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ramsesosirus last won the day on November 6 2017

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    Mostly stock 1976 280z. 240z front and rear bumpers. Front spoiler. Turn signal lights relocated to the brake duct holes in the air dam. 240z grille with extra inserts. White face gauges. Transplant engine from 79 280zx (stock intake used). Boiled and cleaned gas tank. NEW: fuel pump, starter, radiator, water pump, wheel cylinders, brake booster, master cylinder, Grant wood wheel, CD player, Speakers in stock location, NOS energy drink bottle, wheels that I've never seen on a Z, dash cover, stock AC (not working), stock automatic Jatco trans, outer tie rods, H4 headlights with relays

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  1. Cool, good luck. All I did was buy the rear mounts from someone for I think $50, the ones on the back of the car, and the side holes lined up and worked without anything else. The front ones I just rigged with pieces of metal (not pretty) and the front sides also lined up fine. I did have to notch the front bumper in the middle, to make it a little wider, as it wasn't wide enough? Not sure why. You'll love it without the huge bumpers! And the weight savings
  2. I think even the stock 280z bumpers are too low, most modern cars would go right over the bumper and into your tail panel.. and if it's any kind of truck, van, or SUV.... you can imagine how well those bumpers line up
  3. I've read some people have used magnets, those super strong Neo magnets. You'd have to glue them to the spoiler somehow, not exactly sure how, but it's another option that doesn't require drilling, and could be easily removed whenever you like. You'd have to make sure it's strong enough to not fly off at 70 mph. But some of those Neo magnets are pretty darn strong nowadays!
  4. I was able to use the existing hole on the side to thread a screw into the side of the 240z bumper. It's a 76 280z. It's hard to get started, but it works fine. I also put a small piece of vinyl in there to prevent scratching. HTH
  5. This project is going to be epic when it's completed... wow
  6. Mine had the front "air dam" when I bought it. I found a 240z grille and put it on, had to kind of rig it up to fit though. I also got rid of the stock signal lights, and found some aftermarket fog lights that fit into those 2 "brake duct" openings. I removed the fog light bulb and routed the turn signal lights to these housings. It was a lot of "rigging", but it works and I think it looks great! Those are also H4 Headlight upgrades.
  7. Cant say about the oil, but I've read accessing the fill bolt on our differentials is a real pain. Make sure you can remove/access the fill bolt before draining the old oil
  8. Makes sense. My Z sits in a garage 99% of the time. Thanks for help guys. With my luck, I'll get it to stop leaking just as I careen into the one remaining pothole that hasn't been fixed and bend the wheel and probably get high centered as well haha
  9. Hmmm... that's good to know.... Maybe I should try to clean the wheel and "re mount" the tire instead... and maybe pick up some of that bead sealer stuff shops use. Most stuff I read tells me the fix a flat type stuff is primarily to get you to the tire repair shop, not a "permanent" type thing. EDIT: Watched a few videos about remounting tires. Doesn't seem too tough. The ratchet strap idea is good. Some guys use fire to mount them. I guess tires are one of the last areas I've never done much with, I think I'll try and maybe learn something.... Here's a guy using the fire method: https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/outdoor-projects/how-to/a18991/how-to-set-a-tire-bead-with-fire/ (I should mention I've had over 20 flat tires in my day, so I can change a tire pretty quick if need be. I've also gotten pretty ok with the tire plugs... they work well)
  10. Cool, thanks guys. I think I'll pick up a can of the fix a flat and start with that, but I won't put it in until I'm ready to roll around. I just want to be able to drive it a few times a month really. I did read it's sometimes rust, but they're not steel wheels, aluminum alloy I think.
  11. So I pulled the front right tire off, did the soapy water thing to find the leak, and its actually leaking along the rim. It goes flat in a few days. One guy told me to use the "sealant" with an air compressor? I know slime makes it a mess in the future. I've never used fix a flat or slime. I'm not in a position to buy a new tire right now. When you put a tire on a rim, do you just fill it until it seals with the rim edge, or is there some sort of adhesive etc? Like if it was so flat that it popped off the rim, could you just manhandle it into place while filling it with air? I don't mind filling it a little every month or so to drive it, but it's losing air too quickly now, and will probably go flat over the course of a cruising day.... It seems like all 4 have this problem, as they all lose air slowly, but the other 3 never actually go flat. just a tad low. I'm open for recommendations for what to do, or a brand to use etc. Thanks A road worker told me it will be another month before most of the potholes are fixed, so I have a little time to address this.
  12. I had a rear brake line rust out on my daily driver S10 last fall. I had to buy a tubing bender (just the cheap $10 one), a tubing cutting (around $5), and the double flare tool (about $25). Now you can make any brake line you want. You'll need the right size line and nut. PRACTICE making your double flares on scrap lines first... don't ask how I know... ALSO, in case you read about it, compression fittings ARE NOT for brake lines, even though parts stores sell them as such
  13. Lol, we should have a contest to see which state is the last, Alabama vs. Nebraska... We didn't legalize gambling because the old football coach, Tom Osborne, didn't like it. So we send millions of dollars a year over to Iowa, since they have casinos... Tom doesn't like weed either, so we might be the last state... College football is all we have and all that matters here, apparently. And potholes. Not pot, potholes. We have plenty and they mess you up good.
  14. That's a heck of a nice car to get a deal on. I've never done much body work, but it's amazing what can be fixed by someone with the tools and knowledge. I suppose you could have quite a side business just buying salvage vehicles, fixing them, and reselling them
  15. Huh, that's a good site with lots of parts! Good to know
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