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newtonhubcap last won the day on February 11 2015

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About newtonhubcap

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    Nekoosa, Wisconsin


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    Wildlife Biologist

My Z Cars

  • About My Cars
    Well, I actually have (2) 1971 240Z. Amazing the importance of timing! Roger Schmidt was contacted by the owner of these two cars. Prior though I had contacted Roger looking for a rolling chasis. Roger called me 3 days later and linked me with JP.
    There was one catch, the sale was for both cars along with many many new parts to build one "new" care but they were both in Texas, why this project is referred to as "The Texan Twins". Both of these cars are rust free, no rust at all. I live in Wisconsin. So, I spent my summer making 2 trips to get both of these cars myself, my daughter, and even
  1. I check the post and it has been flagged. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. Sorry to hear about your loss. Who would ever imagine these fantastic critters could mean so much to us. I am wildlife biologist and work in the field alot doing surveys. For 12 yrs. my buddy Darby worked by my side. Last August I had to put him down due to kidney failure. This is my first year working alone without him. I sure miss him. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Live the booth, I see your down draft exhaust. How you equalizing the air (where are you pulling fresh air in? Are you pulling it in through a filter?) GREAT JOB! Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. I like your down draft vent on the floor fir painting. Great idea. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. And of places rust country Wisconsin even! Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Depends what you have to remove. Rust best to use black Beauty very aggressive but lives to eat rust. For cleaning a surfaces, glass beads work extremely well. Never try to blast to bare metal at one time. Take it off as if you were undressing Rachelle Welch, nice and slow! Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. If you go back I would be interested in the air induction tube on the passenger side as well as the engine bay light I saw on it in the picture. Thank you in advance. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. Well if you want to build (2) 71 you can stay in the shop with no problems. I would even make sure the heat is on when it's 29 below. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Space yes, but come the dog days of summer I like turning on the ol"AC, too!
  10. I took this project on last year. I don't recall what brand of string I used (Gator?) but was able to find it 0.130 diameter. I ended up replacing the complete length of the string which required dismantling the entire antenna mast. Yes, the tip screws off. Some people actually glued them back in the day to keep the tip from being stolen, use heat sparingly though. Each section has a brass insert crimped to keep the mast from disassembling itself when retracted. I used a dremel cut-off wheel and cut just above each crimp (keep the brass insert for later use). When fully disassembled you will have a small pin that holds the line in the final antenna section. Remove the pin, if the line does not pull out then just drill out (be sure to be centered). Once you have it out measure what length cut it. The end of your line you plan to insert use 80 grit paper and scuff. I used gorilla glue (thin coat), insert into the antenna section and let cure, once cured then drill hole for pin and force pin through. You're ready for reassembly. As you reassemble each antenna section insert the brass insert and crimp. You antenna is ready for reassembly. My housing was corroded so I stuck it in the blasting cabinet, cleaned it up, lubed what needed (gears) lubed and reassembled. Looks and works like new.
  11. 2nd. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Here is the link. Still live and working.
  13. So, winter here in Wisconsin has been on and off. This weekend it is somewhat off, cold but no snow. A few weeks back I was getting ready to put up an additional two fluorescent 8ft fixtures in the shop/garage (total of 11 fixtures). As usual I got side-traced with the ol' internet. I found a company ( that sold replacement LED kits. What caught my eyes on these were magnetic! You gut your existing fixture of the ballast and tube fixtures. Wire in their power-pak, close up the fixture and then attach the LED strips and your done! I though did it different. I removed all of the fluorescent fixtures and instead attached them directly to my ceiling, key thing is my entire garage/shop is lined with white steel siding. What a difference these lights make! Each LED strip emits light 120 degrees and each assembly emits 6500 lumens in a cold white light. Some of you may be wondering what the cost is? At first I thought they were too expensive at $95/ea but when you look at the expense of a cold start 8ft fixture at $65 (without bulbs) and a box of 10 bulbs is $45 (4500 lumens) and with 9 (potentially 11 fixtures) I would need a second box, the cost was very comparable. Anyway attaching a couple of picture with the LEDs up and on.
  14. These are very well built and fit is extremely clean. Look forward to future products Disepyon may produce. Obvious he is talents and meticulous with his work. Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. Morning Brent! The one car is on the rotisserie stripped down. Seat brackets would be fine to start with. As for time, being a single dad raising my daughter, you have plenty of time. Keep in touch. Fill free to pm for questions etc. Sent from my SM-G930V using Classic Zcar Club mobile