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    HLS3001955 March of 1970 240z restored and sold
    HLS3046529 1972 240Z parted out
    HLS3067990 1972 240Z restored/modified driven as often as possible
    HLS30386616 1977 280Z restored and sold
    PL510434283 1973 510 2 door coupe work in progress

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  1. Oh right that happened to me as well so I coated the rubber seal and the door frame it rests on with some light lithium grease so the seal slipped pass area that it wants to hang up on, I had to reach down to that area from inside the car with long knife and once the seal was sitting properly close the door and leave it that way for a couple of days.
  2. The compounds I mentioned are heavy cut compounds that break down in a very uniform way into polish, If you start with polish your surface has to already be shiny.
  3. Thanks, they are from the last year of the Mazda RX8, one of the few things that was good about that car.
  4. These are the 2 polishing compounds I use, both are considered professional quality and I have had good success with them, a lot of the products that are offered at the big box stores are pretty watered down. You might also want to have a look at this forum, https://www.autobody101.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=7&sid=96df9ee49358224206cc6444bd0b90b4 Some really knowledgeable guys, guys who actually make their living doing finishing.
  5. I cemented both sides of the right angle on the back of the seal to the door and let them cure with the door open with no pressure on them, the doors have spent most of the time since installation closed and so far they are holding well and sealing properly, got caught in a rain storm coming back from getting the car safetied and there were no leaks. I wish I could say the same for the 240Z, I have to carry a towel in that car.
  6. Sort of, I got the idle down to 800 rpm and the timing set dead on 20*, it still hangs a bit but doesn't affect the driving of the car, it only does it at idle when I blip the throttle so at the moment it's not a problem. I have a new water temp sender coming this week, I've read that a bad sender can screw with the idle.
  7. I don't actually remember what the problem was, I used Permetex HD weatherstrip adhesive as a contact cement and they went on nicely.
  8. And she's done! Licensed and on the road and it only took 42 yrs. I'm wondering anyone is even going to notice the 240Z sunvisors, they look like they could be stock.
  9. I think I just used whatever sealant I had on the shelf at the time, it doesn't need strength, the screws are taking the weight so you just need to fill the air gaps. Nice clean undercarriage!
  10. I'm not much of a 2+2 fan but for a $1,000 that was a great buy.
  11. The other 2 gauges are held on the same way the clock is, just a couple of wing nuts if I remember correctly.
  12. I agree, at times air is drawn in through the valve cover vent and that would be difficult if there is always the positive pressure from blow by from the bottom end.
  13. Having removed and replaced that center heater control/vent many times I would suggest you remove the glove box cardboard and access it from there, the 4 stiff wire cables going to the various vent levers can be a real buggar.
  14. Steve, that looks like one of the dedicated tools for crimping those fasteners, I'm sure mine cost a lot less, $6.00 at our version of Harbour Freight, PrincessAuto.
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