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Kurbycar32 last won the day on July 26 2016

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  1. Yeah, we really need to know if that was a 10mm socket.
  2. Found z northern california pick n pull

    Pick 'n Pull does in fact sell whole cars. They always have at least a dozen cars in the front of the lot gated off from the parts cars for sale. I cant promise they will let you buy a whole car from the salvage area, but they do sell whole cars.
  3. Plugging open port on underside of exhaust manifold

    For reference my Z came with maybe a 3/8 pipe connecting my header to the balance tube area. The balance tube also had a connection to the water system. Your car doesn't have the flat top carbs so I don't think you can restore all the connections. Your best bet is to plug that hole, but that's already your plan.
  4. Plugging open port on underside of exhaust manifold

    Howard, I ran a brass plug on my early 260z for at least 10k miles and only replaced it when I installed a new header. Speaking of headers, didn't I send you one with the car?
  5. Cool Exhaust Sound Options please

    I'm very happy with my MSA 3-2-1 exhaust plus resonator. The resonator really killed the freeway drone and took the edge off of the loudness, but it still sounds super healthy
  6. 280z Front bumper conversion. Kaminari or MSA Type 3?

    Can confirm, best option out there. Prior to his work there wasn't a good system for mounting 240 bumpers on a 260 and even now the other systems are just copies of his work.
  7. Seafoam spray through carbs ?

    The claims that seafoam is a mechanic in a can or cleans up carbon in one shot are dubious, but the stuff has its place. I use a bunch of it on my dirt bikes here in California, home to high ethanol content gas that was never approved for use in my dirt bikes. Ultimately the stuff is a solvent that burns well enough to use on fuel systems. My typical use is cleaning out bike carbs but I also find that if I drain the carbs before storage and also spray some sea foam up the overflow tubes they don't clog up in storage. Other chemicals probably work just as well but I find in this application seafoam does work better than WD40
  8. Wanted: 240z (preferably modified) - Cash Waiting

    Frankly the 260z is almost completely overlooked outside of the Z community. Like @rturbo 930 said the 280 headed towards GT car style in that its longer and heavier. To me 280's feel more 80's techno-fantastic vs the 240/260 vintage feel. The 260 is an improved 240 instead of a whole new car like the 280. My 260 has 240 bumpers on it and even people with Z's assume its a 240 because they haven't seen a 260. From the outside I think the only give away is a different set of tail lights.
  9. Wanted: 240z (preferably modified) - Cash Waiting

    OP: Are you familiar with the 260z? They get a bad rap because the motor was choked down with emissions compliance and the bumpers were larger, but you wouldn't be dealing with those things on a modified car. The way I see it a good 260 is a 240 with upgraded electrical and a stiffer chassis. I'm getting close to putting mine on Bring A Trailer
  10. Electric Servos Instead Of Vacuum Driven HVAC

    Darn it capitan you are making me look bad. I spent probably 3 days rebuilding the hvac control system and its not nearly as nice as your system.
  11. Concours question: Lets say we find a car thats been perfectly preserved, like cryogenically frozen or somehow brought from back in time. Since its essentially factory perfect how well does it score in a concours style car show?
  12. Have you considered posting it on Bring a Trailer? Those guys are nuts for Z's lately, ill probably post mine up there this summer. If you put my username in there (kurbycar32) I think they send me $100
  13. Pretty darn close, ask me how I know. My motor is very close except for the cam (Rebello custom vs Isky) and Dave estimates it a 285hp+ on SU's and he claims 300+ on triples.
  14. Forging Ahead

    THIS is bad arse
  15. 280z Cooling system mystery

    Verify your fan clutch works. I also drilled 2 1/8" holes in my new thermostat when i had a similar problem in my Z. It allows the warm water to surround the thermostat a bit easier and in my case it started opening correctly. Its an old hot rodder trick and supposedly not necessary with a good quality thermostat but those seem to be hard to find. Google it