Rob1972

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    '72 auto - converted to '81 5 speed and 4.11 R200 rear-end. Original L24 w/ 115K miles, no rust, no leaks. SU's, header, 3 row alum rad, 4 piston calipers, 280Z dizzy with HEI ignition module. Factory color #112 concealed by Arizona white.

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  1. If anybody else is interested: A little research turned up an aluminum bung to weld to the bottom of the tank: http://www.jpcycles.com/product/721-343 And an all aluminum draincock from the Corvette guys: http://corvettespecialty.com/corvette-aluminum-radiator-draincock-1960-72 I haven't checked on sizing yet but I imagine 3/8 being standard.
  2. Thanks Hardway, yeah I'll probably take it out as you suggested. This radiator is from Arizona Z Car 11 years ago, and it is considered a racing radiator even though I don't race. I just gave them a call, I think I talked to the owner, and he said they do not install a draincock because they feel that it could get knocked off since the bottom of the radiator is 2 inches lower than a stock radiator. I think one could easily be installed because it still sits higher than the oil pan. Thanks!
  3. My aluminum three row doesn't have a draincock installed (???). Rather than pulling the lower radiator hose every time, and making a mess, I'd like to install a draincock. I figure this will involve drilling / tapping which is fine, but I foresee tiny shards of aluminum making their way downstream. Suggestions?
  4. One of my pet peeve's - resolved. Count me in! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. +1 Wick's book is one of the three must have books for every Zcar restorer. Looking forward to getting the new edition! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Your link showed a 5 slot wheel. I like 'em because they're fairly common for that era and fit the Z styling. Get the Konig's if you want more modern. Remember, you'll be looking at them way more than anyone else. And yes they come in 4 bolt. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. The 5 slot is the correct wheel choice - IMHO. Vintage belongs on vintage. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. Great write up. Do these specs also apply to the 240 / 260? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. NLA I believe. Start a new thread on this if you want to keep going.[emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. Just bought Tom Monroe's book on Amazon for $10 including shipping. I also recommend Wick Humble's book on how to restore, also on Amazon. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Beefpatty, set your expectations appropriately- this could take months. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. I used the 2000 Kia Sportage w/s - it fits tight. Search the forums for info. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. https://www.carsforsale.com/datsun-240z-for-sale-C136856 I know nothing about this place, but the first listing is in Jacksonville... Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Apache Junction? 2nd red flag. The guy said he was going to drive the car 125 miles to Phoenix! But A.J. Is only 20 miles away at the most. Not liken' it one bit... Keep looking in the West for generally less rust. Can you join a local Zcar club? Get contacts thru that may work for you too. Wait for a 240 is my advice.