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zspert last won the day on August 9 2020

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  1. When practical, heat applied if it doesn't cooperate immediately!
  2. Folks, what I'm going to write is not meant as a criticism of anyone but an observation backed by 50 + years of experience. Car spent a very long time at the body shop and is a 280. ALL 280s, approaching 50 years old or so now, suffer from a partially or completely plugged internal gas tank filter. The symptoms described fit the bill but let's prove it before we start throwing money at the problem and hope it goes away. If a customer brings a 280 to me with performance problems and the cause isn't obvious the next step - ALWAYS the next step - is to install my fuel pressure gauge bet
  3. Those oil filler cap seals have been NLA for about 2 years. The oil filler cap O rings have been NLA for more than 15 years.
  4. 26th-z - Sorry for the delay getting back to you bit the reproduction parts have been flying off the shelves of late. When the Z Store program started I was offering a pretty good assortment of decals and just a couple of rubber widgets. As the program moved forward they, Nissan, commissioned me to supply a greater and greater number of mostly rubber stuff. They only ever wanted 55 sets, no more. NEVER during my many conversations with the 3 Nissan employees I chatted with or the 2 restorers I also had long conversations with was the number 200 mentioned. Perhaps there is some docume
  5. I won't be going. At 70 years old it just isn't safe.
  6. All of the other car clubs I belong to have said "same place same time - next year"
  7. Excellent point Grannyknot. If the bearings have a million miles and are 100 years old the end play is trying to tell you something!
  8. There was a LOT of cross talk about original engines not being reinstalled in the Z Store cars and that a lot of the cars didn't, therefore, have engine #s that matched the numbers on the engine compartment ID plates. When talking about those cars it's important to remember that there were, in reality, 3 iterations. The first batch reused a lot of interior soft trim as Distinctive Industries were not on board the program yet, neither were the Banzai Motorworks reproduction ID plates. Both companies were onboard for the second batch which allowed any convenient engine # to appear on the engin
  9. What have you got to lose, rertorque.
  10. Chris, if the white car is yours you've made a number of mistakes!! Now I wish I could have visited with you!!
  11. Lonetreesteve I wasn't able to have a look, sure wish I could have. On the other hand it might have broken my heart. About 2 months ago I got a call from a salesman asking if I would be interested in pimping for E's new Z car book. When he mentioned that my shop got a mention my ears perked up. He offered to send me an e version for my perusal. I had a look and got a bit hot when he, E, touted up the very characters we've been commenting on while devoting exactly one sentence, or is it two, to the shops that did the Z Store restorations - for very little profit. Go back about 20 ye
  12. SH30-H & DougN you've hit the nail squarely on the head. I have a lot to say about that book, and some back story, but don't have a lot of time in the am so I'll have to chime in this evening. Cheers
  13. "mostly the underside" I sure hope they didn't screw up the assembly marks like they seem to do to every Z that slips through their hands. Last time I worked on Paul's car the underside was PERFECT!
  14. Banzai has those connectors NEW for far less. WOW, 2 grand for those cables. I think I have 2 new sets in stock.
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