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Pat Carr

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About Pat Carr

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    Lilburn, Georgia
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    Engineer

My Z Cars

  • Zcars Owned
    240z
  • About My Cars
    73 240Z HLS30-129214. Owned since 1979.

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  1. Pat Carr

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    Will do. I'll be leading one of the mountain drives tomorrow, then heading to autocross and karting to spectate.
  2. Pat Carr

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    Thanks, Steve.
  3. Pat Carr

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    Here are a few photos from today's activities. The brief rain interrupted the Chili Party. Tomorrow is the judged car show.
  4. Followed one of the routes in the North Georgia mountains for the drives Georgia Z Club will be leading for ZCON next month. Needed to get familiar with it so I can lead one of the drives. These drives will sure to be another highlight of this years convention.
  5. I vote with the group that says the electric pump ran when the engine ran. Before I removed the flat top carbs and the electric fuel pump, I could hear the pump running whenever I was stopped with the engine idling.
  6. Pat Carr

    Wiper Arm Bolts. Quandary of the Day.

    Damn, who knew?. Now I have to remove the cowl and see if I put that pan head screw in the right place.🤔
  7. Congratulations to Chet. Can't wait to get to the track tomorrow. Car is cleaned up and ready to go.
  8. Pat Carr

    saturday night music thread

    Never heard of heavy metal New Zealand band "The Datsuns" until I heard them on satellite radio today. Nothing special, other than the name.
  9. Pat Carr

    What frame rails?!

    I had some holes in the passenger floor pan and end of the frame rail. Every collision shop I talked to didn’t want to mess with it. They can make more money fixing accidents covered by insurance. I talked with several members of the Georgia Z Club and they referred me to a guy who does welding on cars on weekends. I fabricated a patch panel and he welded it on. Welding cost me $80. Recommend you talk with your local Z club and see if they know somebody that can weld it for you.
  10. I undertook this fuse box upgrade this weekend. I had ordered the fuse holders back when @Phil Z first posted this. Just now was motivated to do it. My fuse box had the typical melting of the parking light fuse. I installed an inline fuse pre-1980, and installed LEDs a few years ago to lower the current draw. My first step was to take photos of the existing wiring and also make a key to where each wire goes. Next I removed the fuse clips leaving a bare box, then repaired the hole from the melted fuse with JB Weld. Semi-ground down the JB Weld and coated it with black satin paint. Like Phil I used a dremel to cut slots for the fuse holders. I cut the first one too wide, so after that cut them slightly smaller than needed and filed them to the right width. I had some 6/32-inch machine screws in my stash, some 3/8" long and some 1/2" long, and they were the correct diameter. Drilled out the holes as needed and installed the fuse holders and screws. Nissan didn't leave any spare wire length, so I pried open the clamp holding the insulated part of the wire and cut off the old fuse holders to give me all the length I could get. To connect the source side of the fuse block where two wires were common, I tore apart an old plug and soldered those across the terminals. At the three common connectors the stock box has a screw terminal. To duplicate that I smashed an old duplex outlet and soldered the parts across the three terminals. Ugly but effective. I soldered the wires on, checked for continuity, and re-installed it in the car. So far everything works like it did before. As Phil said, the fuse box cover still fits. Thanks to Phil for coming up with this upgrade.
  11. Pat Carr

    1974 Datsun 260z won't start

    Lefty, I strongly suggest you take Steve up on his offer. He's an electronics guru and owns a 260. Hope to see you driving around Lilburn soon. I'd suggest Los Hermanos at Indian Trail and Hwy 29.
  12. Pat Carr

    Nice 510... willl go fast

    That was on ebay a week or so ago. Went for $10-something.
  13. Pat Carr

    kia door seal thread

    Link to Kia weatherstrip thread:
  14. Pat Carr

    Can't maintain fuel pressure

    My 73 had a much larger and heavier exhaust manifold than the earlier models. Thus more heat sitting under the carbs. I changed to the earlier one when I swapped out to round tops. Thanks to Chet Wittel for the idea. The attached photo gives you an idea of the size difference.
  15. Pat Carr

    Found this under the dash

    On my 73 it is mounted on the passenger side of the console.
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