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  1. Thanks again mike! See, bloody legend! Now you’re not parked on a hill are you..... 😂
    3 points
  2. Adjust the arm so that it is in contact with the back of the horn button when the horn button is pushed in. If it is resting against the horn button, you have completed the circuit, and the horn will blow constantly.
    2 points
  3. I think that the caps are considered part of the engine block. Not shown as available as separate pieces. A guy could probably go to a wrecking yard and find one then have a machinist make it work. But, it's still going to come from a used engine. I'd have the guy search his garage for that cap. http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/Z-1969-1978/engine-280z/cylinder-block
    2 points
  4. 18.5mm and has an "R" on it. Perfect. You guys are the best!! @siteunseen @Terrapin Z My rebuild kits should be here in a couple days. I sure hope one of them is the long version. I really don't want to have to carve a new one myself.
    2 points
  5. A boy on the front porch playing a banjo should be your first warning but barring that, Nothing ventured, Nothing gained. If you don't ask, you'll always wonder. Many of these old Zs are still sitting around because the owner loved Zs just like us. That's the common ground for a good conversation.
    2 points
  6. There are good news sources out there. I sample from CBS, ABC, NBC, NPR, the Denver Post and the local paper. I often refer to stories in the NY Times and other major papers. Our Fox affiliate in Denver is OK on their local news coverage. Their national coverage is tilted a bit but that's hardly surprising. It's the Fox commentary and feature shows that are from right of the Genghis Khan. One thing that people have problems with is an authority like Fauci who changes his wording or interpretation over time. But if you're a scientist and responding to new and changing information,
    2 points
  7. I just avoid the mainstream and extreme news. I don't Facebook, another fountain of misinformation, a waste of time. I find it better to immerse myself in my passions, my work, my home, Mrs. Racer, my cars, places like this community. Makes it easier to sleep at night when one isn't stressed out about the idiocracy that is in charge.
    2 points
  8. Been there Ryan... My thoughts - cut it out and replace it while you are still on the jig. Check out my old thread - start from the bottom of page 5... Look at the bright side...your metal fab skills are about to go through the roof 😉 https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/61483-240z-fabbing-new-front-rails/?&page=5#comments
    2 points
  9. Spot on! In some respects journalists have become lazy in checking the veracity of the official blurb as distinct from the usual regurgitation. The first casualty of war is the truth! cant recall who said that now but I believe it was an American politician. What I’ve learned to do is to stop myself being outraged at the stupidity of news and stop looking at what is being said as opposed to “why” it’s being said. If The Donald taught us anything, it was that by filling the mainstream media’s time with reporting outrageous things, they aren’t looking at what else is happening in the backgro
    2 points
  10. Cutting carpet to fit the Z, unless you do it for a living, probably won't give you the results you seek. Preformed carpet sets are available for floor and rear deck at a reasonable price from several sources like: https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/classic08g07 You can add sound deadening or heat insulating material under the carpet. Again, many ways to go with costs that vary. However, not a big expense for something functional that dresses up the Z interior. Dennis
    1 point
  11. I got one of these to get TDC without taking the head off: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078WJN4YP
    1 point
  12. We think alike. He's going from bottom to bottom on the holes. "No $^!# Sherlock". I can hear you saying right now.
    1 point
  13. Washed and polished the car in preparation for the Mitty. I might have to leave it at home on Saturday since there's a lot of rain in the forecast for that day. I also took the time to install an old 240Z door striker plate on the passenger side. I replaced the original striker plate a long time ago, but I could never get the aftermarket plate adjusted right. The old striker plate works much better.
    1 point
  14. Agreed with Sean! Had that MSA one on my L26 before the Z-story and it did a great job on a mostly stock engine (with a ported head) that burned a fair bit of oil! I loved that torque curve!
    1 point
  15. If I was looking for an inexpensive, effective header, I'd go for MSAs' 6-3-2 and NOT the 6-1. If you must have ceramic-coating, get it coated after the purchase : ASHLEY BARCZY Jet-Hot, High Performance Coatings 2611 LaVista Drive, Burlington,NC 27215 P 336-447-2000 | F 336-447-2020 www.jet-hot.com
    1 point
  16. Let's not forget adding strength to the body as they were no designed to handle that much power.
    1 point
  17. How’s my header coming along !!!!!
    1 point
  18. Here, when they line bore, they shave all of the caps. Torque them down and rebore all the way through for a concentric std bore
    1 point
  19. That would likely be it. You mentioned the front of your car is higher on one side. How much? If you keep the original structure, you will need to determine how much out of position it is, and then figure out how to pull it back where it belongs. A frame machine is how body shops do it, anchoring the chassis down and forcing everything back where it should be. The engine bay is a large box. After sustaining a hit that deformed that box it is no longer square. Getting it back into shape is crucial for getting the bodywork to fit well again.
    1 point
  20. I suppose you might get lucky and only have to take material off the new cap. maybe you could weld the new cap in prep. But I'd think just buying a complete l28 block would be easier and cheaper.
    1 point
  21. "News" programs are TV shows, funded by commercial interests, designed to get people to buy things. Whatever keeps the consumer amped up and buying is what the producers want. CO's post was a good one, but, of course, you have to ask who put the plot together. Another group selling news. Question everything. https://www.adfontesmedia.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_Fontes_Media
    1 point
  22. Yes they are non existent anymore, however I am in luck. My Z specialist has a wrecked car with near a perfect front nose on it. The photo I used above to show what the stock area should look like is the same car I got my cleanish roof skin off. Here’s more photos Problem is the radiator support is butchered and the bottom of the wheel arch panel has been removed. But very useable for the repairs I need to do.
    1 point
  23. Thanks for lead. Worked out deal for $350 shipped. Jim
    1 point
  24. The cleaners came just as I was planning on sitting at the laptop, so i HAD to leave the house and socially distance myself in the garage Fixed fuel sender so that the float is now pointing left instead of right! Filled up with an eye watering £80 of Esso 99 then went for a drive. Incidentally that’s their new fuel without ethanol! Next time you Yankee boys are complaining at the pumps, spare a thought for the rest of us paying $2 / litre and financing gold Lamborghinis in the Middle East oh and our thriving government with close to 80% tax on fuel! With the fuel sender showing F now,
    1 point
  25. My car has similar damage. I had it checked for being square and level on a frame rack. I dollied some of the wrinkled metal but its impossible to fix it all without removing the radiator support. In the end I dont care that much. I won't be able to see it from the drivers seat and it wont affect anything else
    1 point
  26. Pretty much everything these days depends on where you get your news. Here's my guide: If you think your reliable news comes from something down in the lower left like "Occupy Democrats", then I think you're off in the weeds of unreliable and untrustworthy. And same thing, if your news comes from something untrustworthy way down in the lower right like "Epoch Times", then maybe it's time to re-evaluate your news sources, Problem is, once you're mired into either of those two ends, part of the conspiracy and paranoia is designed to to keep you there. And that's pro
    1 point
  27. 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
    1 point
  28. Woof. I suspect those old injectors had been knocking around in boxes for so long, they probably started consolidating them and mixed them up. Glad to hear you're back on the money!
    1 point
  29. Hey Ryan, after seeing the pictures from Dan, I had a closer look at my car and found It doesn't have the offset on the RH side. The offset on the LH side must have been due to some minor old damage? It was strange how straight and even the offset is, although it does appear to be opposite to the top edge of the stiffening doubler plate on the far side. So much for my "bloody legend" status, LOL.
    1 point
  30. You can try something like these: Design Engineering DEI 010451 DEI Titanium Pipe Shield with LR Technology | Summit Racing Thermo-Tec 11676 Thermo-Tec Stainless Steel Clamp-On Heat Shields | Summit Racing I have the Thermo-Tec on my race car dual exhaust which sits directly under my feet. No interior heat shield or carpet. Without the heat shield the floor would reach 145 degrees and with the shield 100. I will likely go with a sheet of aluminum and stand offs to give me an air cushion with another layer of protect like gold film on the bottom. I use the same one on my str
    1 point
  31. Gav, I agree. I cringe at the thought of the Z's that I have had to part out in the past. If after assessment of this car I decide that it is not a project for me I would offer it up for restoration prior to any consideration of parting out. The rarity of a unmolsested one owner low VIN# Z warrants all opportunity at living on.....
    1 point

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