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I've got both an 8 track face and a cassette player face. Interesting that the knob are at different spacings

The Cassette radio is at 130mm and the 8 track at about 148mm. 

Kats, are the units the same width and mounting mechanism in the car? 

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1 hour ago, scotta said:

I've got both an 8 track face and a cassette player face. Interesting that the knob are at different spacings

The Cassette radio is at 130mm and the 8 track at about 148mm. 

Kats, are the units the same width and mounting mechanism in the car? 

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Hi scotta , thanks for the picture ,

yes they are same mounting, so they are interchangeable. But the with of the unit is different each other .Due to the difference comes from internal mechanism? Maybe .

I think the one on top could be the KM-1520ZC

which is for AM / FM radio , not a Cassette . The opening below the frequency band window is for selecting buttons.

I have KM-1520ZC for my 12/71 automatic 240Z .

Kats

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Now this is on Yahoo Japan auction, two days to go , still 1 yen ! 

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m341679067

The seller said this cassette was pulled from a 1977 Fairlady Z ( possibly ZL ) 2/2  . At that time this cassette was for deluxe trim , 8 track stereo was for STD trim .

I think this could be fit for Zs from 1969-1973 with minor modifications but you would have a trouble with opening the fuse lid as the cassette located much toward to the shift lever .

Kats

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Hi , today I picked up my orange 240Z from the museum. I immediately noticed it’s air conditioning system didn’t work , so I dropped at an auto electronic shop which has always been helpful for me . 

Once a year I have to charge the gas , how does everyone do about keeping air cooled in the cabin ? 

I am really looking for a set of good hoses which is hard to leak . My car’s system has plain hoses with simple cramps all way around, that must be the reason of leaking gas .

I have to find a good fabricator of hoses .

Oh , and I sent seat bottoms of this orange 240Z to Mr .Sudo for a repair that I made a reservation last year . The one has a split in the middle of the cushion , and the other is going to be split soon . 

Kats

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Hi , good news here in Japan . Yokohama Tire has just released a new model , a revival of classic “ GT Special “ series. 

I am happy that there is a 175/80 14 which is suitable for our S30 cars . 

I need to see the price , how much it is going to be .

Kats

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Hi , I hadn’t realized my blue 240Z’s air pump got the vent wrongly since I have got the car in 2000 . The vent must be facing like this .My orange 240Z told me which way it should be . And I confirmed it by service manual . 

Kats

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Hi , I had a fuel trouble yesterday.

Almost everyday outside is 38 degrees Celsius (100 in F ) in Japan .

I took my blue 240Z for a ride , pulled hard in an open countryside road then took a coffee brake at a shop . After some rest I started the engine, I noticed the engine became sluggish . I had to give blip to keep the car moving. 

I replaced the fuel pump to new one but it was not the reason . I opened the float chamber, rear carburetor chamber was empty !

I checked the valve , the string wire retainer touched the valve so that the valve couldn’t move freely. The valve was pushed and hold , this was the reason fuel didn’t go though into the chamber .

I guess under the extremely hot outside temperature like this , heat made the string wire retainer shrink to be enough touching the valve .

I am always curious about people in the hot area , how did those people do with their 240Z back in 70’s ? No problem as long as the car was cruising , but after some shopping , I imagine it might be difficult sometimes to start the engine . Chances of Vapor lock or percolation might be getting increased when the car parked under the strong sun shine .

Kats

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A very unusual problem but you found it. Good work and it should help others who rebuild their carbs.

For heat issues in hot regions, I read that some people took thermos bottles of cold water to pour on the fuel pump back in the 1970's

 

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Thanks Blue , I was so nervous because if the rust in the gas tank caused this problem , I was going to have a big trouble. By the way , I managed to return home with only three cylinders of operation, that was so wonderful. 

And a cold water poured method is cool ! 

Summer in Japan is now as hot as Las Vegas , NV . And as steamy as Philippine . 

Kats

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Thanks siteunseen , that is a smart idea ! 

Simple and reliable.  Looks like I need to bend the metal contact lip of the float upward little bit when I use that valve .

Kats

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2 hours ago, kats said:

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What a great shot. I've never forgotten the first time I walked through a full size bamboo grove in Japan. That noise in the wind. Extraordinary!

I like your 'Kari' plate too.
 

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Thanks Alan , I am glad that you have the same experience of me , this bamboo grove is near my house. Before this shot , the path was so narrow and dirt , I was feeling like I was doing rally ! 

Kats

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