Diseazd

Newest addition to the garage.

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    Nice Z you found. I would have change the Auto tranny for sure. Who the hell was buying an automatic 240Z?

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    Cleaned up under the hood......came out beautiful! Dropped the front suspension....installing new ball joints, bushings, Tokico shocks and Eibach springs. I'll clean everything like new.

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    Cleaned up under the two front wheel wells and got my son (Five and Dime) to shoot 918 orange. It came out beautiful. Also....before and after to strut restoration.....new Eibachs, Tokico HP's, new rotors, brake lines and brake line clips.

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    So you taking it to Chuck next week? We all know its just a matter of time. Looks good.

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    I finally got the front suspension back in. New Eibachs, Tokico HP's, new ball joints, tie rod ends, all new bushings, brake lines, pads, rotors, clips etc. etc. Came out nice. Now to the rear suspension, diff, gas tank etc. etc.

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    I've been busy this weekend......acid cleaned the inside of the tank, then sealed it with POR 15 Tank Sealer.....that stuff works great.....looks like new inside. Then, I cleaned up the outside and painted it. Also cleaned up the diff, installed side seals and new diff cover gasket......followed by fresh paint. Same with the other items in the pics. Everything is ready to go back in.

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    Looks Great Guy - nice to have parts that aren't dented or all badly pitted to work with. I think you are enjoying this -LOL..

    Carl B.

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    Mitch......I'm going back with a 4 speed.....Eiji gave me the tranny out of his white car. The 390 ought to be sweet.....let me know what you think of it.

    Carl......You bet I'm enjoying it ....... restoring a car with no rust or abuse is as it should be. I'm having a ball. Note the yellow A on the diff.....I left that alone.....I assume the Datsun folks put that on it because it was an automatic (3:54) ......right?

    Blue.....Thanks for the encouragement.......I can't wait to see how that new combo motor feels.....it ought to be sweet!

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    Guy. Your car is looking terrific. Earlier in this thread, you mentioned changing to Eibach springs for this car with Tokiko strut inserts if I remember correctly. Since the springs with this car only have 25k on them, did you consider leaving the original springs? What drove your decision? How would you characterize the Eibach spring ride/handling/ride height characteristics compared to stock? I am having this internal debate on the 25k mile refresh I am doing.

    Thanks

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    Jonathan......The Eibachs give you a smooth ride but "get down" a little better in the curves. Also, Eibachs lower the car anywhere from 1/2 to 1 inches. Tokico shocks are far superior to the original shock struts.......no comparison....and the ride is nice too. Regards. Guy

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    Hi Guy:

    I think that "A" - Automatic & 3.54 is a valid assumption. Should be a good rear gear with the 4 spd.

    Carl B.

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    The orange Z just picked up a clutch pedal........goodbye auto tranny! The clutch master cylinder is a welcome addition. Installing pedals and clevis pins was the hardest part of this resto......so glad that's behind me.

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    The console is restored, new boot for the manual stick and tranny installed. Engine goes in next weekend.

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    Installed the engine, installed and bled the new brake and clutch master cylinders. She should be ready to fire up Saturday morning!

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