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About wadelester

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    7/71 240Z - Need a lot of work, but has good bones. I've have a few British roadsters and this Z, by far, is much better.

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  1. Now I need to find someone in the Daytona/Orlando area that can do the work
  2. Well, I got the old fuel pumps off and realized that the PO didn't even have the spacer installed. I ordered a new one and hopefully will have her running next week. I hate waiting.
  3. Agreed on the "bad sign". I'm going to get the chassis sorted before jacking it again...I really would like to save this car if I can, even if it costs me more than I should spend
  4. I searched a number of times, but couldn't find the answer to my simple question. When installing a mechanical fuel pump, how is the Permatex - "Permatex 85420 Permashield Fuel Resistant Gasket Dressing & Sealant", applied? Is it applied to each of the four hard surfaces? OR, each side of the two gaskets? Roughly, how much is used on each surface? Also, do I lubricate the pump before installation? Any help is appreciated.
  5. I'll post photos soon, but did have some troubles. I purchased the slotted blocks, so I used them. I placed the block right on each dimple in the pinch weld. My front/passenger side began to bend inward, so now I have a sizable dent under the rocker. I do have some rust issues, so I assume that may be the problem. Note: I did have success the first time I jacked it - it was the second time when I had problems with rocker.
  6. Been there done that...I'm glad you found them!
  7. @SteveJ If it's not too much trouble, can you ask him if he uses the blocks that came with his unit, or if he purchased the pinch weld blocks. Any help is appreciated.
  8. I forgot to mention. HomeDepot has a 10% military discount. Although they only apply it to in-store purchases (this was a web purchase), they did give me a 5% discount just for asking.
  9. Thanks SteveJ! I feel much better now 🙂
  10. I saw these on CL and thought it may help. It gets you half way there. Datsun 240Z,260Z,280Z factory wiper arms RARE!! https://orlando.craigslist.org/pts/d/orlando-datsun-240z260z280z-factory/6878121703.html good luck
  11. Thanks for the tips madkaw. My biggest concern is that the 5000 is 70" long and that is about exactly the distance between the tires. I can return it, but I sure hope it fits. I have heard about the pinch weld alignment difficulties. Have you tried a different method?
  12. I thought maybe a snorkel or "Znorkel" 😎
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