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Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

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Very nice!

I remember when I first bought mine I couldn't back out of my driveway from the slipping clutch.  Came on the forum and found out how to adjust the slave cylinder. :D

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Looks Awesome!  Gotta love that weldment on the oil pan, very unique to the early Z's.

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Awesome car and looking forward to more pics as you move along.  Not trying to hi jack but wondering where you purchased the blue paint used on the block?  I purchased the can in this pic from California Datsun.  I attempted to capture my motor in the same pic but the paint is hard to see.  The color appears to be the same as yours.  My question for some of you guys, isn't this shade of blue darker than factory?  IMG_0407.JPG

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I think it is all in the lighting.  The pics below are the same block, just with different light.  Also, in the third pic, you can see that the original bracket color matches the block color.   I have also sprayed Les Canaday's paint next to the California Datsun color and there is no detectable difference.  Pics of the block under sunlight are even lighter.

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Thank you everyone! I'm looking forward to bring you more updates.

 

On 5/12/2018 at 9:57 AM, motorman7 said:

Looks Awesome!  Gotta love that weldment on the oil pan, very unique to the early Z's.

It's good that you mentioned that.  I thought it was bad patch job at some point in the past.  Haha

3 hours ago, Jaymanbikes said:

Awesome car and looking forward to more pics as you move along.  Not trying to hi jack but wondering where you purchased the blue paint used on the block?  I purchased the can in this pic from California Datsun.  I attempted to capture my motor in the same pic but the paint is hard to see.  The color appears to be the same as yours.  My question for some of you guys, isn't this shade of blue darker than factory? 

Motorman7 is right. The blue is much lighter in color. I believe it's because of the fluorescent lighting in the garage.  I'm no physicist, but I recall that the color that you see is the color that is emitted off the surface. Perhaps fluorescent lights emit a darker blue band. Whereas when you use a flash, you get a more complete blue spectrum that hits the surface and bounces back to you. Don't quote me on that though.  I'm just glad it looks better than 1/4" of oily grim. Haha

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On 5/14/2018 at 7:17 AM, Jaymanbikes said:

Awesome car and looking forward to more pics as you move along.  Not trying to hi jack but wondering where you purchased the blue paint used on the block?  I purchased the can in this pic from California Datsun.  I attempted to capture my motor in the same pic but the paint is hard to see.  The color appears to be the same as yours.  My question for some of you guys, isn't this shade of blue darker than factory?  IMG_0407.JPG

I found a 70's Chrysler block paint from Dupli-Color matches my original color better.  For each his on, 6 of one half dozen of the other...:)

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2016 Chrysler color...

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Rod did a dry fit of the carbs that came back from Z Therapy. It's amazing that you can hand a rusty, heavily oxidized SU carb setup, fuel rails, heat shield, etc., and they send you back this! Bruce, if you're on this forum, I just want to commend you and your team at Z Therapy for an amazing service and outstanding transaction! This picture doesn't do it justice. It looks better in person. 

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