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About sfm6s524

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    Elk Grove, CA

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

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  1. Okay, had my grandson Jake over to help put the engine and trans back into the car. I made some longer sling brackets so the lift chain would clear the valve cover and curve inside the smog air galley tube. Went well, took about 90 minutes. Thought I measured right, but no. That extra ~1" distance the 73 bumper sticks out was an issue. The hydraulic jack on lift was over the top of the bumper, which should have come off. Had to push engine back a bit to land on motor mount pad. New early style bumpers in the rafters ready to install, need to get some bumper brackets. Right side motor mount bolts were the biggest challenge, and of course the drive shaft bolts are always fun. Time lapse video below. Hopefully startup in a couple weeks.
  2. A bit off topic, but primed the motor today. Found a 7/16" diameter rod about 18" long, and ground a flat to fit the oil pump. Ran drill CCW for a minute or two and made sure oil was squirting out of all the cam oiler bar holes. A little messy having to remove oil pump afterwards, but should be good to go.
  3. Yeah, that seems to work okay with trans studs into bell housing, but not so much for bell housing to block. Install has gotta be a be a bit easier than my Sunbeam Tiger! Engine has to be pulled with trans to get to trans or clutch. Tight fit! πŸ˜“. On Tiger you can go out the top, or drop subframe and drop out the bottom. Choose the scary way.
  4. Thanks pogden, detailed! And everyone else. I should make a time lapse video of install. Waiting for a couple parts, and maybe get my 16 year old grandson over to help. But I'll probably keep him away from the hoist lowering valve as engine is dangling over the car.
  5. Not much original paint left on the plate, but it does look pretty close. Here’s a pic in better light (old fan belt). But I may be a bit color blind too. I think my spray can is about 3 years old now.
  6. I ordered it from California Datsun. Felt stupid at the time spending 30+ bucks for a rattle can, but is does look right! πŸ‘Œ 1 can did the block, brackets and air pump pulley, and still a bit left. https://www.californiadatsun.com/paint-body/datsun-engine-true-blue-green-spray-can-paint.html
  7. A good read on Site's thread, thanks! I've got the same leveler, so I guess I shouldn't worry about it too much. Years ago I pulled the motor sideways over the fender after removing trans. I guess I'll do the the engine with trans method this time. Hopefully no need to remove the front bumper, I'll do some measuring first. Engine is not as great as some I've seen here, but will hopefully run good. Decided to try to keep this 73 on the stock side, even the smog stuff. Well, it does have earlier carbs. I'll probably regret that choice later. πŸ™„
  8. Getting ready to install my rebuilt motor. Just wondering if I should install engine and trans as unit like the FSM suggests. Or get engine settled in, supported in the rear, then lift trans into place. I've never installed/removed engine/trans as a unit in a Z, but have in other cars. I've got trans jack and load leveler, and a helper, could go either way. Harbor Freight load leveler is scary, hold my breath every time I use that dang thing. Hood removal, reinstallation, and alignment seems the only disadvantage. Anyway, just wondering what others do.
  9. Obviously not from a Z, probably my kid messin' with my head.?
  10. Okay, I know I'm getting old, but I usually still do a decent job of putting parts on the right storage shelf of the different make cars I work on. Found this on the Z shelf, which I took apart 3+ years ago, and I'm not sure if it goes on the Z or not. Looks like an interior part or something. If so, please give me a hint so I can return it to it's original location. If not, never mind.... Thanks! Ken
  11. No one has an old one laying around they'd be willing to sell? Thanks!
  12. I've been gone for awhile, been working on a Sunbeam Tiger I found in my neighborhood. Done with that, now back to working on my 73 240Z. Is there a source for the hose from the AB valve to the manifold? I've seen the $300 set for 70-72, not sure if the other hoses would work, and kinda pricey. Yeah, I know, what the heck am I bothering with that smog crap for anyway! ? Thanks, Ken
  13. The bottom one, attached to the arm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. In Sacramento you can contact Gary Cook at Vintage Performance, 916-481-1763, 4631 Auburn Blvd. He vintage races his 240Z, and mainly works on Z's and Mustangs. He can point you in the right direction for a machine shop.. Z8987, notice you're in Elk Grove, CA. So am I. ?.
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