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About motorman7


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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 am not sure. I think they had one award for best foreign. Not sure what all the US car or modified classes were.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It was like a very thin metalized plastic, adhesive on the back
  6. 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.
  7. We hop on over to HybridZ.org once in a while, but classiczcars.com is our home 😍
  8. Got the 5 slots back on. Now she looks like she did when @jayhawk picked her up from the dealer.
  9. I think the judging was probably pretty fair for the car. Honestly, we just ran out of time to fix all the small details, and those get noticed. We were actually taping and repainting the finish on the hubcaps in the trailer the day before the show, among other items. I know there were a few small clamps missing, some wrong screw/bolt heads, the ends of the bumper finishers (unique to the '73) had some cracks and could have been finished better, I need to find some of the pre-formed hoses for the engine bay as the bends in my substitute straight hose showed some kinks, I installed the long plastic edge finisher just behind the seat backwards, the Kioto headlights were the wrong style, etc. Nothing real major, but just not right. Now that the show has passed, we have some time to fix these items....and a chance to eventually see the judging sheets. The only thing that bothered me was that the judges were critical of the cloth wrap 'style' fuel hoses. Apparently they prefer to see a Nissan stamped fuel hose, over a hose that looks very close to the factory original. This was actually a point of discussion among a group of us, including judges that said the original cars never had cloth wrap style hoses. Fortunately, Jim Fredricks showed up to set the record straight and confirm the cloth wrap style. It was great talking with Jim at the show, he schooled me on some of my fastener zinc color errors. Overall, I am very happy with the outcome and really enjoyed the show. I am looking forward to going to Nashville next year and seeing the cars from the east coast.
  10. We will not find out how we did 'pointwise' until we receive the judging sheets in the mail. This typically takes a long time, maybe 3-6 months (just about the time you have forgotten about them). Jim and I both received a second judging which typically means we scored 280 or above in the first round of judging, out of 300. (300 possible: 100 points for each area; interior, exterior and engine). Neither of us were over 290 since we did not receive the Gold Medallion award. There is the possibility of going below 280 after the second judging. That is about all I know for now.
  11. The flat top contingent takes the top two spots placing 1st and 2nd in the stock 240Z category. The outclassed round tops just can't compete.
  12. On display at ZCON 2019. Nice lighting.
  13. Was very amusing to watch Matsuo-San. He was opening doors and hatches, turning on engine lights, touching paint and engine at will. He is the only person that could get away with that. 😀 Actually, I think it's considered an honor to have him touch your Z
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