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  1. The product I use is the brand Motip There are other brands
  2. It is Rust-Oleum paint stripper. The enviromentally friendly version which is not as agressive as the normal variant.
  3. The "procedure" I used is so: 1. Warmed the lens in the refelctor area with a hair dryer to make the white plastic plyable. Not to the point that it would melt, but enough to help it deform instead of breaking off. 2. Used a pair of plyers to squeeze the white plastic "pins" that protude through the reflector. Keep squeezing and moving around the pin and reheating until the plastic reduces enough the pull the refelctor over it. 3. Once you have the reflector off, clean it with a small wire wheel, 40 or 60 grit sandpaper until all the rust is gone. Treat it with rust convertor, prime it and then two coats of spray putty. Sand with emery and add another coat of spray putty. Repeat until smooth. 4. Apply aluminium tape and cut off excess with stanley knife. 5. Fit the reflector over the white plastic pins and use a soldering iron to melt the plastic pins and secure the reflector. Unfortunately I didn't take many photos, but I do have some more of the 280Z turn signal lenses I restored.
  4. I have a thread here somewhere where I made the lenses and an extended version for the longer LED. Took me a threw attempts to get the colour density right. Luckely the plating on my inspection lights were in good condition and I only needed the lenses. And to think, these were still availble through Nissan for $120 new in the box until about 4 years ago. Who would have thought we would be where we are now.
  5. I did the "Cheap-arse" aluminium tape method to restore my set too. It turned out ok, but no where near the quality of what @jfa.series1 is doing. It takes a lot of time and dedication Some photos of my humble atempt to restore my TS lenses. I also fabricated new brackets to replace the missing ones and welded the set screws in place. Repaired and polished the lenses.
  6. I sent JingK a PM, but would like to post some of it here for others that may want to try this at home.... No one makes brackets to convert a 280Z using a 73 bumper set. There probably wont be a lot of requests for this mod either. The 73 bumper protudes further forward than the 70-72 bumpers so they can accommodate the shock demper for the 5mph impact requirements in the US. That makes it a less desirable bumper for the mod. I started this adventure in 2015 to convert my 280Z. Back then there was only one bracket kit available, but it was IMO poorly designed that I decided to make my own. The back bracket was a simple bracket with a slot and one hole. The set with shipping, import duties and GST set me back €232.00 Things have changed since then and the brackets now available have improved considerably. I had the good fortune of lending a, all be it sadly abused looking, 71 bumper to take measurements and some kind members on this forum to give me measuremnts of there bumpers to compare. It is not an exact science. The variance between bumpers and between the 280Z's I measured was a lot more than I expected. I made the slots in the brackets to accommadate the variances I noted, but they will not have enough adjustment to bridge the gap for the 73 bumper. I can fab a set of brackets that will fit, but I need info from JingK. Pending....
  7. How to "not" drill a well in your backyard. Dutch style. Hopeless from the start, but at about 1:38 is where it get interesting. I came across this video when I decided to drill my own well.
  8. I remembered a excellent website in Australia that might be some help. You can play with all the combinations.
  9. The chambers in the E31 and N42 are very similar. The N42 does have a little more capacity which will lower your compression ratio a little. Depending on head gasket thickness and overbore you would expect roughly the following compression ratio. E31 = 42.4cc chambers C/R 9.0:1 N42 = 44.6cc chambers C/R 8.5:1
  10. That is why I said around Oct/Nov. Vin numbers would be a more accurate means of identifying the transition. There are so many points where things change.