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About ajmcforester

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    71 (4/71) Orange, but Org. Safari Gold with American Racing Wheels. It was running restoration; I put the engine to sleep and started the tear down for restoration. She is to replace my totaled 72 (10/71). Restoring to Original condition, but adding a front spook BRE, and side strips like it was from the dealer, and restoring the nerf bars. Then adding a vintage supersprint exhaust,the JDM headlight covers that were given as a gift to the original owner (need new ones they were damaged and thrown out in 74), and the Amco steel door kickplates (I had these on my original Z and loved them).

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  1. ajmcforester

    240zrubberparts project car

    I dig the white, but safari gold is wait it's at. nice job on the door.
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    Kats do you think fostering would work. Their product was great look how long it lasted most of them I came across the motors still work with cleaning. Only parts that took heavy weather conditions didn't last. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    SU adjustments for L28

    I got a friend running stock SU on a 280 setup Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    Agreed, I didn't know it was that hard to get a glove box door. I have 6 and 4 are NOS. I can't tell you how many I left on junk cars. Also different process for the door. The only thing similar to the dash in the car is the interior door handle.
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    Help identify my car

    Good luck with her
  6. ajmcforester

    240zrubberparts project car

    No I just took it down very carefully
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    240zrubberparts project car

    I still have my plastic, you are very close. It followed the edge before the panel drops in and has about 3/8" overlap. On the top it came about 1/2" from the spot welds near the window. At the window crank the screws went went thru the plastic, and the hole around the crank was about 1/4" large diameter the the hole in the door panel. around the door handle was very rough. It looked like it went under the handle and was glued in the flat spot. It covered most of the space around the handle, the bottom of the plastic was glued below the handle and did not go around. The plastic is very clear and thin, It was hard to make a pattern in butcher paper.
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    FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    Right their with you JLPurcell. I'm wanting to buy but I'd like to see the texture myself before placing the order. maybe can show us next to the gauges I'd like to see how well the lines go around the gauges. Also are we getting replicated rivets for the VIN number, or does anyone know ware to get ones that match the original rivets.
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    For the mast, the tip and how the cord attaches on top are the only different things. The tip will fit the reproduction mast. The upper rubber and chrome cap seem hard to find in good condition. Beyond my discription I posted on replacing the cord and rebuilding the motor Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Gearing down with blue smoke and back firing

    From what you stated your burning oil and you are leaning out. Check for a gas smell from the oil cap and dip stick. If you smell gas you have some blow by and you might want to fix it. Old cars can burn oil for many reasons, the biggest problem would be the lean conditions. Also with the car running look for head, and exhaust leaks. Next Check your carbs are balanced and the valves are adjusted properly. Also pull the plugs and see if one or more look different than the others. You might not be lean overall and be lean on one cylinder. If that look a good try a leak down test. I can keep going but that is wait to start. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    Guys give them some time it is a lot of work to rebuild these dashes. I looked into it many years a go. I could not get the math to work and all the parts to lineup. Headless to say almost every 240 to 280Z would love a remanufactured dash. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Guys I have early microfiche for most of the Datsuns made in the 70s. If you need a clean copy to scan and digitize. Send me a message Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Dash cracks

    I'll take a look, but I don't know a video off hand Sent from my ASUS_Z016D using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Dash cracks

    the problem is when they made the dashes it was a presure vacume pull of the skin then the frame conected to the back of the the low presure mold stopped into place then the foam polymer was injected, then cooled. This dash was so complicated it's a hard for modern tech and materials to do it Sent from my ASUS_Z016D using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Dash cracks

    I got estimates on foam vynle molding from several shops and costs to make the molds needed to remold the dashes. I also calculated a lot of the ancillary costs of the process. I was around $35,000 for the molds, and about 2,000 per dash based on anticipated volume to receive. At that point I had about 80% of costs minus any other hidden costs. This did not include time to do this. The final cost I need to charge to make it all happen was close to $5,000 per dash to remold and with a 3 month turn around because I need a month for the work and 100 to do a reminding. To do it in less time the price was pushing into 5 digits. Sent from my ASUS_Z016D using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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