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About crshowers

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    New Hampshire
  • Occupation
    Retired

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  • ZCCA Membership ID
    10812

My Cars

  • Zcars Owned
    240z
  • About my Cars
    Original owner of 73 240Z with 70K miles. Its in pieces, I mean everything has been removed. My Z is at a body shop, were they are cutting out rusted sections and welding in new metal. This is a restoration back to mostly stock condition. The engine was completely stripped down and rebuilt only replacing the rings. The struts have been replaced. All suspension & drive train was media blasted primered & painted. My second Album post shows all the bodywork that has been done. Now my original 113 green paint is now back. Really happy with the quality body & paint work of Chassis Masters. Notice that the fenders & doors are not on the Zcar.

    So the next chapter has begun, putting all the pieces back on. Started with all new brake, gas, & clutch lines. Leaving the fenders, hatch, hood, & doors off till all the re-assembly is done should minimize damaging the paint. Will add to album as things progress.

    We had ignition!!! Yes on June 12 2020 Roger got the engine to fire off. Since the engine was rebuild over 2 years ago we had to work a bit to get oil pressure. Once we had good pressure that engine sure sounds great. Attached video shows Roger adjusting the SU's with a flow meter. Kidos to Roger at RB Import who knows his stuff.

    All assembly completed Oct. 22 2020 & My green Zcar is back on the road again.



Zcar VIN Registry

  • Zcar 1 VIN
    HLS30147622

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  1. crshowers

    crshowers

    Back in July 2015 I posted this album: https://www.classiczcars.com/gallery/album/535-73-z-before-starting-restoration/ This album has been updated to show some of the restoration that has taken place. Now after 5 years of restro work it is a running green Zcar machine. - Lots & lots of body work, cutting out sections of sheet metal and replacing it. - Front & rear bumpers completely redone - rubber components refurb'd, bumpers re-chromed. Done by Classic Auto Services - A gorgeous green paint job - New SS brake & gas lines -New electric f
  2. View Advert L24 Engine & Transmission Description I have a spare L24 engine & transmission that I would like to sell. My restro. https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/10812-crshowers/ is complete and spare parts no longer needed. What is missing? Just the thermostat inlet housing & the starter, alternator. All other parts are intact. This has flat top carbs that you most likely want to replace. The engine has not been run in the past 10 years. It has a performance cam in
  3. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    Description Someone please make me an offer. I need to clear my garage space !!! I have a spare L24 engine & transmission that I would like to sell. My restro. https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/10812-crshowers/ is complete and spare parts no longer needed. What is missing? Just the thermostat inlet housing & the starter, alternator. All other parts are intact. This has flat top carbs that you most likely want to replace. The engine has not been run in the past 10 years. It has a performance cam installed. I do not have any details, as the prior owner has passed away. I would like to see someone from the Northeast be the new owner to minimize delivery costs. I dropped the price to $750 I think that is a fair price for both. Someone got to have a good home for this. contact me for delivery options

    $750

    Center Harbor, New Hampshire - US

  4. To my fellow Zcar members, 

    It was a long road till I once again got behind the wheel of my Zcar. The crshowers gallery pics show the many hours that were dedicated to doing a complete restoration. It won't be a stretch to say that every bolt on this Zcar was turned at some point, and some more than they should have been. 

    I felt real good taking the first trip around the block hearing the exhaust rumble & hearing all the old familiar sounds and feeling all the bumps I missed for all so many years. Yes my 73 Zcar is restored and its back on the road again!

    My best advice. Take the extra time to do it right. In the end it will be worth it.

    Thank You to all the Zcar members who provided me with their knowledge and assistance in giving me the help I needed. It feels so good to know that when your stuck you have others you can turn to. 

    Special Thank You to :

    Roger at RB Imports who is a master mechanic who knows his stuff. He made this Zcar purr again. 

    All the staff at Chassis Masters who put up with me during all the body, paint, & then final assembly activities. Yes there are alot of pieces & finding all of them can be challenging at times.

    Classic Auto Services - Bob Waller took my bent and pitted bumper parts and made them new again. Its not easy finding someone on the east coast that does re-chrome work.

    Big Wheels.net - Barry is a true Zcar lover and can set you up with the best wheel & tire combinations for your Zcar. 

      

  5. It sure had its share rust
  6. crshowers

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    It finally gets it original color of green
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    Getting some sun shine after a year + of tender loving body repairs.
  8. Lots of body rust taken care of by Chassis Masters
  9. crshowers

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    Here is a re-skined door. Old metal cut out and replaced.
  10. View Advert L24 Engine & Transmission - For sale I have a spare L24 engine & transmission that I would like to sell. My restro. https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/10812-crshowers/ is all most complete and spare parts no longer needed. What is missing? Just the thermostat inlet housing. All other parts are intact. This has flat top carbs that you most likely want to replace. The engine has not been run in the past 10 years. It has a performance cam installed. I do not have any details, as the prior owner
  11. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I have a spare L24 engine & transmission that I would like to sell. My restro. https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/10812-crshowers/ is complete and spare parts no longer needed. What is missing? Just the thermostat inlet housing & the starter, alternator. All other parts are intact. This has flat top carbs that you most likely want to replace. The engine has not been run in the past 10 years. It has a performance cam installed. I do not have any details, as the prior owner has passed away. I would like to see someone is the Northeast be the new owner to minimize delivery costs. I dropped the price to $750 I think that is a fair price for both. Someone got to have a good home for this.

    $750

    Center Harbor, New Hampshire - US

  12. Just thought I would ask if any members have resolved their vapor lock problem by using the 33054 filter?
  13. Thanks for getting back. My dash lights was not a problem. It was the DA who could not see that the lights were on. With bright shop lights and not starting the Z, I was not able see that they were on. I just added a fuse and eliminated the relay for the blower motor and all electrical systems are now a go. Windshield gets installed tomorrow.
  14. Jeff, or others willing to help a lost sole. Just wondering was it the fuse blow that caused your dash lights to go out? After your replaced the relay and the fuse did your dash lights then work? I have a 73 240 and my accessory relay sometimes does not work, and I have not been able to get my dash lights to work at all. I am doing a complete restoration and all other lights, controls are working. I measure 11.7 volts at the rheostat. Should I just go ahead and replace the relay? What info. did the parts store need to find a replacement? Thanks Craig
  15. Jaymanbikes thanks so much for posting this wire harbness. I have a 73 that I am trying to put back together after a 3 year rebuild. I have the same harness as above and have not been able to get the blower to work. I know the blower motor worked on the bench before re-install. 3 things I hope you might help me with. 1. The red wire above gets pluged into what other wire to get power? 2. Is the taped blue wire used? 3. Does the 73 use the accessory relay as the power source? This download shows the blower diagram but not the source of power. https://www.classiczcars.com/files/file/59-s30-heate
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