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ta240 last won the day on January 18 2019

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  1. That video is almost in the top gear realm. I'll have to take some pictures of it and post them here to see what pricing range to aim for. I definitely definitely don't think it will need a video of that quality to accompany it. It is a daily driver (on nice days) and my commute is 100 miles round trip and it had some questionable areas when I bought it.
  2. In the next year or two I'm going to have to sell my Z and I'm at a loss at the best way to sell it. I don't want to mess with ebay, too many bad experiences there, but I would prefer to minimize dealing with people and all the fun that entails with questionable test drives, lowball offers, no shows, etc. It is a daily driver and knowing each and every imperfection I'd give it about a 6 out of 10 so it isn't high end auction material. Anyone dealt with classic car consignment places? Any other suggestions? In my entire 50+ years I've sold 2 cars and one was to carmax so this isn't a process I'm used to doing. Most of the time I drive them until they have to be towed away for scrap. So any tips, hints or suggestions are appreciated.
  3. I stumbled on it in this video. It should start right about at the audio clip https://youtu.be/aZOxn8ggX8w?t=384 http://240z.me
  4. I read several posts about using bread or grease to pop the old bushing out. My original one did not want to come out that way or with the tapered screw-in grease zerk shown below. I ended up getting a removal tool from harbor freight and grinding down the claws to where they would fit inside and pulling it out that way. It was a super cheap version of the bottom picture
  5. When I was a kid I noticed people tailgating us and asked my Dad if it was because they wanted to show us they were as fast as us since we were in a sports car. His guess was that since our car was pretty small and they could see around it they felt confident driving up closer. That being said it doesn't annoy or worry me any less. I've thought it would be cool to build a small remote controlled box under the car that could chuck small rocks out on demand from next to the wheels. Just tap a little button and pelt them with a few stones that just look like regular ones kicked up from the road and see if they back off.
  6. Mine used to sit dead center on the gauge and never move once it was warmed up. Then it started climbing to the edge of the M if I went over 65 on the highway. It could idle all day in traffic and stay at the center. Years ago a company truck where I worked would overheat only on the freeway. They decided it was a blown head gasket and bought a reman engine for it; while it was apart I convinced them they should get he radiator serviced. The guy at the radiator place said it had 2 tiny pinholes in it that once the heat and pressure started to climb would likely bleed off enough pressure to make it overheat like it was doing. But not leak enough to show. For my Z I got a pressure tester and I found I had a radiator hose that wasn't sealed perfectly. At full pressure only when I'd move the hose would it leak. I tightened all the hoses and now it climbs a bit above the middle on the freeway when it is 75 or hotter out but not as high and I have to get on it pretty good to get it to do that. I may still have a tiny leak somewhere but I'm not a huge fan of pressurizing the 45 year old heater core
  7. Picked up a new bushing from a different supplier, put it in the freezer for awhile and it went right in and is flush with the bottom of the taper. Thanks again to everyone for the responses.
  8. thanks for the replies. It doesn't seem bottomed out, but just won't budge past that point. I'll pick up another today make sure the bore is clean and try again.
  9. Does the pilot bushing go in until it is flush? Mine doesn't want to go past where it is in the picture
  10. When I pump it up to the 13 lbs pressure, how long should it take to bleed off if the system is good? Mine drops slow enough that you can't watch it drop but over a half hour or so it moves a few pounds.
  11. I once had a screw go in the bottom of the tire and out the sidewall, split the sidewall wide open. The tire fix in-a-can that I had did nothing to help that. Might have been a one in a million shot but I still like having a spare.
  12. I really want a spoiler on the front of my Z but it has been so long since I had anything on the front like my old Z that I know it would take way too long to adjust to stopping early at curbs and the one time I forget.......
  13. Finally a situation where I didn't throw out the old part when I tried the 'better' new one. I didn't realize the rubber ones weren't available anymore. I tried the poly bushing and although I loved the solid feel in corners they were to few on my commute to make it worth the harshness the rest of the time. Now that the commute is growing near 2 1/2 hours round trip and the roads are falling apart smoother is often better. I have an attic filling up with original and spare parts but 9 out of 10 times when I need the original again it was an item that I thought 'why would I need this someday' and threw out.
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