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yakhopper last won the day on May 8 2015

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  1. New rubber bushings. Major improvement in ride quality, especially for a daily driver ;0) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
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    Front brakes locking up

    Sounds like you have a bad caliper, might be able to rebuild, but not to expensive to replace. Make sure you either rebuild or replace both calipers so they operate evenly. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  3. Took my girl and the wife on a road trip this weekend, found out the hard way that it is fun to drive the back roads ;0) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  4. Take a file and put a slight 45 degree on the inner edge of the strut mount (about 1/16"). This will allow you to get the strut between the bushings and won't interfere with the opperation. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  5. Replaced all the suspension bushings, do I need to say how much I dislike spindle pins :0( 2 days and 20+ hours, but we'll worth it. All rubber and drive like a dream ... Life is Good ;0) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
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    How should a 71 240 4 speed feel?

    Thanks for the help guys, looks like I will be heading to the gym dealer. Gearbox is a little crunchy, but so is all the Z cars that I have ever driven. I'll post back after the fluid change and see if anything changes ;0) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
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    How should a 71 240 4 speed feel?

    I'm sorry, I should have had more details. The motor, trans, clutch, clutch master, slave, hard and soft line are all new I have adjusted the pedal according to the FSM and can drive the vehicle all day without issue. The individual who drove the vehicle said he has driven Z,s (not sure of vintage) before, but mostly referenced English imports. This individual was test driving for poss purchase, and I'm wondering if this was just his way of bargining for a lower price or if this is a ligit issue. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
  8. I hadn't noticed anything wrong, but just had another person drive my car and he seems to think the gearbox is horible. This came as a shock to me, I have had the Trans gone through and have been driving it for 1500 miles, feels fine to me. So I'm asking you with way more experience than I, how would know if the trans is incorrect or if this individual just not used to driving these cars? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
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    Too big and old for Z

    Think I finally got it ;0)
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    Too big and old for Z

    Trying to add pics ;0)
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    Too big and old for Z

    I recently got my girl (3-71 240z) back on the road and after about a month and 1k miles, I'm wondering if this is the car for me. My question her is if I decide to sell her, how much should I ask? The body was completely reworked and painted, motor, trans, and carbs have been rebuilt. New windshield, clutch, master and slave. New brakes all around. All built to stock, with the exception of a modern alt, and headlight harness upgrade.
  12. yakhopper

    Looking For Datsun Logo Hats

    Now that my girl is back on the road, my wife and I want to start taking road trips to the coast. My wife made the comment after 20 minutes with the windows down, that her hair was a mess, and she needed a hat. So I ask the experts, Where can one fins hats with the original "Datsun" logo?
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    Clutch Issues

    What a difference a new clutch makes !!! Recieved the new carrier and was actually able to adj the clutch to spec's. Can't thank Dave at power torque (perfection clutch) enough for his great customer service. My girl shifts smoother than ever and with the new rebuild on the motor and transmission, is a joy to drive. Next up is the suspension and exhaust. Great to have people who actually care about their product and customers
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    Clutch Issues

    Good news, I called Power Torque (Central ), and discussed the issue with this part # for the earlier Z cars. The guy on the phone (Dave) was suprised to hear about the difference in measurement from earlier and later models, and glad I called this to his attention. He went to the warehouse and grabbed two new kits and confirmed that they indeed did not include the carrier. We discussd how without the carrier, this kit is useless to owners of earlier models. He is making changes in the packaging to include the carrier, or at least make it avail. Innthe mean time, he is shiping me a new carrier overnight at no charge. Can't say enough about how impressed I am with the customer service I recieved today. They deffinatley earned any future buisness I can give them ;o)
  15. yakhopper

    Clutch Issues

    That is the kit, but only comes with bearing, not the cerrier. Will start looking for another kit or poss a newer carrier. Anyone have any leads?

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