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Pop's Z last won the day on July 12 2017

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About Pop's Z

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    Fort Collins, Colorado


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    retired firefighter, boat captain

My Z Cars

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    '73 240z
  1. Silvermine Motors Emails?

    Well, duh. "So simple like the jitterbug it plumb evaded me." (Jimmy Buffett) I did call him and the answer is: 240Z rotors cost him $50 more. Thanks for the tip. Ordered the basic big brake upgrade kit today. It is in stock and should be shipped tomorrow. Thread can be closed now. Cheers, Mike
  2. I have emailed Silvermine to ask why his brake rotors for 240Z are $50 more than for 280Z. No reply. I have read many posts pro and con in dealing with him. I am interested in the basic big brake kit utilizing the non-vented rotors, but the fact he doesn't respond to a simple email has me questioning whether or not to use his services. Anyone? Cheers, Mike
  3. 240Z Vintage Rubber Floor Mats

    FWIW, I have a set of those same rubber floor mats, and I could be persuaded to sell them. Sandyl, you have first dibs. PM me Cheers, Mike
  4. Reno Nevada members

    Rob Sime(sp?) "Conedodger" on this site lives in Reno. He posts a LOT on the "boobs" thread. Cheers, mike
  5. Sound dampening and plush/pile carpet...why?

    Someone once told me that the best way to get the weight down in my car was to lose 20 or 30 # off of my fat butt. LOL. And I could stand to do just that. Just sayin'. Cheers, Mike
  6. Speedo Cable

    It can be done, however you will have to remove the steering wheel, and the driver's seat, padd the floor, and be prepared to try and get your hand(s) up in there lying on your back while tearing flesh...ask me how I know. Your patience will be sorely tested and you will get cramps in your hands, wrists, arms , neck and back.You will have to do it by feel as it is almost impossible to see up there with your hands in the way. I found it was easier to remove the fasteners holding the dash and move it out a bit. You don't have to remove it all the way, but the extra room makes it a whole lot easier. I had to do it twice(!) when I installed my hvac system because it didn't connect correctly the first time. Good luck. Cheers, Mike
  7. RIP Dan Gurney

    My young self's hero. He set the bar that everyone else tries to reach. Thanks, Dan. You ARE the man. Mike
  8. Rally Suspension

    Try Carl Beck on this site. He built one. Cheers, Mike
  9. Replacing a clutch

    Mark, not to get all nit-picky, but the pilot bearing is actually in the crankshaft. Just did that when I replaced the main seal. Cheers, Mike
  10. saturday night music thread

    Old cars+old music=TIME MACHINE. Rock on............... Cheers, Mike
  11. This is my stacked exhaust

    Except that "Twice Pipes" are not stacked vertically. They are side by side. This looks like a custom exhaust system modeled after the Scarab design, Footbalnick are there two more glass pacs in the tranny tunnel? Cheers, Mike
  12. This is my stacked exhaust

    That looks to me like an exhaust system copied from a Scarab. That V-8 car had stacked glasspacks and two more in the tranny tunnel. Is this a V-8 car? Cheers, Mike
  13. Cream8

    Just a little rubbing compound and you're good to go.... Cheers, Mike
  14. In Sioux Falls, SD inspecting the "Twins".

    Blue, the drones would only be useful on the outside of buildings. Man down inside situations would not work so well. Poudre Fire Authority here uses drones for wildland fires and on big complexes like apartments, shopping malls, and large industrial complexes. An aerial view is a great tool for fire operations. Cheers, Mike
  15. In Sioux Falls, SD inspecting the "Twins".

    Grannyknot, our Spartans were "road delivered" by our mechanics so they were well on the way to being broken in by the time they got here. Also, I'm pretty sure the engines were run at the factory as the pumpers had to pass a pump test before they were accepted. So by the time the engines (in the fire service a truck with a pump on it is called an engine, one without is called a truck like a heavy rescue vehicle or an aerial apparatus like a tower or a ladder truck) were put into service they were ready to go. Hope this answers your question. Cheers, Mike