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. View Advert Still selling stuff When I posted my first ad last month, I had two double garages and one small shed. Happy to report that I have now sold enough stuff that from the the door of the shed, I can actually see the back wall, something that was not possible a month ago. Still quite a bit of stuff to go. For today, not wanting to overload the system, let's go with a pair of new Bradi vented and drilled brake discs, part # 40206 03p02 for 300ZX; in original packaging $90 U.S. the pair, and: Appear-to-be new performance / racing spring set $120. Front springs are 11.5" / 29 cm front. Rear 10 7/8" / 27.5 cm; and New rear suspension spindle pins, $50 the pair. Thanks for your interest Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 03/31/2020 Price Category Parts for Sale  
  2. Time Left: 24 days and 4 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    When I posted my first ad last month, I had two double garages and one small shed. Happy to report that I have now sold enough stuff that from the the door of the shed, I can actually see the back wall, something that was not possible a month ago. Still quite a bit of stuff to go. For today, not wanting to overload the system, let's go with a pair of new Bradi vented and drilled brake discs, part # 40206 03p02 for 300ZX; in original packaging $90 U.S. the pair, and: Appear-to-be new performance / racing spring set $120. Front springs are 11.5" / 29 cm front. Rear 10 7/8" / 27.5 cm; and New rear suspension spindle pins, $50 the pair. Thanks for your interest

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    - CA

  3. Hope something comes up for you. Good luck!
  4. I have two sets from 240s, but no idea whether or not they are interchangeable with 280s. Let me know if mine will work for you.
  5. Wow! Fantastic work. Personally I wouldn't know where to start. Excuse me while I go back to changing oil and cleaning spark plugs.
  6. I have two sets from 240s, but no idea whether or not they are interchangeable with 280s. Let me know if mine will work for you.
  7. @wheee, Love the Z in the picture, but not sure I'd park mine there. That shelf, laden with paint cans, has a distinct sag in the middle, and appears to have a bit of a downhill tilt. Or am I just paranoid about what can happen to nice cars?
  8. Wow, you guys know your stuff! You remind me of something I witnessed at Pebble Beach Concours 2018. I was standing next to an OSCA (low production Italian sports car mid 1940s through early '60s) when the judges came around. A sign next to this car said that it had won the 1 litre class in the 1951 Mille Miglia. One of the judges spent an inordinate amount of time peering under the hood. Finally he stood up and pointedly asked the owner, "Is this the original cylinder head for this car?" "No" the owner answered, "but it IS the head that was on the car when it won the Mille Miglia." You could see the judge pondering and puzzling , looking at his clipboard, as in "Do I dock this guy a point for an incorrect cylinder head, or let it go because this is the head that helped make the car famous?" I guess with an incorrect head on mine, I dare not enter it in a concours. Thanks All
  9. Now that my 240 restoration is complete (well largely complete - is it ever complete complete?) I'm trying to clean up my garage. I knew I had two spare heads, but find that I actually over the past decade have accumulated four. Three are N42s while the other is E31. I have an N42 on the car. The only difference I can see is that the valves are a bit larger on the 42. I haven't measured the combustion chamber size, and don't know what differences there are in cams. I'd like to know which head is correct for my '71 HLSS30 28726,and what differences there are in terms of performance. Many thanks
  10. I'm coming a bit late into this discussion. Do you have in-ground styrofoam insulation on your foundation, and hopefully beneath the floor slab? I'm in a colder climate than you, but I know you still get genuine winter. My garage is only 22 by 24 feet, and the walls and ceiling are well insulated. I have a forced air furnace. The garage is quite old, and I'm certain there is no insulation on the foundation or beneath the floor. When the furnace kicks in it gets quite comfy, but the minute in shuts off, you can feel the cold just seeping in through the floor. By mid-December It's probably solid frost beneath the concrete. A friend of mine went with in-floor hot-water heating when he built his garage a few years ago. The hot water comes from a domestic h.w. tank, although he understands that wouldn't pass building code today - must have a proper boiler. In any case once he turns the heat up, the room never gets cold. But your floor is already laid, so my free advice is of no use, unless you wanted to go to the expense of laying a second concrete slab. That is a lovely property you have. Congrats.
  11. Lonetreesteve,

    Yes, lester 0078 was in quick like a bunny, and took my (now I know) badly underpriced steering wheel.

    Richard McDonell

    1. lonetreesteve

      lonetreesteve

      Richard,  

      I'm sorry that you were taken advantage of by that poser. 

      I noticed that Lester 0078 had just 1 post, which was to buy your steering wheel and he had a 0 Classiczcars community reputation rating. 

      If you have more 240Z parts to sell, please feel free to make a post and ask the members what a fair price would be to ask for each item. That way, it's fair to both you and the potential buyer. 

      Take care,

      Steve

  12. Kent, "A very nice gentleman." Would you mind if I shared this with my long suffering wife? Cheers, d*** McDonell
  13. View Advert I'm old; Time to sell 240 STUFF As we approach spring clean-up time, I'm going to be posting quite a number of 240Z parts for sale. As I dig stuff out of my snow-bound shed and take photos I'll probably post two or three per day. In addition to the ones posted today, I'm going to be selling a Series 2 rear hatch and two doors, a new replacement driver's side floor pan, headlight buckets, a set of new, shorter (racing) springs, a RF fender, 3-piece rear exterior panel set, a plastic ceiling cross-piece, visors, probably two front anti-roll bars, and more as I mulch through my collection / accumulation. For today, I'm listing two differential mounts, two transmission mounts, and asking $10 each; a Series 1 steering wheel (in need of refinishing but otherwise sound) asking $25, and a glove box door (missing two flat-head screws) at $15. I'm in western Canada; Red Deer, Alberta to be specific, so shipping for larger stuff such as doors will be a big-ticket item for long distances and across borders, and probably not workable. As for the smaller parts, it shouldn't be an obstacle. Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 02/28/2020 Price Category Parts for Sale  
  14. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    As we approach spring clean-up time, I'm going to be posting quite a number of 240Z parts for sale. As I dig stuff out of my snow-bound shed and take photos I'll probably post two or three per day. In addition to the ones posted today, I'm going to be selling a Series 2 rear hatch and two doors, a new replacement driver's side floor pan, headlight buckets, a set of new, shorter (racing) springs, a RF fender, 3-piece rear exterior panel set, a plastic ceiling cross-piece, visors, probably two front anti-roll bars, and more as I mulch through my collection / accumulation. For today, I'm listing two differential mounts, two transmission mounts, and asking $10 each; a Series 1 steering wheel (in need of refinishing but otherwise sound) asking $25, and a glove box door (missing two flat-head screws) at $15. I'm in western Canada; Red Deer, Alberta to be specific, so shipping for larger stuff such as doors will be a big-ticket item for long distances and across borders, and probably not workable. As for the smaller parts, it shouldn't be an obstacle.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    - CA

  15. @7tooZ Dalwhinnie is nice, also Talisker. McCallan too, but that's expensive stuff - better suited to folks who can afford $310,000 cars.