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'71 240Z almost done

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:classic:Getting closer, hopefully only another few weeks and I'll be out on the road. My cousin who owns serveral MG's and a Bug Eye sprite came over this evening and helped get the SU's tuned in as best we could with open headers on the car.

I'm still waiting on a few panels from the body shop, and a replacement seat cover for the one I ordered that had the stiching comming out of it. And I of course still need an exhaust and new side mirrors for the car.

Pictures so far through the Journey. http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx206/wvmiata/

Oh and I didn't take the car for a spin as it sits in the picture to see how quick it goes under acceleration. Of course if I did I would tell you how amazing it felt to zip down the road.:classic:

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Saaweet! What kind of orange is that? Looks really nice. Cool touch with the air cleaner.

Adamr

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The orange is a '64 GMC truck color called Omaha Orange. We then used some house of kolor gold flake in the first coat of clear to give it a nice twinkle in the light.

We laid the paint as follows, a Yellow tinted primer, then the orange, Clear with flake next, and 2 more coats of clear over the flake.

We still need to wet sand and buff, once I get the rest back in place.

Its been a blast so far.

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WOW!! That engine bay is STUNNING!!

That alone was worth the price of admission.

But what I liked best was the giant flow-thru air vent where the

hatch used to be. With an innovation like that, who needs A/C?

All Z Best,.................................Kathy & Rick

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Well I got the inspection sticker this morning, and Drove it to work. Still got a few little demons to work out of the system. Starts sputtering a little when you get around 4500 rpms. I've got the distributer turned as far as it will go, so I need to drop the oil pump and move it another tooth, I'm hoping that is what is causing the sputter, any ideas?

Also, Went throught the engine last night and checked and adjusted the hot valve clearences. I'm still getting some tapping noise in the system. is this normal or am I missing something?

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The engine bay picture is intoxicating. Nice!

I love that you added that touch of "a little something special" with the lower rad hose on the manifold, and thermostat gasket on the SU, and the yellow golf tee in the vent line! Perfect! :)

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Jim

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You gotta add all those little touches just so that yours is unique. I'll get more pictures over the weekend, with all the body panels on. At least all but the grill and the taillight surrounds.

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Sorry, couldn't resist. Clearly things were not "complete" in that picture. As well as poking some fun, I meant to add a technical advice.

About your sputtering, if it runs fine around town under 3000, nice smooth and strong pull, then starts to fall apart above 4, start with a fuel pressure check. Put a guage in the line after the fuel pump and arrange it so you can see while driving, unless the issue is there with the car parked too. Should never get below 3 psi and never above 5-6 either. If you are sure the pressure is fine across the band, and you trust your float levels, and your fuel system is clean and trustworthy (tank, lines, filter), then look for ignition problems. The ignition appears stock from the pictures, maybe points are not adjusted right or the plugs are not happy, or a poorly fitting rotor (heard of several problems around this issue). Always start with good old NGK BP6ES gapped to FSM specs. Few things to test anyway! Good luck! Love the orange man.

Jim

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...Starts sputtering a little when you get around 4500 rpms. I've got the distributer turned as far as it will go, so I need to drop the oil pump and move it another tooth, I'm hoping that is what is causing the sputter, any ideas?

No ideas, but some thoughts. If there isn't enough advance, I wouldn't expect the engine to sputter, I'd expect it to fall flat on it's face. Can you accelerate through the sputter, or is 4,500 rpm the ceiling?

Make sure that the sputter isn't really detonation. Detonation is different then pinging. Detonation is usually the result of too much advance and it is destructive.

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That is the ceiling, once I hit it won't go beyond. I visited a guy a little while ago and just listening to it at idle he said that the timing needed some advance. So I'm gonna move my distributer gear one tooth when I get home and hit it with a timing light to see where I'm at.

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Didn't get a chance to pull the floats and check them today, spent the day cleaning the garage instead. But I did take some updated photos that I thought I would share.

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I found the problem with the engine today, seems that when I put the head back on I got the cam off by one tooth. I corrected the problem and the car is running fantastic. Pulls hard all the way through the revs. I had a blast today. Now I just need to finish up the other little tasks.

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