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  1. Some outside photos of the Z.
    8 points
  2. 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.
    7 points
  3. 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
    7 points
  4. OK... I think I understand now. I originally thought this thread was started for the purpose of discussing removing emissions equipment, but, in fact that's not at all why this thread was started. This thread was started simply as a complaint. You're complaining about other people because you don't like their reaction to discussions about removing emissions equipment. You're unhappy with other people's input and you thought it would be a good idea to start a thread to complain about it. So I think I got that much, but I still don't know what year service manual to refer to... What year is your butthurt?
    6 points
  5. I don't see any posts about EGR on your car on this forum either. Maybe you're getting your forums mixed up? As far as the FSM goes, these early FSM's are like school textbooks. Much more educational than today's FSM's. I have to say it, even though it won't make you feel better - the title of the thread is mirronic. I just now made that word up, because "ironic" is used incorrectly so often. Anyway, don't get caught up in anybody's comments, if you think they're negative. There's plenty of positive here to destroy the negativity.
    6 points
  6. 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.
    6 points
  7. And actually, I've been confused since the start. You started this thread with the title "Butthurt Emissions delete...." and I'm not sure what you mean. Are you butthurt by your emissions? Are your emissions butthurt by you? Are you trying to delete your emissions BECAUSE they are butthurt? Sorry, but I'm completely lost.
    5 points
  8. What's your point? I deleted mine without any problems just a lot of reading. It was all common sense but for you, an engineer, it should be much easier.
    5 points
  9. Decided I would add my thoughts on this auction since it's free to post here (more comments from the peanut gallery). I was wondering if the guy who mentioned the '95+ Concours restoration' ever entered a Z in a car show. ZCCA judges on a 300 point scale, and most Concours judges have no clue what they are looking at when it comes to original Z's. An old Z sage once told me you could tell the judges that Z's came stock with V8 engines and blacked out engine bays and they would believe you. I have been in enough shows, ZCON's and Concours, to know that this is not far from the truth. Personally I thought the silver Z that sold a bit earlier for 36k was a better and more valuable car than this red Z. There were too many unfinished items on this car. The silver car was all there, very complete and original. I would have put the the value of this Z in the $50-60k range. As to restoration costs, someone who says it's near $100k has never restored a Z or is getting taken. My Z restorations for customers have been in the $50-60k range and are well documented on this site. If you do it all yourself it's even less, free labor. Most importantly, as mentioned earlier, it's good entertainment. Some people get a bargain (silver Z), some people get taken. Just my thoughts
    5 points
  10. 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
  11. 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.
    5 points
  12. The topic itself isn't really that bad. It's the use of the word "butthurt" that set things off. It's an offensive word. I'd avoid it in the future, along with similar words.
    4 points
  13. Worked on wrapping up my flooring this weekend. Started off with POR15 base coat which was silver. I used their fiberglass fabric to fill in any extra pin holes I had laying around. No longer in the stone ages like the Flintstones! Then used the gloss black for the second coat. This helped a ton with finding where I missed a second coat. If I were to leave the floors raw, I would use their top coat. It adds UV protection and a satin finish. The gloss black shows every imperfection! But it does level extremely nicely. No brush strokes in site. Lastly I used Killmat as my sound deadening. I started off with just trying to hit the main flat spots of each panel but I have way more material than I though I needed so I started to fill in the blanks. Overall I’m happy with how it came out. Not that it matters since it will all be covered with carpet 😅 But boy what a nice change to be able to sit in the car and not worry about getting tetanus or dragging dirt into the house. No more smells of musk and I won’t hear every rock and pebble 😊
    4 points
  14. LOL!!! I'm honored to be a 1%er. I'll never forget the little people. Jingle. Jingle.
    4 points
  15. The folks who produced the VW new Beetle, current Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro might tend to disagree.
    4 points
  16. 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. 😎
    4 points
  17. Didn't you get the memo? All Classic Z Car members must wear their requisite pieces of flair when posting 😉
    4 points
  18. Booster area Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  19. 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
    4 points
  20. I'll bet one of your kids could show you how. 😁
    3 points
  21. Agreed. I can pretty much guarantee that site wasn't trying to demoralize anybody. Not that kind of guy. Here's my take on what site said: "I don't understand your point with the above. If you want to delete your EGR, then go ahead. It's not that difficult. Heck... With enough reading, even I was able to figure out how to do it. And you, being an engineer, are probably much more capable than I am." That's my read.
    3 points
  22. I'm-a-lookin... I'm-a-lookin. So far, I got close, but no cigar: I haven't gotten to Memphis yet...
    3 points
  23. Since a GRAND MASTER is never wrong, the disparate response above was referring to earlier comments by both Patcon and Siteunseen. However does anyone have a picture of them together in the same place at the same time as proof they're not the same guy?
    3 points
  24. I realize that I'm late to this thread, but I would like to add my experience while I recently brought my entire electrical system back on-line. Rather than use a battery, I used a cheap 'laboratory' power supply, capable of 12 volts at 10 amps. The nice thing is that you can put it in current-limiting mode to limit the current to, for example, 1 amp, or even less. This can let you do a lot of testing and probing without burning things up. It also lets you see the current draw of the working circuits.
    3 points
  25. But, Count De Monet (Count da Money) would also know that GRAND MASTERS only use their powers for good, not evil, on this forum. With awesome power comes awesome responsibility. You may quote me. 😎
    3 points
  26. To copy and paste from the script of "The Holy Grail"... "Man: Well I object to your...you automatically treat me like an inferior! Arthur: Well I *am* king... Man: Oh, king, eh, very nice. And 'ow'd you get that, eh? (he reaches his destination and stops, dropping the cart) By exploiting the workers! By 'angin' on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society. If there's ever going to be any progress,-- Woman: Dennis! There's some lovely filth down 'ere! (noticing Arthur) Oh! 'Ow'd'ja do? Arthur: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, king of the Britons. Whose castle is that? Woman: King of the 'oo? Arthur: King of the Britons. Woman: 'Oo are the Britons? Arthur: Well we all are! We are all Britons! And I am your king. Woman: I didn't know we 'ad a king! I thought we were autonomous collective. Man: (mad) You're fooling yourself! We're living in a dictatorship! A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes-- Woman: There you go, bringing class into it again...
    3 points
  27. Thats what i thought! i can't see any problem in your last topic about your 280z.. we let you do your thing.. helped where we could..
    3 points
  28. Four members of the Georgia Z Club participated in my city's Christmas Parade. We would have liked a better turnout, but had some competition from some football game. A good time was had and we enjoyed barbecue afterwards.
    3 points
  29. The only math I know is gas pedal+foot=speed
    3 points
  30. If you have 30 psi at idle, I would consider that very good
    3 points
  31. Could add the headlight covers on the buckets for a more aerodynamic look ...
    3 points
  32. Thanks, only the 240s had the vinyl on the transmission tunnel and rockers to my knowledge. This vinyl I bought was only about $50 total. Spray glue is about $20 and I also bought some sound deadening material which was $60. That stuff is optional but didn’t want hear the tranny and extra noises. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  33. Merry Christmas! If you buy a devilbiss and it doesn't have this security label, it's probably a fake. Such a pretty color! SWMBO even liked it. 😉 Looking forward to loading it up. It also has an included digital gauge, which I wasn't expecting. Another nice thing about devilbiss guns, is many of them co.e with multiple tips. Which makes the really versatile. Sata tips are like $150-$200 a pop!
    3 points
  34. Attitude aside, seems like the real nice one's are not selling for their perceived worth. If it does sell, I will publicly eat crow! Edit: Oh sheet, I just noticed it is yours! I'm praying for ya buddy. Hope i eat crow!
    2 points
  35. I don't have any concrete suggestions on how to block off the vents, but I do believe that most Z's are leaky enough that blocking the vents off won't do much to mess with the ventilation system. Of course, that could just be mine...
    2 points
  36. I would love to add another Z to my stable. Unfortunately, I'm on thin ice with the Boss of the House.
    2 points
  37. So if you're spending that much time on the parts of the car you CAN'T see (once it's put back together), I can just imagine how the parts you CAN see are going to turn out!
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. We need to look into having GRAND MASTER shirts made. 😎
    2 points
  40. Based on what I saw I assumed it would be taken as a compliment. Oh well. The funny part is I'm not really interested in the Proto-Z or the 0-60 times, or the physics, or the math. I was just making an indirect comment about the hijacking. Thread-jacking is rude.
    2 points
  41. The sign of time well spent. Power on, Grand Master Cliff! 😎
    2 points
  42. Mart, the thing about FB is most people don't know that to put some car make and models in the ad, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom and select "other' it will then let you type in what you really have. Most just pick from the list and try to get close. 240SX comes up a lot for the Z's.
    2 points
  43. On idle the pressure seen on the meter can be very low.. It's a known problem.. To be sure you can always look under the oil fillercap during idle, but look out.. the oil can jump out the opening a bit.. If the camshaft is oiling good the rest is also good.
    2 points
  44. Actually (in the real world) what probably limits the ability to accelerate your Z is the ability to get that power to the road. Nice equations. I'm hot.
    2 points
  45. Cliff, post a picture after you sew them on your driving suit. 😎
    2 points
  46. Sorry for taking so long to respond. There is no excuse for what you've reported, all we can offer is our apologies. Getting quality shipping staff has been a struggle for many years. Unfortunately, the pandemic has only made it worse. We're training a new person now, and hope such packing errors are a thing of the past. With millions of possible combinations of parts, training is a long term effort. None of this helps or excuses what we did to you of course, and what you've described should be simple common sense, but it is something we continue to work on. As far as the email contact, I can see the email that we did send on June 15th, in the (failed) attempt to let you know about the 2 items that we hadn't received. If you do ever choose to give us another chance in the future, when you don't see an order confirmation email in your inbox or spam folder, after you place your order, please let us know. As far as the older order you mentioned, your account we have now only goes back to 2020, so we assume we had you at a different address before, and duped your account by accident. If you're willing to help me find that order, please pm me. Sorry again for the inexcusable shipping problems, and thanks for all the orders you've made. Hopefully we'll get a shot to help you in the future.
    2 points
  47. Let's break things down. You said the car will shut off when you unplug the alternator. That means the alternator is backfeeding the ignition. That would be on the white/black wire attached to that plug. You may want to use an ohmmeter to measure the resistance between the white/black wire at the plug on the alternator and the black/white wire on the wiring harness. You'll need to backprobe the connector to get to the black/white wire. If the resistance is low, there is evidence of your problem. You will probably still need a diode to prevent the backfeed. Someone has definitely altered the wiring on your car. Nissan definitely NEVER used a wire nut on the Z wiring... (As an aside, I asked my wife if she could see what was wrong with the picture of the voltage regulator. She picked out the wire nut, too.) How long have you owned the car? It sounds like the IPO left you some surprises. What ignition system do you have on the car? I'm guessing it's not points. Anyway, you can wire the coil so that the tach doesn't work, and the car will run. Post some photos of the area around the ballast resistor and coil. If it's as I suspect, I have a video to help you sort that out. @Zed HeadThat was autocorrect on my phone. I'm back at my computer now, so improper words are my own ducking fault.
    2 points
  48. No problem, it’s been a long process. Drove the car around the neighborhood today, the light flywheel takes a little getting used to but only in first gear, otherwise its fine. I’ve been driving manual trans my whole driving life, it’s like second nature, so I don’t find it difficult at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  49. To my knowledge, all the aluminum drums have a steel liner.
    2 points

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