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  1. More living room furniture

    Spent some time cleaning the oil pan up. It was dirtier than shown, I guess I deleted the picture of when it first came off the car. Under a layer of grime was a bit of surface rust. Its mostly off now. Time for some paint tomorrow-ish. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. Meet Looey - 73 Fairlady Z

    That exhaust looks like it'll wake the neighbors when you get it fired up. Beautiful car. Congrats. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Once again $8000 for a 73 in North WA

    Stanwood isn't too far from me. I could go check it out and match numbers and hear it run if anyone is terribly interested. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. HS 130 Questions...

    A Fairlady would be right hand drive for the Japanese domestic market. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. HS 130 Questions...

    I'm not sure what build date would constitute an early production '79 ZX, or if its even all that important to most people. But as far as ZX's go, I personally prefer '79 through '80. After that you have O2 sensors and automatic climate control and T-tops. All fairly troublesome. The later cars got flat tops with the F54 blocks. You have dish top pistons(assuming its original), with N42 block/N47 head. I have an '80ZX with its original engine that seems to be holding up quite well. These are solid machines. I'm currently building an F54/P90 to put in it either when I feel like it, or this one wears out. The current engine will probably outlast my eagerness to swap it out with the new one. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Z cars at the Concours

    Maybe one of them will be asked to star in a movie next! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. More living room furniture

    When it comes to things like head gaskets and rear/front seals, I feel like spending a few extra dollars is more than worth it.. Before I pull the trigger on Fel-Pro's head gasket and rear/front seals(which comes with side seals), should i stop and consider getting those directly from Nissan? The Fel-Pro head gasket is multi layer steel, and I have their rear seal/side seal kit in my other car. As far as i can tell it isn't hemorrhaging oil. I lubed the outside of the seal before installation as advised in some other thread here. It seems like the entire engine gasket set from Fel-Pro is the way to go, with maybe getting a Nissan head gasket. Just to be safe. Rock Auto also has a Hitachi oil pump for $40 I'll be getting.
  8. saturday night music thread

    I was thinking today, that there will soon be an entire generation where the majority has no idea what it sounds like to insert a cassette tape into a deck and press play. All the mechanical racket that happens before you hear any music. I totally appreciate having the ability to go online and hear anything I ever want to hear at my fingertips, but I hope the old tech never dies out completely. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Engine Revs under Braking

    Its my understanding that a failing brake booster will result in RPM drop as opposed to RPM rise. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. 280 mile drive home in the rain....yes or no

    Just don't go over MT. Hood. You'll be fine. I've been driving my ZX all week in the rain here. The windows want to fog up but even with A/C deleted the EVAP system keeps the windscreen clear. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. 280zx 1979 2+2 slick roof restauration

    Did you ever find a suitable set of bushings? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. 280zx 1979 2+2 slick roof restauration

    If no one knows off hand by this afternoon, I can pull a rear wheel off of my '82 parts car and the '80 running car and compare what's on there. It'll be a good bit later in the day though. I'd be willing to bet someone knows and responds before then. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile Edit: these cars are federal(non-California)U.S. market cars.
  13. 1980 280ZX flywheel and clutch kit advice

    If you haven't already looked into it, now might be a good time to replace the rear main oil seal, side seals, front seal, and oil pan gasket while the transmission is out of the way. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Sealant, Grease, Antiseize thread

    Good stuff. I'm probably going with the ITM timing set on Rock Auto for &50. looks like U.S./Japan and European sources. I'm taking notes on this thread as its pertinent to my situation. Well in the next few months at least. I was curious as to what lube would be recommended for the timing set once installed. If anything other than oil.
  15. Sealant, Grease, Antiseize thread

    What about timing components on a new build? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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