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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
    16 points
  2. First time in the sunshine! IMG_4047.MP4
    11 points
  3. The folks at Nissan sent me a bunch of pics, here are a couple of favs.
    8 points
  4. 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
  5. Please consider sticking a folded piece of cardboard in the spinng fan. You need those fingers to type helpful replies on here.
    7 points
  6. It was a fun day in , almost a Deja Vu moment meeting Cliff face to face. Instant good vibes. Thanks again for the ride from the airport. IMHO, Nissan was pretty brave or foolish for placing that beautiful original Z next to the new Z. Is there anyone one the face of the earth that thinks the new Z looks anywhere as good as the original?
    7 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Compare Michelangelo's David with 3D printing. He's been wrestling with Eiji. SOOOOOO happy that Nissan reached out to you Jim! They for sure found the right car and guy in those photos!
    6 points
  13. That's like a pic of Bigfoot, I don't exist except in the wild. We also have half of riffraff, I guess riff, in that photo. @gwri8 what a fun day! @Mark Maras and his wife were my instant family as soon as they walked up to my never been seen country arse in the airport's luggage carousel and said "Cliff?".
    6 points
  14. .......and with other rifraff in Atlanta!
    6 points
  15. 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
    5 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. So let me tell you a little story... Some time last summer, maybe June, we had a professional uphostery shop do Cody's headliner. They did a wizz poor job! Headliner made from scratch. Fabric was too thick, seams weren't great, sloppy install. It took forever for them to do it. Then we took it back to have them work on some problem areas. A few weeks later the glue was all letting loose. Panels all starting come loose around the window frames. We just cut our loses... So I ordered a headliner off Ebay. It came in. We strung it up but it was too small. So I sent it back. I bought
    5 points
  23. My experience was quite the opposite when it came to the Flat Tops While some like to debate the technical merits of the Flat Tops - one thing is not debatable. From the introduction of the 1973 240Z’s with the Flat Top Carb’s needed to met the EPA Exhaust Emissions Standards - Dealers were plagued with Customer Complaints accompanied by Datsun 240Z’s being returned to the Dealerships on a Tow Hook. Something never before experienced and most certainly never expected. The 240Z and indeed DATSUN had established a well deserved reputation for Reliability second to none.
    5 points
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Long may you run!
    4 points
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Hi all, I appreciate your patience as I ran through a number of updates to our site today. The system was offline for approx 4-5 hours as I went through the system and made these updates. There was a pretty big backlog and I ran through everything in a single swoop. As always, please let me know if you see anything that isn't working right (or just looks funny). Thank you! Mike
    4 points
  31. 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
  32. The best things happen early! Sometimes I stay up all night just to be early.
    4 points
  33. 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
  34. Thanks again mike! See, bloody legend! Now you’re not parked on a hill are you..... 😂
    4 points
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Black face in 2021... how offensive. lol
    4 points
  38. 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
  39. Why can’t you be in the UK!?!! So inconsiderate!!!!!
    4 points
  40. 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
  41. I understand the dilemma guys so I set about to solve the problem
    4 points
  42. Wow....I guess the price of a Jim Arnett autograph is going up!!!! 💰
    4 points
  43. 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!
    4 points
  44. I found something similar to what my uncle used off his rear truck hub. Cannot believe I found this. This is 70s/80s redneck engineering. His name was "Uncle Luther". Miss him too.
    4 points
  45. 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
  46. Why do people pump the accelerator before cranking the engine on a Z? There are no accelerator pumps in the carbs, so it does nothing.
    3 points
  47. 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?
    3 points

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