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  1. Subtly perhaps, but if you look closely at your photos, I believe your cat has declared the winner.
  2. Yes, those ports originally connected to hoses that lead up to the vapour recovery/expansion tank behind the passenger side c pillar. The following article shows the way the original system was "plumbed" along with an alternative solution - which appears to be what a previous owner was attempting on your tank. http://zhome.com/Racing/FuelTankVaporLineMod/FuelTankVaporMod.htm Hope this helps... and you were able to get yourself "wired".
  3. Regarding the hold down bolt coming lose - I believe it already has a lock washer on it. You could also indicate in the install instructions (if required) that a wee dollop of blue thread locker might be advised. How many instances of the stock plate anchoring setup loosening up have been recorded?
  4. "About time" - as it has been over 50 years that this problem has been looking for a solution. "Time slots" maybe? "Time out".... stop me!!!
  5. Or, if you are impatient - or want a more thorough job, you could use a tool designed specifically for lubing cables. They clamp on where the cable meets the housing and there is an opening for the straw on your spray lubricant of choice. Just Google cable lube tool...
  6. It is the two piece steel straps (one that also doubles as a header pipe heat shield) that use the existing oil pan bolts that I was referring to. Feedback so far indicates that they were installed on (all?) L24/26/28 engines beginning sometime in 1971.
  7. Wondering if any of the historians out there can tell me when the 2-piece oil pan stiffeners started (and were discontinued?) being installed on S30 engine types (240/260/280). Thanks.
  8. I would say not - the rear spoiler doesn't provide enough down force at subsonic speeds - but it looks cool and balances the car (visually at least).
  9. The front ends of S30's do get light at "highway" speeds. Front spoilers are functional - which is why the Euro models came with one from the factory.
  10. I believe what wheee! is subtly attempting to point out is that those cavities are actually partially open and direct the air in the general direction of the brakes - no mods required - everybody happy... 😀!!!
  11. You could think of the openings as dead bug collectors - or, perhaps, you could wield a hole saw and acquire some clothes dryer vent hose and build some real racy brake cooling ducts - fog/driving light receptacles(?) - or put some black wire mesh over them and keep people guessing. There are a whole lot of dam options...
  12. Perhaps this might work? https://www.bre2.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=B&Product_Code=020B02&Category_Code=bre_datsun_body_parts
  13. Actually, I believe that Bugs Bunny used to say "What a Maroon" - but I digress....
  14. Just one suggestion to the OP's question. Instead of using silicone to seal the lens to the taillight, I would suggest butyl strip caulking. The stuff is black and is non-hardening and waterproof. It used to be called dum-dum (no, I am not making this up). 3M, Eastwood and a bunch of other companies make it. Comes in 3/16" diameter ropes that you set into the grove where the lens sits in the housing. My local auto parts store sells it by the one foot strip (2 required per taillight) for $.30 each. Just cut it where necessary for the drain holes in the bottom of the housing/lens. This will allow you to remove the lens at some point(s) in the future - if necessary - without damaging it. One warning; it does stick to everything - kind of like anti-seize!
  15. I may be out of "line" here - but give me a "brake". I realize you indicated that your fronts had good pedal; but you also indicated that you replaced the calipers. Are the bleeders pointing up? The reason I ask is because - back in my misspent youth, I happen to have removed and then re-hung the calipers on the wrong sides. I am sure stocks in brake fluid went up during the days it took to solve my recalcitrant retardation. Worst case it is one more thing you can cross off of the list. Besides, who told you retirement was relaxing?
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