust and same work as in a Z   Beautiful valve train in that thang: 4 valves per cylinder off 1 cam with rollers and one intake valve is hydraulicly controlled.
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[2015] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

What I Did Today 31 Dec 2014
Started to gather the parts to reupholster the seats.
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Block painting question

Engine and Drivetrain Today, 07:54 AM
I've got my block and am ready for assembly.  Should I put the crank and pistons in before paint or after?  I use Permatex assembly lube and I'm scared I'll get it onto the new paint.  I was thinking install the crank and pistons, paint the block then put the expansion plugs in....
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Options for Highest Quality and Fit weatherstrip

Body and Paint Today, 07:55 AM
I have read excellent reviews on Vintage Rubber but due to my urgent need of getting the car ready for paint, i am looking for another high quality and fit supplier. Should i settle for black dragon? I read that Z man of Washington is also good! But cant manage to get him answer my emails.
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Vintage Rubber, still in business??? Epic Service FAIL

Body and Paint 20 Feb 2014
Quite annoyed, placed and online order on 1/12/14 and received confirmation. I have called and emailed an nobody replies... not a great way to run a business. Next step report to PayPal and have my lawyer send a letter. So... if MSA stuff is too big and I don't want to do the "see what fit...
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To Buy or not to Buy. That is the Question! Series...

Open S30 Z Discussions 07 Jun 2015
All,   I looked at a late 1970 production car yesterday.  Other than being in 905 red the car looked great and for an East Coast car was remarkably in good shape.  it was very original, and even still had the 'D' hubcaps.  However, there is something that gives me pause:...
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240z Valve Train Tapping After Head Work - VIDEOS Inside

Engine and Drivetrain 27 Jun 2015
I got my repaired and re-worked E31 cylinder head back on.  The work was done by a very reputable local machine shop and have full confidence everything was done to the highest quality spec.  You can see what all was done here -> http://www.classiczc...r-thread/page-6   With ev...
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Wheel Offset Max Pos or Neg for '77 280Z

Wheels, Tires and Brakes Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Hello! I am looking to purchase new wheels for my '77 280Z. I am running 205/55R16 tires (and they are virtually new), so I will be going with a 16" rim, most likely with a 7" depth. Here is my question: What is the max offset that I can use? I would prefer zero offset, but the wheel selection at...
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