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About sfm6s524

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

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  1. A few months ago I installed a Retro PA-01 antenna in my 73, works great. You'll need to connect leads to an always on power, and accessory power to automate. https://www.jegs.com/i/RetroSound/700/PA-01/10002/-1
  2. While replacing the throttle rod boot, I plated the bell crank and rod. Not perfect, but almost there, and still learning. This is the main reason I wanted to get a CopyCad system, so I can take a little extra time to make it look good as I'm working on a small area, without sending it off, and waiting, etc. In this case I can get it all done in an hour or two instead of a week or two. 👍 Well, I should have let it dry at least overnight, and maybe bake it for awhile.
  3. Yeah, saw Patcon’s bench, barrel, and dangler [emoji15], but no heater info.
  4. It's a 5A from Amazon, hopefully lasts awhile. Curious what heaters you all are using for your zinc tanks? I'm thinking of getting this temperature controller along with a coil heater, but don't want to increase the amount of metal in the tank by too much.
  5. I've been lurking on the Caswell thread for months, and finally pulled the trigger and bought the 1.5 gallon system. Built a cabinet: 2 sheets of plywood and sheet of poly from Home Depot, removable casters and power supply from Amazon, and Crockpot from Costco. Didn't want it any longer than 6 feet long, and wanted a fold down top so it's not a wasted space and I can also use it to work on whatever. Rustoleum Royal Blue paint looks surprisingly like the color of my 240Z block. 🤷‍♂️ Just starting off with small pieces and fasteners as I work on various stuff. So far, some success, some s
  6. I just stopped by my local Nissan dealer ready to order a couple #16356-25610 tubes. He told me, with a straight face, $53.76, each! I think I'll call ZTherapy. I do like the baked in curve though.
  7. I bought a few feet of the same stuff from Z Car Depot a few weeks ago. The rear one seems to have a little bit of collapsing going on, less on the front. I thought I'd try cutting a piece a little longer to fix, maybe not. Choke seems to retract fine. Is there an "official" length to use? Heard a rumor the hoses are still available from Nissan?
  8. One of my throttle linkage rod ends was broke/worn enough that it occasionally popped off while driving, not much fun in traffic. Saw this thread that talked about salvaging the old plastic ones to create new linkages, but did this instead. Bought some 8mm-M5 ball sockets from Grainger and M5 threaded rod. I've seen them or similar on Amazon also, but wanted to see them before buying. Sockets have a wire lock pin, which definitely lock them onto the ball, but they are also pretty tight without the wire. I wish I had a lathe to remove the unused threads, so I used some shrink tubing t
  9. I'm getting ready to put some Euro bumpers on my 73. Found the unused mounting points on the frame, should be good to go after chasing the threads out. Bought a pair of 70-72 brackets, but not sure which bracket is for the left or right. Looks like the frame holes are offset a bit and may raise or lower bumper a quarter inch or so. I searched, but came up empty. Which is which? Or does it matter? Thanks
  10. Okay, back to this mystery part. I think it’s the fitting that holds the hot end of the 2” pre heater flex hose that connects to the bottom of the air cleaner cover. You know, the one most people remove because it’s such a PITA. [emoji846]. So, it slides around the front part of the exhaust manifold, and the bottom end of the flex hose connects to it. Must not be a factory part though, maybe a quick fix back in the California smog days? Anyway, don’t see any other place on the exhaust manifold or shield to connect hose, and I don’t need it where I live anyway.
  11. 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 mo
  12. 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.
  13. 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! 😓. On Tiger you can go out the top, or drop subframe and drop out the bottom. Choose the scary way.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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