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Richard McDonel

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  1. Ken, Best of luck my friend! I'll be following closely.
  2. I've been considering the same job on my '71. So far, your pictures are scaring me away from even thinking of it!
  3. About to do a brake bleed - pedal is getting a bit spongy. But I notice that bleed screws on rear drums (1971, April '71) are at the bottom of the assembly. Why is that? Air in fluid rises does it not? Can't remember ever bleeding from the bottom, in any vehicle. Is there are particular technique for bleeding from the bottom? Love to hear what folks have to say.
  4. This hasn't been taken yet? No questions, no reviews? I'm nowhere near you, and also have lots of 240 stuff, but I would have though that someone within driving distance working on a 240 restoration would have been all over this by now. The price can't be scaring them away. As the King of Siam says in The King and I, "It is a puzzlement."
  5. I have two 240Z rads. I'm trying to keep the car as original as practical, but have found that one rad has a common brass petcock , while the other has a threaded plastic plug. Can anyone tell me which is stock for a late-1971 240? Thanks
  6. Racer X Thanks for the link. Good to know. Having said that, I'm left unsure as to whether the coolant line through the manifolds began with the 1972 model year, or with the so-called Series 2, mid-1971 cars that among other things removed the rear hatch lid vents. Any idea? Reason I ask is that I have a manifold with the cooling line currently on the car (4/71), but two others, one of which does not have the line lying around taking up space. Thanks
  7. Mark, Thanks for responding. I'm with you on not understanding why do they want to warm the carbs. The other side of that is that until the car warms up, you're running cold water through the line. so what possible purpose can it serve? ps When I first posted this I was afraid I might be asking a dumb question. Doesn't look like it was dumb after all, as several smart guys echoed by confusion.
  8. Apologies if this has already been discussed, but as I work to bring my '71 Series 2 back to original, I remain puzzled by the coolant line running through the intake manifold. I've now reconnected it, but only for appearance purposes. When a car is first started, the coolant is, as name suggests, cool. So how can it have any effect on smoother running when still cold? But on the other side of the equation, once the engine warms up why would we want to be heating the intake manifold? Having the coolest intake charge is fundamental to performance is it not? The cool fuel mixture is more compact and will there expand to a greater measure at the point of ignition. Any thoughts and/or wisdom would be appreciated.
  9. Thanks everyone. I have one now. Local Nissan dealer was able to find one. It took a month, but what the heck - it's taken a decade to restore the car!
  10. Wow. Sorry I can't help you, but sounds like you are planning a serious concours car. Good luck with the project. ps I have a '71 Series 2, and didn't even know there was supposed to be a liner in the tolls boxes!
  11. View Advert Lowering 240Z springs These came with a parts car I bought. They were on the car, but as it didn't run, I believe they have zero miles. Only flaw is a bit of overspray while a friend was painting the frame of another car, and the scratches on the finish of the mounting surfaces. Fronts are 11 inches tall while the rears are 11 5/8. Stock springs for 240 front are 14.7 inches (373.5 mm) left side and 15.1 right (386 mm)(inch measurements on page FA-20 of my FSM are incorrect). Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 06/29/2022 Price $75 Category Parts for Sale  
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    These came with a parts car I bought. They were on the car, but as it didn't run, I believe they have zero miles. Only flaw is a bit of overspray while a friend was painting the frame of another car, and the scratches on the finish of the mounting surfaces. Fronts are 11 inches tall while the rears are 11 5/8. Stock springs for 240 front are 14.7 inches (373.5 mm) left side and 15.1 right (386 mm)(inch measurements on page FA-20 of my FSM are incorrect).

    $75

    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  13. View Advert 240Z Left front fender Left front fender. Minimal rust. Pictures tell it all. Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 06/24/2022 Price $80 Category Parts for Sale  
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    Left front fender. Minimal rust. Pictures tell it all.

    $80

    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  15. View Advert Left front corner panel Left front corner panel, with park light lens from '72 Z. Bit of rust, but basically sound and reusable Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 06/24/2022 Price $35 Category Parts for Sale  
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    Left front corner panel, with park light lens from '72 Z. Bit of rust, but basically sound and reusable

    $35

    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  17. For whatever reason, I find myself with only one seat belt buckle for my '71 Series 2. Been getting along with an old 3" racing belt on the driver side, but I'm now trying to get the car back to original. Photo attached. If anyone has the buckle or the whole belt (I have a contact qualified to make a replacement belt) I'd be happy to pay. I've placed an ad on the Parts Wanted page, but no responses yet.
  18. Thanks Jim, I'll take another run at the local Nissan store. When I was in there about a year ago the relatively new parts staffers told me they could get nothing older than 1975. Actually I'm not quite sure they knew what I was talking about when I said "Datsun." Frankly, Yes, that is the strap have, but as I said I need the chrome end caps. Yarb, Terrapin and S30, thanks for your thoughts - I'm all over this! Cheers, Richard
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    I need the passenger-side door pull, with the chrome caps at both ends. Anyone?

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    - CA

  20. View Advert 240Z door pull I need the passenger-side door pull, with the chrome caps at both ends. Anyone? Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 06/13/2022 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1971 Model 240Z  
  21. I have a hodge-podge of seat belts. I'm trying to restore 240Z HLS30 28736 to as original as possible. Aside from some after-market stuff I have one complete Z car female-side buckle - photo attached - but need one more. Can anyone tell me if this is correct for my car. I posed a want ad and one fellow offered my a set which I believe is later series, having plastic reinforcement of one side. Many thanks, Richard McDonel
  22. Jeff,

    If it matches the picture I posted, how much$ do you need ?

  23. View Advert 240Z seat belt buckle I need the seat belt buckle matching the one shown here. If someone has the whole belt, that's OK too, but I have a fellow who is qualified to stich new material. Actually, I only really need the female side of the buckle, but I'll happily buy the set. Advertiser Richard McDonel Date 06/10/2022 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1971 Model 240Z  
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