gnosez

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    '72 240Z(G) 3.2L

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  1. The indent also adds strength to the piece.
  2. Thanks. I was hoping it was an analog box and I could trade you for a new digital one I have.
  3. Is it an analog or digital MSD box (6AL)?
  4. I have one but need to verify if it is in working condition....
  5. Bad Dog Parts has been working on several new parts and before they are offered for sale, we need your help getting the fitment dialed in. For these parts we would ship a prototype to a willing Z owner who would trial fit it on their Z and report back to us any modifications or changes required to ensure they fit correctly. In return we would provide a free set for your efforts. Here is a list of our current prototypes: · 280ZX frame rails (coupe and 2+2) · 280Z frame rails for aftermarket floor pans · 280Z optional rear frame rails (for stock and aftermarket floors – similar in design to our optional 240 rears) Note: Pictures of these parts will be posted once the Design Patent application process has been completed. As our rails are made from 13-gauge steel we recommend folks who want a stock thickness rail to get them from Zeddfindings instead. Ours are made for those you have added more HP, torque or drive their cars hard. In addition to these we also have several other parts close to final production fitment in the next 30-45 days: · 7-gauge frame rail prototypes for S13 and S14 drift cars · 280Z seat brackets · Toyota Tacoma (Standard Cab) frame rails reinforcement pieces If you wish to assist us please send an email to: john@baddogparts.com Let us know the part(s) you can test fit and the year of your Z(s).
  6. I believe I have one. More on Tuesday when I get a chance to get back into the shop.
  7. Oil will find a way. Try PB Blaster
  8. Did you verify that the replacement cable moved freely before installing it? Was it longer than the original? Are there kinks or a sharp angle? I hang cable up and pour oil down the inside for a few days. Usually frees them right up.
  9. Some small observations regarding the 75 and 33 BSR cars. 1) very few sponsors 2) chrome front bumpers 3) the rear flares on the 33 (waiting for some more rubber) 4) how low the 510 sits 5) looks like the passenger side rocker has seen an obstacle
  10. The shop is closed today and I'm off making templates for 280Z seat brackets so I will post a picture of an honest to God OEM, never installed 280ZX frame rail next week.
  11. So I take it from all of your posts that none of you actually own a 280ZX. As to a product you could buy at Home Despot perhaps you should go to our website. We've been making frame rails for over 15 years for 240/260/280Zs along with 240 seat brackets, jack plates and sway bar plates. Besides the ZX rails we have seven more parts in various stages of development including rails for Tacoma standard cabs. Until we have final fitment issues completed and have obtained our Design Patents there will be no pictures available. We have already had three parts copied by another Z parts vendor and we don't intend on that happening again. We tried to make a serious offer of free ZX frame rails (a heck of lot more complex than the straight forward 240-280 rails) in exchange for help getting the fitment right. Perhaps we should have made the offer on another Z related website.
  12. Well, not quite the reply I was expecting as the interweb seems to provide an instant reply to the question of thickness for those who either remember this stuff or have a chart pinned to the garage wall. That said 13 = 0.072inches or 1.83mm Many of the body parts in our Zs are made from varying thickness and many are very thin. A bit unsettling when you doing 138mph up the hill at Watkins Glen and you remember your car's body overall thickness is no more than 1.5mm. I have fiberglass parts thicker than that. 16 gauge = 0.052/1.29 18 gauge = 0.040/1.02 20 gauge = 0.032/0.81
  13. Bad Dog Parts has gotten our hands on a set of 280 ZX2+2 NLA set of frame rails and we are in the process of making replacement rails that could be put over existing rails or as a complete replacement. A 2 + 2 ZX rail is only a few inches longer than ones for a coupe so we will be able to make coupe rails as well. Production rails will be made from 13 gauge steel while our prototypes will be made of 16 or 18 gauge to allow for easier trimming during rough fitment. If you are interested in helping us we would be happy to provide you with a free set of "production" rails. We ask that you test fit our prototype rails and report back to us any modifications or changes that would allow them to fit correctly. Note that like our 240 and 280 rails the ZX rails are made for owners who have added more HP, drive their cars hard like me, AX or race so if you are looking for a set of rails that are more stock like we always recommend Zeddfindings. Please PM me if interested. Thanks
  14. Notice the duct tape on the wheel weights in the first photo of the #85 race car.