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1 hour ago, 7tooZ said:

Would it devalue it to polish it.

Fortunate that you have one 7tooZ---

If you are planning to sell--in my opinion---YES!

Leave the extreme act of "polishing" to the final owner, so it is his or her choice. These covers were not polished when new from the factory and to anyone doing a "correct" restoration of an early car the polished cover would be an "over restoration" that many, if not most, restorers would not deem acceptable.

I would have it glass bead blasted to a satin finish and oil it with Gibb's Brand Oil.

The oil will seal the finish so that it will not tarnish, water spot or stain from oils or fingerprints, etc.

It is a very good final finish as is, but if someone wishes to polish the cover in the future it will not present any problems.

Here is the 2400 cover on my 7/70 240Z restoration done using this method:

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I used the same method on my daily driver 73 240z  restoration:

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 And at 2 years use it looks pretty much the same, even after spraying a diluted mixture of Dawn detergent and water over the entire engine bay and hosing it off with a gentle shower from the garden hose.

I've done this several times and it hasn't changed the appearance of the finish.

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If you choose this method, apply the Gibbs Brand with a saturated cloth several times, allowing an hour or so each time before wiping off the excess. Allow it to dry for a day or so then repeat.

I might add that it is the same periodic application (once or twice a year) that will further enhance the sealing qualities of the oil finish.

While this might not be what you ultimately chose to do, I thought I would offer it as a way to restore and preserve your valuable and rare cover with a minimal amount of effort. It has worked well for me.

 

Jim D.

"Zup"

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Hi Zup.  I am sending this email from England.   The petrol pump on your car looks exactly like the one on mine and after stripping it down I find that I need a new diaphram as the one on mine is perished.My pump is the "Ampco G22".  I would be grateful even for the slightest help you could give me.   Kind regards.TonyTomB

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I'm chatting with the Gibbs dealer in Edmonton. No one in Calgary yet. His price is $21.50/can + shipping, or $15 a can if you buy 12. Once I get a shipping quote from him, I let you know if its worth me buying 12 and shipping them to you Canuckers a bit cheaper.

May be an issue with shipping aerosols that makes it a bit pricier.

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9 hours ago, zKars said:

I'm chatting with the Gibbs dealer in Edmonton. No one in Calgary yet. His price is $21.50/can + shipping, or $15 a can if you buy 12. Once I get a shipping quote from him, I let you know if its worth me buying 12 and shipping them to you Canuckers a bit cheaper.

May be an issue with shipping aerosols that makes it a bit pricier.

You have one customer here:bunny:

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On 12/9/2016 at 9:36 AM, zKars said:

I'm chatting with the Gibbs dealer in Edmonton. No one in Calgary yet. His price is $21.50/can + shipping, or $15 a can if you buy 12. Once I get a shipping quote from him, I let you know if its worth me buying 12 and shipping them to you Canuckers a bit cheaper.

May be an issue with shipping aerosols that makes it a bit pricier.

Sign me up for a can, too.  You can never have enough 'wonder chemicals' on the shelf.

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Here is the deal with the Gibbs stuff. Finally contacted my "local" supplier. He is sending a case today.

He ships via Purolator, as they will ship small quantities of Dangerous goods such as aerosols via ground. He is confirming a cost for me for the case I'm asking for, but believes the last one he sent here was $25-ish. Here is Purolators web site info on how to handle the packaging.

http://www.purolator.com/assets/pdf/dangerous-goods/Shipping-Dangerous -Goods-Aerosols.pdf

Canada Post, and all it's wonderful cheapness, will not ship dangerous goods, aerosols are on that list. This may make my distribution of products to Eastern Canada non-cost effective.

Since all (most, sorry Blue) of the above interested parties are in Ontario, I'm willing to bet you will be better off (ie spend less $$) if you order from one of the local suppliers near you directly. Here is the contact page.

http://www.gibbscanada.com/20080825/dealers.html

Let me know that doesn't work out, and I'll get my roll of strapping tape and boxes ready.

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The Ontario distributor, JR Power Products, is apparently this guy:

Jack Langen

(905) 880-9976 15650 The Gore Rd  Palgrave ON L0N1P0

Chris, I believe that address is within shooting distance of your place.  Apparently Langen is an old-school hot rodder and used to sell the stuff at shows and meets.  Why not check him out to see whether he has any Gibbs on hand?  If he does, grab a can for me, too.

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On ‎7‎-‎12‎-‎2016 at 2:00 AM, 7tooZ said:

Would it devalue it to polish it. Been saving it for that early serial number car I haven't pull the trigger on yet.


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That would be the only reason you would want to buy one ( for restoration if you are missing the early valve cover ), from beginning of 71 the last 240Z's came with this valve cover. I see no reason putting an early valve cover on a mid 71 or later 240z.

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The 2400cc Valve Covers came on all North American 240Z from Oct. 69 to about Mid 1970. Around July -The change over to the NISSAN OHC's started with the introduction of the A/T equipped models. Not sure when the change over was complete but less than 10,000 had the 2400cc Valve covers. So most likely correct on 240Z's with VIN's below HLS30 10000 - without the A/T.

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And the magic elixir has arrived to keep them lovely for all time.

Anyone can pick one up locally off me for $20.  

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And who better to be the spokesperson for this amazing product...

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11 hours ago, Namerow said:

The Ontario distributor, JR Power Products, is apparently this guy:

Jack Langen

(905) 880-9976 15650 The Gore Rd  Palgrave ON L0N1P0

Chris, I believe that address is within shooting distance of your place.  Apparently Langen is an old-school hot rodder and used to sell the stuff at shows and meets.  Why not check him out to see whether he has any Gibbs on hand?  If he does, grab a can for me, too.

Yes that is just down the road from me, I will try to contact him. Although now that I have promised to buy a can from Jim I might get Gibbslapped for buying one locally.

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I believe I made it clear above that you "easterners" would be better served by finding some closer to home. This is your official dispensation from any Gibbs related corporal pushishment. 

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