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Everything posted by S30Driver

  1. Yes, there is a fuel tank drain on all the S30's. I would definitely use it.
  2. An impressive looking car, thanks for posting. Even has the correct battery terminalIs and clamps. Is the paint mostly original? Consider bringing it to Zcon next year...
  3. This is the correct oil pressure sender for your car John .... The later sender, Nissan changed the fuel pump safety cutoff from the afm contacts to detect loss of oil pressure and disable the pump.
  4. Charles & Cody would give the Dutch a run for their money....
  5. The heat shield can go in later, just before the driveshaft is put back in. I think you only need that shield if the catalytic converter is in the exhaust system. Could be wrong ....
  6. It is important to protect the cable. I would add your leftover wrap to it. Your car is coming together great!
  7. FYI, I installed a Fidenza flywheel a few months ago and had the same issue with the dowel pins. One of the 3 fit properly, the two others were .002 bigger, the length was correct. Had to machine the dowels to fit the flywheel pin holes. The flywheel holes were correct, the pins were the problem.
  8. They were talking about the "Proto Spec" edition of only 240 cars. Likely only available only in the lkuzachi yellow of the prototype and with features and interior treatment not available in the sport & performance trims.
  9. Very nice car and welcome! If your picture is fairly accurate, it looks it has had a respray at some time with a color change to red. Cliff's picture is close, hard to take a good pic in direct sun, best to do a dusk with the softer light. Take a look under the carpet in the hatch area and see if you can see the persimmon color...
  10. Thank you! A quick rough measurement shows about 2 1/2 inches of clearance to the frame rail. I originally tried to clock the compressor fillings 90 degrees toward the frame rail, but the bigger discharge fitting was just too close to the rail for comfort. In other A/C related news, I recently completed about 1700 miles of driving to Zcon & back with the A/C system running and it performed flawlessly. Very happy about that, and even with the A/C running some of the trip, I managed around 29 mpg on the fuel. (Had to drive behind Zup's silver 240 some of the time so he wouldn
  11. Doesn't look too bad John, hit it with some various size stiff or wire brushes with some cleaner best you can, prime & paint. I have no issues there, so easy for me to say, but I understand its a fiddley area to tackle and make it right ...
  12. I would be interested in what you did with the servo motor conversion Bruce. Took a quick look, but could not find it. How long ago did you do that project?
  13. To verify the new alternator is not charging the battery, measure the voltage across the battery with the ignition off, then measure the alternator output terminal with the car running, maybe 1000 rpm. If they measure the same, the alternator is not providing a charge and the problem is likely a bad rebuilt / new alternator or as SteveJ has mentioned, the external regulator. If the alternator is working, you should see somewhere near 14v on the second measurement.
  14. I believe he is looking for lowering springs with a 1 1/2 to 2" drop. Like my stance.
  15. They should have has the two Hooters girls that were at the show do the reveal. One on the fender, the other on the roof. Could have recreated the fall 69 240z dent at the hotel launch.
  16. Datsun ... We are Driven Myself and Zup live up to that slogan! Departed Saturday morning with a overnight stop in Amarillo Tx. Had some great steak at the famous Big Texan. Off the next day to complete the trip to Colorado Springs, (about 1600 miles roundtrip) arrived safely with minimal bugs embedded in the front end in the afternoon. Got a little dicey going over the high pass south of Colo Springs, all the carbed cars I saw struggled with the altitude change and Zups flat tops were no exception. CO and Wayne came in Wed night and we had another steak dinner Thursday. Zup'
  17. You should be able the find the drain hole near where the carpet ends in your picture, under the drain tube.
  18. Just lower it 1 1/2", lowering springs such as Eibachs with KYB struts unless you want to spring for Koni's. I run Eibach's and illuminas, perfect gap, with 205 55 16's - no rubbing. Replace the rack bushings if needed, and if you do the TC rod bushings, rubber on the back side, not all polly. Don't forget the beefier sway bars, the rear makes the biggest difference. Or atleast replace the bushings. Your wife would approve of electric power steering ....
  19. Zcar Depot has them for the S30. Not sure if the 510 is the same if that is what your looking for.
  20. I think you mean driveshaft, is so, remove four nuts on rear flange, pull out driveshaft, unbolt trans crossmember... ready for removal.
  21. The cat is worth $50 to any scrap dealer and they will pick up. Put it toward your motor swap to defer cost.... Might make the wife happy
  22. I have a possible donor car for you to consider that somewhat fits your needs..... it is a 1978 280 that was acquired with some other parts. All the rear suspension is removed, as well as the driveline, motor and transmission. Should you be interested in it, all my time now is with prep for this years Zcon in CO Springs and will not have time to deal with it until I return. Around Aug 27th. I took some quick pictures, and when I have time, will look more thoroughly for any rust issues. Looks good so far... the rear slam panel was rust free, which is a good sign...
  23. I think you are being a little hard on Mr. Leno. He is a true enthusiast. His only interest in putting up a video on the Evans product is because he looks for interesting products that can be of benefit the classic car world. I would imagine he received no compensation from Evans other than probably some product to test and possibly endorse it. As far as being a "car expert", his record on marques he cares about speaks for itself. My 2 cents ....
  24. If you have the correct tap, maybe its worth chasing and cleaning up the threads on that intake bolt hole and see if that improves the bolt threading in. The torque for the big intake bolts is about 25 ft lbs.
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