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  2. LS swaps are not that cheap, you might be able to do it cheaper if you grab a car that came with an LS to swap all the stuff over. Then parting out that car. But still your going to be in the hole for all the other stuff that you’ll need. fixing that l28 might be the cheapest of the options. Although that much for a head gasket is asking a lot, shops have to make money though. If your inclined the DIY route will certainly save you a bunch of money, I think @siteunseen is at the ballpark, without getting into machining costs, $500 will get you pretty far with a l28. the nic
  3. After completing the chassis jig I decided to hold off on rust repairs until the car is blasted. The next step is to build my rotisserie. What I thought would be a relatively simple task turned out to be a nightmare. And upon trying to build the bumper mounts I realized my front end is a dog’s breakfast... Now I knew the car had been in a front end collision but I didn’t realize it was this bad until I really started studying it. Notice the vertical panel kinks outward at the bottom where the front bumper mounts are, it should be straight up vertically, and flat. The rad
  4. Hmmm . . . . Would have figured FOX to be lower and further to the right.
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  6. I was on my way to the airport today for work on a road I’ve driven 100x that’s 18 miles from my house and out of the corner of my eye I spotted what appeared to be a Z. I hit the brakes, turned around and behind a shed with a bunch of other cars next to a trailer home was this 240z. I couldn’t get close because he has a no trespassing sign and probably a shotgun or two and I had a flight to catch but once I get back I’m going to see if it’s worth buying and if the guy will sell. I’ve never see a 240z in my area ever. I can’t tell from the pic what year it is ,either way it will be an adv
  7. If I were in the middle of the outback and needed to get to the hospital, I might try swapping the cap from one motor to another just to save a life. But I would never expect it to last. And I certainly would never try that on cap #4 or the rear cap #7. So unless the guy you bought the motor from turns up the missing cap, it sounds like you bought a paperweight.
  8. Woof. I suspect those old injectors had been knocking around in boxes for so long, they probably started consolidating them and mixed them up. Glad to hear you're back on the money!
  9. Terp, Awesome. Thanks for the great pics. And your number matches the Hitachi valves I have here. So assuming site's 72R valve comes in at the same dimension as what's in your pic, here's a summary of what I have so far. Most of this is old news, but just to put it into a form that my little brain understands... The float valve for the 72F should be 20.5mm. That is 2mm longer than the previous years and Datsun adjusted both the length of the float ears and the depth of the valve recess of the 72F lid to accommodate that change. The intent seems to be "They wanted the front carb float
  10. That loop looked like a great trip(s). Lots of scenic drives along the coast in Washington. I've been through Oak Harbor many times on the way to Fidalgo Bay. In 2017 the Zed club I'm a member of, did a run from Vancouver BC down to Fort Casey going also through Oak Harbor. My drive was little longer as I live in Chilliwack.
  11. Indeed, I am replacing my floors now. I have been rereading the entire section and have been taking notes to copy some of your ideas - like scoring the metal to facilitate bending of your frame connectors and adding a jack plate for starters. Thank you again for taking the time to provide so much helpful information - especially what the original sheet metal looked like!
  12. Most carpeople don't do that they always refer to left and right seen from the drivers seat.. You could say: seen on the left IN this picture.. otherwise it's confusing. Hihi, i'm glad an english man does also not know a word for those "thingies" 🤣
  13. Hihi... take your time, these parts are in stock for over 30 years hahaha.. a few days more can't hurt. @Zup Hi Jim! Your next on the list 😉 Question, These fillers are used only on 240z? or also on 260z? As you might expect.. these are rare pieces (very long in stock) and have theire price.
  14. Here is a new photo that surfaced of the Chicago Auto Show:
  15. A friend had a clutch collar off a 280z so I just sent it and it worked perfectly. Finally after a year I've finally been able to drive the car! She runs hot however 😕 water pump is probably bad because water is leaking, might need some new radiator, and some other stuff here and there. Carbs need a little tuning because they don't do well under heavy load like when I do a pull. Thanks for all the help guys.
  16. The "whistle gap" girl? Train tunnel? Box car sideways? Suez Canal? Alligator yawning? Breach whale calf? Captain Sully port landing? Black square?
  17. Such a fast and quality restoration!
  18. Definitely the way to go with the trim installed before setting the glass in the body. That little trim tool is a great investment for under 10 bucks. Eliminates the chance of nicking or tearing the rubber seal. Glad you had no issues. Will be a big hit in Colo at Zcon if you and Cody bring it ....
  19. Thanks. I trust old Nissan parts more than new "globally sourced" parts. My new modulator says made in USA but we'll see.
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  21. As someone who has been spending too much time sanding as of recent, I can say you do start seeing things.
  22. I have to fight them while cooking a $10.99 ribeye. What do think I'm going to do? Kill 'em, family and all! My Dad said with his Coke bottle eyeglasses they look like buzzards.
  23. Ernesto...I recently installed an RT Mount but the local guy I bought if from had installed a few of them and knew where to cut the snubber so I didn't have to go through the process of cutting the snubber to fit. If I did, I think I would try the following: With the diff removed, install the RT Mount with snubber. Use something to plumb (like a plumb bob if you have one) to plumb from the middle of the snubber to a spot on the garage floor and mark the spot. Measure and record the height from the bottom of the snubber to the mark on the floor. Remove the RT Mount. Raise the diff on your
  24. AK260

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    I’m going to steal some of these ideas for our webmaster to think about! That’s a much nicer view than we have. [emoji106] Just been out for a quick one and sadly ran out of fuel about a mile in !!!! I need to pull the new sender and work out why it’s sticking at 3/4 - I suspect that last kink I didn’t fashion into a Z shaped one is the issue with the float pointing the opposite way probably sticking to something in the tank (it was a Datsun 510 one I modified to fit). At least now I don’t have to drain the tank to do it! The odometer was showing 165 miles since my last fill up, I suspect the
  25. I've watched a lot of videos and read quite a bit. I purchased a tool to compress the springs and paid quite a bit. It's supposed to be much safer than the cheap ones. Attached is a picture of the Z.
  26. I pull my chokes on, turn it over 4 or 5 times then the next turn over it hits and goes to 1,500 rpm. When it starts to sputter I shut off choke and go to the pedal from then on out.
  27. I am gonna post some links. There was some good info in there too. The engineers seem to agree, welding the hard surface is not a great option https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=254331 https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=314909
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