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    early 1971 240z. Complete Rust Bucket

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  1. Had so much time off over the Xmas/new year break but due to Family commitments, new baby and spending two weeks in Western Australia’s beautiful southwest, progress on the car was non existent. I managed to strip my rear SU, so plan is now to buy a parts washer and clean everything in prep for replating and vapor blasting. Can’t believe how many individual parts make up a set of SUs! All parts very thoroughly catalogued and organized. Does anyone know the best place to source oem or equivalent fasteners for SUs? I have some screws with stripped heads etc I did receive my blemished zstory jdm muffler. Which is a very nice unit, and for 260$ aud including shipping I couldn’t resist. I don’t know what my plan is to minimize the blemish just yet. slight damage during shipping but nothing unfixable, may just need to have a machine shop shave the tip. im hoping I’m able to make some decent progress this year. Wish me luck Ryan
  2. Happy new year everyone! May this year bring you much progress on your projects or many miles in your z. weatherstrip kit arrived along with rubber and grommet kit all from z car depot. I am 90% confident that the zcardepot kit is straight up the precision kit. All parts are corresponding to precision’s part numbers, arrived in a precision box, some parts did not come in precision branded packets but upon watching some of the precision installation videos on YouTube some of the packaging looks unbranded. Also came with a precision kit packing list. So unless z car depot goes through the trouble of restickering all their kit with precision part numbers. I’m pretty sure I have a precision kit. What I don’t get is the 200 USD price difference? Zcardepot 289 USD and from precision 468 USD! Rubber bumper and grommet kit was a bit of an impulse buy, but contains a lot of parts I assume I’ll need at some stage. My rationale in these purchases is that I will need door seals to start gapping panels and doors when I replace my outer rockers. Zcardepot had black Friday sales which meant the amount I saved covered the shipping I have to pay to get it to Perth. So I pulled the trigger.
  3. Not dense at all Jon! I only need one, I shared the shipping costs with another guy to get it to Australia from the uk. 140£ (~200USD) to ship it!!!! By the time I finish the restoration I think I will have spent more in shipping than buying the car! Ryan
  4. Early Xmas present arrived... out of the uk from auto panel solutions
  5. Yeah that’s what I figured! Cheers! Yeah poly bushes for sure upon rebuild. Ryan
  6. so despite my daughter arriving I managed to make it to the car to do a bit of spannering, stripped the drum brakes and gave them a clean out, also got the front suspension assembly broken down and ready to bring all components in need of a press to my mates shop. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to rebuild drums or go straight to discs. Any thoughts or opinions? not sure which is an original 240z cylinder, anyone know off hand? After wire brushing the crud off the rear control arm looks like some smart fellow tried to put a jack stand under it. I was thinking I would just finesse the dents straight if I can. Outer tie rods were jammed in tight, haven’t tried heat yet but figure I’ll just press them out along with everything else. So just dismantled steering rack at the knuckle. anybody know if the silver brackets from the steering rack bushes are meant to be there? They looked like diy aluminum shims made up.
  7. Very poetic patcon! They are amazing, my two year old is certainly making me grow into a more patient man...😜 it’s funny how you can find them the most annoying thing ever, then a split second later the most adorable.
  8. @tyroguru @Racer X @Patcon @240260280 @Captain Obvious Thanks heaps fellas! It’s the greatest project of them all!
  9. Well sorry it’s taken time to get back to updating the needle sitcho. (Oz slang for situation) but this little thing has been keeping me busy, she arrived last week. 😍 But I did get round to trying to get the needles out, I decided to first try some rubber and some vice grips as it was the easiest to conjure. And long story short it worked! Just needed the grip of the rubber to apply enough torque to twist it free! The second needle came out by hand. One of the needles had N27 on it, the other had nothing. I believe these are 240z needles? Ryan
  10. Yes I did think of the oven straight away as I haven’t yet invested in a propane torch for the project. I will send an email and see what they say, I’m about to buy a rebuild kit from them anyway so not like I’m asking for free advice Helpful is all we need sometimes! 😝
  11. If I can’t get it out trying all these methods I’ll bring it to a carb specialist, Not sure if Ztherapy will hand out free advice, I guess it’s worth a try though Cheers mate sounds like the rubber vice gang wins by a clear majority! I don’t want to damage any of the needle, any damage could make them unusable. I tried using a cloth and light pressure with some pliers but no go, too slippery. Rubber will fix that I think Ryan
  12. @Captain Obvious @Racer X Cheers Cap & X that was an idea that flashed through my head the other night, I have some 5mm rubber sheet rubber at home, yet to try it. I was going to soak them with kerosene prior. Will let you know how I go!
  13. Hi Kent @ConVerTT just wondering if your gearbox support frame was a little short when offering up the 3m lengths up into place? I found the gearbox support frame to be the only one that had an issue, the others were fine. Only a 5mm gap so nothing crazy I PM’d Jon @tyroguru who also had a similar discrepancy with only his gearbox frame as well. I did double check all my measurements to yours and all were correct. Might just be a slight discrepancy between chassis’s? These were handmade back in the 60’s/70’s so slight variation is to be expected in my mind. I’m pretty confident my chassis is reasonably straight as I'm sure yours is too. I’m just going to pack the gap with sheet metal and weld in place. Just thought I would document this for anyone else who builds this jig in the future. I would build the gearbox frame last, offering the 3m lengths up to the other frames and measuring up distance before cutting uprights for gearbox support frame. Thanks again Kent for the plans Some pictures
  14. Anybody got any advice on getting the needles out of the piston? They seem pretty stuck in there. The Ztherapy rebuild kit will have new needles but I’d rather not damage anything just in case. And before you ask yes the grub screw is out...😝 Ryan
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