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About jfa.series1

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    Retired from retail information technology

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    Original owner of HLS30-15320, 12/1970. Complete restoration with mild customizations completed September 2011.

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  1. I've been refurbing some of these and used the metallic A/C tape with success. I removed and sanded the reflector smooth, applied the tape, then buffed it shiney with jeweler's rouge. I also cleaned and painted the interior of the housings. PM me if you have any questions on the details.
  2. The person who requested my info had the MSA unit, said it was smaller and did not fit well.
  3. I know the 1970 and 1971 240Z's came with a vinyl wrap around the bundle of wires at the right side of the console, perhaps the later models did as well. Recently I was requested to measure and photograph my OE wiring wrap so that a friend could have it reproduced. These photos and measurements may be of benefit to others to also get a wrap made. Note that the center of the wrap is wider than the top or bottom to accomodate the bulge of connectors in the middle of the wiring bundle. There are two darts cut into the fabric edge on each side to form the "curve".
  4. Looks like a lot of needs might soon be satisfied: https://www.facebook.com/datsunworld.eu/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARBAoO8RWd31Pe-unfTDMXBsFzlHWcttEluluVDP8y_TYOeKk4UNjAD5gRZdvrmK6seUqwnNlcXrPGn2&hc_ref=ARTDL-i29SetqVO8moJzGMaUEYfRR-Gov0818HiuX6MHRg5jH0gfzoG8E9LOB_TtagY&fref=nf&hc_location=group
  5. Welcome to the group! That looks to be an exceptionally nice car - and you certainly picked the right color. 😍 You are in the right place for tips and techniques for all of your mechanical and cosmetic issues. Add the VIN and build date to your signature line as it always helps to clarify any advice that might be presented.
  6. Here's a couple of additional reference pics after the car was cleaned. Different/inconsistent treatment of left and right.
  7. An update from Vintage Glass: Doug said, “Tell your friends we only have a few windshields remaining for the 240Z that don’t have a blue shade band and we’re not getting any more.”
  8. Consider locating a OE radiator and having it recored with a copper 3-row core. Most radiator shops throw on a coat of cheap black paint to cover the bare metal after the vatting. I've always requested no paint so I can strip the radiator and do my own paint.
  9. I have a mix of braided and smooth hoses in my engine bay. As to respect, there were no negative comments when my car was judged at ZCON 2015 in Memphis. My car was awarded Best Engine at that event. Its not always WHAT you do but rather HOW WELL you do it. If you elect to enter the ZCCA Stock Class, you will be expected to have every hose correct as OE.
  10. The folks at Vintage Glass have the correct windshield WITHOUT the blue tint. I think a couple of members in Arkansas have used them and two more buddies in my immediate area are in the process of ordering. Check with VG regarding a drop-ship to a glass dealer in your area to reduce shipping costs. https://www.vintageglass.com/
  11. I've got the correct bolt and washers, will be giving it to him this afternoon.
  12. I have a set of Trico arms from a parts car - the pot metal spindle mounts are not perfect in appearance but can be cleaned up. Everything good otherwise. They are marked: M622 LD87L and Y408 55R. PM me if you have an interest. Thanks, Jim
  13. I don't think he is referring to the blades but rather the unique left and right arms. Not sure about the mention of plastic - none on the arms anywhere on my car with the OE arms.
  14. I'm pretty sure the entire underside had a coat of primer that was followed by a "casual" application of body color. Certainly nothing as intense as we see today with rotisserie repairs and paint.
  15. @RetSarge - Back to your original post about a restoration. Your costs can vary widely depending on your approach. Returning the car to as it rolled out of the factory, i.e. stock, wil be very costly. Many of the Nissan OE parts are NLA and when found they are often "a king's ransom" in price. Another option is a very mild resto-mod where reproduction and aftermarket parts are used for the NLA parts but the ones selected are not readily visible or retain the original appearance of stock. I can send you my build sheet from 10 years ago via PM to give you some idea of the breadth of parts involved in a resto. Jim