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    Automobile restorer for fun

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    HLS30U01955 March of 1970 240z about to under go a complete resto mod.<br />
    1987 BMW M6<br />
    1974Triumph TR6<br />
    1966 Ford Mustang

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  1. grannyknot

    1971 HLS30-14938 "Lily" build

    That sure looks like the right one, I have the same set up and I remember having to grind off a bit of those inside tabs on the caliper that are right next to the disc. I think it was a little less than 1mm and only on one side.
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    Too rich for my blood

    Not all of them, I can't remember the whole story but I think those rubber end pieces were more to do with protecting pedestrians than the paint.
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    Sale or trade on Craigslist 11/69 #525 NOT MINE

    "No lowball offers, if we do not get a reasonable trade or offer we will place it on Bring a trailer.com. " The guys on BaT will eat this for lunch.
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    Cleaning the filter on the carbon canister

    That restrictor is on the fuel tank line about 2" in from the canister.
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    Caswell Plating

    Ha, I was thinking of all the sperm men standing around and waiting to deploy, might be a different flick.
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    Nice 72 240z

    This just popped up on Kijiji , https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/city-of-toronto/1972-datsun-240z-well-maintained-stock-classic/1362497536?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true Pretty sweet car, $23,000 CND is like $16,000 USD I think he has priced it too low.
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    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Your car is still restorable but if you can't do it yourself then this ^
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    Caswell Plating

    Isn't that a character from an old Woody Allen movie?
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    Did I miss something?

    Yes, but the smell of rich Corinthian leather. Yeah he's just fishing, hoping to catch a Saudi prince with deep pockets. But I would take it for a spin, lots of hard work in that car.
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    Not that I did but if I did, then what?

    Nice, always fun to stick it to the man.
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    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Absolutely it's worth saving, I agree with the others, if you have it done by someone else it could get expensive but if you are willing to get filthy dirty you can learn to do it yourself and save lots of money, in the end you will have a solid car that you saved and I can tell you that first drive after putting it back on the road is a pretty wonderful feeling. Have a look through the archives, there are dozens of threads where someone just like yourself repaired extensive rust and brought their Z back to life, the peanut gallery here on this forum will talk you through the whole procedure.
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    Cleaning the filter on the carbon canister

    I know, how about you do that first and let me know how it goes🤣 I guess there really is no danger in it, nothing in there that will get harmed by water, I might try that. I got the Shopvac on it today and it certainly looks cleaner. I'm in love with my car?
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    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Yes sir that's structural, your 1st and 3rd pics shows that the rail going under the D/S floor has been repaired before but they probably just patched over the rust and so it kept spreading. Whatever shop you take it to make sure they don't do the same thing, that rust has to be cut back to clean metal and new metal welded on not riveted like the last repair. Collision shops probably aren't your best bet because they like the work that is under insurance, they may not even want to do that job. The repair might be able to be done with the engine still in place but the carpets and seat on the D/S will need to come out. I just looked hard at the 4th pic and you can see they riveted a patch on the that entire rail, probably won't be very pretty once those rivets are removed. You might want to take it to an automotive restorer and get a quote, it could be a bigger job than you originally thought.
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    Cleaning the filter on the carbon canister

    41 yrs, it deserves to be cleaned. But yes, once I get started... So that yellow pre-filter is missing from my canister, I wonder how long it has been gone. I might try to drip some ABS solvent in that seam around the outside to see if that cap loosens a bit.
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    Discussion on idea for "air horn" fix

    Thanks John but Elliott seems very competent. Elliott, I was thinking about what you said and you could do it by using steel plate in the shape of a sideways T, 3/16th" it would probably weight 4x as much as the air horn box but you could do it.

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