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Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

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3 hours ago, grannyknot said:

Hey Duff, show us the vapor blaster, I have seen a valve cover that was vapor blasted and it looked amazing.

Here it is.  It started off as a wet sand blasting unit from amazon. Basically hooked up a pressure washer to sand. It sort of worked.   

I took the pressure washer side off and added air.  Now air goes where the water went with a quick valve and a slurry of glass bead/ water goes where sand went. I need to test it.  

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I screwed up and didn't add a drain for doing redkote. With the baffles and such it would have been too hard to drain.  So I had the shop put this in.  Now time to fix the powder and do the redkote.  2 steps forwarder and 1 step back. 

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Hi, FYI here's another 1/71 Series I build (VIN: 18,859). A one owner bought new on May 13th, 1971 in Kitimat,BC,Canada. Total refurbishment(~6 year) started in 2007....Thanks to, 'Blue'

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22 minutes ago, Dr. 240Z said:

Hi, FYI here's another 1/71 Series I build (VIN: 18,859). A one owner bought new on May 13th, 1971 in Kitimat,BC,Canada. Total refurbishment(~6 year) started in 2007....Thanks to, 'Blue'

ZCON 2016 George with Z Car pic.jpgWow! I think I will keep the paint on this one for a while like this.  Maybe I will actually drive it:)

 

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Seats came back today and I got them installed, I am beyond happy with the.  My friend that did the upholstery really made them perfect, he steamed and stretched them.   He said the fit couldn't have been more precise.  

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Anyone know if synthetic 75/90w oil is fine for the diff?  Also the gasket has a green side and a dark grey side.  I assume dark grey is towards iron and green towards aluminum?  20170928_150945316_iOS.jpg

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Trying to decide on what to install next.  Put the rear end back in?  Can I put the driveline in after the rear end is in?  I assume there is enough play on the yoke to accomplish that?  Should I put anti seize on the fill and drain plugs on the diff?  

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Hours and hours of time spent prepping/ tapping these for powder and paint.  Still have a little overspray, but shouldn't be terrible to remove for u-joints and such.  

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Wow....Very impressive....I love the speed of the restoration....just enough Resto mod......just enough pure stock.....this car will look great and be a blast to drive!

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1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

Wow....Very impressive....I love the speed of the restoration....just enough Resto mod......just enough pure stock.....this car will look great and be a blast to drive!

Thanks it will need to slow down soon, I am getting my 77 bronco (full frame off restomod) back from paint in the next week or 2.  I will need to focus on that for a bit.  It's like 90% done or more.  

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I like my 205-60-15's......Goodyear Eagles now.

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9 hours ago, duffymahoney said:

Ok slightly torn between 2 very similar tire size.  205/55 R15 and 205/50 R15

Any input?  Going Dunlop DIREZZA 

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I am running 225-50-15's, Kuhmo's.  About $60 a tire, very happy with them.

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Got the oil changed in the transmission, wow did it smell nasty.  I hope the transmission is good.  I also will be replacing all hoses, got the brake master done, used some copper wire to create the stock bends.  Also removing heater hoses with the AC unit was a giant pain!

Booster is back from being rebuilt.  Only issue is it came back with a paint run in it.  But it's on the bottom, so I won't worry about it.  

 

My 15/16th master cylinder won't work, the stupid bleeders are on the wrong side and hit the air cleaner:( I will have to find another or go wilwood.  

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I don't understand why the bleeders are a problem? Is it because you can't the air cleaner cover off and on with them there?

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