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  1. Please consider sticking a folded piece of cardboard in the spinng fan. You need those fingers to type helpful replies on here.
    7 points
  2. The folks at Nissan sent me a bunch of pics, here are a couple of favs.
    7 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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?
    6 points
  6. 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
    5 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Black face in 2021... how offensive. lol
    4 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Why can’t you be in the UK!?!! So inconsiderate!!!!!
    4 points
  16. 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
  17. I understand the dilemma guys so I set about to solve the problem
    4 points
  18. 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?".
    4 points
  19. 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!
    3 points
  20. Sorry for the late follow-up here. Been working on house projects for the last few months and today is the first time in a while I've been able to devote some time to it. It actually only took me about 15 minutes to fix. Undid the passenger side, centered the bumper, secured the middle and then cinched the ends down, no problem. Thanks for the help guys.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. The Finkelstein Kid. This is funny!
    3 points
  23. The rest of that thread is great and also has a link to "Against All Odds, vintage racing footage of John Morton smoking the Alfa's.
    3 points
  24. Put 'em all in a cooler and bang them around on the open water, labels rubbed off and they're the same to me. Now sitting down with a collared shirt on and I can tell the difference. Spin the bottle and Corona or Modelo fits good with what I eat. Heineken with a rib eye. My liquor days are done and over with. Back to the covid shot. It's been 12 hours and it feels like my 5 year old nephew frogged me on the arm. Mosquito bites are worse in my experience. A yellow jacket would be like a head on collision compared to this.
    3 points
  25. You can always self-medicate later when you get home 🤫
    3 points
  26. They should mix it with cdb. We all need some cdb!
    3 points
  27. Wow! That was unnecessarily defensive over something so simple [mention]Koni Lee[/mention]!! Not to mention completely unexpected from someone who normally does a great job of being a “real person” engaging well with his customers. Whether Koni has or hasn’t had this issue in the past (or indeed failed to record it on some system) is frankly irrelevant. The fact is, it HAS happened and what people are more interested in hearing about is what Koni will do to take it seriously! Not for you to just gloss over it / brush it away with historical rhetoric and an attempt at “levity”. In the last 4
    3 points
  28. 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
  29. FWIW, here are the fender emblem hole measurements from my one owner, no accidents, 1971 240Z. I used a precision micrometer and measured from the edge of each fender at the door seam gap to the center of the closest mounting hole. I then measured from the peak of the ridge below the mounting holes to the center of each of the holes. Measuring from the ridge peak is inexact as the peak is rounded, but I tried to measure from what I felt to be the highest point of the curve. Driver's Fender: 3.87 inches from fender edge to mounting hole center Mounting hole closest to fend
    3 points
  30. My FPR is at 3 bar, straight from Jenvey to match the injectors and the ITBs, Also noticed that my fuel pressure gauge needle is shaking a lot between 42-50psi, seems like am good for a new fuel pump soon 😂 I got a pretty decent idle today (850-900rpm), and reving sounds healthy. The idle AFR is around 15-15.2 and lowering (so richer) with higher rev, as I did not work on my AFR table yet. Had the wiring double checked for lights/signals/gauges and turned out my "Brand New" alternator from ZcarDepot is fu**, the internal regulator is defective so it doesn't charge my battery... Nice
    3 points
  31. Right then chap, let’s take it one at a time Operating temp: basically you need it to be at a temp where combustion happens efficiently. I speak Celsius and don’t fully comprende F. 200F I think is 93c and that is fine. As long at you are over 170F (70ish c) and below 95c you are in the range. And I’m talking water temp. Also remember that water temp is not the same as oil temp. Typically the oil takes another 5 or so mins to come up to temp. There is in fact a raging debate on some sites about which end of the rad the sensor should be. Personally I like it at the hot end as I want to know w
    3 points
  32. Some old and new photos of my '73 240Z. (I am the original owner) My 240Z in 1973 1982, Daily Driver loved by our daughter . 2019: after restoration - loved by the next generation
    3 points
  33. Another win yesterday 🙏 Passed the test and registration as a classic, first time the car got license plates since it arrived in Dubai on 17th of September 2020. The Road and Transport Authority is literally 1km away from the workshop, but risking 6 months confiscation of the car to drive without registration was not worth saving 20$ for the recovery truck... The way back was the first drive, EVER, and was FANTASTIC ! Now I can focus on the mapping and test driving, still waiting a bit for the paint to fully cure before the polishing (that's why the Z side emblems are not on the car
    2 points
  34. Without a complete professional heat treat afterwards, there's no way I would put welding heat to an internal transmission gear like that. It's just a reverse idler, right? Only engaged when you shift into reverse? I'm no transmission guy, but unless it looks like one of the teeth is going to come off and get wedged between other teeth (and avalanche), I would just run it the way it is. Make sure your clutch is adjusted properly, come to a complete stop before shifting into reverse, and put the trans into any forward gear first right before you grab reverse. Do those and it won't get
    2 points
  35. I drove the car around the block to see how it feels... Oh boy the shifter feels way better. @EuroDat I think your onto something about not using brass bushings in the shifter. When experimenting with an extra shifter that I had I noticed that the brass bushings that I made are not an interference fit to the striker rod ears like the new OEM ones are, I think this also accounted for some of the rattle that i heard. I do want to install the brass one back in at some point to see how it compares to new bushings. But I am pretty happy with the setup so far. I'm not sure if the leaky sea
    2 points
  36. My shock and nut are on their way to Koni USA now as requested by Koni and MSA
    2 points
  37. Thanks for the perspective and encouraging comments. Mrs. Racer and I were long haulers this past 4 or 5 days. We took the oldest grandson's car to him in Fort Bragg, NC. Left Arlington, WA around 11 am last Friday. Arrived at Fayetteville at around 5 pm local time. 3,000 miles. 45 hours and change. Flew home yesterday. Bombardier something, about a third less wide as a city bus, 6 rows of first class, one by one, then two by two, no legroom. And no headroom. Made my knees hurt. But all seats were leather. Nice. From Fay
    2 points
  38. Happy birthday to me and my car. I wish I could say I'm 50 this year, like the car, but sadly ... According to the car's engine stamp, it was built on April 9th, 1971. I'm conveniently assuming it was mated with the rest of the car on the 14th so it lines up with my own birthday. I have no idea how long those steps would actually have taken. Luckily a lot of "gifts" arrived for me and the car today. A few of them in the pic, and a lot more are ready for pick-up after having been shipped across the border yesterday. Lots of fun in the next couple of weeks!
    2 points
  39. You say she's not going to be entering any beauty pageants so white is a good colour for that, it is very forgiving.
    2 points
  40. So I finally got my engine/drivetrain how I want it, now it's time to make a mockery of auto body work. 1st time prepping/painting a car. I got some booth time and a bit of mentoring for some primer. It's a Bondo machine that's for sure. I'm not trying to win any beauty pageants, just have some fun. I'll be happy if it's a 10 footer. Not much can be worse than it was before.
    2 points
  41. To me it will always be master and slave. But for the overly sensitive types, perhaps primary and secondary, or actuator and actuatee, or . . . . . . . . . . . nah, screw it. The thing that forces the fluid is the master, the thing that responds to the fluid pressure the slave.
    2 points
  42. To add my two cents: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my Fidanza flywheel and exedy clutch! I think they do a great package on eBay but just check you are getting the right one for your car ... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXEDY-CLUTCH-KIT-06029-w-FIDANZA-FLYWHEEL-for-70-75-DATSUN-240Z-260Z-2-4L-2-6L-/324528069103?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 And I have to echo the sentiments - replace all the bits that wear out and you’ve done it once!! Having said that, I didn’t replace my slave cylinder as I preferred the original part to the new one I had bought! Somehow it felt better built. We’re no longer allowed
    2 points
  43. Thanks guys. Slow progress but any progress right now is good. Cody wants to try to take it to Zcon in Colorado. He'll be 21 that week
    2 points
  44. Great day today, the gap between the toothed wheel and the magnet in the CAS was the issue ! Got to love VR sensors. I adjusted it to .5mm and I now got all my teeth on the tooth log (as well as the missing one), and a perfect RPM sync. 😁 Following this great moment, I ran again the coils and injectors tests, check the other sensors and managed to get the engine started. Now working on the idle and timing for fixed advance in order to be lean and match the required fuel calculated by the software. I am at 7ms now (previously calculated at 6.5 ms by tunerstudio, based on engine displa
    2 points
  45. Fantastic progress, well done. That butterfly position is FAR more like it. It’s been frustrating for you but you’ve learned a lot about your car at least, so next time you are better able to troubleshoot it. There is nothing complex or magical about any of it - remember what I said about timing, fuel and air is what makes engines rev? Apply that same principle again. The great news is that your flow meter is off the charts showing that you don’t have an air or vac leak down stream, making the rest of it easy. Unless you have a full race cam you absolutely should be able to get the idle do
    2 points
  46. The abuse I'll take for shooting some video...(Turn the volume up!)
    2 points

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