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w3wilkes last won the day on October 29 2018

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    2nd owner. Had a '73 bought brand new in '73 which pretty much rusted to death after 20+ years as a daily driver on Utah roads.

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  1. Yes, the round tops have a heat shield between the exhaust manifold and the carbs. You can see the heat shield in this shot
  2. I'm guessing that with too much advance on the spark you get the firing happen during the compression stroke which pushes the piston in the opposite direction of travel which may damage pistons, rings or other bottom end components
  3. I'm thinking of all new suspension rubber, strut bearings and the Koni's with stock springs. Found the OEM insulators for the $64.21 on Amazon with free shipping which makes the price difference from after market only about $40! https://www.amazon.com/1970-1978-Nissan-Front-Insulator-54320-E4100/dp/B00TNL7LTK
  4. This part # does not show up on https://parts.nissanusa.com/ Where were you looking?
  5. So nobody has an opinion or knows anything about the $48.00 strut mount insulators?
  6. I thought the taller ones were a 280Z thing. https://zcardepot.com/products/upper-strut-mount-spacer-240z-260z-280z?variant=19280977494129 The rear spacers for a 240Z are only $11.00 for the pair https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic20h06/23-4166 so they will match the the size of the upper front bearings https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic20h06/23-4376
  7. I'm getting ready to go through the suspension on my 71 240Z. I find that OEM strut mount insulators are ~$80.00 https://zcardepot.com/products/strut-mount-upper-insulator-front-rear-oem-240z-260z-280z and after market @ ZCarDepot are $48.00. https://zcardepot.com/products/strut-mount-upper-insulator-front-rear-oem-240z-260z-280z-1 Anybody have experience with the after market ones. The saving on all 4 is like $120.00 for the aftermarket.
  8. Glad the kids are okay! The car doesn't look beyond repair.
  9. Why not just use an inertia switch to cut power to the pump in a crash. https://www.amazon.com/Ford-5L2Z-9341-Genuine-5L2z9341a-Inertia/dp/B000NTI03C/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=ford+inertia+switch&qid=1558051529&s=automotive&sr=1-2
  10. Thanks to both for the replies re: high altitude!
  11. I wonder how much effect altitude has on all this? Those of us in the Rocky Mountain region of the USA are typically at 4,400 elevation or higher.
  12. On my 240Z I had interference with the thermostat housing too. I ground a little off the thermostat housing flange.
  13. I had only heard of torque steer on front wheel drive cars. Did they do a full alignment after all the suspension work?
  14. Thanks, if you remember or find your receipt, please let me know! Thanks.
  15. @jalexquijano Is the air filter box shown in the 1st post in this thread on your 240z? If so, where did you find it? Thanks, Wilkes
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