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  1. drpchuynh

    Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

    Rod did a dry fit of the carbs that came back from Z Therapy. It's amazing that you can hand a rusty, heavily oxidized SU carb setup, fuel rails, heat shield, etc., and they send you back this! Bruce, if you're on this forum, I just want to commend you and your team at Z Therapy for an amazing service and outstanding transaction! This picture doesn't do it justice. It looks better in person.
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    Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

    Thank you everyone! I'm looking forward to bring you more updates. It's good that you mentioned that. I thought it was bad patch job at some point in the past. Haha Motorman7 is right. The blue is much lighter in color. I believe it's because of the fluorescent lighting in the garage. I'm no physicist, but I recall that the color that you see is the color that is emitted off the surface. Perhaps fluorescent lights emit a darker blue band. Whereas when you use a flash, you get a more complete blue spectrum that hits the surface and bounces back to you. Don't quote me on that though. I'm just glad it looks better than 1/4" of oily grim. Haha
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    parts wanted, parts for sale

    Is this what you are looking for? https://www.zeddsaver.com/collections/engine-bay/products/1970-datsun-240z-inspection-door-retainer-clips
  4. Hello everyone! It's been about a year since I purchased #187 from John H. of New York on BAT. Here's the link to the auction. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-datsun-240z/ There are many detailed photos of the car on there with a brief description of its history and condition. I was able to enjoy her in her raw state before beginning the restoration. She was a bit hard to start but ran good once she reached optimal temperature. The clutch was slipping a bit and finding the gears heading up the hill to my house was a struggle. With that said, it was time to begin the restoration. My mechanic is no other than Rod S. at Mike's Z Shop in Whittier, CA. Rod has been working on Z cars for over 30 years and races his 260z in the ChampCar Endurance Series. https://champcar.org/ Perhaps some of you have raced with him or against him. Either way, he is an awesome guy, and I trust #187 to him. My immediate goal is to get the mechanical sorted out so she can get back on the road. Once that happens, I'll take her down to see Rich (motorman7), and perhaps with some luck, he'll be willing and able to take on the restoration project. My long term goal for her is a high quality refresh that I would have no reservations taking to a car show. I don't think she belongs locked up in a garage. So it’s pointless to perform a Concours restoration. She will run, and run often, maybe even as a daily driver. Here are some recent photos of the mechanical restorations. The engine and transmission were pulled in January of this year. The carbs were sent to Z Therapy and the combo and hazard switches were sent to Dave Irwin for a facelift. Both received outstanding care, and at a very reasonable price to boot! The plan is to bolt everything back on and bring her back to life in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully I can contain my excitement and remember to grab and post a video of the first restart after the rebuild. Stay tuned! One interesting note from our current findings was the existing mechanical wear and tear, or lack there of. Although there is no way to substantiate the mileage of the car (roughly 64,000 on the odometer), Rod said the internals of the engine looks to be 64K miles vs 164K or 264K, as there were very little wear, almost new. Nevertheless, she is good as new, and better now with the “brass liners” replaced with steel liners. Not sure what all that means other than that it can now better handle today’s 91 octane fuel. Please excuse the 2 early pictures of the engine/transmission coming out of the engine bay and disassembly of the engine. Rod is old-school and still had a flip phone when this project started. He didn’t know how to send pictures and so he printed them out for me. He has since upgraded his phone and now sends me more vivid pictures. He rebuilt the transmission himself. The head and block were sent out for machining. The oil pan and valve cover were bead-blasted and tumbled. The pan was repainted but it was important for me to maintain the glossy, not shinny, aluminum sheen of the valve cover. I am not a fan of the painted or mirror-polished look. I think he did a good job. All the bolts, screws, washers, etc., that came off the engine and transmission were polished and replated. The results speak for themselves. He figured it is best to do this now so Rich won’t have to redo them again. I will do my best to update everyone as we move along. That’s all for now.
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    280 mile drive home in the rain....yes or no

    Apply Rain-X to the outside and anti-fog to the inside. Anti-fog used on ski goggles work better than the stuff sold at auto supply stores. You can pick that up at Sports Chalet, REI, Big 5, etc. Make sure your phone is fully charged and AAA on speed dial. Enjoy the drive and be safe. Congrats on the new ride. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Deja Vu: 1971 Restoration

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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    I would be interested in a few. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    240z Series-1 Hatch Duct Clips - $50/set

    $110 sent for 2 sets via PayPal. No hurries on the shipping. Probably won't be installed for another year or two. Haha
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    240z Series-1 Hatch Duct Clips - $50/set

    2 sets please Sent from my SM-G950U using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Website Improvements July 2017

    Hurry Mike! I need my daily dose of motorman7 daily restoration progress. If I don't get it soon, I'm liable to wonder over to American muscle cars and return with grandiose idea of yanking an L and swapping in V8. [emoji30] Sent from my SCH-I535 using Z Car Club mobile app
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    Deja Vu: 1971 Restoration

    That's gorgeous! Sent from my SCH-I535 using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Deja Vu: 1971 Restoration

    Masterful motorman7! What does one do about the often faded or scratched glove box lid? Does JustDash recondition the lid too or do you have to buy new?
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    #187 on BAT

    I would Steve but there is no more room for your 240z and 260z.
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    #187 on BAT

    Thank you motorman7! Shamefully I have to admit that there SPL311 chassis on the side of the house and another S30 behind the S30 that's next to #187.
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    #187 on BAT

    #187 is home safely. We'll sort it out this weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile

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