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    72 240z with 145K miles. PO upgraded to 4 wildwood disk brakes, kyb struts w/coilovers, 17" wheels. Originally orange, cheaply painted red long ago.

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  1. Car is going into ZCG on Thursday for a post-mortem. Images to follow.
  2. Driving my '71 240z in the hills today. Leaving the scenic outlook, decided to chirp the tires a little. Something went BANG loudly in the rear end. Coasted to a stop, did a visual inspection, nothing found. Continued driving, but the loud BANG started happening again and more frequently, only when I was on the gas, not when coasting. Parked it again, no visuals again. Called the tow truck, now back home. Put rear up on jack stands. In neutral, rotated the tires forward at same time, while friend grabbed the drive shaft. Some times the shaft would turn in sync with the wheels, other times it seemed to skip or jump. Asking the experts in the group for suggestions on further trouble shooting. Don't know if it's the shaft itself, the U-joints, the differential, etc. Stock diff, looks like it's never been opened. '71 240z, Rebello 3.0 engine, Z Car Garage suspension, brakes, CV joints, new clutch, 5 speed tranny recently serviced.
  3. Please show me what you've got available. Thanks!
  4. Those 3 missing chunks around the edges would be a step backwards for me. Thanks for dragging it out for inspection!
  5. That would be great to replace that broken panel with a better one. Thanks.
  6. See the corners where the holes are and where the corner has been broken off? Those busted off corners are what I'm trying to reattach.
  7. Trying to refurb the interior plastics of a series 1 hatch interior. Thinking of super glue plus a layer of something really thin on the backside. Concerned that a thick repair will impact ability to attach. Would love to hear from someone who's been there and done that. Thanks.
  8. Found the parts that I needed at 240zrubberparts.com
  9. Trying to refurbish these components. Top priority is locating a mystery part. Looks like an interface piece between the big plastic panel, and the funnel. One of them is good to go, other one had disintegrated beyond any hope of repair. Have looked at the parts fiche multiple times, haven't been able to find a part which matches. I understand, finding the part number doesn't guarantee that the part is available, but it's a start. Would appreciate a ping if anyone knows what this is.
  10. Mission accomplished. Lubed the inner cable as I fed it back into the transmission end of the housing. Drove it around the block, no speedo needle bouncing. Thanks for the suggestions.
  11. The inner cable was extracted from the transmission end. Maybe use the silicone spray on each inch of inner cable, as I'm feeding it back in?
  12. 240z speedo needle bouncing. Read that drive cable needs to be lubed. Have pulled cable inner from transmission end, cleaned and lubed said inner with 3-In-1 light oil. Blew out the housing from the speedo end. Now, how to lube the inside of speedo cable housing and with what?
  13. The engine cranked twice then the fusible link failed. Probably doing it's job because the starter was drawing too much current. I've had the connector fail on a different z.
  14. When one of those old screw in style house fuses would blow in his house, my grandpa used to put a penny in the bottom and screw it back in. How much current can Abe Lincoln carry? In case there's an actual problem with the starter, don't want to hard-wire it. What about soldering up a 30A fuse with the appropriate terminals?
  15. 5/71 240z. Went to the market. Car cranked twice then lost all electrical power. DVM confirms the fusible link is open. AAA towed it home, but it needs to be moved. Is there an emergency hack that I can create to allow the car to move short distances, until a stock or upgraded replacement arrives? Thanks!
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