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On 11/10/2021 at 10:57 AM, Zed Head said:

Hope you guys don't mind, I'm going to "at" the MSA guys and ZCD.  ZCD never responds but I think that he does read the posts.  The guys at MSA usually respond, and seem to address issues.  The penny-saving on shipping seems like a new one though.

@Joseph@TheZStore @Greg@TheZStore @James@TheZStore

Not to derail the original thread, and assuming that ZCD = ZcarDepot, MSA is a whole lot better at addressing issues than ZCD.  Brought up defect issues on my first order with ZCD a year ago, and aside from an initial response, they went silent on the issue.  MSA has usually been very responsive, and as a result they get most of my specialty Z parts business.

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Gents, 

My trans tunnel template is complete.  
check it out.  Going to transfer this the the diamond stitch.   
Anyone who wants this template let me know and I’ll ship it to you for free as long as you send it back or send it to another member and pay it forward! 
 

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That looks awesome! I'm way jealous of how well this is turning out 🙂 

I've seen alot of different methods for interiors on the Z's. Is vinyl (whether that be diamond stitch or just plain vinyl) the OEM method on the center console area and door sills? I need to order my carpet kit soon so just curious! I am loving the look of the diamond stitching so far and how affordable it is.

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Thanks, only the 240s had the vinyl on the transmission tunnel and rockers to my knowledge.
This vinyl I bought was only about $50 total. Spray glue is about $20 and I also bought some sound deadening material which was $60. That stuff is optional but didn’t want hear the tranny and extra noises.

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6 minutes ago, Patcon said:

Check valve lash.  You sound like you have a noisy lifter or two. I don't think its an exhaust leak...

I agree. It's a "clickity" sound not the "tangity" sound from exhaust leaking. A short piece of hose for a stethoscope would be helpful locating the source. 

Car looks great! It's been enjoyable for me reading your thread. You know what you wanted and now you have it. Well done!

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Thanks for the tips. I have only done a cold valve adjustment so I need to get it hot and do another adjustment . The engine has less than 30 mins run time on it so I’m slowly exercising it. Yesterday the oil pressure gauge looked low to me. The scale on the gauge goes 0-90psi. The needle was sitting around 30psi. Not sure yet if this is correct. Could be the sensor which is a ZX version (2 spade connectors vs 1 bullet). I made an adaptor plug to got from bullet to spade and left on spade fitting empty. Maybe that’s the issue.


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8 minutes ago, Av8ferg said:

Yesterday the oil pressure gauge looked low to me. The scale on the gauge goes 0-90psi. The needle was sitting around 30psi.

On idle the pressure seen on the meter can be very low.. It's a known problem.. 

To be sure you can always look under the oil fillercap during idle, but look out.. the oil can jump out the opening a bit.. If the camshaft is oiling good the rest is also good.

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On 12/4/2021 at 5:59 AM, Av8ferg said:

Thanks for the tips. I have only done a cold valve adjustment so I need to get it hot and do another adjustment . The engine has less than 30 mins run time on it so I’m slowly exercising it. Yesterday the oil pressure gauge looked low to me. The scale on the gauge goes 0-90psi. The needle was sitting around 30psi. Not sure yet if this is correct. Could be the sensor which is a ZX version (2 spade connectors vs 1 bullet). I made an adaptor plug to got from bullet to spade and left on spade fitting empty. Maybe that’s the issue.


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Oil pressure rule of thumb is 10lbs for every 1,000 rpm. So ten pounds at idle is plenty, at 7,000 rpm 70 to 80 psi is fine.

A good quality (read Stewart Warner) mechanical gauge is best.

 

 

For the diamond pleated covering, a heat gun helps to get it formed and stretched over the irregular shapes of the tunnel and floor.

 

 

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Gents ,sitting in the hotel bar in Aachen, Germany drinking beers alone,  the guy I’m flying with lives in Germany (we send pilots here for 4 hrs from US), so he’s at home with his family,  
The COVID things is a big deal over here, where at home where I live it’s a almost a thing of the past.  Nobody wears masks where I live anymore and life is pretty much normal.  Not here, you have to show proof of vaccination everywhere you go and people wear mask outdoors alone.  They scan your phone as you enter a business.  I don’t have that phone QR code and get the stink eye when I show my old school CDC card.  To enter the Christmas market they scan and tag your wrists. 
I don’t fly until tomorrow night.  So I’ve got time to burn now.  Anyway you all know about by fuel tank issue.   I called a company in Raleigh, NC about 2 hrs from where I live and they repair and fix fuel tanks.   They guy said it would be as good as new and they’d repair the leaking area where the hoses attach.  100% guaranteed he said.  I was on the fence about ordering a new tank but held off after I told my wife it was $825 shipped for a new tank on a car that she hates.  We have a $500 policy?  Any purchase over $500 requires us to get permission from the other,  She said…” how much have you spent of this car that sits there and leaks gas in the garage?”   $350 to do the fuel tank restoration!  That doesn’t need spouse approval so it the direction I’m going.  
 

https://www.northraleighautomotive.com/fuel-tank.html
 

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The tank repair guy probably uses something like Red-Kote.  But has the experience to get it right.  Should work.  Good luck.

http://damonq.com/red-kote.html

https://covidactnow.org/us/north_carolina-nc/?s=26811580

 

You live out on the coast, right?  Must be that ocean air.

Stay away from those populated areas when you get back.  Cases and hospitalizations are heading back up.  The same cycle happens here in Washington.  We're freee!...it's back...we're freee!...it's back...    

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Yep, live on the coast.  I actually live on an outer bank island.  My city has a population of 3,700,  but it’s big vacation spot and ranked best beach in NC.   We’ve had a major major influx of people from NY, NJ, MD and CT to surrounding areas.  70% of home sales are from people from those areas.  Escaping covid and high state taxes I’m told by my neighbor who is the #1 realtor in the area.  It’s so bad locals have been priced out of the market.  
My county has a population of 69,500 and we’ve had 89 deaths total from Covid and only 8,900 confirmed covid cases.  So people have their guard down for sure. 
 

 

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John, before you pull the trigger on your fuel tank, consider this place...  http://www.gas-tank.com/

Lifetime warranty, had a tank done last year, talked to them on the phone, they were very familiar with the 280 / 240 tanks.  They have many locations, I think I sent the one I had done to PA.   Worked out great for me.

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