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Zup last won the day on October 24 2018

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    Bentonville, AR.(not Arizona)
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    2- 240z'z (1970 and 1973)<br />
    1-300zxtt (1990)

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  1. Zup

    Internal rivets

    Not surprising they are still available---no telling how many hundreds of these are replaced each year from losing the little pins! They may get changed more frequently than oil in the motor! Seems I lose a few to the cracks and crevices every time I remove panels---I can hear them tinkle on their way down in there but can't reach them, so I use the pantyhose on the vacuum cleaner trick. It works!
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    73 holes in floors?

    @240260280z This photo of my 7/70 240z shows what appears to be the same "feature"? No idea of what would be the reason for it.
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    Engine compartment hoses

    Depends on what you want it to look like and to what extent you are replacing them. (IE: if you are deleting emissions and coolant lines to the carbs) If you are after the original style braided hose look there is really only 1 source. Be advised that going this route will cost you some greenbacks. You'll have to scroll through the pages to see all the items, as they are not all in one kit----although supposedly you can save a few dollars by ordering this "value kit": "https://jdm-car-parts.com/collections/hoses-pipes-valves-nissan-datsun-fairlady-240z-260z-280z-280zx/products/original-style-engine-bay-hose-set-for-datsun-240z https://jdm-car-parts.com/collections/hoses-pipes-valves-nissan-datsun-fairlady-240z-260z-280z-280zx Smooth rubber can be had, but you will have to get what you need from multiple other sources---such as Zcardepot that Zed Head posted above. MSA (Motorsports) is another. I don't know of anyone who sells all the hoses needed in one place.
  4. @wheee! Let me know if there is any way I can help you on your parts order. It isn't what I would call "fast" from the US to Canada but it might help.
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    @Rod's Garage A suggestion. Please turn up the resolution on your camera settings and post the photos as large as possible so that we can see more of the details in the images. There is a lot in there that can't be seen and appreciated when the photos are so small.
  6. Zup

    We're bringin' back the Flat Tops!

    Cry me a river would ya! @zKars @wheee! JK!
  7. Looks great Mario! Tell Mr. Vitorino he has done a fine job! Keep up the good work and thanks for the photos of your progress!
  8. Zup

    Z Restoration Specialist

    @nefiwashere Welcome! Nice car! Certainly should receive whatever it needs. You might contact: AwesomeZ in Houston The Bakke brothers. They are Z car restoration and modification specialists. 281-219-0015
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    Thank you @hiyabrad and Rod for giving us the unique opportunity to follow the restoration of this historic Z.
  10. Zup

    We're bringin' back the Flat Tops!

    The middle portion of the throttle rod bracket seems to disappear from the reflection of the blue paint----really threw me off for a second, as the end of the bracket appeared to be hovering in space! Shiny? I reckon!! Beautiful!
  11. As @Patcon suggested work on the adjusters and try to make sure they are retracted. Keep it up with the block of hardwood and big f'in hammer. They can be a bear to remove, but should eventually break free. I hope you don't damage the fins--the finned cast aluminum drums are another neat aspect of our Z's.
  12. Welcome @z8987 ! Tantalizing photo! Hopefully just the start of your Z story. If Carl steered you, you got sage advice regarding Z cars. A $3500.00 entry fee into this world is unheard of these days, so congratulations on your purchase. From the photo it looks to be a really nice start. Please post more. (your first project is to adjust the wipers to a proper park position---) Judging by what you have said, the Z may be among the best bucks you could spend to return to a remembered moment in your life. Again---Welcome---you've got a lot to enjoy ahead!
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    Door mirror ideas

    Damn talk about a good deal! Glad it all worked out Cliff---might cut into your nightlife budget a bit---but you'll still have the mirror years from now ---the headache and parched mouth from a big night out would only last a day or two at most.
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    restore plastic lense

    Great job on the rubber grannyknot!
  15. Zup

    Barn find 73 in North Alabama

    @jonathanrussell Excellent post on how to go forward from here. @outlawswine @siteunseen Thanks for the kind words. My 73 was in a very similar condition to yours when I started. Dings down both sides of the car, crappy Weber downdraft carbs, lots of non-original stuff and it barely ran at all. For sure follow @motorman7 He is restoring a 73 to original (better than) condition. His photo essay is definitive in proper restoration and is a true inspiration to anyone with a Z and a desire to make it better. While he is doing it "stock", many of his examples of work areas would apply to any basic refreshing. If you really want to go extreme you could revert to the "boat anchors" and join our small bunch of aficionados. (just kidding-----well---- sorta)

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