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dmorales-bello last won the day on June 6 2020

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About dmorales-bello

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    Dr. Dave


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    Coral Gables, Florida, USA
  • Occupation
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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    Z fanatic but no car right now
  • About my Cars
    1977 280Z, purchased new in '77, sold in 1981. 1980 280ZX, purchased new in '80, sold in 1984. Current owner of 1978 280Z HLS30-465628.

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  1. They look really shiny and smooth! If you're not sure which way to go, you can have them vinyl wrapped in whatever color and finish you want to try (like satin black) and if you don't like it after a while you can simply remove the wrap with no damage whatsoever on your pretty chrome. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  2. Not really. You can clean and polish your original plates if you want them to look good. If they're not beaten up, they'll work just fine. I opted for a new stainless steel set of plates for durability and looks. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  3. Oh! OK, now I understand. I'm so happy she still has her current Z! Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  4. I'm happy for your friend and for the car but kinda sad Jai had to sell it. She really loved that car and it meant a lot to her. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  5. Beautiful job, great color. Is it still Jay's ? Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  6. I used this method on my vacuum tank and it worked extremely well. Here's a comparison "before/after" pic. Top pic is after.
  7. It sold for a bit north of 38K. Not bad considering the original auto tranny was swapped for a 4 speed (cool but not original to the car), after some rust repair the paint in the rear of the car didn't match the rest, rear deck carpet seemed to have shrunk somehow, etc. I think the whole car needed a good paint job to look really good but then the parts with original paint would be gone. I'm not sure how that would affect value. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. Beautiful depth in that paint. Great job! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. I wrote ZCD a couple of weeks ago and described the issue along with our conclusions (after so much friggin work!), and the "easy fix" of using a different resistance bulb. They thanked me for being so thorough, that my email would be forwarded to the "boss", but they had sold many sending units without any issues. They left it at that, regrettably. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. So sorry to see those pics! Hope everyone is OK. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. Oh, yeah. It's still completely closed. I've used "Gorilla" tape to hold cables to an outside wall exposed to sun and rain. That 3 foot long strip is still holding after 12 years or so. Once the glue on this tape cures, it's a very strong bond although I'm sure it'll depend on the type of material it's bonding to. I'm quite sure it's strong enough to hold the visor material closed for a very long time. BTW, "Gorilla" is a specific brand of tape (looks like duct tape). Here in America that company also manufactures several different types of glue and other tapes as well. Sent from my SM-N950
  12. I did not remove the mirror in my passenger side visor and simply worked around it. I'm pretty sure it's attached with some sort of rivets. It would have been cumbersome to take out and that's why I decided to work with it in place. Not a hard thing to do. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. It's nice to have softer closing doors but now you need to check how weathertight those Kia seals really are. When I changed my worn out original door seals for the Precision set I immediately noticed three things : 1- I now had to close the door much harder; 2- the smell of partially burnt fuel in the cabin virtually disappeared, and 3- wind noise at highway speeds decreased greatly. I would love to be able to close my doors softly but I'm quite content with less wind noise and virtually no fumes in the cabin. Please let us know how your Kia weatherstripping fares in those two regards.
  14. Antifreeze (ethylene glycol solution) with droplets of transmission fluid. The hydrophobic nature of the transmission fluid accounts for the "boob" formation. Capillarity accounts for the ring formation along the edges of the container. The lower density of the tranny fluid allows it to float on top of the ethylene glycol. How did they get to the container? I'm guessing you put them there? LOL!
  15. Update on my "bulb" trials. Bulbs 2, 3 and 4 are acceptable as workarounds for the disfunctional thermistor in the 2 ZCD fuel senders that I received. Those bulbs have such a faint glow when the malfunction happens (after about 25 minutes of running the engine) that they are pretty much invisible in daylight conditions and very hard to detect in a darkened cabin BUT they glow brightly once the fuel level drops below the thermistor, maintaining their functionality as a "low fuel warning" light. Interestingly they have cold resistance values that are very similar (12.7, 11.5, and 11.4 ohms
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