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  1. I got my vaccine not only for myself but for my Z friends and everyone else I come into contact with. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. I want to visit with my Z buddies. I want to go to a Zcon and sit with a whole bunch of Jims and not take the risk of giving any of them a potentially deadly illness. And there's a way to make sure I don't. Get my vaccine. I'm all for personal choice as long as it doesn't endanger other people. In other words, if the only person who is put at risk by your personal choice is YOU... Then go for it. But if your choice puts othe
    7 points
  2. Today we did the windshield now that I have all the stainless ready It's always surprising how much encouragement rubber seals take to get into the right place such a fine balance between force and broken glass!
    7 points
  3. So my bumpers from bumper automobile arrived today 11th May via fedex. and I have to say the finish is quite stunning! So shiny! I had heard good reviews about these from some local z guys but I wasn’t expecting them to be this good. Packaging was excellent, very well protected. Wrapped in bubble wrap, taped, wrapped in fabric, taped, then there is polystyrene sheets in the box as well. so ordered 24th April and received 11th May. So just over two weeks from ordering to my door. communication has been very good, always received a response. for th
    6 points
  4. You know Mike, in some ways, I find these demos are the Darwinian course of life! Honestly, I am dumbfounded when I see things like this, in light of what is actually happening. I say let these people huddle, kiss, cuddle. Let them have a Bloody big orgy and catch the virus. They have no other way to understand the gravity of the situation. Having grown up in and through the over-throw of the Shah and the initiation of the Islamic republic of Iran, I tend to have a different perspective on life. We went from 5 channels to 2 - Islamic channel and war news channel, both equally as depressing.
    6 points
  5. I was on my way to the airport today for work on a road I’ve driven 100x that’s 18 miles from my house and out of the corner of my eye I spotted what appeared to be a Z. I hit the brakes, turned around and behind a shed with a bunch of other cars next to a trailer home was this 240z. I couldn’t get close because he has a no trespassing sign and probably a shotgun or two and I had a flight to catch but once I get back I’m going to see if it’s worth buying and if the guy will sell. I’ve never see a 240z in my area ever. I can’t tell from the pic what year it is ,either way it will be an adv
    6 points
  6. So I should've taken pictures first!! Sometimes I get "tunnel vision"... The lower windshield trim on Cody's car was bashed in about 8" or 9" wide right in the middle of the windshield. It was so caved it it was concave instead of convex. So I had reached out to the forum to source this trim. @Terrapin Zhad responded with a good source for it, but we may have a lead on a parts car and I hate the idea of buying a new set of trim and then ending up with a parts car on top of that! So I figured I didn't have anything to lose by trying to straighten what I had... So off to YouTube A
    6 points
  7. Got it this morning. Felt nothing, didn't even get a Band aid. I'm going to get ahead of the hangover thing and drink plenty of fluids. 16oz Tall Boys.
    6 points
  8. The big milestone today, paint and clearcoat done! So nice to say that, God I find painting so stressful, just so easy to screw up and wreck all your work. 3 coats of colour and 3 coats of clear, lots of little dust particles but they should all come out when I start sanding the clear with 1200 grit. It's the same colour is was when I bought the car only now the rust, dents and orange peel are gone😉
    5 points
  9. I agree with Chas. The Nissan joints come with the 7 sets of snap rings and are expensive, around $90 a pop as I remember.... As a alternative, you could get @Captain Obviousto calculate the mathematical number of variations of switching the yokes and joints around one at a time.
    5 points
  10. I've been on the wrong side of the law since I was 14. Now I'm trying to be respectful but have never felt so alone and worried about day to day in my life. I know it's up to me and my decisions going foward. Hopefully things will get back to normal as fast as possible. I'm tired of watching television. I can honestly say classiczcars.com has been my lifeline during all this. I don't consider what we say and share as social media, it's not. I really feel like family here and I appreciate that. This is helping me through these weird times by trying to help others with a car problem t
    5 points
  11. At least it is still a car dealer. I tried to find on Google Maps my original dealership location and cannot even find it (probably due to highway routing or name change or something similar.) My dealer was Gubrud's Valley Datsun in Mt. Vernon, Washington, According to my logbook, I went through Chilliwak in 1974 in my 240Z and stopped for gas in adjacent Sardis. If I'd know about the models at the Chilliwak Datsun dealer, I certainly would have stopped by! (I'd just been discharged from the US Navy at the Oak Harbor WA Naval Air Station and was driving back to the Midw
    5 points
  12. Linda and I finished our shots two weeks ago. I had a sore arm from my first shot, Linda didn't. Linda experienced bad nausea from the second shot. Spent 24 hours in bed. Couldn't keep anything down. I anticipated the sore arm and massaged my arm after my second. Woke up the next morning with a good ol' college hangover. Yes, I remember them! Felt good to take the stroll down memory lane in a left-handed sort of way. Of course, just like college, I was good to go by 4 in the afternoon. I'm still masking around the general public. The 'Z' mask, of course. I encourage everyone to
    5 points
  13. Looking for some hose to bleed the clutch slave. Found this in a moldy old box in the back of the shed. Pure gold
    5 points
  14. My first and last electric contraption, I hope.
    4 points
  15. A bit of a milestone last night. Got the rear bumper mounted and the hatch spoiler finished. I did the spoiler same as the taillight panels, matte graphite. I’m pretty happy with the look! The tall hatch seals spoil the overall finish but I hope they will settle in.
    4 points
  16. And.. TIP! check the seal with a small piece of paper between the hatch and close it.. if you can pull it out very easy.. thats wrong the paper should have some resistance then it seals at that spot! Paper of just an inch width is best to use!
    4 points
  17. Just arrived from the folks on the Nissan Social Media team - a box of Nissan swag! Check out the new Z logo on the cap, that's a silver javelin down the diagonal.
    4 points
  18. Both the window net and the air scoop from that BSR 280 CP race car now reside on my 240Z race car. Neither make me as fast or as good looking as PLN.
    4 points
  19. That's almost happened a few times, you have to stay nimble, know where your hose is at all times and plan out your route like a dance routine and rehearse a few times, not kidding. While your doing that be aware of how far your nozzle is from the panel, how fast is your arm is moving, are you getting good coverage and make sure you're not over spraying what the compressor can put out and catch up. I'll take an electrical gremlin or a carb problem any day, at least with those you can walk away and think about the problem, not with painting, you're there until the last coat of clear has been
    4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. Long may you run!
    4 points
  22. Here’s a perfect example. Eiji and I race once each year in Dinwiddie. In this race, he’s running a stroker with trips, larger valves and taller cam. I’m running my usual .080 cut, Isky Stage III with a .040 over bore. It’s pretty close till top end. On May 14th we run again.....this time I’m also running a stroker still with SU’s.....we’ll see how that comes out LOL. I love my SU’s. Turn up the volume. 8971BB1F-3839-469F-859A-361D92C3B750.MOV
    4 points
  23. Yeah.. Amazon... I don't like Amazon.. the way those people work.. so i avoid them.. I like to pay a bit more for that local guy! Then he stays in business, know what i mean?
    4 points
  24. The other downside of no longer wearing a mask, in addition to having to shave, is that people will be able to read your lips when you silently cuss them out. Personally, I'll miss that benefit of mask wearing. Stay strong, Cliff. Dennis
    4 points
  25. My uncracked 1972 dash has only been cleaned with windex and then treated with baby oil. You can see where it soaks in as it dries out quickly. I then add a bit more and wipe it down.
    4 points
  26. A interesting, possible option for you is to contact a member we have in France, I believe he is about 400 to 500km southwest of you. He is Sean Dezart, owner of a very high quality exhaust system supplier as well as other unique parts for our cars. He is very experienced & knowledgeable with S30's and may be able to give you his opinion on the car. Another possibility is the Fairlady Z Car Club of France.
    4 points
  27. The best things happen early! Sometimes I stay up all night just to be early.
    4 points
  28. I finally got out to Road Atlanta for the first time since the 2019 Mitty. It was good to be back at the track. The Z car count was down, probably due to Covid and the 100% chance of rain on Saturday. Greg Ira kicked @$$ today in his sprint race over some fast competition in his Dan Parkinson tribute car. Woody Staub, a friend of @Diseazd, went from 11th to 6th in the same race in the #85 car.
    4 points
  29. Thanks again mike! See, bloody legend! Now you’re not parked on a hill are you..... 😂
    4 points
  30. Very successful u-joint install on the transmission yoke with the ROCKFORD #430-10 kit. Pressed in beautifully with my small hand arbor press. The only tricky part is rotating the clips so that you have the maximum contact between the yoke and the clip. Some patience and very gentle persuasion seemed to work well with that process. I will now proceed with removing the differential end u-joint from the shaft, clean the yoke cap surfaces, then finish cleaning, priming, and finish coating the driveshaft, before installing both joints. I did not want to waste the time removing the other end u
    4 points
  31. Thought you all might appreciate this 240z Buyer’s Guide video Hagerty’s put out 2 days ago. I think he misses a few finer points but overall he makes a good case for why one should buy and own on of these beauties.
    4 points
  32. Black face in 2021... how offensive. lol
    4 points
  33. Lot of body work has been wrapped up on the body of the Z in prep for final paint. Not very exciting to photograph, but the drivetrain it just about buttoned up.
    4 points
  34. Why can’t you be in the UK!?!! So inconsiderate!!!!!
    4 points
  35. Very nice home made adjuster, lapriser. This actually reminds me that last year I told Joseph that I would post the easy & cheap long neck adjuster tool that folks have made over the years. If you look at the bottom of the KONI supplied adjuster knob, you will see that the tip with the elongated adjuster slot is actually an insert into the end of the adjuster knob. There are actually two different KONI adjuster tab sizes so we have two different inserts depending upon what tab size is used for your application. Although a somewhat tight slip fit, you can remove your insert easily by
    4 points
  36. Please consider sticking a folded piece of cardboard in the spinng fan. You need those fingers to type helpful replies on here.
    4 points
  37. Here’s a great write from my buddy in the UK who recently did this job - it would be very beneficial for you to read it .... https://zclub.net/community/index.php?threads/valve-stem-oil-seal-replacement-without-the-faf.28265/
    3 points
  38. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it's actually recommended that you make your own aluminum foil deflector beanie (tin foil hat) and do NOT purchase one of the commercial pre-made versions. Since Zed Head mentioned that you should trust no one, it reminded me that precaution pertains to your AFDB as well. From: https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/ "BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL AFDBS: Since you should trust no one, always construct your AFDB yourself to avoid the risk of subversion and mental enslavement. Sometimes, AFDBs will be sold on places like eBay. Do not purchase these pre-made AFDBs, even
    3 points
  39. Otherwise. unfortunately she had a fall and got a bilateral ankle fracture they're about to operate at 4pm. Sitting here now. She's in good spirits and the Doc says this is fairly routine in older bones that get a good hit as in falling. She'll be fine. Thanks for asking. No, no I'm feeling good. Temps good too. They check it before entry at the hospital. I have 10G service now. It's awesome! Oh yeah I'm out there! You know me, I'm way out there.
    3 points
  40. All that stress gets me to drinking. Wait a minute, all that drinking gets me to stress. Just goofing. Your work looks great! I've always been amazed at what you can do. A true car guy and I watched "Ford vs Ferrari" the other day. You are Ken Miles in my opinion. He was a true no bull**** car guy. Matt Damon/ Carroll Shelby more of a salesman. If we had awards I would put you at #1.
    3 points
  41. Ooops! I assume it grew back?
    3 points
  42. Not if you are going to hook em up to a stock engine IMO. Now if you add all the other performance goodies, it may be worth your money and time. But for me, SU’s are cheap, easy to tune and provide plenty of juice to put a smile on your face.......especially if you add the other mods that work with them.
    3 points
  43. A bit late to the party it seems, but hopefully the club is still active. Just got my 280Z, and am just beginning to fix her up:
    3 points
  44. The 280ZX was introduced as a DATSUN 280ZX, by 1980 the badging was still DATSUN 280ZX, but with an added note "By Nissan"
    3 points
  45. As you continue on this (unwanted) parted of your Z restoration, I think you will be well served by acquiring a couple of laser levels. These have become less expensive since they were first introduced to the D-I-Y community and can be really helpful for checking and restoring panel and fixture alignments. One of the big challenges for these types of alignment measurements is, 'Aligned (or level) relative to what?' For example, the fact that the RHS bumper mount holes are level (as in, inertial level c/o a torpedo level) doesn't tell you whether they're at the same elevation (as in, hei
    3 points
  46. The rest of that thread is great and also has a link to "Against All Odds, vintage racing footage of John Morton smoking the Alfa's.
    3 points
  47. Wow! That was unnecessarily defensive over something so simple [mention]Koni Lee[/mention]!! Not to mention completely unexpected from someone who normally does a great job of being a “real person” engaging well with his customers. Whether Koni has or hasn’t had this issue in the past (or indeed failed to record it on some system) is frankly irrelevant. The fact is, it HAS happened and what people are more interested in hearing about is what Koni will do to take it seriously! Not for you to just gloss over it / brush it away with historical rhetoric and an attempt at “levity”. In the last 4
    3 points
  48. Some old and new photos of my '73 240Z. (I am the original owner) My 240Z in 1973 1982, Daily Driver loved by our daughter . 2019: after restoration - loved by the next generation
    3 points

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