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Grubb240Z last won the day on February 27

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About Grubb240Z

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My Z Cars

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  • 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. It looks so much better with the tint removed. Beautiful. To my eyes, a classic car like a Z with substantially tinted windows is like the same car with super modern wheels and rubber band tires. It just doesn't look right. You made a great improvement there. Gorgeous Z.
  2. saturday night music thread

    Mine too! I still love these guys. They are a part of the sound of my childhood. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Can I buy internals for a high/low beam switch?

    Update: I received my refreshed, repaired and rejuvenated switches from @Zs-ondabrain a couple of weeks ago. I've been so busy and my son is gone in the car so much that I haven't had the chance to drive it until tonight. Wow! The switches feel brand new! I could see that they looked new when they arrived. The first thing I did after the very quick and easy installation was check to see that the high/low switch works and it does, perfectly. So great to get rid of the mickey-mousey toggle switch the previous owner installed when he couldn't fix it. Too bad he didn't know about Dave's service. Not only did Dave turn around my switches in a couple of days and get them right back in the mail, but he provided a pair of loaner switches so we could keep the car on the road while he worked on ours. I don't think he usually has a spare pair around to do that (so don't assume this is normal), but it was a really great help to us. Thank you, Dave! I thought the right-side switch stalk was operating pretty well, but I sent it in with the broken (left side) switch since Dave gives a discount for doing both at the same time. I figured it'd be good for my peace of mind. But the headlight on/off twist switch works so well now, I realize it wasn't operating properly before. It's so crisp and new feeling. It ads a great new sensation to the experience of driving our Z. I can't say enough about this service. Click HERE to see the page on his site for the service. If your switches feel sloppy/tired or don't work, I really recommend you reach out to Dave. Looking forward to upgrading to his headlight and taillight harnesses - I hear they are fantastic upgrades. Thank you again, Dave, for the great service!
  4. It'd be fun to get together sometime - even if it's a few of us showing up for Cars & Coffee down in San Clemente to park together or something. Always fun to hook up with owners and we don't really know any here in the area. There have got to be some on here from Orange County, L.A. or the Inland Empire, right?
  5. Can I buy internals for a high/low beam switch?

    Don, I wanna thank you for your offer. It was very nice. This is a great forum, full of helpful and generous people. I am using Dave’s (Zs-Ondabrain) rebuild service. He sent me a pair of loaner switches while he works on mine. He put my rebuilt switches in the mail yesterday and I should get them early next week. I will post how it all went. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. My awesome mechanic, Rod Schmitt in Rancho Cucamonga, CA took care of a couple of items for me. The driver seat had punched through the mounting areas on the left side, both front and rear. He welded them back into place and added 1/8-inch steel plates on all four corners to strengthen it all. I will finally be able to lean back into the seat comfortably! The frame for the lower half (seating area) of the seat was broken and bent and needed to be replaced, which he also took care of. Also, he welded up some holes in the exhaust system. Should run even better now. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. saturday night music thread

    Believe it or not, my buddy saw them last night at the Honda Center in LA. Them and a bunch of other great 80s bands. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. saturday night music thread

    My first crush. I still think it was a very worthy choice… Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. I have recently seen one that the new owner paid $40,000 for. He already has another that is probably worth in the mid $30,000. Gorgeous, original, one-owner cars. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. 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
  11. Quickest headlight upgrade?

    Those lights are Hella cool [emoji57] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.