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Richard McDonel

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Richard McDonel last won the day on May 10 2018

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    Red Deer, Alberta
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My Z Cars

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    '71 240Z HLS30 28726
    '78 Mercedes 450SEL
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  1. Richard McDonel

    SU's from Hell?

    Six SUs on a 240Z? Sure. As long as you're the guy who has to tune them.
  2. Richard McDonel

    Rear interior vents

    Thanks for your advice fellows. In the end, I laid the new left-side panel on a sheet of plywood beneath the discard, and drilled matching holes. As we all know, the plastic is pretty fragile, so I used a new drill bit and ran in at a slow speed. Worked just great. For the right side I drew a paper template, duct-taped it to the new piece, and again all went well.
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    Rear interior vents

    Thanks gents, Namerow - I'm shocked that anyone would think the design of a 240Z was less than perfect.
  4. Richard McDonel

    Rear interior vents

    Earlier this evening I posted a query about the vents on the rear quarter panels; specifically how does any interior air get to the exterior vents on Series 2 240s? I found an informative discussion dating back to May 2011 that indicated there should be a set of holes, similar to those for the radio speakers, on each interior (plastic) quarter panel at about the same elevation as the exterior vent hole. A couple of hours later. mulching through the cluttered outbuilding I euphemistically refer to as my workshop, I found one interior panel that I had dumped in with a pile of discarded parts (who says hoarding is a bad thing?), and yes it does have a block of small holes at vent height. The replacements I bought from MSA and installed do not have these holes. They are sold as being the correct part for all 70 - 73 240s, but in reality they appear to be appropriate only for Series 1 cars with vents just below the hatch window. I can use my discard as a template and drill holes. Just beware that if you have a Series 2, the parts on offer for all 240s won't work on your car.
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    Flow-Through Ventilation Question

    Fantastic forum. Seven and a half years after the initial post, this is exactly the info I was looking for. today. Thanks all. With respect to EScanlon's comments (May 6) on speaker-like vent holes in the interior plastic panel, I can't say for sure what my '71 Series 2 had originally, but the Motorsport Auto panels that are sold as covering all things '70 through '73 do not have any holes aside from the lower-elevation speaker location. Does anyone have a photo of what the original quarter panels are supposed to look for so I can take a try at replicating them?
  6. Richard McDonel

    Help Clear My Garage - Package Deal $950 for all 280Z Parts

    I'll be interested in how you make out. I've just finished the wheels-up resto of a 240 - from parts of three cars - and find myself with a pile of "stuff" similar in magnitude to yours. Good luck with the sale.
  7. Richard McDonel

    For Jim and the gang in Alberta.. Stand up to watch!

    JSM and psDenno Careful what you wish for guys! I'm about 90 miles north of ZCars Jim, and while we didn't get much snow, we've just gone through the coldest September since 1965, and now November weather in early October. I've got a list of outdoor, nice-day house and car jobs (*) I've been wanting to do since Labour Day, but the nice day hasn't happened yet. Must admit I don't do very well in 90 degree F, but a break from the crap we've been getting would be nice . *Wax and saddle-soap old Benz; rake leaves; fall fertilizer; flush cooling systems; winterize motorhome; paint trim on #2 garage; weatherstrip back door; take just-completed 240Z out for a nice, long, country drive, etc.
  8. Richard McDonel

    New dash cover, and old Fact. Serv. Manual

    Jamal, It appears I already have a paypal account, but they can't tell me when I last used it (perhaps once, 10 - 12 years ago?). In any case, as I read it, you send the money to them, using my e-mail address as an indentifier. That would be albertaracers@yahoo.com. They will in turn notify me, and arrangements will then be made to get $ to me. I in turn will need your name and / or e-mail address. If I'm off base on how to proceed with this, please let me know. Alternatively you could send cheque or money order? To be clear, I'm sending you the dash and service manual at a price of $60 U.S., plus shipping cost of $90 U.S. Total $150 U.S. Look forward to hearing from you. Best regards Richard
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    New dash cover, and old Fact. Serv. Manual

    Great! I'm not on paypal, but you're the second guy to ask for it, so I guess I'd better figure it out. Can you give me a day or so to get it set up? Best regards, Richard McDonel
  10. Richard McDonel

    New dash cover, and old Fact. Serv. Manual

    $121.50 C ($90 U.S.) via Canada / U.S. post Does that work for you? Richard McDonel
  11. Richard McDonel

    New dash cover, and old Fact. Serv. Manual

    Will do. Can get back to you tomorrow.
  12. Richard McDonel

    New dash cover, and old Fact. Serv. Manual

    Bought this dash from MSA a couple of years ago, but never used it. Still in the original box - see photo.$30 U.S. or $40 Canadian + shipping Factory service manual for 240 chassis and body. A bit rough, but complete (the copy I'm keeping is in comparable condition - I just drilled it for a large-ring three ring binder, and it works fine). $30 U.S. or $40 Canadian + shipping. Richard McDonel
  13. Richard McDonel

    240Z parts for sale

    240Ziggy, Try this again. I seem to be having problems having my post show up. I wrote yesterday saying that I had not received a message from you since yours of September 7, 8:30 AM, and further, that I did not know what "PM" meant. But my message is not showing up on this thread. I went on Canada Post site, and using a random Toronto postal code came up with a shipping cost of $37. Are you OK with that? If so, I'll get it off to you Monday. I looked at the second set of seats I have, and both have tears; one on the seating surface, and one around the perimeter. I don't think you want them. Richard McDonel
  14. Richard McDonel

    240Z parts for sale

    M3333hp Sorry, I have badges, but not the metal ones you need. Good luck with your project. Richard McDonel
  15. Richard McDonel

    240Z parts for sale

    Pete, You had earlier sent me an e-mail enquiring as to Canadian or U.S $, and I replied that C$ were OK - we're both in the same country. Somehow that e-mail got sidetracked and I got a message from "Mike" advising me I could only reply to you via the Z car website, so I'm not sure you ever got that reply. In any case, yes send me the postal code and I'll start bundling things up. I may have a decent seat cover - I'll let you know later tomorrow. Richard McDonel

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