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  1. I am reverting to type (I'm an Interior Designer), and using my knowledge and experience, to produce bespoke Carpet Kits in the very near future. This all came about with dissatisfaction with the shiny nylon loop pile fabrics currently available. These carpet sets will be high quality, European & Australian made, Woven 'Wilton' & 'Axminster' (not tufted or needle punch) carpets in plain colour cut piles, and 'Brussels Weave' (level loop) piles, with colour matched, leather bound edges. These are the types of carpet you would have found in high end, luxury vintage and classic
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  2. So, sitting at a red light... Does the idle stumble with your foot on the brake? What about stopped at a red light using the hand brake instead? If it stumbles only when you have your foot on the brake pedal... check the brake booster. When sitting at a light with foot on brake, can you hear a hissing / air leak at your feet? Plug vacuum line to booster and test idle (careful if you drive). I have found that the booster can still work but leak at idle with brake depressed....which will make your idle drop.
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  4. Here's what my transmission looked like after adding the access hole.
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  5. My bad wording... should have said all the EPA, DOT and other Federal Regulations. Associating component parts of a motor vehicle with its VIN was, AIR a DOT regulation. It was intended to lower the number of stolen cars that were being taken for their parts to be resold. I'm sure it was pushed by the Insurance Companies and welcomed by the Police. At first GM stamped the actual chassis serial number of the vehicle on the engine blocks - that was were the term "matching numbers" originated back in the 60's. Car manufacturers started stamping the VIN on places on the frame and in some cases
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  6. Thank you, my car only has 75k miles or so but the outer tie rods are shot for sure. I'll be replacing just the outer tie rods tomorrow and redo my alignment aswell at work after that. Nice, I actually just upgraded to 4 piston front, SS lines and all that a week ago. I should've replaced my bearings but they seemed okay so I just repacked them. Just need a bigger master for the brakes. Do you have a link because it only shows one inner tie rod for me and to my mind that would mean Right hand for the driver side
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  7. I haven’t posted on this thread for a myriad of reasons mostly because I have followed Captain Obvious’s advice. Let the medical professionals be your guide. I’m lucky that I’m married to a Doctor and she’s 100% pro vaccine and pro COVID-19 vaccine. She’s blown away there are people not getting vaccinated because of conspiracy theory’s. When in doubt trust your physician and when people make crazy accusations I use Occam’s Razor (Principle of Parsimony) the simplest explanation is usually the most accurate one. The government doesn’t need to fake a pandemic to make you take a vaccine to a
    1 point
  8. Enjoy everyday you wake up. It's over folks. We had some fun though...
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  9. <Sigh...> So is the Lambda covered well by the current vaccines? I know it's just a matter of time before this thing uses the unprotected pool of donors to mutate into a form that is NOT picked up by the vaccine, but I'm hoping that hasn't happened yet.
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  10. @psdenno Kroil by KanoLabs It actually is a class above everything else I’ve used in 60 years. For the average car guy one 10 oz spray can will last several years. Granted it is a little pricey - but well worth spending the extra few dollars. I always used to order it direct from Kano Lab’s - but now I see they are working though sales outlets and distributors (and it has gotten more expensive as well) https://www.kroil.com/where-to-buy/
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  11. I'm going to do my best to respond to your post and not get you pi$$ed off. You've probably noticed that you're not getting responses to this thread and are getting frustrated. There are at least two reasons for no responses: (1) it seems you are ignoring the help offered last week in your prior post, (2) you are trying to fight/hack the factory wiring instead of tracing and fixing the problem. There is NO need to ground any wire at a door switch - all of the grounds are in place at their proper location! There is one wire to each of the the door switches that should have constant power.
    1 point
  12. I'm in! I'm flying but bringing my '73 (aka Motorman7's "flat top" restoration) in a commercial trailer with several other Zs from the Z Owners of Northern California. (ZONC)
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  13. During the last three months, I have ordered two large items that required FedEx handling because of the size of the box. Both items arrived impaled. Both items were packed well. The boxes held up and were not deformed, just a big gash in the side that made its way through to damage the contents. I have had no problems with USPS or UPS, just FedEx.
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  14. Few updates on the Z. Tail lights are back together with trim and gaskets Added some color to the license plate frame. Used the L series engine blue and 280Z yellow I had from a previous car. And finally, getting the drivers door back together. New hardware, seals, and rubber bits.
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  15. Jonathan...Thanks for your comments. I ended up doing exactly as you described - sanding down the PU bushings (slowly) with a belt sander and bench grinder/sander. The sleeves provided with the PU bushings were the same diameter but longer so I ground those down to the required length as well. The existing sleeves seemed in good condition so I ended up using a new ground down sleeve on one side and a cleaned up existing sleeve on the other side. Apparently, this type of transmission mount cross member was installed on 240Z's manufactured up until July of 1972, then the newer type cross member
    1 point
  16. Just a few random observations and comments here from the peanut gallery. I have two good friends, both PHDs in biochemistry and California State University professors. One thinks the vaccine and mRNA technology is amazing and is very pro-vaccine, the other is on the other side of the coin and won't touch the mRNA vaccine. Both far more knowledgeable than me on the subject, both have their arguments for their stance. I find that pretty interesting that both highly educated professors have such diverse opinions. Also, I have mentioned this before, but I have a hard time with the altruis
    1 point
  17. Ok, I said I wouldn't get into the serious discussions around this topic because I am not a medical professional and I don't know how this virus or vaccine even works. But I do have something to say based on the perception of what's going on in this thread. First, you seem to be putting most of the population into classifications of vaccinated vs unvaccinated. While I get this is simple because of your media and internet research, I don't think it is fair to bash or ridicule those who have not vaccinated. I truly believe this has serious social repercussions and has the potential to t
    1 point
  18. Did the idle drop occur before the tune-up?
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  19. This forum has been very helpful to me. As a means of documenting some of what we have done and to help others avoid some of my mistakes I thought I would post the installation of a vintage gen II mini AC system. Background: My son and I are restoring a 1973 240z. We call it the bucket, as there was a significant amount of rust that had to be dealt with and our other choice – Money Pit was already taken. We are changing the color from 113 avocado green to mango orange, it has an L-28 engine and a 5 speed gear box. At this point: the car was taken to bare
    1 point
  20. You reminded me that it was 11 months on THIS vintage flat top IN 1972 that allowed me to save enough to buy the Z in 1973: USS Kitty Hawk, CVA63, Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Philipines, 1972
    1 point
  21. Hi, I’m the “gentleman” (Rich may be a little too generous ?) that is the original owner of the ‘73 Z of this thread. I’m happy I managed to hang on to my Z this long and yet ashamed I have let it sit so long. I bought it new from Gubrud Valley Datsun in Mt Vernon Washington shortly after returning from an 11 month deployment with my US Navy A6 Intruder squadron aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. ( which was a great way for a young ensign to save his pay to buy a Z!). I’ll post more info about the history of this car when I get back home after the 4th.
    1 point
  22. Big job, about the only thing you get a free ride on is the shift knob, looking forward to watching the transformation. Oh just found the close up pic of the shift knob, scratch that.
    1 point

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