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Richard McDonel

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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  
  4. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    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.

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    Red Deer, Alberta - CA

  5. 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.
  6. 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  
  7. 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

  8. 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,
  9. @CanTechZ Congrats. You have the first Z car gas tank I've ever been able to see a clear reflection in!
  10. 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."
  11. 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
  12. Hi All, Spindles are sold. Springs and brake rotors still available.
  13. 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  
  14. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • 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

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    - CA

  15. Hope something comes up for you. Good luck!
  16. 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.
  17. Wow! Fantastic work. Personally I wouldn't know where to start. Excuse me while I go back to changing oil and cleaning spark plugs.
  18. 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.
  19. @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?
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
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