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  1. I don't have experience with the S30, but its pretty important all across the S30/S130 line to check the structural integrity of the frame rails. In poor condition, a floor jack can bend and tear them. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    5 speed swap

    A trick that@siteunseen taught me was to cover the input, output, gear selector areas with plumbing pipe end caps, clamped with hose style clamps. Then cover it with oven cleaner for an hour or so. Once its soaked in spray it down with high pressure water. It works great. You can then easily detail the remaining gunk with a wire brush. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    5 speed swap

    I'm sure you already know, but just to be safe, the Fel-Pro rear main requires a bit of oil on the outer rim before installation.
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    rear transmission mount

    Here is the one on my spare trans. Taken straight out of the car and never removed. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    New head install question

    Thanks for the update. I'll be getting a hold of those guys as well for sure. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    New head install question

    My local Nissan dealer quoted me something like $120 for the head bolts and told me that Nissan head gaskets for "those old cars" aren't available. I haven't tried Nissan of Bellevue yet. They host local Z club events and might be a bit more informative. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Pick N Pull Lynnwood WA. 81 280ZXT

    Went to the pick n pull today with a friend to find parts for his Honda, and paid a visit to this car. Its stripped, except the differential, shafts and hub assys are still there. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    More living room furniture

    Spent some time cleaning the oil pan up. It was dirtier than shown, I guess I deleted the picture of when it first came off the car. Under a layer of grime was a bit of surface rust. Its mostly off now. Time for some paint tomorrow-ish. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Meet Looey - 73 Fairlady Z

    That exhaust looks like it'll wake the neighbors when you get it fired up. Beautiful car. Congrats. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Once again $8000 for a 73 in North WA

    Stanwood isn't too far from me. I could go check it out and match numbers and hear it run if anyone is terribly interested. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    HS 130 Questions...

    A Fairlady would be right hand drive for the Japanese domestic market. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    HS 130 Questions...

    I'm not sure what build date would constitute an early production '79 ZX, or if its even all that important to most people. But as far as ZX's go, I personally prefer '79 through '80. After that you have O2 sensors and automatic climate control and T-tops. All fairly troublesome. The later cars got flat tops with the F54 blocks. You have dish top pistons(assuming its original), with N42 block/N47 head. I have an '80ZX with its original engine that seems to be holding up quite well. These are solid machines. I'm currently building an F54/P90 to put in it either when I feel like it, or this one wears out. The current engine will probably outlast my eagerness to swap it out with the new one. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Z cars at the Concours

    Maybe one of them will be asked to star in a movie next! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    More living room furniture

    When it comes to things like head gaskets and rear/front seals, I feel like spending a few extra dollars is more than worth it.. Before I pull the trigger on Fel-Pro's head gasket and rear/front seals(which comes with side seals), should i stop and consider getting those directly from Nissan? The Fel-Pro head gasket is multi layer steel, and I have their rear seal/side seal kit in my other car. As far as i can tell it isn't hemorrhaging oil. I lubed the outside of the seal before installation as advised in some other thread here. It seems like the entire engine gasket set from Fel-Pro is the way to go, with maybe getting a Nissan head gasket. Just to be safe. Rock Auto also has a Hitachi oil pump for $40 I'll be getting.
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    saturday night music thread

    I was thinking today, that there will soon be an entire generation where the majority has no idea what it sounds like to insert a cassette tape into a deck and press play. All the mechanical racket that happens before you hear any music. I totally appreciate having the ability to go online and hear anything I ever want to hear at my fingertips, but I hope the old tech never dies out completely. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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