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bpilati last won the day on December 23 2019

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About bpilati

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    Hampton, Virginia
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    Engineer

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  • Zcars Owned
    240z
  • About my Cars
    Safari Gold (920); built 8/71; L28 (triple 45 Webers, Isky cam, forged pistons/rods, Pertronix ignition); Nissan 5 speed; Vintage Air; Retrosound Laguna Beach sound system; speed-sensitive electric power steering; Konig Rewind Gunmetal 16 inch wheels; Suspension Techniques anti-sway bars; Nissan Euro Spec II springs; KYB GR2 struts; partial urethane bushings; Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R tires (205/55R-16)

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    HLS30-39932

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  1. Have the painter sand the area. If it's just filler, drilling is unnecessary.
  2. So they were welded closed?
  3. Very difficult to tell from here. Light conditions can easy change the look. Nevertheless it seems off. Did he use a paint matching camera?
  4. I didn't study the old dash really hard when it was out of the car, but I found the quality and fit of Hung Vu's reproduction extremely good. They're not perfect, but they're biggest advantage is that they are new, and not 50 years old. Even an unused Nissan dash in the box, is still 50 years old, and will cost you your retirement. I guess I should have taken lots of photos. I had the job done, and it was part of a much bigger project.
  5. Y'all should post photos of the mirrors on your Zs.
  6. bpilati

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    She's a beaut!
  7. Hey Mike, I hope all's well out West. Looks like a new gas tank for the Z. Got some rust in the pre-pump filter. Had a problem with my oil pressure gauge not matching the oil pressure sender, so got a new gauge. Z has been cooped up in the garage due to weather mostly. 

  8. I think in most cars the area under the cowl is the same as the rest of the car.
  9. There are multiple pieces that cover all that.
  10. Yeah it's damn tight. I remember it being really hard to get the screws in. Careful you don't cross thread them. Keep trying. Get a helper.
  11. Stop worrying so much, those are not areas famous for rusting out.
  12. I don't remember us having specs. Carl Beck sent the company a set of the Euro Spec II springs to test, as I remember. I believe they're about 15% stiffer than stock US springs. I have a set of those on my car now. They tend to make the car sit higher than it should, due to the the effect of modern gas pressurized strut inserts that didn't exist in the original 240Z.
  13. I used Rust-oleum Metallic Flat Soft Iron, and been very satisfied. I think it's very close to original. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk
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