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    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 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.

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  1. Just thought I would ask if any members have resolved their vapor lock problem by using the 33054 filter?
  2. 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. - New SS brake & gas lines -New electric fuel pump - Refurbished booster - New rear drums - New front disc brakes & rotors - Refurbished heater - Some interior work - Dash installed Craig
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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-heater-service-manual-dated-2-73/?do=download&confirm=1&csrfKey=1a95bf43be86f186b3055078edc998ea
  6. I am in the market for ceramic coating headers for my 73Z. I have the Ztherapy SU's with no internal engine performance changes. I have been looking for a 2.25 inch exhaust because I think the 2.5 inch is overkill. I am not finding any ceramic coated headers w/2.25 inch outlet. Like to hear from jtay or others who have the MSA 6to1 header. How is the noise level and did you install a resonator & what muffler do you have. Below is some research on different header sources & options. Topend https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-Z-Header-6cyl-L24-L26-L28-L-series-6-Cylinder-1-5-Primary-1-2-Flange-/312428478366?vxp=mtr&hash=item48be303f9e $289 - Ceramic coat + $250 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pacesetter ZCar Depot Pacesetter exhaust header with ceramic coating (silver) for Datsun 240Z 260Z 280Z 1970-76 square port. 3/8" steel flange with 1 5/8" steel tubing. Comes with a 2" slip fit connector & gaskets. Bright silver ceramic coating. *This header has an oxygen sensor provision in one of the pipes. If you are not using an O2 sensor then you might need the plug PT# 800-863. https://zcardepot.com/collections/exhaust/products/header-exhaust-ceramic-coated-240z-260z-280z-70-76 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MSA https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic19d/15-6001CH $320 coated ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WorldWide performance - ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Exhaust-Header-Manifold-System-Kit-For-70-76-Nissan-240Z-260Z-280Z-L24-L26-L28E/182809123333?fits=Model%3A240Z&hash=item2a9045da05:g:Y~EAAOSw4P1Z1nAf:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!03226!US!-1 $220 Black coated? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CARiD https://www.carid.com/1973-nissan-240z-exhaust-systems/pacesetter-exhaust-header-136722738.html $375 coated 2" outlet ---------------------------------------------------------------- Pace Setter Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Setter-70-1037-Black-Exhaust-Header/dp/B00133NZ46/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1587254531&s=automotive&sr=1-1&vehicle=1973-67-2284-20-----14492----1871--1&vehicleName=1973+Nissan+240Z $223 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- California Datsun https://www.californiadatsun.com/exhaust-system/headers/ Multiple choices ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Datsun garage https://www.datsun-garage.com/pages/search-results-page?q=exhaust+header+240z Multiple choices ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 240 exhaust guide https://zcarguide.com/datsun-240z-exhaust-guide-best-exaust-systems-sound/
  7. So its been over a year, I like to hear from those who have painted the hubcap, grill, and tail light surround color. I am ready to obtain the paint that others found to be the best match. Has anyone found a new source for the Les at Classic Datsun spray cans?
  8. Thank You to podgen & all Z-car owners who go to great efforts to document the activities they have completed.


  9. I also got the MSA pillar and roof rail parts. The vinyl & padding sections seemed overly wide. That's before I found this wonderful description. Tomorrow I will be following the above directions, hopefully with success. Thank You to podgen & all Z-car owners who go to great efforts to document the activities they have completed. CRShowers
  10. I am putting my gas tank back in and can't recall if there is any clamp that holds the filler line to the tank? would fit over the fill line in above picture.
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    Any chance someone knows if this wheel is still available to buy? To me this is the classic wheel for a 240Z. Thanks Crshowers
  12. I also would like to hear from fellow members on selecting a complete street performance exhaust system. This link from Zcarguide was helpful in getting somewhat of feel for the sound of different systems. https://zcarguide.com/datsun-240z-exhaust-guide-best-exaust-systems-sound/ . Also I found this link Whiteheadperformance which provides some round numbers on what to expect when moving off a stock system. I would like to hear from those who have installed these systems. Are you still happy with your selection? When you installed your system did you have to make modifications to get things to fit? When your driving on the highway is the noise level too much to have a conversation with a passenger? Any other tips you might want to share with a fellow Z'er. Crshowers 73 240z getting put back together
  13. Thanks for your honest reply. It’s always helpful to hear from a Z’er who’s been there done that. Any other weekend Z’ers converted to rear disc brakes?
  14. Thanks for getting back. My reason to convert is simplify maint. But is it worth it? It’s just going to be used for shows Sunday drives. What changes did you do to booster & master cylinder.
  15. I am considering the Arizona Zcar kit. 1 year later how are they performing for you?
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