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  1. The Z Proto wrapped up a three-day visit in Dallas today. I had recently posted on the Nissan USA Facebook page about our 50th anniversary and they reached out to me with an invite to see the Z Proto. What followed was an unexpected photo and interview session where they posed my car next to the new Z. The new Z is a sleek and stylish car with none of the faux vents, overwrought bulges and creases, or chrome embellishments; the interior is exceptionally comfortable and well done. The Nissan team was very welcoming and showed a genuine interest in my car. I expect to get copies of the photos t
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  2. Completed restoring the Interpart louvers. Year ago I bought a mounting kit that was NOS from @zKars Years later I found a set of the louvers in the states missing the mounting hardware. So I decided now was a good time to start the restoration. I stripped the louvers down to bare metal and then used etching primer to seal them up. Then I applied the duplicolor Graphite wheel paint to match the rear taillight panel. The trusts are very good and they look great!
    7 points
  3. I regret teasing my father about taking seven years to finish his Mini Cooper....
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  4. Well, I can FINALLY update on this topic! I had the Datsun booster (thanks, terrapin) rebuilt by boostersteve in Oregon. Problem solved! Brakes are now behaving properly. My takeaways from this are: . Cardone boosters are not a compatible swap into a 240Z (at least for 1973). don’t know why. . Datsun boosters, even the crusty ones, can be saved. cheers!
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  5. Wow....I guess the price of a Jim Arnett autograph is going up!!!! 💰
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  6. Version 1.0.1

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    This is a 3D Assembly Model (.stp format) of a pair of LH and RH Interpart Lift Louvre Lock Assemblies. The assembly contains individual part models of the lock components. These plastic locks are no longer available so I hoping that these files will be of use to someone that needs to make replacements. This model was created using Solid Edge ST5. Also included is 3D pdf file of the same assembly for those that don't have a cad program and simply would like to view the model, it requires Adobe Reader X or higher to use. I have done my best to accurately model these with measurements ta
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  7. A little late to the party, but here is my 2 pennies worth: It can’t be your cam as it’s only affecting 3 cyls not all six. So IMHO it’s definitely fuelling / carb / intake related. The only time my headers have been visibly glowing is when I’ve been heating the car up at night on choke at around 2-2.5k rpm with an AFR of around 12 (so read very rich). The camera does make it look 10x hotter than it was to the naked eye!!! 4k is high indeed for a leak but also do we know how advanced your idle timing is? Just advancing the distributor I’ve had the engine at 2k rpm, let alone adding in a
    1 point
  8. It was Igor, but this was one on the best scenes. Abnormal >>>> Abby normal. As you already knew.
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  9. I'm in a group photo with him in Memphis. 😎 Nanny nanny boo boo!
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  10. Is that Eye-Gor? Give him a sedagive...!
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  11. Very nice work, lapriser! As mentioned above, the only thing that I saw was that the upper image didn't have the white plastic "bump plate" but I see it on the angleD view. As Joseph mentioned, it is a surface for the bump rubber to impact into and allow any road grit or puffs of air from the fast moving bump stop to be blown out to the side and not into and possibly passed the piston rod seal. It is simply an extra layer of protection for the rod seal to have a nice long life in the sometimes harsh and dirty environment of a roadgoing fender well. Also if your car is lowered and
    1 point
  12. Updated with another screenshot. Thank you!
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  13. Utterly brilliant chap - massively applauded!! Yes it is but don’t forget the white washer that goes at the bottom to stop air locking if bottomed out.
    1 point
  14. Hey guys, I was thinking about drawing up some Datsun Specific instructions for these. Is that something anyone would be interested in? I started modeling some reference 3D files for my own sake. Can anyone confirm this is the stack up for the fronts?
    1 point
  15. Makes some sense. The caliper from the other side was much more rusted, but I'd noticed that all the suspension parts from one side are in worse shape than the other. There was a very noticeable difference between the calipers, though, so I think this one was a replacement. Hopefully I'll never have to separate the two sides of it. Looks like someone once tried to do it and made a real mess of one of the bolts. All the parts I ordered from Rock Auto have now made it to the cross border shipping location, so hopefully I'll receive them next week and get on with this!
    1 point
  16. And the icing on the cake is you've got another project waiting to begin 🤥
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  17. Just to make sure you're numbering the pins on the 35 pin connector, here's a pic looking into the harness. You can use this to double check your results:
    1 point
  18. I'd guess it's a used replacement.
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  19. Thanks for that. I see differences in the brackets. I will work on mine more and make it look like that one.
    1 point
  20. Very cool Jim, such an awesome opportunity. You, and your car a celebrity among us now.
    1 point
  21. I have not used that product, but I will say if you are trying to get close original, I would say test spray something first to see the amount of "metallic". The original is a matte finish that had virtually no metallic except a very minimal amount at certain angles. Five years later I am still very happy with the choice I made, as in the link above that @siteunseenposted. HTH, Mike
    1 point
  22. Totally agreed with both comments above. But at this time (and with my current budget), my main focus is getting the car driving. I fully understand it is not the cure, but it should last me a couple years before I do a full strip down. Theres a couple other spots of rust (hatch lid corner, lower fender, for example) that I would want to tackle at the same time. Luckily Arizona is DRY, so fingers crossed no new spots come up
    1 point
  23. What a great deal that was! Hope he keeps it original. Be nice if the buyer shows up here and joins the club.
    1 point
  24. The man that wrote the book! Awesome.
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  25. Thanks @mbz ! It really was a fun show and the car got lots of attention. Amazing how many cars there were (over 500) and the crowds that came out to the show. It has papers in the window...the original dealer sticker is posted on the passenger side ☺️. I don't think any other vehicle at the show had that. That is a small metal vacuum tube that goes to the EGR valve solenoid. It's a bit kinked, but still functional. Also, we got the judging sheets back. (Note: car is actually a 1973 and not a 1971, wonder which judge wrote that down) I think we did fairl
    1 point

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