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With a little extra effort you can repurpose it as a generator, saw mill, pressure washer motor, go-kart.

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If at all possible, I would store the engine assembled. As far as lubrication goes, I would squirt some motor oil into the spark plug holes, pour oil over the camshaft lobes, rotate, and repeat every year maybe.

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@CHL240Z !!!!!!! I've been looking for one of those steering wheels for so long, nice find! keep me in mind if you wanna part ways with it :) Looks exciting, how have you planned to address the battery tray section?

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On 4/23/2016 at 0:56 PM, Zed Head said:

With a little extra effort you can repurpose it as a generator, saw mill, pressure washer motor, go-kart.

I got a better idea:

 

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I love living vicariously through threads like this.  Thanks for taking the time to let us know all the details and steps.

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Hello everyone.  I am in the Navy and have been away from home for about 6 months.  I finally got shore duty orders so won't be going underway for the next 3 years.  It is good to finally be home.  I am ready to get going on this project again.  Since I have been gone I have changed my minds on a few things.  We will get into all that soon, but for now I wanted to say it is good to be back and stay tuned we are about to get busy.

Clay

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On November 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM, CHL240Z said:

Hello everyone.  I am in the Navy and have been away from home for about 6 months.  I finally got shore duty orders so won't be going underway for the next 3 years.  It is good to finally be home.  I am ready to get going on this project again.  Since I have been gone I have changed my minds on a few things.  We will get into all that soon, but for now I wanted to say it is good to be back and stay tuned we are about to get busy.

Clay

I am interested in your project.  I am retired Navy, still work for the Navy in Coronado.  I have 3 Z projects going, one is a series 1 VIN 2675.  That one along with my 71, are at a shop in Santee getting paint and body.  My 71 should be blue by mid month.  The 70 should be yellow by April.  We have found that the 70 totally and correctly restored  has the most value.  We started with a  shell with the 70, your starting point is so much better.  My body guy is awesome he does all the work for Classic Datsun now, he has painted iconic race cars as well, a few are owned by the Ace man.  Collecting the series 1 parts is a labor of love that is for sure.  Got lucky on CL by finding a 71 Oct 70 build date in  Jumal , it came with lots of great parts.  It is at the shop about to be parted down.  My friend Motorman7 is also very knowledable with the series 1 cars as he has a beautiful example of one in the same color as yours.  Looking forward to seeing what your next move is.  

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I would love to know who your Body guy is?  I am in El Cajon and am shopping around for a good paint and body shop.  My next move is definitely to get the car on a cart and have the frame rails and floor pans replaced as well as replacement of anything else that needs to go.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Clay

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On November 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM, CHL240Z said:

Hello everyone.  I am in the Navy and have been away from home for about 6 months.  I finally got shore duty orders so won't be going underway for the next 3 years.  It is good to finally be home.  I am ready to get going on this project again.  Since I have been gone I have changed my minds on a few things.  We will get into all that soon, but for now I wanted to say it is good to be back and stay tuned we are about to get busy.

Clay

I am interested in your project.  I am retired Navy, still work for the Navy in Coronado.  I have 3 Z projects going, one is a series 1 VIN 2675.  That one along with my 71, are at a shop in Santee getting paint and body.  My 71 should be blue by mid month.  The 70 should be yellow by April.  We have found that the 70 totally and correctly restored  has the most value.  We started with a  shell with the 70, your starting point is so much better.  My body guy is awesome he does all the work for Classic Datsun now, he has painted iconic race cars as well, a few are owned by the Ace man.  Collecting the series 1 parts is a labor of love that is for sure.  Got lucky on CL by finding a 71 Oct 70 build date in  Jumal , it came with lots of great parts.  It is at the shop about to be parted down.  My friend Motorman7 is also very knowledable with the series 1 cars as he has a beautiful example of one in the same color as yours.  Looking forward to seeing what your next move is.  

Send me an email I will introduce you to my guy and show some of the other Zs that are there.  He is an expert on floors and framerails.  Montezuma50@gmail.com

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On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 5:17 PM, CHL240Z said:

I would love to know who your Body guy is?  I am in El Cajon and am shopping around for a good paint and body shop.  My next move is definitely to get the car on a cart and have the frame rails and floor pans replaced as well as replacement of anything else that needs to go.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Clay

You're in El Cajon?  I'm in the unincorporated part of El Cajon in Harbinson Canyon.  Good to know there's another Z guy close by if you ever need some help. 

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@Patcon me to.  I also talked to Dave Rebello today and should be sending my engine to him next week sometime.  I will be glad to start making some progress on this project again.  I am just excited that it is at the shop.

@wheee!It is nice!!!

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It is as I thought, the frame rails on the passenger side are shot and quite a bit of rust.  Miguel just happened to have a front clip from a 1970 donor car that is in much better shape. So 1121 is off to be sand blasted and work on the donor front clip has start

 

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@Patcon i am not sure, it sure looks like he is.  Just finished reading your thread and glad we both got our projects jump started again.

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 I found that a H.F. wood chisel worked great and was a lot easier to grip than a razor blade. Used it to remove the PO's flat black spray can paint job.

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5 hours ago, CHL240Z said:

@Patcon i am not sure, it sure looks like he is.  Just finished reading your thread and glad we both got our projects jump started again.

Thanks, you too!

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  Being able to grab something with a handle made it much less tiring and allowed a better angle adjustment. If you try it, safety goggles are a must. The tiny paint chips fly off in a cloud.

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Razor blade works great.  The paint on my car is so dead and sun burnt it is much quicker with the razor than sanding.  Stripped the top, both doors and hood in about an hour and a half.   I use a blade holder from the paint department of one of the box stores. 

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So I went to Just Dashes last Friday and dropped my Dash and Center Console off.  Talked to Abe and John for about an hour.  I was really impressed with the staff there and their quality of work is top notch.  Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the dash but really, who among us wants to see another Z Dash that has been thrashed over the years.  I did take this one though.

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Saturday I went to Miguel's to make another payment and pick up my Front and Rear Suspension.  I brought my friend from Dallas along to see the car and meet the master himself.  It has been in the shop for a month and I think they are making great progress.  

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I will start tearing into the rear suspension soon because I want to get the R180 checked out and rebuild the half-shafts.  I am also looking into completely building the three wiring harnesses from scratch using new wire and vintage connectors.  I can grab a fuse block off of summit racing and completely re-fabricate a plug and play wiring harness for 1121.  I have been doing electrical work in the Navy for 19 years and looking at the existing harness and schematics, I know I can get it done.  Im just wondering if this is something anyone else would be willing for me to do for them?

Clay

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