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  1. Namerow

    NEW Round Top SU Carburetor System 240Z

    Please explain.
  2. I bought pair from a vendor called DatsunLandSoCal several years ago. They install with metal clips (from the underside, so not visible) rather than staples and I am very satisfied with the shape and dimensions, the appearance and the installation system. They sold at the time for over $50 for the pair, so not cheap. Unfortunately, the seller seems to no longer be in business. Somewhere out there, there might be a roll of this rubber, waiting to be put to use. Where is it?
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    How Do I hate Rebuilt Components? Brake Booster

    Here's a picture of that tool, copied from 240260280's rebuild write-up on the old AtlanticZ website. A pragmatic solution (and environmentally sustainable, too!)
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    AC Installation cost

    I was reading this thread out of idle interest and decided to check out Jim's recommendationre the EZ-Clip hose fittings. Look's like a great solution for aftermarket AC installers. Check out this Eaton Corp. video for details... http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServices/Hydraulics/HoseHoseFittings/TransportationHoseProducts/ACRefrigeration/ezclip/index.htm
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    Outer hatch seal

    Among all of the assorted little bits of hardware that I've accumulated over the years is a 'slotted' shim plate (lower row, centre, in the photo below). I could never figure out what it was intended for... until now! If you find that you need something like this, it shouldn't be that difficult to to make up a pair from some sheet stock. Maybe make two or three pairs, so that you can stack them. If you go with metal, rust will be an issue so brass would be best (if you can find it this thick). It might be easier and better, though, if you make them from 1/32" or 1/16" clear plastic sheet stock. A little more fragile for installation, but easier to fabricate and zero rust issues. A quick cruise of your local hardware store's shelves should turn up lots of items that could be used as material donors.
  6. If the locating pin on the old control arm was bent, you may want to check for frame damage back there too. Look for a wrinkled wall on one of the reinforcement 'ribs'. At some point in its life, the car may have slid off the road and smacked a curb with the rear wheel (easy to do in the snow). Probably a separate incident from whatever caused the frame twist up at the front. Hopefully, it just bent the LCA pin. Maybe somebody else who's seen similar LCA damage like this can comment.
  7. Namerow

    71 hatch stopper bumper question

    Here you go...
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    Outer hatch seal

    Not sure why you've had problems, 'breaking these when I close the hatch'. Maybe you can explain where the problem is occurring. Pix #1-3, below, were posted by another CZCC member (sorry, no name to credit) and show the OE-style, 3-piece outer seal. It uses a bulb-type seal across the top and around the upper corners. After that, the bottom pieces on the left and right are -- as Jim says -- really just water gutters, rather than seals. The aftermarket, one-piece seal uses a bulb design along its entire length In my experience, the top piece was difficult to install properly with the hatch in place. Also, the metal lip on which this seal mounts isn't that deep, so you shouldn't really rely on just a mechanical fit to hold the seal in place. Some judicious use of weatherstrip cement is called for here (see photo #4). If you've just been pushing the seal into place and hoping for the best, that may be the source of your problems.
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    Where to go with this rusthole

    This photo may help you understand the details for the Tabco rear-quarter patch panels. Unfortunately, it doesn't answer your specific question, because the door jamb edge can't be seen on either panel. Looks like they may be difficult to integrate properly unless you also replace the outer wheel housings (also shown in the photo) so as to get a decent bonding/sealing surface around the lip. The four pieces will probably cost Cdn $800 - $1000 after you've paid for shipping, tax, duties, etc.
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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    Maybe time to add one of those induction heater thingies to your tool box?
  11. Namerow

    GQ Magazine Interview

    A few very questionable entries on that, 'Most Stylish' list. Dodge Challenger? Seriously?
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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    I think the chemical engineers designed that old brake fluid in keeping with the idea of owners trading in their vehicles every four years or so. How many people do you know who actually ponied up the money for a brake system flush? Oil and filter replacement? Absolutely. Maybe even a can of STP or top-cylinder lube. Ignition system tune-up kit? Of course. New brake pads? OK, if I really have to. But new brake fluid? I think not.
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    Gm HEI upgrade on a 78 280Z

    Not sure what you are including when you say, 'wiper linkages', so just in case: The main cause of slow wipers isn't the linkage joints. Instead, it's dried-out bushings for two stub spindles that the wiper arms are mounted to. The grease used by the factory for these bushings seems to coagulate over time and ends up performing like 'anti-grease'. Some owners have claimed that cleaning and re-greasing these bushings makes it unnecessary to upgrade the motor. I'm not sure I'd go quite that far, but it does make a big difference.
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    Threaded holes behind doors

    Given the traditional reluctance of (mainstream) auto manufacturers to spend money on parts not vital for a functioning and legal-for-sale vehicle, it's interesting that someone within the Z's product design/engineering team was able to recommend and get approval for these competition-use-only attachment points to be installed in every one of the tens of thousands of cars that were going to be produced. That's eight (maybe twelve?) captive nuts, individually tack-welded in place.
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    Ol' Blue... current status

    I was instantly a fan of anyone who could do those kind of repairs and mods while lying underneath a jacked-up car parked outdoors on on a crushed-rock driveway. None of that 3-bay-garage, epoxy-coated floor stuff for our Mr. Blue. Always made me wonder, though: Aren't there any mosquitoes or blackflies in Nova Scotia?
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