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About Grubb240Z

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    CNC machines sales

My Z Cars

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    240z
  • About My Cars
    Bought by us in Dec 2017 from the 2nd owner. Very original, zero rust car that lived in Bakersfield, CA for 41 years and Paso Robles for 3 more. Now resides in Irvine, CA. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    -- Car is mildly cammed, with a lighter flywheen and a shorty exhaust (terminating under the driver). Runs strongly and will be a daily driver. Lowered about 1.5". Plenty of little things to upgrade/restore over the next years.
  1. My son and I did our first brake work. Trying to chase down some howling from the right side front disc. Remove the wheel and brake pads. Cleaned the rotor and calipers, cleaned and sanded the pads. Added some “brake quiet” goop on the back of the pads and reinstalled everything. Seems good so far… Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    Those lights are Hella cool [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    Do you look nice. Looking online, I see they are around $35 each – half of what some other options I have seen cost. Can these be simply added to the car with all the stock equipment still there? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    Dear Sue, So just to be clear, when I say high/low beam switch and you say “dimmer“. We are talking about the same thing, right? I took the cover off the switches on the steering column last night and cleaned things up a bit. It did seem to brighten headlights some. I will do some cleaning up of connectors here and there, but I do plan to upgrade the harnesses and have the column levers/switches reconditioned. Then I’ll have to deal with the fact that the previous owner, who obviously gave up on fixing the “dimmer” switch, added a 3-position toggle switch under the dash to control high/off/low settings. Probably not difficult to undo, but I don’t have a background in these things. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    On a 240Z? I am not sure what you mean by “dimmer switch”. You must not mean it in the normal sense I am used to (As in a rheostat for dimming the lights on the dashboard or over the dinner table). Are you referring to a high-low beam switch? I have not looked inside the column at the switches. Maybe I should do that. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    I'll look for those connections. I wonder if there's anything I can apply to the connections to help keep them in good shape after I've cleaned them? Something that can be sprayed/painted on. I'll add shrink tubing where applicable on any new connections I make.
  7. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    You guys are awesome! Thank you for such great advice. I bought some electrical connection cleaner yesterday and worked on the headlight connectors, which did gamy some brightness – possibly enough to drive at night. I just read the Daniel Stern article, which was excellent - even for a non-pro like me. I have a document where I am saving links to the things I want to add to our Z. Those Cibie lights are on there. Also, I’m talking to Dave Irwin about his harnesses and also to help me fix the high/low beam switch on the steering column. So glad you guys hooked me up with him! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. Steve - thanks for the greatest advice - in addition to other things, I did get him the fender cover and the synchrometer.
  9. Bought this - devouring it now.
  10. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    The headlights on our "new" '72 240Z are all but useless (especially in the rain as we're learning this week). I need the quickest route to better lighting. I have received some great advice on the subject from my original thread (http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/59179-brand-new-owner-need-help-w-christmas-gift-ideas-for-my-kid/) and I DO plan to take it. I will upgrade the alternator to a modern unit and buy the headlight wiring harness (http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic10l/12-4651) that y'all recommended. But at the moment, I HAVE to address our exhaust system (setting off neighbors' alarms, etc) and I can't tackle everything at once. The car is an everyday driver for my son. Assuming that I'm running stock-type lights, is there anything I can do to get more volume of light with a quick fix to get me through the next couple of months until I can address the electrical system in a more holistic way? If the upgraded alternator (moving up to 60W?) IS the best next move, I'll do it. The car really isn't safe to drive (at night) as it is now. Thanks!
  11. 240Z hatch support strut question

    Yes, it looked identical to me and I’m sure it’s great. When I opened it I noticed it was different from the OEM strut so I returned it, hoping I could find one more similar to the OEM. I couldn’t, and then I saw the Strong Arm version, which is less than half the price. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. 240Z hatch support strut question

    I have also read that. I installed it the way I did because it's how the manufacturer instructed it to be done. I might just flip it around, though. Thanks for the reminder.
  13. 240Z hatch support strut question

  14. She got the pleasure of seeing her big brother happy. No, she did all right. Her top gift was a 13” screen iPad Pro. New iPhone 8 also. It was a big year for Apple at my house. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. You asked for it - here it is! 6 min. long but worth every second https://youtu.be/j1Or4N_O-3A Always fun to see a kid get a wish fulfilled -- even if the kid is taller than you. The first video was shot at around 2:00am - trying to sneak the car into the driveway from a couple blocks away.
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