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Mat M

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About Mat M

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    Do it in a Z


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    Sierra Foothills outside of SACRAMENTO, CA
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    Commercial Construction Project Engineer

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    Series I 1971 240Z ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!

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  1. I'm glad it worked out for you, Rob, and saving a few bucks is a bonus!
  2. I'd always have the Firestone tire (Re: Ford exploders) debachle in the back of my mind. No thanks no matter what the service.
  3. Got me wondering, was there an end to this story?
  4. OK, at the risk of sounding like an arse, through the fuel tank. Have you searched? I got 19 threads searching the term "+sea +foam". Follow the directions on the can. I used 1/3 in the tank, 1/3 in the block, and the rest sucked through a vacuum line connected to the balance tube while holding the throttle at elevated RPMs.
  5. Please add mine... She's a daily unless it's raining, or I need my truck for work.
  6. I'll play. I WANT to install the balanced F54 block I have from jmortensen, and mate it to the p79 head freshly worked by the best L series head builder I know of....drum roll.... the one and only BRAAP! I also want to send away the carbs I have for the Z Therapy regimen. Someday I will yank the 5 spd out of the parts ZX and stick it in the 71... Reality: daughter #2 is due late March... Most likely won't have time/money/energy to do any of the above.
  7. About 6 months ago, for my car, I ordered these from here They are Moog, with 555 in the casting. These seem to do the trick! I didn't replace my steering knuckles, but they did also have a pair of outer tie rods that fit well. IIRC, they accept PayPal, as well. [edit] Crap. They're more now than when I bought them! [/edit]
  8. Well, I read the post by Tibz wrong, and looked up where I got my poly set from. These guys are really great to deal with. The Poly set was inexpensive enough that I bought the tie rod ends and lower ball joints as well. I suggest one purchases the poly master kit, then purchases the rubber T/C rod bushings from NAPA and swap the rear poly bushing with the rubber. The other pair one may save for a few years and swap them in for the deteriorated rubber when the elements and underhood temps begin to degrade the rubber. http://energysuspensionparts.com/products.asp?cat=Nissan+240Z+1971
  9. In my experience, if you make separate bins and try to keep like-parts together, it's a LOT easier than trying to just pick out parts one-at a time to photo/log/whatever.
  10. Interesting. Thank you boyblunda! I have 2 '71s, and neither of them have either of the wipers shown. Darned POs. I like the wire type.
  11. Can somone here please tell me which model years had these wipers? Thanks!
  12. I am under the opinion that EVERYONE that gets behind the wheel of an automobile, even a motorcycle, for that matter, should be given a MANDATORY physics class. I especially applaud the groups of firefighters that bring a smashed car and the Jaws-o-Life and give demonstrations on how they extract what used to be people.
  13. I was wondering abou the blue airboxes I have in storage as well. Thanks for clearing that up! [edit] Mine don't have that crazy hump in it like this one has, what's that from? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DATSUN-240Z-260Z-280Z-Dual-Carb-Air-Cleaner-Assembly_W0QQitemZ320306209081QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320306209081&_trkparms=72%3A727%7C39%3A1%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245
  14. ! *shaking my head* I wish I can be there... It's not for lack of planning on your part, Rob, but my good friend is having a "new deck" party for all us college guys, a kind of reunion for everyone. Bear Claws for everyone! Wait a minute....Is that a pic of a power steering unit on your Z? [edit] never mind, I read the image title... Sounded too good to be true. (looked too clean, as well!!)
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