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About grannyknot

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    Automobile restorer for fun

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    HLS30U01955 March of 1970 240z about to under go a complete resto mod.<br />
    1987 BMW M6<br />
    1974Triumph TR6<br />
    1966 Ford Mustang

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  1. Are you rocking a bare metal Z? Very brave.
  2. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    Thank you, but not from my brain, I only steal ideas
  3. Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

    Looks great, some where in your box of treasure there should be 4 washers that look like these pics, they go on the far inside and outside of the T/C rods, not sure where those large thin flat washers that you have on there go.
  4. Any install a Stahl header?

    Good to hear, always nice to find the easy fix. Stahl headers are getting hard to find.
  5. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    I decided not to make the LCA adjustable for camber but the crossmember instead, there isn't a lot of room to slot on the XM so had to flatten the existing metal and add extra support. Changing camber is done by loosening the LCA pivot bolt nut and adjusting. This is the stock positionLots of camber, not sure what this new position will work out to in degrees but I'm sure it will be plenty.
  6. My 240z project

    Beautiful, great colour, you work fast.
  7. Have you done this? I would love to see that technique, I only found it got stickier and harder to remove with heat.
  8. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    That was my first plan but with a turnbuckle you have 3 moving parts and 2 jamb nuts, this way there is 2 moving parts and 1 jamb nut. Just thought that less complicated = less chance of failure. I guess these rods are forged, the metal is pretty grainy, could also just be my lousy technique
  9. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    Sorry, that 2nd picture is confusing because I hadn't threaded that side yet, the curved end side has 2 in" of threads, the bushing end has 5/8" of threads, is screwed into the coupling nut then welded. The curved side is male, the bushing side female.
  10. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    While I'm waiting on the engine I have started a little project to modify the stock lower control arms and the T/C rods to allow me to adjust camber and caster but with out loosing the stock rubber bushings that dampen out so much road noise and vibration. I got the T/C rods finished today, the dia. of the T/C rods are about 10/1000ths" too big for a 5/8"x 18 die so had to skim a bit off first on the lathe. The rods look true but they are not, had to fiddle with them in the chuck to minimize the wobble, probably could have done it with a double cut file. In their fully closed position now they are the stock length and there is about an 1.25" of usable adjustment, should be plenty.
  11. 1977 280Z

    Modifiers remorse?
  12. Deja Vu: 1971 Restoration

    My 70 Z never had a gap either but the 72 does, I can push the panel from inside the car and close the gap up easily so maybe it is just the sun.
  13. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    I did the rock test on all the valves, almost all of them felt new with virtually no wiggle, 2 exhaust valves had a weeny bit more wiggle than the rest, one was on cylinder #3 the other was on #5. Pointing to the rings at the moment.
  14. Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

    No word yet from the engine builder on when he thinks he'll be finished, he is going to go with a good used crank instead of repairing the original. All of the connecting rods are still good and usable. I finished rebuilding the head, everything is clean and flat, fresh valve seals and lapped the valve seats while I was at it, ready to go.
  15. I found it, this is what I ended up with, @7tooZ I like your rodent security on the fresh air vent.