montoya_fan01

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  1. Hey man, just thought you might want to know. The Mallory Distributor you are selling is described as a dual points distributor, but your ebay indicates it's like a Mallory that recently sold for over $300. The one that sold for over $300 (linked in your ad) was a Mallory Unilite distributor which is an Electronic Distrutor that does not have points at all. Comparing Apples to Oranges my friend.
  2. I agree. I'd be contacting Keith Jackson at B-J right away to make arrangements for the car to hit the auction block in January 07. That's where the heavy hitters w/ big bux will be.
  3. is that really true or just what someone told you in a PM?
  4. Enigma: You are certainly not the first one to be confused (I may have been). I do admit that it is a bit confusing in that most of us (including me) when working on our cars DO think of bolt size in relation to the wrench we use on them. The first time I was buying bolts to replace my oil pan bolts, and intake, exhaust bolts/studs and nuts I got a bit of an education from the salesperson at Lawson products. www.lawsonproducts.com Tom: Lawson has hardware spec'd by shaft diameter, thread pitch, length, and they also indicate head size. It took me some time to go through their info thoroughly and find what I was looking for, which was the identical size (completely) that came standard on my car even though I could not find the hardware in the gold cad, or yellow zinc (whatever) that Datsun/Nissan used. It was also a pain to order through them because they generally sell only to wholesalers and I had to get "approved" by the regional sales staff before they would accept my order.
  5. First of all I wasn't trying to rag on you, but instead to clarify your statement about "M12" for the benefit of anyone who might need to buy a bolt/nut. Your statement quoted above is semi-accurate. A bolt with an 8mm shaft dia is not called a M12 just because a 12mm wrench is used on it, and the reason is because hexhead sizes DO vary. FWIW, a standard 8mm bolt/nut has a 13mm hex head, an 8mm JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) bolt/nut, the type of bolt used on a Datsun, would have a 12mm hex head. Thus size is stated in terms of the dimension that DOES NOT vary. If someone goes to the store and buys a bolt/nut in the size you posted (M12 x 1.25 x 25mm), what they come home with will NOT fit the application we are discussing. If you order a M12 x 1.25 x 25mm bolt, you would get a bolt with a shaft diameter of 12mm. It's as simple as that.
  6. too bad, I'll bet it was a duesey
  7. This is confusing the issue of the bolt size.. Metric (actually ALL) bolts are not sized by the size wrench that is used on the hex head. Bolt size is related in diameter of the shaft, then thread pitch, then length of the shaft. The bolts that secure the mount bushings on a 240z front anti-rollbar are M8 x 1.25 x ~ 20mm. I would suspect it would be the same on a 280, but I have never checked. Tom: If the threads on the bolt don't appear stripped but don't tighten up when threaded into the captive nuts in the frame rails, then it is probably the captive nuts that are damaged/defective.
  8. and painted/powdercoated it "Pimp My Ride Red"
  9. Absolutely STUNNING car. $190K and not at the reserve yet. I hope it finds a great home that will care for it appropriately.
  10. If I was really interested in knowing the condition of the chassis, this is the only way I'd trust to confirm status of the car in question.
  11. Also, it's got either a 280Z hood, or a butchered 240Z hood. Seller sounds kinda vague, I think I wouldn't touch this one without a personal, in-person, in-depth inspection.
  12. I'm not much into polishing either but I could ge it to where I want it before shipping it. I'll add this to my wish list and contact you when I have $$$
  13. Enigma: He's inserted a link to the picture on his website. Maybe your PDA can't display it, or it takes forever to load? 2003Z: What does something like that cost, without the green. Just polished aluminium accents on a black cover with nice clearcoat?
  14. From his attachments, it looks exactly like the 240Z pulleys on my cars w/ the bolt on A/C (3rd) groove.
  15. I believe that the "standard" OEM mounting was with the 2 spacers used between the seat runners and the cross-member, and the two spacers stored below were intended to be moved above the cross member to raise the seat higher if needed. Seat mount bolt size is 8mm x 1.25, with an 8mm JIS nut which requires a 12mm hex wrench. Bolts are sized by diameter of threaded portion and thread pitch, then length of bolt. example: 8mm x 1.25 x 25mm The hex size is not used to identify the size of a bolt or nut. The OEM size of the nut for this bolt would be: 8mm x1.25 and would use a Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) nut for which you would use a 12mm wrench. It is hard to find this nut in the USA unless you order from the dealer, most of the time at a hardware store you would find a 13mm hex on an 8mm x 1.25 bolt/nut. It will work fine but it's not the "correct" OEM size.
  16. I think he's asking what size angle IRON you used.
  17. the 240zs I've bought from original owners (71 - 73) came with 4 spacers per seat mount bolt. 2 used between seat mount and cross-member and 2 stored on the bolt below the cross-member. when I go to pick n pull yards there are usually at least a few sitting on the floor pan of every Z in the yard.
  18. There are several threeads about this. Use the CZCC search box & type in 'damperdoc'. That should get you to a thread with links to the other threads that have useful information about this issue. NOTE: The link to the damperdoc URL listed in the thread is no longer valid. You can go directly to THIS WEBSITE and click on "Harmonic Balancers". FWIW, the dealer won't give you a 3 YR Warranty like Damper Doctor will.
  19. Is that the same colour as v12horse's 260Z (in his gallery)? Do you have a scan of your brochure? That would be an interesting thing to see after all theses years.
  20. you'll find a TON of info on V8 Z cars at www.hybridz.org oh ya, since you are in md, Banzai Motorworks is probably the best place for you to shop. Do a Google search on 'Banzai Motorworks' for their webpage.
  21. Appliance, Western, Shelby, Anson, and Cragar were large companies in the USA that manufactured wheels (including 5-slots sized for 240z's) IN the USA, mostly in CA, which was where the the aftermarket wheel industy was centered for a variety of reasons back in the 70's. There may have been others that I don't know of. I'll take Alan at his word since I know nothing of Japans wheel production capabilities. However, in the decade of the 70's, the USA (also?) became an aluminum wheel producing powerhouse. The above mentioned companies had manufacturing plants in Southern CA, and in addition to their own brands, could be contracted to produce private label wheels for retailers such as "Wholesale Distributors" or "WD" which was a large chain of Tire/Wheel/Speed Equipment Stores throughout the West Coast (USA).
  22. www.zhome.com has a section on colors offered for each year with many example pictures of cars. I have never seen any data published on numbers of car produced in each color.
  23. Really? I didn't know that US Datsun dealers sourced aftermarket "add-on" wheels from Japan. I thought that all of them were sourced locally. (in the USA). Which company made those Japanese spun aluminum wheel shown in the picture Bill posted?
  24. Straight down the timing cover onto the top of the crankshaft gear so the chain is on either side of the wedge. PS, I think you need a shop manual before you do this job. It will show you things like this and give you torque specs and other helpful information.
  25. Yeah those are favorites of mine too.