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  1. Anybody interested in that car? I am in the same city where that car is for a few days, can go look though I am not an expert looker.
  2. I remember seeing a 240Z sitting in a field on the North side of Guerneville Rd in Santa Rosa CA, one of the cities that got hit by fire (mostly on the N and NE side). The fire reached South to Guerneville Rd in some areas and in at least one spot crossed it. I saw the smoldering remains in the news from a building on Guerneville Rd I had been in. Not likely it is the same Z. So far no bids.
  3. Looking on the bright side, some of the work in redoing the spindle rubber bushings has already been done, they have been burned away.
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    I learned the word achtung from that old apple ][ computer game called "Castle Wolfenstein".
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    Reminds me of the old days when late one night a neighbor came home half lit singing at the top of his lungs the hallelujah chorus except he substituted the word diarrhea for hallelujah.
  6. I guess this might be a long shot but I wonder if the impeller blades could be rusted off badly. I remember seeing a water pump from a 240Z where large portions the impeller blades were rusted off so not much of the impeller was left which must have really reduced water flow. Can't remember if I saw that on a water pump from my car or if it was a pump someone else had or if I saw it on a website. If I recall the water flow from the water pump can be seen with the radiator cap removed? Not sure how one would quantify what a sufficient flow would be.
  7. I have wondered about having a tag hanging down saying jack point or maybe just an arrow. My current 240 needed a BFH to push the floor back down from a previous lift that used the floor under the feet as the jack point in the front.
  8. That was my thought for water heat removal, get rid of hoses that might fail. Should get the carbs back from Z therapy around the end of December. Can't wait for that!
  9. tzagi1, Thank you for taking the time to type in the gasket making information. I wondered what type of cardboard might work. siteunseen, Not knowing a lot about carbs I left the carb water heating hooked up with my only reasoning being that the manufacturer knows more about carbs than I do, though I am willing to do independent thinking too, and to take advice from forum members to possibly remove carb water heating. I live in a warm Arizona climate. I should be able to evaluate carb performance in this climate better once I get them reinstalled on the car and have an opportunity to drive the car when it is really hot. Since I recently relocated, I haven't been here for the hot part of summer yet.
  10. It is listed as in fair condition? What would be poor condition?
  11. Those cars do look awesome. Anyone ever sleep overnight in their Z? I did that once when I was much younger.
  12. Hmmmm. I should be in Albuquerque late in December. I may have to look at that.
  13. Thanks for the information grannyknot and JSM. I had to move the cargo strap bolts when I put in the doors I had forgotten about that. Gotta eat more coconut oil (good for memory?). Looks like MSA has the carpet versions split between 70 to early 71 and late 71 to 73.
  14. I have a 240Z 1/1970 and I want to replace the carpet (that I made) with the MSA black carpet. My car originally did not have those tool doors that open up towards the hatch like the '71 cars do but I obtained a couple from a parts car and installed them. If I put carpet in my early car intended for the later 240Z will it fit okay? I am considering the later carpet because I know it will work with the tool doors I put in. Thanks for any ideas. Mike
  15. A battery I had in my first 240Z, a '71, developed a loose battery post internally. When I first saw this thread I thought maybe someone's battery post had gotten loose and maybe that would have caused a spark with current flow.
  16. Does the tank have so many vent hoses to ensure the tank is completely filled during a fillup? That has always been my theory. I cut an access hole above that low leaking hose on my car so I can replace that hose if needed without dropping the tank. Of course the first hose lasted a mere 38 years...
  17. Some of my own troubleshooting techniques are done as much for entertainment and learning as they are for fixing things. Some of my techniques I would not want to publicly disclose! (no I don't use a ouija board) Anyway how about hooking up a test light across the fuse, maybe at night and then gently feel around under the dash and push the wires around looking for a brief change in the test light brilliance. Just an idea. The FSM seems to show that 12V for the lights goes two places, from the fuse to the combo switch and also to the inspection light under the hood. I love solving electrical gremlins.
  18. I have had a cotton cover next to the paint for at least 7 years and keep another cover on top of that one. Today I replaced the top cover made of tyvek with a covercraft guaranteed 5 years to protect the cotton cover. The car has always been in a garage or carport. Put new seat covers on today though they are a bit on the large side. Warmer than normal temperatures here. Very nice in the 70s.
  19. All great information. I am sending the carbs to ZTherapy as the carbs have slightly loose throttle shafts.
  20. Thank you siteunseen, Captain Obvious and 7tooZ, very helpful information. I was having fairly severe idle issues. I now see the missing gaskets on eBay. My car needs the insulator to intake manifold gasket with no holes as there are no holes in the intake manifold surface that mates to the carbs. I guess some intake manifolds actually put hot water through the carbs but not on my car.
  21. Pulled the carbs off of my 240Z today to have them reworked. There is no gasket between the spacer on the intake manifold and the intake manifold, is one supposed to be there? More directly can the lack of a gasket there cause an air leak? My car seems to have variable mixture making me think there is an air leak somewhere though I never tried the carburetor spray test.
  22. My 240Z (early 1970 model) uses a 20A for the parking/tail lights. I think I remember that if the 32V rating is on one end of the fuse the amp rating is on the other end and can be hard to read in my experience. So if one end says 32V the other end should say 20A.
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