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ksechler last won the day on December 26 2015

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    1976 280z
    2008 NISMO 350z
  1. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Sounds sensible. I probably would have powder coated too if I'd had a setup for it.
  2. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Yep, sounds familiar. Have you started doing zinc on all the various bits and pieces? That takes a while too. Nothing worse than setting your mind to putting some assembly back together only to find some rusty spring or washer that you missed. How are you planning on doing the zinc part? Do you have a small media blasting cabinet? I would blast the small parts, zinc them and them throw them in my tumbler with corn cob media for an hour or two. They'd come out nice and shiny.
  3. Kev: Looking good. You might consider taking that front fender off. I think that you will find the front of the rocker is rusted out too. You can get new rockers from tabco. I cut the front off of these and used them for a replacement. It's a pretty common trouble spot.
  4. 1973 Rebuild

    I don't blame you. I guess you should check it out before you put it in. It would really suck to put it in and then have to take it back out!
  5. Here is a resource for paint: https://www.paintforcars.com/auto-paint-car-paint-automotive-paint.html This is what is used. For sequencing I painted the interior and underbody. This included primer, finish color and undercoating the bottom. Then I partially reassembled the car (fuel lines, suspension, brakes). The suspension had been restored (by me) previously.
  6. What about me? I still lurk around here ya know! Knock yourself out!
  7. 1973 Rebuild

    I wouldn't do 3 or 4. I struggled with what to do with the wiring myself. In the end I visually inspected the original harness and reinstalled it. I had to custom wire most of the engine stuff, though, because I did extensive modifications. What was the status of the original install? Did it work when you got it? You might just focus on problem areas if it did and save yourself some heartache. One problem I had with my resto was fighting the urge to redo things just to redo them. If something worked when you got it then you don't have to do it again just because.
  8. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Nice work. I can't wait to see this one done. I insulated my straps with bicycle inner tubes. I like your solution better. Hey, quick thought. When you sealed your tank did you remember to poke through the pickups to ensure you didn't seal them? Ask me why I said that! ;-)
  9. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Why not go with something electronic? I use an XDI with a crank trigger sensor. It's so much easier to just whip out the laptop to make adjustments.
  10. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    groan.... :-) I have some work to do under there anyway. I'll put the spring in when I do it. Just haven't motivated myself to crawl around on the cold cement floor.
  11. I had one or two flares that I had to crank down on to seal but overall they were great. Frankly, it never occurred to me to loosen and retighten but that sounds like a better approach than risking stripped threads. The classic tube is whatever the OEM threads are (assume metric). The wrench is a 10mm. Get the proper flare nut wrench. You'll thank yourself later.
  12. 1976 280Z Restoration Project

    ....hmmm. I think I forgot something.
  13. I used the classic tube ss brake lines. They fit very well. I had to convince the front passenger one a little but nothing serious. Stainless is harder to bend. As far as cracking - I've never heard that one. A quick (and lazy) trip to google produced this quote, "...so that as a general rule ferritic and martensitic types cannot be expected to be as fatigue resistant as the austenitic stainless steels..." meaning carbon steel lines are more likely to fatigue and crack than stainless.
  14. heres an odd one

    That roof kills it for me. I don't think that is a $14K car. Otherwise it looks pretty nice. If you don't think about the absence of photos for every major rust area on a 240...