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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. I got my 1st Pfizer shot yesterday, the arm is a little sore today but otherwise it's all good.
    3 points
  6. And lastly, two final thoughts on the whole matter... 1) Do not confuse wearing an AFDB on your head with wearing a colander on your head. Two completely different purposes. One holy, and one unholy (literally). 2) Neither the colander nor an AFDB will do anything to protect against covid, so GO GET YOUR VACCINE!!! Even if you don't think you need it for yourself, do it for all the other people you come into contact with. We're all in this together and if you don't get vaccinated, you're potentially the Petri dish for the virus to mutate. If you want to get back to normal, get
    3 points
  7. If the Captain doesn't have shavings to share, try some Christmas tree tinsel.
    3 points
  8. hello! Some "progress." So... I guess I wasn't getting spark on all engines. I was getting about 3/4 cylinders max. Which is great to know cause I drove the car like that. Sweet. In a way makes sense why the front carb was always running lean while the rear carb wasn't doing much because it was the front 3 cylinders that were getting sparked. I got myself a new set of spark plug cables and put them on. Haven't had the chance to actually try the car out because its final's week. Another thing I got done was putting the original needles back on (n27). I was running m43 needles I got off a kit be
    3 points
  9. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it's actually recommended that you make your own aluminum foil deflector beanie (tin foil hat) and do NOT purchase one of the commercial pre-made versions. Since Zed Head mentioned that you should trust no one, it reminded me that precaution pertains to your AFDB as well. From: https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/ "BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL AFDBS: Since you should trust no one, always construct your AFDB yourself to avoid the risk of subversion and mental enslavement. Sometimes, AFDBs will be sold on places like eBay. Do not purchase these pre-made AFDBs, even
    3 points
  10. I've been making my own for decades: https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/afdbdiagram.pdf But I never looked this good:
    3 points
  11. Otherwise. unfortunately she had a fall and got a bilateral ankle fracture they're about to operate at 4pm. Sitting here now. She's in good spirits and the Doc says this is fairly routine in older bones that get a good hit as in falling. She'll be fine. Thanks for asking. No, no I'm feeling good. Temps good too. They check it before entry at the hospital. I have 10G service now. It's awesome! Oh yeah I'm out there! You know me, I'm way out there.
    3 points
  12. Well I bought this yesterday. A 1980 in original paint with mint wheels 74,000 miles last on the road in 2012. Very nice interior with some minor needs. The car appears to have been loved and garaged it's whole life. I can't be sure but I think it was under coated at the dealer. Pin stripes and anniversary decals are still very nice. A few door dings, scratches, and minor paint chips.
    3 points
  13. I got my second yesterday. On the drive back home I could hear Bill Gates in my head every time I drove past a cell tower. It's awesome. Anyone know how long do you have to wait before the tracking device is activated? Is there anything I need to do, or is it activated remotely by someone else?
    3 points
  14. Both the window net and the air scoop from that BSR 280 CP race car now reside on my 240Z race car. Neither make me as fast or as good looking as PLN.
    3 points
  15. It's butter smooth now. Thanks for a help yall 🙂 probably going to be some more stuff to sort out later.... like always.
    3 points
  16. All that stress gets me to drinking. Wait a minute, all that drinking gets me to stress. Just goofing. Your work looks great! I've always been amazed at what you can do. A true car guy and I watched "Ford vs Ferrari" the other day. You are Ken Miles in my opinion. He was a true no bull**** car guy. Matt Damon/ Carroll Shelby more of a salesman. If we had awards I would put you at #1.
    3 points
  17. That's a superb result, Chris. You have really modest facilities compared with a lot of guys who display their results on the internet, so this is really a great testimony to your skills, ingenuity, and persistence. A great illustration of why this site and its contributors are really exceptional in a world of contracted-out, done-by-others restorations.
    3 points
  18. Clutch kits aren't that pricing and it's worth the peace of mind - I can't imagine putting everything back in the car only to discover that something wasn't right. I'm in the process of a major rebuild on my 240, replaced everything including the pilot bushing. This bushing is sometimes overlooked because it can be tough to get out. You'll know it's bad by the nasty squeal, but then it's too late. Here's a tip - get a 5/8 bolt or piece of bar stock, one wrap of black electrical tape to make it snug, fill the hole with grease and hit the bolt head sharply - the hydraulic pressure pops out
    3 points
  19. Hahah that car reminds me of my dad’s yugo. Broke down after 200 miles from the dealer! I consider myself very lucky. I’ve been saving for a while to get one although my dad wanted me to put the money into a new car. Comes at a surprise cause he bought one when he first came to this country (280z 2+2). Where I live these’s Z have become stupidly expensive. No offense to the s30’s but they aren’t worth the money that people are asking for in the condition they are. I know a lot of “clout chasers” (fame seekers) who want these cars because “they are cool.” It’s very typical what they do next: RB
    3 points
  20. I did indeed use the original everything. In the end I went over FSM torque with some thread-lock + a fine paint brush of yellow acrylic paint to mark the final position of the nuts / bolts. That way, I could identify if anything had moved and so far, with some serious hooligan antics, so good. I also ditched the stock nuts at the diff end of the half shafts and went for serrated flange nuts - which again haven't moved, yet!! 😉 On diff arrester, I made my own in the end as the RT mount was way too expensive (£120) by the time you did the crappy GBP: USD exchange / postage and impor
    2 points
  21. .... and if you know anything about 5G technology, it’s a mesh network that needs lots of nodes to work effectively! So you’re doing your bit! Jokes aside, very well said Captain!! I am all for personal choice and people deciding what is best for them, but on C19 there is simply just one choice, where to go to get your vaccine. Any choice to not do it is a purely selfish / anti-social one IMHO. The truth is, this virus doesn’t care for your wealth, politics, race, social status or sexual preference. Being in Financial Services, I have way too many wealthy conservative American friends who
    2 points
  22. I have a 73' 240z with triple Mikuni 44phh carbs. The previous owner had the wrong jetting set-up on these carbs, they would spit and lose power from idle in 1st gear and sometime in the other gears also. I found a person to help me with the correct set-up here at classiczcar forum. His name is Dave Premo, [email protected] I contacted Dave by email for help, he responded to me. He suggested that we should talk by phone. After couple of phone conversations, Dave recommended the parts for my Mikuni 44phh to help correct my issues. Dave is very knowledgeable with Mikuni carbs a
    2 points
  23. Hmmm... That's an interesting point. I've never carved one completely out of a chunk of solid aluminum. I wonder if that works any better. I'm thinking that the foil is pressed during production thereby compressing the anti-mind control properties closer together, but the billet is hot forged which allows the molecules to form a more regular crystalline structure which may help as well? Maybe we should test them both at a Zcon sometime. I wear one style and @siteunseen can wear the other. Whichever of us acts more out-of-control is obviously the subject of less mind control (duh).
    2 points
  24. Looks like Ginger (Tina Louise). I preferred Mary Ann (Dawn Wells, RIP)
    2 points
  25. Requested an update on my order from bumper automobile on the 1st May as I hadn’t heard anything. Received reply on the 3rd May for my contact number for the shipment, and then received a fed ex tracking number on the 4th May. overall pretty good response times. can’t wait for some shiny goodies!
    2 points
  26. I decided to plough on with the rotisserie build as I won’t be attempting repair on my front end until I have the car blasted and up to replacing frame rails/removing radiator support. Progress is coming along nicely. I realized that if I flipped my mounts and drilled new holes I wouldn’t have to cut and reweld. So now the mounts clear the nose. I love humanities proneness to be lazy. notched pipe and mocked up horizontal joiner piece. welded up brackets and jam nuts. My welding is slowly getting better, soon I’ll be able boast about stacking dimes 😂
    2 points
  27. QUALITY 100% New genuine SU carburetor manufactured in the U.K. handmade to order. @AK260 Improved technology and the benefit of over 50 years of manufacturing performance practices to create a superior carburetor. Includes a manufacturer warranty and factory support. Warranty is mentioned, I am guessing 1 year - will have to contact them to find out.
    2 points
  28. @Patcon @Namerow all great ideas, I wish I could get stuck into it already! my damage is as follows, lines indicate crumpled metal. Arrow indicates direction I need to pull which is why a pulling frame may be the way to go. I do also have provisions to build a frame that bolts into the sway bar mounts but this frame will only be 25mm or 1 inch tubing, but would still bring the force forward. yes I will be removing the doubler panel as you call it, namerow you are correct in saying it is the weak point and if you look at my photos you’ll see mine was folded where t
    2 points
  29. Yep. That makes some noise. I'm surprised I can actually hear the turbine over the exhaust. The exhaust drone will really tire you out. I remember the first time I took a trip of many hours in a car with air conditioning. It was quiet, smooth, and QUIET. Those hours seemed to have passed in minutes. That said, that exhaust does sound real)y nice.
    2 points
  30. Mrs. Racer 2.0 lived there for a while when married to her second husband. She told me about this the other day. The way I see it, situations like this will result in natural selection. All the idiots who ignore the cautionary protocols will infect each other, and hopefully they will all be removed from the gene pool.
    2 points
  31. I got for sale a set of original 240z front fender mirrors in...ORIGINAL Nissan boxes !! I am asking for a bid over 500 euro's. As i'm not gona use them on my restoration.. (in a few years..haha i hope.. i thought i sell them here locally. But i could ship e'm anywhere.. Partnumbers 96301-E4100 and 96302-E4100 These parts are brand new in the orig box and are untarnished! This pic is an example, the orig ones are in theire boxes in my warehouse.. cellar! I also got some brandnew fuelpumps in nissan box Super original headlights w
    2 points
  32. Holy crap guys it’s perfect now, it was just the linkage!! I readjusted it and now I’m idling at a smooth 800-1000. (Atleast I think so, my rpm gauge decided to stop working all of a sudden LOL). It also had a ridiculously loud exhaust for a car that’s actually pretty slow. Thank you so much for all your help!! IMG_5568.MOV
    2 points
  33. The Z 32’s are the second best looking Z series IMO. Mine isn’t turbo, but it’s still a joy to drive!
    2 points
  34. Does your work area have a concrete floor? If so you could bolt the jig to the floor and use a hydraulic bottle jack under the lever. Then hammer and dolly
    2 points
  35. Oh crap I did it again. Y'all are talking about Webers and I started reading at the last post. I'm sorry.
    2 points
  36. It's from a 2001 Chev Silverado, Indigo blue, PPG #4717, Dupont #B9323
    2 points
  37. Probably, PM me She's pretty familiar with Z cars
    2 points
  38. Thanks guys, appreciate it. Ken Miles? That's the beer talking Cliff John, you're too kind. The camera keeps over exposing and making the colour seem lighter than it really is, it looks more like this, serious blue.
    2 points
  39. Love the color! the results look really good and you did that really fast!
    2 points
  40. I'm not surprised it didn't come cleaner. The chemicals get less and less aggressive every year
    2 points
  41. Quick thinking Lincoln, never give her ammunition to use against the Z.
    2 points
  42. OH! Now that I know what the heck is going on in this post I have a little input. I bought a car several years ago and upon getting it home and going through everything I found I had these switches (and hand throttle). @AZ-240z, now after reading that thread (again as I'm certain I read it back when it was active) I will have to go and look at the tail lights in this Z (it is in storage) to see if it has the extra bulb. How exciting!
    2 points
  43. I am more than willing to lose the Hp to run AC
    2 points
  44. Here's the video we made for the car.
    2 points
  45. And then, there is the DU6 Not without their challenges from what I’ve read. A company in the UK has started making them again though. Or this crazy set up on a V12 Jag ....
    2 points
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  47. Long may you run!
    2 points
  48. Eiji ran low 14’s I ran high 14’s. I hope to crack into the 13’s in two weeks with the new Stroker motor. It feels much fadter, but you know how that goes.
    2 points

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