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  1. This is a neat new thing @Mike has done for deranged praise seekers like me. I need to get out more but I'm a happy "safer at home" person too.
    6 points
  2. I agree ……the front is not good IMO. This is how it should look…..this would triple sales IMO. Ford did it with the Mustang and Chysler with the Challenger.Come on Nissan….nostalgia is what we’re looking for…..give us a cool Z!!!
    5 points
  3. The folks who produced the VW new Beetle, current Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro might tend to disagree.
    4 points
  4. Today’s mission was to install the rear bumper. Had to drop the tank and got it all bolted up. Left the drip edge on for now. Took it for a spin, and it ran great. Here is a video so you can hear the ZStory Classic Muffler. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  5. Booster area Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  6. Speaking on behalf of Cliff and all the other 1%ers who have achieved GRANDMASTER status, relax, we'll be in the area all day. You'll know we've left the room when you no longer hear the jingle of our badges. 😎
    3 points
  7. Could add the headlight covers on the buckets for a more aerodynamic look ...
    3 points
  8. Didn't you get the memo? All Classic Z Car members must wear their requisite pieces of flair when posting 😉
    3 points
  9. My opinion exactly……Nissan has never really recovered their loyal followers after the S30 body style went out. The 240Z draws huge attention from the younger set at all Cars and Coffee events I go to. It worked for Ford and Chrysler and Chevy…..why not bring back the excitement of something that memics the car that put Nissan (Datsun) on the map…….and I’d call it a Datsun Proto……that would really bring em back!!!!!
    2 points
  10. Cliff, post a picture after you sew them on your driving suit. 😎
    2 points
  11. Slow progress. Be messing with naval jelly in the battery tray and booster area. Wire wheeled to get the crust off. 1st round of jelly 2nd and 3rd smoked over night covered in plastic wrap And a before and almost after. Still more work to do but much nicer to look at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  12. I don't care for the comments from the peanut gallery of restorers on these auctions either, especially regarding current valuations, or future valuations, or costs to restore. It is a good entertainment experience to see a nice car or one that is a nice restoration candidate, presented well in the media supplied by the seller, and to see an engaged seller answering questions from interested buyers.
    2 points
  13. I don't know if this helps, but this is how it looks from behind the dash.
    2 points
  14. Okay, I’m finished for the day. Got other stuff a to do around the house (Christmas decorations to keep mama happy) and go for a run. Here’s the test fit. Needs some minor tweaks. It’s not sitting perfectly flat because it’s not glued down but just resting there.
    2 points
  15. 1 point
  16. I agree. It's a "clickity" sound not the "tangity" sound from exhaust leaking. A short piece of hose for a stethoscope would be helpful locating the source. Car looks great! It's been enjoyable for me reading your thread. You know what you wanted and now you have it. Well done!
    1 point
  17. I would argue that the steel used was excellent. Just look at how well the blocks hold cross hatching. The problem with the early cars wasn't the steel, it was the complete absense of any rust prevention. They didn't start galvanizing bodies until 78 or so??? A modern car would get a full passivating dip, so thats not a problem. Also modern cars use a wide range of exotic alloys to make them light but pass crash test. So not a significant issue. Also most modern cars are mono coupes, no frames anymore...
    1 point
  18. Ha! Yeah this is part of the newest software update. Badges and ranking system. I will add more just for the fun of it. 😉 We need more badges for anniversaries, subscribers, and other fun stuff. Let me know if you have any ideas. And I do like the idea of changing the name to "Flair" ... haha m
    1 point
  19. But Datsun 2022 would do well to use a higher quality carbonized steel in the frame. A carbon fiber body would be fine, but a good steel frame is a must!
    1 point
  20. We had a thread not too long ago about the 73 fuel gauge. Read through this for some ideas and watch the video of the bench test that is linked in the thread.
    1 point
  21. I took a look at my parts dash and when I pulled the reset knob off there was no clip on the outside of the dash. The inner clip was there and keeps the cable at the correct length though the dash. The manual does not show one either. The knob does fit tightly and may be the only thing that holds the reset cable end to the dash. Something to try before going through a lot of effort.
    1 point
  22. We all make sure to look busy when you enter the room haha.
    1 point
  23. I never made it to Webelos. Got some Cub Scout stuff though. Tied some knots, climbed some trees...
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. Siteunseen - The link to the removal was an education on taking the cable out of the speedometer and fixing one that would not reset correctly. Thank you. SteveJ - You bet the picture helps. Actually, I needed both Situnseen's URL and SteevJ's photo to figure out what to do. I don't think the cable can go in from the front because the largest (diameter) is the the end that the knob attaches to. So I think the right way to do this is to remove the cable from the speedometer head. Put it through the dash and reconnect it to the speedometer. Slip a "c" clip into the groove behind the dash and then slip another "C" clip into the groove on the front of the dash. Of course, from time to time I have departed from what was the correct way and I may have to do that in this case. If my dash thickness is different than the original I may not be able to get the clips on both sides. So I may just make a small panel to be mounted below the dash; that way I can control the issue of the thickness of the panel by using washers between the back of the panel and the "C" clip. Anyway, thanks to both of you. ron
    1 point
  26. This maybe helpful... https://www.google.com/search?q=1973+240Z+odometer+knob+classiczcars.com&rlz=1C1BOFA_enUS494US494&oq=1973+240Z+odometer+knob+classiczcars.com&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i333l2.20117j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    1 point
  27. But since when has (as mentioned in the BaT comments) the rather slippery concept of a "95+ Point Concours Restoration" become the standard by which a respectably refreshed daily/occasional driver level car should be valued? I don't know about anyone else, but I don't count the hours the work on my cars takes. It's a pleasure I'm happy to pay for when I can afford it. I don't tot up the hours I spend drinking beer, reading books or listening to good music either. I reckon many (most!) of the cars I've owned and sold have been negative equity propositions if judged purely in monetary terms. Well, so what? I enjoyed them when they were enjoyable, and was frustrated by the ones that let me down. That's the hobby. But the narrative from these over-invested grifters is that the only way is up, and they appear to judge the success/failure of ownership on whether they've made more than anyone else by bailing out at the right time. They're not connoisseurs, they're braggards. They don't hype these sales for the love and understanding of the cars.
    1 point
  28. Joe, Thanks for the response and I appreciate what products you provide. The company I work now for deals with the same issues. Worker shortages, constant training, maintaining high standards and keeping workers happy, all this is a delicate balance. I led a 350 man organization and everyday my battles were associated with manpower issues, training people, supervising and maintaining standards and meeting production goals. It’s not easy and the culture of your organization / business is set by the people on top. People need to trust their supervisors and leaders, they need to be empowered and must feel part of the team. Punish with caution. I never punished for mistakes, to me that was usually a function of poor training or supervision. People who bent the rules were counseled with respect, people who blatantly broke rules or negligent were disciplined. Good people are hard to find, when you find them it’s imperative they know they are appreciated and compensate them accordingly. It’s not always pay more . Sometimes it’s, take a 1/2 day or buying them lunch or just recognizing them to the rest of the team as going above and beyond. You will get more productivity out of them. You want the people who work for you to be happy. Happy workers are productive workers. It’s the leaders job to set the right environment for this to happen. Counsel you people in private, praise them in public. I beat all 4 other squadrons on my base in aircraft availability, sortie production and personnel retention by using these concepts and others.. Tell your people exactly what you expect from them and when they meet that goal reward their effort. It’s absolutely critical to the success of any organization. It’s usually always easier to fix a poor performer than it is to find hire and train a new person. You have to know your people to do this you need know what impacting those lives their family etc.. Leaders set the conditions for success and the employees make it happen. It took me 24 years of leading people to figure out the science of managing and motivating people to a unified goal. Sorry to rant but I I wanted to share nuggets of wisdom that I’ve learned the hard way. I’m passionate about leading people. The culture or an organization is what what makes the difference between winners and losers . In the halls of business academia we call this “Just Culture”. Just Culture means we: 1. Counsel the Human Error 2. Coach the at-risk or poor performer 3’ Punish the reckless or negligent Independent of the outcomes! John
    1 point
  29. Not that I'm in any position to get a new DD right now, but I do like the new Z. I briefly considered selling the Porsche and maybe even my 280Z next year to help offset the cost of the new Z. But then I noticed that I see a heck of a lot of 370Z's in my area and every one of them is ratty with mismatched body panels, slammed ride height and stupid loud exhaust with a punk kid driving. It will take time, but I see the new Z getting the same treatment and that's not my vibe. After all the S13's and S14's were ruined, the same people started buying up the Z33's and Z34's. I think I'll keep my 996 and my S30.
    1 point

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