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About 70z4fun

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    Sunriver, Oregon
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    The Career of Evil..... Astronomy

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    1970 240z HLS3018410 ( since 1979)
    1971 Fiat 850 Spyder ( since 1980)
    1982 Fiat X1/9 ( since 2003- Sold in 2008
    1989 Ferrari 328GTS ( since 9/08)
    A couple of Jeeps.....

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  1. Howdy, Looking at redoing some of the front end of my '70 240z. A few questions have come up. Should I replace the bushing in the lower control arm? A 49yr old car, it seems like a smart idea. Should I use the stock one, or use a urethane version? Advantage or disadvantage? Also, what is the the difference in the steering knuckle between an early 240 and later 240? I have seen a different ball joint offered, but not sure how to tell the difference between the two? Thanks Bob
  2. Well, my old fuel filter did not look bad, as I cut it open and looked inside. The filter has been on the car for years. At least since my last tune up. The new one looks clear, and I don't see a drop in fuel level in it either. I just replaced the coil this morning, and I have driven ten miles so far, and it has been fine. I am not going to say it's fixed, but I hope so. Will report back after I get some miles on it...... Gives me a good excuse to go for a drive. Thanks Bob
  3. Scary, still have the original box from the coil a "flamethrower" by PerTronix
  4. Cut open old filter, does not look bad, no big rust or particals in filter it deffinetly studders (loses power) before dying. But when I try to restart it right away, starter turns and acts like no spark. Sometimes it runs with the feeling of "missing" then regains power or dies
  5. Going to cut open the old filter and see what hind ;-)
  6. Thanks for the response The new filter looks clean. I changed the filter before I drove today. Old one didn't look that bad, but had been there for years. 'Thinking of checking the the carb filters next. Hate to think the tank is causing this, but it is 47 years old...... also was thinking fuel pump screen? Was hoping for some electrical issue, but may be fuel related. Cant seem to make it stall it again on demand......
  7. Ok, first let me say I have had this car since 1979, never had this issue car is a stock motor, running points, with a aftermarket coil since mid 80's a few months ago, I drove the car, ran fine then lost power and died. Open hood checked connections, all tight restarted fine. Has done the same thing three or four times since, always restarted. Changed fuel filter today, went for spirited drive fo 60 miles, all perfect then it did it again. Piulled over, and re;started and here I am st home, wondering what to check next? Seems electrical the way it loses power... temperture does not seem to matter, it has done it on hot nights and cool days> Only thing changed out this year is the battery any advice would be appreciated thanks, bob
  8. Howdy, This is for my Series 1 240z First the hard question! Just noticed that my light switch for my glove box is hanging in the box! Looks like the spot weld for the bracket has broken. Looks like to fix it right, I would need to pull the dash and spot weld back on. Not thinking of doing that right now. Any one else had this issue? Would JB weld or drilling a hole with a screw and nut work? Any thoughts would be appreciated…... And because I am lazy, I noticed that one of my cables for the heater control has come loose and the screw has vibrated off, and is no where to be found. Any ideas what size screws those are? I guess the easy way is to take one off the other three cables, but I thought I would ask here. Thanks in advance Bob
  9. Just a quick update, pulled up the Z cd, and the parts show 3 - M6x1 screws with washers…… So I guess I got a long screw when it was painted many years ago……...
  10. Awesome advice, thanks so much. I did take the whole mechanism out, and besides for the screws need to be replaced after all these years, I got the thing out and sure enough, the long screw was in the way of the locking mechanism, So, it will get screws. Just out of curiosity, why did they use one long screw? That must be for the top where it does not interfere? I think I will use the short screw sizes for all three, unless there is a good reason not to? The mechanism is sitting on my work bench, will clean it, spray with silicone spray and reinstall. All of my linkages seem fine, with that looks to be a good thing. My guess is over the years, the vibration of the car made the screw go in just enough to get in the way of the lock? I did notice that there was no tooth washer on two of the screws. Any other advice is greatly appreciated.
  11. Howdy, Went out to lock my car the other day, and the thing would not lock from the outside or inside. Pulled the drives side door panel and the rods off the key cylinder/lock rod and still no go. I guess it is time to replace the lock mechanism, got out my hand Z cd rom, got the part number, and guess what? No longer available! So, next was ebay, and a few there listed look beat with paint on them….. Went to Motorsport, and they don't show them anymore either…... Going to pull the old one out today, and start looking in other places. Any other options or rebuild threads? Did a quick search, and didn't see anything. Maybe it available in Canada??? Junk yard? Any advice would be appreciated, Bob
  12. My series one car heater is not working. The valve has been replaced, and I suspect the heater core. It is not leaking, so I think I am going to pull it out and see what I have. Can a heater core be redone at a good radiator shop, or should I try to find a replacement? If so, who might have them. I will replace the valve again while I am there, I guess. Anything else I should do while there? Any one have a good link to replacing a heater core? I have pulled it out before, but it has been a long time and I am much older now! Thanks, and any advice is appreciated, Bob
  13. Howdy, One of the guys that I work with gave me a all the other day, and wanted to know if I wanted to buy a 240z. His brother has a series 1 car in Eugene area, and wanted to know if I wanted a project. I have been busy with other stuff, and this is more than I want to take on. The car has the motor dismantled, but appears to have all the parts, but I didn't see any pictures of the carbs. He has two sets of wheels, including a set of "Z" hub caps, that appear in decent condition. I have some pictures and there is a bit of rust, but not as bad as I have seen. The title is clean, and would make a good project. VIN is HLS30-14XXX He was trying for $2000, but his open to offers. Thought I would let the Z community know about it before he sticks it on Craigslist. So, the bad? Some moron put a sun roof in it, engine is disassembled, emblems and parts are all off of it, there is some light rust in the usually places, but it appears there floor boards are intact, with some rust, but no holes, at least in the pictures. Interior needs major work, but at least the seats are there! The good? Low serial number, body looks intact, might be a decent deal for someone looking for a project! Anyone looking for a project? ….Assembly required……. Let me know, and I can get you in touch with the seller.
  14. The ones on ebay are for the center console, not the radio/heater bezel. But thanks for the head's up!!!!
  15. Thanks, I will send him a email. Thanks Bob
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