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[2013] What did you do to/with your Z today?

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Rather than let these threads go on forever as they do in some other forums, I thought I'd start new ones for separate generations for the New Year. Use these threads for short, Twitter-like posts, things that may not be worth their own thread.

Since only the S30 threads got any use over the past couple of years, I've only created this one thread this year for all Zs.

Enjoy, and let's keep each other involved!

Edited by Arne

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Thanks for the Tradition Arne! HAPPY NEW YEAR.... maybe a Z in 2013 for you?

Picked up a Weber 55DCO /SP Crazy big. 48mm chokes, 180F9180 mains, 60F8 Idles, 0Spill just before the New Years party... finally looked at it now... not a 50.

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Thanks for the Tradition Arne! HAPPY NEW YEAR.... maybe a Z in 2013 for you?
Not at all likely. But as I've said before, never say never. Who knows what strange opportunity might kick in my front door?

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Just got back from a 140 mile run. The car ran great. One piece of info I thought I'd pass on; last week I had my front wheels road force balanced. Great results-there is absolutely no wheel shimmy through 100 mph. I did not get above that due to road conditions. I highly recommend this form of balancing and will have it done to my driver as well.

Oh yeah, last night (technically before new years) I installed a rocker switch for the antenna mast. I put it in the blank just forward of the ashtray in the center console. It's nice to be able to move the antenna so easily.

Happy and healthy new year to all.

Edited by tlorber

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I didn't even end up staying up until 12 last night. Got up early today and finally diagnosed why the speedo doesn't work. I ended up replacing the speedo cable (had one laying around). Now it's clear I need a different speedo gear!

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Since it was 10 below zero this morning, I fired up the furnace in the garage and finished refinishing the clutch/brake pedal box and the fuel/vapor tank. Now they look like new. I guess the next project is refurb of the fuel tank. Happy New Years to everyone.

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Spend the day wet sanding the 240 race car prior to being painting in the BSR livery and test mounted the flared front fenders. Needs about a 100 hrs of more work to get it paint worthy.

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I drove the 260Z to work and to the Georgia Z Club meeting. It's a nice change of pace from the daily driver.

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happy new year, got another 71 240z, working on suspension, hoping to post pics soon

Edited by comhosa

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Heard about this upgrade to the choke control on this site.

Got on EBAY bought the adapter plate and installed it.

Works great. It is rock solid. This allows you to remove the consul without screwing with the choke control as well.

While I was there:) I got the choke warning light and the re defogger repaired as well.:D

Winter may suck but it gives you time to work on things.

Casey

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Well there is still some snow here, but the roads are clear, so I took my 240Z for a spin today. She is actually running pretty good, but there are still some issues. Whomever put the new exhaust on did a terrible job....its way too low (I actually have to look out for roadkill) and the tail pipe rattles. Also, the fuel guage is still not working, and I still have to pop the clutch in order to stop the engine. Can't wait until the weather warms up so I can get to work on this stuff.

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Finally waved goodbye to my rust-free 240Z shell...

I hope it went to a good home.

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I hope it went to a good home.

Thanks Steve. I think so and it's for the better, I just had no time to work on it. Still, it's a little upsetting that I wasn't able to put this one back on the road. Hope to see it rolling again, but she's left the Bay Area for LA.

Oh well, now I have a bunch of parts to sell!

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I cleaned-up the exhaust manifold, fastemers, washers etc before installing my manifolds tomorrow. Will be nice to have her running, (with no exhaust leak), again!

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I went to Caffeine & Octane this morning. It was cold, but it's great to be around so many car people.

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Drove up to Breckenridge and back. Running solid, even at altitude. Ordered headlight and parking light harnesses, since my relays are corroded. I aim to eliminate problems, not mediate them until a future time.

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Found a safe haven for my Z to rest for the winter out of the snow while i try to finish up HLS-30 41000

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Shaped and installed new ss brake lines for the front drivers side and ripped out the front passenger brake line. Also set up my refurbished gas tank next to a space heater for the sealant to cure.

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