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  2. The fiche image indicates that the radiator drain plug you need is Nissan part No. 24180-18000 "Handle - Drain ****", and the sealing washer, Nissan part No. 21481-18000 "Packing- Drain ****".
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  4. Hihi.. don't.. please don't be angry with me but i'm here also to learn a bit of extra english.. (So correct me if i'm wrong but i wanted to "learn" you some hahaha) I think It's: to see what'S wrong and.. stay tuneD. Live and learn new thingS every day. (Hihihi.. i'm sorry for correcting already or is english not your first language?) ABOUT the fuses.. Zedhead is right.. and.. also, It could be a lose wire or one that's been damaged and sometimes makes a short to the frame. I've seen flashers that were rotten away on the inside and they blow fuses to. Most times you will find the problem near the flashers and other parts were there are connectors. Last place to look is the cables lying in the car on the floor and through the firewall, check your rubber grommets. Hope you find it soon because there is no problem in electronics worse then have a problem sometimes! (intermittent) One can take out a multimeter and measure but most of the time all is well and that's bloody frustrating, as an ex elec. engineer i know all about that!
  5. Some more photos from my 'autopsy'. This time from the outer surface of the rim where 50+ years of use has worn through the outer layer and revealed a naturally-grained surface below it:
  6. I hear what you are saying, but I'm still going to push back. Izumi called these steering wheels 'wood'. They had already been making moulded plastic steering wheels - as seen on earlier, more utilitarian Nissan models - for many years. They would not have bothered using wood/wood fibre unless they were going to make a point of it. There were plenty of other - synthetic, readily available, repeatable - materials available for them to use as the reinforcement component, so why wood fibre? The answer is staring us in the face. It was because they were engaging is mass-producing something that would otherwise be regarded as a hand-made item, as seen from contemporary specialist makers like Bluemels, Springalex, Moto-Lita, Nardi, MOMO, Les Leston and their ilk. They used wood because they were specifically making wood-rimmed steering wheels for these cars.
  7. Radiator? Looks like the floor under the seat.
  8. Rockauto has multiple brands of new master cylinders, including Beck Arnley (about $65). You most likely can get one at your local NAPA auto parts store. I still think it is the vacuum booster rod adjustment. It only needs to be off a tiny amount to cause the brakes to drag (not release fully).
  9. There should be only cables on the back of the lock... never seen those on the side..
  10. 0.020” (inches) = 0.508mm (millimeters).
  11. Ha ha! I'm always hopeful, but not so sure. I think we will see people talking about "plastic" steering wheels for many years yet. I still see Goertz getting credit for something he never touched (including the MF10 Toyota 2000GT). Excellent! And the president had such a great classical name too, almost like from a Taiga drama. So we can see where the 'Izumi' name came from. Thank you! One of my key motivations with this thread is to somehow give due credit to Izumi for their fine work. And yes, I do think it is fine work. When I think about it, I don't know how they managed to make these steering wheels for Nissan at an acceptable cost. There's a lot of processing in there. Many of the parts suppliers for our cars were independent companies who specialised in their particular fields, often to an almost artisanal level. I have seen this many times in Japan. Such companies still exist, but their craftsmen have been retiring and/or dying out whilst bigger companies gobble them up. It would be sad to think that companies like Izumi came and went without people like us - who literally lay hands on their work when we interact with our cars - even knowing their name.
  12. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Seriously, that's just the type of rivet-counting that we need to be doing here at classiczcars.com. Here today, gone tomorrow posts on the likes of Bring-A-Troller and Farcebook are just not good enough. There are plenty of things still to be understood regarding the S30-series Z, and plenty of myths still to be dispelled.
  13. Now they're arguing over the color and wood specie of the shift knob!?!!
  14. That's pretty cool, I like the EX-cab. How does it run?
  15. I checked it . The decal shows 0 K , November 1970. So a heater box should have the same “ 0 K “ or could be “ 0 L “ on a decal . NIHON RADIATOR, they called themselves “ NICHIRA “ . I am guessing this 919 yellow car should have “NICHIRA 20100-E4100 70 11 (or 12) “ on the surface of a rear muffler. This car also remains a center muffler , so we will see 70 11(or 12) on it as well . This car is very original. I wish I could have it . Kats
  16. Hi Keith , that is so nice , I just imagine how much passion and efforts has been put into the jute . You will be rewarded I am sure . We will get to know how the jute pads are shaped . There are a lot of good examples here and there . Kats
  17. I have two 240Z rads. I'm trying to keep the car as original as practical, but have found that one rad has a common brass petcock , while the other has a threaded plastic plug. Can anyone tell me which is stock for a late-1971 240? Thanks
  18. Prototype: Natural color Final color: I have not yet trimmed the cutouts….I am still attempting to confirm the actual cutouts based on my 240Z production date. The material I source is 39+/- 1" in width, currently I can purchase 10 yards, imported from overseas. I then have to have the material color matched. I then have to hang the material outside to reduce the fumes. The materials, chemicals, and labor for the two front mats shown above are approximately $450 all in (this is a set I plan to use). As I have discovered on some samples, the color did not penetrate 100% of the material, leaving some of the original uncolored material evident. Therefore, I may have to have the material color matched after cutting to pattern. I have not tested the color for colorfastness, off-gassing in an enclosed vehicle, and water repellency or absorption. Therefore, I consider any sample and my set a prototype. At this juncture, it is not feasible to offer large pieces to others. I want to get some samples to Z owners for their feedback. Once I have confidence in the process and product I will make it available to the Z community. Keith
  19. I just skimmed over the thread. But it seems likely that this would be a wood-fiber reinforced polymer composite, with the original bulk material in the form of what would be called "bulk-molding" compound. A blend of wood fibers and reactive resin ( the precursor to a polymer) that would have the consistency of Play-doh. In that era the typical resin might be a polyester, like they used for surfboards. The mold might be pre-coated with a clear resin, similar to how hot tubs are made, maybe a polyurethane clear coat, for durability and weather resistance. Then the molding compound and steel frame would be placed in to the mold on top of the previously sprayed coating and the mold halves pressed together to form the wheel, then the whole assembly placed in to an oven or autoclave for curing. The end result is a wood-fiber reinforced polymer composite with a hard durable clear coating. The coating is then polished to give the final surface. So, definitely not just "plastic" unless you consider the wings of a stealth fighter to be plastic. But, not really wood either. A high-tech, for the time, product designed to look like wood but be better than wood. Wood has problems. Just one possibility. You can't spend a lot of time arguing with people who rail against "plastic:". The word is just too undefined, it doesn't really mean much. Literally, it means "formable".
  20. Wow; great insight, sleuthing and tips! I searched high and low for a pic of the inside of the tank; nice find! Such a relief that it doesn't have screen on the end. And my symptoms sound very similar to yours: Seems to run better with more fuel in the tank. I think the added gravity of the extra fuel supplies a little extra pressure, and also dilutes the contaminants in the tank. Filter is on the way, and EVERYTHING is getting checked and blown out this weekend. I've seen folks run an extra inline filter back near the rear axle; I may do the same. Wish me luck, and thanks again!
  21. 1982 Datsun 720 4x4. Just finished painting it. Fun to drive
  22. I think I will do the same. Finding parts for the old one is a pain
  23. Hi Alan, I saw the BAT comments. I am sure this thread will definitely clear the myth. It’s a lot easier to clear than clearing Mr. Goertz myth . I did a bit search for IZUMI , I found this article , https://www.nttd-es.co.jp/magazine/backnumber/no9/no09-izumi.html I think that was just a few years before being merged into Autoliv . This article is very interesting and proved their very high quality and skilled engineering. Also I found an interesting another blog , https://ameblo.jp/1119-4195/entry-12213393088.html A gentleman talking about IZUMI steering wheel. His friend whose father was a president of IZUMI , 常泉彦三郎 Tsuneizumi Hikosaburo .What I am liking is he is talking about his friend was an engineer of Nissan , his friend was testing a radiator for Fairlady Z euro version (no mention of years ) , Nissan Germany claimed the car overheated, they said the car needs to be qualified continuous 230 km/h cruising . One day his friend visited his house in Frankfurt, took his 1975 Porche 911 2.7 for a round trip in Europe, his friend was so amazed by 911 . No overheating, fast and strong brake. Kats
  24. I ordered the T3 Ultimate Steering Package, you get their billet steering coupler and high clearance outer tie rods with the rack, but it hasn't arrived yet.
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