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


Arne

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Cleaned the K&N's, they were dirty maybe from the backfires or it's just been a while. Pulled off the domes and sprayed everything with carb cleaner. Took out the old N58's and put in some N27's. The N27's look a little thinner. Put a new nozzle on the front one, ran out of daylight so put the other new nozzle tomorrow.

Only glitch was one of the old needles wouldn't come out easy. Put some scotch tape on it before using the pliers but scratched it near the base anyway. Then I read the manual - says you're supposed to turn and pull at the same time - when I did that it came right out. Heard the N58 needles are no good so no big deal I guess.

Guess I'll find out tomorrow if it makes a difference.

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I took the day and installed some of my NOS finds: Choke cable assembly, air cleaner, fuel rail, washer bottle, and am waiting for my NOS tire to arrive for my spare compartment. I have been wire brushing nuts, bolts, fuel rail, etc... for plating next week. I like having spares. I will be having black, yellow and clean zinc plating done. I pulled apart a rear bumper to send to be plated at Tri-City Plating in TN. I sent out a early AM/FM radio and a early AM auto search radio to B C electronics in PS for complete rebuild they should be finished in a week or two. I am hoping to get all of this complete before I start on the restoration of the 72 FJ40 I acquired this past spring.

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Ordered Raybestos calipers from Rockauto and replaced brake calipers on both sides last saturday, the inner piston on the driver side caliper where stuck, right side caliper is still ok, so i keep it for spare.

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fantastic weather here lately. with storage season coming up I thought I better wash and wax the zed. just noticed I have a head lamp out. that might be a winter project. should I do both lamps?

By way of suggestion, replace both lamps with Cibie lenses and quality H4 bulbs...You will be amazed!!

There's lots of good info here on CZCC.

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I joined up with Z Atlanta to go on a drive up to the North Georgia Mountains. Even with the worn out suspension, it was a blast. The guys behind me enjoyed watching the old Z navigating the twisting roads. I did leave early, though. I'm far too out of shape to be driving on curvy roads for very long without power steering.

I posted one video of the drive to my blog already, and I'll post others later. Z Atlanta Fall Mountain Run ? October 2013 | Steve's CARtography

Enjoy.

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My Z turns 38 this month 11/75. Not sure of the official date so she gets the whole month of November. I have had her since 3/76.

I entered some images of her in out tri-state photographers convention, here they are.

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Last days a got my 4 speed trans replaced by a 5 speed close ratio trans

and the r180 diff replaced by an r200 3.9 and new tokico illuminas and tokico springs. To bad its winter now and i have to wait 5 month for a test drive: (

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What a difference a tune-up makes. Points were shot, guess my crappy old condenser killed the old ones after only 6 months. New condenser and/or cleaning the rotor and cap contacts last week made a big difference but it still wasn't right. Dwell was 44 deg. So put in some new Nissan points, set dwell to 36 deg. Timing was about 10 deg at 1000 rpm, set it to 15 at 1000 and took a drive. Huge difference. Accidentally burned some rubber, not easy with stockish motor, AT, and sticky Falkens. Way better at all speeds. Might be pinging a little on the hill, wish CA had 93 octane.

Only bummer, read the manual twice, but couldn't figure how to make the digital dial-back feature on the Innovate light work. Maybe someday.

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Mine is in the garage for the winter - wheels off - on 4 jack stands - getting ready to clean - paint - polish things. It's my second favorite time of the year...............naturally my first is the driving season! There are only 2 seasons per year, right? One is driving - and the other modding / polishing/ cleaning!

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We drove the Z from San Mateo, thru San Francisco and up to Novato for a holiday "cookies & nog" gathering at a friend's house.

The Z got a lot of attention along the way and many compliments from people at the party. Had to go outside to give people "Z tour" three times.

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