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    1971 240Z: Original owner
    1963 Studebaker Avanti R2
    1970 Porsche 914-6
    2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible: Sort of a "new Z 2+2"

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  1. I think the governor and his crew will be phased out long before gasoline engines in California. Here's what the plan calls for: California Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks are zero-emission by 2035 – a target which would achieve more than a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80 percent improvement in oxides of nitrogen emissions from cars statewide. In addition, the Air Resources Board will develop regulations to mandate that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles s
  2. That sounds like a better plan than buying it "sight unseen based on 1 photo sent to me by the owner." as mentioned earlier. Are you familiar with early Zs and know all the possible problem areas to check when you see it?
  3. Quite dust free for a "garage find". Why am I skeptical?
  4. Good suggestion, but prefer NOT to do 5-10 years in the Greybar Hotel for smuggling petro chemicals into the Great State of California.😎
  5. No, in spite of the solid recommendations. Not available locally and only to Business Members through Amazon. So, I used what I could get and didn't accomplish the task. The machine shop I dropped it off at today has a "home brew" penetrant. The other alternative was to just cut the over rider mounting stud off below the nut after raising the nut as far as it would go. I prefer to keep the original over rider if possible. New rubber trim is on hand and ready to install. Front bumper and over riders were much easier.
  6. After a week and a half of applying three different brands of penetrating oil and repeated attempts of using a torch to heat and expand the nut on the bumper over rider, the 50 year old bumper wins. This morning, I put it in the truck, drove to a machine shop, dropped it off and will see what their magic can do. Thanks for all the suggestions along the way.
  7. The "patience thing" seems to be working. After four days, I finally got one of the over riders detached from the bumper. Consumed one can of PB Blaster, some WD40, some Lucas penetrating oil spray recommended by a friend who uses it on his old Lotus and Corvette, a brass wire detail brush for cleaning bolt threads, and bought a set of offset box wrenches at the "disposable" tool store Harbor Freight for better leverage, The second over rider is soaking and I'll try again tomorrow morning around 6:30 AM while the temperature is still under 100º. It's not a hobby, it's an adventure! 😎
  8. Interesting that the previous console repairman didn't fiberglass the inside of the console instead of the outside. A few strategic patches and reinforcements on the underside would have saved it. I patched mine from the inside and filled cracks and holes with epoxy from the outside surface. Painted it and reinstalled. Looks fine. I touched up the silver highlights with a fine tip silver Sharpie.
  9. Thanks for the recommendations. I've seen good reviews on Kroil. I wonder how different the various brands are - PB Blaster, Kroil. Lucas, WD40. others.
  10. I removed the rear bumper from my 240Z to replace the rubber trim pieces on the bumper ends and over riders. The 50 years of rust seem to have bonded the over rider attachment nuts to the studs. I've soaked them with multiple applications of PB Blaster for a few days, and they're still rusted on tight. Any suggestions for a better brand of penetrating oil? I did the front bumper rubber a couple months ago and all went much easier.
  11. The VIN search question has come up from time to time over the years and I don't recall anyone having any luck with the DMV as a search source. Unless your car came with some old registration papers in the glove box or maintenance receipts stashed under the seats, you're probably out of luck. You may want to just consider yourself to be the second owner and continue to enjoy the car for what it is.
  12. Too bad she didn't follow that with an eraser and tell you it was bubble gum. Could have solved a lot of cleaning problems. 😎
  13. The factory bushings are available at the local Nissan dealer's parts department. Might have to wait a day or two after ordering them. Not expensive, fit right, and stops the rattle. While you've got everything apart, replace the shifter end bushing on the bottom, too.
  14. Let's not forget that the sugar scoops on first couple model years were fiberglass, not metal. Must have originally been easier, or less expensive, to make the curved pieces out of fiberglass than stamp them out of metal. I imagine that stamping a one piece metal fender with included sugar scoop would have added complications.
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