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About mailnome

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  1. Not sure if this is ok but heads up on someone selling leftover parts from a 72 build. https://www.zcar.com/threads/1972-datsun-240z-parts-for-sale.421682/ Not associated with seller and do your homework Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Great looking car! I love the 66 and 67. It was my favorite model and dream car as a kid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. [emoji3516]I agree, sealing tips please! My boss, old mechanic, has had me “lock tight” rear main seals on high horsepower cars Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Some of the ones I’ve seen are not completely welded on the outside side of the flange, but should be on the inside where it is more important. eBay example Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Just about cleaned up Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have a stock turbo exhaust manifold from a 82 or 83 that I’m am currently cleaning up. I noticed when I first started cleaning it that it seems to have a few patches black on it. I’m not totally positive it was paint, but I would like to paint it to “preserve” it and keep it from rusting. Were the stock 82-83 turbo manifolds painted black from factory? If not, should I paint it cast iron color? Will be using VHT Flameproof Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’d imagine they do but just an acid bath will work. Vinegar or muriatic acid will work but it still takes a lot of time and wire brushing and will still need abraded to give a nice surface if there is pitting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. At one point I had big dreams of putting a turbo engine in. I was working at a salvage yard and we had nice block and head that was mine if I wanted it, and I had collected a trans and rear end from a early 300Z that I just never brought home. I did keep the head, manifold, 300zx ECU, AFMs, and other useful things, along with some body parts that I stripped from a 82-83 ZXT. I should have kept that one whole. Was a driving automatic turbo car that someone brought in. I bought it for $100, stripped what I wanted then sold it to them for 100. Doh! Oh well. I do have a bunch of other extra bits that I may try to sell to fund my “mild” project. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. She’s a tough one gwri8. Love all the pics with some of these builds, problem is that it makes me want to do a build like them. Must resist researching platting companies. Drool... Photo probably stolen from here Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Interior isn’t too bad. It has black with tan high back seats. Not sure if that combo is original. Has a dash and armrest cover for the usual reasons, the carpets could use replacing, and the rear trim panels need work to look good again which is doable. Main fear is the body. I guess I really need to start poking around underneath and decide how bad it is. I believe it had a thick undercoating applied. I know that can possibly be bad in that it can hold moisture if it starts to crack. The rails are pretty beat up but not rotten. Some rust on the rockers and around rear wheel arches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi, I’m Matt. I’ve been a member of Z.Car for a little and figured I’d jump in here too because I’m always lurking. I have a pretty rough 79 280ZX that I’ve had for maybe 15 years. It’s has sat for about the last 10 or so. I daily drove it for a few years, then let it set after some slight running issues and started a family so some of my side projects got put on hold. I had to move the car from where it was being stored(barn) so I got it fired up and running and all my old dreams of doing something to this car came back. Of course my wife’s response when I brought it back to the house was “you’re going to sell it, right?...Crushed!!! Well I absolutely love having something to tinker with and feel that with a bit of work and little $ I can at least get it in a more sellable/drivable state if I can convince myself to let go of it. Seeing the prices from the BAT thread make me want to hold it longer but I know it will never bring top dollar unless I probably put more cash than it’s worth into it. I work as a mechanic at a small shop and have space and access to most tools and plan to dolly there in the near future. That way it will be out of the wife’s eye and I can stay late tinker without her standing over my shoulder asking me why I’m doing this to an old POS. I believe it has been repainted 907 green 20 or more years ago. Original color is red. I fell in love with the green with first sight so I will most likely keep it that color Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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