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tlorber last won the day on April 5 2015

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    '73 240
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  1. I know this is an old post, and I'm late to the party but I just saw the show tonight. Kind of fun to watch given the relevance. I was kind of surprised they got that high a price-especially here in So Cal. Maybe Z's are finally following European sports car pricing. Could be time to sell the spare?
  2. Your turn signal switch probably needs to be opened up, cleaned and serviced (there are posts on the site addressing that). Before doing that, here is some low hanging fruit you can try: 1) Change out the mechanical flasher (thermal flasher) for an electronic one. It will draw less juice and be more consistent. 2) The Hazard switches are notoriously finicky. Make sure the contacts are clean on the inside of the switch, On my '73 the current all seems to run through that switch. Your'70 may be the same way.
  3. This Rotary lift is 10'9" at the highest point. I bought it used for $2,500 installed. It would be possible to either cut it down a bit, or recess the feet into the slab, if you are only talking 12" or so. However, if you only have 8' ceilings that route would not be viable.
  4. I'm going to throw another $0.02 here-not pertaining to the above seals, but another one. I rebuilt my '82 ZX tranny a couple years ago, and everything still works well. However, when I bought the rebuild kit, it did not have the o-ring that goes around the shaft that selects the gears (the one that he shifter lever rides in up at the top of the tranny). I had to use the old one and it is now seeping. If I ever choose to deal with it, I will not only have to pull the tranny, but to crack it back open. Not a high priority at this point, but I'm just letting you know.
  5. The K&N filter costs a,little more than a stock one but it is reusable after cleaning. So even if there is no improvement in performance, is is cheaper in the long run.
  6. "But boy, can they fold a shirt." Andrew Dice Clay :>)
  7. They are not "stamped" on, they are spot welded. My advice would be to drill a hole where the spot weld was (two of them) and then plug weld (fill in the holes) with a mig welder while having the bracket clamped to the bumper. Both surfaces must be ground down to clean, bare metal. You may be able to weld it without discoloration by hitting it with short bursts, but the functional aspect is more important that the cosmetic one. Absent of welding, you could try an epoxy like JB weld. You have a decent amount of surface area to bond to. This is not as permanent of a fix but it might suit your purpose.
  8. The car looks good in the pics. I'm sure there was a lot of prep work involved. You can wet sand and buff out the orange peel if it is noticeable. Just don't sand through the color.
  9. Looks like a nice car-especially in front of that Steinbeck Impressionist mural (very Central Valley). I'm not generally a huge fan of downdrafts on these cars, but that's good if you got them dialed in. Welcome to the disease, and sorry for your affliction.
  10. By the picture, that car does not look like it is riding low. The springs may be too soft, but I doubt they are too short. I used Eibachs on mine. Got them from Motorsport.
  11. When I did the same swap, I had the prior coil in until I bought a flamethrower. The original coil did not adversely affect the way the car ran.
  12. This should be a pretty easy swap. Engine will go right in, as will the tranny (keep your old shifter though). As stated above you should plan on a header and new exhaust ( or use the one from the ZX if there is not too much smog crap on it). You will need the 240 intake manifold and the balance tube to drive the brake assist. You should also use the ZX alternator (get Dave Irwin's adaptor plug) and distributor. Keep in mind thought that your gear ratios may be a bit tall unless you swap out the diff for a shorter (numerically higher) one.
  13. I was at a Ferrari show a couple years ago and spoke with the driver of an ENCLOSED transport truck (you could eat off the floor of this thing). The driver said she tells clients to never use a cover when transporting due to abrasion-apparently there is enough wind even inside the trailer. Whenever they insist on it she has them sign a waiver that the company will not be liable for any paint damage.
  14. Nick, just keep in mind that anything post 1975 will require you to pass a smog test every 2 years.
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