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  1. Hah! I don't know how I missed that. Makes sense. Thanks, Zup.
  2. I bought these to go on my 73 Z bumper. They don't quite clear the rubber trim in front (they are a little wide). Are these for 1973 240Z? TIA
  3. I swapped in the Wesco seat belts, with the inertia reel mounted at the top. I added a pair of their metal buckle extenders on the inboard side so the buckle is easy to find even if the seat is forward. I really like them.
  4. I went ahead and removed the carburetor heater plumbing. Wasn’t so bad. I used the hole to install the sending unit. I used a 1/2” NPT adapter in this BSPT hole, added some Teflon tape to prevent spiral leaks. Don’t have it wired up yet but the water circuit is leak-free!
  5. Thank you, SteveJ. I found the description in the ‘74 manual. It is an on/off switch. I thought about just replacing it with a good one and using it, but the temp range is too low for what I wanted to use it for. I read a couple of statements that 1/4 BPST and 1/4 NPT will play together, but my 1/4 NPT adapter only screws in the hole less than one full turn. I don’t think I’m going to force that one! I found a chart below that spells out the differences. I’m going to try to find a BPST to NPT adapter. Barring that, i think I’ll look at drilling and tapping this hole to accept the 3/8 NPT sensor that I have. It may be less work than un-plumbing and plugging the carb heater line. edit::: I’ve reconsidered. I don’t think there’s enough metal around that hole to allow a drill and tap. And, an adapter won’t work, because the sensor has an un-threaded end and won’t fit into an adapter. See pic. I think I’m back to using hole #3 like you suggested. Be glad to hear more points of view. I’ll post up when I have some news. Thanks for the help!
  6. SORRY!DUPLICATE POST! I am adding electric fans and aluminum radiator to my 73 240Z. I would like to put a coolant temp sending unit (on @ 185, off @ 165). The sending unit that came with the kit is 5/8” NPT -no good. My thermostat housing has an unused port (pic below) that was plugged with an old sensor of some type ( on the right, pic below). I can’t ID the thread size on the fitting. The temp sender (on the left next to it) is 1/4 NPT. The threads on my mystery port measure slightly less than that - more than 18, less than 20. I get the feeling that this is not the original thermostat housing for my car, because I can’t find a mention of this second sensor or this hole. 1. can someone ID this housing, and tell me what the sensor that is in this hole did? 2. Can someone ID the hole size and thread pitch? 3. ultimately, I need to find a sending unit to fit in this hole that will operate a fan relay. Anyone been here before me, had success in finding a sender? long post; TIA!
  7. I am adding electric fans and aluminum radiator to my 73 240Z. I would like to put a coolant temp sending unit (on @ 185, off @ 165). The sending unit that came with the kit is 5/8” NPT -no good. My thermostat housing has an unused port (pic below) that was plugged with an old sensor of some type ( on the right, pic below). I can’t ID the thread size on the fitting. The temp sender (on the left next to it) is 1/4 NPT. The threads on my mystery port measure slightly less than that - more than 18, less than 20. I get the feeling that this is not the original thermostat housing for my car, because I can’t find a mention of this second sensor or this hole. 1. can someone ID this housing, and tell me what the sensor that is in this hole did? 2. Can someone ID the hole size and thread pitch? 3. ultimately, I need to find a sending unit to fit in this hole that will operate a fan relay. Anyone been here before me, had success in finding a sender? long post; TIA!
  8. Got my 350Z seats re-covered and installed.
  9. Madkaw, I started on my seat project. I have 350z power seats. I’m worried about welding the frame to the seat tracks. There are plastic parts inside the tracks and that’s a lot of heat. Advice?
  10. I just picked up a set of 350z seats. Any hints you could share on how you mounted yours would be helpful.
  11. I saw your comment that you put 350Z seats in your car. I picked up a pair for my 73, and I’m hoping for some words of wisdom on how you got yours mounted.

    1. grannyknot

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      You'll be very pleased, very comfortable.  As I remember I had to cut off the locating pins on the bottom of the 350z seats then welded on 2 steel straps that aligned with the stock seat sliders and drilled holes to match and bolted them together.  Make sure when you mark the straps for drilling that the seat can slide back as far as possible, whish I could be of more help but it was 6 yrs ago and I don't have access to the car right now to check.

      There are some pics starting at #256 on this thread, https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/50240-thinking-about-installing-an-bmw-m6-engine-in-my-z/?&page=11#comments

      Not much in the way of detail I'm afraid.

      Chris

  12. I’m getting ready to install these. I wonder if some loctite would address any looseness in the fit of these bushings.
  13. Paint was no charge. They would plate if you needed at extra cost. Nice people, too
  14. Well, I can FINALLY update on this topic! I had the Datsun booster (thanks, terrapin) rebuilt by boostersteve in Oregon. Problem solved! Brakes are now behaving properly. My takeaways from this are: . Cardone boosters are not a compatible swap into a 240Z (at least for 1973). don’t know why. . Datsun boosters, even the crusty ones, can be saved. cheers!
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