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Duffy's 1/71 Series 1 240z build

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Just now, wheee! said:

Looks great and I hate to nit pick but those tractor hose clamps scare me. Too many of mine ate through the fuel lines on my setup...

I have stock style wire ones. I am waiting on a L fuel fitting from Japan. Then I swill swap them all out. 

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2 minutes ago, duffymahoney said:

I have stock style wire ones. I am waiting on a L fuel fitting from Japan. Then I swill swap them all out. 

Can you elaborate on the "L" fuel fitting? Why are you using it? Do you have a pic of what it looks like you can post? And where are you getting it from? 

I am going to build a similar set up and would love to know the details. Thanks!

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You can see one L and 2 Ts on my carbs. One of the T’s has a called end. 1 L i have now is a left. I need a right facing one. They are a little harder to find. 

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16 minutes ago, duffymahoney said:

You can see one L and 2 Ts on my carbs. One of the T’s has a called end. 1 L i have now is a left. I need a right facing one. They are a little harder to find. 

I guess I have the same issue then. Any leads on finding a right facing "L"? Thanks

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So I assume the fitting is not reversible for some reason?

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4 hours ago, Patcon said:

So I assume the fitting is not reversible for some reason?

It’s designed to go one way.  It holds the fuel filter in and has a inside flange. 

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11 hours ago, duffymahoney said:

It’s designed to go one way.  It holds the fuel filter in and has a inside flange. 

ok, that makes sense

I did a little looking. Looks like it might be a hard find. You might could rework one. Under the plating the tube is soldered or brazed in. Heat it and reverse it and have it replated. Not a very cheap way to do it, but it should get you to where you want to be

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Finally found some series 1 wheel chocks.  I sent off for around 30 yellow powder samples.  I decided on 02 VETTE YELLOW by Prismatic powders.  It was close, just slightly brighter, I think when new this would have been almost identical.  First picture was taken indoors under terrible lighting.  

 

This finishes off my series 1 tool kit.  

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Ok, now onto my horns.  I always hated how they look.  Poor repray covering them.  

Interesting that the front of the horns looked to have been the dark green zinc. Then sometimes from the factory with some over spray.  Same zinc as the seat sliders.  ZedSaver does gold zinc.  I am a little torn on what to do.  Also how to take this fully apart to zinc?  You can see in the blue z picture the green really showing through.  

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I finally got the correct fuel fitting from japan to finish my old school looking fuel rail. I love how it turned out! I had to have it re - zinc’d since the Mikuni and my plater color didn’t match. 

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So I believe the horns came with green zinc on them.  Or maybe part had no coating?  I decided on powder coating the fronts in black, the backside of them has some deep pitting and I would rather not zinc them.  Plus I think gold zinc in the front will look goofy.  Then inner parts you see gold zinc.  Then back with all the electronics will just need to be media blasted and a nice 2 part paint.  I can't figure out a good way to take it apart.  

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I spent an hour taping off the horns to protect the electronics. I then media blasted them. Then took them to a auto paint shop. The rears are single stage 2 part black paint. The grills are powder coated bk06. Just like the rest of my z. 

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