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[2019] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

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Helped my buddy with BRE tribute. Triple Carb Linkage finished.

Engine Electrical 3/4 Finished

Lights connected (lots of splicing, crimping, soldering)

Headlights Installed

Front Turn lights installed

Built 1 good licence plate lam assembly from 3 bad ones.

Antenna coax fished

Window bump stops installed

Good day!

 

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I maybe interested in the radio if you don’t have plans. I need a front cover plate.


72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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After washing the 260Z on Saturday and going to a Georgia Z Club dinner, Wendy and I hopped into the car again today to go to a wine and cheese event at a friend's warehouse. It's always a good day when I get to drive the Z. Of course, visiting the warehouse has me looking forward to Mitty week 2019 at Road Atlanta.

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A little cake, a little carburetor , what else can a man ask for? Hope it was a good one @Zup!

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58 minutes ago, Patcon said:

Happy Birthday @Zup

Ditto that from me too Charles. He gave me an early present when he sent me a door for my sculpture.......a super member!

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Thanks Jim2!

And Charles, and Gary and Guy....

Had the best Birthday ever!

Such good friends came to celebrate here at home and many thanks to you all for your wishes and influence in my life----you really are so special to me.

Kagy (the wife) gave me a button to wear on my 70th that said---

 

In dog years...I'm dead!

Well... closer for sure... but not yet... thankfully! LOL

You guys are the best!!!

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Changed my exhaust system again. Abandoned the Zstory stainless headers and went back to the stock exhaust manifold (ceramic coated) and installed a new dowm tube a two into one 2.5 inch pipe. Added a custom bend pipe to meet up to the Zstory resonator. Connected everything with stainless V clamps. I’ll run it as is for a while and then remove the new pipe and have it ceramic coated. 

Next up is the transmission  whine I get in 1st 2nd and 3rd. Probably a propessional rebuild. 

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26 minutes ago, 7tooZ said:

Changed my exhaust system again. Abandoned the Zstory stainless headers and went back to the stock exhaust manifold (ceramic coated) and installed a new dowm tube a two into one 2.5 inch pipe. Added a custom bend pipe to meet up to the Zstory resonator. Connected everything with stainless V clamps. I’ll run it as is for a while and then remove the new pipe and have it ceramic coated. 

Next up is the transmission  whine I get in 1st 2nd and 3rd. Probably a propessional rebuild. 

Why did you go back to the stock manifold?

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My install purchase a full system which went together well with a few exception. On cars with SUs there is not enough space to used the stock heat shield so custom spring brackets were required. Additionally the exhaust tube for number six cylinder protruded to approximately 3/4 inch below the soft rubber tube on the bottom of the rear SU.  I was uncomfortable with a 450+  degrees that close and no room for a heat shield. The next header solved the close contact to the SU but made contact with the torsion rod bracket and would require custom fabrication. 

Up until now I have used a ceramic coated stock manifold and down pipe with 2.25 exhaust a glass pack resonator an a magnaflow muffler. So I decided to experiment with Sean’s stainless system and the changes I mentioned above. So far so good. Nice sound under throttle but a little loud at WOT. Nice low tone at 70 mph  at 2500-2700 rpm. 

I like the fact that the stainless system uses V clamps on the resonator making it east to remove the system for other work. Tucks up tight except where the pipe is next to the diff. Looks great from the back. 

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12 hours ago, Patcon said:

Why did you go back to the stock manifold?

I use the stock manifold on my cars. Never really liked the hollow sound of headers and have heard (but can’t verify) that headers don’t add that much h.p......stock exhaust manifolds are fairly efficient.  If I were building a true race car, I would go headers......on the street, stock manifold works for me.  IMO

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10 hours ago, Diseazd said:

I use the stock manifold on my cars. Never really liked the hollow sound of headers and have heard (but can’t verify) that headers don’t add that much h.p......stock exhaust manifolds are fairly efficient.  If I were building a true race car, I would go headers......on the street, stock manifold works for me.  IMO

I guess most of my question was just based on the impression that Sean(?) makes some very nice exhaust parts. I don't necessarily consider it a move backwards, but was looking for the impetus

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Gave the Z its spring bath

Pulled the latest barn find out to see the light of day

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Had a noise in my ZX tranny in the 73, so I decided to install the one that Eiji rebuilt for me. I’m also taking out the Exedy Stage I performance clutch (too strong for my use) and installing an Exedy stock 240 mm clutch. If anyone wants the clutch and disc (240 mm) for $200.00 plus shipping, it’s theirs (I paid $475.00 and only has 1500 easy miles). Wow, a transmission jack makes it so much easier.....of course the lift does too 😎

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Hey, what kind of 4 post lift are you using. Starting to do my research and looking at the bendpak HD9 or a Eagle.


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33 minutes ago, Av8ferg said:

Hey, what kind of 4 post lift are you using. Starting to do my research and looking at the bendpak HD9 or a Eagle.


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Greg Smith Equipment seems pretty reputable to me. https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/

I have owned this scissor lift for a few years now. https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-TD6MR-Portable-Scissor-Lift

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1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

Had a noise in my ZX tranny in the 73, so I decided to install the one that Eiji rebuilt for me. I’m also taking out the Exedy Stage I performance clutch (too strong for my use) and installing an Exedy stock 240 mm clutch. If anyone wants the clutch and disc (240 mm) for $200.00 plus shipping, it’s theirs (I paid $475.00 and only has 1500 easy miles). Wow, a transmission jack makes it so much easier.....of course the lift does too 😎

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Hmmm.... What could shipping be to Sweden, Im in need of a better clutch.

/Andreas

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