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About SurferD

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  1. SurferD

    Ugliest Z ever?

    I say ol chap, nice set of wings you have there
  2. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    That makes no sense except maybe the import fees are too high.
  3. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    So I got the set from the bay seller and they are very good. they are the correct dimensions and are made of ABS. My only gripe is that the screws supplied are very tight and I think the ID of the parts is a little small. I used some Elmer's Dry lube on them and they are a little easier. The new screws are smalIer diameter than stock. I definitely recommend these for restoring light buckets. Another interesting change that I found and never read about before from series one to later versions of the lights is the recessed mounting locations of these nuts. On my original ones there's a stamped area with serrations so they don't spin. On later buckets I have, it's a more pronounced full rectangular stamping. Also on the early buckets there's no holes for the locating nibs on the new gaskets. I drilled 4mm holes so the gaskets fit. Another "why would they do that" find.
  4. SurferD

    240z radios

    My original stock unit is a mono Hitachi AM with signal seek.
  5. What happened to true styling of sports cars? As mentioned before it looks like a Lexus and Miata mashup. All those fake vents can’t help aero either. Most of the chassis and certainly the engine are directly from BMW. They can keep this one.
  6. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    Next I need to find the rubber grommets for where the wires go through the back. Zcardepot has them for $36.50 but that seems hugely expensive. https://zcardepot.com/products/headlight-bucket-wire-seal-rubber-pair-240z-260z-280z
  7. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    Mine had transparent caps over the ends so they were enclosed too. The material had hardened over time and I had to break/cut them off. The shape of the end of the nut is barbed so a cap or improvised tubing will work.
  8. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    When I looked at car parts manual for the part breakdown it just listed the whole bucket as “ASSY-BODY HEAD LAMP” with no separate call out for the plastic nuts.
  9. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    Yes I looked there but they don’t have it
  10. SurferD

    headlight adjustor plastic nut source

    So I ordered them from the eBay seller. He says they are made from ABS. We’ll see how they work.
  11. I'm refurbishing my lights and all the nuts broke when I took them apart. I found a set on eBay but they are from Thailand. I looked at all the usual parts sources. Does anyone know where to get them? https://www.ebay.com/itm/3X-HEADLIGHT-ADJUST-SCREW-WHITE-PLASTIC-FITFOR-DATSUN-FAIRLADY-240Z-260Z-280Z/150882540704?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D206154ce5fbd4f39b962027a811efb99%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D162684278544%26itm%3D150882540704&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  12. SurferD

    Worth looking at? #1

    Wat it just cheese or pepperoni?
  13. SurferD

    Aviaid Racing Oil Pans

    Z-Cardepot is selling the Moroso for $649. Less than Moroso sells it for but still quite a lot for an oil pan I think. https://zcardepot.com/products/oil-pan-racing-competition-moroso-7-quart-240z-260z-280z?utm_source=Zcardepot+Communication&utm_campaign=80957fae7e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c84148f043-80957fae7e-80842517&mc_cid=80957fae7e&mc_eid=773be26f02
  14. SurferD

    Worth looking at? #1

    Definitely 919 sunshine yellow, same as mine. That’s a good price for a solid late series 1. Automatics weren’t standard but could be ordered and dealer installed at a later time. AC definitely either dealer installed or aftermarket.

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