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  2. Tre and Comrades280z, Trunk hatch lid and gas tank are available. I did not find time today to check them out or take pictures for condition. I may also be tied up tomorrow, but I will get additional info on condition when I can. Thanks, Duane.
  3. Rockauto only shows standard size. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,engine,crankshaft+main+bearing,5220
  4. Nissan sells oversized bearings. Not sure if they're meant for crankshaft or block. Maybe they're bendy enough for either. Probably want to see if they're available. http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/Z-1969-1978/engine-280z/piston-crankshaft/17 http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/Z-1969-1978/engine-280z/piston-crankshaft I'm seeing that it's probably doable but might not not worth it since another complete block should be easy to find and cheaper overall. https://rigiboreinc.com/articles/38/a-new-dimension-of-control-in-crank-boring-with-rigibores-auto-compensa
  5. I suggest using a heat gun to soften the rubber housing enough to force it back in. While you have access to the choke cable itself, might as well replace the steel wire itself. Here's the step-by-step process: https://woodworkerb.com/home/datsun-240z-rebuild/repair-choke-cable/
  6. You can see the dents in the jacket where the swaging has compressed the material. And I believe you're right about the casting part... It looks like cast zinc or aluminum to me. Neither of which is known to be incredibly formable. And yes, that was probably swaged at the factory with a press and a fixture. I would try to make some sort of fixture to swage the casting a tiny bit more and I would judiciously apply epoxy and give it a shot. Hope you don't crack the casting, and hope you don't get epoxy all up in there where it would gum up the works. That doesn't look like a fun issue.
  7. @Remixaflip What cap are you missing? I've got an F54 block here that I'm not going to use.
  8. Right. But unless they remove material from the block side of the journal, you aren't guaranteeing concentricity. And if you DO remove material from the block side of the journal, you'll raise the piston's stroke location in the cylinder. Bottom line for me... I'm not in the outback.
  9. That would work great for a DOHC engine where the spark plug hole comes straight down from the top of the piston. Not sure how well it would work with the plug hole coming in on an angle like the Z. I'm picturing the shaft bending if the tip doesn't slide easy on the piston top. All comes down to vectors and friction. What you really need is a pivoting arm. Does such a device exist?
  10. Also to be clear, all this testing I've done is with the fast idle screw completely backed off, and with both carb's idle screws completely backed off. When you say the choke cables should be removed when testing, that is just to be extra sure they're not adding any richness, right?
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  12. I guess I bought just in time. It's also out-of-stock on Jegs' website.
  13. Oh, I think it could be reswaged. A flat end screwdriver and a hammer or may a contraption in the bench vise, something... It'sbroke now, so nowhere but up 😉
  14. I don't think I can re-swage something that's already been swaged... The metal looks thick, almost like a casting, probably swaged at the factory using some industrial press. Surprised to find no hits on this when I searched... I can't be the only Z owner with this issue, can I? Yep; already bought that... It's waiting to go in, but first I have to get the cable situation sorted.
  15. Better deal Google it, "240z hoke holder" https://zcardepot.com/products/choke-lever-mounting-plate-reinforcement-240z?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImKrDpIiO8AIVdP_jBx1pNA_KEAQYAiABEgLHDvD_BwE&utm_campaign=google shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&variant=19278822637681
  16. Don't know if this will help you but it made a great improvement on my '72. https://www.ebay.com/itm/153924533662?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=153924533662&targetid=1068323858590&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9012728&poi=&campaignid=11760659653&mkgroupid=112989507966&rlsatarget=pla-1068323858590&abcId=9300462&merchantid=8548804&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2vHQqIeO8AIVjJ6zCh1oIw7EEAQYAiABEgLS5fD_BwE
  17. Maybe remove the cable completely, ream the bracket. Install the jacket and reswage somehow?
  18. I searched for a solution here, and unfortunately the title is the only way I know to describe it. See pic below: Does anyone have any tips for how to secure the choke cable sleeve in the lever assembly? I thought about JB Welding it, but I don't want to risk getting JB on the cable itself and gumming up the works. Thanks all.
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  20. HA - They came in on Friday after months...Coated on its way!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  21. Much appreciated, I’ll give them a call! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Much appreciated, I’ll give them a call! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Would they need my car or just the carpets? What about shipping? I have ACC 30 minutes from me so I'm a little prejudiced.
  24. For the record though, you can buy main caps for a Chevy small block from numerous places. You might call somebody like Datsun Spirit or Arizona Z Car, if you decide to try to save the block. They build engines. Might even have some used ones. https://www.jegs.com/i/Speedmaster/746/PCE289.1002/10002/-1?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9_mDBhCGARIsAN3PaFNMd6jy7Ofu06P4cJsdCpPw58lu4UozC605W25FcJdrOXT8lkmMhT4aAjA4EALw_wcB https://datsunspirit.com/ http://arizonazcar.com/
  25. Cutting carpet to fit the Z, unless you do it for a living, probably won't give you the results you seek. Preformed carpet sets are available for floor and rear deck at a reasonable price from several sources like: https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/classic08g07 You can add sound deadening or heat insulating material under the carpet. Again, many ways to go with costs that vary. However, not a big expense for something functional that dresses up the Z interior. Dennis
  26. Let us know if it works good. That's cheap to me and all the stress I went through to get true TDC. I'm no mechanic.
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