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[2017] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

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Apparently killed the aftermarket electric fuel pump on my '71 Z which will now be a "static display" in the driveway until I can get it into my mechanic's shop.  Bummer as the temps are now below 100º for the first time in months and it's driving season, again.

Dennis

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13 minutes ago, psdenno said:

Apparently killed the aftermarket electric fuel pump on my '71 Z which will now be a "static display" in the driveway until I can get it into my mechanic's shop.  Bummer as the temps are now below 100º for the first time in months and it's driving season, again.

Dennis

It had a heat stroke. :D

We're close to '70s then '50s after the sun goes down. Life is good in Alabama as long as Air Force One stays the hell away.

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49 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

It had a heat stroke. :D

We're close to '70s then '50s after the sun goes down. Life is good in Alabama as long as Air Force One stays the hell away.

Yup, Fall is here.  Life is good anywhere Air Force One ISN'T.  The previous POTUS used to jet in here a couple times a year to play golf with friends and roads would be blocked and traffic rerouted.  The airport is in the center of town so it was fun to see the big bird parked on the Tarmac.  Barring the overdue huge earthquake they keep warning us about, there should be no need for the current Prez to visit.

Enjoy the cool weather.

Dennis

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Are you rocking a bare metal Z? Very brave.

It's supposed to be silver, but over the years whatever grey, silver, etc. paint I could find to cover bald spots was used. I get razed all the time, "when you going to paint that?" I used to say it's urban camouflage, but I'm starting to accept I'm cheap and lazy. The interior, where I spend most of my time, is very nice.


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On 9/24/2017 at 5:47 PM, moelk said:

Put on a nice grill badge : )

Very nice badge!   (also love those seats & the rally clock)

Andreas,  where can those badges be purchased?

 

 

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In Europe (Lithuania) from Romas Tamulis.

If you are interested I'll get his contact info for you? 

 

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53 minutes ago, moelk said:

Great day for a drive up the mountain. 

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Georgous as always.  Have have those beautiful seats settled in yet?

 

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11 minutes ago, gwri8 said:

 

Thanks!

Seats are great and gives good comfort.

You sit a bit higher then the stock seats but that's no problem for me.

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12 hours ago, moelk said:

In Europe (Lithuania) from Romas Tamulis.

If you are interested I'll get his contact info for you? 

 

Thanks,  yes,  I am interested in getting 1 or 2 of the badges.

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2 hours ago, S30Driver said:

Thanks,  yes,  I am interested in getting 1 or 2 of the badges.

You can contact him on Facebook, Romas Tamulis or by email: Info@dogcustom-works.com

Tell him I sent you.

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I drove the Z to work today in order to go to the Georgia Z Club meeting afterward. It was a great day to drive the car, too.

Here are the S30s that showed up.

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Installed new left inner and outer tie rod ends. I don't think my rack has been greased in decades!

 

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IMG_20171006_154656.thumb.jpeg.e151e5668af97f2a2d8a4736154183dc.jpeg Adjusted valve lash, checked timing, vacuum test and checked compression before winter hibernation. Such a nice looking part of the engine, and strangely rewarding to work with.

 

 

 

 

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Looking like a used car lot here. I'm pulling in the garage the parts car (white one) I bought for $600. Except for the dent above the rear wheel it's in much better condition than I originally thought. The original color was wine red metallic (at least that's what the engine bay and under carpets looks like) they painted over the paint sticker.

I'm going to start with draining all fluids (gas is nasty), and spend some quality time in my service manual learning about California emissions.

All three cars here are 1976, but my daily driver is a federal car: no EGR, catalytic converter, etc. IMG_1550.JPG


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When I bought my car last year, the previous owner somehow managed to dent the rear passenger side by the side indicator light. Been bothering me all this time. So I finally drilled holes and put the slide hammer on it. Now its Bondo time. Its at one build up stage. Next to find some Nissan 307 Pacific Blue Metallic. IMG_20171011_170655.jpg

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A stud welder works even better than a screw in puller. Harbor freight has them I believe...

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You really need access to the panel from the interior too. Your repair will last better if your filler is thinner. Hammer and dolly from the inside and outside to get it close. If the metal is stretched, heat it and cool it with a wet rag to shrink it...Close is 1/16th of an inch or less 1/8" absolute max...

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Thanks..I lack the bodywork experience one would need to do this job, but I just dove in with a couple of Kirin Ichiban beers and am learning as I go. I appreciate the advice.

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