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Jeff G 78 last won the day on June 30

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    '78 280Z owned since March 1990 - Bought in Atlanta<br /><br />
    '74.5 260Z endurance racer painted in the BRE livery

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  1. Glad to hear. Carl should be pretty safe then too. It looks like Naples and Ft. Myers got the worst of it.
  2. Not sure how interesting it is, but one of my old Z's was a '72 that I had to sell back in 2003 when I was moving. The new owner had it a few years and put a lot of money into it before he was forced by his wife to sell it. The next buyer got a job transfer to France and he took the Z with him to Paris. I lost track of him a while back, but it was cool to see my old Z with European plates in his yard. @Lazeum was a member here, but I'm not sure if he still has the car or is active on this site.
  3. Carl is in Clearwater, not too far North of where the eye came ashore. Hopefully all is well.
  4. I'd still install the RT to get rid of the useless leather strap. It will keep your OE mount from ripping.
  5. Did you replace the front diff mount? They are usually ripped. The RT mount along with a new OE mount makes a nice combo.
  6. Those inners look worse than the last three sets I've swapped out. Mine were all the original shapes, but just old looking.
  7. You are correct sir. The bushing tool (I won't call it a puller) was supposed to push on the outer shell, but the sleeves are so thin, that it proved hard to do with the socket I used as a pusher. The first side came out that way, but it slipped a bunch of times and I'd have to square it back up. For the next one, I tried a smaller socket that just pushed on the center sleeve. I thought it would tear the rubber, but instead, the bushings slid right out. Had I turned a press tool with non-radiused edges, it would be able to catch the thin outer shell better. Overall, I got the bushings out with no damage while still on the car and it took less than an hour for all four. My pics are on another computer, so I'll update the thread later with the pics.
  8. I made an attachment for my spindle pin puller to pull the outer bushings with the arms still on the car. Supporting the arms in a press is a tricky job and if not done properly, it's easy to bend the arms. Pulling them is much easier!
  9. The rear bushings aren't that bad other than the outers. You will need to get the old mustache bar bushings out. Fire is messy, but works. Good luck!
  10. I've never had a ZX, but wouldn't the bolt-on pulley be for power steering and the middle one be for A/C since the A/C sheave is the same for S30 and S130?
  11. Did you also replace the cold start injector? If not, that could be the source of the pressure loss.
  12. Same error here. Screen goes red and I get the Unknown Server Error. I took what others did on their pullers and tried to engineer a better version. I used 1" acme thread rod with a thrust bearing. I had an old corner module that looked like it came from the Titanic sitting in my garage for years and I finally tried my puller on it when I moved to AZ. I thought the pin must have been broken. It pulled it right out. I've had others that put up a fight, but still came out. I have tried heat in the past and it never helped with pin removal. I think quite a bit of the pin trouble is from galling at the wedge pin rather than simply corrosion between the pin and the knuckle. Heat won't fix a boogered pin.
  13. My home made puller has made even the stubborn ones pretty easy to pull. I've pulled quite a few with it and I've loaned it out for others to use. Someday, I will add a few minor upgrades to it, but it works well. I also made an accessory for it so it will pull out the outer bushings from the control arms. For some reason, I can't upload pics right now. I keep getting server errors.
  14. Once you guys figure all this out, let me know. Now that I live in AZ, I have to put A/C back in my '78. I have all the original parts and a few spare compressors, but I'm not sure if any of it is worth using. It was all removed over 30 years ago. Once the temps are lower in my garage, I plan to work on my Z again. This time of year, my garage never drops below 100F.
  15. Sounds like when I moved from MI to AZ last year. I had only a few weeks to get rid of 40 years of Z part hoarding. I basically gave away truckloads of stuff. What people didn't get before I left went into a dumpster. I looked at it as paying it forward. Hopefully, many of the parts will find their way onto other cars. The OP in this thread sounds like he or she is in a similar situation.
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