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  1. Namerow

    whoopsie ...

    Looks like it ran up the support cable that can (I think) just barely be seen running down from the top of the pole. Hidden from view under the car because the upper half has been pushed to the left. Damage to the hood, grill, front and rear valence panel, front and rear bumpers... and maybe the oil pan .
  2. Unquestionably a nice example (and very professionally presented), so deserving of a premium price. Still, it's a 73, where prevailing wisdom (now obsolete?) has said that these should be discounted relative to the 70-71 models. Overall, I think we're seeing a solid trend towards 'good' Z's moving up in value by $5K - $10K compared to a year ago. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-datsun-240z-91/
  3. Per the commentary on BaT, I certainly see how the rear valence panel is distorted (and the bumper isn't aligned and the hatch sits a little high on one side). However, I'm having trouble finding the distortion that's said to have occurred in the rear deck . It is too bad that it's not a matching-numbers engine. Matters a lot to the high-end collectors. Shifter location in the console opening suggests that at least it's got the correct 'A' 4-speed (original?) Overall, there's a lot to like about this car. Even the floors look not too bad. The dash will need attention, but the collectors didn't seem too bothered about the dash cap and the dash recover on a couple of recent high-$ Z auction cars. Hard to say these days whether an uncracked dash really commands a premium in an otherwise-desirable Z.
  4. Thanks for blazing the trail. I may give this a try with some straight braided hose that I have on hand. The early-style engine-side brake vacuum hose is a hard item to find.
  5. Graphic illustration of why flatheads aren't very efficient.
  6. If you are willing to cross the border, there is a gentleman in the west Montreal region who has a significant collection of S30 body panels. I do not know if he is set up to ship (or is interested). PM me if you want contact details.
  7. I don't think the Z seats ever got the credit they really deserved for their styling. Maybe not so excellent from a functional or comfort perspective, but really great to look at and perfectly in tune with the exterior styling.
  8. The 5000-lb unit is available in Canada from either Costco (Cdn $1350) or Canadian Tire (Cdn $1500). Unfortunately, no retailer seems to want to stock the 3500-lb unit. It should sell for about $150 less than the 5000-lb unit. The Canadian distributor for QuickJack is located in Mississauga, with a secondary outlet in Surrey, BC.
  9. Nice shot. Don't forget to take a matching, 'After' picture when the car is finished.
  10. I always figured this came from using the window frame ('sash') as the pull (or push) point for closing the door. Maybe, though, it's just because of the impact loads when window frame meets weatherstrip at high speed.
  11. I've been doing a bit of research on recip saws and came across a review of a (relatively) new product entry by Ingersoll-Rand. It's a cordless mini (0.55" stroke) targeted specifically for the auto body repair industry... One of its primary attractions is the ability to make relatively tight-radius curved cuts. It comes with a six 'extra-coarse' 4" blades (3 x 14 tpi + 3 x 18 tpi), rated for thick-ish sheet metal gauges, along with with two 12V Li-ion batteries and a charger stand. The blades may use a proprietary locking design (I've found conflicting reports on this) but, in any case, I-R offers a variety of replacement blade sets, including a 6-pack of 32tpi blades. This looks a lot more versatile than a die grinder or a standard-size recip. It also makes it unnecessary to have a power-tool-sized compressed-air system. A possible drawback, compared with a mini air saw, is that it measures about 12" in length. Weight is 2 lb. Batteries are said to be good for about '1 hour' of use. The manufacturer's webpage can be found here: https://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/en-us/power-tools/products/air-cutting-tools/12v-recip-saw.html A very informative independent review by a restoration shop owner (including a nice video of the saw in action) can be found here: https://shoptoolreviews.com/woodworking/handheld-tools/12v-ingersoll-rand-cordless-reciprocating-saw/ The kit (saw, batteries & charger, carry case) goes for ~ US $220. For my Canadian friends, I've found it available from an authorized Toronto supplier for Cdn $250. Comments welcomed.
  12. You're probably right.
  13. Please explain your process (steps) for getting the whole car up on axle stands when using the pinchweld strips as the jacking point.
  14. The plastic nuts are spacers, used to 'adjust' the height of the seat. The one on the top in your picture is in use for this purpose. The one on the bottom is a spare that could -- if you wanted -- be moved to the top and doubled up with the one already there so as to raise the seat higher. The actual retaining nuts are pretty fiddly to remove (there's not much space available for wrench swing). If you've got one, a short ratcheting box-end wrench is the way to go.
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