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  1. I'm interested in the answer to this as well. Anyone break down a Atsugi pump to verify the style?
  2. Thanks for the update, I'll have a look in your other thread.
  3. Did either one of you guys figure out this cold starting/sitting for a few days issue?
  4. So clean! What brand/type of black colored coating are you using on the lines, brake components, etc.?
  5. Interesting, even on their website they post pics of the kit with mismatched hardware: Front Big Brake Kit (stage 3) - Brake Upgrades - Datsun 240z - Datsun
  6. I see you retained the original sound deadening around the transmission hump, are you planning to remove this or just keep it as its a rare rust area? Did you have any rust issues or worn out wire harness ties that run above and along the engine bay frame rails? If so, how did you repair/replace these? I know its not going to be seen or affect anything, but I see Silvermine sold you a pair of brake calipers with mismatching hardware, is this normal for them? You've accomplished a great deal in a short time, keep the updates coming!
  7. Oh, there she is. Thanks for the link. So I'm new to the tuning of Weber carbs, actually just bought a set of triple 40 dcoe with Cannon manifold. I just happened to catch a episode of Wheeler Dealers where they tuned a carb'd Lambo with this at idle to match airflow: Air Flow Meter Synchrometer - Dune Buggy Parts, Sandrail Parts, VW Parts - MooreParts.com Has anyone used this unit or similar?
  8. Where are you sourcing (for purchase) the Keith Frank optical float gauge?
  9. For a stock '78 280Z 2+2 I'm looking for the approximate length of the front/rear compressed strut/spring combo under normal static load from the top of the upper strut mount to the weld on the lowest portion of the strut where it meets the knuckle. Does anyone have this measurement?
  10. Picked up some vintage wheels for cruising, the only info I have is they say PRO WHEEL on the inside and they are stamped 14x7, no center caps included. Maybe a Cragar, Centerline...any guesses? I measured offset to be a +6, going to fit them up and see what tire size I can get away with. Seller said they came off a 240Z, as the 2+2 is a bit wider in the rear compared to a coupe, I may not see any potential rubbing issues on the fenders or struts...have to measure and go from there. If they fit, I'll be polishing them to a shine!
  11. I'm all for the concept, just not crafty enough with the sheet metal. It would be a great project idea for one of the cable show restoration programs to pull off.
  12. Thanks, my passion is installing old school car audio, I picked a 2+2 for that reason. The rear seats will be removed and in its place will be a nice integrated amp rack. Spare tire well will hold the suwoofer in a fiberglass enclosure.
  13. That's my plan, I'm looking forward to the basic maintenance and driving through October.
  14. Greetings, I just joined to share the result of a 6 month search for a classic Z to return back to cruising the streets again. This 1978 2+2 was kept sitting in a garage for the last year, the previous owner unfortunately left us due to cancer and his widow decided to sell rather than keep it in the family. Shorty after it went up for sale locally on craigslist I was inspecting the car after a 3 hour one way drive. Everything looked to be in order that day and overall the Z was in great shape, engine compartment filmed over dirty, exterior unwashed and interior surprisingly clean. Upon inspection I noticed the entire Z had been serviced by Ziebart in the past including the doors, fenders, quarters, chassis and undercoated nicely! Other than a couple small paint bubbles on the front fenders and near the drivers rear wheel arches the exterior had been resprayed around 1991, I even have the original paint can which was left in the trunk among other spare parts and boxes of brand new parts. The Z was in a drivable state, albeit not road safe, it was still taken for a test drive to evaluate since the seller had already had it on the road prior to us meeting. So engine was not seized after sitting a year, it ran rough and was eventually to the point of sputtering...so I took it very easy and brought it back to negotiate the sale. My biggest concern was the year it sat unused and now the old fuel had gone south and was now making its way through the entire system. So first and foremost that will get attention before anything else. Fast forward...it's now sitting comfortably in my garage awaiting a complete sweep through every component...even though everything operates and shows strong both mechanically and electrically. In the next couple months I'll begin to tear it down, replace worn components and rebuild her back to stardom! Introducing ( )....haven't decided a name yet:classic:
  15. I feel all which you're going through, the surprises and emotions of this project. I'm about to take on this same journey. Search my name. Where did you purchase the intake/AFM elbows featured in these pictures?
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