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  1. Nah, even though I've done all that stuff to wizz my parents off I was trying to say how my life has done a 360 to 1989 and I couldn't be happier. I'm getting paid every Friday and way more than I expected. I did that "keep my mouth shut and it's better" thing I'd learned. I'm slowing, 52 and just figuring out I must bend a little if I want to be comfortable. I'm not trying to be a suck up but what I've learned, personality wise and Z car info from this forum has made me a better person. I like the help and try my best to pass it on.
  2. Update: I made it 1 month at Lowes. I hired in on a part time job, 30 hours max. A guy quit in the lumber department so I got promoted/demoted to opening lumber guy. The last week I worked 45 hours. People can't understand somebody that just wants part time work. I made some good (some bad) decisions in my life that allowed me the choice of working. "Work is for suckers" was what I learned. Anyhow after I worked out my schedule and left I was freaking out on keeping bills paid and my good credit score. The paint store I started working at in 1989 is were I work now. 3 blocks fr
  3. A lot of chain store staters are junk. Hope that's your problem, cheap fix. If you return the noisy one for another have them bench test it before you accept it. Good luck.
  4. This would help be for you take it apart. https://www.harborfreight.com/telescoping-mirror-7361.html
  5. "It's not the heat as much as it the humidity" I hate that saying, hot is hot no matter the adjectives but those new dates are smack dab in the hottest part of our summer. High heat warnings everyday but Barber's is very nice. I'll be at the pool attending via classiczcars.com. Night time is the right time in July and August. We'll have our nightly safety meetings at the host hotel bar area. I can't wait!
  6. I can see that too. The beveled edges in this screen grab is what makes me think that. A compression test would be next for mea The rings aren't beveled on both sides. I forgot about that. Sorry.
  7. I had a GSXR 750 Suzuki that I got 10.49 on a print out receipt from a local track. That's my best but on a motorcycle with the front tire barely off the ground. Scary fun!
  8. But it looks good! Question for the Guy. Which is quicker, one of the Zs or the NSX?
  9. If you turn it full clockwise and idle doesn't raise I think you're spindle drive rod is out of time too. At 0 dead center the dizzy end of that spindle should look like this pic.
  10. That'll get some big number I think. Very nice car.
  11. Here's some good stuff with good pics too. Go back on this link to the main page then click on "engine". @240260280 is the man! He put this together from info on his computer and his buddies help. It's the 1st page I go to when I need help. https://www.atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/headporting/index.htm
  12. Focus on my Zs again. I lived and breathed them for 10 years then things changed and I lost my "inspiration".
  13. You're inspiring me to do something. Glad to hear from you! Cliff
  14. I've been blamed for much worse so I'll gladly accept blame on this.
  15. Is that the Jaffe? guy I've read about? https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/alpharetta-man-competing-to-turn-his-car-into-hot-wheels-toy
  16. How's about me and the dog bring you some diet Mountain Dew and just chill out for a day or two? I'll bathe the dog and trim his nails so he doesn't ruin my 1972 seats or your furniture. We'll both sleep in the garage, he chases squirrels in his dreams, like restless legs syndrome. And me, I have night parasomnia. I've pretty much made up my mind on staying with the mechanical pumps, you know the saying "keep it simple" is one of my favorite decision making processes. It has worked out good so far.
  17. It's supposed to be here... Maybe that connector can be slid off to expose the little metal blade that sticks out. Somebody may have done switch around but mine is a square plastic female connector that ssd's lides on/off the solenoid. You use that to disable the car from cranking. I use mine for a remote starter connection.
  18. Wow what a friend! I'm thinking I'll be able to spend the time and money in January, February? I'll keep in touch. Thanks again Steve.
  19. Thank you Racer! It needs changing too. I'd forgotten how much that car means to me, all the time and money to get it where it's at now. Then I was scared to drive it with these idiots around here. So it sat under cover for 5 years, only driven about 1,000 miles. I can't stand it when something doesn't work so I took the chicken $^!# route and drove across town and bought another $35 mechanical pump. Started right up! I've got to my affairs in better shape before I do the switch to electricity. End of the year, property taxes, homeowners ins. then Christmas pres
  20. My car used to take awhile to crank but my floats were way shallow. Now that they're right the filters stay full and it cranks on the 3rd try everytime after sitting for a month or 2. I've got to find out if the mechanical pump allows fuel to pass through when it's not operating. Seems like it would so I need a safety someting or another. I need to figure the cost and effort of the oil sender vs inertia switch. I'm thinking there may be away to have both pumps and only use the electric one when the other one goes out but then why even waste money on another mechanical pump. I've got
  21. My only unanswered question that I can't find definitive answer to is run the electric pump out of the tank then through the mechanical like OE with no regulator or safety switches. Seems like if I flipped the car over the mechanical pump would be the dead end but it runs off the cam so no safety switch needed. More reading to do.
  22. I hardly ever drive my 240 but when the weather is so nice I can't stay inside, and "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". So I've driven it some but after sitting so long I think the mechanical pump must have dried up and cracked the diaphram or whatever makes it work. Anyhow it died on me yesterday. Lucky me has a good neighbor because he has such a good neighbor. I called him up and told him where and what to bring me so I could get the car off the side of the road. An old low pressure pump I've had for years to transfer gas from here to there and my tool bag. Oh yeah my best te
  23. I lost my dash lights and did this to fix them. Flipping those plates over made them like new. https://www.kamikazeracing.org/dl/ZTech/Rebuild_240Z_combo_switch.pdf
  24. Sounds like loose or dirty ground somewhere but that would be too simple. My horns did that before and I just filed the grounds up nice and shiny and it scared me when I pushed the horn pad. Never heard them so loud since owning the car. Hopefully it's something easy, good luck.
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