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    Orange 12/70 build 240Z

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  1. jwtaylor

    New house, bigger Garage!

    Yes a large garage/shop. House only needs to be be big enough for my bed and a kitchen / bath. I would be living primarily in the shop anyway.
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    Another Clutch Pedal Question

    My 12/70 240Z number 16502 has the clutch pedal with the "L" offset bracket on it also. The pedal could have been swapped at some point by someone, although the pedals all line up as they should. I never had any problems with it other the the pivot that the pedal hangs from was severely worn.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    It would be interesting to see if flipping the magnet over changes the pattern. Maybe it would pull the molten puddle into the weld?
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    New (To Me lol) 240z and Advice Needed

    It was common for some states to registrar a vehicle based on the date is was first sold in the time before smog equipment came into use. Smog equipment forced tighter controls on what year a vehicle was/is. This also forced tighter model year designations.
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    1970 Series1 240z "barnfind"

    Have you checked the floors under the carpet? Any signs of rust? It is very common for rust to form under the sound deadening tar mats when water sets on the floors. If there is none then just treat the bottom of the pan. On the bottom I think I would wire brush it and then seal it with a rust killer paint, POR15, etc.
  6. jwtaylor

    Rebuilding wiper mechanism

    I would assume that those battery washers have some kind of acid neutralizer in them, it will be interesting to see how they hold up over time.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    I have had a thought on these lines/creases in the rocker. On my car the passenger side floor pan has a slight upward bend in the foot well area. I beat is back down some, so it's not that noticeable now. The though is that maybe when the car banged on whatever caused the dent to the floor pan it may have also caused the lines in the rocker.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    The rockers on my 12/70 240Z has those same creases. Very shallow and the full length of the rockers. Filling and blocking gave me this: You can see that it did not take much filler to fill it.
  9. jwtaylor

    Emission removal

    So that EGR mount is on the balance tube between the manifolds on the '73? Why don't you find a balance tube off an earlier 240Z, say 1970 to 1972, and replace it. Those years do not have the EGR valve mount. The adjustment screw above the throttle linkage is a idle adjustment that you only when adjusting carb balance, it's also on the balance tubes from the earlier years.
  10. jwtaylor

    BLZ74

    I am also looking into AC for my early Z. It would be nice if MSA would join the modern world and include some pictures of what they are selling. I would want to see the controls especially. Buying a pig in a poke otherwise.
  11. jwtaylor

    Clutch / Brake Pedal Pivot Bushing Repair Idea

    I have had success on the rebuild of the clutch pedal pivot, and the brake pedal pivot by default as they use the same parts for the pivots. I used ZM 1519-16 Powdered Metal Bronze Sleeve Bearing Metrics from American Sleeve Bearing on line. I had to order 8 each to meet their minimum order amount. "P/M bronze stock items are manufactured of pressed copper and tin powders and impregnated with lubricating oil. They are intended by design to be self lubricating, maintenance free and low cost. Standard material specifications include: SAE 841, ASTMB 438 Grade 1 Type II, MIL-B-5687D Type 1 Grade 1, CuSn 6-6-3, Sint B 50 Standard impregnating oil conforms to SAE 30 specifications but product is also regularly supplied with special oils such as Mil-L-6085, Mil-L-17731." I used 12mm ID x 15mm stainless steel tubing to make new sleeves, 45mm long each. This tubing is not manufactured to a tight tolerance and I had to ream the tubing out to 12mm ID to fit the bolt. The OD of the tubing was also slightly to large to fit into the bearing by a couple of thousands. Chucked the tubes in my wood lathe and reduced the OD to fit into the sleeve bearing with some emery paper testing the fit as I went. The bronze sleeve bearings were an easy bench vise press into the pedal, the 16mm length is not a problem.
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    Stamped numbers on steering shaft

    Mine has a Z J stamped on it, no other marks. It's from a 12/70 series 1.
  13. jwtaylor

    My lucky day!

    Dang, I never find those kind of deals! Congratulations.
  14. jwtaylor

    Clutch / Brake Pedal Pivot Bushing Repair Idea

    An update to this topic: I just spent the evening looking for bushings that will work without having to machine them. I have found some from asbbearingsonline.com that measure 15mm ID x 19mm OD and 16mm long. These will work with the 12mm x 15mm stainless tubing I have to replace the sleeve with. Should receive the bushings in a few days and will post results if they will work.
  15. jwtaylor

    '71 240 Clutch Pedal Parts

    GV Z Car I just spent the evening looking for bushings that will work without having to machine them. I have found some from asbbearingsonline.com that measure 15mm ID x 19mm OD and 16mm long. These will work with the 12mm x 15mm stainless tubing I have to replace the sleeve with. Should receive the bushings in a few days and will let you know if they will work.
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