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motorman7 last won the day on July 21

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About motorman7

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    San Diego CA
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    Design Engineer

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    Bought the 'family' 1970 240Z from my folks. My step-father was the original owner. He kept it in very good condition for 39 years. Will try to restore it and keep it in original condition as best I can. VIN is HLS30-02614 so its an early one.<br /><br /><br />
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    Purchased a Modified 71Z with an L26 motor. VIN is HLS30-40147<br /><br /><br />
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    Purchased an original '73. VIN 160608

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  1. I love their dashes. Very good deal and good quality. Will be using them for my white Z in the near future.
  2. I have a stash of the broken white plastic switches for these engine ights. I picked up a metal one at Frye's similar to the one you have shown and used that instead. I did take a little white paint and painted the lever part white just so it looks a bit like the original.
  3. Those original low mileage cars are going for crazy money. Can't believe a mechanic thought it might be $138K miles.
  4. True, and unfortunately, I get drawn into these commentaries on BaT. I can say it here, but dare not say it on BaT as I would probably get pretty beat up there, but I have to say that the 'Guild' guy is pretty hard to live with. He has sold a number of Z cars on BaT and is quite the salesman, but is beyond obnoxious in pushing his points. And, he pretty much thinks that he is the authority on the 240Z, often embarrassing himself. It is sad that he is pushing the paint issue. While important, the only reason he pushes it is that it is a service that he provides. While considering himself a restoration shop, I consider most of his work average and for the most part incomplete. He will do enough work to sell a car and make it look nice, however, the work is often incomplete and just general clean-up. Again, just enough to make the sale. The thing that bothers me the most is that he claims to speak for the entire Z community and to be the top authority. Sadly, he is neither of these. Anyway, this is just my personal opinion. Sorry in advance to any who are offended.
  5. I got one....love those 240Z Hot Wheels. Sold Out pretty fast.
  6. I am not sure. I think they had one award for best foreign. Not sure what all the US car or modified classes were.
  7. I thought this was impressive. The 'Main Street America' car show sponsored by the Corvette Owners Club of San Diego was held last weekend at Sea Port Village. Probably close to 300 cars there. Taking first place in the 60-70's modified class was this 240Z. Yes, he was in the same group as the Vette's, Camaro's and Mustangs. Incredible. I had my roadster at this show about 5 years ago and it was pretty much ignored as it is primarily an American car show. Nice to see the Z's getting some attention. Pics below are from cars final build at Miguel's shop, paint by Miguel of course.
  8. The older those fill tubes get, the harder they get. Old ones are very hard to work with. When installing the tank, usually I put it on a small board with cloth over it and SLOWLY lift the tank into place using a floor jack. The most important thing is to align the filler tube with the tank opening once they are close. Put the collar of filler tube around tank opening at this time. DON'T forget the clamp! As you slowly lift the tank, carefully feed the vent hoses through their openings as you lift. Attach all hoses before you lift into place as they are very hard to access once tank is installed. Should be two hoses toward the rear of car and one in front of tank (goes to vapor tank). That is the process I use.
  9. The two discs should come apart. Best to soak them in carb cleaner fluid or similar then separate them with a razor knife. Don't worry about damaging rubber, that needs to be replaced with new rubber.
  10. It was like a very thin metalized plastic, adhesive on the back
  11. Got the emissions decal from Zedsaver. Not sure if I am very happy with it, but also not sure about what other options are out there. The material seems to be very thin and was difficult to work with. Once applied, I used a credit card to smooth over the bubbles that were formed, moving them towards the edges (kind of like burping, I guess). bubbles that remained and would not move out were popped with a pin, then smoothed with credit card.
  12. We hop on over to HybridZ.org once in a while, but classiczcars.com is our home 😍
  13. Got the 5 slots back on. Now she looks like she did when @jayhawk picked her up from the dealer.
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