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    1973 240Z HLS30-171564 Jul/73 1966 Mustang Convertible 1965 Sunbeam Tiger B9471532

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  1. Finally got my horn circuit working, but the horns just go "Doink." I know they can be taken apart, cleaned, and adjusted. But, has anyone got an aftermarket set they think sounds cool for a Z ? Looking for plug and play. Thanks!
  2. I got the exhaust finished this morning. Went with 2.25" pipe to keep a little bit of the low end torque. Plus this car will likely never have side draft carbs, bigger cam, Robello, etc. Used the Magnaflow 10425 in the middle, with a V-band clamp behind it. I was going to use an oval turbo style at the rear, but the guy talked me into using a 6 inch round 14" long MagnaFlow 12615 instead. Said it would be a little quieter and wouldn't have to mount it at a weird angle. They didn't have much of a selection for old school tailpipes, but ended up with this stainless tip, which they found in their old stock. And no U-shaped clamp showing out the back. 👍 It sounds awesome! Not a tinny sound, but deeper. Pretty loud at the high end, but pleasantly quiet at cruising speed while being able to enjoy the radio. Perfect for an old guy. And it does seem to pull harder going through the gears with the header, at least by the seat of my pants. I may have to upload a driving video. 😉
  3. Yeah, coolant condition took me by surprise. I used that premix stuff, which I no longer use. I see a flush coming soon.
  4. I finally decided to install headers on my Z, the MSA 6-1's. I had their Performance Exhaust ordered too, but cancelled that after deciding I wanted a resonator, and didn't like the rear muffler u-bolt mount setup. So, going to drive it 10 miles up the freeway open exhaust to a good shop to get finished up. Here's a few pics. Here's what I'm starting with, which all has to come off: Here's the monstrosity to be removed. I've tried to keep this car pretty much stock, but removed the smog pump a few years ago which helped it run better. So now a header, since the exhaust pipes are getting a few pinholes. Figure if I'm doing the exhaust, may as well go the header route now. Here's the old Nichara system dated 1984. Mufflers still seem solid, just the pipes are getting bad. Anybody wants it come get it. 🙂 Already had the MSA studs installed when I rebuilt it a few years ago. Dry fit to make sure it clears everything, thermostat housing, etc. Did have to remove that tray like thingy-ma-jig bolted to the oil pan bolts, not sure what its purpose is. I did use the Stage8 locking nuts, we'll see how they work. I may regret this if I need to re-torque nuts. The shield fits nicely. Love the thick flange on the header, and not having to mess with stepped washers for the 6 studs between exhaust and intake. Finished with header. Overall, pretty easy job. After adding new coolant, started it up. It's going to be a noisy drive to the shop tomorrow! I'll post pictures of the finished mufflers and pipes, tomorrow, hopefully.
  5. Seat covers are now in Classifieds. Foam is sold. Sold!
  6. View Advert 240Z Seat Covers Selling a set of 240Z seat covers I purchased from Interior-Innovations.com. After installing just drivers bottom cover, I decided I wanted a different material. So the one bottom has the slits where it was fitted to the frame (shown in 2 pics), but the other 3 pieces are like new, never installed. They sell for $300 + shipping from Interior-Innovations. I'll sell for $150 + $25 shipping within USA. Thanks! Advertiser KenFirch Date 05/09/2022 Price $150 Category Parts for Sale  
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    Selling a set of 240Z seat covers I purchased from Interior-Innovations.com. After installing just drivers bottom cover, I decided I wanted a different material. So the one bottom has the slits where it was fitted to the frame (shown in 2 pics), but the other 3 pieces are like new, never installed. They sell for $300 + shipping from Interior-Innovations. I'll sell for $150 + $25 shipping within USA. Thanks!

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  8. Well, it looks like the loops are forward in the video you posted of trying to figure out where the noise was coming from your rear end. Wait…that doesn’t sound good!
  9. I guess this shows why you should use ethanol free gas when using a Gunson Colortune device. I bought one and used a few times on my Z, with vague results. Somewhat a pain to get ethanol free gas in California.
  10. John, when I installed the TC mount in my 240Z, I bolted the differential in place without the snubber installed. Then got a few sockets of various lengths and started holding them up where the snubber should be until I found one that that allowed about 1/8" of up and down movement between the snubber mounting surface and top of differential. Then cut the snubber to the length of that socket. Just an idea.
  11. I went with a lighter mounted magnetic mount. Doesn't wobble too much over bumps, magnet on the backside of the case is more convenient than a vice mount. I'll probably disable the USB charger port so it won't drain the battery.
  12. Okay, I need to create a mount for my iPhone, instead of tossing it in the console where it's unusable and slides around making a bunch of racket. Personally, I'm not looking for the glass suction cup style mount either. I was thinking of mounting it low and to the left of the shifter, perhaps using the side screw on the front of console and fabricate a bracket. I don't much use a phone while driving, mainly for using Maps or Waze. Anyway, if anyone has figured out a clever way to mount their iPhone or Droid, let's see how you did it. 🤔 Thanks!
  13. Thanks, order underway with zspert. I for one appreciate those who take the time and money to reproduce parts no longer available! I’m sure it’s not get rich plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Wait! You have repro interior mirrors? Where do I find them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Jim, curious about that battery terminal. Looks like a British one that I would like to find a source. Where'd you get that? 🤔 Ha! Never mind, I figured it out!
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