motorman7

To buy or not to buy...that is the question

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    This is a 1972 and I am pretty sure the booster is stock since the master cylinder is stock, but I will double check.  Will try and post a better picture of it on Thursday.

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    On 5/25/2017 at 5:41 PM, Hardway said:

    If you really want it, ask the wife first.  Focus on how much they are going up in value and just how little this one needs to get running again.  Be prepared to offer something she has been wanting.  Whatever you do, don't surprise her with it.  Wives don't like surprises, unless it is wine or chocolate.

    Mine doesn't drink and only prefers European chocolate!

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    Something I don't understand. If we were out boozing and chasing women they would be unhappy. BUT..........we are home in the garage steps away and they are unhappy! Maybe it's me. Sometimes it seems as if wives and girlfriends do everything they can to suck the fun out of everything if they are not the center of the fun, or if you are not in the center of their fun. WHAT GIVES? If all the bills are paid what is the problem? MOTORMAN.......the bills are paid......AREN'T THEY?:GRONDE:

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    Yes...bills are paid, wife is pretty much 'retired' (she volunteers a lot), so we are doing fine.  I know my wife's concern is that she feels that I spend more time with my cars than her.  She refers to my cars as 'The Mistresses'.

           I think my wife is OK with me getting the cars because it means she can spend more money on the house.  Whenever she wants something done on the house, like a room remodel, new tile, and the like, she just has to say, 'You spent money on the cars, so I want to spend money on the house'.  For her, the cars are leverage.

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    19 minutes ago, motorman7 said:

    Yes...bills are paid, wife is pretty much 'retired' (she volunteers a lot), so we are doing fine.  I know my wife's concern is that she feels that I spend more time with my cars than her.  She refers to my cars as 'The Mistresses'.

           I think my wife is OK with me getting the cars because it means she can spend more money on the house.  Whenever she wants something done on the house, like a room remodel, new tile, and the like, she just has to say, 'You spent money on the cars, so I want to spend money on the house'.  For her, the cars are leverage.

    Good thing is the car (MISTRESS) doesn't talk back or give you the Ice Queen treatment. Good luck on the resto!

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    On 5/2/2018 at 4:33 PM, Starfox said:

    The brake booster looks crazy. What year is that Z?
     

    Here is the brake booster pic.  Needs to be cleaned up a bit.

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    Continued tear down of the white car, taking detail pics along the way.  Definitely had to take pics of the  headlight switch and turn signal wiring because you know that I will remember that the white wire connects to the green wire, and the black/white wire connects to the blue/white wire 😵.  I did get the dash out and heater and fan out.  Also nice to see the original heater hoses with the wire clamps on them.  Also got the door hardware stripped.  Here are a few pics.  With another 4 hours I can probably have this completely stripped and ready for sanding.

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    19 hours ago, motorman7 said:

    Definitely had to take pics of the  headlight switch and turn signal wiring because you know that I will remember that the white wire connects to the green wire, and the black/white wire connects to the blue/white wire 😵

    Yeah, that kind of stuff drives me crazy! Especially since I didn't take enough pictures of mine when I took it apart....🙁

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    4 hours ago, Patcon said:

    Yeah, that kind of stuff drives me crazy! Especially since I didn't take enough pictures of mine when I took it apart....🙁

    True, seems like there are never enough pictures, and never pics of the exact item you are looking for.  I do have quite the library of pics here now.  I would bet that I have over 10K pics of 240Z's in some form of disassembly.  That always helps.

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    On 5/26/2017 at 12:01 PM, George_Zed said:

    The right question is... divorce or not divorce... LOLLOLLOL

    HAPPY WIFE........HAPPY LIFE!

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    More tear down pics.  Got the trans and fuel tank out.  Fuel tank looks almost brand new.  I wonder if that was replaced.  This has really been easy to tear down...not a single broken rusted bolt (I probably just jinxed it with that statement)

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    I finished the 'tear down' and will now start sanding the entire car using 80 grit sand paper.  I will pretty much sand off all of the paint down to the metal over the entire car.  After that it will be off to Miguel's for  body work and paint.  Tear down went very well and did not break a single bolt.  Everything looks to be in pretty good condition, so I am very happy with the hardware.  It looks like the car was hit near the drivers side door, so I will be curious to see what that looks like as I start sanding.   Will probably be sanding off and on over the next two to three weeks, then we will ship her out.  Attached are some pics.  Also added a pic of the back yard shed I built.....to store my boxes of car parts of course.  And yes, the shed even has a sky light, insulation and drywall per my wife's direction.  I guess she wants me to be comfortable if the need ever arises that I need to sleep in there 😁.

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    3 hours ago, Patcon said:

    By the way, that's a nice looking little shed!

    Thanks! The styling matches the front of the house.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I am guessing my wife may want several more.  Since I am using up all the garage space, she wants storage space.

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    More sanding....this is the boring part of the project.  It was windy out today so had to use custom hood and hatch props.

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    Well, I think I am done sanding.  I was planning on taking this down further, but I think Miguel with his equipment and liquids can do in 2 hours what will take me 20 hours by hand sanding.  So, I will send this off to the body/ paint shop and start work on the engine.  Here are a few final shots of the car before Miguel gets it.  My hauler will be here tomorrow at noon for pick-up.  Once it is at Miguel's, I will take off the front and rear suspension and we will put this on rollers.  That way I can clean the suspension up while this is in the shop.

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    Never mind!!  I got lost in Rich's restoration shop  :blush:

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    This is the way back burner project, but looks like Miguel has been busy at the body shop.  Nice to see some progress.

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    Drool, drool and more drool. 

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    Just saw the thread on the valve cover finish.  Will have to check that out a bit closer and see how it looks with mine.  I used '0000' steel wool and phosphoric acid for the initial clean (wear your gloves and goggles boys and girls).  It looked a bit dull after that.  Then went over it with '0000' steel wool and mothers mag polish.   I think the look is close, but will read up on the valve cover finish thread.

    Got the latest pics from Miguel.  Body is not primered.......Woo-Hoo!

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