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    Riverside, CA
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    1972 240z--the return to glory begins

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  1. I had a sunroof on my 72. It was nice for ventilation--but it did it ever leak. My body shop replaced it with a roof panel from a donor car. Check some of the older postings by Arne-- he will walk you through how to replace a sunroof. You will never know the hole was ever there.
  2. Stunning! Congrats on another Z find. Great color--I'm kind of partial to 918 orange. The paint looks remarkably well preserved.
  3. My car is currently being painted. The paint shop owner asked what I wanted to do with the backside of the fender--something I had never thought about. The image above is from another car--the back of my fender is mostly grey with some old undercoating. The shop suggested these three options: paint it orange (like the outside) POR over the old undercoating (there is no rust) Leave it alone Any thoughts?... I can't imagine this ever being seen unless you look under the car.
  4. Thanks for all of the responses... Another option is to just replace these 40 year old pieces with rebuilt calipers and new rotors. Anyone tried the slotted rotor upgrades from Motorsport Auto or Z Car Source?
  5. Thanks for the feedback. I guess Eastwood caliper paint may be the best way to go with these pieces.
  6. My body shop is sending out suspension pieces to sand blast and will be coating them in por 15 semi gloss black..They asked if I wanted to paint/coat the brake calipers and rotors/drums. Any thoughts on this? Will this hinder brake performance? If so, is there another to improve the look of these rusty brake components? Thanks
  7. Best of luck. Make sure you keep working...even if it's just a little at a time. It helps you stay interested. My car has been languishing at different shops for 3 years--and it's easy to lose focus.
  8. I think this has been addressed in a forum before. If I recall correctly--someone suggested replacing it with pieces of neoprene (wetsuit-like material). The foam should be removed, as it just holds water and contributes to the rust problem.
  9. Arne, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your car on ebay! Thanks for all of your advice--especially with roof replacement. Best of luck with any project you select-- I'm sure it will turn out as impressive as your Z. Rich
  10. Les carries them. Call Classic Datsun Motorsports (760) 940-6365
  11. Here's an update on PPG.... What they call the 918 'original formula' looks much too brown when applied full strength. If you use PPG you may need to adjust the amount of 'black' in the formula. You may want to contact Thorsten (thorz), a member on this site, if you want to see an amazing 918 Z. I will PM you with more information. Rich
  12. Does anyone have a picture of the newly released Enkei 92 reproductions?
  13. Make sure he knows how much shipping will cost before you complete the sale. Years ago, I 'sold' my Z to someone overseas--he wired me funds--and then found out he was unable to ship the car. Needless to say, I still have my Z.
  14. My advice--keep the SU carbs, or better yet, get a rebuilt pair from Z Therapy. That's what I'm going to do this time around. I ran the Webers DGVs for several years after my SU carbs gave up the ghost. That was a mistake. In my opinion, the SU carbs gave better power and were actually easier to tune.
  15. Give Mark a call at Mike's Z shop in Whittier. Here is the website: http://mikeszshop.com/ They have several donor roofs. That's where I got mine.
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