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  1. I've worked for 2 people, self centered narcissistic micro managers what's in it for me type for 35 years. I made a life improving decision to go to the corporate workforce and after two weeks I love it! When I leave I LEAVE. Nothing but family matters when I clock out now. They don't even know my phone number. I took a small pay cut but the nonexistent stress evens it out by way far. My beer and stress eating make up the difference plus some. Money is time don't jive anymore. How I spend my time is #1 now. So now my time is worth more than money to me as it should be to ever
    19 points
  2. Hello i am just back from the AACA Eastern Fall Meet at Hershey, PA. I entered my Z in the Historical Preservation Original Features class. In that class you are judged against a standard of originality. Anything restored or incorrect aftermarket gets a deduction. Used, NOS and OEM replacement parts are allowed. Owners are asked to disclose anything they know has been restored or modified. You are allowed up to seven deductions. Under that and you qualify for a HPOF award. My car is pretty much original but has had two minor body repairs/paint and the fuel line in not totally correct
    11 points
  3. You're in that weird area of talking like your "informed" but asking uninformed questions. Basically, your comment says "not really excited about doing things the way the Nissan engineers designed them and used for the full lifetime of the Z. I don't want to use the factory installed removal hardware that Nissan installs on every single engine that leaves the factory. " Think about that for a while. (TATFAW)
    11 points
  4. She’s in!!! My 14 year old son helped me. Just the two of us.
    7 points
  5. I have been absent from this wonderful board for a while and I miss talking the Z. Went down the roadster rabbit hole, then started collecting watches. Why the deviation? Well kids time has been the most important thing to me for a while. Corona messed up my timelimes for a lot of fun activities. Also the Z and Roadster have just not needed anything but an occasional drive to keep them in tip top condition. Both have been dead reliable for the past 3 years. But I felt I needed to get back on the board again to talk Z's again and connect with this excellent community I have been away f
    7 points
  6. She’s alive! Didn’t take much to bring it to life. Slight rattle from the resonator in the background. A part from that sounds healthy, good oil pressure and no leaks. Few tweaks and she’ll be able to move under her own power and begin the break in process.
    7 points
  7. You are probably on a forum with the most gracious, kind and helpful people you will ever encounter on a car forum. The regulars on here are highly experienced but also very forthcoming with advice tips and a myriad of other virtues. In life you get what you give. When you have concerns about advice given or published in the Nissan manual its fine to ask why but it’s really not a good idea to try and respond with a underhanded or sarcastic comment. I think is is a good idea to search the forum, read the details of your area of concern. If the answers don’t satisfy you or you have questi
    7 points
  8. The explanation for the bid bump was that the 'value' of the car MUST be at least what it sold for previously, and thus, the $68,000 bid. The bid strategy was successful which leads me to believe that the 'value' wasn't necessarily what it sold for previously. But that's auctions. The comments during this auction 'from the peanut gallery' are simply typical of the stuff I read on BaT concerning Datsun Z cars. I'm constantly amazed by some of the things I read including the dressing down of people who challenge the 'experts'. The latest being about the "highest value in the world" comm
    6 points
  9. You registered two weeks ago, youve got 14 posts, and you're asking us how one would steal a Z?
    6 points
  10. I've been working off and on to make a wood steering wheel from a donner. 1) I stripped the old foam, sanded and powder coated the steel hub and spokes. 2) Cut up some walnut that sat around for 25+ years, soaked it in Cactus Juice wood stabilizer under vacuum, then let it soak up the juice for a week before baking it. 3) Resawed the wood and created two hexagons from the pieces, glued them together. 4) Made a router jig to cut circles, then cut a grove in the wood for the steel rim to fit in, then used the jig to cut the outside and inside diameters. 5) Glued up the
    6 points
  11. Pardon me for the interruption, but did you find your Z lying next to the Titanic and decided to rescue it? I've scrapped better Z's, back in the day.... WOW!!!
    6 points
  12. And she's off to a new owner - I hope. I know I know, I should just keep her and enjoy it. But I'm not a collector and I'm hankering for a new project. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-datsun-510-6/
    6 points
  13. If you trust it enough for a 3 hour drive up this, I can help you with installing an electric fuel pump, Cliff. I have a lift and all of the tools to do the job right. Heck, you could bring the dog, too. The wife and I like 4 legged guests. Our old girl might ignore your dog, though. She's pretty much to the resting most of the day stage in her life.
    5 points
  14. For what it is worth, I have done a cold lash to the 008/010 dimensions on my engine. A year later I pulled the valve cover one afternoon and checked it, it was still beautifully set and had not moved. I trust the 008/010 method cold. I can take my time and really get a uniform feel. Also, the biggest challenge for me is to ensure the cam lobes are in the round section. Constantly bumping over the engine is a pain. Removing the plugs helps tremendously. But trying to remove the wires, valve cover and plugs and get your bump start trigger hooked up is hard to do with the engine at a unifo
    5 points
  15. I think i found out the problem with the photographer... he is using my daughters Barbie Camera!
    5 points
  16. I'm in the "if they want..." group. Repo guys can get anyting. So with their knowledge and equipment anybodies stuff is steal-able. To add, my car lives in a garage and is never left alone at car shows, isn't parked as a normal car. My Camry is my DD. The only thing more important is my dog.
    5 points
  17. We can get pilots and are hiring about 20 a month and there is a global pilot shortage( in the order of tens of thousands) we are the best place to be as a commercial pilots and people want to fly for us. Its the drivers and people who load the trucks and planes we are short on. It’s everywhere I go. . This trip to Europe; and before I say it I don’t want forum members who live there to be offended. I love to old charm of Europe, the history and food but you can really see how fast to world is changing when you are there. Things are coming to a head, I can’t explain it but there is tens
    5 points
  18. I agree with CO Gone in 60 seconds. My youth was very colorful. If I really wanted to protect it, put a tracker in it. It'll tell you if it moves and you can lead the cops right to it. Provided they're still interested in that sort of thing where you live...
    5 points
  19. Yeah, I'm not sure I did a good job of putting my thoughts into words. Av8ferg did a much better job than I did. So let me try again... So you think this forum exists for the purpose so you can ask us every question and you don't have to do any research yourself? is that why we're here?
    5 points
  20. Okay I'm a pervert, I'll admit that but I apologize for going to the dark side after reading the above. Would someone please agree with me? Steve is my hero and I don't wish to upset him.
    5 points
  21. I took the 260Z to one of the regular car meets I frequent. A fellow GZC member was there, so we parked together.
    5 points
  22. Good for you Cliff. I did something similar, but stayed within the same company. I went from a high-stress job that was very rewarding 5% of the time to a simple non-rewarding job that I can walk away from at the end of the day and I don't have to think about work until the next morning. Work/life balance is more important than anything else.
    5 points
  23. Glad you're happier. So just how corporate are we talking? Are we talking "Now I understand Dilbert, and it's really really funny" kind of corporate? But whatever the details, Just glad you're happier!
    5 points
  24. I finally decided to replace the gasket for the intake & exhaust manifold today. I also found some clues as to why my previous effort to tighten the intake didn't work. Among other things, I got a really good view of where about 17 years ago I found that a stud was missing near the #6 exhaust. I just didn't have the skills back then to take things apart and put in a new stud. I also found the nut was missing under the #5/#6 intake runners. More on that later. I also had one stud around the exhaust come out with the nut attached. Fortunately, I had spare studs already on han
    5 points
  25. SteveJ....can i fly you out to my house for a couple days? 😀
    4 points
  26. I have the same problem with Pinterest and it's gotten to the point where sometimes I add -pinterest to the search to try and filter out Pinterest results.
    4 points
  27. Just another point to consider.........I would definitely go with the SU’s to break in a new engine. One of the worst things that you can do with a break-in is to wash out the rings with too much gas. A scored cylinder is the result and will ruin an engine.
    4 points
  28. Focus on my Zs again. I lived and breathed them for 10 years then things changed and I lost my "inspiration".
    4 points
  29. Started working on the dash again. Waiting on a few items to ship out and should have it in the Z very soon.
    4 points
  30. Thank you Racer! It needs changing too. I'd forgotten how much that car means to me, all the time and money to get it where it's at now. Then I was scared to drive it with these idiots around here. So it sat under cover for 5 years, only driven about 1,000 miles. I can't stand it when something doesn't work so I took the chicken $^!# route and drove across town and bought another $35 mechanical pump. Started right up! I've got to my affairs in better shape before I do the switch to electricity. End of the year, property taxes, homeowners ins. then Christmas pres
    4 points
  31. "Ran great when parked over 35 years ago." https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/london/1971-datsun-240z-number-matching/1589333102
    4 points
  32. I think I understand the benefits and the desire to run either an electric fuel pump with or without a mechanical pump. In your original post you mention that you don't run your 240z frequently and that you thought the diaphragm may have dried up and caused the pump to fail or not perform as it should. Sorry if this is off topic. During the restore of our car there have been long periods where the car has not been started. I am running a mechanical pump without the benefit of an electric. I have a fuel filter before the pump. I too was having issues starting after the car sat for a
    4 points
  33. It would probably work a lot better with white/red wire mounted to the B terminal. With where the wire is currently mounted, you have a dead short when you plug in your fusible link. At least you know what that looks like now. Don't worry. If you haven't made a bonehead mistake sometime in your life, you're not really working on your car.
    4 points
  34. ZNationals track day is at Road Atlanta today, so I took the day off to enjoy the day.
    4 points
  35. Richard McDonel, I believe your asking "Why wouldn't air bubbles get trapped inside the hard line or rubber lines since they are higher than the bleeder screw on the wheel cylinder?" I'm no fluid flow expert, but I'm thinking the fluid coming out of the master cylinder flows so fast that it pushes virtually a full slug of brake fluid liquid along inside the small diameter lines. The slug of fluid doesn't really want to separate and it just pushes all the air out ahead of "the wave", and even when you lift the pedal to get ready for another push, even if a bubble were to flow out of
    4 points
  36. Okay, I think I’ve completed all the engine bay clean up and prep I need to do before the engine goes in. There is more work to do especially near the coil area but I think everything else can be completed after the engine goes in. See the below pics and let me know if anyone sees anything out of place or a missed. This has been a lot more more than I expected, definitely underestimated it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  37. Nice find! I made my own for both of my Z's with Optima batteries which are about the same height as your battery. I think I have about $20 in steel for both and for the most part, I only used basic tools, though I did have to put a few welds on them. I even posted a dimensioned drawing on here 15 years or so ago.
    4 points
  38. Yes, they’re bottomed put, and yes the align perfectly. I’ve decided to shorten them with my grinder from 14mm to 10mm. The shoulder sticks out 4mm past flywheel surface now. Was thinking like Chas that they would fly out if I just bored out the pressure plate holes and be bouncing around the tranny bell housing. They fit nicely ground down to 10mm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  39. Few updates over the weekend. Cleaned up the ash tray on the Z. Was very fortunate this wasn’t broken in a million pieces. test fitted the muffler and mounting brackets. Fit looks great. Got the air cleaner finished up and installed. Few more routings jobs left and the engine bay will be buttoned up. I also pulled the steering rack out and swapped out the U-joints. Didn’t realize the slop there was in them until after the column was reinstalled. Now it’s as tight as a drum.
    4 points
  40. 4 points
  41. Did you even bother to click on the link that @siteunseen politely posted? When you do a google search that includes classiczcars.com, the result are primarily focused on this forum. A lot of times you get more focused results than by using the search button on this site. In Site's example you get the following, and if you click more results, you get 3 plus pages of relevant results from our forum. I will also mention that if you search from our forum with quotation marks, ie: "engine removal". you will get results for the phrase in quotations. Which also gives a good list o
    4 points
  42. I believe it's around 127 or so.
    4 points
  43. Set some time aside and read. It's been gone over many times and you will learn the tricks/shortcuts. Very easy with the right preparations. https://www.google.com/search?q=280z+engine+removal+classiczcars.com+&client=ms-android-americamovil-us-revc&source=android-home&source=hp&ei=WpdPYdLgGsKygge18KiwCQ&oq=280z+engine+removal+classiczcars.com+&gs_lcp=ChFtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1ocBADMgUIIRCgATIFCCEQoAEyBQghEKsCMgUIIRCrAjIFCCEQqwI6AggpOgUIKRCgAToECCkQRzoFCCkQgAQ6BwgpEAoQoAE6BggpEBYQHjoECCkQCjoNCCkQxwEQrwEQDRCTAjoOCAAQ6gIQjwEQjAMQ5QI6BQgAEIAEOgsILhCABBCxAxCDAToICC4Q
    4 points
  44. Sorry you’ve had trouble. One manufacturer’s Strut Cartridges should not be used with another manufacturer’s Gland Nuts, so let’s see what we can figure out. Which Gland Nut you used there doesn’t necessarily matter to what we’re trying to figure out here, but to cover all the bases, the one shown in your video is not an original Nissan 280Z Gland Nut. The original nuts had seals to keep the oil fill inside the shaft where the plunger rod was, and it would not fit down properly on top of the strut cartridge body (I was curious to see if we had an original Gland Nut here, and found one, so
    4 points
  45. So happy for you Cliff. I made this realization 4 years ago when I retired from the USMC. I was moving up the leadership ladder and was the likely candidate to be the Commander of8 squadrons. The price to my family and time was unacceptable to me and I realized time was the most precious and valuable asset I had. I no longer was willing to trade this precious time for money and my ego. I’m happy you took this step. When we were 25 we had time and no money but things change as we get older and wis, at some point you realize your time is limited so you can’t waste it doing something tha
    4 points
  46. That wasn't a good choice for "The Thinker", hindsight is a bitch. Looks more like me sitting on the toilet. The "stinker".
    4 points
  47. I think you will find it is just the opposite, sounds like you have already reached the limits of the Flux core capabilities, with a gas Mig you can weld a much wider range of metal thicknesses and gas Mig it is very predictable. If you get one just spend 10-15 min. playing around with welds on sheet metal and I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to run a good bead or spot weld.
    4 points
  48. Because it's a unibody the A pillars flow down into the uprights that the door hinges attach to on either side of the car then that flows into the rockers, on the inside of the floor pan/firewall is the transmission tunnel that ties it all together. You could also add a direct connection between the two and some triangulation.
    4 points

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