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  1. I am repeatedly amazed how many people will share a personal story with me about their experience with a Z. Either they had one or a friend did. And the stories are pretty similar - fast, fun, and way cool.
  2. I also have chased the elusive, speed-sensitive steering wheel shake. The problem came directly from a wheel-balance problem - BUT! it's not as simple as just rebalancing. The problem was the wheel weights were not distributed symmetrically about the imbalance. Since any balancing process will never be absolutely perfect, the slight inaccuracy of this particular balancing effort worked very well up to about 55mph. Above that speed, the car acted as though it would explode. Definitely hit a resonant frequency. If the weights had been selected and applied more carefully (shall we say?), the inaccuracy would have been significantly reduced. In the end, a perfectly acceptable balance was achieved by using bolt-plate balance fixture as oppsed to the typical centered balance fixture. The difference being each wheel is balanced based upon its mounted center.
  3. I call that cycling the connectors. After doing a long sentence in the high tech arena, besides smacking the cheese out of it, cycling the connectors is always the first publicly acknowledged step.
  4. @psdenno's strategy is good advice. I've been where you are a few times and it ALWAYS pays to take a breather. In addition, besides my favorite saying of my daughter, "Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow" 😉, I can add a new one. Thanks @psdenno
  5. So glad you found a solution !
  6. A pic of my three favorite things. Nice!
  7. Good commentary on the razor blades. Having the brand of a good product always helps. The heat gun/razor blade paint removal process beats the hell out of chemical stripper. Along that line, back in '97 my brother the "expert" body man was helping me with my restoration (that went dormant until last year). So last year when I was cutting out a bunch of crappy work I had done back then I found 1/4" of filler in the rear lower quarters. Darn I said, how did that get there? Can you imagine, a 1/4"? Guess who's not helping this time around? 😁
  8. Agreed. I have a Viper alarm/remote that is two-way. The remote receives a signal from the car and displays the locked/unlocked status after pressing a button. I have it programmed for no beeps, no chirps, no lights.
  9. It all seems to have come through successfully. I just did a C&P into Excel and it all looks good. Thank you very much for sharing it!
  10. Yeah, me too. Actually, lots of circuits that are being labeled "NBU" - Not Being Used (same with a bunch of parts) and will be stripped out of the existing harnesses. Several, ok, many, new circuits to be added as well. So much so that I'm in the throes of a dilemma - should I modify old harnesses or just make completely new ones? The more I think about it, the more clear becomes the answer - NEW!
  11. Any chance you'd be willing to share your spreadsheet? I started one last year for wire sizing, overcurrent device, fuse block ID, etc. I had to stop work on it to get some other long-lead tasks moving. Sounds like seeing yours would be very helpful for several reasons, but especially since it's been implemented and cross-checked.
  12. I haven't read through your entire post yet, but what I have is most impressive. This is particularly exciting for me as I am planning the very same course of action. The detail and commentary you've provided will be most helpful. Very nicely done, sir.
  13. @Captain Obvious Did you glue the mitered ends of the door seal to each other? A careful application of some high quality CA adhesive to the flexible rubber seals, as well as silicone (perhaps) for any gap of the gripping portion of the seal may make a significant difference in wind noise.
  14. That reminded me, I used to have an Isuzu Rodeo. The plugs were recessed in the valve covers and the valve cover gaskets eventually leaked oil. When the oil level in the bores got high enough, it would shunt the spark to ground and the engine would misfire on hard acceleration. Took me a good while to figure out that one. It was really strange, because it would idle and drive perfectly as long as your foot wasn't in it. The band-aid was to remove the plugs and carb clean the oil into the cylinders. The cure of course was to pull valve covers and fix the dang thing.
  15. Nice. Never have seen a cap fail that way. Used to see a lot of GM HEI caps fail from carbon tracking inside (boy that's been a long time). Any idea as to its provenance? I guess that means anyone running with a distributor needs to carry a spare cap. The pile just keeps getting bigger. 😁
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