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Richard McDonel

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Richard McDonel last won the day on April 18 2019

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About Richard McDonel

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    Red Deer, Alberta
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    240z
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    '71 240Z HLS30 28726
    '78 Mercedes 450SEL
    Various boring transportation appliances

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  1. Jim, I'm one of those whose cars you deemed just peachy. Given that others apparently have the same issue, I'm going to do a little digging. Earlier this year I was at the body shop who did my painting and watched as the fellow carefully followed the formula he had on hand for Datsun 918. What he gave me is a perfect match for my peachy car. I'll be calling them tomorrow and find out which paint company's formula he followed. Cheers,
  2. 240ZBUILTBYME and ConVerTT While some of us on this forum maintain our Zs, others repair them, and some of us restore them. We do what we can do. But you two guys are on your own planet, building them from raw metal! Keep up the good work. Like out-of-shape sports fans, we're cheering you on from the sidelines.
  3. This is what happens when consumers lose track of everything but price in their shopping. One rarely sees ads pushing "quality." It's all 40% off our regular price, or we will match our competitors' price, or this sale won't last. Sadly, we in the western democracies - burdened with things like minimum wage, workers' compensation, safety rules and inspections - have generously donated millions of manufacturing jobs to Asia, and in exchange we get stuff like jack stands that fall apart. Reap what you sow. I hope no one was hurt by one of these failing jack stands.
  4. Marty, 26thZ, et al, Perhaps a couple (maybe three?) of years ago Road & Track began running a monthly series on remarkable garages. As I recall the first one was a NASCAR garage which did not appear to be a garage at all given the visible lack of mechanics, drain pans, tire changers or disassembled race cars, while the second was a two-man repair shop specializing in older Porsches, with parts hanging from every available square inch of wall and ceiling. Somehow, R & T now seems to have run out of garages worthy of celebration. May I suggest that the two shops we're seeing on this thread be submitted to that worthy magazine? Cheers All
  5. Don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but the BringaTrailer auction website has on offer a pair of ZTherapy SUs. Look all shiny and new and come with the intake manifold. Be interested in seeing what they go for.
  6. View Advert 240 Cowl, L. sugar scoop, rear p.c. control arm Lots of 240Z parts as listed in my earlier ad (see mud-flaps headline photo). In this case I'm asking $60 for a powder-coated rear control arm, $75 for a left headlight surround (aka sugar scoop), and $50 for a cowl. Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 05/06/2020 Price Category Parts for Sale  
  7. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Lots of 240Z parts as listed in my earlier ad (see mud-flaps headline photo). In this case I'm asking $60 for a powder-coated rear control arm, $75 for a left headlight surround (aka sugar scoop), and $50 for a cowl.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  8. In matters of things electrical, I ain't the brightest light. No one has ever called me "Sparky." So in the furtherance of my learning I have a copy of Haynes Automotive Electrical Manual, wherein on page 8 the topic headline is "What is electricity?" The answer given is "No one actually knows." So now I know I'm not alone in the dark.
  9. View Advert Various 240Z parts Still cleaning out surplus parts after a decade-long restoration. Limited to 10 photos, so let me know if you wants pics of any other items, and I'll e-mail them to you. Front mud flaps $15 pair Rear 3 piece valance / finisher 35 rear quarter windows - 2 pair 40 pair Steering column with lock 50 Powder-coated rear control arm 60 Front cowl, exterior 50 Front cowl, interior 40 LF fender 80 LF headlight surround (sugar scoop) 75 New left side floor pan (2 pieces) 100 Battery and master cyl. covers 25 pair RF lower fender extension 25 Hood (some damage) 100 Hood hinge/spring set (have 2) 35 each Hood cable 10 Fuel filler exterior door 15 Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 04/25/2020 Price Category Parts for Sale  
  10. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Still cleaning out surplus parts after a decade-long restoration. Limited to 10 photos, so let me know if you wants pics of any other items, and I'll e-mail them to you. Front mud flaps $15 pair Rear 3 piece valance / finisher 35 rear quarter windows - 2 pair 40 pair Steering column with lock 50 Powder-coated rear control arm 60 Front cowl, exterior 50 Front cowl, interior 40 LF fender 80 LF headlight surround (sugar scoop) 75 New left side floor pan (2 pieces) 100 Battery and master cyl. covers 25 pair RF lower fender extension 25 Hood (some damage) 100 Hood hinge/spring set (have 2) 35 each Hood cable 10 Fuel filler exterior door 15

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  11. Thanks for this Guys. The photos particularly gave me some idea of where to got. Contrary to what I had heard earlier, the hose clamps should just be cleaned up - they don't need plating. But the throttle linkage does! I was surprised that the fuel filter holder, and the little clamp on the firewall that supports the power-brake hoses are black - who knew? I think I've become paranoid about stuff like this ever since I followed a trio of judges doing their rounds at Pebble Beach in 2018. Cheers,
  12. @CanTechZ Congrats. You have the first Z car gas tank I've ever been able to see a clear reflection in!
  13. Based on what more sheltered parts (eg steering column) looked like, I looked at what the powder-coat shop had on offer and went with a semi-gloss black that they call "machine black."
  14. I have some yellow zinc parts on my 240 restoration, notably both halves of the hood latch, throttle bell crank, and some nuts and bolts. I would like to get the car as close to original as practical and understand that there are other bits and pieces that should be done, notably the under-hood trouble light, but there are others I'm unsure of. Any advice would be appreciated respecting: Coil holder, fuel filter clamp, door latches, hood support strut, hose clamps, brake line clamps, under-hood fuel lines, fuel rail, engine hoist attachments, and the tube that runs around the back of the head to provide heated water to the intake manifold. And any I might have missed. Many thanks
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