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  1. Thank you for reply and explanation. I like your reasoning and I think it gives me some direction on mine. I’m certainly not doing concours type build and should just go with makes me happy and keep them protected. Shiny Cad parts make me happy. That splash shield almost looks to cool to paint, but I do understand the want to protect if it’s going to be driven. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Awesome thread Dutch! I’ve got a 79 I’m working on and have been slowly prepping things for platting so I hope you don’t mind questions. Looking at the pictures on my phone I can’t tell if everything was Yellow/Gold Zinc Cad platted or if some were also left clear zinc. Did the heat and under shields come zinc plated from factory? I was thinking the manifold shield and the booster shield were galvanized but was not positive. Same for the under shield but I have not really looked at it yet or done any prep work to it. And I was wondering if you knew what finish was on the radiator over flo
  3. Cool. Is that a Prince/Nissan cap? Edit: Maybe not, I read something about Nissan having their own oil brand at one time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have the one on the left on my 79 Edit: found a pic with the Alt still in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Got a pretty 61 Catalina at the shop the other day. Beautiful original paint. My pics don’t really do it justice Bit dusty but looks better than modern CC Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yes, you do not need to plug the bottom hole where the tube was. Or the other side either actually, unless you were leaving a unbroken tube attached to the exhaust. It’s just a hole through to the other side which goes to one side of the valve. The rectangle hole in the picture below is what needs to be plugged. The plates designed to cover both holes on top would work best because of how the holes and the mounting points are set up. Here’s a pic from the top with the valve, riser, and studs removed. They were really frozen together and a pita to get off. The pipe is still connected to the bo
  7. Thanks, good to know. My originally red 280ZX has been 907 since the 80s and will stay that way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think the PO of my car wanted to replicate the look of that car, but with a ZX. 907 green and tan seats Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It’s mostly Maui Wowie but it has a little Labrador in it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yep, flare nut wrenches would help. If you don’t have them, you’ll probably want to get a set that includes the size for the brake lines also. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Heat can help sometimes. Of course a torch of some sort is usually the quickest but I’ve heard of people using a heat gun for the same. Guess a hair dryer could be used but may not get hot enough. That’s if you’re are trying to save them. If not, hack em up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Where is a good spot to hook up a mechanical gauge? I guess right there at the sender? I vote for the sender unit too, I think they eventually have a hard time registering low pressure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Decided to try and see what I could do to this wiper motor piece. It’s been stripped but seems to have another layer of platting or something that rust had eaten into. I had already started to sand the lower right side with 120. Not to shabby! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Little more playing with paint. Air box is good enough, it ended up a little “flat” looking. It think the temp and humidity was a bit too extreme. Need to compare it side by side with the top to see if I’m happy. ZX and ZXT alternator tensioner Played with cleaning up some parts for platting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hope you don’t mind a post and a pic inspired by you others here. Tried the drill method out on some headlight screws. Wire wheeled them then chucked them up. Used 120, 220, 400, then steel wool. Both were very similar looking before. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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