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    1971 240Z HLS30A 17574 L24-021025

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  1. Found this video on a cheap vapor lock solution. While I never had a problem, I know several others here have. Thought I'd give you the heads up.
  2. Dude, I think you meant metal to mount the VintageAir Mini. If that is correct, I found a variety of shapes in sheet metal at Home Depot and Lowes used in lumber framing. One I used was a "T" shape and I bent the tail at the base of the cross member. Mounted the cross member on the transmission tunnel with the tail pointing up. Other shapes attached to the firewall.  

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      Djwarner ok great! That is actually more help then you could know 👍🏼 I will go to Lowe’s/Home Depot and start hunting also how exactly did you bend them to shape? Is there a tool I could buy? “ there is never a bad excuse to buy another tool” 😜

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      Actually they bend quite easily. A bench vise will hold it while you push it over. Use a rubber mallet to flatten the bend to a sharp corner.

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      Sweet now I can buy a bench vice and get started! 👍🏼 Thanks again 😬

  3. I’m waiting to get into the custom exhaust shop and then get the ac lines connected. Found a guy who makes custom gateways that allows the GM CANBUS talk to the Miata CANBUS to drive the OEM instrument panel. With the hood closed, it will look completely stock. Also added a 2 DIN android tablet so I can run Torque Pro. Formulas found by a Google search say it should 0-60 in around 4.0 seconds.
  4. I acquired a Camaro 3.6L LFX engine and 6L50 AT salvaged from my wife's car after she was rear-ended. The direct injection engine is somewhat unique in that it has exhaust manifolds incorporated into the heads and simple downpipes coming out of each side. The engine puts out 323HP on regular gas and the LFX/6L50 combo weighs less than the Z engine alone. A mild tune can lay 300HP at the rear wheels. When I acquired the drive train, I had planned on installing it in 240Z or 260Z but could not find a sound shell at the time. There is gobs of room in a Z. As proof, I ended up installing them in a 2011 Miata with virtually zero firewall modification or other body welding. These engines are readily available and now stand alone wire harnesses are available from V8 Roadsters.
  5. Don't think you will find any NOS senders for your project. After blaming a 0-90 sender for my low oil pressure for a long time, I finally hooked a mechanical gauge. After that, I had to admit an overhaul was in my future. Check out: His sender will register 10 Bar but never could pin down standards for the gauge itself. I still suspect the 6 Bar sender works with our gauges and the y only changed the face plate to say 90. If you are looking for an authentic sender for a restoration, I don't think you will find any. And there was a service bulletin to convert the 0-140 senders/gauges to a 0-90 senders/gauges once existing stocks were exhausted.
  6. Actually I did the installation more than three years ago. Should be able to search posts made on this site. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. For Sale 1970 240Z heater/fan unit. Unit is fully serviceable. Pulled when replaced with VintageAge unit. $200 plus shipping. PM me for more information.
  8. I had exactly the same problem with down draft Weber carbs and solved the problem by mounting an electric pump between the tank and hard line. Rather than powering the pump anytime the engine was running, I mounted a push button switch under the steering column cover. Pushing the button for 10-15 seconds until the bowls refilled and closed the float valves was all that was needed. You could hear the change in the pump pulsing once the valves closed.
  9. The purpose of the water circulation lines in the intake manifold is for heating - not cooling. When the carbs are at idle, there is a large pressure drop for the air entering the intake manifold. The large pressure drop means a large temperature drop. As the manifold is cooled, fuel droplets tend to wet out against them. This pools fuel in the manifold rather than making it into the cylinders. This is akin to your glass of iced tea wetting the outside of the glass while sitting on your patio table.
  10. Damn, If Jay had only released this video a week earlier..........
  11. I would second the motion. Swapping to a MT even if just to facilitate a sale would be worth the effort. At Mecum's I expected there would be enough Millenials and/or wives to stimulate a sale. There was one woman bidder on site but she dropped out at $7k.
  12. That video was the whole day, Z came up at 9:57 on the video clock - skip ahead to 9:57
  13. You found it. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Friends, For the first time in 5 years I am without my 240Z. It sold last Friday at Mecum's auction in Kissimmee. Watching the bidders viewing the cars earlier in the day, I realized the curse of the automatic transmission remained. As such, the Z brought less than I had hoped for, but more than I feared it would bring. So I guess it was a satisfactory result. Just wanted to take this time to thank all of you who have helped me over these last 5 years. And to anyone my postings may have helped, it was my pleasure. In all this group has been one of the kindest, and considerate group I have had the pleasure to being associated. The hole in my garage means I have some extra parts and I would like to offer them for sale to any of you who might use them. I have a Series I heater box with serviceable heater core. I also have the Series I heater fan with a good resistor block. (I may also have the fan switch, I will have to dig into my stocks to verify). I have a set of 2 each 4 screw SU carbs I bought from Madkaw. The pistons are free but otherwise, their condition is unknown. If you are interested in any of these, please PM me. As for my current project, I am putting a 330hp Camaro 3.6L V6 into my 2011 MiataChimera along with a 6 speed AT. Other have transplanted this engine, but I believe Mine will be the first AT. I've got the mechanicals in place and will start the merging of the LANs next.