sweatybetty

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11 hours ago, wheee! said:

Nice!

thank you!! i am down to (not necessarily in this order) it has been a long almost 2 years :beer::beer:

bumpers

front strut brace

insurance (monday)

tags (monday or tuesday)

test drive  (after tags)

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Thanks for the delicious pics. So much incentive for me to push ahead too!

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Maybe a little late Sweats but the upper rear corner of the door seal needs to have a "vee" cut into it. This allows the rubber to go all the way back into the corner and meet to seal it. That corner will allow water to come in that you want notice until you begin getting that moldy smell inside. A moldy smell means rust is not far behind it. Sorry I didn't get a chance to offer it earlier. Not too late to fix it though. Looks good. We need more motion video though.

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excellent day today, cherry popped! :D the pig got a bath and 8 miles on the odometer. the suspension is very nice and tight, throttle response is good, but the brake prop valve needs a little tuning. going to do a few more miles tomorrow, get some fuel and then sunday plug in the tracking software for the a/f ratio meter. kind of hard to watch the meter and drive at the same time

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You've managed to achieve a really nice stance for the car.  The match-up of tire size/profile to wheel diameter/offset relative to the wheel openings looks spot-on.  I really like those wheels, too.  A refreshing change from Panasports.

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just went into town to fill the tank and did another 35 miles. this pig pulls hard and nice. a/f mix is in the mid to high 13's on a hard 2nd-3rd pull, cruises in the low 14's. seems to have a weak spot right off idle, (a/f mix 15-16) no bog, but just noticeable. needs a front end alignment and the exhaust piping tweaked a bit and welded. it sounds SWEET! no tire rub as of yet. i was a little worried about that. overall, im very happy :D

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2 hours ago, sweatybetty said:

just went into town to fill the tank and did another 35 miles. this pig pulls hard and nice. a/f mix is in the mid to high 13's on a hard 2nd-3rd pull, cruises in the low 14's. seems to have a weak spot right off idle, (a/f mix 15-16) no bog, but just noticeable. needs a front end alignment and the exhaust piping tweaked a bit and welded. it sounds SWEET! no tire rub as of yet. i was a little worried about that. overall, im very happy :D

Gorgeous restoration! Are you going to add a front stabilizer bar like this pic? What are your thoughts? 

 

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5 hours ago, Consigli said:

Gorgeous restoration! Are you going to add a front stabilizer bar like this pic? What are your thoughts? 

 

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im still debating the strut bar. i do like this one https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/240z/front-strut-tower-brace-datsun-240z-260z-280z-0     https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/240z/z-front-tri-bar-add

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8 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

IMHO, A weak spot just off idle is the nature of the beast unless it's so weak that it's a PITA.

its not a PITA, just noticeable. pretty low on the priority list

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THAT THING LOOKS SWEEEEEEEEEET.........SWEATS! I'm sure Oregon has some nice two lanes to give the suspension a good warming up. When I see a project come together it really inspires me to continue pushing forward with mine. Yeah driving and looking at the AFR...........Probably not a good idea. I might have to commit suicide if you posted pictures of it wrinkled beyond repair. CAN YOU SAY ROAD TRIP? NICE JOB.......:victorious:

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so, after 3 orders from amazon i finally got a FLAT sheet of phenolic resin (24" x 24" x 3/8" thick) that i used to make insulators between the carbs and manifold. i had percolation issues after driving the car and shutting it down.
anyhow, i measured the temperature of the manifold and the carb where they meet. the manifold was 145 and the carb was 104. it seems that the spacers are working.

i may get some more tuning done this week if the weather stays dry, but it will probably have to wait until spring

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took the pig for a nice drive yesterday and am happy to find that the hard, hot-start issue is gone. little throttle and it fires right up!

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