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  1. 1 hour ago, rcodyns said:

    Looks great. May I know where did you get your shift knob?

    Made that, 1" dia Oak dowel with a hole drilled in the center and a threaded metal insert epoxied inside. I made it on a lathe but it could easily be made on a drill press too.

  2. 41 minutes ago, Av8ferg said:

    My county has 1 day out of the year (10 April) you can dispose of it and they charge you $10.  

    My township does something similar so I take my used coolant into town where I know the guys at the local garage, they have a 300 gal tank where they store theirs between pick ups. I bring them coffees they let me dump.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Patcon said:

    The seals fold over on the front lip when they meet the body

    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.

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  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.



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  5. 9 hours ago, Patcon said:

    The seals would fold over instead of laying flat against the body.  Like there wasn't enough space to allow them to lay flat while the doors closed. Ill see if I can make a picture

    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. 9 hours ago, Reptoid Overlords said:

    Did you ever get the hanging idle sorted?

    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.

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  7. 2 hours ago, AK260 said:

    I’m not convinced by the suggestion that if you block it, the fumes would just come out of the top. Why would Nissan and other manufacturers have gone through the trouble of putting vents at the top and off the block? But I don’t know enough about how sealed the bottom is from the top to have an informed opinion.

    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. 

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    1 hour ago, 70z4fun said:

    Double checked the wiring, and everything looks good. Looks like the gauge needs to come out. I assume the best way to get it out is to remove the center heater control and center vent?
    I will check around for a spare and send this one off to get repaired. 

    Any advice on removal is appreciated.


    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.

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  9. 5 hours ago, Ownallday said:

    Thanks for the response, I believe this is how most people are running it too. Are you connecting the crankcase to the input or the output?

    I don't think it really matters but I would assume there would be more oil mist coming from the crankcase, you won't believe the stuff that accumulates in the can, in racing circles it's known as a snot can for a good reason.

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  10. 19 hours ago, charliekwin said:

    No less than 5 asked "who did the paint?" (I guess this is just one of the standard car questions to ask) and being able to say "me, in my garage" sure makes all the time and effort worth it.

    Ah come on man, give yourself some credit, they asked about the paint because you did a damn fine job on it.

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