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1976 280Z Restoration Project

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Entry port for small rodents?

If they wish to live in the cowl I guess...

Would have to be an acrobatic mouse!

 

Edit: I could stuff some steel wool in there I suppose.

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Were those holes already existing, and you just added the elbow?  Great idea and mod!

I drilled a hole with a hole saw. There are multiple versions of the fender liner but the 76 is easy to drill plastic.
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6 hours ago, 240260280 said:

Use sewer fittings for those really long road trips and you are miles from a toilet.

Haha that's why I always try to have an empty gatorade bottle on hand...

 

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wizz bombs! That's what the truckers call them. I have empty Gatorade bottles in my work truck that I pull my mower with. The opening is a little snug though. :love:

I used to pee in beer bottles, what a sight going to jail for dui with wet pants. LOL

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Picked up a splash pan! Can’t believe I found one locally in great shape. A little dollying and media blasting and it is ready for powder coat. I’m thinking a nice satin silver.

 

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On 11/7/2019 at 5:51 AM, Patcon said:

That is in really good shape!

No one was more surprised than me. I am looking forward to powder coating it soon and bolting it up. I did a test fit and even after all the frame and rad support work I did, the only bolt holes that don't line up are the ones on the 240Z front frame rails that I bought with pre-welded capture nuts. Maybe the 240 had a different bolt position?

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Dug up a little Nissan OEM gold at the local dealer too. Found new wiper stalk boots for $3 each, new hood bumpers that bolt to the fender for $8 each, and two new OEM hood dampers that bolt in front of the cowl for $12 each! Canadian! Delivered! crazy...

Apparently the Calgary parts distribution centre has some of the largest stock of old Datsun parts in North America. The problem is, the searchable database no longer includes the references for the S30 vehicles. The part number has to be manually input in order for them to search for parts. They can't look up the part under the year and model for our cars! Crazy. They really have no idea what they have there until someone enters a part number and searches for it. The warehouse is apparently the "size of four large American Walmarts"...

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13 minutes ago, wheee! said:

Dug up a little Nissan OEM gold at the local dealer too. Found new wiper stalk boots for $3 each, new hood bumpers that bolt to the fender for $8 each, and two new OEM hood dampers that bolt in front of the cowl for $12 each! Canadian! Delivered! crazy...

Apparently the Calgary parts distribution centre has some of the largest stock of old Datsun parts in North America. The problem is, the searchable database no longer includes the references for the S30 vehicles. The part number has to be manually input in order for them to search for parts. They can't look up the part under the year and model for our cars! Crazy. They really have no idea what they have there until someone enters a part number and searches for it. The warehouse is apparently the "size of four large American Walmarts"...

That sounds like that would be a great place to wonder around a little!

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12 minutes ago, Patcon said:

That sounds like that would be a great place to wonder around a little!

My parts manager sent me pics...

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2 minutes ago, ramsesosirus said:

Wow, do we have a list somewhere of part numbers and what they are?

carpartsmanual.com has the part numbers and pictures. 

I am working on a way to get Nissan Canada to download a spreadsheet of their part numbers without sensitive pricing data etc so I can sort it out based on part numbers for the S30 chassis. It may come down to being too sensitive of data for them to release; so other than getting a part-time job at Nissan.... I might be out of luck.

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14 minutes ago, wheee! said:

carpartsmanual.com has the part numbers and pictures. 

I am working on a way to get Nissan Canada to download a spreadsheet of their part numbers without sensitive pricing data etc so I can sort it out based on part numbers for the S30 chassis. It may come down to being too sensitive of data for them to release; so other than getting a part-time job at Nissan.... I might be out of luck.

Wow, just looked at carpartsmanual.com, that's a great resource!  It has pretty much ever part

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1 minute ago, siteunseen said:

My local Nissan parts manager said he can go only to '93.

I get the numbers and to our disbelief they are still available.

Yup. They all seem amazed when they find a 40 year old part in inventory. I ordered and received a new front drivers fender, fender badges ($35), sail pillar Z badges ($35), and lots of little things over the years that sell for stupid amounts on ebay etc as people believe them to be NLA.

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Another thing that was available at Nissan was the fusible link covers.  They were a few bucks at the dealer and about four times that on eBay.  Pretty much every Z that has fusible links needs new ones after they all cracked from age.

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3 minutes ago, Jeff G 78 said:

Another thing that was available at Nissan was the fusible link covers.  They were a few bucks at the dealer and about four times that on eBay.  Pretty much every Z that has fusible links needs new ones after they all cracked from age.

True. But I have removed the whole fusible link assembly in favour of a digital fuse block

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14 hours ago, Patcon said:

That sounds like that would be a great place to wonder around a little!

Yeah, but I don't think my wife would let me lose in there, since I have collect a lot of just in case parts over the years, but I can still dream about it....

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Yeah, it’s close enough to be scary. Luckily it is also next door to Jim [mention=11371]zKars[/mention] and what ever the depot doesn’t have, Jim does....

I think they subcontract to him occasionally....

 

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What if someone had a spread sheet with all the Z part numbers from carpartsmanual.com? There is only about 17,000 or so.... Shirley your Nissan parts friend could put those in manually and see what pops up, right?

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That’s what he does now. It takes a few different screens to do each one apparently so it takes way too long to be efficient. Basically he would need a full time person to enter the data. Which Nissan doesn’t care to do. And it is sensitive pricing info so they won’t let just anyone do it for them.

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