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About jwtaylor

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    Orange 12/70 build 240Z

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  1. Which set of hinges do you have? I used the white ones, in the pictures, which are from a '73. They will work on early Z if you do a small grind on the back corner so they will set as they should. First I installed the hinge pin Then the arm that runs on the roller was installed to door side of the hinge, the spring was put in it's location and then I used my bench vice to compress the arm and spring enough to allow the roller and it's pin to be started into the hole. This is kind of touchy as you have the spring compressed well to get into the hole. You can only get a small part of the arm to contact the vise jaws so be careful. Look back at post 2 - Hardway shows how he did it. The series 1 hinges are assembled in about the same procedure to get the arm pins in.
  2. Whats the build date of your car and is it a California version? That diagram you posted is for the California version. That hose is plumbed into the fuel filler on my 240. OK I see you have a Jan. 74 260. so is it a California car?
  3. There was a thread about a replacement thermostat several years, maybe quite a few years back. It was on this site or it could have been another popular early Z site, I think. I do not have a link to that thread that I can find. They were discussing a replacement thermostat that had the correct temperature range and would mount inline in the line that goes around the rear of the engine. Good luck in you search.
  4. When I did the vent tank delete on my car, may be 10 years ago, I routed the 5/8 hose to the filler neck and the 10mm on the tank front passengers side to the line to the flow guide valve for venting. Seems to work fine without an open line under the car, may need to rethink this though. Now is the time to change it if needed as the Z is torn apart for paint, any thoughts / guidance? My 240Z is a 12/70 build.
  5. Thank you for the translation. I wish I would have learned more when I was there in 1967 to 1968.
  6. This is from my 12/70 build car:
  7. The micro fiche shows the rubber plugs. Although the drawings are not very clear. They are only on the interior body side to keep water out of the inside. The only other plugs that I can think of are on the outside are the rocker panel plugs.
  8. Heat the brake drum between the wheel studs to brake the rust that forms there, you need to get it pretty hot, penetrating oil will help also. Backing off the brake shoes will greatly help if possible. The fins are delicate use a block of wood between the hammer and drum. Lastly keep at it, it took several cycles of heat and banging on them in my case.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. It would be interesting to see if flipping the magnet over changes the pattern. Maybe it would pull the molten puddle into the weld?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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