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About w3wilkes

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My Z Cars

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  • About My Cars
    2nd owner. Had a '73 bought brand new in '73 which pretty much rusted to death after 20+ years as a daily driver on Utah roads.
  1. New Air Cleaner

    I picked up the air cleaner from MSA and it is VERY LIGHTLY oiled. http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic17a02e/11-3023 Had to drill my own holes for the valve cover breather line and carb vent hose. The valve cover breather fittings are all AN10 fittings. There's a hollow tube that my friend Dan built that is epoxied in the valve cover elbow and goes into the AN10 male adapter that we cut one side off of so the nut part would be flush against the elbow.
  2. New Air Cleaner

    I decided I liked the look of the big itg air cleaner over the little Ramflo's I was running. I never liked the look of the air filter thing on the valve cover so I decided I'd run it kind of like on the stock air cleaner. I also did the carburetor vent lines into the air cleaner. Here's some pics of my new air cleaner and new plumbing for the valve cover and carb vents. The valve cover will be redone black with the ridges and Nissan OHC polished or maybe red to match the car.
  3. Hmm... What's in common to all those circuits??? Maybe the combination switch on the steering column. You didn't mention turn signals, do they work?
  4. FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    I asked the guy if they also had a series 1 dash and he said they should have a series 1 sample ready in the next week or 2. I also asked if he'd post over here since he posted in a closed facebook group that JSM pulled the post over so you all could see.
  5. I was over on the 240z 260z 280z facebook group and these dashboards popped up. https://www.facebook.com/groups/386021341481608/permalink/1533611720055892/?sale_post_id=1533611720055892&comment_id=1534205696663161&reply_comment_id=1534500946633636&notif_id=1513832246361651&notif_t=group_comment
  6. Emission parts from from air galley

    Are those the tubes that poke into the exhaust ports through the exhaust manifold into the head? If so, have you removed the air pump? If these are what I think they are and you (or PO) removed the air pump, you need to block the holes. Otherwise you'll have outside air going directly into the exhaust ports in the head. I would think this would be a major exhaust leak that would also be prone to backfires.
  7. How much would you pay for this?

    This one looks like it has had the Lucas electric kit installed ;-) http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
  8. Alternator I.D.

    Just get the 60 Amp and be done with it.
  9. 1972 Z Brake switch / valve

    On my early 71 my rear wheel cylinders were frozen which would cause the light to turn on when the brakes were applied. As soon as the pedal was released the light would go out. After replacing the wheel cylinders and bleeding the whole system the light now only comes on when the parking brake is applied. My FSM purchased with the car in 71 shows the springs in the sensor switch just like the BR-14 illustration posted earlier in this thread with the same warning about NOT servicing the unit. So I think all the Z cars have self centering sensor switches.
  10. Im at wits end please help

    Looks like there's more ethanol free gas around St George than I thought. These list all Utah and Nevada stations by town. You've got choices in St George, Hurricane, Washington. Also Kanab, Cedar city and Mesquite. https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=UT https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=NV
  11. Im at wits end please help

    @newzowner Just a note on gas for your Z... The Maverick at the Washington Parkway exit (Exit 13) sells non-ethanol fuel. I'd recommend you run that in your Z. The non-ethanol fuel stores way better than fuel with an ethanol mix, won't attract water the way ethanol mixed fuel does and is less corrosive on the fuel line rubber sections.
  12. Regulator / Gauge - Do I Need It?

    Yes, I run the return line. I noticed when I replaced all the rubber fuel lines that the exit of the fuel rail on the motor is restricted which I'm guessing is to give some back pressure in the system.
  13. Any advice on bleeding the clutch

    This piece was really cool https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-MVA6832-Clamp-On-Auto-Refill-Kit/dp/B000K1KPK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511494945&sr=8-1&keywords=mva6832 Take off the reservoir cap, drop this in and adjust the tube to the reservoir full indicator line and open the valve. This keeps the reservoir full while you bleed the line down at the brake or clutch slave cylinder using your vacuum of choice. No problem bleeding both rear or front brakes without having to stop to check and make sure the reservoir has plenty of fluid to keep going.
  14. Any advice on bleeding the clutch

    My buddy lent me his bleeding tool. This thing makes bleeding clutch and brakes a simple 1 person job with no need to touch the clutch or brake pedal. You do need a compressor to use this. https://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/Vacuum-Brake-Bleed-Kit-P30449.aspx?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgNrQBRC0ARIsAE-m-1w9GBS_eXX5JTgHEp0bStUHgJmPeusMvLWvUBowSdqJJ-zpbIXog3kaAmFVEALw_wcB
  15. Thinking about tackling body and paint, advice?

    If I missed a prior reply, sorry. On the paint question about single stage or base / clear. Here's my thought (I know this subject has many sides). Solid color - single stage / metallic - has to be base clear.