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About SoCalJim

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    Retired Guy!

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    1975 Datsun 280Z in Green Metallic (303)

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  1. SoCalJim


    Happy Fathers’s Day! We celebrated yesterday, so, today I get to spend part of the day tinkering on my ‘75 280Z.
  2. SoCalJim

    Need a black plastic knob for the seat position lever

    Thanks for the link! Part is on order. 🙂
  3. Please let me know if you have one available. Thanks.
  4. SoCalJim

    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    Whoo hooo!
  5. SoCalJim

    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    Where can I get some vintage brake fluid for my vintage Z?
  6. SoCalJim

    1973 front bumper wanted (or 70-72)

    Thanks Cliff. When the Futofab bumpers are once again available, I’ll get them and EuroDat’s brackets to mount on my 280Z.
  7. SoCalJim

    1973 front bumper wanted (or 70-72)

    Thanks. Did you use EuroDat’s brackets with them?
  8. SoCalJim

    1973 front bumper wanted (or 70-72)

    Is there any difference between the futofab 240Z bumpers and the ones from Z Car Depot? I sent an inquiry to futofab about their bumpers and am waiting to hear back on their availability. edit: Futofab says they’ll be available in 4-6 weeks.
  9. SoCalJim

    n42/n47 na build

    I really like this idea as a Stage 1 kind of effort. It might be satisfying enough, or it might be a gateway to pursue engine mods without wasting anything done in Stage 1.
  10. SoCalJim

    280Z Fuel Tank & Vapor Reservoir Hoses

    I ended up using three of the 3/4" PEX 90 degree elbows and one uni-coil for the 5/8" ID tank vent line going to the vapor reservoir. Two elbows for the 180 degree loop, and one elbow for where the hose turns from the back panel to the quarter panel towards the vapor reservoir. I used a uni-coil on that hose to prevent it from kinking where the hose first comes up into the cabin and then runs sideways along the back panel. I used two more uni-coils for the filler vent hose makes a 180 degree turn to connect the filler to the reservoir. I purchased the 3/4" PEX elbows from my local Lowes store, and I bought the uni-coils online from BelMetric.com (part # RHBEND23.6). Here are some pictures of my installation. 
  11. SoCalJim

    280Z Fuel Tank & Vapor Reservoir Hoses

    Thanks Cliff!
  12. SoCalJim

    280Z Fuel Tank & Vapor Reservoir Hoses

    I catch myself doing the same thing at times. Thanks!
  13. SoCalJim

    280Z Fuel Tank & Vapor Reservoir Hoses

    I’m going to use a combination of both of your suggestions. I’m using uni-coils for the short section of vent hose between the filler and the reservoir, and I’m planning on using the 3/4” PEX elbows for the tight 180 degree turn on the tank vent hose. I’ll use another uni-coil for the 90 degree turn that the tank vent hose takes right before it gets to the vapor reservoir. siteunseen, I tried looking for a picture of your solution, but I haven’t been able to find it. Would you mind posting it here or sending it to me if you have one? Thanks!
  14. SoCalJim

    280Z Fuel Tank & Vapor Reservoir Hoses

    I’ll see if that turns up anything. Thanks! siteunseen, thanks for the information about your solution to this problem!

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