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  1. Peter DeLorenzo's overview in Autoextremist.com makes for interesting reading.
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    Need small amt. of black firewall insulator material

    I may be able to help you out. Depends on whether I kept the original from my 70Z after using it as a template to make a new one. I won't be able to check until Sunday. Where are you located in 'Canada'?
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    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Looks like a fabulous tool, but not a casual purchase at US$1,500 (plus tax, duty and shipping). Which to buy first: plasma cutter? oxy-acetylene kit? floor lift? induction-heating fastener remover?
  4. Looks like he may be toast. He is said to have made many enemies and this may be the result. Another dubious milestone for Nissan Motor Corp.
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    Datsun 240Z Shim doors

    I think it's not very likely that you'll find these Nissan shim plates. Not impossible. Just unlikely. However. they're nothing more than pieces of stamped metal plate. You can easily make your own. For reference, auto body shim plates are typically provided in four thicknesses: 1/64", 1/32", 1/16" and 1/8" (0.4mm, 0.8mm, 1.2mm and 1.6mm). For the door shim plates, a little adjustment at the the front of the door will make for a lot of angular adjustment at the bottom and top of the door, so I'm thinking that a set of 1/64" and 1/32" plates would be the way to go. The thicknesses don't have to be exactly 1/64" or 1/32". Use what you can find conveniently. These shim plates don't need to be pretty and they don't need to be shaped to +/- 0.001" tolerances.
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    You, missus and daughter?
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    Interesting wire connector

    Looks like a great solution to a longstanding repair/restoration issue. Good to have your 'lab test' results, verifying the mechanical strength and electrical quality of the resulting connection. I'm always a bit unhappy with my Western Union-style connections because they're so bulky. Good mechanics, bad aesthetics. These look much more acceptable than the ubiquitous crimp-on connectors that are typically used to fix cut or broken wiring. And a lot better than solder-and-electrical tape! Hard to believe that underhood temps would ever get to the level of melting the solder here -- unless the connection is sitting near the exhaust manifold.
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    In case you missed it

    The Toyota's value is created by two factors: 1) rarity, and; 2) halo effect from being featured, in period, in an early James Bond movie (see also: Aston Martin DB5). Of course, it needs to be an attractive car, too, but -- as demonstrated by the 240Z -- that's not enough. Scarcity + Cachet ('exotic') = $$$$$. As noted above, the car is surprisingly small when seen in person. I read somewhere that the Bond film producers wanted to use a coupe for the film but the lead actor, Sean Connery, couldn't sit in the car without hitting the roof. The car has some lovely lines in side profile, but the styling details used at the front and rear ends are 'unique'.
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    original jute for 240Z wanted

    This vendor sells authentic jute... www.the-roadster-factory.com
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    Restoring a 240Z Heater System

    @Mike This is the third comment I've received recently to say that the gasket templates won't download. Would you mind checking the links, please?
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    Rust-Prevention Product Comparison Test

    i could be wrong, but I don't think that the Eastwood internal frame coating product had been introduced at the time when the magazine started their comparison test.
  12. This should generate some lively discussion... Most of us have tried a variety of rust-prevention products. If you're like me, you've found that some don't quite live up to expectations. Many swear by a particular product, but I often wonder if their allegiance is tied to subconsciously defending the choice they made. There are lot of manufacturer's claims published and a lot of one-use testimonials, but not much in the way solid comparative date to back them up. Back in 2011, 'Classics Monthly' -- one of England's leading auto restoration publications -- began a test of a group of the leading, over-the-counter rust prevention products. The test lasted for three years. The products were split into two categories: 1) those for pre-paint treatment of exterior surfaces, and; 2) those for treatment of concealed internal surfaces (door cavities, frame rails, rocker sills, etc). The results were quite interesting... https://www.auson.se/sites/default/files/rusttest_noxudol_700_classic_monthly_uk_0.pdf
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    Not a Z but similar 2003 Honda S2000 $12,000 USD

    Typical Honda issues, IMO: Superb engineering, accompanied by indifferent exterior and interior styling. The NSX seems to draw the same reaction.
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    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    Ow. Ow. Ow. That couldn't have been a good moment (looks like something I would do). How well did the rail respond to the slide hammer? Did you have to use any heat to get the metal to shift?
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    It's up for sale again!

    This is the other end of S30 reality. For every $40K car helping to set the upper end of the pricing envelope, there's a couple of these that keep the bottom end firmly anchored at $500 (aka, 'Asking $1200'). This car is located about 45 minutes from Grannyknot, so perhaps we'll see it showing up in his driveway soon? p.s. I, too, noticed the 'L0L' postal code. I wonder if the seller will get the joke?
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